Orthopedic conditions, such as back pain, can cause discomfort on your body’s backside, spreading from your lower neck and shoulders down to your tailbone. Back pain causes can slowly worsen over time or occur from a sudden, one-time event.
Dignity Health Central Coast’s exceptional orthopedics team specializes in discovering the source and treating lower, middle, and upper back pain for people of all ages. Find a Doctor today to find a way to relieve your back pain on the Central Coast of California.
Identifying Symptoms of Back Pain at Dignity Health Central Coast
In addition to back pain, you may have other signs or symptoms that can have an impact on your lifestyle.
Dignity Health Central Coast doctors will consider other symptoms that could be a sign of a back condition, including:
- Neck, shoulder, or hip discomfort
- Pain running through your buttocks and down a leg
- Swelling, redness, or warmth in your back
- Stiffness and trouble moving
- Difficulty sleeping or fatigue
- Anxiety or depression
Discovering & Treating Your Back Pain Causes
Doctors at Dignity Health can diagnose the cause of your back pain based on your symptoms, physical exam, medical history, and recent activities.
Using the latest diagnostic testing, such as an imaging test, X-ray, bone scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), your doctor can confirm the cause and develop a personalized treatment plan for back pain relief.
Our doctors may recommend home care, over-the-counter pain medicine, and exercises to strengthen your back and effectively ease back pain. When these and other nonsurgical treatments no longer work, orthopedic surgery is an option in some cases.
Take the first steps to ending back pain in your life. Schedule an appointment with an orthopedic expert at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health’s award-winning orthopedic doctors provide comprehensive, personalized treatments to alleviate back pain on the Central Coast of California.