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Back Pain Specialist

Source Healthcare

Spine, Sports, and Interventional Pain Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

Back pain – aka lumbar spine injuries – come in a variety of types and forms of pain. They can range from mild to severe, and may come about from an accident or long term wear and tear. Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. At Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California, the team of caring physicians work with you to help resolve your back pain. To request your appointment today, call our office or click the online scheduling tool.

Back Pain Q & A

Sometimes you can strain your back muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of back pain. Lumbar strain, a soft tissue injury to the back, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Common Causes

  • Degenerative Disc
  • Herniated Slipped Disc
  • Facet Arthritis
  • Facet Cyst (Synovial Cyst)
  • Spondylosis (Bone Spurs)
  • Spondylolysis (Pars Defect, Pars Fracture)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Slipped Vertebrae)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post Surgical Syndrome
  • Nerve Compression
  • Compression Fracture
  • Sprain & Strain
  • Myalgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sacroiliitis



We concentrate on finding the Source of your pain first. There are many factors that may contribute, and the solution may be one or more of these factors.

We view your spinal pain as a mathematic equations.

D (spinal disc) + N (Nerve) + B (Bone) + F (Facet Joint) + M (Muscle) = Pain

A diagnosis is synthesized after symptoms, physical exam findings, and radiologic imaging have been reviewed. Then, we can place a value on each of the variables and decide which to target for treatment.



  • Stem Cell Procedures
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Epidural Injections
  • Nerve Root Blocks
  • Facet Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy (Radiofrequency Ablation)
  • Coolief (Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation)
  • Facet Cyst (Synovial Cyst) Rupture
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency
  • Superion Interspinous Spacer (Stenosis)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator (Chronic Pain)
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulator (Chronic Pain)
  • Kyphoplasty (Compression Fracture)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion (Sacroiliitis
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Ozone Therapy