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Upper Back Pain Treatment

Performed by the award winning doctors in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, and Surprise, Arizona

Pain in the upper back may be aggravated with movement, or may radiate into the upper or lower extremities. Patients may also have limited range of motion and/or tenderness upon touch. Certain red flags indicate a more serious condition that may require emergency evaluation or surgery, including weakness, numbness or tingling, fever, weight loss or problems with bowel and/or bladder control. Generally back pain can be attributed to mechanical causes, most of which are relatively benign, although a small number of cases are due to more serious illness.

Common causes of upper back pain include:

  • Degeneration (e.g. osteoporosis)
  • Muscle strain
  • Mechanical problems (e.g. a herniated disc)
  • Vertebral fractures associated with osteoporosis
  • Rare, more serious causes include cancer, infection, vascular problems and damage to nervous tissues

Treatments for upper back pain relief include:

– Acupuncture– Biofeedback
– Trigger Point Injections– Chiropractic Manipulations
– Cryotherapy– Disc Denervation
– Discography– Epidural Steroid Injections
– Facet Injections– Infusions Techniques
– Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty– Lysis of Adhesions
– Medial Branch Blocks– Medial Branch Blocks/Denervation
– Nutrition and Exercise– Massage
– Percutaneous Discectomy– Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Ablation
– Peripheral Nerve Stimulation– Pharmacothoerapy
– Physical therapy– Selective Nerve Blocks
– Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)– TENS Unit

 


At Arizona Pain Specialists our goal is to relieve your upper back pain symptoms, improve function and increase your quality of life. Depending on the cause and severity of your lower back pain surgery may be required, but we turn to this as a last resort and start with conservative options. We’ve found that lower back pain typically resolves on its own within weeks with conservative treatment.


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