Back Pain Specialist

Mathew Lefkowitz, MD -  - Interventional Pain Medicine

Mathew Lefkowitz, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine located in Brooklyn Heights, NY

Back pain affects as many as 80% of people at some time during their lives. No matter what caused it, back pain can make it nearly impossible to live your life to the fullest if you don’t get help. Fortunately, interventional pain specialist Mathew Lefkowitz, MD offers Brooklyn Heights, New York area patients the help that they need to live free from pain at last. Call the office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lefkowitz now.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Some people will experience only occasional pain that doesn’t dramatically impact their daily lives. However, others will struggle with chronic pain that makes daily activities more difficult.

Back pain may occur for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Poor posture
  • Sprains, strains, and other injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis

Some patients may experience back pain because of a combination of factors. Regardless of why your back pain happens, Dr. Lefkowitz can create a customized back pain relief plan for you.

How is back pain treated?

When a patient comes to the office with back pain, Dr. Lefkowitz begins by identifying the cause of the pain. In some cases, the cause may be a combination of different issues. Once Dr. Lefkowitz understands the underlying conditions that cause the patient’s pain, he creates a customized treatment plan that targets these issues directly.

Dr. Lefkowitz may use a variety of different treatments to help patients with back pain. Your specific treatment plan depends on your level of pain, your personal preferences, and other factors specific to you. Dr. Lefkowitz uses state-of-the-art treatments including:

  • Epidural steroid injections to block pain
  • Platelet rich plasma therapy to regenerate damaged tissue and decrease pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation to decrease pain signals from your back

Depending on the situation, patients may receive other treatments including massage therapy, acupuncture, and/or physical therapy. Patients with back pain may also receive medication to control their symptoms. The goal of the treatment plan isn’t only to relieve the patient’s back pain, but also to increase the stability of the back so that the patient can be healthier and avoid injury.

How effective is back pain treatment?

Back pain treatment at Dr. Mathew Lefkowitz, MD is both highly-effective and safe. The treatments are non-invasive and won’t cause the serious complications that sometimes occur with more intensive treatments, such as surgery. However, in cases where a patient's back pain doesn't respond to conservative treatment, Dr. Lefkowitz may refer the patient to an orthopedic surgeon.

Call the office to schedule your visit.