Back Pain or spinal pain is named by the region that is occurs such as: neck pain, mid back pain and lower back pain.
This spinal pain can also radiate into the arms or legs and may include weakness, numbness or tingling. These types of symptoms are warning signs which may indicate a serious spinal condition.
Back Pain (Definitions):
Acute back pain is the result of trauma to the lower back or a disorder such as arthritis. This trauma could be from a sports injury, work injury, normal daily activities such as gardening, or a sudden jolt such as a car accident. Chronic back pain is pain that persists for more than 3 months. BACK PAIN IS THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE OF LIMITATION OF ACTIVITY IN PEOPLE UNDER 45.
Causes of Back Pain
There are many causes of back pain such as: ligament sprains, muscle strains, arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, disc bulges or disc herniation (Slipped Discs) to name a few. Back pain can also be a warning sign of a more rare but serious spinal condition.
Diagnosing The Cause of Back Pain
The most important part of caring for patients with back pain is an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Magaziner uses his years of clinical experience, performing a thorough examination and using sophisticated diagnostic tools to arrive at a diagnosis. Some of the diagnostic tools are:
- X-ray and Fluoroscopy
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Bone Scan
- Nerve Studies (Electromyography, or EMG)
Back Pain Treatment
Dr. E. Magaziner’s philosophy is to start with the more conservative treatments (less invasive) first. If necessary, The Center for Spine, Sports, Pain Management and Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine centrally located in North Brunswick, New Jersey provides multiple forms of treatment to help patients recover from an acute or chronic spinal condition. There are many non-surgical treatments which are effective in the treatment of back pain. Some of these treatments include: