Internationally respected neurosurgeon and founder of The Spine Center, Charles S. Theofilos, is recognized by his patients and peers for providing state-of-the-art cervical and spinal treatments. His approach to spine health involves a combination of prevention and innovative surgical, minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments. As a leading spine surgeon, Dr. Theofilos has an exceptional reputation in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens, in South Florida and internationally.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints among adults and some studies have shown that almost 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their life. Most cases of back pain are caused by overuse or a muscle strain and the good news is that most cases of back pain will subside on their own after rest and temporary activity modification.
When back pain does not subside for weeks and interferes with daily activities, it is then known as chronic back pain. This is when you should seek the expertise of one of Dr. Charles Theofilos to determine the underlying cause of chronic back pain. Also, it is important to make an appointment if you begin to experience pain, numbness or tingling in the buttocks, legs or feet as this may be a sign of a more serious condition.
Chronic back pain can be the result of damage to the spinal discs or the vertebrae. Proper examination and testing from a Board Certified Neurosurgeon is the most effective way to determine what is causing the pain.
Common causes of chronic back can be the result of underlying conditions including:
- Herniated, bulging or slipped spinal discs
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Spinal bone spurs
- Spinal arthritis
- A pinched nerve in the lumbar spine
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Facet Joint Disease
- Spinal fractures
At The Spine Center, Board Certified Neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Thofilos has helped thousands of patients with chronic back pain return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
How is Back Pain Treated at The Spine Center?
At The Spine Center, we offer the latest in non-surgical as well as minimally invasive treatment options for chronic back pain, including:
- Physical Therapy
- Interventional Pain Management
- Injection Therapy
- Laser therapy for pain relief
- SpinePack Supplements
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
In most cases, we begin with the most conservative treatment options and only recommend surgery if back pain does not respond to these conservative treatments.
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*Disclaimer: Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the compliance with the aftercare program. The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.