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Back Pain

We get to the root cause of back pain issues.

We get to the root cause of back pain

The Redefine Healthcare back pain team specializes in treating the root causes of thoracic and lumbar pain. We put our patients’ health and safety first while keeping a strong focus on the importance of prompt and meaningful service.

We know how to accurately diagnose, treat, and manage the care of patients, which results in patients getting on the path to a pain-free life!

To ensure this process is seamless and efficient for our patients, we have a dedicated support line that includes direct message via phone and email. Our specialists have everything needed to treat and manage your condition in our office. With 4 locations in New Jersey (Union, Edison, Paterson, Clifton), it’s super easy for patients to conveniently schedule appointments close to home.

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Back Pain Symptoms

Depending on its location and cause, back pain manifests as:

  • Lingering muscle aches
  • Sudden stabbing sensations
  • An agonizing burn down your leg
  • Numbness and tingling down your leg
  • Pain that’s aggravated by lifting, leaning or standing for extended periods
  • Pain that subsides while laying down

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms that accompany your back pain, including:

  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Fever
  • A recent injury, fall or accident
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Back Pain

If you’re suffering from back pain, know that you’re not alone. Nearly nine out of 10 Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives, and it only trails upper respiratory infections as a reason to visit the back pain doctors in NJ. For those under 40, back pain is the primary cause of missed work and immobility. In fact, back pain disables roughly two percent of the American workforce at any given time. If you have any level of back pain, get a firm diagnosis and effective treatment to keep you on the job and active. Find relief in northern New Jersey at Redefine Healthcare, your source for the expert back pain doctors and the latest pain management techniques. Call for an appointment.

Your spine serves as the primary corridor for all sensations and movement in your body. The nerves, muscles, ligaments, bones, and cartilage of your back and spine are all subject to disease and injury. While there is a range of conditions that cause back pain, it usually involves:

  • Sciatica. This condition describes the pain tracing the path of the sciatic nerve. It begins in your back and stretches through the buttocks down to your thigh, although it usually only affects one side of the body.
  • Lower back pain. The pain can be sudden and sharp or a persistent, enduring ache. Acute low back pain tends to last from a few days to one month. Subacute pain ranges from four to 12 weeks. Chronic pain lasts longer than three months. About one in five cases of acute pain develops into chronic pain.
  • Upper back pain. Although less common than lower back pain, upper back pain can be just as uncomfortable. The pain focuses on your shoulders and neck.
  • Middle back pain. The pain in this area centers around problems with your thoracic spine. Mid-back pain may be a symptom of something more serious.
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Back Pain Causes

As there are many different types of back pain, there are also several different causes. Some of the most common include:

  • Herniated disc. The discs that cushion and separate your vertebral bones have a tough outer layer with a soft center. When these discs rupture, either through damage or aging, the softcore leaks out of the casing. A herniated disc creates a pinched nerve that causes the discomfort.
  • Back injury. Accidents, falls, overexertion, and athletic strains are among the most common types of injuries to the back.
  • Spinal stenosis. The spinal canal shrinks, compressing your spinal column.
  • Osteoarthritis. The spine develops bone spurs and loses stability.
  • Soft tissue strain. Repetitive movements at work or play — or a sudden exertion that leads to a pulled back — can strain or damage spinal ligaments or back muscles.
  • Scoliosis. A congenital malformation of the spine, this condition leads to back pain later in life.
  • Osteoporosis. This degeneration and weakening of your bones can eventually lead to spinal compression fractures.
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome. Failed back surgery can lead to continued or even heightened back pain.
  • Spondylolisthesis. This condition refers to slipping of your vertebrae.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome. Often a chronic condition, this muscle tightness responds well to physical therapy.
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. Damage to the joint connecting your pelvis and spine is a leading cause of lower back pain.

Back Pain Treatment

If you’re one of the millions of Americans wondering how to relieve back pain, you’ve probably been overwhelmed with commercial offers promising back pain relief. Back pain treatment has become a $100 billion per year business, and much of it is either deceptive or ineffective.

If back pain has become a problem in your life, you need the help of a trained back pain doctors and pain management specialist with years of experience in the treatment of back pain. After a careful diagnosis using state-of-the-art techniques, your Redefine Healthcare doctor develops a back pain treatment program that may include remedies such as:

  • Medications. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, steroid injections, narcotics, anti-depressants, and topical creams
  • Physical therapy. Posture improvement, electrical stimulation, strength exercises, and flexibility stretches
  • Surgery. Only for structural problems that don’t respond to other treatments, as a last resort
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Union

2500 Morris Ave.,
Suite 220
Union, NJ 07083

Edison

10 Parsonage Road
Suite 208
Edison, NJ 08837

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922 Main Street
Suite 201
Paterson, NJ 07503

West Caldwell

185 Fairfield Ave.,
Suite 2A
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

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11 West 25th Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002

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901 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728

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1255 Broad St #201B
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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445 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052