For patients throughout Southern California who are experiencing mid back and/or lower back pain, Healthpointe has a team of experts now offering lumbar epidural injections for herniated discs, disc protrusions and other causes of back and spine pain.
Healthpointe’s team of renowned surgeons are now treating osteoarthritis, spinal fractures, disc bulges, torn ligaments, and damaged cartilage with epidural injections in Los Angeles County. Because most back pain results from inflammation, epidural injections are preferred for their anti-inflammatory properties over painkillers, which often are not enough to combat severe pain, and can result in unwanted side effects. In contrast, epidural injections are delivered directly to the source of inflammation and “flush out” toxins for faster, longer, and focused results.
The injections, which are performed as an outpatient procedure, are simple and generally induce only minimal discomfort. The surgeon, with the guidance of fluoroscopy light, will apply the injection to the pre-cleaned area of inflammation and pain. It usually takes no longer than 20 minutes. Many patients who have undergone the procedure with Healthpointe physicians have reported effective results within days.
Dr. Ogai, one of Healthpointe’s renowned pain management specialists, completed his medical school training at the University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine and his anesthesiology residency at the University of Louisville Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Ogai continues to work as an anesthesiologist and joined the Healthpointe organization as a chronic pain medicine consultant.
Healthpointe’s pain management program is designed to identify the direct source of pain, and subsequently work with patients to develop personalized treatment plans and therapeutic goals through such services as: physical therapy/physiotherapy, chiropractic care, biofeedback therapy, and acupuncture. After all these and other conservative care methods have been exhausted, more aggressive treatment may be taken through minimally-invasive approaches. Common procedures performed by the team of surgeons include injections, arthroscopy, decompression, and ligament and tendon repairs for back pain, knee pain, hip pain, and shoulder pain.
Whether your pain is derived from a fracture or sprain from a sports injury, or has developed over time from osteoarthritis or otherwise, Healthpointe’s pain specialists are standing by with cutting edge treatment options. For more information on Healthpointe’s clinics, doctors, or diagnostic programs, please call (800) 856-2663.
Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County). Healthpointe has locations situated in over 10 cities in Southern California including Los Angeles, which is conveniently located by Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly hills, Santa Monica, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, South Gate, Lynwood, Montebello, Monterey Park, and Alhambra. As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit www.Healthpointe.net