Edison, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/28/2017 -- Anyone who is experiencing chronic lower back pain with numbness, tingling, or muscle spasms may have a lumbar slipped disc. The physicians at the Freeman Spine and Pain Institute, a pain treatment center in Union, NJ, can diagnose a plethora of back conditions, including slipped discs. This condition may occur due to general wear-and-tear of the disc that occurs over time. People who frequently perform bending and twisting motions, or those who spend most of the day sitting are at an increased likelihood to develop this condition, as these actions put undue stress on the disc. It can also occur following a sudden trauma such as a car accident.
While many conditions may cause lower back pain, there are some specific symptoms that can help doctors determine whether or not the back pain is caused by a lumbar slipped disc. If the nerve is affected, the pain may radiate from the back down to the leg or foot. It can also cause sensory changes like numbness or tingling. Muscle spasms may even occur as a result of the injury. Patients may also have difficulty standing, walking, or sitting for long periods of time.
Depending on the severity of the condition, treatments can vary. While mild cases may be treated with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication, more severe cases may require other forms of intervention to relieve the pain. Several noninvasive procedures may be used, such as the epidural injections at their Union, NJ facility.
Individuals experiencing these symptoms should make an appointment with the Freeman Spine and Pain Institute by calling 877-710-9324. To find directions to their Union office, or find out where the practice's four other offices are located, please visit them on the web at http://www.freemanspineandpain.com/.
About The Freeman Spine and Pain Institute
The Freeman Spine and Pain Institute uses state-of-the-art treatment methods and procedures to help all patients overcome any spine and joint pain and injuries or to help prevent any current or future pain. Dr. Eric D. Freeman is the founder and medical director of the medical practice, which operates out of four locations in Edison, NJ, Union, NJ, Clifton, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Together, Dr. Freeman and his team offer the compassionate care needed to help any patient resume a healthy and active lifestyle.
To learn more about the Freeman Spine and Pain Institute, the conditions they treat and the procedures they offer, please visit their website, http://www.freemanspineandpain.com.