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Lower Back Pain Treatment and Relief in Mountain View, California

Most people have experienced the discomfort of lower back pain. Whether you overexert yourself lifting or have degenerative issues in the spine, lower back pain is a common problem for adults of all ages. In many cases, lower back pain is an acute condition or injury that can dissipate with rest. For chronic or ongoing lower back pain, treatment may be needed for relief. If you are suffering from pain in your lower back and live near Mountain View, CA, our pain specialists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can help with diagnosis and treatment.

Effective Back Pain Relief

The difficulty with back pain is that it can be a symptom of many different injuries and conditions. The lower back is susceptible to muscle strains from lifting or twisting, which can cause pain and stiffness. The lumbar spine is also affected by wear, tear and degenerative disease. Slipped discs, spondylosis, spinal stenosis and many other spine issues can cause inflammation and nerve pressure.

At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer a personalized and accurate diagnosis for lower back pain at our clinic in Mountain View. Our medical team uses the most advanced imaging and diagnostic tools to help pinpoint the source of lower back pain. We use a multidisciplinary approach to find the right treatment to offer effective lower back pain relief for patients. Our team always considers using conservative options before more invasive procedures are recommended. We offer injection therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and minimally-invasive surgeries for relieving acute and chronic back pain.

Sciatica Symptoms and Treatment

One of the most common causes of lower back and leg pain is pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is not a condition but a set of symptoms related to sciatic nerve irritation. The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body and travel from the lumbar spine through the pelvic area to the legs. When pressure is put on either sciatic nerve from inflammation or spinal damage, symptoms can occur on one side of the body, including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock and leg pain (one side)
  • Tingling, burning or numbness shooting down from the lower back
  • Weakness in one leg/foot
  • Increased pain when standing or sitting

Sciatica symptoms can be caused by any condition that causes inflammation or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Treatments offered by our medical team focus on the source of the nerve irritation. Common causes of sciatic pain include herniated discs, bone spurs, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Treating the cause of the nerve pressure can provide relief. We offer many non-invasive treatment options that can be very effective for relieving sciatica at our clinic in Mountain View.

If you are suffering from lower back pain or sciatica, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We have a convenient location in Mountain View and are welcoming new patients. Contact us to schedule an exam and consultation with one of our pain specialists.

Our Patient Reviews

Allied Pain & Spine Institute


Based on 158 reviews

Michelle T.

I fly in to see Dr. Petros from Southern California.  I wouldn't do so if he wasn't the best there is.  He is compassionate and has always treated me kindly. I can tell he is sincere in the way he talks to me and is diligently looking for solutions that work best with me and my chronic pain needs.  Very out of the box approach, which I appreciate these days!  I would truly recommend Dr. Petros to anyone looking for a Dr. that not only cares about you as a patient but has the confidence and skill set to get results! His office staff is friendly and caring too.  Allied Pain and Spine Institute is the Gold Standard in pain care in my humble opinion!! When I find a doctor that understands the issue and always goes above and beyond to help me, I do what I can to continue seeing them. I am so glad I found this office!!

Louise W.

Dr Petros is amazing!  When he uses a needle his aim is "right on".  He is also very personable, an altogether great guy.  I always find my visits to him to be very informative. I have had both sides of my degenerated back injected (epidural shots) with complete success.  He allows me to have no sedative, which is cool because his jokes and stories in the operating room are really good.  He greatly enjoys his work, and enjoys the difficult challenges of getting a needle into the right place in my back.  My arthritic knee is perhaps more straight-forward, but other doctors have failed to give me pain relief.  Dr Petros studies the structure with ultrasound before injecting it.  The result - instant relief! On my recent visit for a broken back (ski accident) the doctor and staff were very accommodating to help me make a dinner engagement shortly after my appointment.  This is definitely a five-star operation!

Ellie O.

Wow, wonderful doctor!!! I avoid all the doctors like the plague...seriously it makes my blood pressure go up when I have to go but I chose Dr. Vaidya. My friend referred him to me, he's simply the best... TOP NOTCH!!! He turned out to be a breath of fresh air. Dr. Vaidya really stands out head and shoulders above everyone else. I usually don't write reviews but he's so outstanding that I really wanted to do it for him. He's the most honest and caring doctor I have met.  He listens and gives you full attention and committed to find the best individual solution for you. He always goes out of his way to get you the most appropriate treatment and he will make it happen. He's very knowledgeable in his field. He's very professional, friendly, personable and definitely easy to talk to. His integrity is very valuable. He's one of the sharpest and most driven individuals you will ever meet.

Keith M.

Simply the best doctors and staff in the area. I've fought back and neck pain for over 30 years, and Dr. Petros and his team have kept me from the operating table and able to enjoy my life. I've had injections, acupuncture, as well as back braces. He listens to my concerns, cares very deeply for my pain and discomfort, and has successfully treated everything from stenosis, pinched nerves, herniated disks, and even helped me with the symptoms from shingles and lung disease. I couldn't be happier with the care he has given me over the years.

Kaitlin Z.

Dr. Vaidya has changed my life. I am in my late 20s with chronic pain and nothing had worked until I came here. All services here are wonderful and the staff is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend enough!!

Tracy B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Vaidya for a few years after not getting what I needed from other spine and pain doctors. I was looking for a doctor who would think outside the box and come up with some other ways to treat my growing amount of pain. Between Dr. Petros and Dr. Vaidya, they have brought me to a place where my pain is better managed. And let's just talk about bedside manners! I have never met doctors in the past 23 years of this back journey of mine that has as amazing bedside manners as these guys. I have cried and laughed with the team at Allied Spine. The way that I am always greeted and promptly cared for is bar none! The front office staff, and especially Nas, has been a God sent. I would never go anywhere else.

Justin P.

I am a new patient of DR Petros and my experience was great for my first two visits so far. He really takes time to listen to your issues and provides thorough answers and treatment options. The front desk staff are all very nice and respond in a timely manner to requests. Highly recommended all around!

Lisa A.

I have seen Dr. Vaidya for about 2 years. He is an amazing doctor.the attention and care you receive is well over 5 stars. He knows who I am by my face, he knows my health history with out looking in my chart, he remembers conversations we have had at previous appointments. He truly cares for his patients. I will be moving our of state, and will travel back here each month to see doctor Vaidya. I lost my insurance over a year ago and pay out of pocket to see the doctor, it is worth every penny to be treated with respect, as a person and with care. I love all the staff and feel like I am visiting family when I come in for my appointments.

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