Lower Back Pain Treatment in Monmouth County, NJ

Lower back pain is a common problem with a number of basic causes, most of which are related to one of two issues (or both):

When it comes to treating patients with lower back pain, the entire staff at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation works tirelessly to provide every possible option for pain management and rehabilitation.

Our goal is to help patients find relief from pain, regain normal movement and activity, and improve quality of life using healthy, conservative, non-surgical treatment options. Those suffering with lower back pain will find the following types of care in our Wall and Shrewsbury rehabilitative offices:

For some patients, lower back pain can be treated with a program of physical therapy and/or chiropractic. Acupuncture provides drug-free pain relief. For other sufferers, pain is severe enough to inhibit the body’s ability to participate in programs of physical therapy. In such cases, our office provides interventional pain management techniques to help patients rehabilitate without suffering. Some procedures for low back pain include Sacroiliac Injections, Facet Joint Injections, and Coccyx Injections.

All of the above listed healthcare techniques and modalities are provided in our Wall and Shrewsbury offices; this often makes the pain management and rehabilitation process less stressful (and therefore more effective) for patients. Our office has also incorporated a number of diagnostic technologies, including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, electro-diagnostic nerve testing, and traditional x-ray. We also accept and will interpret the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from other offices.

Our pain management facility is also affiliated with several local medical centers in order to provide certain pain management procedures—include Radiofrequency Ablation and Discograms—that require anesthesia. This is yet another way in which our Wall and Shrewsbury NJ pain management offices goes to every possible length to relieve lower back pain without surgery.

For a FREE consultation or to make an appointment call our office at 732-345-1377 or fill out a form on our website.

Lower Back Pain: An Overview

The lower back is made up of the lumbar spine (the five vertebrae, or bones, of the lower back); the spinal discs (which rest between the vertebrae); the muscles, tendons, and ligaments; and the spinal cord and nerves. The purpose of the lower back is to provide support for the weight of the upper body. It is also involved in bending, extending, and rotating. The lumbar spine (the bones of the lower back) has a particularly important job: it is tasked with protecting the spinal cord and the soft tissues of the nervous system. Therefore, any trauma or disorder in the ligaments, tendons, bones, muscles, discs, and/or vertebrae can cause serious pain and disability.

Very generally, lower back pain may be caused by a number of factors, including strain in the lower back (injury to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments). Some patients suffer from pain related to nerve irritation caused by injuries to the spinal discs. This type of nerve irritation is known as radiculopathy. When spinal disc material compresses or irritates the nerves of the lower back, the result may be the symptoms of sciatica. Other major causes of low back pain include spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal) as well as arthritis, osteoporosis, compression fractures of the lumbar vertebrae, scoliosis, and (in rare cases) tumors.

Problems in the lower back not only compromise the functions of the lower back itself, but also the workings of the lower extremities. The sciatic nerves exit from the lower back and move down the legs to the feet. When the sciatic nerves are subject to compression or irritation (as described above), messages between the legs and the brain are disrupted; this leads to the leg pain, abnormal sensation (numbness and tingling), and muscle weakness of sciatica.

Pain Management and Rehabilitation for Lower Back Pain in Red Bank, NJ

In addition to lower back pain, those suffering from numbness and tingling in the legs, muscle weakness, and shooting pains down the legs should contact our office using this form or call us at 732-345-1377.