Back Pain And Sciatica Specialist

Advanced Pain Management Center

Pain Management Physician located in Stoneham, MA

Back pain and sciatica are both frustrating conditions that can make life difficult. Fortunately, there’s highly effective help available for all types of back pain, including sciatica, at Advanced Pain Management Center in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Dr. Anil Kumar is an interventional pain management specialist who has the expertise and skills needed to help any patient recover from persistent back pain. There’s no reason to live in pain any longer. Pain management is within your reach at Advanced Pain Management Center.

Back Pain and Sciatica Q & A

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Why Does Back Pain Happen?

Back pain can occur for many different reasons, and it's one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical assistance today. It's often caused by:

  • Irritated nerves - including sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Strained muscles around the spinal cord
  • Disc injury
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poor posture

No matter what caused your back pain, it's important that you recognize that the problem is serious and you seek help as soon as possible. Back pain often becomes a chronic condition if it's not treated early. Advanced Pain Management Center has the tools to help you avoid further injury and avoid pain now and in the future.

What Are the Options for Back Pain Treatment?

Thanks to advanced research and scientific advances, there is now a wide range of highly effective treatments for back pain. Some of the treatment options offered at Advanced Pain Management Center include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medications, including anti-inflammatories and narcotics
  • Steroid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Radiofrequency rhizotomy

Other treatment options are also available as needed. Some patients respond best to a combination of therapy types.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica results from irritation of the nerve roots connected to the sciatic nerve. Because the sciatic nerve is the biggest of the body's nerves, it has a major impact on back pain, leg pain, and even heel pain in many cases. This nerve starts around the base of the spine, in the lower back. It ends at the bottom of the foot, at the heel. Some of the symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Pain in the lower back, buttocks, leg, or even heel
  • Tingling in the lower back, buttocks, or leg, or heel
  • Numbness in the lower back, buttocks, or leg, or heel

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is generally caused by an underlying condition such as spinal stenosis, a herniated disc, a pinched nerve, or arthritis.

What is the Treatment for Sciatica?

Sciatica is treated by first diagnosing what caused it. Once the underlying condition is found, treatment often involves options like NSAID medications, steroid injections, and physical therapy. Patients don't have to live with sciatica or any other type of back pain any longer.

Accepted Insurance Providers

Advanced Pain Management Center works with a variety of major insurance companies. If you don't see your insurance provider on this list, call our office and one of our knowledgable staff members will be happy to assist.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Tufts Health Plan
United Healthcare