What doctor to see for back pain?
If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, numbness or tingling sensations, or lower back pain, you need to consult a doctor immediately. You might be confused about who you should contact for chronic back pain. Should you contact a primary care physician? Physical therapist? Interventional pain management specialist? Orthopedists? Rheumatologists? Which doctor should I see for lower back pain?
Your first instinct might be to contact your primary care doctor. But primary care doctors don’t have the specialized training and expertise necessary to diagnose and treat the root cause of chronic back pain, such as herniated discs, degenerative disc diseases, spinal stenosis, etc. You should ideally contact interventional pain management specialists — they are doctors with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of the root cause of pain.
Interventional pain management specialists provide cutting-edge minimally invasive pain treatments to alleviate your back pain symptoms and improve your overall spinal health. Instead of simply masking your symptoms with opioids (which can be incredibly dangerous), interventional pain management specialists focus on long-lasting relief from chronic back pain. If you’re suffering from lower left back pain or lower right back pain, please contact reliable pain management doctors.
New Jersey Back Center is a group of state-of-the-art pain management centers led by some of the country’s leading interventional pain management doctors. We individually select pain management specialists from the country’s leading medical schools, residency programs, and fellowships. We have state-of-the-art offices across New Jersey, including Bergen County and West Orange. Please schedule an appointment with our back pain doctors in New Jersey.
Below, we describe the 7 qualities to consider when looking for back doctors in New Jersey.
#1. Look for back doctors who are board-certified in pain management
When looking for pain treatments, you must find board-certified interventional pain management specialists because board certification is an objective guarantee of skills, expertise, and ethical responsibility. To get board-certified, pain doctors must complete numerous challenging professional milestones, such as residency programs and fellowships, and they must stay abreast of the latest developments in pain management. To ensure you receive the highest standards of pain management, please look for board-certified pain management doctors.
#2. Look for back pain specialists who provide personalized treatment plans
Some pain management doctors offer a cookie-cutter treatment plan for all patients. However, everyone is unique, and even similar symptoms can be caused by completely different medical conditions. The only way to ensure safe, consistent, and long-lasting results is through personalized treatment plans. Your pain management doctors must administer comprehensive imaging tests, such as x-rays and MRIs to diagnose and treat the root cause of your chronic back pain.
#3. Look for back pain doctors specializing in minimally invasive pain treatments
Over the past decades, the United States has been thrown into a catastrophic opioid crisis that has claimed millions of lives. The opioid crisis has been precipitated by pain doctors who overprescribe opioids instead of treating the root cause of back pain. Another set of pain doctors may recommend complex surgeries that can lead to a high risk of complications. You should look for back doctors specializing in minimally invasive pain treatments that conclude within an hour and don’t involve downtime, such as epidural injections and nerve blocks. Opioids should be avoided at all costs, and surgery should only be attempted as a last resort if all else fails.
#4. Look for back pain specialists with unanimous 5-star ratings and reviews on Google
Google is an excellent resource for you to gauge patient feedback. Platforms like Google, Facebook, and Real Self allow patients to leave authentic and unbiased reviews for their doctors and pain management centers. You should ideally look for pain management centers with unanimous 5-star ratings and reviews.
The following is one of our recent testimonials:
“Dr. Hanna has been treating me for hip and knee pain. I was in a lot of pain when I first saw him. He set up a treatment plan for me and thoroughly explained how effective the treatment would be. I was somewhat skeptical about the treatment, but I am so glad I followed his advice because at this point, about halfway through the treatment, I am feeling so much better. Dr. Hanna listened to my concerns and was 100% committed to relieving my pain.”
#5. Look for back pain doctors who offer free insurance verification
You should look for back spine doctors who offer free insurance verification. Our back centers in New Jersey provide free insurance verification before your appointment. Our insurance team will verify the terms and conditions of your treatment before your initial consultation, so we can offer a complete breakdown of your treatment cost before making any decisions. We believe in complete transparency, so you will never have to worry about hidden charges. You should avoid pain management centers that don’t offer free insurance verification.
#6. Look for back spine doctors nearby
You should look for back spine doctors who are close to your location. Back pain treatments usually involve multiple sessions over several weeks and months. If you select a back pain doctor far from your home, you may have to take several days off work for your treatments. You should ideally find back centers within 30 or 60 minutes of your home or place of work.
New Jersey Back Center has highly accessible back centers across New Jersey:
- Our back center in Clifton is located at 1117 US-46, Suite 205, right off NJ-3, and near the garden state parkway.
- Our back center in Paramus is located at 140 NJ-17, Suite 269, just off NJ-17 and the garden state parkway.
- Our back center in Woodland Park is located at 1167 McBride Avenue, Suite 200, a short drive from the Garden State Plaza.
- Our back center in West Orange is located at 445 Pleasant Valley Way, in the same medical office as Dr. Michael Rieber/Orthopedics Unlimited.
Please schedule an appointment with your nearest back center in New Jersey.