Options include several types of epidural injections, radio frequency ablation, stem cell therapy, facet injections, occipital blocks, spinal cord stimulator implants, and joint injections to name a few.
At Intelligent Pain Solutions Beverly Hills, you will be treated with compassion, respect and a very high level of skill!
Treatments at Intelligent Pain Solutions are cutting edge and performed by a first rate pain management doctors in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Over twenty five pain therapies are available including stem cell therapy for the spine and ALL joints!
How is back pain treated?
The treatment of back pain usually depends on the cause. Treatment options at our Beverly Hills back pain management clinic includes :
Physical therapy – For strengthening core muscles that support the back, the back pain doctor may recommend physical therapy. The therapist works with the patient to improve mobility and flexibility of the spine. Pain relief measures offered by the therapist include heat and cold therapy, massage, and electrical stimulation.
Medications – For relief of pain and inflammation, the doctor may prescribe prescription strength NSAIDs, such as ketoprofen or naproxen sodium. In addition, certain analgesic medications are prescribed short-term, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. Other drugs used include anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and topical counter-irritants, which stimulate the nerves to reduce the sensation of pain.
Chiropractic care – The chiropractor can perform spinal manipulation and mobilization using his/her hands. This therapy involves massage, adjustments, and manipulation of the spine to improve pain.
Nerve blocks – To block nerve condition from specific body areas, this approach involves injecting long-acting anesthetics, with or without steroids, near the nerve root. Nerve blocks have a 75-80% success rate, based on recent clinical reports.
Epidural steroid injection (ESI) – For short-term pain relief, the back pain doctor can inject a corticosteroid, with or without an anesthetic agent, into the epidural space (right outside the spinal cord). A recent clinical study found the efficacy rate of ESI to be 80-90%.
Radiofrequency Ablation – This has been a revolutionary procedure for back pain, as it can provide 6-24 months of consistent pain relief. If the pain comes back, studies show a repeat radiofrequency lesioning can be just as effective.
Facet Blocks/Medial Branch Blocks – These are outpatient procedures involving the injection of numbing medicine plus/minus steroid. In addition to offering pain relief for months at a time, they also perform as a diagnostic procedure.
Regenerative Medicine – Procedures for back pain include stem cell therapy with bone marrow or amniotic derived stem cells. These procedures are showing excellent benefits in small studies so far.
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