The lower back is an complicated structure of interrelated and intersecting components:
- Tendons and muscles and other soft tissues
- Highly sensitive nerves and nerve roots that travel from the lower back down into the legs and feet
- Small and complex joints
- Spinal discs with their jellylike internal cores.
An irritation or problem with any of these structures can cause lower back pain and/or pain that radiates or is referred to other parts of the body. Pain from resulting lower back muscle spasms can be severe, and pain from a number of conditions can become chronic.
While lower back pain is extremely common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain vary greatly. A simple lower back muscle strain might be excruciating enough to necessitate an emergency room visit, while a degenerating disc might cause only minor, sporadic discomfort.
Recognizing the symptoms, along with an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of the pain, is the first step in obtaining effective pain relief and our medical chiropractors at Phoenix Pain Treatment in sunny Phoenix Arizona are experts at this process and have combined the best that each discipline offers to get you free of the pain in the most efficient way possible.