Back pain is often caused by bad posture. Certain medical conditions may also lead to this problem. At Terrapin Care Center, we offer innovative spinal therapy services to help relieve your discomfort. In today’s post, your back pain specialist explains how each one works.
Spinal or Facet Blocks
A spinal block involves introducing a local anesthetic agent in your vertebrae’s subarachnoid space with a fine needle. Facet joints play an important role in maintaining your flexibility. They allow you to bend and twist without causing too much friction. A facet block requires injecting a local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication in your spine’s facet joints to relieve any back or neck pain you’re feeling.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
If you’ve had a failed back surgery, your back pain doctor may recommend spinal cord stimulation. This involves implanting a small device in your spine that sends mild electrical pulses to your brain, interrupting the pain transmission cycle. This can help relieve discomfort from sciatica, lumbar radiculitis and other spinal problems.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
RFA uses radio waves to produce an electrical current that heats up affected nerve tissues. It decreases pain signals in the specific area, resulting in improved back comfort. We recommend this method to people with chronic neck and lower back pain or to relieve joint pain caused by arthritis.
Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care
Your back pain rehab clinic provides comprehensive chiropractic care for the alleviation of neck and back discomfort. We have many years’ worth of knowledge and skills in using biophysics to perform advanced spinal correction. Our massage therapy is part of our natural relief services. It’s a traditional way to reduce your back pain, enhancing your overall health and comfort.
For more information about our spinal therapy services, call us at (301) 220-1930. You may also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Silver Spring, Greenbelt and the surrounding areas in Maryland.