Back Pain Specialist

Integrity Pain Consultants

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine located in Nashville, Hendersonville, Hermitage, & Cookeville, TN

The interventional pain management specialists at Integrity Pain Consultants are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating chronic back pain. At their five offices in Nashville, Hendersonville, Cookeville, and Hermitage, Tennessee, board-certified physician Kenneth Homolya, MD uses innovative treatments like stem cell therapy and spinal cord stimulation to relieve your back pain and restore your overall mobility. The medical team works closely with you to tailor a pain management plan to your individual needs. To find long-lasting relief from chronic back pain, schedule a consultation at the office nearest you online or by phone today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain can be the result of an injury or from an underlying degenerative condition. Acute back pain often develops due to muscle strains or sprains, while chronic back pain occurs due to conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Joint disorders
  • Nerve compression
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

You may also have chronic lower back pain from spondylolisthesis, a spine condition that causes the vertebrae in your lower spine to slip forward over the bone beneath it.

If you’ve had back surgery that failed, you may develop chronic pain that continues to worsen over time.

How is back pain diagnosed?

Because there are so many causes of chronic back pain, Integrity Pain Consultants offers the latest diagnostic technologies on-site to uncover the root cause of your pain.

During your initial evaluation, your Integrity Pain Consultants provider reviews your medical history, lifestyle, and overall health. As part of a physical exam, your provider checks your spine for swelling and other abnormalities and may ask you to move in certain ways to assess your range of motion.

To get a closer look at your inner spinal structures, your provider at Integrity Pain Consultants may order X-rays or other imaging tests. Tests can determine if the pain is the result of nerve compression, joint degeneration, or other condition.

You may also need a lumbar discography, a diagnostic procedure that involves injecting anesthetic medications into certain areas of your spine to pinpoint the origin of pain.

What treatments are available for back pain?

The interventional pain experts at Integrity Pain Consultants offer a wide range of nonsurgical treatments to provide you with long-lasting pain relief and prevent worsening of your condition.

In addition to working with you on lifestyle changes and a healthy diet to support good spine health, Integrity Pain Consultants may recommend treatments like:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

If these minimally invasive treatments aren’t enough to ease your pain and improve mobility, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive surgical procedure to place a spinal cord stimulator. This device allows you to control your pain by delivering low currents of energy to disrupt pain signals from traveling between your nerves and your brain.

Integrity Pain Consultants also offers radiofrequency ablation, a procedure that uses heat energy to create scar tissue on painful nerves, which blocks pain signals.

If your quality of life suffers due to chronic back pain, schedule a diagnostic consultation by calling the Integrity Pain Consultants office nearest you or request an appointment online today.