Back Pain Specialist

Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians

Vivek Babaria, DO, FAAPMR

Sports Medicine, Pain Management & Interventional Spine Specialist located in Costa Mesa, CA, Long Beach, CA & Anaheim, CA

Low back pain affects approximately 577 million people around the world today. If you live with back pain, it’s probably hard to imagine not suffering — but Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians puts it within your reach. Vivek Babaria, DO, FAAPMR, and the team of elite pain management specialists find the root cause of your back pain using high-tech diagnostic protocols. They use this information to expertly administer cutting-edge pain treatments for true back pain relief. There are offices in Costa Mesa, Anaheim, and Long Beach, California, so call the one nearest you or click online booking now.

Back Pain Q&A

What causes back pain?

Back pain occurs for many reasons, including:

  • Bulging discs
  • Nerve compression
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Spinal trauma, such as sports or auto accidents

Sometimes, problems within your spine can cause not only back pain but also pain in distant areas. For example, spinal nerve compression could cause radiating pain in an arm or leg.

How is back pain diagnosed?

The Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians team focuses on identifying the root cause of your chronic back pain because it’s the only way to determine the specific evidence-based treatments that will work for you. 

The team uses a careful medical record review and physical exams, along with advanced ultrasound and X-ray diagnostics, to find the underlying reason for your back pain so they can prescribe the treatment you need.  

How is back pain treated?

Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians offers many different options for back pain treatment because they know that everyone has different circumstances and needs. 

Usually, treatment starts with more conservative measures like osteopathic manipulation, physical therapy and lifestyle changes. For example, healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss may relieve some of the pressure on your spine. Physical therapy can strengthen your spine’s support muscles and improve your comfort. 

If these approaches don’t produce the relief you need, a number of pain management tactics can help. These include:

Injections  

There are many different types of injections to relieve back pain. Injections generally contain a steroid to reduce inflammation and an anesthetic to numb the area. The injections offered at Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians include epidural injections, nerve blocks, sympathetic nerve blocks, facet joint injections, and sacroiliac joint injections. 

Minimally invasive procedures

Minimally invasive procedures for back pain include implanted options like spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, intradiscal platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, vertebral augmentation with kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty, indirect spinal decompression with Superion® by Vertiflex™, and nerve ablation with radiofrequency ablation and the Intracept® procedure.

The team uses ultrasound and X-ray guidance to administer all pain management procedures using peak precision.

The elite pain management specialists at Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians can find the cause of your back pain and use the most advanced evidence-based treatments to resolve it. Call the nearest office or click on the scheduling feature to arrange your appointment now.