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Back Pain

Rincon Pain and Spine -  - Pain Management Practice

Rincon Pain and Spine

Pain Management Practice located in Tucson, AZ

If you’re one of the 16 million adults who struggle with chronic back pain, you’ve already learned that back pain seldom responds well to conventional medical therapies. But there's hope because the experienced team at Rincon Pain and Spine in Tucson, Arizona, excels in alleviating back pain using a range of treatments that target the source of your pain. To learn more about your treatment options, call one of the two Tucson offices, or request an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Many people develop back pain by overstretching the muscles and ligaments supporting their spine. This type of back problem may gradually develop from overuse or occur suddenly from heavy lifting or a sports injury.

As you get older, however, back pain is often caused by degenerative changes that lead to conditions such as:

  • Herniated disc
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Degenerative disc disease

These conditions typically cause pain by pinching or compressing the nearby nerves.  

 

What symptoms might I develop in addition to back pain? 

When your nerves are compressed, you may experience sensations such as tingling, burning, or an electric-shock pain that travels along the nerve. In some cases, you may lose feeling in the arm or leg affected by the pinched nerve.

Sciatica is one of the most common examples of symptoms caused by compressed nerves. This condition develops when the sciatic nerve is pinched as it leaves your lower spine and travels down your legs. As a result, sciatica is known for intense pain that radiates down one or both legs.

 

How is back pain treated?

The team at Rincon Pain and Spine has years of experience diagnosing and treating back pain. After reviewing your medical history, talking about your symptoms, and performing diagnostic imaging, if needed, they create a customized treatment plan based on your unique health care needs.

Treatment for back pain begins with conservative therapies such as physical therapy. If your pain doesn’t improve, your doctor at Rincon Pain and Spine expands your treatment to include one or more of a wide range of treatment modalities.

These are only a few examples of the treatments you may receive:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Nevro® HF10 spinal cord stimulation
  • Acupuncture

As interventional pain specialists, the team at Rincon Pain and Spine performs minimally invasive procedures that target the source of your pain. Interventional treatments focus on the specific nerves sending pain signals to your brain; then, they relieve your pain through one of two actions.

Some interventional treatments use medications such as steroids to reduce inflammation, while others use several techniques to block nerve signals from reaching your brain. When your brain doesn’t get the message, you won’t feel the same level of pain.

You can get relief from back pain at Rincon Pain and Spine. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.