Back Pain Specialist

Amer M. Kazi, M.D. -  - Neurology

Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic

Amer M. Kazi, M.D.

Neurology & Pain Medicine located in Granger, IN

Back pain is among the most common reasons people miss work or seek medical care. Neurologist and pain management specialist Amer Kazi, MD, offers the most advanced treatments for back pain, including facet injections, at Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic in Granger, Indiana. If back pain is limiting your ability to work or complete daily activities, call or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

When should I see a doctor for back pain?

Back pain is a common complaint among men and women all over the world. Most cases of back pain gradually improve with home care, but pain that doesn’t get better within a few weeks may require Dr. Kazi’s expert care.

You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Kazi if you’re over age 50 and experiencing back pain for the first time, or if you have a history of:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Steroid or drug use

Back pain that’s severe or occurs with other symptoms may indicate an underlying medical problem. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kazi if your back pain involves one or more of the following:

  • Pain spreads down one or both legs
  • Weakness or numbness in one or both legs
  • Unexplained weight loss

Dr. Kazi does more than just prescribe medication for pain relief, he treats the root cause of your back pain.

What causes back pain?

Sometimes, back pain occurs after a fall or accident. Other times, it develops without an obvious reason. Many conditions can lead to back pain, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Muscle strain
  • Scoliosis

Dr. Kazi works with you to determine the cause of your back pain and develop the best treatment plan for your particular condition.

How do you diagnose and treat back pain?

To diagnose the cause of your back pain, Dr. Kazi performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history. He may take one or more tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to evaluate the bones and soft tissues of your back.

Then, he recommends the most effective treatment for your unique needs. Depending on your condition, treatment for back pain may include:

  • Epidural or facet joint injections of pain-relieving medication in your spine
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation to block pain-signaling nerves with electrical current
  • Spinal cord stimulator implants to interrupt and reduce pain signals
  • Kyphoplasty minimally invasive surgery to repair fractured vertebrae

At Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic, Dr. Kazi relies on the most advanced treatments and leading technologies to help you reach a future free from back pain. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.