Dr. Kim, NeuPath Centre for Pain & Spine Medical Director, on Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. Back pain is extremely common and the difference between regular back pain and chronic back pain is the frequency of occurrence. At NeuPath, our goal is to provide a comprehensive Chronic Back Pain assessment and a whole-patient focused treatment plan.
I’ve treated Chronic Back Pain for many years at NeuPath and many of my patients benefit from a treatment plan that includes the following interventions:
- Stress the role of exercise, focussing on mobility and core strengthening and correcting maladaptive posture
- Use of anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and analgesic medications for overall pain control and functional improvement
- Injection-based treatments with local anesthetics targeting nerves, muscular structures and joints
- Epidural injections to alleviate sciatica associated with back pain
Patient outcomes will vary based on the individual but the best outcomes happen when the individual also addresses psychological factors, diet, and activity. At NeuPath, we work closely with our allied health partners to help our patients in their physical treatment plan.