Definition & Symptoms
Back pain can be a symptom of many different illnesses and conditions. The main cause of the pain can be a problem with the back itself or by a problem in another part of the body. In many cases, doctors can’t find a cause for the pain. When a cause is found, common explanations include:
Stress or injury involving the back muscles, including back sprain or strain; chronic overload of back muscles caused by obesity; and short term overload of back muscles caused by any unusual stress, such as lifting or pregnancy
Disease or injury involving the back bones (vertebrae), including fracture from an accident or as a result of the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis
Degenerative arthritis, a “wear and tear” process that may be related to age, injury and genetic predisposition.
Disease or injury involving the spinal nerves, including nerve injury caused by a protruding disk (a fibrous cushion between vertebrae) or spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal)
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Treatment & Diagnosis
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Your treatment plan is designed for steady progress, with every phase promptly implemented.
New Technology for Chronic Pain Suffers
Administering ultrasound guided joint injections is a non-invasive, non-ionizing interventional pain management modality thats gaining popularity. The option provides direct visualization of soft tissues while offering real-time needle advancements without the risks of radiation. Doctors can diagnose soft tissue areas impacted by pain as they are administering cortisone injections. This diagnostic ability allows the provider to target the pain with greater precision. Ultrasound guided joint injections offer an easier and more effective way to free patients from pain.
* Treatment plans range from less invasive procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma Injections to more complex procedures such as Kyphoplasty, MILD procedure, Percutaneous Disc Decompression, Spinal Cord Stimulators, and Programmable Medication Pump Implants. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroid injection is a technique in which corticosteroids and a local anesthetic are injected into the epidural space around the spinal cord in an effort to improve spinal stenosis, spinal disc herniation, or both. It is of unclear benefit with a rare rate of major side effects.....
Nerve Root Injections
A nerve root injection assists in determining which nerve root is responsible for your leg or arm pain and may be used in an attempt to decrease the pain from an inflamed nerve...
Auricular Electrical Percutaneous Neurostimulation Therapy
Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) and percutaneous neuromodulation therapy (PNT) have been evaluated for the treatment of a variety of chronic musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain conditions including low back pain, neck pain, diabetic neuropathy, chronic headache, and surface hyperalgesia....
Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an innovative technology that addresses some of the most difficult pain problems experienced....
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Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California provide an array of services for patients with acute or chronic pain. Each patient is comprehensively evaluated by a physician, and treatment plans are tailored to meet each individuals needs.
Diagnostic studies and medication may be prescribed. Various Intervention procedures may be utilized including less invasive Regenerative Medicine Platelets rich plasma (PRP) therapies and steroid injections to more complex procedures, such as, radiofrequency, neural ablation procedures, peripheral nerve stimulators, percutaneous spinal cord stimulators and programmable medication pump implants.