Most back or neck pain is short-term — or acute, lasting for several days to several weeks. But, it often resolves on its own with no residual function loss. Most acute back or neck pain is mechanical, which means there’s a disturbance in how the back’s components — muscle, spine, nerves and intervertebral discs — fit together and move. Chronic back pain, on the other hand, persists for over 12 weeks even if doctors treat an underlying cause or injury. Around 20 percent of individuals with back pain end up developing chronic low back pain with symptoms that persist for at least one year. If you’ve been suffering from chronic back or neck pain, it’s important you visit us at the Pain Management Essex County to receive a diagnosis for your condition and start treatment to experience pain relief. Pain Management Essex County focuses first on determining a correct diagnosis. The spine surgeon then selects a treatment to address the underlying cause of your pain for long-term relief. Don’t wait until spinal issues lead to even more complications; call today for a consultation: (862) 253-0559.