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Low And Mid Back Pain Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Pain Management Serving the Greater Phoenix Area and Tucson, AZ

When you’re limited by chronic low and mid back pain, you can find nonsurgical solutions at Advanced Pain Management. At the 10 Arizona offices — five in Phoenix, and one each in Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Surprise, and Glendale — pain management specialists David Delatte, MD, and Vikramjeet (Vik) Saini, MD, provide advanced diagnostic testing and customized treatment plans to relieve the pain of sciatica, arthritis, and other common causes of low and mid back pain. Call the Advanced Pain Management office nearest you or book a consultation online today to learn more about options for treating low and mid back pain.

Low and Mid Back Pain

What causes low and mid back pain?

Your low back (lumbar spine) and mid-back (thoracic spine) help carry the weight of your body. As you get older, the structures in your spine begin wearing out and breaking down, leading to persistent pain.

You can also develop acute back pain that turns chronic if you experience a back injury from a fall, car accident, or from repetitive movements like heavy lifting.

The team at Advanced Pain Management also treats other causes of low and mid back pain, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Compression fractures

These issues can also lead to sciatica, a condition where the large nerve that travels from your lower back down into your legs is under pressure from bone spurs or damaged spinal discs. 

Persistent pressure on this nerve can lead to jolting pain with certain movements that cause back pain, hip pain, and leg weakness.

How are low and mid back pain diagnosed?

To determine the underlying cause of low and mid-back pain, the team at Advanced Pain Management reviews your medical history, your existing health, and your symptoms.

They evaluate the range of motion you have in your spine and may request diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Once they determine what’s causing your low or mid back pain, the specialists design a treatment plan that focuses on relieving your pain in the longer term. They can also recommend resources that help improve the overall health of your spine.

How are low and mid back pain treated?

Your treatment plan for reducing low and mid back pain might include a combination of therapies like over-the-counter or prescription medications, physical therapy, and acupuncture.

The team at Advanced Pain Management also offers several minimally invasive therapies to address the root cause of your back pain, including:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Ozone discectomy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Vertiflex™ Superion® spinal decompression

If you have compression fractures in your thoracic or lumbar spine, you might be a candidate for kyphoplasty. This procedure uses a balloon to reposition collapsed vertebra and then apply a medical-grade cement to stabilize your spine.

To find out which treatments are right for your chronic low and mid back pain, call the Advanced Pain Management office nearest you or book a consultation online today.