Lower Back Pain & Spine Pain - The BIOS Orthopedic Institute

The BIOS Orthopedic Institute

Alberto J. Panero, D.O.

Regenerative Orthopedics Specialist & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Sacramento, CA

Regenerative Orthopedics Specialist & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Sacramento, CA
Lower back pain is incredibly common and ranges from mildly irritating to debilitating. If you’re dealing with chronic lower back pain, come see Dr. Alberto J. Panero at The BIOS Orthopedic Institute in Sacramento, California. He will evaluate the spine and accompanying areas to devise the right cutting-edge treatment for your relief.

What causes lower back pain?

More often than not, back pain is a result of multiple issues. You may have injury or inflammation of the soft tissue around the spine, or an issue with the vertebrae, facet joints, or discs. Tightness in muscles or misalignment of discs can compress nerves, creating residual pain in your legs, hips, pelvis, or shoulders.

What type of pain should concern me?

If you know you pulled a muscle and the pain resolves within a few weeks, you’re probably OK. However, it’s always a good idea to be examined when you’re experiencing low back pain or any other pain along your spine.

Particularly worrisome pain includes:

  • Dull and achy pain that’s contained to the lower back
  • Electrical, burning pain that radiates from your low back down your legs
  • Muscle spasms in the back area
  • Pain that increases with long sessions of sitting or standing
  • Difficulty changing positions: Especially going from standing to sitting

How can regenerative orthopedics help?

Interventional orthopedics offers a nonsurgical way to address your pain. Dr. Panero will combine a through history and physical exam and combine these findings with pertinent imaging review of Xrays and MRI.  We can also use live x-ray, fluoroscopy, to guide treatments at various areas of the spine.

Orthopedics doesn’t just address the symptoms of pain but looks for the origin. For example, you may be feeling pain at your sacroiliac joint (SI), but the origin of this pain is actually due to a disc misplacement and the SI pain is compensatory.

Initial consultation went well. Looking forward to the next few appts to get back to total health.

Andy W.

Dr. Panero is an amazing physician who truly cares about the wellbeing of his patients. His entire team is dedicated, thorough, and professional who makes sure all appointments go smoothly even with the ongoing pandemic. Dr. Panero recommended PRP for my elbow tendinitis and truly advocated for me to get the treatment I needed to improve my chronic pain. I am so grateful to be one of Dr. Panero’s patients!

Rena S.

I just had my first visit with Dr. Panero and found him to be knowledgeable and personable. I appreciate the fact that he was straightforward with my options for treatment, which are limited due to the nature of my orthopedic problem. I will continue with his recommended injections.

Karen L.

I was very happy with Dr. Panero. He took his time to listen to me and evaluate me. Then he went over all my options and answered all my questions. I am very glad I was referred to him!

David M.

I really appreciate Dr. Panero’s skill and expertise, as well as his focus, deep active listening, and clear communication about next steps. Thank you so much!

Susan C.