Are you tired of living with chronic low back pain? At New Jersey Back Center, we understand the debilitating impact of persistent pain on your quality of life. One of the principles that set us apart at New Jersey Back Center is our dedication to diagnosing the root cause of your pain. We don’t just treat the symptoms; we target the underlying issue to provide long-lasting relief. We use cutting-edge technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of your back pain conditions. If you’re suffering from back pain, please schedule an appointment at your nearest back center in New Jersey — we offer free insurance verification!

New Jersey Back Center uses state-of-the-art back pain treatment technology to diagnose and treat the root cause of chronic back pain. Contact us today.

Diagnostic Precision for Effective Treatment

Effective pain management starts with a precise diagnosis. Our board-certified interventional pain specialists employ a range of diagnostic tools and techniques to identify the specific pain signals in your body. From advanced imaging studies like MRI and CT scans to thorough physical examinations, we leave no stone unturned to uncover the root cause of your back pain. This diagnostic precision ensures that we tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs, improving the chances of a successful outcome.

Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

At New Jersey Back Center, we offer minimally invasive treatments as a safer and more effective alternative to traditional surgeries. These procedures not only reduce the risks associated with invasive surgeries but also facilitate a quicker recovery and minimal downtime.

Our minimally invasive procedures may include epidural injections, facet joint injections, and nerve blocks, among others. These procedures are guided by advanced imaging technology to ensure pinpoint accuracy in delivering pain-relieving medications directly to the affected area. They help us confirm the exact source of your pain while providing relief.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

Spinal Cord Stimulation, often referred to as SCS, involves the implantation of a small device that delivers electrical impulses to the spinal cord, interrupting pain signals before they reach the brain. SCS is an excellent option for those who have not found relief from other treatments and wish to avoid opioids or surgery. SCS is a highly customizable therapy, allowing us to adjust the stimulation parameters according to your comfort and pain levels.

Benefits of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS):

  • Chronic pain management
  • Reduced need for opioid medications
  • Improved quality of life
  • Non-invasive treatment option
  • Customizable pain relief
  • Potential for increased mobility
  • Fewer side effects compared to systemic medications
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedure
  • Adjustable stimulation settings

Facet Nerve Block

Facet nerve block, also known as facet joint injection, is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat back pain originating from the facet joints in the spine. These joints connect the vertebrae and can become a source of chronic pain due to inflammation or injury. During a facet nerve block, a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid medication are injected into the affected facet joint. The local anesthetic provides immediate pain relief by blocking nerve signals, while the corticosteroid reduces inflammation.

Benefits of Facet Nerve Block:

  • Temporary pain relief
  • Diagnostic tool for identifying the source of pain
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Reduced inflammation and swelling
  • Improved mobility and function
  • Can be performed as an outpatient procedure
  • Fewer side effects compared to systemic medications
  • Non-surgical approach to pain management
  • Potential for long-lasting pain relief with repeated treatments

RF Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RF ablation) works by disrupting nerve signals responsible for transmitting pain. During RF ablation, a specialized needle is inserted near the affected nerves. A high-frequency electrical current is then applied to the needle, generating heat. This heat causes the nerve tissue to degenerate, effectively blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain. RF ablation offers long-lasting pain relief. Its precision and minimally invasive nature make it a valuable tool in pain management.

Benefits of RF Ablation:

  • Long-lasting pain relief
  • Targeted treatment for nerve-related pain
  • Reduced need for opioid medications
  • Improved quality of life
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Can be performed as an outpatient procedure
  • Customizable to specific pain locations
  • Fewer side effects compared to systemic medications

Facet Joint Injections

Facet joint injections are a medical procedure used to diagnose and treat back and neck pain originating from the facet joints of the spine. During the procedure, a mixture of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication is injected directly into the affected facet joint. The local anesthetic provides immediate pain relief, while the anti-inflammatory medication reduces inflammation. Facet joint injections help pinpoint the source of pain and can be a crucial part of a comprehensive pain management plan.

