Chronic back pain is a common occurrence, especially among people who work in manual labor jobs and those with underlying spinal injuries. At California Pain Medicine Center, the experienced pain management team offers diagnostic testing to identify the underlying cause of your pain. They also provide personalized treatment plans using advanced therapies like epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, and the minimally invasive mild® procedure. To schedule an evaluation of your back pain, call the pain management office in Santa Monica, California, or book a consultation online today.
Acute back pain is most often the result of strains or overuse of the muscles and ligaments in the spine. This type of pain generally goes away with over-the-counter medications and rest within a few days.
If you have chronic back pain that lasts longer than six months, it might be due to one or more spinal conditions, such as:
You might also develop chronic back pain over time due to age-related changes in your spine or obesity.
If chronic back pain is interfering with your quality of life or your ability to stay active, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at California Pain Medicine Center for a proper diagnosis.
Untreated conditions that cause chronic back pain can worsen over time and ultimately lead to disability.
The team at California Pain Medicine Center works closely with you to provide an accurate diagnosis. They review your medical history, your work responsibilities, and your usual activities to pinpoint what’s causing your back pain.
The team also offers in-office X-rays and other diagnostic imaging technologies to get a closer look at the inner structures of your spine. These noninvasive tests create pictures of your vertebrae and protective spinal discs to identify the location of damage or other spinal abnormalities.
Once they understand your diagnosis, the physicians personalize a pain management plan to get your pain and other symptoms under control.
The team at California Pain Medicine Center offers a variety of treatments to relieve chronic back pain. Depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your pain, you might be a candidate for treatments like:
To treat lower back pain that results from spinal stenosis (the narrowing of your lower lumbar spine), the team offers the mild® procedure. This short, outpatient procedure requires no anesthesia and uses only tiny incisions to remove small pieces of bone and excess tissue, relieving pressure on your spinal nerves.
California Pain Medicine Center also offers a functional restoration program that coordinates treatment with a pain management specialist, psychologist, and physical therapies to restore function in your spine and keep your pain under control.
Your back pain doesn’t have to limit you any longer. Call California Pain Medicine Center to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for back pain or book an appointment online today.