Acute & Chronic Back Pain
Lower Back Pain Relief Specialist – Anchorage, AK
Common causes of lower back pain?
- Awkward / Sudden Movements
- Falls, Slips & Trips
- Poor Lifting Technique
- Poor Posture
- Straining The Back
How is lower back pain diagnosed?
To diagnose your lower back pain, our pain management and back relief specialist will perform a comprehensive physical exam to see where the pain is and how it affects your range of movement. Dr. Urban may also feel abnormalities to help him understand the cause of your lower back pain.
Dr. Urban will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms and the history of your issue in detail. We may also need to run some diagnostic tests such as an X-ray, CT scan or MRI to confirm the cause of your lower back pain.
We can help you diagnose the cause of your lower back pain so that we can create an effective treatment plan to help you get relief!
What treatments are available for lower back pain?
Back and Neck Pain Treatments
Epidural Steroid Injections
Medial Branch Diagnostic Blocks and Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Provocation Discography (Discogram)
Radiofrequency Ablation (Radiofrequency Neurotomy)
Spinal cord stimulators
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
Transforaminal Steroid Injections
Contact a lower back pain specialist in Alaska for help!
At the Urban Pain Institute, our goal when treating patients with back pain is to improve function and mobility while relieving painful symptoms. Often acute back pain will resolve with conservative treatment. Our Spine Specialists will work with you and your other providers to diagnose and treat your back pain. If your pain does not respond to conservative treatments, we can employ a number of Interventional Pain techniques to help you find relief without surgery. Visit our treatments page to learn about procedures that we use in our clinic for diagnosis and treatment of back pain.
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