Back Pain Specialist

Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center

Board Certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine located in Encino, Beverly Hills, & Thousand Oaks, CA

Back pain can linger like a dark cloud and get in the way of your day-to-day life. At Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center, with three locations in Beverly Hills, Encino and Thousand Oaks, California, gifted physician and pain management specialist Payam Vahedifar, MD, offers successful solutions for back pain and works diligently to unveil the underlying causes. From the athletes to the sedentary and everyone in between, Dr. Vahedifar is here to help. Don’t let back pain dictate your day. Call your nearest office today or schedule through the convenient online system.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain can happen for a number of reasons, such as: 

  • Injuries to ligaments, joints, muscles, or tendons
  • Arthritis and inflammatory conditions
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle strain
  • Spinal stenosis

If you’re experiencing pain in your shoulders and upper back, you might also have pain in your neck, and vice versa. If you have especially damaged or weakened muscles or joints, even the simplest movements can damage your back.

Muscle strains

Overexertion and overuse can cause your back muscles to strain and tighten. This pain can radiate down to your hips and legs and up through your shoulders.

Worn joints

Over time and as a result of aging, your joints can weaken and wear down. This can also occur due to certain other degenerative and progressive diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Nerve compression

Bone spurs or herniated discs can put pressure on your nerves. Compressed nerves are typically painful.


Injuries and accidents can damage your back, limit mobility, cause muscle strain, compress nerves, and more.


A number of diseases can cause back pain, including cancer, meningitis, and certain arthritic and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

When should I get professional medical treatments for my back pain?

You should visit Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center if you have:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness or warmth in your back area
  • Lingering pain

If your pain is having a negative impact on your quality of life and daily activities and if it’s impairing your physical functioning, you should book an appointment at Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center as soon as you can.

What are the treatments available for back pain?

Your physician chooses your treatment depending on the severity and cause of your back pain and your personal health, concerns, and preferences.

Numerous proven-successful treatments are available to disperse inflammation, enhance your body’s natural healing process, and decrease your back pain, including:

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • A2M (Alpha 2 Macroglobulin) injections
  • Disc-FX® system
  • Biological therapy
  • Epidurals, nerve blocks, Traumeel® injections, and Zeel® injections
  • Intrathecal pump
  • Superion® procedure
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
  • SpineJet® percutaneous hydrodiscectomy system
  • The limited use of medications when necessary, such as muscle relaxants

Your physician might also suggest weight loss, rehabilitative exercises, nutritional counseling, and other healthy lifestyle changes.

Find the cause of your back pain and much-needed relief by calling Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Center or booking online today.