Our specialty-trained, board-certified back doctors at our Spine Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics are recognized and respected experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of back injuries and conditions.

Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Whether it be self-induced from poor posture or lifting or be a result of a chronic condition, such as osteoarthritis, treatments for back pain can vary from conservative pain management to minimally invasive surgery. 

Patients who suffer from back pain may visit their primary care physician's office, though a referral is often made to an orthopedic surgeon, who is a medical doctor trained to treat injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the entire body, or a pain management specialist or physiatrist. Specialists who undergo additional specialized training through a fellowship are often referred to as a back or spine specialist.

If you're suffering from back pain, it may be time to visit a back doctor at Tri-County Orthopedics.

When to Seek Back Care

Our specialists understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective plan to treat your individual needs. Request an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334 to consult with a back specialist if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms in the back:

  • Chronic ache after prolonged standing or sitting
  • Leg numbness, or a pins-and-needles sensation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Persistent aching or stiffness along the spine
  • Radiating pain downward from the back into the buttock, thigh, calf, or toes
  • Sharp, localized pain, especially after activity

Common back conditions and injuries that result in the symptoms above include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sprains or strains

Tri-County Orthopedics Walk-In Clinic

Dedicated to delivering the care you need when you need it, we proudly offer our Walk-In Clinic for urgent needs in Cedar Knolls. With convenient extended hours, our specialized orthopedic Walk-In Clinic provides prompt, expert treatment for bone, joint, and muscle injuries so you can get back to doing what you love quickly and safely.

More About Our Walk-In Clinic

Your World-Class Team and Hometown Choice for Back, Neck & Spine Care

At Tri-County Orthopedics—the most referred, recognized, and awarded orthopedic practice in the region—you’re in the care of exceptional, specialty-trained orthopedic doctors, surgeons, and staff. Our specialty-trained back doctors at our Spine Center are recognized and respected experts in the diagnosis and treatment of back problems—from complex injuries to simple ailments.

Together, our back doctors and staff take a team approach to assess, diagnose, and treat our back patients. With their training, including advanced fellowships in pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Kara Allen-ArtiglereDr. Kevin DunnDr. Jennifer Gyi, and Dr. Ian Wendel have the experience and skill to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions with both pain management treatments and conservative nonsurgical treatments if necessary. To learn more about our Spine Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics and its renowned doctors, we invite you to review our patient education resources, view our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our Web site, or use the quick links below. 

When you're ready to discuss your back issue and your individual treatment options with one of our back doctors at Tri-County Orthopedics, you can request an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334. We have convenient locations in Cedar Knolls, Jefferson, and Bedminster.

If your injury or symptoms can't wait for an appointment, please visit our Walk-In Clinic in Cedar Knolls.

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