Spine Treatment Specialist

Premier Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgery located in Dearborn, MI & Canton, MI

Chronic spine pain can lessen your quality of life and ultimately lead to disability. At Premier Orthopedics, with offices in Canton and Dearborn, Michigan, orthopedic surgeons, Alaa Mansour, DPM, and Jiab Suleiman, DO, offer nonsurgical solutions to ease persistent spine pain. They customize a treatment plan for epidural injections to help you maintain your range of motion and ability to stay active. Learn more about your options for spine treatments by calling the Premier Orthopedics office nearest you or by booking a consultation online today.

Spine Treatment Q&A

What causes spine pain?

Spine-related injuries or diseases can lead to chronic pain in your upper, middle, or lower back. There are several reasons why you may develop persistent spine pain, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease

For some, spine pain can start out as acute, affecting you occasionally after strenuous physical activity. As your condition worsens, pain can become chronic and may interfere with your ability to stay active.

When should I seek medical attention for spine pain?

When you can no longer work or exercise without persistent pain, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the orthopedic specialists at Premier Orthopedics as soon as possible.

You should also seek medical assistance if you experience other symptoms in addition to your pain, such as:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling sensations
  • Weakness in the arms or legs
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

These symptoms can indicate a more serious spine condition that needs prompt treatment to prevent permanent nerve damage and other complications.

How is spine pain treated?

The orthopedic specialists at Premier Orthopedics focus on relieving your pain through non-surgical therapies, so you can stay physically active. Depending on the severity of your pain and the type of condition you have, your provider may recommend an epidural steroid injection.

This minimally invasive treatment involves injections of an epidural medication to disrupt pain signals in your spine and prevent them from traveling to your brain. The steroid component of the injection relieves inflammation that enlarges tissues and causes them to press on nearby nerves.

The Premier Orthopedics team inject the medications into the epidural space of your spine during an in-office procedure. They carefully monitor how well it relieves your pain immediately after the injection and in the weeks after your treatment.

Your provider can recommend additional injections scheduled several weeks apart to keep you pain-free and enjoying a high quality of life. You can also participate in physical therapy services on-site at Premier Orthopedics to build and strengthen the muscles that support your spine.

If you need help managing chronic spine pain, call the Premier Orthopedics office nearest you to learn more about available spine treatments or schedule an evaluation online today.