I have had back pain for the past 15 years. The pain would radiate down my leg. It was uncomfortable sitting for long periods of time. I had terrible back pain accompanied by severe headaches. Both the back pain and the headaches kept me in bed most of the time I was home. I am a certificated pilot and was unable to fly anymore due to the pain while seated in the cockpit. Doctors recommended surgery and pain pills. I found Dr. Mountain and he was able to help me get pain free without the side effects. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted: 5/23/2010 • Link to this review
I had chronic back pain that got worse as the years went by. I was unable to exercise and was taking a large amount of pain relievers. The orthopedic doctors I saw couldn't diagnose my pain and they pretty much gave up on me. After 5 corisone spinal injections that did nothing for my pain I went to Dr. Mike Mountain. He looked at my CAT scan and showed me the area that had a small anular tear. After my spinal decompression treatments and physical therapy with Dr. Mike I'm back to surfing, swimming and doing the daily activities that I enjoy.
Posted: 5/17/2010 • Last edited: 5/23/2010 • Link to this review
I went to see Dr. Mountain at the Southern California Spine Center after being diagnosed with a bulging disc in my lower spine (L-4). The orthodpedic doctor that I was seeing recommended the typical treatment for this diagosis (epidural injection/surgery) but I was very hesitant to go this route after researching this option and talking to others who had tried this with little success. Dr. Mountain and his staff were terrific throughout the whole process. My condition was quite stubborn and the number of his recommended treatments did not initially give me the results I was looking for. He graciously performed more treatments at no additional cost which I thought was a true testament of his concern for my well-being and improvement of my condition. A very important part of the process was the core strengthening exercises that Dr. Mountain prescribes. It has been a little over a year since I began my treatment and I am significantly better than I was when I first walked in the door. Although I am not 100% pain free yet, I am able to enjoy the activities that I used to before experiencing the sciatica pain down my left leg. If you are suffering from the effects of a bulging disc I would recommend that you NOT go through surgery before going to see Dr. Mountain at the Southern California Spine Center. I highly recommend the spinal decompression therapy that he offers as an alternative.
Posted: 5/14/2010 • Last edited: 5/23/2010 • Link to this review