What Can Cause Chronic Lower Back Pain?
At Southwest Spine & Sports, we frequently encounter patients seeking help for their chronic lower back pain. Chronic lower back pain can be debilitating, and understanding its root causes is crucial for effective treatment. Some of the causes of lower back pain may include muscle strains or sprains from overexertion or improper lifting, degenerative disc disease due to natural wear and tear on the spinal discs, herniated or bulging discs that press on a nerve and create severe discomfort, and arthritis, which involves inflammation of the joints in the spine. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Michael Wolff, our team in Scottsdale, AZ works to diagnose and address the underlying causes, paving the way for personalized chronic lower back pain treatment.
How does chronic lower back pain affect daily life?
Lower back pain is more than just an annoyance; it can severely impact daily life, affecting mobility, sleep, work, and recreational activities. The persistent pain might lead to additional problems such as depression, anxiety, and a decrease in overall quality of life. At Southwest Spine & Sports, we understand the profound effects this pain can have on your well-being. We believe in treating not just the symptoms but also addressing what causes chronic lower back pain, providing a comprehensive approach to healing.
What options are available for treatment?
When dealing with persistent discomfort, seeking the right treatment for chronic low back pain is vital. Dr. Wolff offers a range of invasive chronic lower back pain treatment options. These minimally invasive options include:
- Platelet-rIch-plasma (PRP) injections: Utilizes the patient's own blood to isolate platelets that can stimulate healing properties to encourage anti-inflammatory and growth factors.
- Mesenchymal cell treatments: A regenerative treatment that reduces inflammation, promotes tissue repair, and restores function.
- Growth factor injections: Targeted injections that amplify the growth factors the body uses to help trigger healing.
Every patient's situation is unique, and Dr. Wolff tailors the treatment for chronic low back pain to your specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.
Can lifestyle changes assist in managing chronic lower back pain?
In addition to professional chronic back pain treatment, lifestyle changes can play a significant role in managing discomfort. Dr. Wolff often advises patients to:
- Maintain a healthy weight to reduce strain on the back
- Engage in regular exercise focusing on core strength
- Practice good posture, both standing and sitting
- Use ergonomic furniture and tools
These habits can complement medical interventions and help prevent future causes of back pain from developing, promoting overall spinal health.
Take control of your chronic lower back pain
You don't have to live with constant discomfort. If you are struggling with chronic lower back, Southwest Spine & Sports, led by Dr. Michael Wolff, is ready to help you find relief. Understanding the causes of chronic lower back pain allows us to craft a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our premier facility in Scottsdale, AZ, and take the first step toward a virtually pain-free life. Your back pain treatment journey begins here, and we are committed to guiding you every step of the way.