chiropractic care and causes of low back pain

Low back pain is a common complaint in Scottsdale AZ, afflicting four out of every five physical medicine patients. This common complaint can have a variety of causes, including: an accident or injury, a pulled muscle, or a damaged disc. Sometimes these can be caused by something like improper lifting or bending. It is extremely important that the root cause of the pain be accurately determined in order to decide upon the best course of action for low back pain treatment.

What Creates Low Back Pain in Scottsdale AZ?

The causes of low back pain often seem endless, but it has been found through research and over time that some factors tend to be more common than others. Some of the most common causes include a herniated disc, a recent fracture, osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, a recent sprain of the back musculature, and spinal stenosis. Of those listed, a herniated disc is often the most likely culprit. Fortunately, our American Physical Medicine doctors are trained to provide you with the most appropriate care.

The Most Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain

Treatment for low back pain has traditionally included rest, hot and cold packs, pain medication or muscle relaxants, and physical therapy. Surgery is employed as a last resort when low back pain treatment fails. Unfortunately, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is common, leading to patients to experience a recurrence or even worsening of symptoms after a year or two has passed.

People who suffer from low back pain can find relief through physical medicine practices, including low back pain exercises, massage therapy, physical therapy, and more. After a thorough examination, medical experts at American Physical Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ are able to develop a treatment plan for each patient in order to help patients find low back pain relief so that they can achieve optimal wellness and a higher quality of life.

Want to learn more about how American Physical Medicine may be able to help you overcome low back pain? Please give us a call today to schedule your free consultation!


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