Shamloo Elite Spine and Pain Institute
Ben Shamloo, MD FIPP
Interventional Spine & Pain Management located in Los Angeles, CA & Studio City, CA
Chronic back and spine pain due to trauma, an injury, a failed back surgery, or wear-and-tear can be debilitating. Get expert help with your back pain from Ben Shamloo, MD, FIPP, at Shamloo Elite Spine and Pain Institute. As an interventional spine and pain management specialist in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Shamloo has the training and experience you want for your back problems. To schedule a consultation, call or book online today.
Spine Pain Q & A
What types of back problems do pain management specialists treat?
Dr. Shamloo treats all types of severe and chronic back problems using state-of-the-art technology and skilled conservative and surgical techniques. Common reasons to see Dr. Shamloo for back pain management include:
- Back pain caused by injury or trauma
- Failed back surgery
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Spinal tumors
- Foraminal stenosis
As a fellowship-trained surgeon and anesthesiologist, Dr. Shamloo has extensive experience diagnosing and treating all causes of back pain. He works with specialists in the area to ensure you receive the best care possible for your specific condition and symptoms.
What back pain treatments are available?
With his background in surgery and anesthesiology, Dr. Shamloo is uniquely qualified to provide a variety of conservative, minimally invasive, and surgical solutions to back pain, depending on your situation. Some conservative treatment methods he offers include:
- Trigger point injections
- Joint and tendon injections
- Selective nerve root blocks
- Transforaminal epidural injections
- Stem cells and PRP
- Intradiscal injections
If your condition doesn’t respond to conservative methods or your condition is severe, Dr. Shamloo recommends additional treatments, like minimally invasive surgeries. He performs a variety of minimally invasive surgeries for back pain, including:
- Superion® Interspinous Spacer treatment for spinal stenosis
- Laser microdiscectomy
- Spinal cord stimulation trial and implantation
- Vertebral augmentation, including balloon
- kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
- Radiofrequency ablation and cementing for intervertebral tumors
During your consultation, Dr. Shamloo discusses your treatment options based on your exam, imaging, and diagnosis. He works with you to determine the best treatment for you based on your condition, symptoms, lifestyle, and health goals.
What is minimally invasive surgery for back pain?
Minimally invasive surgery involves small incisions — typically 1-2 inches in length — to perform your surgery rather than a traditional open surgery with a single large incision. With minimally invasive surgeries, Dr. Shamloo inserts a fiber-optic camera into the surgical site and uses the image feed to direct your surgery. While visualizing the treatment area, he inserts tiny surgical tools to perform the surgery.
Compared to traditional surgeries, minimally invasive surgeries decrease your risk of infection and reduce the amount of scar tissue that can form after surgery, making for a faster and less painful recovery.
Set up your consultation with Dr. Shamloo now by using the online booking tool or calling the office.