At the Orthohealing Center, we take your back pain as seriously as you do.
After diagnosing the underlying cause of your discomfort, we’ll do everything within our power to heal the area and relieve your symptoms, so you can get back to your sport and your life.
Common causes of back pain
There are countless forms of back pain, and a variety of injuries and diseases can cause discomfort in this area of the body. Some of the most common ones we see among our patients in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas include:
Osteoarthritis is characterized by the gradual wearing down of protective cartilage. When this condition affects the back, it causes damage to the bones that results in chronic pain, stiffness and limited mobility.
If ligaments in your back and spine are stretched or torn, it’s called a back sprain. In most cases, this injury causes severe pain in the damaged area.
If your back muscles are overworked, they may start to contract, and can even stay contracted– also known as a muscle spasm. Muscle spasms can present with intense pain and stiffness until the spasm resolves.
Within the spine are flexible disks that cushion your bones and absorb shock. When these disks are damaged, they may compress a nerve resulting in lower extremity numbness, pain, weakness or tingling.
When a muscle in the back is overexerted or injured, causing pain and stiffness, this type of injury is generally classified as a back strain. This can often be the result of trying to lift an object that is too heavy, and can result in excruciating pain and disability.
Diagnosing the underlying cause of your pain
When you arrive at the Orthohealing Center for some of the best back pain treatment Los Angeles & Beverly Hills have to offer, our priority will be to figure out the root of the problem. We want to achieve the correct diagnosis right away, integrating a comprehensive history and hands-on exam along with state-of-the-art imaging, so we can provide you with the most efficient treatment options.
To begin, we’ll talk to you about your symptoms, which will provide us with critical information about your underlying condition. We will then perform a physical exam, during which we’ll check for posture problems, evaluate your back for tenderness and trigger points, and assess your spine for biomechanical issues. If we suspect certain injuries, such as a herniated disk or nerve injury, we will likely order additional imaging tests to obtain a definitive diagnosis.
Regenerative therapies for your back pain
At the Orthohealing Center, you can rest assured that you’re in the best possible hands with our internationally-recognized physiatrists. Our goal throughout your back pain treatment is not only to relieve your symptoms – but also to heal your underlying injury and prevent a recurrence. We want to treat your condition as quickly and effectively as possible – so you can get off the sidelines, and back to your life.
To that end, we will attempt to avoid surgery whenever possible, and we’ll stay away from temporary Band-Aid fixes. Frequently, we’ll focus on treating your back pain naturally with regenerative biologic options, such as bone marrow stem cell therapy, PRP injections and neural prolotherapy. These treatments can potentially allow us to naturally heal the underlying damage while relieving your symptoms – so that you can hopefully make as close to a full recovery as possible.