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Back Pain Specialist

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine -  - Interventional Pain Management

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL

Back pain is a common problem that affects about 80% of people at some point during their life. Though most back pain resolves within a few weeks, if you have chronic back pain and traditional medical care isn’t helping, William J Cole Jr., DO, Sandeep Kola, DO, and the team at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine have a solution for you. The pain management specialists take a holistic approach to back pain that focuses on finding and fixing the underlying cause of your discomfort. Schedule a consultation by calling the office in Sarasota or Venice, Florida, or booking an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain includes any discomfort you feel in your back. The pain may range from a dull aching sensation to severe pain that makes getting out of bed impossible. 

There are two types of back pain: acute and chronic.

Acute back pain

Acute back pain is a short-term pain condition resulting from an injury or accident that lasts anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Most back pain is acute. 

Chronic back pain

Chronic back pain refers to back pain that lasts 12 or more weeks. This type of pain may develop after your acute back pain injury heals or from an underlying degenerative condition.

If you suffer from chronic back pain and have tried multiple treatments without getting relief, schedule a consultation with the experts at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine. 

What causes back pain?

Most back pain develops from a mechanical problem that affects the structure and function of your back and spine. Common causes include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal nerve compression
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures


It’s not always easy finding the underlying cause of chronic back pain. But finding the source of your pain is essential for getting relief. 

What can I expect during a back pain consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive exam when you visit OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine for a back pain consultation. 

The team conducts a comprehensive initial chart review, performs a physical exam, and runs diagnostic tests to uncover the exact underlying cause of your back pain. 

How is back pain treated?

The OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine team creates individualized multidisciplinary treatment plans for back pain. The practice utilizes conservative, interventional, and regenerative medicine treatments to reduce pain and improve function for all musculoskeletal and neuro diseases and disorders. 

Back pain treatment options include:


  • Caudal epidural steroid injection
  • Facet joint injection
  • Medial branch block
  • Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection
  • Radiofrequency treatment of the medial branch nerves
  • Sciatic solution treatments
  • Advanced pure platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments
  • Personalized durable medical equipment (DME)


For interventional pain management treatments, the team uses fluoroscopic- or ultrasound-guided imaging.

They may also recommend the No + Pain IV therapy cocktail to ease pain.

For long-term relief from your back pain, call OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today. 

Notes: Pain Reduction of All Musculo-Skeletal, Neuro, and Functional Improvement of All Disorders or Diseases with Proven Patient Benefits and Successes.

Dr Cole's Additional information