Back Pain Specialist

Pain Management Specialists -  - Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician

Pain Management Specialists

Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physicians located in Rockville, MD & Frederick, MD

When persistent back pain makes every day a challenge, board-certified interventional pain management physicians Stuart Hough, MD, and Ramani Peruvemba, MD, at Pain Management Specialists can help. They provide a range of therapies at their Rockville and Frederick, Maryland, locations that aim to deliver high-value treatment for back pain by replacing costly, unnecessary, and dangerous treatments with personal care and attention, compassion, and expertise. Find out about advanced nonsurgical options like epidural injections and neuromodulation by calling Pain Management Specialists today, or book an appointment online.

Back Pain

What might be causing my back pain?

Poor posture, stress, or an injury to your spine or the surrounding tissues are the most common causes of back pain. Damage may result from an acute injury, develop from overuse and the effects of wear-and-tear throughout your lifetime, or be the consequence of surgery.

The conditions the team sees most often at Pain Management Specialists include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome

The Pain Management Specialists team has decades of experience in diagnosing and treating back pain.

What treatment might I need for back pain?

There are many and varying treatments available for back pain. Some of the most effective are the least invasive — physical therapy, for example, forms the basis of most rehabilitation programs.

Pain Management Specialists works closely with selected physical therapists and chiropractors who use exercise-based approaches to relieve pain and restore physical function.

Medication can sometimes be helpful for back pain. The team keeps the use of drugs like opioids to a minimum, in line with CDC guidelines, but other types of medication may help treat acute back pain. 

One of the treatments the team performs most commonly is epidural injections. Cortisone on its own or in combination with a local anesthetic can relieve many persistent cases of back pain for weeks or even months. 

Injections take just a few minutes, with accuracy assured by the use of fluoroscopy (moving X-ray) technology.

What can I do if my back pain won't go away?

If you've been following a conservative treatment program but are still experiencing significant back pain, there are several advanced options available at Pain Management Specialists:

Radiofrequency ablation

This minimally invasive procedure uses radio wave energy to interrupt the nerves in your spine that are carrying pain messages to your brain. The effects of radiofrequency ablation last for 6-12 months.

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is an implantable technology that uses electrical pulses to disrupt pain signals. This is a type of treatment known as neuromodulation and is a specialty at Pain Management Specialists.

The practice pioneered the use of two of the latest developments in neuromodulation — the Nevro® Senza™ HF10® high-frequency spinal cord stimulator, and the Abbott Proclaim Dorsal Root Ganglion stimulation system.

Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD®)

Vertos Medical's MILD procedure is a nonsurgical way of relieving pain from lumbar spinal stenosis.

Pain Management Specialists excels in using the latest technology to treat back pain, but they believe that when treating back pain, less is often more. Unlike many others in the field, their philosophy is that treatment should serve the needs and goals of the patient, not their bottom line.

For effective relief of your back pain, call Pain Management Specialists today or book an appointment online.