Back Pain

Neurosurgeons located in Long Beach, CA
Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Long Beach, CA

If persistent back pain interferes with your physically active lifestyle, you may need treatment. At Coast Neurosurgical Associates in Long Beach, California, cutting-edge surgical techniques are available to treat the underlying cause of your pain and improve the health of your spine. The team creates customized treatment plans using physical therapy, medications, and minimally invasive surgical modalities to provide long-lasting pain relief. Call the office to schedule a back pain consultation or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q&A

What is back pain?

Back pain can result from poor posture, muscle strains, repetitive motion injuries, or traumatic injuries. Your cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower) spine comprise bones, joints, muscles, and nerves working together to stabilize your body and give you a critical range of motion. However, due to the structural complexity of your spine, your back is susceptible to acute problems that affect its health and function.

You can also develop chronic back pain from degenerative diseases or structural abnormalities in your spine.

When should I seek medical attention for back pain?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with Coast Neurosurgical Associates if you have stiffness or sharp pain in your back that doesn’t go away with rest. You may also need an evaluation if you have headaches or radiating pain in your shoulders, arms, or legs that interferes with your ability to be physically active.

The team can diagnose and treat many conditions that cause chronic back pain, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc herniations
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis and other spinal deformities

Using X-rays, CT scans, and/or MRIs, the team identifies the cause of your back pain and creates a plan to relieve it.

How is back pain treated?

Initially, your treatment plan may involve conservative therapies to reduce inflammation and pain in your spine. These therapies may include:

  • Rest
  • Medications
  • Hot-and-cold therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic or acupuncture therapies

You may need to make changes to your lifestyle to help your spine heal on its own; however, if alternative therapies aren’t enough, the team at Coast Neurosurgical Associates can intervene surgically. 

While It’s usually the last resort to treat chronic back pain, Coast Neurosurgical Associates works with you to diagnose if your pain results from nerve compression, spinal deformities, and degenerative disc disease.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for chronic back pain, call the practice or book a consultation online today.