Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain in Peoria, AZ

Avoid Addictive Medications with Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain in Peoria, AZ

Millions of people across the U.S. suffer from lower back pain. Common treatments for this condition are the prescription of powerful and addictive narcotics that can have severe consequences on patients. At Cactus Medical Center, we offer a range of treatment options for lower back pain that offer relief without the use of these damaging medications. We offer service in Peoria, AZ as well as Sun City, Glendale and Surprise to assist lower back pain patients in achieving a higher quality of life.

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Lower back

What is the lower back?

Your lower back, also called the lumbar spine, is a grouping of nerves, bones, tendons, ligaments, and joints that are linked together to support your movements.

Five motion segments in your spine are vertebrae that are labeled L1-L5. These vertebrae bear the weight of your torso and make movement possible. Discs between the vertebrae act as shock absorbers and provide cushioning.

More than 30 nerves weave in and out through this region and communicate pain to your brain.

What causes lower back pain?

Because the vertebrae and muscles in your lower back are responsible for a majority of your movement, they are prone to injury and degeneration. Common reasons for lower back pain include:
  • Muscle spasms
  • Osteoporosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
 

What treatments are used for lower back pain?

Depending on the underlying cause of your back pain and your health history, your skilled physical medicine specialist uses integrated methods to treat your back pain.

Your healthcare provider first performs a thorough physical exam and may take X-rays to diagnose the cause of your lower back pain and evaluate the condition of your back. Based on the findings, treatment options may be any of the following:

  • Spinal adjustment
  • Ergonomic therapy
  • Rejuvenation therapy
  • Posture training
  • Functional training
  • Myofascial release
  • Ultrasound-guided trigger point injections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal mobilization
  • Electric stimulation
  • Flexion-distraction technique
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Massage

 

How Does Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain Work?

Along with physical therapy, chiropractic is one of the most effective methods of treating pain in the back. This form of therapy is focused on the musculoskeletal system and seeks to realign and refresh the bones and muscles of your back. Your chiropractor at Cactus Medical Center will talk you through the therapy, which may include manual adjustments, as well as a range of movement based exercises that provide strength and support to the target area. This type of treatment is an alternative to medications and can provide long lasting relief.

Schedule an Appointment for Physical or Chiropractic Therapy for Low Back Pain Today

If you are living with lower back pain that is affecting your quality of life, then know that you have options. Cactus Medical Center is the premier providers of physical therapy and chiropractic for back pain sufferers. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (623) 376-8225.