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Low Back Pain Management

Canyon Pain Center is a pain management clinic that specializes in treating lower back pain in the Phoenix area.

Lower Back Treatment at our Phoenix Pain Clinic

At Canyon Pain Center in Phoenix, Arizona, we understand the significant impact that low back pain can have on your life. The discomfort and reduced mobility can be overwhelming, making even the simplest tasks impossible. That’s why our compassionate team of specialists is dedicated to providing personalized, innovative care to help you find relief and reclaim your quality of life.

We recognize that every patient’s experience with low back pain is unique, and we take the time to understand your specific needs. By addressing the symptoms and underlying causes of your condition, we aim to provide the comprehensive care you need to heal and move forward with confidence. At Canyon Pain Center, we’re more than just healthcare providers – we’re your partners in managing low back pain effectively.1

Get connected with us today and begin your pain healing journey.

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What is Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica

Unfortunately, many people with low back pain don’t receive the proper treatment they need, leading to ongoing discomfort and increasing difficulties. The effects of untreated low back pain can be far-reaching, limiting your ability to work, enjoy hobbies, and even perform simple tasks like walking or sitting. Studies have shown that people with untreated low back pain often experience a lower quality of life, with impacts on their physical, emotional, and social well-being.2

Understanding Low Back Pain Signs & Symptoms

Muscle pain is a common symptom of lower back pain. It often presents as a persistent ache or sharp pain in the muscles surrounding the spine. This pain can be triggered or exacerbated by physical activity, poor posture, or prolonged periods of inactivity. Effective muscle pain management involves targeted exercises, physical therapy, and pain relief strategies to improve comfort and mobility.
Stiffness in the lower back, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity, is a crucial symptom of lower back pain. This stiffness can limit flexibility and range of motion, making it difficult to perform daily tasks such as bending, lifting, or walking. Addressing stiffness through regular physical activity, stretching exercises, and appropriate medical interventions can enhance spinal flexibility and overall well-being.
Radiating pain, or sciatica, occurs when lower back pain extends through the hips, buttocks, and legs. This pain can be sharp, burning, or tingling, often indicating nerve compression or irritation. Identifying and treating the underlying cause of radiating pain is crucial to relieving symptoms and restoring normal nerve function, allowing for improved mobility and quality of life.

How Low Back Pain Affects the Body

Low back pain primarily affects the lower part of the spine, leading to inflammation, pain, and reduced mobility. To effectively manage and treat this condition, it’s essential to understand spinal anatomy and how the condition impacts these areas.

  • Vertebrae: The bones that make up the spine.
  • Intervertebral Discs: The cushioning pads between the vertebrae.
  • Muscles and Ligaments: Provide support and movement in the lower back.
  • Nerves: Can be irritated or compressed, leading to pain and discomfort.

 

These structures can become strained or damaged in low back pain, leading to chronic pain and limited mobility. Our specialists use advanced pain management techniques to alleviate symptoms and promote healing. Depending on the severity of the condition, the most commonly affected areas are the lower lumbar spine, impacting overall mobility and quality of life.

Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Several factors can contribute to low back pain, characterized by discomfort in the lumbar region.

While the exact cause may vary, some common factors have been identified:

  • Muscle Strain: Overuse or sudden movements can cause muscle or ligament strain.
  • Disc Problems: Herniated or bulging discs can compress nerves and cause pain.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Injuries: Accidents or trauma can cause fractures or other injuries to the spine.
  • Poor Posture: Chronic poor posture can lead to muscle imbalances and pain.

 

Understanding the common causes of low back pain can help individuals take steps to reduce their risk and seek appropriate treatment when necessary.

How We Treat Lower Back Pain at our Phoenix Office

Our treatment plan for low back pain is customized to meet each patient’s specific needs and condition. We begin with a thorough assessment to determine the severity of the condition and any underlying factors contributing to it.

Based on this assessment, we create a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  • Physical Therapy: Customized exercises to strengthen the back and core muscles, improve posture, and enhance mobility.
  • Spinal Injections: Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain in the affected areas.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: Techniques such as radiofrequency ablation or disc decompression to relieve pain and improve function.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Guidance on avoiding activities and modifications to daily routines to prevent further injury.3
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Get Help for Lower Back Pain Today

If you’re struggling with low back pain, know that you don’t have to face it alone. Our compassionate team at Canyon Pain Center is here to help you find relief and improve your quality of life. With our comprehensive treatments and personalized approach, we’ll work with you to develop a pain management plan tailored to your unique needs.

Don’t let low back pain hold you back any longer – contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a more comfortable, active life.

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Meet Our Phoenix Pain Management Staff

Lisa Wakefield, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

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Lisa is an experienced pain management provider dedicated to helping patients regain quality of life. Lisa’s goal is to create an individualized pain treatment plan that leads towards improved mobility and pain reduction. 

Corrine Bender, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Bender has over 30 years of extensive experience in various areas and a loyal patient base. She specializes in personal injury cases, pediatric patients, sports-related injuries among athletes, and geriatric patients.