You’re likely to feel pain in your back during your life at some point; in fact, about 80% of people in the United States report having back pain at least once. Thankfully, most back pain goes away on its own. If it doesn’t, the team at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine in Westfield and West Orange, New Jersey, assesses your pain and finds the cause before creating a comprehensive treatment plan. To relieve your back pain and get back to life as usual, call Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine or request an appointment online today.

For appointments, call us or book online at any of our convenient locations in Middletown, Morristown, Ridgewood, Westfield, and West Orange.

What is back pain?

Back pain is a common symptom that many people experience on nearly a day-to-day basis. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons that people stay home from work. It can occur anywhere from your neck down to your lower back.

Back pain can stem from nearly any structure in your back, including:

  • Muscles that support your spine
  • Cushioning discs between your vertebrae
  • Spinal nerves
  • Joints that connect your vertebrae
  • Ligaments and tendons
  • Vertebral bones

Once the team at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine identifies the source of your back pain, they can select the right interventional spine treatments to alleviate your discomfort.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can stem from one of many possible causes. Your back pain might be the result of:

  • Strained muscles or ligaments
  • Herniated or ruptured disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia

Some back pain comes from poor posture or overuse while others come from structural deformities that you’ve had since birth. In other cases, back pain comes from injuries. If you injure your back in an accident or while playing sports, you must find medical care immediately after the incident.

When is a doctor visit necessary for my back pain?

Often, back pain appears gradually with no discernible cause. As with many types of pain, you should try home care before seeking treatment if your back pain isn’t too severe or doesn’t come with other symptoms, like a fever or digestive issues.

If your back pain persists beyond your best efforts, or if you notice other symptoms with it, visit Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine for treatment.

What are my treatment options for back pain?

Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine specializes in non-surgical back pain treatments to relieve your pain. The team evaluates your injury or condition to choose the best pain management treatments for you. They also give you suggestions for lifestyle changes that minimize your pain.

Options for back pain treatment include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Prolotherapy (trigger point injections)
  • Oral medications
  • Exercise and physical therapy
  • Back braces
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Epidural injections
  • Percutaneous discectomy
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Lipogems & BMAC (bone marrow aspirate concentrate)

These interventional spine treatments aim to help you recover with as few complications as possible. Your provider tells you how they help and what you can expect during the process.

If back pain is impeding your life in any way, don’t hesitate to call Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine or book an evaluation online today.