Back Pain Specialist

Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet, Jersey City and West Orange, NJ

For one-third of American adults, back pain affects the ability to perform daily tasks, which often also leads to stress and depression. Let the doctors at Garden State Pain & Orthopedics help you escape this vicious cycle and reclaim your life. Contact one of the four locations in New Jersey – Edison, Clifton, Hazlet, Paramus, or Jersey City – or schedule an appointment online.

Back Pain Q & A

What types of back issues are treated at Garden State Pain & Orthopedics?

Our highly-trained specialists treat the full scope of back problems, from those caused by degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis to nerve irritation to injuries resulting from automobile or other accidents. Among the most common back issues we see in our practice are:

  • Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Torn or pulled muscles
  • Lumbar disc compression or herniation
  • Disc degeneration
  • Slipped disc

Does back pain relief require surgery?

No. Never before have there been more non-surgical options for remedying back pain. Not only does surgery involve considerable risks and extensive recovery time, it often doesn’t work. In fact, as many as 20 percent of patients who undergo back surgery require a second surgery within a decade.

What non-surgical treatments can alleviate chronic back pain?

At Garden State Pain & Orthopedics, we offer a full scope of the most advanced non-surgical treatments for all types of back pain. Like pain itself, our pain relief programs are highly individualized. Our doctors begin by taking a complete medical history and conducting a thorough examination. From here, a personalized pain relief program is created. Among the potential treatments are:

  • Lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injection

This injection is similar to the lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection, except it reaches multiple nerves.

  • Lumbar facet block

Vertebrae in your spine are connected by facet joints. A lumbar facet block is an injection that relieves pain and inflammation originating in the facets in your lower back.

  • Lumbar radiofrequency ablation

When lower back pain is caused by spinal joint pain due to arthritis or disc degeneration, radiofrequency ablation often helps. Radiofrequency energy is applied to specific nerves. This stops them from sending pain signals to your brain.

This is a medical device that is placed under your skin, where it sends a mild electrical current to nerves in the spine. The stimulation stops nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.

  • Intrathecal pain pump

An intrathecal pain pump is a small device that holds pain medication and pumps the medication into the intrathecal space of your spine. The pump is programmed to release medication on a specific schedule; you return to your doctor to get the pump refilled.

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