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Back Pain Specialist

Peak Spine & Sports

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Pain Management Specialists located in Marlton, NJ & Collingswood, NJ

Back pain is one of the most common symptoms that adults experience from injuries and spinal disorders. Pain management specialists Jill Kalariya, MD, and Milind Patel, MD, MBA, and their team provide excellent back pain assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine in Marlton, Collingswood and Toms River, New Jersey. Schedule your appointment for back pain over the phone or online at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain affects the majority of adults at some point in life, whether it comes from using heavy backpacks, improper posture, or a degenerative condition within the spine. In any case, back pain that lasts longer than a few days is more than a minor inconvenience. Further, it can come with other symptoms like stiffness, numbness, or referred pain in your limbs. 

The multidisciplinary team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine specializes in diagnosing and treating back pain related to a variety of injuries and conditions. If you haven’t found any relief from your pain by taking a day or so off work, resting your back, or applying ice and heat, more specialized care is the next step.

What causes back pain?

Finding out what’s causing your back pain can be challenging on your own without imaging tests and a physician’s informed perspective. The team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine asks you to describe your back pain so they can find its originating location along your spine. Sometimes, they use X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to assess the damage.

The team informs you of your diagnosis as soon as they have it. They can assess and manage many common back pain causes, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle or ligament strain

During your initial visit and any follow-ups thereafter, the team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine performs a functional assessment to see if you’re meeting your treatment goals. Sometimes, back pain persists long after an injury heals and requires ongoing chronic pain management. 

How can I manage my back pain?

Managing back pain involves an individualized pain management and rehabilitation program. The Peak Spine & Sports Medicine team has the training to provide a wide array of therapies and procedures, though they tend to offer more conservative options first. Your individualized back pain treatment plan might involve:

  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy

The team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine combines their expertise to provide individualized care that minimizes the need for surgery or avoids it altogether. They help you set measurable treatment goals that are reasonable and within reach. 

An acute back pain episode might go away without much effort, but back pain that lasts for a long time or impacts your life significantly needs professional treatment. Book your consultation for back pain management over the phone or online at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine today.