Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life, while some experience it worse than others. However, that does not diminish or take away from the legitimate pain and difficulty back pain inflicts upon people. Next to the brain, the spinal cord is the most significant part of the body’s central nervous system. As such, whenever there is a problem with your spine, your whole body is affected! At Hoboken Integrated Healthcare, we take your back pain seriously, and our main goal is to help you manage and overcome symptoms of back pain. Our medical professionals are committed to providing expert and compassionate care to all patients we meet that suffer from back pain.
What is the best treatment for lower back pain?
The best treatment for lower back pain largely depends on the cause of your lower back pain! The roots of lower or lumbar back pain are very diverse, including conditions such as sciatica, muscle strains from repetitive movements, overuse, or poor posture, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylitis, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and more. Depending on the specific cause of your back pain, the best treatment for you might include one or more of the following:
- Chiropractic care, or spinal manipulation
- Injections, such as facet joint injections, corticosteroid injections, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Spinal decompression therapy
- Surgery (as a last resort)
At Hoboken Integrated Healthcare, we have the right medical professionals that can help determine the cause of your lower back pain, find the best therapy for you, and carry out that treatment plan.
Which doctor should I see for back pain?
While general physicians can help with mild back pain by prescribing medication, providing you with exercise routines, and referring you to specialists, you will likely benefit most from seeing someone specializing in the treatment of back pain. Medical professionals that specialize in the treatment of chronic back pain include chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedists, osteopathic physicians, or physiatrists. At Hoboken Integrated Healthcare, we have chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and functional medicine doctors on staff to help you with your back pain. Our clinical director, Dr. Joseph Canova, is a board-certified and highly respected chiropractor with over 30 years of experience!
Will physical therapy help my back pain?
While the beneficial extent of physical therapy for back pain will depend on your specific condition and its relative severity, physical therapy will most likely help your back pain in one way or another. There are usually two components to physical therapy for back pain, namely, pain management and strengthening exercises. These two components are called passive and active physical therapy. With passive physical therapy, the goal is to reduce the patient’s pain to a manageable level using heat or ice packs, massage therapy, ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, and other techniques. On the other hand, active physical therapy consists of range-of-motion exercises, stretching, strengthening exercises, low-impact aerobic conditioning, aquatic therapy, and more. An individual’s physical therapy treatment plan will depend on the individual’s physical fitness, the severity of their condition, and functional mobility.
If you are experiencing acute or chronic back pain and are looking for an excellent health clinic to receive treatment from, we welcome you to come to Hoboken Integrated Healthcare! To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, call us at (201) 425-6026. We also have the option of scheduling an appointment through our website. You can find Hoboken Integrated Healthcare at 90 Hudson Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, and can reach us during the hours of 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
We hope to meet you soon to help with your back pain!