Treat Your Back Pain in Austin Today!

Are you struggling with persistent back pain that's affecting your daily life? At Greater Austin Pain Center, we understand the physical and emotional toll that chronic back pain can take on you. Our experienced team of back pain doctors is here to help you find relief and regain your quality of life. Don't let back pain control your life any longer; let us be your partner on the journey to recovery and wellness.

When to Visit An Austin Back Pain Doctor

Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, from muscle strains to underlying medical conditions. It's essential to recognize when it's time to seek professional help. 

You should consider visiting a back pain doctor if you experience:

  • Persistent Pain: If your back pain lasts for more than a few weeks.
  • Radiating Pain: Pain that shoots down your legs or arms.
  • Loss of Function: If your pain limits your ability to perform daily activities.
  • Neurological Symptoms: Numbness, tingling, or weakness in your limbs.

Ignoring these signs can lead to more severe problems down the road so contact us if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above. Our experts are here to evaluate your condition and provide the most appropriate treatment.

Treatment Options for Back Pain in Austin

At Greater Austin Pain Center, we offer a range of effective treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to alleviate your back pain and improve your overall well-being. Some of our key treatment options include:

When Is Surgery Required?

Back surgery is typically considered when conservative treatments have been exhausted or if there are signs of spinal instability or nerve compression. It is also commonly recommended for those who are experiencing chronic back pain or have a significant decrease in quality of life due to their back pain.

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Ready to take the first step towards a pain-free life? Schedule a consultation with Greater Austin Pain Center today, and let our experts help you find the right treatment plan for your back pain.

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What Causes Back Pain

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is unfortunately common. Muscle, ligament, nerve, and spine injuries are frequent causes of this pain. Additionally, poor posture, degenerative diseases like arthritis, and regular wear and tear can also cause back pain. At Greater Austin Pain Center, we carefully identify the root causes of every patient’s pain and find personalized solutions.

A medical examination is necessary to identify the cause of your back pain to determine the appropriate course of treatment. The majority of people with back pain find relief with non-surgical treatments. However, for a small number of people with lower back pain, symptoms persist, and surgery can be an effective treatment.

Many of the common back pain issues encountered stem from the lumbar spine, which is located in your lower back. Curving below your waist, the lumbar spine connects your upper body (head, trunk, and arms) to your lower body. Strong ligaments and muscles connect to your spinal column, providing back stability and movement.

Your spinal cord and spinal nerves at the lumbar level send signals for sensation and movement between your brain and lower body muscles. The spinal cord tapers near the first lumbar vertebra (L1) and forms a group of nerves called the cauda equina. 

Six intervertebral discs are located between the vertebrae in your lumbar spine. The discs are made up of strong connective tissue, with a tough outer layer called the annulus fibrosus. Their gel-like center is called the nucleus pulposus. The discs and two small spinal facet joints connect vertebrae. The discs and joints allow movement, provide stability, and cushion from impact.

Common Causes of Back Pain

  • Abnormalities in soft tissues
  • Compressed, pinched, or irritated nerves
  • Bone spurs
  • Narrowing of spinal canal (stenosis)
  • Degeneration of discs
  • Osteoporosis
  • Misaligned vertebrae
  • Disc herniation
  • Heavy lifting

Symptoms of Back Pain

  • Pain through back, legs, buttocks, and feet
  • Weakness/numbness in lower extremities
  • Cramping
  • Loss of bladder and/or bowel control (Cauda Equina Syndrome)
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Am I At Risk?

While back pain is a common ailment, there are many factors that can contribute to its development, and make some individuals more prone to experiencing it. These risk factors include: 

  1. Posture-related risks: Poor posture while sitting, standing, or lifting heavy objects puts a strain on the back muscles, ligaments, and disks, increasing the risk of back pain.
  2. Age: As we age, the natural wear and tear on our bones, muscles, and joints make us more prone to developing back pain.
  3. Sedentary lifestyle: Lack of physical activity weakens the back muscles, making them more susceptible to injury and pain.
  4. Obesity: Excess weight puts strain on the spine and can lead to chronic back pain.
  5. Injuries: Sudden injuries, such as falls or accidents, can cause back pain. It can also result from lifting, bending, or twisting the wrong way.
  6. Certain medical conditions: Some medical conditions, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, or cancer, can increase the risk of back pain.

