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Lower Back Pain Specialist

Kasra Amirdelfan, M.D. -  - Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Kasra Amirdelfan, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA

At least 31 million Americans have lower back pain at any one time, and if you’re among this number there are solutions available. As a world-renowned pain management specialist with extensive experience in treating lower back pain, Kasra Amirdelfan, MD, brings the most innovative interventional pain management and neuromodulation techniques available to his East Bay practice in Walnut Creek, California. Don’t simply try to ignore your lower back pain — call Dr. Amirdelfan’s office or schedule an appointment online today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What is lower back pain?

If you have pain anywhere below your ribs and above your legs, it’s considered lower back pain. This common complaint affects at least 80% of men and women during their lives.

Discomfort in your lower back can be due to issues with your:

  • Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral discs
  • Ligaments and tendons
  • Spinal cord
  • Spinal cord nerves

Lower back pain can also occur due to problems in your muscles and blood vessels.

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can occur for several reasons, but it’s often the result of a car accident, sports injury, or reaching and twisting for something. You can also develop lower back pain because of lifting heavy items improperly.

Certain health conditions, like fibromyalgia and kidney stones, can also trigger lower back pain. In rare cases, lower back pain arises because of other issues, such as scoliosis, infections, inflammation, or tumors.

If you have chronic lower back pain, it’s often because of degenerative conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, radiculopathy, and spinal stenosis.

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

As a world-renowned leader in pain management, Dr. Amirdelfan has extensive training in diagnosing the underlying cause of lower back discomfort. During your appointment, he performs a full physical exam, discusses your personal and medical history, and reviews your specific pain and its symptoms.

Based on this exam, Dr. Amirdelfan might recommend additional screenings, including:

  • Digital imaging, like X-rays or MRIs, to look for abnormalities
  • Nerve conduction or evoked potential studies to check your nerve function
  • Electromyography (EMG) to check the electrical activity in your muscles

In some cases, Dr. Amirdelfan might also suggest specialized studies using injections to evaluate your lower back pain in detail.

How is lower back pain treated?

Dr. Amirdelfan is at the forefront of interventional pain management solutions and may recommend any of a variety of minimally invasive treatments depending on your specific condition and symptoms, such as:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Intrathecal infusions
  • Spinal cord stimulator (SCS)
  • Interspinous spacers
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion

Dr. Amirdelfan might also suggest regenerative medicine therapies that use your body’s natural healing ability to repair damage and restore function.

To find relief for your lower back pain, call the office of Dr. Amirdelfan or schedule an appointment online today.