Back Pain Specialist

Alan M Genitempo, L.Ac, DACM -  - Acupuncturist

RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab

Alan M Genitempo, L.Ac, DACM

Acupuncturist located in Nutley, NJ & In Walgreens shopping center, West Fairfield, NJ

Back pain can be debilitating and completely alter your daily life. At RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab in Nutley, New Jersey, Alan Genitempo, LAc, DACM, provides thorough consultations to identify the cause of back pain. He does “whatever it takes'' to relieve the pain and help you get back to your regular activities. Call RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab, or request an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of back pain?

Back pain is highly variable. It can originate in your spine or your muscles and connective tissues. Your spine both supports your body and absorbs the impact of every movement you make. Your back is incredibly strong, but it’s also vulnerable to a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Degenerated discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis

Other serious conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis, fractures, and congenital deformities can also cause back pain. 

Your risk of back pain increases with age. Additionally, if you’re overweight or lead a sedentary lifestyle, you have a higher chance of developing back pain. Physically demanding jobs that require you to lift and move heavy objects can also contribute to back pain. 

Poor posture is another common cause of back pain. If you spend your days hunched over a desk or don’t have good posture during your leisure time, the incorrect position of your spine can lead to nerve compression, muscle strain, and other painful issues. 

When should I schedule an appointment for back pain?

When you feel pain, your body is telling you that something is wrong. In some cases, back pain goes away on its own after a couple of days of rest and at-home care like heating pads and over-the-counter pain relievers. 

If this isn’t the case for you, or if your pain is so severe that you can’t move normally, make an appointment with Dr. Genitempo at RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab. 

How is back pain treated?

Dr. Genitempo begins with a comprehensive exam and a review of your medical history. 

He often finds that several factors contribute to why people are in pain. These underlying issues may be arthritis, disc damage, muscle dysfunction, and nerve compression. He works with you to create a personalized treatment plan to address the conditions causing your pain.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Genitempo might incorporate any of the following therapies into your treatment plan:

  • Acupuncture 
  • Electric-stimulation acupuncture
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Cupping therapy
  • Sports massage

His multidisciplinary approach allows him to address all the issues contributing to your back pain. Dr. Genitempo has helped many patients finally get the relief they need. He may be able to help you avoid future back surgery or other invasive procedures.

Dr. Genitempo also provides customized lifestyle advice to enhance your overall health and wellness, making your recovery more effective. Adopting healthier lifestyle habits also reduces your risk of future back pain. 

Don’t let back pain dictate your life. Call RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab or make an appointment with Dr. Genitempo online today.