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Back pain is the leading cause of disability across the world. Before you attempt to treat back pain, it is important to know the underlying cause.

What is Causing Your Back Pain?

Lower back pain that occurs suddenly and doesn’t last for more than six weeks may be caused by heavy lifting or a fall. Chronic back pain occurs less frequently, and usually your doctor will need to use an imaging test or study to locate its cause. Some of the conditions that are commonly linked with back pain include:

  • Slipped discs: This pain occurs when the soft tissue in the discs between the joints of your spinal cord are out of place and your nerve tissues are compressed. Slipped discs are usually caused by wear and tear.
  • Degenerating discs: As you get older, the discs that absorb shock between your spine’s vertebrae tear or shrink, and the bones may rub together.
  • Accidents and injuries: Car accidents, falls, sports injuries, fractures, sprains and strains can cause back pain.
  • Spine fractures: If you break your spine due to a hit to your back, a fall or osteoporosis, you may experience severe back pain.
  • Injured tissues at the joints: When the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support your spine and its joints are injured, it can result in a painful back. This usually happens when you lift something and twist. It may also occur due to sports injuries and car accidents.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis can cause pain in the lower back. When your spine is affected by arthritis, it can cause a narrowing of the space surrounding the spinal cord. This condition is known as spinal stenosis.
  • Osteoporosis: The vertebrae in your spine can develop compression fractures when your bones get brittle or porous.

Treating Back Pain

When you visit NJ Spine and Wellness, your back will be examined carefully. Your physician will check your ability to stand, walk, sit and lift your legs. To get more details about the source of your pain, one or more of the following tests may be required:

  • X-ray
  • Bone scan
  • CT or MRI scan
  • Electromyography

After diagnosis, your doctor may create a treatment plan that includes one or more of the following:

  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can apply different types of treatments, including heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and muscle-release techniques. After your pain is relieved, your therapist may recommend various exercises to improve flexibility and strengthen your core and back muscles.
  • Surgery: Most people do not need surgery to get relief from back pain. But if the pain is persistent or caused by nerve compression, you may need surgery. Surgical procedures are usually recommended only for pain caused by damage to the spine that does not improve with other types of therapy.

Book an Appointment With Us to Treat Your Back Pain

At NJ Spine and Wellness, we specialize in providing effective diagnosis and treatment for back pain. Our team of chiropractors, orthopedic doctors and physical therapists will provide a personalized plan to treat and manage your back pain so you can Get Better Faster.

Take the next step by booking an appointment at any of our offices in Old Bridge, Freehold or Matawan, or by giving us a call at 877-333-6579 today!

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Professional, knowledgeable, caring staff! NJ Spine and Wellness is dedicated to treating their patients to recover as quickly as possible. In the short amount of time that I have been going I have seen tremendous improvement in the recovery of my injury. I highly recommend NJ Spine and Wellness if you are in need of physical therapy. Claire Hall
I am so happy to have found NJ Spine and Wellness in Freehold. From the front desk to every single person I have come in contact with, have been the friendliest most helpful people ever. Everyone there is truly amazing! Mike is a very professional and a wonderful therapist as well as all the assistants there. They are very accommodating and go out of their way to do anything and everything to help you. Thank you for a great experience! Isabel Besanceney
Great experiences at NJ Spine. Always taken at appointment time - never have to wait for therapy session to begin. Therapists are all professional, knowledgeable, courteous and definitely put me at ease. Facility is very clean and organized. The staff is incredibly friendly and always, always pleasant and willing to help with any questions I have had. In short - you have an amazing group of people. Marge Arnao
Only the best things to say about NJ Spine and Wellness. The front desk is always smiling and ready to assist you in any way possible. Never had to wait an extra minute for my appointment. The staff at the facility couldn't be more encouraging and knowledgeable! With the help of Dana and Greg, within a week of PT I already see improvement! With Dana always challenging me, and Greg's physical therapy I am definitely on the right road to recovery! Shmuel Green