Back Pain

RehabOne Medical Group -  - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

RehabOne Medical Group

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, & Salinas, CA

Back pain is an extremely common condition, affecting about 31 million Americans. Back pain is debilitating and can severely affect your day-to-day life. At RehabOne Medical Group, the experienced team has helped countless patients in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, and Salinas, California, relieve their back pain and get back their productivity. To get expert treatment for your back pain, call RehabOne Medical Group today.

Back Pain Q & A

Why is back pain so common?

Your back is a complex structure made up of bones, ligaments, joints, and muscles. An injury or strain to any of these parts can cause severe back pain. So can simple movements like bending to pick something off the floor or twisting abnormally. 

Back pain isn’t a condition itself, but a symptom of other medical problems. Most people experience back pain as they get older, but there are other causes, like:

  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Accidents and injury
  • Skeletal irregularities

Back pain is also brought on by lifestyle choices like slouching, being overweight, not exercising, and smoking. 

How do you diagnose back pain?

The team at RehabOne Medical Group conducts comprehensive examinations to determine the underlying cause of your back pain. During your evaluation, your specialist reviews your symptoms, onset of pain, and medical history. They also conduct a thorough physical exam, paying special attention to the area of your back causing the most discomfort.

To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, your specialist may request diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray, MRI, CT scan, or ultrasound. Blood tests and electrodiagnostic studies to assess nerve function or damage may also be recommended. 

How do you treat back pain?

After your examination, your specialist discusses your various treatment options that may include:

Active rehabilitation exercises

RehabOne exercise specialists work with you at bi-weekly exercise sessions to restore your muscle function and strengthen your back.

Your specialist also teaches you home exercises and creates a plan for when you experience pain flare ups.

Injection therapy

The practice uses ultrasound technology to pinpoint the origin of your pain and injects this targeted area with Botox®, which is commonly used to treat stiff muscles that interfere with your movement.

Chiropractic therapy

Your chiropractor uses gentle adjustments to physically manipulate your muscles and ligaments to restore spinal alignment, restore mobility, and relieve your back pain. 

Myofascial therapy

This type of massage therapy aims to relieve chronic pain that results from trauma, bad posture, or inflammation.

RehabOne Medical Group also provides therapeutic yoga, acupuncture, and much more. 

To learn about other treatments that can help your back pain, call the office to make an appointment with a specialist today.