One of the most prevalent pain disorders in the United States is low back pain, and 80% of all Americans experience it. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, one half of all working Americans have some form of back pain symptoms each year. The American Academy of Pain Medicine states that Americans under the age of 45 that are disabled due to chronic back pain and thus unable to work. The causes of back pain are so general, that everyone can have back pain. Back pain can be caused by sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured discs, irritated joints and even simple movements, like over-stretching. As people age, there is a decrease in bone strength and muscle elasticity. This causes discs in the back to lose fluid and flexibility. A disc may rupture putting pressure on more than 50 nerves. When these nerves become irritated, back pain occurs.

As stated by the AAPM&R, back pain that is not treated can cause your posture to get worse and may in turn worsen the problem or cause new ones. Many people who suffer from back pain think that medication or back surgery is the only resolution to the problem. Today, there are many non-invasive and medication-free ways to help reduce or prevent the pain from returning. With the help of treatments and training available through Peak Medical, people are finding relief from their back pain.

Peak Medical, a multidisciplinary physical medicine and rehabilitation center, successfully improves chronic back pain through many non-invasive and safe treatments. As every individual has a unique set of pain symptoms, we customize specific treatment using an array of FDA-cleared technology, treatments, and medical experience. Peak Medical offers patients a highly successful, non-surgical spinal decompression to relieve back pain and pressure.

Non-surgical spinal decompression gently lengthens and decompresses the spine, creating negative pressure within the discs and easing the burden. Also known as the DRX9000TM, this state-of-the-art technology provides a comprehensive approach to the successful treatment of cervical pain. It utilizes a sophisticated method of cycling the patient through a series of gentle pulls, holds and releases. The super-smooth transitions between each phase of therapy can make for an experience so relaxing that many patients often fall asleep. A spinal decompression treatment regimen consists of 20-25 sessions over four to six weeks. Several patients have reported relief from their pain during the first few treatment sessions.

For years, Peak Medical has helped the residents of Berkeley Heights and many surrounding communities to find relief from severe and chronic pain, by enlisting a team approach to care. By utilizing the eyes and ears of several different specialists, our patients receive better results. We provide patients with an Integrative Treatment Protocol that goes beyond physical therapy or chiropractic care alone. We continually invest in the latest technology and treatments, to ensure that our patients are receiving the best care possible. On staff, we have medical doctors, doctors of physical therapy, chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists and more.  All of whom are trained in treating pain non-surgically. This experience combined with the latest FDA cleared technology provides amazing results for our patients. Plus, with the personal attention that we give each individual, it is not uncommon for patients to feel as though they are part of our family. We feel the same way and are anxious to help people find viable solutions to their pain.

If you would like to know more about our options for relieving pain and our non-surgical solutions for chronic back pain, please contact our office. To find out more about our services and expertise, please visit us at or call 908-897-0474.