Your back is essential in just about every move your body makes. Whether it’s bending, twisting, walking, running, or any other movement, your spine and back play an integral role. While this is good news for a healthy body, if you’re suffering from back issues, it can cause debilitating pain and be a significant disruption in your everyday life — restricting you from working and other routine activities. In many cases, back pain can typically get better with time, rest, and at-home treatments; but if severe pain persists, it may be time to reach out to a back specialist.

At NJ Spine and Wellness, we feature cutting-edge back treatments to reduce your pain, restore your mobility, and help you Get Better Faster.

Our team of back specialists understands how these types of issues can interfere with your life, and we’ll come up with a comprehensive plan to not only treat your symptoms but help strengthen your back and improve flexibility. From conservative approaches to surgeries and everything in between, we offer a variety of back treatments in our New Jersey offices, in:

Conservative Back Treatments

When it comes to back pain, surgery is generally only used as a last resort. Our team of back specialists will work with you to effectively diagnose your issues and provide treatment options, including:

Rest and Immobilization

By taking a rest and reducing strenuous exercise and other rigorous activities, you can give your back time to heal. In certain cases, a back brace may be recommended to decrease the chances of further injury.

Medication

Depending on the type of back pain you’re experiencing, your NJ Spine and Wellness back treatment specialist may suggest one (or a combination) of the following medications:

  • Over the counter pain relievers like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs
  • Topical pain relievers like salves or ointments
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Narcotics, like opioids (only used for short durations)
  • Antidepressants, like duloxetine (Cymbalta), which have been shown to help chronic back pain aside from their anti-depressive effects

Physical Therapy

By working with one of our physical therapists, you’ll learn everything from ways to stretch and exercise your lower back to tips on proper posture. By improving your flexibility and strengthening your trunk, you can expedite the rehabilitation process and prevent future back injuries.

  • Lower back exercises, such as knee-to-chest exercises, lying lateral leg lifts, supermans, and others
  • Lower back stretches, like child’s pose, piriformis stretch, seated spinal twist, and more
  • Muscle releasing techniques
  • Self-massage
  • And other back therapy techniques

Therapeutic Injections

These treatments offer a non-surgical way to treat chronic back pain that doesn’t respond to medication and rest. Common therapeutic injections include:

  • Cortisone, a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that can help reduce pressure on nerve roots and alleviate pain.
  • Radiofrequency ablation, which uses electrical currents to heat a small area of nerve tissue and decrease pain in that region.

Traction

In certain cases, it may be necessary to use a system of pulleys and weights that can gently stretch your back, relieve pain, and even possibly move a herniated disc back into its position.

Surgical Back Treatments

If your back pain isn’t responsive to conservative methods, then a more aggressive approach may be utilized. Your NJ Spine and Wellness back treatment specialist will work with you to determine which surgical intervention is best suited for your specific condition. Procedures to relieve chronic and severe back pain include:

Contact Us for More Information

Still, have questions about your back pain and how to effectively treat it? Our team is committed to helping you eliminate back pain and regain control of your life. For more information on our back treatments in NJ, contact us today and schedule a consultation at one of our locations in Matawan, East Brunswick, Freehold, or Old Bridge.

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