Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery in Port St. Lucie
NJ Spine and Orthopedic is proud to have an office in Port St. Lucie. Our team of highly skilled spine and orthopedic specialists use the latest research and technology to effectively treat back and neck pain. We offer our patients expert diagnosis and treat back pain caused by a variety of conditions, including degenerative disc disease, serious injuries, and other back conditions.
At NJSO, we believe in using minimally invasive procedures as the primary strategy for treating back and neck pain. Our selection of back pain treatments ranges from conservative non-surgical procedures to minimally invasive surgeries performed through incisions smaller than a postage stamp. If you are struggling with back pain in Port St. Lucie, the surgeons at NJSO are here to help you tackle your pain and regain your quality of life.
What Is Causing My Back Pain?
Back pain is one of the most common forms of disability in the United States. Experts estimate that 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. While most low back pain is acute and will resolve with rest, sometimes back pain is sustained. If your back pain lasts for three months or longer, it is classified as a chronic condition.
Your back is divided into four areas: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. Most back pain occurs in the lumbar, or the lower back. Composed of five vertebrae, your lower back supports the majority of your upper body weight. In between each of the five vertebrae of the lower back are round, intervertebral discs that cushion the bones as the body moves. When any of the vertebrae or discs in your lower back are damaged by aging, severe injuries, or pinched nerves, it manifests as lower back pain. Back pain can arise from a variety of causes. However, some of the leading causes of back pain include:
- Pinched nerves from bone spurs or spinal stenosis
- Bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs
- Osteoarthritis in the spine or joints
- Torn ligaments or tendons, like rotator cuff tendinitis
- Neck and back injuries, like whiplash
- Failed neck or back surgery
Additionally, health and risk factors such as obesity, psychological stress, and inflammatory conditions are common culprits of lower back pain.
Should I See a Doctor for My Back Pain?
Back pain is classified into three categories:
- Acute back pain lasts for less than a month
- Subacute back pain lasts for a little over a month but less than three months
- Chronic back pain lasts for more than three months
The majority of back pain is acute and will resolve after rest. However, some back pain can persist for weeks or months. If your symptoms persist, it is important to see a spine doctor. You should make an appointment with a spine doctor if your back pain:
- Persists for more than two weeks
- Causes pain, numbness, or tingling down one or both of your legs
- Is accompanied by a fever, bowel problems, or unexplained weight loss
- Is the result of a bad fall or serious injury
NJSO: Our Approach to Conquering Back Pain
If you are experiencing severe back pain, the best way to get on the road to recovery is to consult with a skilled spine doctor. At NJ Spine and Orthopedic, we employ a patient-centered approach to back and neck pain treatment plans. We understand that effective treatment plans must be personalized to be successful.
Our orthopedic spine surgeons offer both conservative and surgical treatment options. Just a few of the cutting-edge services that we offer include:
The Best Spine Surgeons in Port St. Lucie
Are you suffering from back pain and living in or visiting the Port St. Lucie area? Visit your local NJ Spine and Orthopedic branch to receive expert medical care. At our Port St. Lucie Branch, you’ll find highly skilled board-certified surgeons who are trained in the most advanced medical procedures for neck and back treatment. At NJSO, we pride ourselves on our ability to orchestrate personalized care plans that serve the unique needs of our patients.
To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled spine experts, call (855) 853-6542 or fill out our online contact form.