Back pain is one of the most common pain-related conditions, with over 80% of American adults suffering from back pain to some degree. If you need help finding effective relief for back pain, Bart Gatz, MD, and the team at American Interventional Pain Institute in Greenacres, Florida, can help. Dr. Gatz is a distinguished pain medicine specialist providing outstanding services for patients who are experiencing back pain. Request a consultation online or by phone today to learn more.
Back pain can arise for a number of reasons due to the complex interaction of the ligaments, bones, and muscles in and around the spine. Back pain that remains consistent for longer than three weeks is considered chronic, while acute back pain usually lasts for less than that. However, without the correct treatment, acute back pain may turn into a chronic problem.
There are several pre-existing conditions that can contribute to back pain, including:
Chronic lower back pain may also be due to conditions affecting your spine, such as degenerative disc disease and other disc problems, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.
Many common causes of back pain are functional issues, such as poor posture, overstretching or overexercising, and trauma from accidents or post-surgical pain. Regardless of what’s causing your back pain, the team at American Interventional Pain Institute can help.
Common symptoms of back pain include:
If your back pain is severe and isn’t relieved by over-the-counter pain medication, you should contact the American Interventional Pain Institute. You should also call for advice if you feel feverish or have chills and cold sweats, numbness or pain in your genitals, buttocks, or thighs, pain on the back of your knees, or swelling anywhere on your back.
Treatments for back pain may vary according to the location and cause of the problem. At American Interventional Pain Institute, the team combines conventional approaches with selected complementary therapies and use only up-to-date scientific knowledge to provide the most effective treatments for lower back pain.
Treatments that may be part of your personalized care plan include:
Treatment focuses on addressing the cause of your lower back pain to provide you with long-term relief without needing to use potentially addictive drugs or resort to unnecessary surgery.
If you have lower back pain, get the treatment that works by calling American Interventional Pain Institute or booking an appointment online today.
Meet The Doctor
Pain Management Specialist
Dr. Gatz has been practicing Pain Medicine for nearly 2 decades. He began his medical education by earning his Bachelors in Arts from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in1993.
After completing his internship at Creighton University Medical Center, in 1994, Dr. Gatz completed his Anesthesiology residency at Kansas University Medical Center and his Anesthesiology and Pain Management fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, in 1998.
Why Choose Our Clinic
The American Interventional Pain Institute uses a patient centered approach to develop an appropriate treatment plan to help each patient overcome their pain.