Conditions We Treat

With the right qualifications and high-tech equipment, Bay Area Disc Centers is available to treat a broad number of back pain conditions, including:


Sciatica is a condition in which severe back pain and numbness/tingling in the leg occurs due to immense pressure on the sciatic nerve.

  • Overwhelming pain, tingling, and numbness within the leg.
  • Symptom of degenerative disc disease.
  • Pressure is typically caused by a herniated, protruding or diseased disc.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is characterized by the gradual dehydration of the spinal discs.

  • Trauma is the most common cause.
  • Repetitive stress from daily activities or work-relation motions can also cause damage.
  • A doctor-supervised exercise program can help patients with degenerative disc disease.

Disc Injuries

An injury to the intervertebral disc is a leading cause of spine-related health concerns, diseases, and discomfort.

  • Spinal discs have a poor blood supply, so any injury may be exacerbated.
  • A damaged disc results in pain with slight movements and everyday activities.
  • Most common forms of disc injuries include disc bulge and disc herniation.

Facet Joint Syndrome

A facet joint connects the vertebrae. These joints enable bending and twisting but become stiff and painful when inflamed due to injury or arthritis.

  • Occurs when the facet joint is inflamed.
  • Inflammation may lead to pain, soreness and stiffness.
  • Sitting or standing too long may aggravate the symptoms.

Lower Back Pain

Today, over 65 million Americans suffer from lower back pain. This pain manifests itself as a shooting pain reaching down to the legs, persistent aching, or muscle tightness.

  • Most often, the issue stems from a pinched or irritated nerve in the spine.
  • As a result of a pinched nerve, the muscles tense and the pain sets in.
  • Common conditions leading to lower back pain include fractures, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is characterized by a narrowing of the spinal canal. A narrow canal can be present at birth but typically occurs due to spinal degeneration caused by old age.

  • Wear and tear of the spinal canal can result in a pinched lumbar nerve root, which comes with sharp pain.
  • Pain is generally felt in legs or buttocks.
  • Affects only those aged 50 or older.

Chronic Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain can come from age or an injury. Generally, neck pain dissipates within a few days, but occasionally they will last for months, making it chronic.  

  • If pain doesn’t resolve within a few days, it may be a sign of an underlying condition.
  • Neck pain feels like tingling, numbness or weakness in the neck. It can radiate toward the shoulders, arms, and fingers.
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control can also be seen with chronic neck pain.

If you suffer from any sort of back or neck pain caused by a spinal or disc condition, please call Bay Area Disc Centers at 408-866-0300 (Campbell, CA) or 650-375-2545 (San Mateo, CA).