Benefits of Facet Joint Injections:

  • Temporary pain relief
  • Diagnostic tool for identifying the source of pain
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Reduced inflammation and swelling
  • Improved mobility and function
  • Can be performed as an outpatient procedure
  • Fewer side effects compared to systemic medications
  • Non-surgical approach to pain management
  • Potential for long-lasting pain relief with repeated treatments

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Back Pain Treatments:

  • Typically involve smaller incisions, leading to lower risks of complications.
  • Patients often experience quicker recovery times and shorter hospital stays.
  • Smaller incisions result in less visible scarring.
  • Allow for precise targeting of the affected area.
  • Reduced tissue damage translates to less post-procedure pain.
  • Smaller incisions also mean a decreased risk of infections.
  • Can be performed on an outpatient basis, reducing the need for extended hospital stays.

Tips to Prevent Back Pain Recurrence:

  • Proper posture while sitting, standing, and lifting can reduce the strain on your back.
  • Engage in exercises that strengthen your core muscles and improve overall spine health.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the stress on your spine and lower back.
  • When lifting objects, use your legs instead of your back, and avoid heavy lifting.
  • Ensure your work environment is ergonomically designed to support good posture.
  • Regular physical activity helps keep your back muscles strong and flexible.
  • Prior to strenuous activities or exercise, perform proper warm-up and stretching routines.
  • Wear comfortable and supportive shoes that promote good posture.
  • Proper hydration helps maintain the elasticity of spinal discs.
  • Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillow that provide proper support for your spine.
  • Smoking can impede blood flow to the spine, so stop smoking.
  • Pay attention to early signs of discomfort and seek prompt treatment.
  • Regular visits to pain specialists can help catch and address any back issues early.

FAQs

What is the recovery time after a minimally invasive procedure?

Recovery times can vary depending on the specific procedure and your individual response. In general, minimally invasive treatments have shorter recovery periods compared to surgeries.

What is minimally invasive back pain treatment, and how does it differ from surgery?

Minimally invasive back pain treatment involves using small incisions and advanced technology to access and treat the source of pain. Unlike traditional surgery, it typically results in less tissue damage, reduced scarring, and quicker recovery times.

Are there any risks associated with minimally invasive back pain treatments?

While minimally invasive procedures are generally safer than traditional surgery, they are not entirely risk-free. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. Your back pain doctor will discuss these risks with you before any procedure.

How long does it take to recover from minimally invasive back pain treatments?

Recovery times vary depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. In many cases, patients can return to their daily activities within a few weeks, with full recovery typically achieved within a few months.

Does New Jersey Back Center accept insurance?

Yes, we accept insurance. We offer a free insurance verification service before your first appointment to help you understand your coverage and potential costs.

How long does a typical consultation at New Jersey Back Center last?

A typical consultation can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of your case and the extent of the evaluation required.

What should I bring to my first appointment at New Jersey Back Center?

To make the most of your first appointment, please bring your identification, insurance card, any relevant medical records or imaging reports, and a list of your current medications.

Visit Your Nearest New Jersey Back Center

New Jersey Back Center has several conveniently located clinics to serve you better. Whether you’re in Clifton, West Orange, Paramus, or Woodland Park, our facilities are designed to offer you the highest level of care and comfort. Here’s a quick overview of our locations:

  • Clifton: Our Clifton clinic is situated at 1117 US-46, Suite 205. It’s easily accessible from NJ-3 and the Garden State Parkway, with ample parking available.
  • West Orange: Located at 445 Pleasant Valley Way, our West Orange clinic shares space with Twinboro Physical Therapy and Dr. Michael Rieber/Orthopedics Unlimited.
  • Paramus: Our Paramus clinic is at 140 NJ-17, Suite 269, just off NJ-17 and the Garden State Parkway. Ample parking spaces are available, and we’re next door to Bob’s Furniture.
  • Woodland Park: Our Woodland Park clinic, at 1167 McBride Avenue, Suite 200, is conveniently located close to Garden State Plaza.

New Jersey Back Center is your trusted partner in the journey to a pain-free life. Schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a life free from the burden of back pain.