Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain services offered in East Valley, Chandler, AZ

Low back pain affects about 65 million adults in the United States, and about 16 million of those adults experience persistent pain that affects their quality of life. At Apex Pain Specialists in Chandler, Arizona, the board-certified pain management physicians Naveen Reddy, MD, and Maziar Massrour, MD, understand the burden of low back pain and offer innovative treatments to help patients get long-term relief. For expert care for your low back pain from the best pain doctors in Arizona, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What is low back pain?

Low back pain is common and includes any discomfort that affects the lower part of your back — from the bottom of your ribs to the top of your buttocks. The pain may range from mild to severe, come and go quickly or turn into a chronic pain condition.

Back pain can affect anyone at any time and is one of the most common reasons people see their doctor. 

What are some of the common causes of low back pain?

You can develop low back pain from an acute injury like an auto accident or a bad fall or from the degenerative changes that affect your spine as you get older. Common causes of low back pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica 
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)

You can also develop low back pain from other diseases like cancer or an infection. 

When should I see pain management for low back pain?

Most people with low back pain feel better within two to four weeks with over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication and physical therapy. However, you should see the pain management experts at Apex Pain Specialists if your pain is persistent or severe.

The providers at Apex Pain Specialists take a comprehensive and integrative approach to care, customizing plans using a combination of advanced interventional pain treatments with other therapies so that you get the best relief. 

During your low back pain evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and does a physical exam. They may also run diagnostic tests such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or nerve conduction studies to confirm or rule out the cause of your pain.

Getting an accurate diagnosis helps direct your treatment plan. 

What are some treatment options for low back pain?

Apex Pain Specialists is a state-of-the-art pain management practice that uses the latest treatment options to help patients suffering from low back pain. Some of the treatment options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Analgesics
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Discseel® Procedure
  • Spinal cord stimulation

The pain experts may start with conservative treatments and add interventional pain therapies when pain persists. 

For relief from your low back pain from the pain management experts at Apex Pain Specialists, call or book an appointment online today.