Back Pain Specialist

Interventional Pain Consultants -  - Pain Management Physician

Interventional Pain Consultants

Pain Management, Spine, & Sports Medicine Physicians located in Parsippany, NJ & Brick, NJ

Millions of Americans live with back pain, and many have such severe pain that it disrupts their lives. At Interventional Pain Consultants in Parsippany and Brick, New Jersey, Mehul Shah, DO, Andrew Sim, MD, Ketan Patel, MD, and the team help patients from throughout New Jersey lead pain-free, active lives. Their team offers innovative treatments to relieve back pain and customizes treatment plans to restore your quality of life. If back pain is interfering with your life, call Interventional Pain Consultants, or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain can start in your muscles, connective tissue, bones, or nerves. The team at Interventional Pain Consultants diagnoses and treats a wide range of painful back conditions, including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Compression fractures
  • Sacroiliac joint syndrome
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back arthritis 
  • Failed back surgery

You can also injure your back in automobile, sports, and work-related accidents. You can strain and pull muscles and sprain the ligaments in your back. 

If your back pain is due to nerve compression, you might also have symptoms that spread to other parts of your body. For example, sciatica is caused by compression of your sciatic nerve and includes symptoms like numbness, tingling, and weakness in your buttocks and legs. 

How is back pain treated?

The team at Interventional Pain Consultants provides customized treatment plans for back pain, including innovative technology. Your provider begins with a comprehensive exam to assess your pain, its impact on your life, and its cause. 

Then depending on your condition, your pain management specialist implements a multidisciplinary treatment plan to reduce your pain while also resolving the underlying issue causing it. 

Your treatment plan might include: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Lumbar radiofrequency ablation
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Medial branch nerve blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Your provider also provides lifestyle advice to enhance your overall health and help you cope with pain. They might recommend nutritional changes or suggest low-impact exercises to help you improve the strength and flexibility of your back, which can reduce your risk of future injuries and pain.

Can I prevent back pain?

Making healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of back pain. Staying active is critical to keeping all of the muscles in your body strong and supple. Even taking a brisk 30-minute walk every day can make a difference. Choosing healthy and nutritious foods can also help you maintain a healthy body weight, which reduces stress on your spine.

If you’re physically active, make sure to warm up and cool down correctly. Always use correct lifting techniques when you have to move a heavy object. 

If you have back pain that’s interfering with your mobility or quality of life, call Interventional Pain Consultants or book an appointment online today for expert, personalized care.