Lower Back Pain

What is Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain can make living life difficult. You may have trouble walking, sitting straight, even standing in place can be excruciating. All you want to do is relieve the pain so you can continue your life to the fullest. At Janerich Pain Specialists, we understand the difficulties you are facing. That’s why we offer the latest treatments available to relieve the pain you have to deal with every day. With experience in spine and musculoskeletal medicine, the Janerich Pain Specialist team will provide the best treatment plan, giving you more pain-free days.

Common Ailments of Low Back Pain

Also known as the lumbar region, pain from the low back usually begins just below the rib cage and can radiate down to your tailbone. Symptoms can range from a mild, dull ache to a stabbing or a shooting sensation, making it difficult to move or stand up straight. If the pain lasts for longer than three months, it can be considered chronic. Certain medical conditions can cause chronic low back pain, including:

  • A herniated disc
  • Nerve pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • A compression fracture

These conditions can be quite painful, making daily activities difficult to complete. Fortunately, there are remedies available to manage your low back pain and help you continue with your daily life.

Treatments Available for Low Back Pain

If you are experiencing chronic lower back pain, your first step is to contact your doctor to find out the underlying condition that may be contributing to the pain. We will review the cause of your pain and outline specific treatment options for you depending on the source of your low back pain. Our team will come up with a plan that will fit with your lifestyle and goals. We offer the following treatments:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulator trial
  • Facet joint medial branch block
  • Radiofrequency ablation and neurotomy
Why Choose Janerich Pain Specialists?

When you are suffering from low back pain, you need to trust a pain management specialist who has the skills, the education, and the experience necessary to take care of you. Janerich Pain Specialists is the only physician team in Northeastern Pennsylvania you should trust for your pain management.

Don’t spend another day in pain. We’re here to help you. If you are suffering from a herniated discs, nerve pain, stenosis, a compression fracture, or any other condition that causes low back pain, now is the time to contact our team at Janerich Pain Specialists. We are now accepting new patients for evaluation and management. Schedule your appointment today.



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Real Clients...Real Stories

I was recently referred to Dr. Janerich by my podiatrist regarding chronic pain in my knees that I have suffered from for years due to osteoarthritis. I have had pain in my knees since I was 38 years old; I am now 65.

I have tried a multitude of treatments. Among them: Laser treatments, physical therapy, Synvisc injections by an Orthopedic doctor, acupuncture and serious pain pills, along with hundreds of dollars of supplements that promised to turn me into Wonder Woman. [That never happened] No former treatments ever gave me any long-lasting relief. When I saw Dr. Janerich, he gave me something I hadn't experienced in years, "HOPE".

He offered me a nerve block procedure to ease my pain and other options for longer term relief. He was patient and thorough. I never knew there was a bridge treatment between the Synvisc injections and total knee replacements.

So far, the nerve block has been working like a miracle. I may never run a marathon, but I feel so much better. My outlook is positive and I am sure glad I went for this treatment.

Dr. Janerich's staff is friendly and personable. I would recommend anyone to come to this office for pain relief.

— Alice

Approximately 20 years ago, I had a work related injury that resulted in serious injury to both my upper and lower back also affecting my legs. There have been many times that the pain in my legs was so severe that I didn't even think they would hold me up.

After endless visits to chiropractors, acupuncturists and physical therapists I still ended up with limited or no relief. In some cases it actually made my pain worse.

I went to see two surgeons from The University of Philadelphia who told me that I would need several surgery's and even if everything went perfectly I would still only have about 50% relief. They told me that we all have our crosses in life to bear and that I should consider this mine. They felt the risk and recovery from multiple surgery's would not be worth any minimal reward. I was so discouraged and resolved to the fact that there was no choice but to live with this debilitating pain. I didn't want to take pain killers as they would only mask the pain for a short time and I would just have to keep taking them. This was not an option for me. I took Tylenol and tried to aggravate my back as little as possible.

Anyone who has a back injury or chronic pain knows exactly what I'm talking about. You still have to live your daily life in spite of it. I became very depressed believing that this was just how it was going to be.

About three months ago, I began treatment with Dr. David Janerich. He introduced me to new options and procedures which aren't regularly practiced or even recognized in our area that might help with my chronic pain. I figured, what do I have to lose.

After several injection treatments, for the first time in 20+ years I finally have received considerable relief. I am able to perform my normal daily functions with little to no pain. Things that people normally take for granted were now possible. My leg pain is totally gone
now and any back pain I have is minimal. I never thought that this would have been possible for me.

His entire staff have been great. They handled all necessary paperwork and pre-authorizations from the insurance company. They are all compassionate and truly care about their patients.

Dr. Janerich's dedication in helping his patients obtain a life without severe chronic pain is second to none. I would highly recommend that anyone who was in my condition give him the opportunity to use these same procedures and change their lives as well.