If you are experiencing lower back pain it is imperative you receive the best treatment for the longest-lasting results. While seeking help, remember not all treatment options are equal and the best relief for your back pain will depend on the cause. Let our team of expert Medical Doctors help you stop your back from aching so you can get back to living the life you deserve.
People at Risk for Pain in the Lower Back
Some people will have a higher likelihood of developing pain in the lower back than others. If you regularly do a lot of lifting or sports, or if you sit for long periods of time at work, you put yourself at greater risk of injury and pain. You also have a greater chance of experience pain in the low back if you:
- Are pregnant
- Are overweight
- Have kidney infections
- Have osteoporosis
Even if you don’t fall into any of these groups, you can still have pain that requires care.
How Our Doctors Diagnose Back Pain
At NJ Spine and Wellness, we have a team of medical experts who are dedicated to getting the the root cause of your pain. Dr. Cho, our Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Chapman, our Orthopedic Surgeon, and Joe Simone, our Nurse Practitioner, will team up with you to perform physical exams, inquire about your entire medical history and order diagnostic tests such as CT scans, X-rays, MRIs, bone scans, blood tests and nerve tests to determine the type of back pain and its cause. Our multidisciplinary team will then work together to create a personalized treatment plan designed to help you reach your individual goals.
Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain Relief
When dealing with lower back pain, some doctors may encourage you to just rest, apply heat to and massage the injured area, and take over-the-counter medications to recover. At NJ Spine and Wellness, we get to the main cause of the pain so you can feel better long-term.
- Injection Treatments
Injections are a minimally invasive treatment and are highly effective as they deliver relief directly to the site of pain. These options include epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks and nerve ablations. Our team recommends injections to patients who suffer from herniated discs, degenerations or radiating pain.
- Endoscopic Procedures
We recommend endoscopic procedures to our patients that live with chronic back and neck pain. In this procedure, our team will use a HD endoscope to observe and ablate the nerves that signal pain from your back muscles to your brain.
Surgery is only considered for our patients whose back pain falls into one of these categories:
- Chronic pain with failed conservative therapy
- Conditions where nerves exiting the spine or spinal cord become impinged
- Weakness in the affected extremity from nerves being impinged
At NJ Spine and Wellness, our doctors will sit down with you to discuss what type of procedure would be most beneficial for you. Some of the procedures we perform are:
- Plasma disc decompression: Lasers shrink discs that compress nerves to ease pain
- Spinal fusion: Fuses the vertebrae of those with degenerative disc disease
- Artificial disc replacement: Replaces damaged discs with artificial ones
- Spinal decompression: Removes bones pressing on the spinal canal
- Foraminotomy: Widens holes where nerves exit the spinal canal to relieve nerve pressure
- Vertebroplasty: Repairs compression fractures
Find the Help You Need for Your Back Pain
At NJSW, we take back pain very seriously. If you need help treating your back pain from a team of experts who don’t make you deal with insurance red tape, book an appointment with us today and discover how we can help you #GetBetterFaster! (732) 329-7629 or visit our web site