Back Pain

Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine

Sports Medicine & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Westfield, NJ

You’re likely to feel pain in your back during your life at some point; in fact, about 80% of people in the United States report having back pain at least once. Thankfully, most back pain goes away on its own. If it doesn’t, the team at Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine in Westfield, New Jersey, and serving serving all of Union county, Morris county, Middlesex county, and Somerset county including the surrounding towns of Cranford, Garwood, Clark, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Springfield, Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Short Hills, Maplewood, Watchung, Berkeley Heights, Livingston, Union, Edison, Woodbridge, and Elizabeth. Assesses your pain and finds the cause before creating a comprehensive treatment plan. To relieve your back pain and get back to life as usual, call Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine or request an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain is a common symptom that many people experience on nearly a day-to-day basis. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons that people stay home from work. It can occur anywhere from your neck down to your lower back.

Back pain can stem from nearly any structure in your back, including:

  • Muscles that support your spine
  • Cushioning discs between your vertebrae
  • Spinal nerves
  • Joints that connect your vertebrae
  • Ligaments and tendons
  • Vertebral bones

Once the team at Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine identifies the source of your back pain, they can select the right treatments to alleviate your discomfort.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can stem from one of many possible causes. Your back pain might be the result of:

  • Strained muscles or ligaments
  • Herniated or ruptured disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Some back pain comes from poor posture or overuse while others come from structural deformities that you’ve had since birth. In other cases, back pain comes from injuries. If you injure your back in an accident or while playing sports, you must find medical care immediately after the incident.

When is a doctor visit necessary for my back pain?

Often, back pain appears gradually with no discernible cause. As with many types of pain, you should try home care before seeking treatment if your back pain isn’t too severe or doesn’t come with other symptoms, like a fever or digestive issues. 

If your back pain persists beyond your best efforts, or if you notice other symptoms with it, visit Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine for treatment. 

What are my treatment options for back pain?

Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine specializes in non-surgical back pain treatments to relieve your pain. The team evaluates your injury or condition to choose the best treatments for your personalized plan. They also give you suggestions for lifestyle changes that minimize your pain.

Options for back pain treatment include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Prolotherapy (trigger point injections)
  • Oral medications
  • Exercise and physical therapy
  • Back braces

These treatments aim to help you recover with as few complications as possible. Your provider tells you how they help and what you can expect during the process.

If back pain is impeding your life in any way, don’t hesitate to call Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine or book an evaluation online today.

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