Discogenic Pain Treatment in San Leandro
The spinal discs are susceptible to damage that can result in neck or back pain. Nerves throughout the spine are only millimeters from spinal discs, and if they are damaged, they can irritate the nerves and cause pain. When spinal discs cause pain without a specific condition such as bulging or herniation, it is referred to as discogenic pain. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we can provide discogenic pain treatment in San Leandro, CA.
Stress on the spinal discs can cause damage and result in general discogenic back or neck pain. Unlike other disc damage that can be caused by exertion, discogenic pain is more common in those with a sedentary lifestyle. Individuals who are overweight, smoke or lack exercise are at higher risk for discogenic pain. However, anyone can suffer from this type of general neck or back pain, which can impact mobility, sleep and overall wellness.
Discogenic pain conditions are diagnosed by process of elimination. First, our spine physicians will use advanced imaging and other diagnostic tools to ensure there is not a bulging or herniated disc or other condition causing the pain. If there is no evidence of a slipped or bulging disc but pain is still radiating from the spinal discs, discogenic pain may be the diagnosis.
Discogenic Pain Management
Invasive treatments are not usually necessary for discogenic pain relief. Instead, non-surgical, conservative treatments are recommended to minimize pain and improve mobility. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine can reduce stress on the discs. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight or quitting smoking may be recommended. To manage pain, interventional treatments may be used to reduce irritation on the nerves, including injections or medications.
Discogenic pain is a common cause of back and neck discomfort. Our spine and pain specialists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute utilize the latest techniques for pain relief with innovative treatments and therapies. If you have been suffering from chronic disc pain, we can find the right combination of treatments to give you relief with our multidisciplinary approach to pain management.
If you have ongoing back or neck pain, you may be experiencing discogenic pain. For diagnosis and treatment, contact Allied Pain & Spine Institute at our South Bay area location. Call our office in San Leandro, CA, to schedule a back pain consultation.