Low Back Pain Specialist

Source Healthcare

Spine, Sports, & Pain Medicine Center & Interventional Orthopedic and Surgical Pain Medicine Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

Low back pain is a widespread problem, causing millions of days of lost work across the United States each year. Fortunately, the team at Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California, offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments both to relieve your low back pain and heal the condition causing it. If low back pain is interfering with your life, call Source Healthcare or make an appointment online today.

Low Back Pain Q & A


What causes low back pain?

Many factors contribute to back pain. For example, in many cases, lower back pain is due to an injury that causes a ligament or muscle strain. You might pick up a heavy object without using the proper form or twist your back while playing a sport. Other common causes of low back pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Disc injuries
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Compression fractures

If you have low back pain, make an appointment at Source Healthcare. The team offers expert diagnostics to identify the specific issue causing your pain.

What is sciatica?

Contrary to popular belief, sciatica is not a condition in itself. It’s actually a collection of symptoms, including low back pain, caused by compression of your sciatic nerve. Sciatica also includes pain that shoots down through one or both of your buttocks and legs, numbness, and weakness. 

How is low back pain diagnosed?

The team at Source Healthcare provides comprehensive exams, radiologic imaging, and other diagnostic tests. They consider these factors to identify the specific injury or condition causing your pain. Then, based on your symptoms and test results, they create a customized treatment plan to relieve your pain and heal the issue causing it. 

How is low back pain treated?

The team at Source Healthcare offer a comprehensive range of innovative treatments to address lower back pain. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Facet blocks
  • Facet rhizotomy (radiofrequency ablation)
  • Coolief* (cooled radiofrequency ablation)
  • Pulsed radiofrequency
  • SuperionⓇ interspinous spacer 
  • Spinal cord stimulator (SCS)
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulator
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Sacroiliac (S) joint fusion 
  • Percutaneous discectomy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Ozone therapy

The team also regularly participates in clinical research and trials to test the efficacy of emerging biological treatments such as stem cell therapies. As a result, the team can recommend procedures and therapies that may not be widely available. 

They’re committed to staying at the cutting edge of medical technology. This allows the team to deliver the best possible treatment and care to help you lead an active, pain-free life. 

If you have low back pain, call Source Healthcare or schedule a consultation online today for a genuinely attentive, personalized approach to medicine.