As a leading pain management specialist, Dr. Miller understands the causes of back pain, employing safe, effective techniques to resolve painful symptoms in patients throughout the Greater Los Angeles, CA, area, including patients in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Santa Ana and Van Nuys.
Back pain is one of the top reasons for doctor office visits, and it's no wonder: Your back is composed of many different types of tissues and structures, including muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bones, and back pain can occur when any of these becomes injured, irritated or inflamed. Some of the most common causes of back pain and discomfort include:
anatomical or congenital issues
spine-related conditions like spondylosis or spondylolisthesis
trauma from motor vehicle, slip-and-fall or sports-related accidents
Dr. Miller is skilled in performing comprehensive exams and evaluations that can help pinpoint the cause of your back pain, so you can feel confident you'll get the most appropriate treatment to relieve your symptoms.
Dr. Miller will begin with a complete medical history and a discussion of your symptoms, including when they first occurred, followed by a physical exam which may include gentle stretches or exercises to determine what motions trigger your symptoms or cause them to become worse. Depending on your medical history and the types of symptoms you're experiencing, he may also order additional testing including diagnostic imaging to examine the structures of your spine and back more closely.
Treatment depends on the cause of your symptoms, but typically begins with anti-inflammatory and pain medications, physical therapy, posture exercises and gentle stretching techniques to relieve inflammation and improve strength and flexibility. Steroid injections and nerve blocks may also be used to reduce pain and inflammation. In a very few cases, surgery may be indicated. Dr. Miller will work with you to develop a plan that's most appropriate for your condition.
We accept most major PPO insurance plans, Medicare, and Personal Injury and Worker's Compensation plans. If you have any questions, please call our office.
"Amazing doctor with a wealth of knowledge in all facets of medicine. Will highly recommend him especially to manage pain."