Back pain can be a debilitating condition that can harm your quality of life and make it difficult to even perform daily tasks. Coast Spine and Sports Medicine offers comprehensive treatment plans for back pain for patients in Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire.
What Is Back Pain?
Back pain refers to any pain along the spine or in the muscles, ligaments, and tendon of the back. Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world and one of the most common reasons for doctor visits and missed work. While most people experience back pain at some point, for some people, back pain becomes chronic and even debilitating.
How Much Does Upper and Lower Back Pain Treatment Cost in Orange County, CA?
The cost to treat back pain in Los Angeles County depends on many factors, including the cause and severity of your condition. We develop tailored treatment solutions that begin with the least invasive and most effective solutions first. During your first appointment, we will create a treatment plan and review the cost with you. Coast Spine and Sports Medicine accepts many forms of insurance as well as financing through CareCredit®.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain can be caused by a wide range of conditions, some minor and some more serious. While many forms of back pain are associated with spinal conditions like arthritis, back pain can also occur due to muscle strains.
Pain of the lower, upper, or mid-back can be caused by a range of conditions such as:
- Stress fracture
- Arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis
- Muscle strain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Abnormal curvature such as scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis
- Poor posture
- Spinal tumor
- Facet Joint Syndrome Treatment
What Are My Lower Back Pain Treatment Options in Orange County?
We will begin your treatment by assessing the underlying cause of your back pain. For some patients, evaluation will be combined with non-narcotic medication, acupuncture, chiropractic care, or a referral to physical therapy.
For some patients, high energy laser therapy (HELT) may be recommended for short-term pain relief. Lumbar steroid injections or facet joint injections may also be used to reduce inflammation and ease pain, especially in the case of lower back pain caused by a compressed nerve or arthritis.
Surgery is only recommended for lower back pain that isn’t relieved with conservative measures. The surgical procedure will depend on the cause of the lower back pain but may include microdiscectomy for a lumbar herniated disc causing sciatica, laminectomy to address a compressed nerve root, or spinal fusion for issues like degenerative disc disease or severe spinal curvature.
What Are My Upper Back Pain Treatment Options in Orange County?
Upper back pain may be treated in many of the same ways as lower back pain, beginning with non-surgical solutions like acupuncture, non-narcotic pain medication, and physical therapy. For some patients, cervical or thoracic steroid injections or facet joint injections are recommended for significant pain relief.
Surgery is used as a last resort for upper back pain that doesn’t improve with non-surgical methods. Surgical techniques can include discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, or vertebroplasty which can address a vertebral fracture.
You don’t need to live with chronic back pain. Coast Spine and Sports Medicine offers comprehensive treatment plans to address the cause of your pain and restore your quality of life. Contact us today to learn more about treatment options for upper and lower back pain in Los Angeles County and Orange County, CA.