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Managing Chronic Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer with chronic back pain. In this WLTX interview from earlier this month, Dr. Philip Toussaint of Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about the best ways to manage the problem. From therapy to surgery, there are a variety of methods.

 

    Notes from the Doctor:

~Most people have back pain at some point in their life.
~In many cases, you can treat back pain at hoe with ice or heat, anti-inflammatory medication and stretching.
~Patients with back pain that lasts more than a week or two should see their doctor.
~While surgery can help some kinds of back pain, it’s a last step in the treatment process. It’s important to be evaluiated and determine the exact cause of the pain in order to start adequate treatment.
~Causes for back pain range from trauma to arthritis, and doctors will customize a treatment plan for each patient. It may include medication, physical therapy or injection therapy – which are effective in most cases.

Lexington Brain and Spine Institute treats all kinds of neck and back problems. For more information, visit LexingtonBrainandSpine.com

Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at Lexington Medical Center

In case you missed it, The State newspaper published a 12-page special health section on orthopaedics and neurosurgery at Lexington Medical Center. It showcases our services and features compelling stories of our patients. From sports medicine to pain management and total joint replacement, our hospital provides comprehensive care. Read the flip version of the section below.

Lexington Medical Center’s Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Erin Lawson of Lexington Brain and Spine Institute is an expert at managing chronic pain with methods including physical therapy, steroid injections and nerve blocks – all that help patients avoid surgery when possible.

In this WLTX interview, she talks about keeping your back and spine healthy through staying fit, maintaining core strength, stretching and avoiding heavy lifting.


For more information on Dr. Lawson and Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, visit LexingtonBrainandSpine.com