Back Pain Specialist

Todd S. Koppel, MD -  - Interventional Pain Specialist

Garden State Pain Management

Todd S. Koppel, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist located in Clifton, NJ & Elizabeth, NJ

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions which people seek medical treatment. It can affect a person’s quality of life and ability to perform work and family obligations. The treatment options for low back pain are vast, from chiropractic therapy to surgery. Dr. Koppel has over 20 years of experience in treatment low back conditions utilizing the latest minimally invasive therapeutic modalities.

Back Pain Q&A

Dr. Koppel’s treatment plan for low back pain

Dr. Koppel has developed a systematic approach to low back pain. Many interventional physicians perform epidural steroid injections, which may or may not be the right treatment option. All patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation to make sure that the right treatment is performed which will diagnose and treat the condition.

Treatment of Low Back Pain

The treatment of low back pain must be individualized per each patient’s distinctive condition. Epidural Steroid Injections are the most common treatment performed for low back pain. It may, however, be overutilized. Our approach is to perform an individualized diagnostic and therapeutic workup of the pain condition. A vast number of treatments exist, including Trigger points, Facet and Sacroiliac Joint Injections, Selective Nerve Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablation, Diskography and Percutaneous Disk Decompression. These must be used appropriately and selectively to achieve the best outcome in the soonest time possible.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Undergoing an epidural injection: What you should know

Other causes of Low Back Pain

Lumbar Facet Disease

The lumbar facets are the joints which run throughout the spine. Low back pain arising from facet conditions are as, if not more common than disk disease.

Treating Vertebrogenic Neck & Low-Back Pain


The Sacroiliac joints are the lowest joint in the spine, and commonly missed as a cause of low back pain

Sacroiliac Joint Injection for Chronic Low Back and Buttock Pain

Sciatica due to pinched nerves

Disk herniations causing pinched nerves will cause sciatica. There are many nonsurgical options to treat this condition

Treatment of Sciatica

Chronic muscle pain

Muscle pain is extremely common and can be very painful as well. Only with a thorough examination can this be differentiated from other causes of back pain

Chronic Muscle Pain Syndrome