Back Pain Specialist

Bergen Pain & Rehab

Anna Lee, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Back pain can be a nagging annoyance or a debilitating medical condition. For many men and women who turn to Dr. Anna Lee at Bergen Pain & Rehab in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, finding relief from chronic or severe back pain is a top priority. A pioneer in the field of intramuscular stimulation, Dr. Lee offers an automated approach unavailable anywhere else. To learn more about what A-IMS® can do for your back pain, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the simple online tool.

Back Pain

Why does my back hurt?

Back pain can be tricky to diagnose because many factors can contribute to your discomfort. Making matters worse, some types of back pain come and go, while others remain relatively constant throughout each day.

These are some structural issues that can cause back pain:

  • Sciatica
  • Bulging disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Ruptured disc
  • The curvature of the spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney issues

Bad habits or ergonomic challenges can also contribute to back pain, including:

  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Muscle tension
  • Over-extending muscles
  • Remaining in the same position for many hours at a time
  • Sleeping on a mattress that lacks the proper support
  • Poor posture

Even certain medical conditions can lead to back pain, such as:

  • Spine cancer
  • Infections
  • Sleep disorders
  • Shingles

As you can see, there are a multitude of things that can cause back pain, which is why it’s so important to seek a professional opinion if your pain lingers for more than a couple of days.

 

 

When is back pain a sign of something serious?

Back pain can really put a damper on your daily routines, but when your pain is accompanied by certain other symptoms you should seek medical care as quickly as possible. These additional symptoms include:

  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Fever
  • Unexplained weight loss

Seeking medical care is also important if your pain is severe and occurs as the result of a traumatic injury. Adrenaline can mask the signals your body is sending, and you might have suffered internal injury without knowing.

 

 

How does A-IMS® help with back pain?

Back pain can cause your muscles to contract and shorten, which creates additional pain. Automated intramuscular stimulation works by releasing knotted muscle tissue, lengthening your muscles and restoring healthy communication with your nervous system. Shortened muscles also increase wear-and-tear on your connective tissues, which can lead to additional pain. A-IMS takes that undue pressure off your muscles and surrounding tissues, which can go a long way toward eliminating pain, especially in your lower back.    

The effects of A-IMS treatment are cumulative. After each treatment, your body heals and your pain levels decrease. The micro-injuries created by the needle prompt your body to release a blood chemical called platelet-derived growth factor, which is critical in restoring function in the treatment area.  

Don’t let back pain define your daily life when there are safe and effective treatments available. Call Dr. Lee today to learn more about how A-IMS can work for you.