Back Pain

Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons located in Citrus Park, Tampa, Crystal River, Dade City and Spring Hill, FL

Back Pain

You can get long-term relief from your back pain when you have the right plan. M. Nicholas Perenich, DO, and his expert team of orthopedic spine surgeons at the Spine Institute of Florida offer an array of treatments for back pain, from conservative care to complex surgeries. The practice, formerly called Tampa Back Institute, has offices in Tampa, Crystal River, Dade City, and Spring Hill, Florida. Call the office closest to you today or book an appointment online to get comprehensive back pain care.

Back Pain Q&A

Why do I have back pain?

You can suffer from back pain for any number of reasons. Sometimes, the pain is felt after an auto accident or a high-impact fall while playing sports. You can also develop back pain from age-related degenerative changes to the spine or an underlying medical condition.

The common causes of back pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Disc herniation
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis (shifting of the vertebral bones)
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing in the spinal canal)
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Scoliosis (unnatural curvature of the spine)
  • Spinal kyphosis (spinal deformity)
  • Sciatica (nerve pain)

Back pain can be anything from a mild muscle ache to a sharp shooting pain that travels into the arms or legs. Which pain you feel could help determine the cause.

When should I see an orthopedic spine surgeon for back pain?

The Spine Institute of Florida team recommends scheduling a consultation if your back pain is severe, chronic (long-term), or affects your quality of life. They’re leaders in the industry, offering a wide range of treatments for back pain to provide long-term relief.

The team also specializes in revising failed spine surgery to relieve the pain the initial surgery was intended to do.

They complete thorough evaluations to find the root cause of your discomfort when you come in with back pain. They ask detailed questions about your symptoms, when the pain started, and activities that make it worse.

Your provider completes a physical exam and orders imaging tests to better understand the source of your back pain.

How is back pain treated?

Which treatment is used to improve your back pain will depend on several things, including what’s causing it and how severe it is, as well as your medical history. The Spine Institute of Florida offers several conservative treatments, including back braces, medication, and spinal injections.

When conservative treatments fail to ease your back pain, they’ll suggest surgery. The experienced team uses the most advanced minimally invasive and complex surgical procedures to relieve back pain.

The spine surgeries they perform include:

  • Disc replacement
  • Spinal fusion
  • Foraminotomy (enlarging space around a nerve)
  • Kyphoplasty (restoring vertebral height and strength following a fracture)
  • Endoscopic foraminotomy with neurotomy
  • Radiofrequency ablation (heating and destroying the nerve causing the pain)

The team takes the time to understand your concerns and goals and creates treatment plans that provide the best outcomes.

Call Spine Institute of Florida today or book your back pain consultation online.