SUFFERING FROM UPPER OR LOW BACK PAIN?
Champey Pain & Spine of New Jersey may be able to help.
Back pain can be uniquely complex and difficult to diagnose and treat. There are myriad causes and contributing factors, and a wide range of treatments that may or may not work for the same condition.
WHAT IS BACK PAIN?
The spine is complex and can cause a vast array of conditions that affect your day-to-day quality of life. Some conditions will help naturally over time, while some conditions require ongoing treatment or surgical correction.
For example, one person may have a large herniated disc that causes no pain, and another individual may have a simple muscle strain that can cause excruciating upper and low back pain but will heal on its own in a few days. Also, with some conditions, the pain can come and go only to flare up again after a few weeks or months and gradually intensify over time.
Because only you know your level of pain, your treatment will most likely be more successful if you proactively participate in making decisions about your medical care.
Wondering if you might be suffering from back pain? Try our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our Patient Advocates members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
HOW DO I TREAT BACK PAIN?
Most upper and low back pain will go away on its own within a few days or weeks. However, for some patients, chronic, recurring upper or low back pain can become debilitating and require medical attention to resolve.
When addressing treatments for back pain, it's always best to start with the least invasive options like exercise, hot and cold compresses, and over-the-counter medications.
If those treatments fail to relieve any pain, you should contact a medical professional for consultation and possible treatments like injections, physical therapy, prescription medications, or surgery, when all else fails.
If you suspect you have back pain, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.