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Back Pain

Edgar Celis, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

California Pain Group

Edgar Celis, MD

Pain Management Physician located in San Rafael, CA & Daly City, CA

Back pain can impact your life, work, and overall sense of well-being. Edgar Celis, MD, of California Pain Group in San Rafael and Daly City, California, offers comprehensive, minimally invasive treatments for your back pain. Using advanced techniques and a conservative approach, he and his team provide quality spinal care and effective pain relief. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Back Pain

What is back pain? 

Back pain affects as many as 1 in 10 men and women, making it the leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain describes discomfort associated with any area of the spinal column, from the base of the neck to the buttocks. 

The spinal column is an intricate network of bone, tendons, and ligaments. It protects the spinal cord and spinal nerves, which allows sensation, movement, and function throughout the entire body. Back pain can range from mild to debilitating and may be short term or a chronic problem. 

Symptoms often associated with back pain include:

  • Numbness or tingling in extremities
  • Shooting pain in the buttocks, hips, or legs
  • Burning sensation in the buttocks, hips, or legs

 

If you have these symptoms, they may indicate spine or joint problems that may worsen over time if left untreated. Dr. Celis has extensive experience treating back pain due to a range of causes. 

What is the cause of my back pain? 

The underlying cause of back pain is sometimes difficult to pinpoint. Because the back is such a complex system, problems in one area of the spine may cause damage or symptoms apart from the underlying source of your pain. 

California Pain Group provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for conditions that may cause back pain, including:

  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc or disc injury
  • Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
  • Complex regional spine syndrome (CRPS)
  • Bone fractures or ligament tears
  • Sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Pinched or compressed nerves

 

Using advanced, minimally invasive treatments, Dr. Celis can treat the underlying cause of your back pain and help regain your mobility and improve the function of your spine. 

What are the treatments for back pain? 

Dr. Celis takes a conservative approach to treating back pain, using techniques that get to the root cause of your discomfort. As part of your initial consultation, he collects vital information about your symptoms, treatment history, health status, and functional abilities.

After identifying the cause of your back pain, he develops a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  • Regenerative therapies, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Joint or trigger point injection
  • Epidural injections
  • Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy
  • Nerve block
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation

 

The California Pain Group also offers medication management to ensure you are receiving the right medications in the right doses to improve your pain in the long term. 

For an expert consultation and back pain treatment plan, call or schedule an appointment with the California Pain Group today.