Understanding Knee and Back Pain Management Options

Understanding Knee and Back Pain Management Options
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Mohammad Algharibeh and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

How can I manage severe knee and back pain that often leaves me unable to walk or navigate stairs for weeks? Despite previous treatments like shots and pain medications, which are now ineffective, I still struggle with daily tasks. With spinal issues from cervical to lumbar regions, including a fusion in l4-l5 and bulging discs in the thoracic area, I feel overwhelmed by the pain. What steps can I take to find relief and improve my quality of life?


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

1.Arthritis is likely the main cause of your pain.

2.While pain medications offer some relief, there are various knee injections that may help.

3.If one injection doesn't alleviate the pain, consider trying other options.

4.Newer treatments like nerve ablation can significantly reduce discomfort.

5.If conservative treatments fail, joint replacement surgery may be necessary.

6.Discuss the possibility of surgery with your orthopedic surgeon, considering factors such as your overall health, age, and the results of your knee imaging.


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About Dr. Mohammad Algharibeh

Dr. Mohammad Algharibeh

Orthopedic Surgeon / Orthopedist

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