Back Pain Specialist

Utah Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapy located in Ogden, UT

Persistent back pain limits what you can do and reduces your quality of life. At Utah Orthopaedics, the skilled orthopaedic surgeons offer conservative and surgical treatments to repair damage to your spine that causes back pain. They specialize in regenerative medicine, steroid injections, minimally invasive kyphoplasty, and surgery to help you find long-lasting pain relief. Call the orthopaedic surgery office in Ogden, Utah, today or go online to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for chronic back pain.

Back Pain Q&A

What are the common causes of chronic back pain?

Chronic back pain can result from spinal injuries caused by auto accidents, falls, and other unexpected events. Degenerative conditions that show up after injuries or are brought about by age-related changes to your spine can also cause chronic back pain.

Common conditions that cause chronic back pain include:

  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative disc disease

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Utah Orthopaedics if you have persistent back pain that lasts longer than six months. You’ll also need an evaluation if your pain interferes with your ability to work and stay active.

What treatments are available for chronic back pain?

The initial treatment for chronic back pain usually involves conservative therapies and rehabilitation. The team at Utah Orthopaedics often recommends using pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medications to help you feel better. They also offer injection therapy that delivers medication directly into your spine.

You might also benefit from physical therapy, biofeedback training, and other rehabilitative treatments to strengthen your spine.

Utah Orthopaedics offers advanced regenerative medicine that uses stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to trigger your body’s natural healing response. Injections of these substances stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells to replace the damaged ones.

PRP can treat soft-tissue injuries, and stem cells have the unique ability to turn into nerve, organ, bone, and other specialized cells.

Will I need surgery for back pain?

If conservative treatment and rehab aren’t relieving your back pain, surgery will likely be your only choice.

The team at Utah Orthopaedics uses minimally invasive and traditional surgery to repair severe spinal damage, remove herniated discs, and treat conditions like scoliosis. The orthopaedic surgeons offer kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive surgery to treat compression fractures in the spine.

During kyphoplasty, your surgeon inserts a narrow tube into a fractured or collapsed vertebra (a spinal bone) through a small incision. At the end of the tube is a small balloon that your surgeon inflates to create more space in the vertebra, restoring its height. The surgeon fills the newly created space with medical-grade cement to stabilize the bone and your entire spine.

Following surgery, you’ll likely go into rehab to improve your spine’s strength and flexibility. Utah Orthopaedics offers physical therapy and functional exercise on-site to help you quickly recover from surgery.

Call Utah Orthopaedics today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation or book an appointment online if you need help managing chronic back pain.