Back Pain Specialist

Ingy Iskander, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics.

Ingy Iskander, MD

Pain Management Specialist & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Southlake, TX

Back pain may have a wide range of potential causes, but they can all result in missed work, poor sleep, reduced mobility, and other negative consequences. At Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics in Southlake, Texas, Ingy Iskander, MD, treats back pain with injections, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulators. To start your treatment, call Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics, or request an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

No matter what you do for work or what your favorite hobbies and activities are, you’re probably going to experience back pain at some point in your life. If it’s mild, it might go away on its own with no intervention on your part. Moderate to severe back pain could indicate an underlying health issue and probably needs expert attention.

Back pain is especially common in the lower back or lumbar spine but can originate anywhere along the spinal column. When you’re specific in describing the pain’s location and characteristics, it helps Dr. Iskander make an accurate diagnosis.

At Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics, Dr. Iskander specializes in pain management and has seen many back pain cases. Even if you aren’t yet aware of any issues, she can perform tests after an in-depth physical exam to reveal the cause behind your back pain. 

What are some possible causes for back pain?

Back pain has a plethora of potential causes, so you should work with Dr. Iskander to narrow down the list. Some causes are common, while some are far less likely. A few conditions and injuries resulting in back pain that Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics can address are:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis

Some of these conditions cause exacerbated back pain or even referred pain in other regions, like your arms or legs, because they cause pressure on nearby nerve roots exiting the spinal column. You might also experience numbness, tingling, or weakness in areas of referred pain. 

Which treatments can relieve back pain?

Dr. Iskander’s plan for your back pain might involve more than one approach in the office, plus tips for home care that might improve your relief. In-office treatments that work well for back pain include:

Epidural steroid injections

Steroids help bring down inflammation within your body. During an epidural steroid injection, Dr. Iskander injects a steroid directly into the epidural space around your spinal cord and nerve roots. The injection also includes a local anesthetic to give some immediate relief. 

Medial branch nerve blocks

Medial branch nerve blocks are somewhat similar to epidural steroid injections. Dr. Iskander injects an anesthetic medication near the medial nerves of a facet joint within your spine. As soon as you feel relief, you know she’s at the source of the pain. She might need to perform several medial branch nerve blocks before finding the right one. 

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment to reduce nerve activity. After numbing the skin on your back, Dr. Iskander uses an X-ray to guide a catheter toward your medial or lateral branch nerves. Then, she inserts an electrode through the catheter and delivers radiofrequency waves through it to create a heat lesion on the nerve. This stops nerve activity at the pain source.

Spinal cord stimulators

Spinal cord stimulators are implanted devices with an electrode and battery. The battery sends low-level electricity through the electrode to curb pain signals. 

Request your initial exam for back pain at Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.