Back and neck pain are among the leading reasons people see their doctors and miss work and school. It is also one of the costliest medical conditions. Though it sounds serious, most cases of back pain are not caused by serious conditions such as arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer, but rather from poor posture or from using poor body mechanics when working or lifting. Back pain can run the gamut from being a mild muscle strain to more serious nerve root and disc involved conditions. A proper diagnosis of back pain is important when deciding upon treatment options. So you need to see a leading specialist in back pain treatment in Beverly Hills, Dr. Sang Do Kim of SK Spine. He is a highly educated and experienced board certified orthopedic spine surgeon who has trained with the most recognized spinal deformity and cervical spine surgeons in the world. He is known to provide compassionate care and has a unique ability to explain the patient’s conditions in language they can understand. His surgical skill in minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as major deformity spinal surgeries is recognized by his peers in the spine community.
The back pain treatment in Beverly Hills is based upon Dr. Kim’s diagnosis. In many cases, back strain is a major cause of back problems. Lifting something heavy or incorrectly, or repetitive movement, may cause a muscle to tighten up causing pain. In other cases, the shortened muscle pulls on the vertebrae of the spine resulting in nerve compression and pain. Rest is often prescribed along with ice packs and over the counter analgesics. Gentle stretching exercises and the use of proper body mechanics are integral to healing and prevention. Malformations of the spine, such as scoliosis or kyphosis are also major causes of back pain. Depending upon the severity of the malformation, Dr. Kim may suggest remedial exercises and physical therapy. Surgery may also be an option for some patients.
More serious conditions require more invasive techniques. The choice of surgery is a last resort after non-invasive strategies have failed. Minimally invasive surgery is a specialty back pain treatment in Beverly Hills by Dr. Kim. Radiculopathy (pinched nerve), degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and sciatica are all treatable conditions that produce back or neck pain. Surgery is often the remedy for these conditions. To make sure you get the right diagnosis and treatment for your back pain, call Dr. Kim today.