Back Pain

Wynn Over Pain

Pain Management Specialists & Rehabilitation Specialists located in National City, CA

Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek out a pain management specialist. At Wynn Over Pain in National City, California, pain management physician Brenton Wynn, MD, offers comprehensive care for back pain resulting from spine degeneration, trauma, and failed surgery. Dr. Wynn and his team customize a treatment plan to relieve your pain and help restore the flexibility and function of your spine. Call Wynn Over Pain or book an appointment online to learn more about treatment options like nerve blocks, trigger point injections, and noninvasive Sanexas therapy.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Acute back pain can be the result of muscle strains from strenuous activity, poor posture, or overuse. This type of back pain usually lasts for less than four weeks and goes away with home care.

Chronic back pain describes pain that lasts for six months or longer. Your persistent pain may be due to age-related changes, degenerative disease, or trauma from a fall or auto accident that affects your upper (cervical), mid-back (thoracic), or lower (lumbar) spine.

Some of the most common causes of chronic back pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet joint degeneration
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

You may also develop chronic back pain following a failed back or neck surgery.

When should I seek treatment for back pain?

If you have back pain that’s not treatable with rest and over-the-counter medications, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Wynn. You should also seek a diagnostic evaluation if you have persistent back pain that further worsens, even with treatment, and limits what you can do physically.

Dr. Wynn can pinpoint the cause of your back pain using on-site diagnostic testing. He tailors a pain management treatment plan for your individual needs.

How is back pain treated?

To address your chronic back pain, Dr. Wynn focuses on its underlying cause. He offers a wide variety of advanced pain management therapies to relieve your pain and improve the function of your spine. These approaches include:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Lumbar trigger point injection
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation
  • Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection

Dr. Wynn might also recommend Sanexas therapy, a nonsurgical, noninvasive pain treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to improve your nerve function and promote the healing of damaged nerves in the treatment area. 

Dr. Wynn can use the technology to target your lumbar facet joints with Sanexas to provide relief from nerve-related pain.

You may also benefit from holistic pain management therapies like acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific pressure points in your body to improve blood circulation and help your body heal naturally.

If you’re not living life to the fullest because of chronic back pain, call Wynn Over Pain or schedule an appointment through the online booking feature today.