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Back Pain Specialist

Valley Medical and Wellness

Chronic Pain Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Woodbury & Rochester, MN

Persistent back pain interferes with the lives of as many as 16 million people in the United States. At Valley Medical and Wellness, with offices in Burnsville, Minneapolis, and Woodbury, Minnesota, our pain management specialists offer comprehensive therapies to relieve chronic back pain and improve your mobility. If persistent back pain is limiting what you can do, schedule an evaluation by calling the Valley Medical and Wellness office nearest you today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain can be the result of an injury to any of the structures in your back, such as muscles and ligaments, or it can develop due to degenerative changes in your spine. Some of the most common causes of persistent back pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoporosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal deformities
  • Nerve compression
  • Degenerative disc disease

You may also experience pain from cancer that originates or radiates into your back.

Whether it’s from trauma or disease, back pain can become chronic and ultimately affect your mobility and quality of life.

When you can no longer find relief of persistent back pain with over-the-counter medications and home care, the team at Valley Medical and Wellness can discuss options available to manage chronic back pain.

What can I expect during a consultation for back pain?

During your initial evaluation, the Valley Medical and Wellness team takes time to review your personal and family medical history and discuss the location and severity of your pain.

To confirm the source of your chronic back pain, your provider may recommend imaging tests, like X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and perform a thorough physical exam.

Based on your diagnosis and the frequency of your pain, your Valley Medical and Wellness provider customizes a treatment plan.

 What treatments are available for back pain?

The team at Valley Medical and Wellness specializes in treating all types of back pain, including pain that results from cancer. For cancer-related pain, your provider can recommend a comprehensive cancer pain management plan that involves medications and lifestyle changes to increase your comfort.

For herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and other spinal conditions, your Valley Medical and Wellness provider can combine oral or topical medications with other therapies to minimize your pain and promote healing in your spine. These therapies may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)

Biopuncture is another type of therapy that involves injections of homeopathic substances from minerals and plants that have known healing qualities. The physicians at Valley Medical and Wellness use fine needles to inject the substances at the pain site or in specific acupuncture points.

Your Valley Medical and Wellness provider continues to monitor the benefits of your treatment to ensure that you remain pain-free, and your condition doesn’t limit your mobility.

There’s no reason to suffer from chronic back pain. Schedule a consultation by phone today to learn more about back pain treatments available at Valley Medical and Wellness.

Fax Number: 612-444-9000