Neck and back pain can be very painful, and at its worst, debilitating. If you are looking for pain management and searched for something like Pain Management OKC or Back and Neck Pain Management Doctors Near Me OKC, you have found an experienced and caring doctor that can help you. Often, it is hard for those who have never experienced pain to understand what someone is going through. We offer a friendly environment where you are treated as a real person with dignity and respect. We treat your pain as a whole and offer a multitude of treatments including injections (epidurals, nerve blocks, nerve burns, stimulators and more), medications, physical therapy, and biologics. Dr. Randall is a quadruple board-certified physician and is fellowship trained in pain management. This type of training has allowed him to meet and treat patients from all different walks of life with different problems and needs. Surgery is a last option in most cases. But, in the event you do need surgery, Dr. Randall can refer you to a surgeon of choice or he can send you to a surgeon he works closely with and recommends.
Nearly all of us experience back pain at some point in our lives. Persistent or chronic lower or upper back pain can become an unwelcome part of our lives, however. Common causes of back pain include aging, muscular or spinal degeneration, and injury to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, sacroiliac joints, bursa, nerve roots and the tailbone. The discs in your back can become affected by herniations, protrusions or extrusions. Many people suffering with lower back pain lack a clear diagnosis for their lower or upper back pain. An accurate diagnosis is the first step in getting the treatment you need. Other anatomic structures such as the hip joints are often confused for lower back pain. This must be ruled out in the diagnosis as a cause of your low back pain. Your lower back pain may also be caused by sciatica. We can use many diagnostic procedures to help with back pain management: MRI scans, x-rays, nerve conduction studies, CT scans, myelograms and diagnostic injections. If you live in the OKC area (Oklahoma City) and are in need of an experienced pain management doctor, give us a call today at 405-451-4049. We always recommend therapy before considering any kind of surgery, but we can explore all options together and establish the best plan to help you manage your back pain.
Are you experiencing chronic or persistent neck pain? We can help! Zygapophysial, or facet joints, have been identified as the primary source of chronic neck pain in up to 67% of sufferers. (source: International Association for the Study of Pain). These facet joints have ample nerve supply with pain receptors causing sharp and dull constant pains in the neck, shoulders, base of the skull, and upper arms.
The facet joints can cause significant neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain and all upper extremity pain. Causes of neck pain include trauma, degeneration, dislocation, tumor, fracture or even infection. The discs, nerve roots, bones, soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, bursa and ligaments can also cause notable neck pain. We have years of experience diagnosing neck pain with such tools as x-rays, MRI scans, CT scans and nerve conduction studies. Treatments for neck pain include NSAIDs, antidepressant medications, anticonvulsants, opiates, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Other important treatment options can include stretching, being fitted with and wearing a neck brace, gravity inversion, manipulation therapy, and injection therapy. If those treatment options do not work as expected, the last resort to be considered is spinal surgery.
If you live in or near Oklahoma City and need neck pain management due to injury or another cause, give us a call today at 405-451-4049. We can help you explore your treatment options and work to relieve your pain in your neck, in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible.