Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain Treatment From Your Manhattan, NY Chiropractor

Many of our Manhattan chiropractic treatments focus on lower back pain. This is a common issue that we utilize a variety of treatments for, and some of these treatments go beyond just relieving pain; they actually get to the root of the problem. For patients who live in the 10036 area and surrounding region, we'll provide lower back pain relief.

Low Back Pain

Causes of Lower Back Pain

If you have lower back pain, you might experience more than just pain and discomfort. You might notice you have inflammation or redness in the area. It's possible if you have a nerve issue, you'll have numbness or tingling in the affected area.

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain could arise as a result of ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that could lead to your spinal discs fusing together. A herniated disc occurs when a tear in a spinal disc occurs and allows the contents of the disc to flow out and irritate the soft tissue and nerves nearby. This condition causes lower back pain when the disc is in the lumbar vertebrae. Obesity can lead to lower back pain since the excess weight places pressure on the back. Conditions that affect the skeletal system such as osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, and osteoporosis could contribute to lower back pain. Poor posture could stress the muscles in the upper portion of your back as well as the lower region. Other causes of lower pain include the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Sciatica
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis

Treatments We Utilize

The treatments we use are dependent upon your particular condition, but all treatments are non-medicated, non-invasive and non-surgical. One of the most common lower back pain relief methods our chiropractor uses is a spinal alignment. A spinal alignment, also known as a spinal adjustment, consists of our back pain doctor manually moving the vertebrae in the back so they align with the discs. This particular treatment allows blood to flow more optimally throughout the area, which helps heal injured discs. It's also beneficial to the nerves. If you're suffering from an issue with a pinched nerve or other similar condition, a spinal alignment takes pressure off of the nerve. If you're experiencing lower back pain as a result of sciatica, a spinal adjustment can help.

Exercise therapy consists of our chiropractor using exercise as a low back pain treatment from a back pain doctor. Our chiropractor offers individuals in the 10036 zip code and the surrounding region the option to go through a series 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 particular chiropractic treatment increases your range of motion and flexion in your back slowly.

Spinal decompression therapy uses traction to reduce your lower back pain. Our chiropractor will situate you on a table with a motorized device that slowly and gently stretches your spine. We commonly use this treatment for patients who have lower back pain as a result of a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease or sciatica. The treatment reduces the amount of pressure on the discs and nerves.

Massage therapy is performed by a massage therapist. The message targets the muscles deep within the body. The massage therapist uses massage to reduce tension in the muscles and other soft tissue. Massage therapy also reduces inflammation. Additionally, massage therapy has the potential to reduce your stress and anxiety. You'll also notice you could sleep better at night. The massage promotes blood flow throughout the area in order to promote healing.

If you suffer from being overweight, even if it's not the cause of your lower back pain, it could be making your lower back pain worse. Our chiropractor may recommend nutritional counseling in order to help you lose weight. The chiropractor will recommend a healthy eating plan and an exercise regimen ideal for your needs. As you lose weight, you'll notice a reduction in your lower back pain.

What to Expect at Your Appointment for Low Back Pain Treatment

At your first appointment for your lower back pain, our chiropractor will perform a physical examination of your back to determine the location and cause of your pain. During the appointment, the chiropractor may conduct an x-ray on your back to see the bones. The chiropractor will gather information about your medical background. Through your initial examination, our chiropractor will devise a plan specifically for your needs. This course of action could consist of one or more of the aforementioned treatments.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Manhattan Chiropractor

To find relief from your lower back pain, contact NuView Health Medical, serving Manhattan and the surrounding area, by calling (212) 588-0707.

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