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Spinal Treatment Specialist

Edward Carden, MD -  - Interventional Pain Management Physician

Edward Carden, MD

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Millions of Americans live with pain caused by spinal problems. Edward Carden, MD, offers innovative spinal treatments at his practice in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. He investigates the underlying issue causing your pain and provides personalized spinal therapies for lasting relief. If you live with back pain or sciatica symptoms, call Dr. Carden to schedule a consultation today.

Spinal Treatment Q&A

What are the available spinal treatments?

Dr. Carden believes in treating the root cause of your pain. Without targeting the source of your pain, treatment merely masks your pain and offers temporary relief. Dr. Carden provides in-depth exams and testing to diagnose the injury or degenerative spine condition responsible for your discomfort. 

Some of the available spinal treatments include:

  • Spinal injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Intrathecal pain pumps

Dr. Carden might combine therapies in a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management. He explains your treatment options in detail so you can make an informed choice.

What are the signs that I need spinal treatment?

Around 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point during their lives. Minor injuries or inflammation typically subside on their own with a few days of rest, but in other cases, you might need professional medical treatment to heal your spine and manage your pain. Signs that you need medical treatment include:

  • Severe neck or back pain
  • Problems walking or other mobility limitations
  • Pain or numbness in your arms or legs
  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Pain that keeps you up at night

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, schedule an appointment with Dr. Carden to find out what's causing your pain and get expert spinal treatment. 

What should I expect during a spinal treatment?

Your experience depends on the spinal treatment Dr. Carden recommends. For example, if you have a spinal injection or trigger point injection, he provides a local anesthetic before delivering the treatment. Dr. Carden often uses X-ray guidance for needle placement during spinal injections. 

Spinal treatments like radiofrequency ablation and the placement of intrathecal pain pumps are minimally invasive procedures. Depending on your needs, Dr. Carden might provide a sedative to keep you comfortable during the operation, but in most cases, you can go home after your surgery is complete. 

Dr. Carden provides follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and check that your back pain and other symptoms subside. He might recommend physical therapy to restore the strength and flexibility in your back, neck, or hips, and to reduce your risk of future injury. 

Call Dr. Carden to make an appointment today if you have pain or other symptoms that could be caused by a spine problem.