Back and neck pain can stop you in your tracks, and can negatively influence your physical and mental well being. At LA Orthopedics, our goal is to stop the pain and get you back to living your best life again. We accomplish this through advanced diagnostic tools and treatments for optimal pain relief and healing.
Proper diagnosis is the first step in helping you feel better. It is critical that we learn about how your pain started. If your pain is the result of a recent injury or accident, time is of the essence. We offer an array of imaging options including x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI,* to see exactly what is going on so we can help you get better as soon as possible.
We also specialize in addressing long-term neck/back pain. Starting with your medical history and a physical exam, we will evaluate what tests are needed to find out exactly what is causing you pain. Our next step is providing you with effective treatments that will bring you relief.
For more serious spine issues that may require surgical intervention, we can refer you to one of several trusted spine specialists in the greater Los Angeles area.
The types of treatment we recommend will depend on your individual circumstances and physical condition. Generally, we will recommend one or more of the following treatment modalities.
Physical therapy helps to strengthen the body, restore flexibility, and ultimately improve mobility. This is usually achieved through a series of sessions with a physical therapist, or someone with expert knowledge in kinesiology.
Treatment sessions with your physical therapist can be done in the office, and most times you will be given additional exercises to do at home in between appointments. Some tools that may be used for physical therapy include hydrotherapy, resistance bands, and exercise machines.
Acupuncture has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine, and offers pain relief through restoring the body’s flow of energy. Our body contains hundreds of energy points that flow throughout the body.
An acupuncturist has extensive knowledge in how energy is mapped throughout the body. Fine needles are inserted into the skin to release energy blockages and restore proper energy flow. These treatments provide pain relief and prompt the body to heal itself so that energy balance is restored.
Chiropractic medicine offers a holistic approach to treating pain. By treating the whole person, the body can be brought back into balance, providing pain relief and jump-starting the healing process.
Chiropractic doctors are experts in re-alignment of the spine, neck, and body as well as providing instruction on exercises to improve posture, muscle strength, and flexibility. Their intimate knowledge of human anatomy allows them to treat an array of physical pain issues including sciatica, muscle imbalances, and much more.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections provide patients with instant relief through targeting the specific muscles where pain originates. For some people, muscle knots are the sole cause of pain and discomfort. For others, muscle knots can also affect nerves, leading to extreme pain that radiates to other areas.
Injections into the muscles that trigger this pain can help alleviate the knots, thus relieving the pain altogether. Corticosteroids, numbing medication, or sterile saline water are the most commonly used solutions that are injected.
LA Orthopedics – Pain Relief Experts
If you’re suffering from debilitating pain, we offer a variety of effective treatments to bring you comfort and relief. We don’t stop there – we also help your body heal so that you can move forward being stronger, healthier, and happier.
Contact us today for a consultation to find out how we can enhance your life by helping you live with less pain.