• Lower Back Pain

    If you have severe back pain that won’t go away, you might be thinking about visiting the Spine Center at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists in Morristown, NJ for help. Patients suffering from chronic spine issues come here to receive world-class care when nothing else seems to be working. Here’s how to tell if you should try to treat your symptoms at home or if it’s time to visit the Spine Center.

    Try At-Home Remedies First

    For many patients with spine issues, their body just needs time to heal on its own. It may take several weeks or months, but it is possible to remedy most cases of back pain at home. Some treatment methods include:

    • Regular exercise
    • Stretching
    • Weight loss
    • Posture correction
    • Quitting smoking
    • Over-the-counter pain and/or anti-inflammatory medication
    • Ice/heat application

    If your symptoms continue to persist despite all these efforts, or they seem to worsen, it might be time to seek the help of a professional.

    When All Else Fails, Visit the Spine Center

    The Spine Center specialists can help you explore additional treatment methods to alleviate your pain. They’ll usually recommend more conservative options first, such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, spinal injections and prescription medications. While surgery may be an option, it’s usually reserved as a last resort for the most serious cases.

    For example, if your condition compromises neurological function or causes other complications to develop, surgery may be necessary. Doctors may also recommend spine surgery if your symptoms are severe and all possible nonsurgical methods have been exhausted.

    Make an Appointment

    The Spine Center at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists is equipped to treat even the most severe spinal issues. We have a team of surgeons, physical therapists, pain management physicians, chiropractors and other professionals on hand to devise an effective treatment plan and get you the relief you need. If you think it’s time to pursue the next phase of treatment, contact us to make an appointment.

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