Lower back pain is a common problem for a growing number of Americans. According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as four out of five people will experience some form of lower back pain at some point.
While many cases of back pain resolve on their own with rest and conservative treatment, millions of Americans are living with moderate to severe chronic back pain that can be debilitating and affect everything from the ability to exercise and be physically active to workplace disability.
Managing lower back pain can be challenging, but you don’t have to accept pain as a normal part of life, regardless of your age, health, or activity levels.
At Republic Spine and Pain, our team of pain management doctors and specialists offer a range of customized pain management plans and treatment options from two convenient locations in Austin and Georgetown, Texas.
Lower back pain is complex and can be challenging to treat depending on factors like the cause, severity, and duration of your pain and whether you have underlying health conditions or injuries that contribute to or make your pain more difficult to treat.
While many instances of lower back pain can be treated conservatively with rest, medication, and non-invasive treatments like physical therapy, they can be insufficient or lose effectiveness over time. Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive back pain treatment designed to help ease your symptoms by moderating the pain signals between the brain and target nerves.
The procedure consists of targeted radio waves that emit heat to treat the nerves, so you don’t have to worry about incisions or any of the side effects and potential complications and healing period associated with traditional back surgery. Similar to other non-surgical back pain treatments like nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation may provide long-term relief for chronic back pain.
Pain affects everyone differently, which is why our team of pain specialists evaluates and treats everyone on a case-by-case basis. The first step is to schedule a consultation to assess your pain and the underlying cause(s), as well as your current or previous treatment plan.
Our team will recommend the best treatment for your back pain, which may include comprehensive treatment with radiofrequency ablation or nerve blocks as well as lifestyle modifications and more conservative treatments like physical therapy.
Whether your back pain is new or you’ve been dealing with pain for years, there are several options available to help you get your health back on track. Contrary to popular misconceptions, pain is not a normal part of life or the aging process and should never be ignored.
For more information about radiofrequency ablation and other lower back pain treatments, contact Republic Spine and Pain today to schedule an appointment at our Austin or Georgetown, Texas office.