Why might you be able to help me with my back pain when others say that they cannot?

At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we are devoted to restoring functionality and returning patients to their active life. Many of our patients can return to their usual activities with non-operative rehabilitation, but we use minimally invasive and highly effective procedures when surgery is needed.

The Marina Spine Center is a multidisciplinary spine services medical facility that provides a variety of highly specialized treatments for spinal injuries and conditions.

Our medical experts are trusted by sportspersons, Olympic medalists, and other professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and USGA. Over 20 highly-respected spine surgeons are always ready to help our patients restore their spinal function through:

  • unmatched expertise
  • years of combined experience
  • state-of-the-art technology

Back Pain Treatment Methods

The majority of cases of back pain are treated through over-the-counter medications; however, in certain situations, more substantial medical care is required under the guidance of a specialist, who might recommend other medication options, such as:

  • topical ointments: contain ingredients like lidocaine or ibuprofen that act as pain relievers
  • muscle relaxants: influence the central nervous system to alleviate pain and muscle spasms
  • steroid injections: they can hold off severe pain for about three months
  • opioids: despite their risk of addiction, when used with caution as prescribed, they can significantly reduce severe pain

When conservative management of back pain does not provide results and symptoms are getting increasingly worse, a surgical procedure may be the right step towards improving your condition. Your doctor will inform you of the benefits and risks of each type of treatment that you decide to follow, depending on the cause of your back pain.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/