Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine
Cyril Philip, MD
Interventional Pain Management & Spine Specialist located in Lake Geneva, WI
Managing back pain with few or no pharmaceuticals is possible with a range of advanced, minimally invasive treatments at Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine. At the office in Franklin, Wisconsin, board-certified interventional pain management specialist Cyril Philip, MD, evaluates your back pain before building your individualized treatment plan. To learn more about radiofrequency ablation, epidural steroid injections, and other back pain management strategies, call Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine or request an appointment online today.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Back pain can originate in the spine or any of the structures supporting it, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, and discs. A confirmed diagnosis sometimes requires imaging tests like X-rays, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), or computed tomography (CT) scans, but a physical exam often gives Dr. Philip all the information he needs.
At Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine, you can receive top-tier care for back pain caused by:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Muscle or ligament strains
- Vertebral fractures
Sometimes, back pain comes from diseases that do not originate in the spine. Back pain that comes from infections like kidney or bladder infections requires specific treatment for the underlying cause.
Does back pain come with other symptoms?
Sometimes, back pain arises with a number of other symptoms. Any other symptoms you get can help Dr. Philip locate the area where your back pain originates and make an accurate diagnosis.
Typically, the symptoms that come with back pain arise because of pressure placed on a nerve root near your spine. Symptoms like numbness, weakness, tingling, or referred pain can appear in your limbs, buttocks, or other areas of your body because of this.
If your back pain comes with a fever or weight loss, you should seek emergency care as soon as possible.
What are my options for back pain treatment?
Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine offers many treatments for long-lasting back pain that can greatly improve your quality of life. Dr. Philip organizes a personalized treatment plan for you based on the cause as well as the duration, location, and severity of your back pain.
Your individualized care plan for back pain may involve:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Trigger point injections
- Medication management
Dr. Philip can also work with you to implement changes at home and in the workplace, like practicing proper body mechanics and improving your posture. He might also encourage you to stretch often or choose more supportive footwear.
Back pain can become a major hurdle in your personal and professional life. To explore the many available minimally invasive treatments for back pain, call Midwest Sports and Interventional Spine or request an appointment online today.
What is back pain?
Pain in the back becomes more and more of a possibility as you age, and you’ll probably experience it at least once in your life. Sometimes back pain comes from an injury, but it can also come from overuse, inflammation, or a degenerative disease. Dr. Philip specializes in back pain management using the latest techniques available today.