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Back Pain Specialist

Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C.

Sports Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lawrenceville, NJ

At least 50% of working adults experience back pain every year in America. At Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, the team uses cutting-edge diagnostics and customized comprehensive care plans to help you recover and function at your peak. Call the office or click on the online appointment maker to book your visit today.

Back Pain Q & A

What are the symptoms of back pain?

If you have back pain, you may suffer from any or all of the following issues.

  • Difficulty sitting or standing straight
  • Poor range of motion
  • Consistent lower backache 
  • Sharp pain when lifting or moving 
  • Stiffness when you try to stand straight
  • Upper body, shoulder, and neck pain (upper back pain)
  • Tendency to slouch
  • Radiating pain that moves down your hips, buttocks, and legs

Back pain symptoms can be nearly relentless, or they may come and go. Although back pain can vary greatly from one case to the next, one constant is that it’s not very likely to spontaneously vanish. 

To feel better, you need to find out what triggered the back pain and treat the problem where it started. 

What causes back pain?

You might be surprised to learn that back pain is often related to everyday activities and circumstances. Natural spinal degeneration, which can start in your 30s or even before, is often related to back pain. 

If you lift heavy weights or have a physically strenuous occupation, you may develop back pain due to frequent stress and strain. Being overweight or obese can put extra stress on your back, making you more vulnerable to back pain. 

Sports are another potential source of back pain, especially when the sport involves twisting or repeatedly jarring motions. 

Normal spinal degeneration, extra weight, prolonged strain, sports, and other activities and factors may lead to any of the following causes of back pain. 

  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament sprain
  • Herniated spinal disc
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve compression
  • Fractures

Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. has state-of-the-art diagnostic technology on-site, including a musculoskeletal ultrasound machine that helps the expert providers find the underlying cause of your back pain. 

How do you treat back pain?

The team customizes your back pain recovery plan to you. Your treatment may include wide-ranging care including osteopathic manipulation (manual therapy), injections, therapeutic ultrasound, fracture care, and physical therapy, along with complementary alternative methods like massage and acupuncture. 

You may need a custom-fitted brace to keep your back stable and prevent injury as you recover. The Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. team also takes the time to teach you preventive techniques to avoid future back pain. 

Are you suffering from back pain? Learn how to feel better by calling Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. or clicking on the online appointment tool.