Back Pain

Chad Stephens, DO -  - Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Physician

Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine

Chad Stephens, DO

Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Physician located in Southlake, TX

According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Severe back pain makes it a challenge to go to work, get out of bed, or perform your favorite activities. At Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine in Southlake and Fort Worth, Texas, Chad Stephens, DO, treats lumbar radiculopathy, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis through minimally invasive techniques. To ease back pain and get back to living your life to the fullest, call the office today.

Back Pain Q & A

How does back pain originate?

Back pain can cause your quality of life to diminish, but proper body movements and treatment can heal your back to full function. Symptoms of back pain include:

  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pain radiating down your leg
  • Pain that worsens with standing or walking
  • Pain that only improves by reclining

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, visit Dr. Stephens for accurate diagnosis and customized effective treatment. The earlier the root cause of your back pain is diagnosed, the easier it is to eliminate the pain.

What are some causes of back pain?

Back pain can occur suddenly, or it can gradually build up in intensity. Arthritis can cause the spaces within your spine to narrow, putting pressure on the nerves throughout the spine.

Back pain can also stem from degenerative disc disease, in which the discs in your spine show signs of normal wear and tear. Lumbar radiculopathy, commonly known as sciatica, can cause pain, numbness, or weakness traveling down your lower back and into your legs.

How can back pain be treated?

Dr. Stephens develops treatment plans by combining minimally invasive pain management procedures with spinal manipulation, physical therapy, and continued education on the patient’s condition. It’s important for you to be truly educated in the process of reducing or eliminating your back pain so you can adjust your lifestyle accordingly.

One nonsurgical treatment option Dr. Stephens offers is disc biacuplasty. It’s specially designed to reduce chronic back pain caused by intervertebral discs. With this procedure, he applies heat to affected discs, blocking the nerves from sending pain signals.

Dr. Stephens also offers a cutting-edge minimally invasive procedure for spinal stenosis called Vertiflex Superion. This procedure helps provide permanent relief from spinal stenosis pain, and patients can be discharged the same day for a faster recovery.  

If you’re experiencing back pain, call the Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine office today.