Back Pain (Lumbar Pain)
Nationally Ranked Orthopedic Care in Orange County
Back pain is a common issue that affects millions of Americans, and nearly
everyone will experience low back pain, or lumbar pain, at some point
in their lives. While the severity of pain may vary, and although it may
be fleeting, there are a number of conditions and diseases that can cause
chronic, severe, and debilitating pain. In many cases, these underlying
issues can greatly reduce a person’s quality of life.
Lumbar pain (also known as lower back pain) is most often caused by sprains,
strains, and disc degeneration. Although difficult to bear, these issues
can often be effectively treated through conservative (non-surgical) approaches,
including medication, rest, and physical therapy. In cases where noninvasive
care does not alleviate pain or improve mobility, or when there is an
underlying condition or disorder, surgery may be required.
At the Center for Spine at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, our Board-Certified
specialists take a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to treating
lumbar pain and common spine conditions, including specialization in surgery
of the spine. Our focus is on helping you return to an active lifestyle
and to helping you meet the demands of daily life free from chronic pain
and limitations. We achieve this through a comprehensive approach that
begins with diagnosing your underlying issues.
Diagnosing Back Pain
Our specialists place an emphasis on accurate diagnoses, which is why we
work personally with patients to understand their symptoms and medical
history. We then utilize innovative technology and tools to help identify
any serious causes of pain. These include tests and imaging tools such
as bone scans, CT scans, MRI, X-ray, EMG, discography, SSEP, and more.
Once your underlying condition is diagnosed, we can evaluate available
treatment options and customize care according to your needs.
Treating Back Pain
Our orthopedic-specific, technically advanced facility enables our specialists
to provide effective care using state-of-the-art equipment and innovative
surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures that can
be performed on an outpatient basis.
These surgical treatments include:
Trust Award-Winning Orthopedic Care for Your Back Pain
Hoag Orthopedic Institute has been ranked five stars by Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS) for orthopedic care, a distinction that
speaks volumes about our level of expertise and our commitment to helping
patients secure the outcomes needed to restore, improve, and enhance their
health and mobility.
Our team works collaboratively to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate lumbar
pain, and is passionate about helping residents throughout Orange County
and beyond when they need it most.
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