The spine is composed of bony vertebrae with soft-tissue discs in between to cushion the vertebrae.
This complex structure serves as an anchor for the body. It allows for flexibility and upright stability and provides protection for vital neural structures.
Unfortunately, the spine is vulnerable to injury, for athletes and non-athletes alike. Active people are at risk for strains, sprains, damage to the discs, and even fractured vertebrae. Spinal injuries can be caused by sports, falls, car accidents, or even just working around the house or in the yard. At Full Range Spine & Ortho, we strive to deliver the best back pain treatment Los Angeles has to offer. Learn more about our many options of treatment and see which is right for you.
Dr. Roy Nini offers treatments to provide back pain relief in Los Angeles.
At Full Range Ortho, our spinal rehabilitation treatments are focused on:
Decreasing back and neck pain;
Improving mobility and function; and
Creating stability to help ensure a safe return to work, play, and daily living.
What Causes Damage to the Spine?
Back problems can result from all types of injuries and various medical conditions.
Injuries to the spine and soft tissue can occur in almost any sport. With how active people are in Los Angeles they are constantly looking for where the best back pain relief Los Angeles has to offer. Dr. Nini and Dr. Lee are proud to answer that call for help. Common injuries to the spine in sports include:
Neck injuries: This occurs most frequently in contact sports, such as football, in which the cervical spine (neck area) has a greater risk for injury.
Lower back injuries: Many sports activities subject the lower back to a great deal of strain. These include repetitive impact sports, such as running; weight-bearing after range-of-motion, as in weightlifting; and sports that involve twisting motions, such as golf or tennis.
Upper back injuries: The middle portion of the spine in the region of the ribcage is known as the thoracic spine. Because it is relatively immobile with plenty of support, this area of the spine is less likely to be injured than the neck or the lower back. The most common sports injuries in the thoracic spine include rib fractures, intercostal neuralgia (a painful disorder of the nerves between the ribs), and muscle strain in sports that involve rotating the torso, such as swimming, tennis, golf, skiing, and weight-training with rotation.
Common Causes of Spinal Problems and Back Pain
In addition to sports, there are many ways to injure the spine and many common causes of back pain:
Sprains and strains: A sprain is an injury to a ligament, while a strain involves damage to a muscle and/or tendon. Spinal strains and sprains can occur in car accidents and falls, with poor body mechanics (such as lifting and twisting at the same time), and in any number of ways.
Compression of the spinal nerve: The spinal nerve roots extend from the spinal cord and join to form the spinal nerves. When a spinal nerve root is entrapped, pinched, or compressed, it becomes inflamed and causes pain. Different disorders can cause nerve compression, including bone spurs, thickened ligaments, and a herniated disc.
Degenerative disc disease: This condition of the spine is more common with aging. As we grow older, the discs between the vertebrae begin to dehydrate and lose volume. This reduces the space between the vertebrae and narrows the nerve passage, leading to a variety of spinal problems.
Herniated disc: A herniated disc occurs when the contents of a disc between two vertebrae spill out through the tough, protective, outer layer of the disc. Depending on where the herniated disc is located on the spine and the severity of the resulting nerve compression, the patient may experience pain in the leg, thigh, or buttocks, as well as the back.
Non-Surgical Treatment for the Spine
Back problems can result from sports injuries, accidents, and a range of chronic medical conditions. With state-of-the-art technology, a number of innovative treatment options are available to relieve back pain and promote healing without surgery.
If you have suffered an injury to the spine or have chronic back pain, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills. After an in-depth consultation and careful evaluation, he can custom-tailor a treatment plan for you. Our goal at Full Range Ortho is to significantly relieve your pain, achieve healing, and improve your quality of life.
Chronic pain in the neck can make a person’s life miserable. It may include limited range of motion, also known as a stiff neck. When neck pain involves the nerves, there may be numbness, tingling, and weakness in the arms or hands.
Dr. Roy Nini performs non-operative treatments to help neck injuries heal and to manage acute and chronic back pain in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. At Full Range Ortho, you can expect compassionate, comprehensive care, persistence in treatment, and an individually-tailored treatment plan.
Dr. Roy Nini is a back pain doctor in Los Angeles providing non-operative and interventional treatments for the spine. He offers a range of treatment options, including:
- Biological treatments
- Interventional pain management
- Stem cell therapy
About Neck Pain
The structures of the neck include muscles, nerves, vertebrae, and the discs separating the vertebrae. Neck pain can begin in any of these structures. It may also originate in another area of the body near the neck, such as the head, jaw, shoulders, back, or upper arms.
Neck pain can be caused by muscle strain or tension from poor posture or activities such as bending over a desk for an extended period of time. When it involves tingling, numbness, or weakness in the limbs, there may be a muscle spasm or slipped disc pinching or pressing on a nerve.
The cervical spine (neck area) is frequently injured in contact sports, such as football or rugby. Sports injuries, auto accidents, falls, and other types of trauma can cause serious injuries to the neck, including whiplash, fractured vertebrae, and injury to the blood vessels.
Herniated disc, arthritis, and other medical conditions can also lead to chronic neck pain and stiffness.
When to See a Doctor for Neck Pain?
Minor neck strain usually can be treated with homecare options such as:
- Heat and ice
- Slow range-of-motion exercises
- Massage of the painful areas
- Ibuprofen or acetaminophen
However, you should seek medical attention for neck pain right away if:
Symptoms do not go away in one week
Neck pain was caused by trauma – a blow, fall, or injury
Pain does not subside with regular doses of over-the-counter pain medication
You have difficulty swallowing or breathing in addition to neck pain
You are experiencing numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand or arm
Interventional Treatments for Neck Pain
At Full Range Ortho, Dr. Roy Nini offers a range of non-operative treatments for the neck, including:
- Physical therapy
- Stem cell therapy
- Conservative care
We provide an exceptional level of personalized care for each patient we treat. We care, we listen, and we don’t give up. Our goal is to achieve pain relief and healing, help prevent future injuries, and get you back in the game with full range of motion, healthy and restored.
The most appropriate treatments for you will depend on the cause, nature, and severity of your neck pain.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini at Full Range Ortho in Los Angeles or Beverly hills to receive a custom-tailored neck pain treatment plan.
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