Back Pain

Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute

Chronic Pain Physician and Headache Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA & Encino, CA

Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point during their lives, but for around 16 million adults, severe back pain limits their ability to complete day-to-day tasks. At Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute in Beverly Hills and Encino, California, Benjamin Taimoorazy, MD, provides comprehensive exams and testing to identify the root cause of your back pain and personalized treatment to relieve discomfort while you heal. Call or schedule a consultation online today for expert treatment of back pain.

Back Pain

What are some common causes of back pain?

Your spine, and the muscles and connective tissue that support it, are strong, but degenerative conditions, structural abnormalities, and injuries can lead to pain and disability. For example, injuries related to sports, accidents, or work are common causes of painful sprains and strains. 

Other common causes of back pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine)
  • Herniated discs
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Sacroiliitis 
  • Sciatica 
  • Scoliosis

Many of these conditions cause localized pain in your back as well as compress nerves, triggering pain, numbness, and weakness in your legs and feet. 

When should I talk to a doctor about back pain?

As mentioned, almost everyone has back pain at some point. In most cases, mild issues subside in a couple of days with rest, over-the-counter-medication, heat, and ice. If your pain persists for more than a few days or even worsens, make an appointment with Dr. Taimoorazy. 

How do you diagnose the cause of back pain?

At Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute, Dr. Taimoorazy provides thorough exams and diagnostic testing to identify the condition causing your pain. He begins by reviewing your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. 

Dr. Taimoorazy performs a physical exam, feeling your spine and back for inflammation and deformity. He also checks your neck, shoulders, and hips. He might ask you to walk around his office or perform some stretches so he can see if movement triggers your symptoms. 

When necessary, Dr. Taimoorazy uses X-rays, MRIs, and other imaging studies to evaluate your condition and locate the issue causing your back pain. 

How is back pain treated?

After identifying the cause of your pain, Dr. Taimoorazy creates a customized, multidisciplinary treatment plan to relieve your pain and heal your body. He combines therapies to address your condition from multiple angles to provide relief. 

Depending on your needs, your program could include:

  • Lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Discography
  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty 
  • Discectomy 
  • Spinal cord stimulator

Dr. Taimoorazy aims to relieve your pain, restore your mobility and quality of life, and reduce your reliance on medication. His goal is to provide long-lasting relief by healing the condition causing your pain instead of merely masking your symptoms. 

Call Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute or make an appointment online today if you need expert treatment for back pain.