At least 33% of Americans experience back pain that disrupts their life every day. If back pain dictates your daily routine, it’s time to take action by reaching out to Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP, in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The group of highly experienced orthopedic surgeons offers a variety of powerful back pain treatments, tailored for you. Thanks to the intimate, small-practice feel, you’ll feel confident and comfortable as you take on your back pain.
Because back pain is so common, many people think it’s a normal part of life. This is why so many people suffer for much longer than they need to. Very mild short-term back pain may not be an issue, but there are certain signs that tell you when it’s time to seek medical care. These include:
These symptoms can indicate a major problem inside your spine, which could greatly worsen without treatment. For example, an untreated disc herniation could eventually lead to permanent nerve damage or even paralysis.
Back pain may occur in your upper (cervical), middle (thoracic), or lower (lumbar) spine, and it has many possible causes. Some of the most common reasons you might have back pain include:
Some risk factors, including age over 30, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, cigarette smoking, and improper lifting methods (lifting with your back), can all increase your chances of back pain.
The specialists at Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP, offer comprehensive treatment options.
For some types of back pain, you may simply need to make changes like losing extra weight and wearing corrective shoes.
If your back pain continues, your doctor may suggest injections. With corticosteroid or other anti-inflammatory injections, your doctor can target the specific area of inflammation that’s causing your pain. Injections can offer several months of relief.
The team performs many different orthopedic surgery procedures, including spinal fusion, discectomies, disc replacements, laminectomy, spinal cord stimulator implantation, and kyphoplasty. The skilled orthopedic surgeons frequently use minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, that require tiny, button-size incisions.
For all types of back pain treatment, physical therapy is important in your recovery. Through physical therapy exercises, you can improve your spinal mobility and stability. Physical therapy often includes additional pain-relieving treatments that ease discomfort as you recover.
We proudly provide orthopedic surgical care in East Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Old Bridge, Princeton, Somerset, Marlboro, Hillsboro, Montgomery and Manalapan.