Back Pain Specialist

Chronic Pain Relief

Basem Abdelfattah, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Dallas, TX & Frisco, TX

Eight out of every 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Severe, lingering back pain can severely impact your quality of life. At Chronic Pain Relief in Dallas, pain management specialist Basem Abdelfattah, MD, offers patients a variety of treatment options for pain relief, including injections, physical therapy, and medication. Call or book your appointment online to take the first step toward a pain-free life.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain is a common medical condition. Many people suffer a minor twinge that only lasts a few days or weeks; others experience chronic back pain lasting three months or more. Back pain can be dull and aching or sudden and sharp.

The most common causes of back pain include:

  • Disc problems
  • Joint degeneration
  • Injuries to the bones, joints, or ligaments
  • Muscle overuse or strain
  • Nerve irritation

Some common risk factors for back pain are:

  • Age (back pain increases after 30)
  • Certain diseases, such as arthritis
  • Genetics
  • Poor posture
  • Excess weight

How can I prevent back pain?

Some back pain is hereditary, caused by an unpreventable condition or disease. Other types of acute back pain are preventable with lifestyle changes.

To ward off back pain and maintain mobility well into your golden years, you should:

  • Exercise: Strengthen your back muscles to support your spine.
  • Keep a healthy weight: Fewer pounds means less strain on your back.
  • Lift properly: Bend at the knees and use your legs to lift heavy objects.
  • Maintain good posture: Sit and stand straight with your ears over your shoulders.

How is back pain treated?

Dr. Abdelfattah considers not just your symptoms, but also any underlying conditions and emotional stressors contributing to your back pain. After a thorough consultation and physical exam, he creates a personalized treatment plan for long-lasting pain relief. Proven treatments for back pain include:

Injections

Dr. Abdelfattah injects powerful anti-inflammatory medication directly into the area around the spinal cord to reduce swelling and pressure on the nerves and relieve pain. Injections are quick and relatively painless, offering results within a few days — and the pain relief lasts for several months.

Medication

Medication options include muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs, and pain relievers. Dr. Abdelfattah carefully considers your health history, lifestyle factors, and symptoms before recommending a balanced medication regimen.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is a highly effective nonsurgical option for back pain relief. Strengthening the muscle groups that support your back improves flexibility and mobility. Dr. Abdelfattah also uses physical therapy to encourage better posture and positioning, further reducing pain.   

To discuss the best treatment for your back pain, call or book your appointment online today.