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Upper & Lower Back Pain Treatment in West Palm Beach, FL

Upper and lower back pain is caused by accidents, overuse, trauma, strains and other situations. Charles S. Theofilos, MD, is a world-class neurosurgeon offering state-of-the-art upper and lower back pain treatment for patients from West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens and countries around the world.

What is Upper and Lower Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the most common neurological disorders treated by Dr. Theofilos. The discs and nerves of the upper and lower back are susceptible to injury, strain, medical conditions and overuse. The Spine Center specializes in treatment for chronic (long-term) and acute cases. The symptoms of a neurological back condition may include dull aches, sharp pains when moving or consistent stabbing pain that does not resolve.

As a well-respected spine surgeon, Dr. Theofilos is known for providing exceptional care to patients of all ages. The goal of upper and lower back pain treatment is to improve mobility, reduce the likelihood of re-injury and improve anatomical function.


What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Pain in the lumbar region of the spine may be caused by structural or soft tissue injuries. A person may have a compressed nerve, damaged disc or slipped disc.

Sciatica is a common issue that affects a person’s lower back and legs. The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body and prone to impingement. The nerve travels through the pelvic bone and down the leg. Symptoms may radiate into the buttock, leg and foot, and the pain can be debilitating. People with the condition may have difficulty standing, sitting and laying down.

What Causes Upper Back Pain?

Joint issues are the most common reason people develop pain in the thoracic region of your spine. The muscles of the upper back may also be involved in your condition. Improper weight lifting techniques, trauma, poor posture and overuse are common reasons for upper back problems and pain.

What Causes Middle Back Pain?

You can develop acute or chronic problems in the middle back area just below your shoulder blades. The disc tissue between the vertebrae can be injured or torn, allowing disc material to leak out and place pressure on the nerves. A fractured vertebra can also cause issues with the surrounding nerves and tissues. Degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis, may also cause issues in the middle back region.

How is Nerve Pain in the Back Treated?

Dr. Theofilos may begin treatment with injections to alleviate your symptoms. If this approach does not work, he may recommend advanced treatments.

What Happens During a Consultation for Upper & Lower Back Pain Treatment?

After meeting with our medical assistant and physician assistant, Dr. Theofilos performs a comprehensive physical examination. He may recommend diagnostic testing at our facility. Once he has diagnosed your condition, he will recommend treatment for your upper and lower back pain. Your consultation will take one to three hours. The Spine Center works with several insurance carriers that have us in their networks. We also offer financing through LendingUSA®.

Upper and lower back pain affects your ability to participate in sports and perform daily tasks. World-renowned neurosurgeon and founder of The Spine Center, Charles S. Theofilos, MD, offers upper and lower back pain treatment for patients in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, south Florida and countries around the world. Contact us today to learn about the concierge services at our practice and schedule a consultation with Dr. Theofilos.