NJ Spine and Orthopedic is proud to have an office in Lakewood. Using the latest research, technology, and treatments, our surgeons are dedicated to achieving the best results for our patients. We offer expert diagnosis and treatment plans for back and neck pain caused by degenerative disc disease, serious injuries, deformities, and other common causes of back conditions.
Our team of highly skilled spine surgeons, neurologists, and orthopedic specialists use minimally invasive procedures to help patients tackle their back pain. Our selection of back pain treatments ranges from conservative, non-surgical procedures to minimally invasive surgeries performed through incisions smaller than a postage stamp. If you are struggling with back pain in Lakewood, the surgeons at NJSO are here to help you tackle your pain and regain your quality of life.
The Leading Causes of Back Pain
Back pain presents through a variety of symptoms from a wide range of causes. For example, your back pain could be caused by the wear-and-tear of aging, or you could be suffering from degenerative disc disease. While there are many conditions and causes of back pain, some of the leading causes of back pain include:
- Pinched nerves from bone spurs or spinal stenosis
- Bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs
- Osteoarthritis in the spine or joints
- Torn ligaments or tendons, like rotator cuff tendinitis
- Neck and back injuries, such as whiplash
- Failed neck or back surgery
The majority of back pain can be treated with conservative methods. However, in some cases, a surgical procedure is the only way to regain your quality of life. If you need surgery, it is always best to go with the minimally invasive choice. At NJ Spine and Orthopedic, we always aim to go this route with our patients. One of our popular, most effective procedures is a laminectomy. During this procedure, your surgeon removes a portion of your lamina to create extra space to decompress the spine. This relieves pressure on nearby structures, such as the spinal cord and nerves.
Should I See a Doctor for My Back Pain?
Usually, back pain is classified under one of three categories: acute, subacute, or chronic. The majority of back pain is acute and will resolve after rest. However, some back pain can persist for weeks or months. If the pain persists, it is important to see a spine doctor to prevent permanent damage. You should make an appointment with a spine doctor if your back pain:
- Persists for more than two weeks
- Causes pain, numbness, or tingling down one or both of your legs
- Is accompanied by a fever, bowel problems, or unexplained weight loss
- Is the result of a bad fall or serious injury
When you see a spine doctor, they will locate the cause to one of the four regions of your back:
- Cervical (neck)
- Thoracic (upper back)
- Lumbar (lower back)
- Sacral (tailbone)
After the doctor identifies the location of your back pain, they will start to look into the underlying cause of your pain.
NJSO: Our Approach to Conquering Back Pain
Consulting with a spine doctor is the best way to understand the underlying cause of your back pain and get on the road to recovery. At NJ Spine and Orthopedic, we are dedicated to helping our patients find the treatment plan best suited for their individual back and neck pain. We take a patient-centered approach to back pain treatment and understand that to be successful, a treatment plan must be personalized to each patient’s specific back condition.
Our orthopedic spine surgeons offer both conservative and surgical treatment options. Just a few of the cutting-edge services that we offer at NJSO include:
- Laser Spine Surgery
- Complex Spinal Revision Surgery
- Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
- Radiofrequency Ablation
Top Spine Surgeons in Lakewood, NJ
Are you suffering from back pain and living in the Lakewood area? Visit our local NJ Spine and Orthopedic branch in Lakewood. At NJSO, we pride ourselves on our ability to orchestrate personalized care plans that serve the unique needs of our patients. As with all of our sister locations, at our Lakewood office, you’ll find board-certified surgeons who are trained in the most advanced spinal procedures. To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled spine experts, call (866) 272-9271 or fill out our online contact form.