Orthopaedics, Spine & Podiatry Practice located in Hazlet, Old Bridge, & Middletown, NJ
More than 80% of American adults experience back pain at some point during their lives. If you’re suffering from back pain and need relief, contact board-certified orthopaedic and spine surgeon Nasser Ani, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), at Ani Orthopaedics in Hazlet, Old Bridge, and Middletown, New Jersey. Dr. Nasser Ani provides an expert diagnosis for the cause of your back pain and customized treatment plans to relieve the pain and help you get back to your regular activities. Call Ani Orthopaedics or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Your back supports your entire body, including your spine, which protects your nerves as they travel from your brain throughout your body. You can develop degenerative conditions or suffer an acute injury that causes back pain.
Some of the common causes of back pain include:
- Muscle and ligament strains or tears
- Herniated discs
- Spinal irregularities such as stenosis or scoliosis
- Fractured vertebra
If you have back pain that doesn’t subside with rest, or if you have pain, weakness, or numbness in your legs, you should make an appointment with Dr. Ani for assessment and treatment to relieve your pain and heal your body.
How is the cause of back pain diagnosed?
At Ani Orthopaedics, Dr. Ani diagnoses the cause of back pain with comprehensive consultations and physical exams. He may also use diagnostic testing such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and nerve conduction studies.
How is back pain treated?
Once Dr. Ani diagnoses the cause of your back pain, he creates a customized treatment plan to both relieve your pain and heal your body. Depending on the severity of your condition, he prescribes medications such as anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers to reduce your discomfort. He can also provide spinal injections to deliver strong anti-inflammatories directly to your spine or to block the nerves sending pain signals to your brain.
Dr. Ani is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, and if necessary he can perform surgical procedures to repair your spine. For example, he can remove herniated discs or parts of your vertebrae to reduce pressure on your spine. He can also use kyphoplasty procedures to repair fractured or compressed vertebra.
Can I reduce my risk of back pain?
You can take steps to protect your spine health and reduce your risk of injuring yourself in an accident. One of the best things you can do is practice low-impact exercise, such as walking, and muscle conditioning exercises to increase strength and flexibility in your back and core.
In addition to keeping your muscles strong and supple, exercise can also help you manage your weight. Carrying extra weight can stress your spine and muscles.
Call Ani Orthopaedics or schedule a consultation online today for expert diagnosis and personalized treatment for your back pain.
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