Back Pain Specialist

AZ Pain Solutions

Interventional Pain Management located in Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ & Mesa, Mesa, AZ

Back pain is the leading driver behind missed work days in the United States. In fact, back pain is so common that 31 million Americans are suffering from low back pain at any given time. For much-needed relief from your back pain, turn to the interventional pain management specialists at AZ Pain Solutions in Deer Valley, Phoenix, who offer a wide range of effective treatments. To explore your options, call or book an appointment online.

Back Pain Q & A

What is the structure of the back?

If your back is in pain, it’s helpful to understand the many components involved and how they interact. At the core of your back is your spine, which is made up of 33 vertebrae that stretch from your head to your pelvis. They’re divided into five sections:

  • Cervical spine (neck)
  • Thoracic spine (mid back)
  • Lumbar spine (low back)
  • Sacrum
  • Coccyx (tailbone)

Several critical secondary players surround your spine including discs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Together, all these components work to provide the foundation for your entire body, which means that back pain can have a widespread effect on your ability to function normally.

What are the primary causes of back pain?

The most common culprits behind back pain are:

  • Arthritis or other degenerative joint disorders
  • Herniated or ruptured discs
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis

These generalized conditions lead to back problems, such as:

  • Sciatica
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Most back pain originates in your low back and involves nerve inflammation and irritation, which can lead to mild to severe back pain.

How is back pain treated?

The answer to this question depends upon your diagnosis. With advanced diagnostic equipment and expertise, the pain specialists at AZ Pain Solutions work quickly to find the source of your back pain so they can get you started on a treatment plan as soon as possible.

As specialists in back pain, the doctors offer a number of minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments that alleviate your pain, reduce any inflammation, and promote healing, including:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Nerve decompression
  • Facet joint injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Manipulation under anesthesia
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Sacroiliac injections
  • Nonsteroidal injections

The sheer number of treatments means that there’s one that will likely fit your situation and meet your needs, all while avoiding invasive and risky open surgery.

The array of options also allows the pain management specialists at AZ Pain Solutions to start with the most conservative treatment, working their way up to more aggressive options should your pain persist.

If back pain has sidelined you, call AZ Pain Solutions or use the online booking tool to schedule a visit.