Lower Back Pain Specialist

Cactus Medical Center

Medical, Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Peoria, AZ

Excruciating lower back pain can stop you in your tracks. The skilled team at Cactus Medical Center, Peoria, Arizona’s full-service physical medicine practice, offers a range of integrated services to alleviate your lower back pain. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Cactus Medical Center

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
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Injury
  • 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
  • Rejuvenation therapy
  • Functional training
  • Ultrasound-guided trigger point injections
  • Spinal mobilization
  • Flexion-distraction technique
  • Massage
  • Ergonomic therapy
  • Posture training
  • Myofascial release
  • Rehabilitation
  • Electric stimulation
  • Hot and cold therapy

How common is lower back pain?

Because the muscles and vertebrae in your lower back do so much of your body’s heavy lifting, lower back pain is one of most common complaints that drive men and women to a physical medicine specialist. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, at some point in their lifetime, about 80% of all adults experience lower back pain that is dull and chronic or sudden and sharp.

Therapeutic regenerative medicine treatments are one of the best ways to alleviate lower back pain. To soothe your aching back, call the office at Cactus Medical Center to make an appointment or book your consultation online.