Lower Back Pain Specialist

Summit Pain Alliance

Pain Management Specialists located in Santa Rosa, CA & Petaluma, CA

Known as the most common pain-causing issue that takes men and women to the doctor, back pain affects at least 80% of Americans during their lifetime. If you experience lower back pain on a regular basis, especially if it’s affecting your work or sleep, the pain management specialists at Summit Pain Alliance in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, California, can help. Rest assured, you won’t have to learn to live with lower back pain another day. Get started on your pain-relieving treatment by booking an exam through the website or over the phone with either office today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain is usually the result of some type of injury. For example, you can strain your back due to improper lifting. But your lower back pain may also be a sign of:

  • Nerve problems, such as sciatica 
  • Bulging, herniated, or ruptured disc
  • Arthritic deterioration
  • Abnormal growths
  • Bone fractures
  • Infections 

You can even develop lower back pain because of inherited deformities and skeletal irregularities. Scoliosis, which causes an abnormal curvature of your spine, for instance, can sometimes be the cause of widespread back pain. 

When should I see a doctor for lower back pain?

The pain management specialists at Summit Pain Alliance encourage you to come in to either clinic for lower back pain evaluation as soon as you start experiencing pain. It’s particularly important to see a doctor if your lower back pain is:

  • Making it uncomfortable for you to fall or stay asleep
  • Associated with trauma, such as a car accident
  • Not improving after a few days
  • Worsening with exercise 
  • Causing you to miss work

You also need to have a lower back pain exam at Summit Pain Alliance if you experience shooting or electrical pains that travel down your legs or leg muscle weakness. 

The team collects imaging tests, nerve studies, and other screenings necessary to confirm the cause of your lower back pain before designing your treatment plan. 

How does a doctor treat lower back pain?

After diagnosing you, your dedicated Summit Pain Alliance provider counsels you about all possible treatments that may relieve your discomfort, without resorting to prescription pain medications (whenever possible). 

Some of the most effective lower back pain treatments offered include:

  • Traction 
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy 
  • Cortisone injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Targeted stretching and muscle-building exercises

Summit Pain Alliance provides lower back pain treatment plans that provide fast-acting pain relief, in addition to promoting healing to reduce or stop the incidence of lower back pain. 

Click on the online booking feature to schedule your lower back pain exam at Summit Pain Alliance today. You can also call the office nearest you to speak with a team member.

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