Active Joints Orthopedics
Orthopedic Surgery Practice located in Englewood, NJ
Almost everyone suffers from low back pain at some point, but orthopedic surgeon David N. Feldman, MD, and the friendly and professional team at Active Joints Orthopedics can help. They offer on-site physical therapy and advanced orthopedic services at their state-of-the-art facility in Englewood, New Jersey. If low back pain is affecting your quality of life, call or book an appointment online now.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
What is low back pain?
Low back pain is a leading cause of doctor visits and the most common cause of job-related disability in the United States. This pain can range in severity from mild to excruciating. It may last only a few days or persist for many months.
Symptoms of low back pain vary depending on the underlying cause. It can be sharp and stabbing or dull and achy. Pain may worsen with certain activities, such as bending and lifting.
No matter what type of symptoms you experience, you should schedule an appointment at Active Joints Orthopedics any time low back pain lasts longer than a few weeks.
What causes low back pain?
There are numerous causes of low back pain, from age-related changes in your spine to muscle strains from lifting heavy things. The expert team at Active Joints Orthopedics treats all types of low back pain, including:
- Muscle strains from overactivity
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
Depending on the cause, your low back pain may occur suddenly, or it may develop gradually and worsen over time.
How is low back pain diagnosed and treated?
First, your provider at Active Joints Orthopedics reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may ask you to describe when the pain started and whether it improves or worsens with changes in activity.
Then, they carefully examine your back and check for areas of pain and ask you to bend in different directions to evaluate your range of motion. They may also take tests, such as an on-site digital X-ray, to look for abnormalities.
Once they determine the cause of your low back pain, the team at Active Joints Orthopedics recommends the best course of treatment for your specific condition. Treatment for low back pain may include:
- Physical therapy
- Medications to relieve pain
- Therapeutic injections
- Wearing a back brace
If your low back pain doesn’t improve after several months of conservative treatment, you may be a candidate for surgery. Dr. Feldman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who performs the most advanced techniques available, including computer-assisted spine surgery.
To find relief from low back pain, call Active Joints Orthopedics or book an appointment online today.
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