Metro Pain and Vein Centers

Pain Management Physicians & Vein Specialists located in Clifton, Middletown, Riverdale, Edison, and Jersey City, NJ & Staten Island and Ardsley, NY

Back pain isn’t something you just have to get used to. At Metro Pain and Vein Centers in New Jersey and New York, the skilled team of pain specialists has innovative solutions for slipped discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, and more. With convenient locations in Clifton, Middletown, Riverdale, Edison, and Jersey City, New Jersey, and Staten Island and Ardsley, New York, you have a clinic nearby. To get a custom treatment plan, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed work in the United States. With dozens of vertebrae, as well as countless nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, a lot can go wrong and cause agonizing back pain. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Slipped discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis

You’re also more likely to develop back pain if you’re overweight or obese. In some cases though, back pain can stem from underlying health issues, such as kidney stones or endometriosis.

When should I see a doctor for back pain?

Back pain is considered chronic if you’ve had it for at least three months, but you don’t have to wait that long to see a doctor. It’s time to schedule an evaluation at Metro Pain and Vein Centers if you experience:

  • Muscle tightness or spasms
  • Swelling or decreased range of motion
  • Difficulty holding your head in place
  • Pain that radiates down your arms
  • Tingling or numbness in your legs

Your dedicated pain specialist will use digital X-ray or ultrasound imaging to get to the root of your back pain, and they will work with you to find the best possible treatment for your condition.

What is the treatment for back pain?

Your treatment will depend on what’s causing your back pain. Once you have a diagnosis, the team at Metro Pain and Vein Centers will customize your care plan. Some of the most effective back pain treatments include:

  • Epidural injections
  • Muscle relaxants or painkillers
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Trigger point injections
  • Intrathecal pump implantation
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Part of your back pain treatment may also include physical therapy and specialized stretching exercises to strengthen your back muscles and help tissues heal. In most cases, you’ll need several types of treatments to achieve lasting pain relief, so it’s important to continue checking in with your pain specialist at Metro Pain and Vein Centers.  

To get started on your back pain treatment, book an appointment at Metro Pain and Vein Centers online or over the phone today.