If you have been consistently experiencing back pain (especially in the lumbar region) and you have noticed any of the above symptoms, please contact Greater Austin Pain Center without delay. We look forward to scheduling an appointment with you, or simply just answering your questions about pain management.


  • Injury to the Wrist – fracture or dislocation
  • Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, hypothyroidism
  • Repetitive hand and wrist motions- twisting, turning, bending, grasping
  • Strain from flexing the wrist for long periods of time as with use of keyboard and computer mouse
  • Family history


  • Pain, numbness, burning, or tingling in fingers or hand, except for the little finger
  • Weakness in the hand, dropping objects
  • Feel the need to “shake” out the hand to reduce symptoms
  • Electric shock sensation in fingers with use of hand and wrist
  • Pain and tingling may travel up the arm


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to prevent back pain?

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The best way to prevent back pain is to live a healthy life. This means abstaining from smoking, getting regular exercise, and eating nutritious foods. As you get older, it’s important to avoid repetitive lifting/bending activities on a daily basis, so lifting heavy weights during exercise can be substituted for additional reps. Even though you can be injured during exercise, it regulates your body’s metabolism and can also prevent injuries and help you recover faster when they do happen.

The most essential element for a healthy spine is always a strong core. Without a strong core, your body doesn’t work as efficiently, resulting in unnecessary strain on your spine.

How can I relieve my back pain?

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What to do for Back Pain

The first step in relieving your back pain is seeing your pain doctor. They can diagnose you and provide you with treatment like injections, imaging, spinal cord stimulation, and possibly surgery. The less invasive treatment options not yet prescribed will always be tried first to see if there is any benefit.

Exercises for Lower Back Pain

It goes against intuition, but it’s actually most useful to remain active after a back injury. Staying active improves flexibility and blood flow in your back, helping it heal. That being said, being active doesn’t mean to push yourself so hard that you’re in more pain. Try to find activities that are relatively pain-free, like yoga or swimming.

What questions should I ask my pain doctor?

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Being prepared for your appointment with a list of questions can help you get the most out of it. You might find it useful to ask questions like:

  • Are there symptoms I should be aware of that could indicate a more serious condition?
  • Do I need diagnostic tests?
  • I have other medical conditions. How can I best manage them together?
  • How long will I need treatment?
  • How long will it take before I notice a reduction in back pain?
  • What can I do to prevent back pain recurring?

What makes back pain become chronic?

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Causes of Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is an unpleasant sensation triggered in the nervous system to warn you that something is wrong. It’s your body telling you that you need take better care of yourself. When acute back pain continues for months or even years, it’s usually because its root cause is ongoing and not being properly treated. Because back pain can be caused by conditions in other parts of the body, it is sometimes difficult to identify its origin.

What types of surgery are available for back pain?

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There are numerous types of back surgeries for treating back pain. They can even be used in combination to achieve the best results. The goal of back surgery is to reduce pressure on a compressed nerve, to secure vertebrae, or to improve a deformity like scoliosis.

  • Spinal fusion: joining of two or more vertebrae using a section of bone to stabilize and strengthen your spine
  • Discectomy: removal of herniated or prolapsed disc material that is pressing on your nerve in the spine
  • Laminectomy: removal of a section of bone from one of your vertebrae that’s compressing a nerve in your spine

Can Fibromyalgia affect your back or spine?

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Yes, people affected by Fibromyalgia will have multiple tender areas that are most commonly located in the spine, back, hips, shoulders, and neck. Anxiety, sleep problems, and morning stiffness are common related symptoms.

Is surgery required to treat back pain?

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Surgery is not always necessary to treat back pain. Greater Austin Pain offers treatment options that will treat the underlying causes of your back pain. By reducing inflammation, restoring proper function and strength, and helping the prevention of further injury, we can help treat your back issues, without resorting to surgery.

What does "throwing out your back" mean?

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“Throwing out your back” generally refers to sudden and significant back pain. While it’s not the most medically sound description, it can be a helpful term when communicating your back problems.

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Treat Your Back Pain at Greater Austin Pain Center

If you’re experiencing back pain and discomfort, reach out to Greater Austin Pain Center. Our pain specialists have experience in treating back pain, and we’re ready to help provide you relief from your symptoms. For back pain treatment in Austin, Kyle, Dripping Springs, San Marcos, and the surrounding areas, choose the Greater Austin Pain Center experts.

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