Pain Conditions Treated

Spinal Fracture

Spinal Fracture Treatment in West Bridgewater & Norfolk, MA
Spinal Fractures Can Be Caused by a Number of Events Including Vehicle Accidents & Falls or Occur as a Result of Osteoporosis. If You Are Looking for the Best Treatment for Spinal Fractures.

Spinal Fracture

Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine. This narrowing can put pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the neck and lower back. While some people have no signs or symptoms, spinal stenosis can cause pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and problems with bladder or bowel function. Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by wear-and-tear changes in the spine related to aging.


Are you experiencing painful spinal compression fractures?

•Fractures typically occur after a fall or accident but sometimes there does not need to be an injury to cause a fracture if the bones are brittle as with osteoporosis or with a tumor in the spine.  You may be at risk for osteoporosis (brittle bones) if you are – age over 50, female, thin body habitus, smoker or have used oral steroids for a long time. 

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty are two similar nonsurgical procedures that are typically performed for acute painful spine fractures related to osteoporosis or more rarely, cancer of the spine.  They may be indicated immediately if the pain is severe or if a patient is not getting the needed relief with conservative treatments.

Why is a pain management doctor a good choice to be treated for back pain?

Pain management doctors are specialists who have training in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of different kinds of pain, which may be the symptom of a variety of conditions – both acute or chronic, or a combination of causes. Pain management specialists are trained to evaluate patients with complicated medical issues and have a deep understanding and knowledge of the specialized tests designed for the diagnosis of conditions which can cause pain. They are also incredible knowledgeable when it comes to the treatment of pain and are often on the cutting edge of new technologies and techniques used in its treatment.

For those looking for treatment of their lower back pain, then Dr. Algendy at Bay State Pain Management Center is here to help. Please call (508) 4362555 to schedule an appointment or consultation.

What symptoms that could be associated with back pain should prompt you to see a doctor?

There are a number of symptoms that are associated with back pain that should prompt you to see a doctor and there are several warning signs in terms of back pain that doctors look for when evaluating your back pain. These symptoms include:

  • An unresponsive fever accompanied by a fever, which could be a sign of a serious infection;
  • If you have experienced serious trauma or, for those over 50, minor trauma, your doctor will want to take a serious look at your back pain, as even a minor fall at an advanced age can cause a potential fracture;
  • Any numbness or tingling, which is typically an indication of nerve irritation or damage and is much more significant than typical pain;
  • Experiencing loss of bowel or bladder function and control, which can be a sign of a rare, serious condition known as cauda equina syndrome, which can happen as a result of a herniated disk or fracture, tumor, spinal stenosis, or trauma;
  • If you have a medical history of cancer, a suppressed immune system, osteoporosis, or chronic steroid use;
  • If you are experiencing a symptom known as “foot drop,” meaning that your toes drag on the ground while walking and you must consciously lift your foot higher to compensate.

In addition, if your pain has lasted longer than six weeks and is not responding to over the counter medications or at-home treatment, you should see your doctor as there may be more serious underlying causes to your back pain that might signal that there is a potentially serious condition involved.