Back Pain

“How To End Back Pain And Stiffness Without Painkillers, Risking Surgery Or Having To Wait To See The Doctor

Does your back always feel stiff, sore, and uncomfortable?

Outside the brain, the back and spine contain some of the most complex and delicate structures inside the human body, from spinal disks, vertebrae, and network of nerves to ligaments, tendons, and the web of muscles and connective tissue that covers the entire back.

With so much going on inside the back, you combine that with our sedentary lifestyles, lack of exercise, and being permanently slouched over laptops and hunched over smartphones. It is not hard to see why so many things can go wrong and why so many people suffer from back pain.

So, we know that lots of people get back pain, but unfortunately, no two cases of back pain are the same. Lower back pain is the most type of back pain, but mid and upper back pain in the muscular upper quadrant underneath the neck and shoulder is common too. That's why it requires an experienced physical therapist to pinpoint the exact cause of your case of back pain.

It might be painful for you to move in a specific way, like twisting to one side. For others, the pain might always be there – even when they're lying down and trying to get to sleep. There's no getting away from it – back pain is miserable in all its forms. For many patients, back pain comes with other scary symptoms, like muscle spasms or a feeling like your back is going to "give way."

That’s the bad news, but the good news is that we successfully treat patients with back pain and stiffness daily at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation. It's one of the most common pain issues we treat.




Hopefully, you haven’t been in pain every day for 6+ months. But many of the patients we see have waited that long, sometimes even longer. Mistakenly believing that everyone gets back pain – especially above a certain age. But this is a misconception. Your back and spine should move freely without pain or stiffness, regardless of age, and something is wrong if it doesn't. You need a physical therapist ASAP before things get even worse.

Have you had back pain for over 7 days?

If your back pain has been hanging around for more than a week. You've probably seen a doctor who told you to take anti-inflammatory medication, "take it easy," and come back and see them if the pain doesn't improve. Sadly, for most people, the pain doesn't improve. They waste hours returning back and forward to the doctor’s office only to be given more lousy advice.

If You’ve Been Putting Up With Back Pain For A While, Don’t Feel Bad. Many Of Our Patients Tell Us That They:

  • Thought the pain would go away on its own” (it didn’t)
  • Went to their doctor who told them it was probably arthritis."
  • "Thought exercising more would help, but things got even worse."
  • "Saw a specialist who told them that surgery could be an option, but their pain wasn't bad enough yet."
  • "Stayed home to rest, on the doctor's advice, but the pain is still there, and their back feels even stiffer than before."

Does that sound like you?

If it does, make this the last day you put up with back pain.

Let us help you.

We invite you to start with a complimentary telephone consultation with one of your back pain experts to discuss your issues and learn how we can help you. Just click below to request your call. We'll get back to you with the available dates and times.

“What Can I Do to Get Rid of Back Pain NOW?”...

It will not get better overnight if you've had back pain and stiffness for a long time. But you can improve your symptoms with the following tips:

  • Make sure you keep your body well hydrated. Everything feels better when you’re not dehydrated – from pain and stiffness to your mood and mobility. Drinking water won’t fix your back pain, but it’ll most definitely make you more comfortable.
  • Try heat therapy using a heat pad or an ice pack on the part of your back that hurts. Don't worry too much about which one to use. It's mostly personal preference and the one that makes you feel most comfortable and reduces the pain.
  • Just movethis is the Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation mantra. For a good reason, too, because movement gets blood and oxygen flowing around your body to lower inflammation and reduce pain and stiffness. Try not to sit down for more than 20 minutes without getting up to move around and stretch your body.
  • Get expert Physical TherapyBy far, the best way to get rid of back pain quickly is to consult with a physical therapist. We quickly find and treat the source of your back pain and stiffness and teach you how to prevent it from returning.

If you want to find out how the physical therapy team at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation can help you get rid of back pain and stiffness – so it never returns. Then, we urge you to book a free Discovery Visit at our Wyckoff, NJ clinic to start the process.

“How Can Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation Help You Get Rid of Back Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

  • We quickly find the source of your pain and explain precisely what is going inside your body and why – often within 20 minutes.
  • We teach you how to set your life up to prevent back issues in the future – with daily stretching and strengthening exercises.
  • We examine your posture and fix any issues with your body's alignment and sitting, standing, and walking posture.
  • We help you get to a point where you can start protecting your long-term health by chucking the painkillers in the trash.
  • In almost ALL cases, we keep you OFF the surgeon’s table.
  • But best of all – we help you get your life back, so you start going what you love again without the burden of back pain.

To find out what it costs and our availability at the clinic in Wyckoff, NJ, just click the link and complete the short form.

“Hear From Happy Patients of The Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people in back pain just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation - and left much healthier and happier:


Ray LoBue

60's, Paramus, NJ

"I'm a carpenter and I was putting a hardwood floor down in my bedroom. And I hurt my back. Tom obviously knew what he was talking about, he gave me a few exercises and literally in a week it really subsided. I would highly recommend Apex, they've been good to me."



70's Wyckoff, NJ

"I have known Tom Willemann of Apex for a very long time. And have over the years sent many of my clients who've become patients of his, all of whom have had absolutely excellent results. I can't say enough. Nice things about apex. It's been a wonderful experience."



50'S Wyckoff, NJ

"I've been coming to apex for about a year and a half now. My mobility is pretty much a hundred percent, pain is all gone. The good thing about Tom is he doesn't really rush you through the procedures. e really seems to know what's going on with the joints."