BACK PAIN

Integrative, whole-body pain management, treatment and rehabilitation is what we do. The treatment options include both conservative modalities and interventional spinal procedures (injections or implant stimulators), as well as outpatient surgical techniques that are minimally invasive.

Around 31 million Americans suffer from back pain. Your backbone supports movement and connects to your brain via millions of nerve roots. Any injury or stress to your spine can lead to a variety of health problems. Spine & Sports Medical Group has helped many patients in Campbell, California and San Jose to relieve back pain and regain their mobility and freedom. Spine & Sports Medical Group can help you if you have back pain. Call the office today or use the online scheduling tool.

Q & A BACK PAIN

What causes backache?

Your back is composed of many bones, ligaments and joints. Severe back pain can be caused by injury or strain due to overuse of any one of these components.

Although back pain is not a medical condition, it can be a sign of other conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Avoid overuse
  • Accidents or injuries
  • Skeletal deformities

Back pain can be caused by diseases or it can develop over time due to poor lifestyle choices such as smoking, not exercising enough, and slouching.

How can you diagnose back pain conditions?

Spine & Sports Medical Group employs a variety of diagnostic tests to pinpoint the source of your back pain. These include:

Discogram

A discogram is a diagnostic procedure in which your specialist injects a special dye into the injured area of the spine. The X-ray then examines the intervertebral discs to determine the source of your back pain.

The Electromyography (EMG), and Nerve Conduction Study (NCS).

EMG and NCS tests measure the electrical activity of your neurons and back muscles in order to diagnose dysfunction or damage that could cause back pain.

Injection of piriformis or sacroiliac sacroiliac

An injection of steroid to your sacroiliac or piriformis muscles can reduce inflammation and confirm a diagnosis of joint dysfunction.

The Spine & Sports Medical Group team can develop a personalized treatment plan based on your results from diagnostic tests.

How can you relieve back pain?

Once your diagnosis has been confirmed, a Spine & Sports Medical Group team member can recommend treatment options.

Injection therapy

There are many injection options available to relieve back pain. These include botox injections and epidural injections. Trigger point injections can also be given to specific areas such as your piriformis muscle or your sacroiliac joints.

Radiofrequency ablation and facet rhizotomy

Radiofrequency waves are used to heat up the nerves that cause chronic pain in your facet joints.

Nucleoplasty

Nucleoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure, uses imaging technology to remove small amounts of disc tissue and relieve nerve pressure.

Shockwave Orthotripsy(r).

Orthotripsy(r), also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, is a patent technology that delivers high-energy shockwaves in order to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes and increase blood vessel formation.

Spinal cord stimulator device

The spinal cord stimulator device uses electric impulses to interrupt pain signals in your brain and reduce the perception of back pain.

For more information about the extensive range of back pain treatments at Spine & Sports Medical Group call the office or use our online scheduling tool to schedule an appointment.

We also see patients from the surrounding cities of Santa Clara, San Jose and Los Gatos. Make an appointment today.

By Rajat

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