When you are in chronic pain, you are suffering constantly. That is the time for Blue Ridge Pain Management to get involved because we can help ease your pain and discomfort. Pain management is specialized medical care designed to minimize the impact of acute pain or chronic pain.
Chronic pain can be difficult to control and often is impossible to cure. Dr. Charles Buzzanell and his staff use effective pain management treatments than can reduce pain and help you enjoy a better quality of life. This page lists the more common chronic pain conditions, but we may be able to help you even if your condition is not listed. Contact us for more information.
Where Back Pain Begins
Start with your own physiology. Your spine has three major regions (from top to bottom):
- The cervical spine
- The thoracic spine
- The lumbar spine
Below the lumbar is your pelvis, which contains the sacrum and coccyx bones, the end of your spine. Within the spine, vertebrae (bones and discs) are connected in a way that allows movement and flexibility. Vertebral discs — a tough, fibrous outer wall surrounding a soft gel interior — act as the spinal column's shock absorbers. Discs keep your spinal bones apart, reducing wear and tear.
If a disc suffers damage, pain often results. Below are some of the causes of back pain and the consequences of back injury. Click to learn more: