Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. However, before treating back pain, it is vital to know the underlying cause. The highly skilled NJ Spine and Wellness team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain to help our patients get better faster.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain can arise for a variety of reasons and can be classified into two types: acute and chronic. Acute back pain is pain that resolves within six weeks and usually develops as a result of a minor fall or injury. Chronic pain is less common and lasts longer than three months. This condition will likely require the use of an imaging test to locate the source.
Whether your back pain is acute or chronic, understanding the root of your discomfort is the first step to mitigating your pain. The following are some common causes of both acute and chronic back pain:
Diagnosing Back Pain
When visiting NJ Spine and Wellness for your back pain, our team first conducts a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose the source of your discomfort. During your evaluation, your provider will review your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical. The physical will assess your ability to stand, walk, sit, and lift your legs. To get more details about the source of your pain, your specialists may recommend further testing, such as:
- CT scan
- Bone scan
The experts at NJ Spine and Wellness then use the information gathered from your assessment and tests to formulate an accurate diagnosis.
Treatment for Back Pain
Once the source of your back pain has been diagnosed, the team at NJ Spine and Wellness uses a multidisciplinary approach to craft a personalized treatment plan. Your treatment may include various kinds of conservative techniques to cause minimal disruption to your life while providing the best chance of relieving your pain.