If you’re one of the millions of Americans experiencing back pain, help is available. Dr. James Ashford and his team at Ashford Pain Solutions in Athens, Georgia, provide interventional pain management solutions that can relieve your pain and get you moving again. Dr. Ashford is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist who develops individualized treatment programs that address your symptoms as well as the underlying cause of your discomfort. Schedule your appointment with this talented physician today. Call the office or book visit online.
Back pain can occur at any age. Reasons vary greatly and may be related to:
Certain factors can increase your risk of developing back pain, such as excess weight or a sedentary lifestyle that weakens supportive muscles in the back and abdomen.
Dr. Ashford relies on his medical expertise as well as a series of diagnostic studies to help uncover the cause of your pain. During your first visit, you can expect a thorough exam, a detailed discussion of your symptoms, and a careful review of your overall health.
Depending on the nature of your symptoms and results of the exam, Dr. Ashford may also recommend X-rays or other advanced imaging studies, such as a computerized tomography (CT) scan, to further identify the nature and location of the underlying issue. Standard X-rays show bony abnormalities. A CT scan reveals bony issues as well as conditions affecting the nerves, muscles, and other soft tissue structures of the spine.
At Ashford Pain Solutions, rather than masking your pain with therapies such as opioid pain medication, the goal is to relieve your pain and address the underlying condition.
Each treatment plan is unique and may include:
For a comprehensive solution to back pain, schedule a visit with the experts at Ashford Pain Solutions today. Call the office or use their online tool to book your appointment.