BACK PAIN SYMPTOMS & CONDITIONS

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Lower Back Pain

The lower back is one of the most heavily affected areas on the body when it comes to chronic pain conditions. Our targeted treatment plans get you back doing the activities you love.

Upper Back Pain

Pain in the upper back can also stem from the shoulder blade and neck. We can help take control of your upper back pain today with proven treatment options.

Herniated Disc

This occurs when the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the outter casing of the spine. Relieve disc pain and begin the recovery process.

Chronic Pain

We offer long term treatment options to reduce continuous pain caused by chronic conditions. Chronic pain can be caused by numerous issues and conditions. At the Pain Center, we base our treatments on the root of the problem.

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If you are experiencing low back pain or leg pain a Caudal Steroid Injection might be an option. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is correlated to excessive movement or immobility of the sacroiliac joints. Sacroiliac joints are located at the bottom of the spine on each side of the sacrum. The Pain Center may recommend a caudal epidural steroid injection for patients suffering from chronic or persistent lower back or limb pain caused by conditions including herniated discs, sciatica, bone spurs, and other back problems. The caudal steroid injection process is a relatively common outpatient procedure. The steroid-anesthetic medication is injected through the sacral region opening. At The Pain Center we have had excellent outcomes for hundreds of patients utilizing caudal epidural steroid injection. Patients report pain relief and are highly satisfied with this pain treatment.

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Discography is considered for patients who, despite extensive treatments, have disabling lower back pain, groin pain, hip pain, and/or leg pain. When a variety of spinal diagnostic procedures have failed to elucidate the primary pain generator, these individuals may benefit from lumbar discography especially if spine surgery is contemplated. The lumbar discogram is designed to locate pain in a sensitive disc. A spinal fusion procedure that is designed to obliterate an internally disrupted, painful disc (pain generator) would not be the procedure of choice if pressurization of the disc didn’t reproduce the patient’s clinical discomfort. The spine surgeon needs to be absolutely sure that the level or levels being fused are responsible for the patient’s pain.

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A cervical, thoracic or lumbar facet joint injection involves injecting a small amount of numbing agent and steroid medication, which can anesthetize the facet joints and block the pain. The pain relief from a facet joint injection is normally intended to help a patient better tolerate a physical therapy routine to rehabilitate his or her injury or back condition.

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An intrathecal pump is used to relieve chronic pain by inserting small amounts of medicine directly into the intrathecal space. The intrathecal space is the area surrounding the spinal cord. The medicine prevents pain signals from being perceived by the brain. A temporary pump is commonly utilized to evaluate effectiveness before a permanent pump is implemented.

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Patients that have had a laminectomy may experience chronic back pain as a result of bone or soft tissue that presses on nerves. This condition, also called "failed back syndrome," is a type of chronic pain. It can develop in some people after spine surgery.

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Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. At The Pain Center patients have reported low back pain relief. Epidural steroid injections are an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica and low back pain. The goal of the injection is pain relief; at times the injection alone is sufficient to provide relief, but commonly an epidural steroid injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program can provide additional benefit.

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Lumbar sympathetic block procedures are performed at our Boise and Caldwell Clinics. A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps our doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections is needed to treat a problem.

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This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection can be performed in Boise or Caldwell. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.

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Medial Branch Block is a diagnostic procedure that can be accomplished in Boise or Caldwell by our pain management doctors. Medial Branch Block is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. They allow the spine to bend, flex and twist.

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Spinal cord stimulation can be performed in Boise and Caldwell. Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

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Spinal cord stimulation can be performed in Boise and Caldwell. Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

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Spinal cord stimulation can be performed in Boise and Caldwell. Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

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Spinal cord stimulation can be performed in Boise and Caldwell. Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

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A thoracic epidural injection delivers steroids into the epidural space around spinal nerve roots to relieve pain. This procedure focuses on treating upper back pain caused by irritated spinal nerves. The steroid used in the epidural steroid injection reduces the inflammation of those nerves, which is often the source of the pain.

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Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy is a minimally-invasive procedure that can address upper back pain. Our physicians use heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your upper back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn't respond to medications or to physical therapy.

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Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection can be performed in Boise and Caldwell. This injection procedure relieves pain in the upper back, ribs, and abdomen caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the thoracic spine. Extended pain relief usually begins within two to three days of the injection. Some patients may need only one injection, but two or three injections may be needed to provide significant pain relief.

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This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column.

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The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of (or an intrusion into) these openings. This can cause a compression of the nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine.

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CONTACT US

Our entire practice revolves around helping patients feel better. Pain is a fact of life, until it interferes with the joys of living. Sandra Thompson, MD and The Pain Center have innovative and comprehensive solutions to all forms of discomfort.

All insurances accepted.

Phone Number:

Boise Fax: (208) 342-4223
Caldwell Fax: Fax: (208) 455-5190

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Address:

Boise: 633 N. 4th St. Boise, ID 83702
Caldwell: 1825 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605

Hours:

Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: Closed
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CONTACT US

Boise Phone: (208) 342-9800

Boise Fax: (208) 342-4223

Caldwell Phone: (208) 455-3535

Caldwell Fax: (208) 455-5190

Our Locations:

  • Boise: 633 N. 4th St. Boise, ID 83702
  • Caldwell: 1825 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605