Back Pain Specialist

Regen Pain NJ -  - Regenerative Pain Specialist

Regen Pain NJ

Regenerative Pain Specialist located in Clifton, NJ

Back pain is one of the most common reasons men and women seek medical care. At Regen Pain NJ, in Clifton, New Jersey, Todd Koppel, MD, is a board-certified physician with over 20 years of experience helping people get relief from debilitating back pain. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Koppel expertly diagnoses the cause of your back pain and prescribes nonsurgical treatments that deliver long-term relief. From facet injections to regenerative medicine therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections, Dr. Koppel helps you find a solution that works for you. Book online or call to schedule an appointment.

Back Pain Q & A

Regen Pain NJ

What causes back pain?

Back pain occurs whenever your muscles, nerves, joints, or ligaments become damaged from injury or wear and tear. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Ruptured or bulging discs in your spine
  • Degenerative conditions like arthritis
  • Nerve impingement
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Structural irregularities like scoliosis
  • Sciatica from nerve compression
  • Spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of your spinal column
  • Spondylolisthesis, or a slipped vertebra

Depending on where the source of pain is along your spinal column or the surrounding muscles, you can experience back pain from your neck to your lower back.

Who’s at risk for developing back pain?

While anyone can develop back pain as a result of overuse or injury, you may be at higher risk for developing back pain as a result of:

  • Age: back pain becomes more common as you get older
  • Weight: extra body weight can add daily stress to your spine
  • Lifestyle: lack of exercise weakens back muscles that you need for support
  • Smoking: over time, smoking reduces blood flow to your lower spine
  • Improper lifting: when you use your back to lift a heavy object instead of your legs
  • Certain diseases and health conditions
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive motion

Dr. Koppel examines your spine and performs diagnostic testing to determine the underlying causes of your back pain so he can recommend the most effective treatments.

How does a pain management physician treat back pain?

The cause of your back pain determines the individualized treatment plan Dr. Koppel creates to relieve pain and stiffness. When physical therapy, rest, and stretching exercises aren’t enough to alleviate your pain, Dr. Koppel may recommend interventional therapies that are minimally invasive, but highly effective at remedying back pain long term. These therapies include:

  • Intervertebral disc stem cell graft
  • Intervertebral disc platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Selective nerve root injections
  • Percutaneous and endoscopic discectomy

Regenerative medicine therapies like stem cell and PRP injections are on the cutting-edge of back pain treatments. They provide relief, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal itself.

To learn more about innovative treatments for back pain, schedule your consultation today by calling the office or booking online.