Back Pain Specialist

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions which people seek medical treatment. It can affect a person’s quality of life and ability to perform work and family obligations. The treatment options for low back pain are vast, from chiropractic therapy to surgery. Dr. Koppel has over 20 years of experience in treatment low back conditions utilizing the latest minimally invasive therapeutic modalities.

Treatment of Low Back Pain

Dr. Koppel has developed a systematic approach to low back pain. Many interventional physicians perform epidural steroid injections, which may or may not be the right treatment option. All patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation to make sure that the right treatment is performed which will diagnose and treat the condition.

The treatment of low back pain must be individualized per each patient’s distinctive condition. Epidural Steroid Injections are the most common treatment performed for low back pain. It may, however, be overutilized. Our approach is to perform an individualized diagnostic and therapeutic workup of the pain condition. 

A vast number of treatments exist, including Trigger points, Facet and Sacroiliac Joint Injections, Selective Nerve Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablation, Diskography and Percutaneous Disk Decompression. These must be used appropriately and selectively to achieve the best outcome in the soonest time possible.

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What are other causes of Low Back Pain?

Lumbar Facet Disease
The lumbar facets are the joints which run throughout the spine. Low back pain arising from facet conditions are as, if not more common than disk disease.

Treating Vertebrogenic Neck & Low-Back Pain

SacroIliitis
The Sacroiliac joints are the lowest joint in the spine, and commonly missed as a cause of low back pain

Sacroiliac Joint Injection for Chronic Low Back and Buttock Pain

Sciatica due to pinched nerves
Disk herniations causing pinched nerves will cause sciatica. There are many nonsurgical options to treat this condition

Treatment of Sciatica

Chronic muscle pain
Muscle pain is extremely common and can be very painful as well. Only with a thorough examination can this be differentiated from other causes of back pain

Chronic Muscle Pain Syndrome

"Dr. Koppel was able to help resolve an over-training issue I've been dealing with for months. The doctor and his staff are welcoming and professional. I'd recommend them to anyone looking at non-surgical options for joint issues."

Trevor McKenzie

"After years of hip and leg pain, Dr. Koppel used PRP injections on both my hip and leg. The pain is now gone. Plasma rich protein is safe and effective. Dr. Koppel is an expert at getting to the root of the pain and eliminating it. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Koppel for his expertise and kindness."

Debbie Dolan

"Dr. Koppel is a very caring and compassionate Doctor. He is always available by phone for questions and concerns. The well-being of his patients is his top priority. I am feeling so much better from the treatment he did. I would highly recommend him"

Donald Leslie