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Back Pain, Treated by Top Pain Management Doctors in Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, and Scottsdale


  • Overview

    Back-pain

    Facts

    • Most individuals will experience back pain at least once during their lives
    • One of the most common reasons for doctors visits
    • A leading cause of lost job time

    Types

    • Cervical Back Pain
    • Lumbar Back Pain
    • Thoracic Back Pain
  • Symptoms

    • Muscle aches
    • Limited range of motion or flexibility
    • Stabbing or shooting pain
    • Inability to stand up straight
  • Diagnosis/Tests

    Diagnostic tests are not usually necessary to confirm the cause of your back pain, however a physical examination will be completed by a physician to assess your pain, flexibility, and range of motion. If your physician suspects that there is a reason to determine the specific cause of your back pain, an X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), or a Bone Scan may be ordered. There is a chance, however, that these tests may not determine the cause of your back pain. Furthermore, back pain can be treated and improve even if the specific cause is unknown.

  • Causes

    Back pain often develops without a specific cause. The majority of individuals develop back pain due to poor habits. These poor habits include:

    • Poor Posture
    • Lifting, pushing, or pulling objects incorrectly
    • Overexertion

    Conditions commonly associated with back pain include:

    • Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Ruptured or bulging disc
    • Ligament or muscle strain
    • Skeletal irregularities
  • Treatment Options & Care

    Treatment will depend on the type of back pain. Common treatment options for back pain include:

    • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
    • Acupuncture
    • Cortisone Shots
    • Anti-inflammatory medications note: medications should be taken as directed by your doctor
    • Spinal Fusion