Back Pain

Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Back pain is a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their exceptional team pinpoint the cause of back pain and offer treatments to relieve the discomfort. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is Back Pain?

Back pain is an uncomfortable feeling that many of us have felt at some point or another in our lives.  Athletes and active people can experience back pain as well. Back pain can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treat your back pain to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

What are the common symptoms of back pain?

Back pain may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Throbbing
  • Burning
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Tingling or “pins and needles” in the legs and/or feet

If you develop back pain that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause back pain?

The common causes and risk factors associated with back pain are:

  • Lumbar or thoracic muscle spasm
  • Lumbar or thoracic muscle strain
  • Arthritis of the spine (spondylosis)
  • Herniated lumbar disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Poor posture
  • Lumbar somatic dysfunction
  • Lumbago
  • Stress fracture of the spine (spondylolysis)

Maintaining a strong back and core along with good posture are some of the best ways to prevent back pain. However, you can’t always prevent it, even if you are active.

How does my doctor diagnose the root cause of back pain?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses the cause of back pain after evaluating your back through a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging procedures, such as x-rays, in-office ultrasound, MRI or other testing.

How is back pain treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating back pain. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, stretches, supplements, medications or modifying your environment (for example by changing your workstation setup through ergonomic adjustments or using a lumbar support cushion).

Additional treatment options include specific exercise programs, physical therapy, injections such as trigger point injections or dry needling, massage, nutrition counseling, osteopathic manual treatment, and acupuncture. In some cases, you may be referred to a pain management specialist for specific localized injections and procedures. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get back pain relief today.