Back Pain

Paul Sandhu, MD -  - Pain Management

Pain Solvers

Paul Sandhu, MD

Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in North Beach/Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA & Pleasant Hill, CA

The leading cause of doctor’s visits, chronic back pain prevents millions of American adults from engaging in their daily activities. The medical team at Pain Solvers provides back pain consultations at their office in the North Beach/Telegraph Hill area of San Francisco, and expert treatment at their Pleasant Hill, California office. The team of highly-trained specialists offers integrative pain management treatments to help you manage your back pain. From herniated discs to spinal stenosis or other back conditions, the specialists at Pain Solvers can help reduce pain so you can enjoy life again. Use the online scheduler to request an appointment or call the practice today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Your spine is made of a complex structure of bones, nerves, ligaments, and muscles that can experience overuse, injury, or age-related conditions that cause back pain. Herniated discs, hereditary conditions or degenerative conditions to your spinal area make it painful to participate in everyday activities such as sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time. Chronic back pain reduces your mobility and affects your quality of life.

The most common causes of back pain include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle strains
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Poor posture
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Compression fractures

What are the pain management options for back pain?

The pain management specialists at Pain Solvers take an integrative, holistic approach to treating your back pain. First, the cause of your pain is diagnosed, so your provider can recommend an appropriate treatment method. Pain management focuses on restoring mobility and minimizing pain to allow you to return to an active lifestyle or get back to work.

Your customized back pain treatment plan usually begins with noninvasive or minimally invasive options, including a combination of the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Topical pain relievers
  • Antidepressants
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care

If you don’t experience relief from your back pain using these methods, your Pain Solvers provider might recommend surgery. If you experience back pain, you should seek treatment to prevent further complications. 

Acute back injuries that don’t heal properly can cause arthritis or degenerative conditions. Give Pain Solvers a call or use the online booking tool to diagnose the cause of your back pain and discuss possible treatment options.

How do I prevent back pain?

There are steps you can take to prevent mild back pain or to prevent chronic pain from flaring up again after you’ve been able to manage your back pain. At-home methods to prevent back pain include:

  • Daily stretching or yoga practice
  • Weight management
  • Sleeping with a supportive mattress and pillow
  • Practicing good posture
  • Not smoking 

If your back pain becomes chronic and prevents you from going to work or enjoying your daily activities, ask the pain management team at Pain Solvers for long-term relief options. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.