Have Spinal Pain? We Can Help
By Carl M. Shapiro, D.O.
February 26, 2019
Category: Pain Management

How your doctor in Cincinnati, OH, can help you heal from spinal pain

Lower Spine PainSpinal pain can be excruciating, whether it be sudden onset due to an accident/injury, or a chronic feeling caused by a medical condition such as arthritis or spinal stenosis. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments to help relieve spinal pain and get you back to enjoying your life! Dr. Carl M. Shapiro in Cincinnati, Ohio, can help you feel better and get back on your feet.

How We Can Help

The first step in managing spinal pain is to figure out what is causing your spinal discomfort. To do this, Dr. Shapiro uses state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques including MRI, ultrasound, nerve conduction studies, and other methods to find out the cause of your spinal pain.

Once the cause has been identified, Dr. Shapiro can introduce a number of different pain management techniques to help you feel better. One of the central cornerstones of pain management therapy is medication—there are several medications used alone or in combination that can bring effective relief from spinal pain:

  • Muscle relaxants, to relax muscles
  • Antispasmodics, to relieve back spasms
  • Gabapentinoids, to relieve nerve pain
  • Opioids, for relief from general pain

Another helpful pain management technique is to use ultrasound technology to guide injections of therapeutic and anti-inflammatory injections into joints. Injections around swollen nerves and painful joints can provide substantial relief in certain cases.

Osteopathic manipulation is another key treatment method designed to relieve painful trigger points around your spine, decrease spasms, and increase range-of-motion/function. It’s a hands-on approach to calm aching muscles, nerves, and other structures to release spinal tension and pain.

Give Us a Call!

Spinal pain can be debilitating, but you don’t have to let it control your life. You can feel better and get back to living your life without pain! Just pick up your phone and call Dr. Carl M. Shapiro in Cincinnati, Ohio, at (513) 791-5548. Get back to feeling great again by calling today!