Back Pain Specialist

Premier Pain Solutions

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Interventional Pain Center located in Asheville, NC & Columbus, NC

Chronic back pain can feel like constant crashing waves, dragging you down again and again. If you’ve tried to live with the pain, and your current pain relief plan just doesn’t help much, back pain management at Premier Pain Solutions can help. Caring specialists Javid Baksh, DO, and Christopher Mallard, MD, offer comprehensive back pain management to treat your pain while making your life better. There are offices in Asheville, Columbus, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, North Carolina; and Easley and Greenwood, South Carolina, so click the online appointment maker or call the office nearest you now.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Some of the most common causes of back pain are:

  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer pain
  • Osteoporosis

Another cause of back pain is failed spine surgery, pain that lingers after a surgical procedure that was intended to relieve that pain. 

Some back pain is acute, or short-term. Acute back pain usually goes away in a short time as your body heals. However, chronic back pain lasts for more than three months. 

When might I need back pain management?

If back pain interrupts your normal activities at home, work, and in other places, effective back pain management can get you back to the things you're missing. For severe back pain that doesn't improve with your current treatment approach, back pain management offers a more customized and targeted way to deal with your pain. 

Many people come to Premier Pain Solutions for back pain management because their current treatment doesn't work, or it doesn't work as well as before. For example, you may take narcotic medication for back pain. Narcotic medications may manage your pain well at first — but over time your tolerance increases and you need more and more of the medication. 

Heavy narcotic use can bring on serious side effects, as well as drug dependency. Ultimately, pain-killing medications treat only the symptom of pain. They don't stop the pain trigger. 

What does back pain management involve?

At Premier Pain Solutions, back pain management includes a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment plan. The interventional pain management physicians work with other medical experts, including physical medicine doctors, orthopedic surgeons, and psychologists, to create a multipronged pain relief plan.

Your treatment commonly includes physical medicine, lifestyle modifications, weight loss, medication management, and other conservative care. Along with those conservative treatments, you may also need injections or minimally invasive procedures, such as:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Kyphoplasty
  • PRIALT® therapy
  • CornerLoc™ procedure
  • Vertiflex Superion® procedure
  • Racz caudal epidurolysis
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation 

These are only some of the many back pain solutions available at Premier Pain Solutions. The specialists explain all of your treatment options and then help you through every step of the back pain management program.

Back pain management can restore your function so you can live a long life free from debilitating pain. Call the Premier Pain Solutions office nearest you or schedule online now.