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Back Pain

Wellness and Surgery

Wellness Center located in Ardsley, NY

Eight in ten people suffer from back pain. If you have back pain, especially the kind of back pain that prevents you from working, family time, physical activities, or other things that you love, don’t delay in finding a solution. Wellness and Surgery doctors Jonathan Arad, MD, and Michelle Molina, MD, offer advanced diagnostic testing and specialized minimally invasive treatments in Ardsley, New York, and at several offices in New York and New Jersey. Use the provided booking link or call to arrange your consultation now.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Disc injuries
  • Disc degeneration
  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament strain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vascular disease

Back pain can start at any age, although it’s more common as you grow older. 

When do I need back pain treatment?

Whether the back pain is a nagging issue or a sudden problem, an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is the best way to prevent it from worsening. It’s particularly important to call Wellness and Surgery for help if you recognize any of the following issues.

  • Unrelenting pain
  • You can’t work or live normally
  • You can’t sleep well at night
  • You’re tired and can’t concentrate during the day
  • You have poor quality of life 

The Wellness and Surgery team can find the problem, relieve your pain, and improve your overall wellness. 

How is back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose the reason for your back pain, the Wellness and Surgery team performs a comprehensive exam and reviews your full medical history. They discuss the particulars of your back pain with you, including the exact location of the pain, how long it lasts, and what seems to trigger it. 

Wellness and Surgery has state-of-the-art testing equipment in the office, including ultrasound, electromyography (EMG), and nerve conduction studies. All of these tests can isolate the specific areas affected, nerve pain pathways, and the exact cause of your pain. 

How is chronic back pain treated?

Chronic back pain requires a special approach. Most people who come to Wellness and Surgery with back pain have a long history of trying different short-term treatments to try and cope with the pain. 

 

Unfortunately, short-term measures like narcotic medications can’t give you long-term results. Wellness and Surgery offers an integrative approach to chronic back pain. The team commonly treats chronic back pain with injections. 

 

Most pain injections include ingredients to reduce swelling and inflammation, like corticosteroids, along with an anesthetic to numb the painful area. Injections can give you excellent pain relief that lasts for anywhere from weeks to months. 

 

Injections are only one aspect of your treatment. The team also commonly prescribes special stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, lifestyle changes, and other ways to help you to a place of optimal whole-body health that supports long-term results. 

Radiofrequency ablation — a treatment that renders troublesome nerves inactive — could be a good longer-lasting solution for your chronic back pain.

Insurance covers these back pain treatments, so don’t delay in finding relief. Call Wellness and Surgery or click the online booking tool now.