Low Back Pain

Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine

Pain Medicine located in Glen Rock, NJ

Low back pain and discomfort can get in the way of your day-to-day tasks and the things that matter most. At Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine in Glen Rock, New Jersey, caring providers, Kevin McElroy, DO, and Steven Ferrer, MD, present an array of effective treatment options for back pain, including physical therapy, Botox injections, various forms of electrical stimulation, and acupuncture. The compassionate specialists are fully aware of the negative impact chronic pain can have on your daily life and offer excellent options that can reduce inflammation and pain, boost healing, strengthen your musculoskeletal system, and more. Explore your available treatment options and call Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What causes low back pain?

There are different causes of low back pain, including:

  • Injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints
  • Arthritis and inflammatory conditions
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle strain
  • Spinal stenosis

Nerve compression

Bone spurs and herniated discs can put pressure on your nerves. Compressed nerves are typically painful.

Muscle strains

Overuse and overexertion can result in tight and strained back muscles. With strained back muscles, pain can radiate down to your hips and legs and up through your shoulders.


Injuries and accidents can damage your back, limit mobility, compress nerves, cause muscle strain, and more.

Worn joints

Over time and with aging, your joints can weaken and wear down. This can also occur due to certain other degenerative and progressive diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


Different diseases can lead to back pain. This includes cancer, meningitis, and certain arthritic and inflammatory conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis.

If you have especially damaged or weakened muscles and joints, you can damage your back, even with simple and minor movements.

When should I seek professional medical treatments for my low back pain?

You should visit Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine if you experience:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness or warmth in your lower back
  • Lingering pain

If your pain is having a negative impact on your quality of life and your day-to-day activities and impairing your physical functioning, you should book a personal consultation at Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine.

What are the treatments available for low back pain?

To determine the best treatments for you, your doctor conducts a thorough evaluation that usually involves testing and an in-depth discussion of your current symptoms and medical and family history.

The right treatments depend on the cause and severity of your low back pain and your personal preferences, health, and concerns.

Various treatment options are available to boost your body’s natural healing process, reduce inflammation, and decrease your low back pain, such as:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Acupuncture and electroacupuncture
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Botox® injections
  • Osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT)

These effective treatments often curb the need for medicines or surgery that could pose unwanted risks or side effects and even lead to additional health problems and complications.

The limited use of interventional spine procedures and medications are available when necessary.

The Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine team is here to help you find relief from your lower back pain. Call the Glen Rock, New Jersey, office or schedule an appointment online today.