back pain

Why does my back hurt?

  • Herniated Disc

  • Compressed Disc

  • Protruding Disc

  • Low back pain

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

  • Scoliosis, kyphosis, spinal deformities

  • Sciatica

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Radiculopathy

  • Spine Trauma

  • Fractures

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Spondylitis

Types of Back Pain

There are 3 different types of low back pain:

  • Acute – pain lasting less than 3 months

  • Recurrent – acute symptoms come back

  • Chronic – pain lasting longer than 3 months

Signs & Symptoms of Back Pain

  • Muscle ache

  • Shooting or stabbing pain

  • Pain that radiates down one or both leg

  • Pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing or walking

  • Pain causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs

  • Pain that improves with reclining

  • Pain and/or pressure in the back, hip, leg(s), foot/feet

  • Pain that can be throbbing, aching, shooting, sharp, dull, or burning

  • Inability to bend or rotate the back

  • Numbness or tingling in the back, hip(s), leg(s), or feet

  • Increased pain when coughing, sneezing, reaching, or sitting

  • Inability to stand up straight; being "stuck" in a position such as stooped forward

  • Difficulty getting up from a chair

  • Unable to remain in one position for a long period of time, such as sitting or standing, due to pain

  • Pain that is worse in the morning

  • Limping when walking

How Do We Treat Back Pain?

Thinking of going under the knife for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS)? According to a new study, you can have equal success skipping surgery and going straight to physical therapy.

At Iron PT, we will not use a “cookie cutter” treatment for your back injury. Your highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy will conduct a thorough one-on-one evaluation to understand your personal goals and uncover the cause and severity of your back pain. Then, they will create a customized treatment plan incorporating the very latest hands-on techniques and exercises to build strength and give you full, pain-free range of motion.

Patient Success Stories

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AFTER MONTHS OF FORGETTING WHAT IT'S LIKE TO FEEL "NORMAL,"
I NOW KNOW WHAT A DAY IS LIKE WITHOUT BACK PAIN. I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AND THE PUSH I NEEDED TO GET OVER MY FEAR & BACK INTO SHAPE. MY KIDS THINK THEY HAVE THEIR "OLD MOM" BACK. 

- Meredith, Teacher & Mom

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2 DAYS BEFORE MY IRONMAN EVENT, MY BACK WAS JUST A MESS. I MET DR. GENO MAYES AT THE EXPO AND HE SPENT ABOUT 15 MINUTES GETTING ME BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.

BY TIME HE WAS DONE I COULD TOUCH MY TOES AGAIN...I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT HE SAVED MY RACE.

-J.C., Ironman Triathlete

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I WAS NERVOUS DURING MY FIRST SESSION, BUT MY PT QUICKLY MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE AND PUSHED ME PAST MY MENTAL ROADBLOCKS. I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT I NOW PICK MY KIDS UP ON A DAILY BASIS NOW, AND I ACTIVELY COACH MY DAUGHTER’S SOCCER TEAM.

- Chris, Dad & Athlete

Next Steps to Relieving your Pain with Iron Physical Therapy…

Give us a call! Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Caldwell, NJ: (973) 228-4766

Midland Park, NJ: (201) 857-8899