Back Pain

Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Newburyport, Danvers and Gloucester, MA

Back pain is a debilitating condition that affects around 31 million Americans. Your backbone supports a wide range of movement and connects your brain to internal organs via the millions of nerve roots in your spine, so any injury or stress to your back can cause a wide range of health issues. Pain Management Centers of New England and the team of attentive specialists have helped countless patients relieve back pain and regain mobility and freedom. If you live in Gloucester, Danvers, or Newburyport, Massachusetts, and suffer from back pain, don’t delay. Call the office nearest you to schedule a consultation, or request one online today.

Back Pain QA

What causes back pain?

Your back is made up of a network of bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. Any injury or strain from overuse can result in severe back pain. Back pain can also be a symptom of other medical conditions, including:

  • Arthritis in the back joints
  • Osteoporosis leading to fractures
  • Strain from overuse, muscle spasms
  • Injuries or accidents
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Vertebrogenic pain 
  • Scoliosis

Back pain can result from diseases or develop over time due to improper posture, constant slouching, not exercising, being overweight, or carrying excessive weight. 

How do you diagnose conditions related to back pain?

We take a detailed history, perform a physical exam and review relevant MRI, CT scans and X-rays to diagnose the cause of your low back pain.

Pain Management Centers of New England might use a number of innovative diagnostic tests to identify the source of your back pain. Examples of diagnostic tests include:

Sacroiliac Joint Injection

A steroid injection to your sacroiliac joint or piriformis muscle helps reduce inflammation around nerves that pass through these lower back parts and can confirm a suspected joint or muscle dysfunction diagnosis.

Medial branch blocks 

Medial branch blocks disrupt the pain signaling process from the joints in your back. As with sacroiliac joint injections, medial branch blocks can be both a diagnostic and treatment procedure.

The team at Pain Management Centers of New England creates a back pain treatment plan personalized to your condition and specific needs.

How do you treat back pain?

Pain Management Centers of New England may suggest any combination of the following treatment options:

Injection therapy

The practice offers different injection therapies, including sacroiliac joint, piriformis, trigger points, and lumbar, transforaminal, caudal epidural injections, which can be used to treat low back pain and sciatica.

Radiofrequency ablation

Pain Management Centers of New England specializes in lumbar radiofrequency ablation and the Intracept® procedure. These specialized, minimally invasive, procedures are performed on an outpatient procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to target the nerves responsible for low back pain.


Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that repairs vertebral compression fractures — breaks in the bones that make up your spinal column.

Mild procedure

Mild procedure or Mild® (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) is an outpatient procedure that treats chronic back and leg pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis.

Spinal cord stimulation therapy 

High frequency spinal cord stimulation therapy uses electrical impulses to interrupt the pain signals sent to your brain, reducing back pain. The practice offers the industry’s most effective high frequency spinal cord stimulator, the Nevro HFX™.

The team can perform most procedures on-site. To learn more about back pain and the treatments available at Pain Management Centers of New England, call the nearest office or use the online scheduling tool and request your consultation today.