Back Pain Specialist

Comprehensive Pain Management Center

Pain Management located in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, & Santa Clarita, CA

Back pain is common and has many causes. Though most back pain resolves within a few weeks or sooner, some people suffer from chronic back pain that affects their quality of life. Comprehensive Pain Management Center in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, and Santa Clarita, California, specializes in diagnosing and treating back pain. The pain management practice takes an integrative approach to care, focusing on finding and treating the root cause of your back pain. Schedule your back pain consultation by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain refers to any type of pain you feel in your back. Though most back pain affects the lower back, you can also have upper back pain. 

Your pain may range from a dull, aching sensation to a sharp, shooting pain that radiates into your arms or legs. Back pain may also affect mobility or cause bowel or bladder problems. 

In most cases, back pain is an acute problem that resolves within a few days or weeks. Acute back pain, however, can turn chronic, causing symptoms that last three or more months.

Whether your back pain is acute or chronic, Comprehensive Pain Management Center can help you get relief. 

What causes back pain?

Most back pain results from mechanical stress, such as a herniated disc. But you may also develop back pain from an underlying health condition like arthritis. 

Other common causes of back pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal deformities such as scoliosis or kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Back pain may develop from injury, overuse, or degenerative changes that occur in your spine as you get older. 

What happens during a back pain consultation?

When you visit Comprehensive Pain Management Center for a back pain consultation, your provider conducts a thorough exam to find the root cause of your back pain. Finding the cause of your pain helps them create the most effective treatment plan.

Taking a holistic approach to care, your provider asks detailed questions about your pain and medical history to fully assess your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

In addition to a physical exam, they perform a neurological exam to determine if a compressed nerve is responsible for your pain. 

How is back pain treated?

Your back pain treatment plan at Comprehensive Pain Management Center focuses on improving your range of motion and relieving pain symptoms. Your provider may initially start with conservative treatments such as:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture

When conservative measures fail to ease your back pain, your provider may recommend interventional procedures such as steroid injections, local anesthetics, or regenerative medicine.

Comprehensive Pain Management Center also performs the Intracept® Procedure and Vertiflex™ Procedure for chronic low back pain. The practice also provides spinal cord stimulation to help patients suffering from chronic back pain. 

When these interventions fail, your provider may talk to you about surgical options.

For a holistic approach to back pain, call Comprehensive Pain Management Center or schedule an appointment online today.