L.A. Spine Surgeon Rad Payman MD Describes Back Pain Treatment On Fox News

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“Lower back pain or neck pain may be caused by injuries, improper posture or degenerative disease,” says Rad Payman, MD of Advanced Spine Institute Los Angeles. Dr. Payman will appear on Fox 11 Morning News Santa Barbara on Wed. June 17 to show how people can “bounce back from back pain” with non-surgical therapies or minimally invasive spine surgery.

K. Rad Payman, MD

K. Rad Payman, MD

Minimally invasive procedures can dramatically reduce downtime for recovery, and relieve back pain and neck pain caused by injury or degenerative disease,

“Up to 80% of the population will experience low back pain or neck pain at some time in their lives,” says Rad Payman, MD. “Back or neck pain can affect a person’s quality of life, work performance and enjoyment of favorite activities.” Dr. Payman, a board certified spine surgeon will make a live guest appearance on Fox 11 Morning News Santa Barbara on Wednesday June 17 to discuss the causes of back and neck pain. Dr. Payman will show how non-surgical treatments and the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery can bring relief from pain.

Dr. Payman will show which types of non-surgical therapies are proving to be effective for many patients. “When surgery is required, minimally invasive procedures can dramatically reduce downtime for recovery. In many cases patients can gain improved range of motion. Micro-laminectomy, disc replacement and spinal fusion are among the surgical procedures which are available. With minimally invasive procedures there is less disturbance to the body. Patients heal faster and they usually recover more fully,” says Dr. Payman. 

“One of the common causes of lower back pain is lumbar spinal stenosis, which is the compression of spinal nerves caused by narrowing of the spinal canal. Spinal stenosis can also affect the spine in the neck region," says Dr. Payman. "Symptoms include back pain, burning or an aching pain in the buttocks that radiates to the legs (sciatica) and weakness in the legs. Treatment may include non-surgical options such as physical therapy and medication. If these treatments don’t bring relief, surgery is the next consideration. The two main surgical procedures to treat lumbar spinal stenosis are laminectomy and spinal fusion. A micro-laminectomy may relieve the pain for patients with symptomatic, painful lumbar spinal stenosis with less downtime than a traditional laminectomy.”

Dr. Payman will also discuss artificial disc replacement and spinal fusion and he will show how people can help take steps to help avoid back or neck pain when traveling or sitting for long periods.

For more information on lower back pain, neck pain and the latest non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments visit http://www.TheSpineMD.com or call 818.501.2001.

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