How can a Back Pain Specialist Help Me?
If you’re suffering from acute or chronic back pain, a back pain specialist at Integrative Pain Center of Arizona (IPCA) can help. Back pain can affect anyone at anytime. Common causes include degeneration (e.g. osteoarthritis), muscle strain, mechanical problems (e.g. a herniated disc) and vertebral fractures associated with osteoporosis. The pain may increase with movement and can sometimes move to the upper back. People who experience back pain may notice an increase of motion in their upper bodies and tenderness or sensitivity to touch.
The back pain specialists at our clinic treat a variety of causes of back pain. You will meet with a back pain specialist who will perform a comprehensive history and physical examination. The results of the exams will help determine the treatment that’s right for you. If you have a herniated disc, a full neurological work up is often performed to identify the compressed nerves. Your back pain specialist may request X-rays or other types of imaging, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan to further investigate the root of your pain.
Once your diagnosis has been made, our pain specialists will work to create your customized path of treatment. Whether your pain is treated with medication or physical therapy, or by making lifestyle adjustments, or exploring alternative treatments such as yoga, the pain management doctors at IPCA are here to make sure you get the proper relief for your pain.