Back Pain Treatment for Residents of Freehold, NJ
If you are experiencing severe or persistent back pain, treatment can dramatically improve your quality of life. At Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, NJ, our patients regularly tell us that spinal discomfort is the number one reason they seek help from a physician, mainly because the pain can make it difficult for them to perform even the most basic daily activities.
The board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold are skilled and experienced in addressing the various causes of back pain with surgery, although we emphasize conservative symptom treatment over surgical procedures whenever possible, and most of our patients do very well with this approach. Our pain management specialist, who is double board-certified in interventional pain management and rehabilitation, works closely with our physicians and physical therapists to develop a customized back pain treatment plan for each patient, usually recommending surgery only as a last resort.
While back pain often goes away on its own, treatment may become necessary if:
- The spinal bones, discs, or joints degenerate due to wear and tear or aging, leading to the development of conditions like degenerative disc disease (spinal osteoarthritis), facet joint syndrome, degenerative scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis.
- The back, abdominal, and core muscles that support the spine become strained from overuse.
- A tear develops in the outer wall of a spinal disc, allowing some of its inner gel-like material to escape. This condition, which is known as a herniated disc, can lead to spinal cord or nerve root compression and cause radiculopathy (traveling numbness and tingling sensations) and other symptoms.
- A direct trauma to a spinal bone causes a fracture.
After pinpointing one of these sources as the cause of a patient’s back pain, we can provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend the most appropriate back pain treatment options. When necessary to relieve discomfort that continues to worsen despite several weeks of conservative treatment, our spine surgeons can perform advanced, minimally invasive spine procedures. When this approach is suitable for a patient, it generally allows for a faster recovery without the risks typically associated with traditional spine surgery.
To learn more about back pain treatment, contact Spine Care New Jersey to schedule a consultation with a spine specialist at our office in Freehold, NJ.