Integrated Treatment for Arthritis-Related Back Pain in Monmouth & Ocean County

Back pain is a ubiquitous problem that, in some cases, may be caused by arthritis. Arthritis is broadly described as inflammation in the joints of the body; it can cause serious and debilitating pain. In particular, Osteoarthritis can be experienced in the weight-bearing bones of the back, and is caused by mechanical stress on the joints of the spine.

Mechanical stress is caused by an atypical loading of weight on the back and spine and may be the result of trauma or abnormal posture. With time, the bones of the spine may be forced to accommodate this abnormal stress and loading. In such cases, bone cells known as osteoblasts are activated to produce additional bone (known as bone spurs). These form on the weight-bearing joints of the spine and can cause inflammation and pain.

For some arthritis/back pain sufferers, inflammation causes the spinal canal to narrow, which leads to compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots.

Osteoarthritis/Back Pain Symptoms

Pain is experience not only in the back, but can also be felt in the neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. Pain is often exacerbated by movement, leading to immobility and reduced quality of life. Other symptoms may include weakness, numbness and tingling, and (in some cases) bowel or bladder problems.

At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, we have incorporated a medical doctor specializing in pain management and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Medical care for arthritis pain management works closely in conjunction with a number of conservative, effective modalities for treating arthritis, including acupuncture (for pain relief), physical therapy (to focus on restricted mobility), and chiropractic care (to address poor posture and reduce pain and inflammation)


Arthritis, Back Pain, and Spinal Injections

When arthritis causes enough pain that it undermines the ability to rehabilitate, spinal injections may be used. These involve the injection of a long-lasting steroid in either the epidural space (Epidural Steroid Injections) or in the joints (Facet Joint Injections).

Because arthritis is a condition of inflammation in the joints, joint injections are a particularly relevant treatment. The facet joints are found between the vertebrae of each spinal segment. Arthritis and back pain sufferers often experience an improvement in mobility and reduced pain through Facet Joint Injections.

The paradigm of care at our Red Bank pain management and rehabilitation facility is to help patients reduce pain and return to normal functioning with as little surgical and/or pharmaceutical intervention as possible. This type of care uses a healthy, cooperative approach between multiple modalities (traditional medical care, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic) to ensure that every treatment option is available to patients in one place. This makes the pain management and rehabilitation process easier and more effective for patients.

To learn more about our Arthritis treatment contact our offices, we are located in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey, NJ.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728