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When back pain is severe or doesn't improve in a few days, getting the right treatment could relieve your symptoms and help you avoid chronic disability. If you need help with back pain, interventional pain management specialists of Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center can help. At their Midlothian, Virginia, and Richmond, Virginia, locations, Dr. Nazmi and his colleagues offer expert treatments, including epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency rhizotomy, and spinal cord stimulation, that can address even the most stubborn causes of back pain. Call to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

What are the causes of back pain?

Acute injuries

Acute injuries are typically muscle or connective tissue sprains and strains that occur when playing sports or working, or as a result of a fall or auto accident. Other serious injuries include fractures of the vertebrae in your spine, spinal displacement, and disc damage.

Degenerative conditions

Degenerative conditions are due to the effects of aging and usage over the years. Common examples include:

  • Facet joint arthritis

  • Bone spurs

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Disc herniation

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Osteoporosis

These conditions are the most likely cause of chronic back pain.

Congenital disorders

Some people are born with abnormalities in their spinal structure that cause back pain. Scoliosis, in which your spine curves to the left or right instead of following a vertical path, is one of the most common examples.

How is back pain treated?

Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center specializes in treating back pain. Your treatment plan is likely to focus on conservative approaches in the early stages, which could include a range of physical therapies and medications alongside activity modification.

There are also many ways in which you can help your back to heal and prevent further damage. Losing weight and getting regular exercise are two of the most effective actions you can take, alongside posture improvement, stress management, and learning how to protect your back.

What can I do if my treatment plan isn't working?

Conservative treatments are successful for most patients, but if your back pain isn't improving or is worsening, you might need to consider other options.

The next step at Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center is typically spinal injections containing steroid medication and local anesthetic. These injections go into the epidural space around your spinal canal or specific parts of the spine, such as the facet joints.

Other potential treatments for the most persistent cases of back pain include:

  • Radiofrequency rhizotomy

  • Spinal cord stimulation

  • Kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures

If back pain is affecting your ability to work or enjoy your leisure time, contact Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center for expert help. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

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OUR SERVICES
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Epidural Steroid Injections

involves injecting a local anesthetic and a steroid medication directly into the epidural space that surrounds the spinal cord and nerve roots.

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Kyphoplasty

a minimally invasive treatment that can repair spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesions.

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Facet Joint Injections

may be done to help diagnose the facet joints as the source of the patient's pain, as well as to provide pain relief.

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Joint Injections

a joint injection is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and occasionally osteoarthritis.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation

is used to replace pain with a different feeling. Some people describe this feeling as a gentle massaging sensation or, in some cases, simply absence of pain.

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Radiofrequency Ablation

a medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from medium frequency alternating current.

Accepted Insurances

We accept nearly all major insurance plans and Worker's Compensation cases.

For questions regarding your specific coverage, please contact the office.

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OUR LOCATIONS

14404 Sommerville Ct., Midlothian, VA 23113

PHONE : 804-378-1800FAX : 804-378-5400

7329 Boulder View Lane
Richmond, VA 23225

PHONE : 804-378-1800FAX : 804-378-5400

7489 Right Flank Road, Suite 310
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

PHONE : 804-378-2266FAX : 804-534-7884

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed