NJ Spine and Orthopedic is proud to serve the Staten Island community. At NJ Spine and Orthopedic, our doctors are dedicated to delivering minimally invasive laser spine surgeries to treat pain caused by neck and back conditions.
We understand that each patient’s pain is unique, which is why we take a patient-centered approach to determining treatment plans. Our award-winning team of doctors offers patients the latest research, technology, and treatments for pain management. If you are struggling with back pain in Staten Island, the doctors at NJSO are here to help you tackle your pain and regain your quality of life.
How Does Back Pain Develop?
About 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain, and experts estimate that 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. Back pain can occur for a variety of reasons but most commonly is a result of damage to your back’s system of discs, vertebrae, and muscles.
Both serious injuries and subtle movements can cause the components of your back to become damaged. Even the simple act of picking dirty clothes off the ground can aggravate your back muscles. Additionally, risk factors such as inflammatory conditions, stress, and obesity can further complicate a back injury and make it challenging to recover. Some of the common 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 best way to determine the underlying cause of your back pain is to consult with a skilled spine specialist.
When to Seek the Opinion of a Spine Specialist
Back pain symptoms can range from mild muscle pains to sharp, shooting sensations in your lower back and legs. The majority of back pain will improve with rest and conservative treatments. However, some back pain is the result of an underlying condition and requires medical attention. If your pain does not subside, it is important to see a spine doctor. You should see a spine doctor when your pain:
- Does not improve with rest and continues to cause severe discomfort
- Causes feelings of numbness or tingling in your legs
- Is accompanied by a fever, bladder problems, or unexplained weight loss
- Is the result of a serious fall or injury, such as a car accident
Additionally, in some cases, back pain can be a symptom of a serious medical issue, such as cancer. If you have any known risk factors, such as a family history of cancer, it is important to see a doctor as soon as your back pain begins.
How the Spine Doctors at NJSO Can Help You Conquer Your Pain
Consulting with a spine doctor is the best way to understand the underlying cause of your back pain. Whether your pain is caused by degenerative disc disease or a pinched nerve, the doctors at NJ Spine and Orthopedic can diagnose the cause of your back pain and develop an effective treatment plan specific to your situation. Our orthopedic spine surgeons offer both conservative and surgical treatment options and will connect you to the best pain management specialists and physical therapists in our field. Just a few of the cutting-edge services that we offer include:
- Laser spine surgery
- Sacroiliac joint fusion
- Artificial disc replacement
- Stem cell therapy & platelet-rich plasma injections
- Endoscopic foraminotomy
Award-Winning Spine Surgeons in Staten Island
At NJ Spine and Orthopedic, our surgeons are dedicated to treating your pain and helping you get your life back. Our experienced and board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic specialists work together to treat spine and back disorders with minimally invasive techniques. To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled spine experts, call (646) 809-3755 or fill out our online contact form.