Natural Back Pain Treatment
by NuView Health Medical
Most back pain is attributed to musculoskeletal strain along your spine. These can be tendons, muscles, bones, ligaments, or discs. When muscles and bones along your spine do not work together properly, your overall posture becomes unbalanced. This imbalance can cause muscle spasms as it forces your muscles to work too hard at supporting the bones. When this work becomes overwhelming it can present itself as pinched nerves or a bulging disc. Chronic back pain is serious and we want to help. Give NuView Health Medical a call and we’ll present natural treatment options.
Your First Session for Natural Back Pain Treatment
A world-wide accepted form of natural back pain treatment is chiropractic care and we provide it at NuView Health Medical. According to this holistic approach, it’s essential to manipulate your spine into alignment so your central nervous system can heal. During your first session, we’ll ask you about your activity level and how long you’ve been experiencing pain in your back.
Second, you will undergo a comprehensive examination. This might involve taking x-rays and having you perform range of motion tests.
Third, our chiropractor performs one or more manual spinal adjustments to effectively move vertebrae back into their correct alignment. Most patients experience a decrease in pain and inflammation quickly after treatment. Massage therapy and acupuncture treatment may also be included.
Finally, our chiropractor may determine that further sessions are needed or physical therapy should be added on. At this time we will schedule follow-up appointments as needed.
Holistic Back Pain Treatments We Utilize
All treatments are non-medicated, non-invasive and non-surgical. The back pain treatment method NuView Health Medical uses is known as a chiropractic adjustment. This technique consists of manually moving the vertebrae to align with the discs. It allows blood to flow more optimally throughout the area, which helps reduce muscle spasms. It’s also beneficial to the central nervous system in alleviating pain. If you’re suffering from a specific issue like pinched nerve, an adjustment takes pressure off of the nerve.
Physical therapy for the back consists of guided exercises. The exercises move the injured or painful area slowly. The exercises increase in difficulty as you heal. The exercises help to stretch the muscles and soft tissue in the back. Motion helps the blood to circulate, which promotes healing. This physical therapy service increases your range of motion in the back slowly.
Spinal decompression therapy uses a traction table. We situate you on the table and attach a motorized device that slowly and gently stretches your spine. We recommend this treatment for patients with bulging disc or sciatica. The treatment reduces the amount of pressure on the discs and nerves.
Massage therapy is performed on the muscles of the back. Massage increases blood flow through gentle, kneading movements on the muscle. Consequently, muscle tension is reduced and inflammation subsides. Additionally, massage therapy has the potential to reduce your stress and anxiety!
If you suffer from scoliosis, it can exacerbate back pain. Our chiropractors have the expertise to treat you even with this condition.
Back Pain is aggravated by:
- Incorrect posture — Incorrect posture may contribute to long-term back pain. By learning posture young and choosing ergonomic seating and chiropractic care, posture issues can often be treated.
- Nerve entrapment — In some instances, the connective tissue, spinal discs, muscles, or bones can grasp the nerves and keep these contained. This creates pressure and pain in the mid-back, as well as immobility and pins and needles.
- Muscle spasms and strain — Involuntary muscle spasms can be very uncomfortable and may be the result of overstraining muscles in the back and neck.
- Spondylolisthesis — Each spinal vertebra has its own place, but that doesn’t always mean the vertebrae stay there. When the spinal bones meet because of protruding spinal discs, spondylolisthesis symptoms start.
- Lordosis — If the lumbar spine bends at a curved angle, the patient has lordosis. Deverbative disease, neuromuscular issues, and other injuries may cause this.
- Kyphosis — Like lordosis, kyphosis is a condition in which the spine is almost curled, but this time it’s the upper back that’s damaged. The causes of lordosis and kyphosis are the same.
- Scoliosis — Scoliosis is a condition that worsens posture. The spine’s slight round angle manifests in symptoms like pain and discomfort.
- Spinal osteoarthritis — Also called degenerative joint disease, spinal osteoarthritis may appear after an injury. The vertebrae’s cartilage disappears, leaving bone on bone contact.
- Lumbar stenosis — A nerve condition, patients with lumbar stenosis may have lower or mid-back pain. This condition starts as the spinal canal gets unnaturally smaller, pushing on the nerves.
- Sciatica — A pinched nerve between the back and the legs can cause the pins and needles and discomfort of sciatica. The pinched nerve is called the sciatic nerve.
- Ruptured spinal disc — The inner disc center is the target of a ruptured spinal disc. This part of the disc loses its fluid, which leaks to the nerves.
An Acute Back Injury: What to do if you "throw out" your back
Crouching, stooping, twisting, or bending over can throw your spine out of alignment. This is typically defined as an acute back injury, and it can cause severe discomfort. An acute injury is characterized by inflammation, stiffness, or limited range of motion. Without effective treatment it makes everyday tasks difficult. Book an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment from NuView Health Medical as soon as possible to promote healing.
How do I know if I strained my lower back?
When you have a sprain or strain in your lower back, the most common sign is soreness in the affected area. You might also encounter a painful muscle spasm. Frequently, muscle stiffness will affect your range of motion for several days. Notably, the pain that strains cause becomes worse when you move your back certain ways.
Repetitive motions – especially when you twist and use your back more frequently than usual, can make muscles pull too far. This pulling tears muscle fibers beyond their normal working load. Prevent strain by using proper posture and paying attention to overuse.
A "New View" on Pain Relief
NuView Health Medical is located in Midtown East – New York, NY. We provide drug-free and non-invasive treatments for pain. Make the right adjustments in your daily living to feel better quickly. Give us a call at (212) 588-0707 or visit us at 22 West 48th St #306 (between 5th and 6th Ave).