Pain Management Physicians & Chiropractors located in Union Square, New York, NY & Financial District, New York, NY
Back Pain Specialist
Back pain is one of the leading causes of visits to the doctor and days missed from work. At Irving Place Surgery & Wellness Center practice in the Union Square area of New York City, leading chiropractor has extensive experience in relieving back pain.
Back pain is a symptom of a medical condition. Some of the medical concerns that can cause back pain include the following:
Mechanical issues: Mechanical issues have to do with the movement of the spine. Degenerated discs, herniated discs, wearing of facet joints, and muscular issues like spasms and tension are mechanical issues.
Injuries: Sprains and fractures in the back are the most common injuries to result in back pain.
Acquired conditions or diseases: Back pain can be caused by medical conditions such as scoliosis, various forms of arthritis, spinal stenosis. Osteoporosis, pregnancy, kidney stones and endometriosis are not conditions that affect the back directly, but cause related back pain.
Infections and tumors: While not common, an infection or tumor could put pressure on the spine, resulting in pain.
Stress: Stress can lead to tension and tightening of muscles, which can cause pain. Also, untreated depression, anxiety, and insomnia can all contribute to back pain.
What Treatments Are Available for Back Pain?
Treatment of back pain will depend on the condition causing the pain. Doctors will address the condition causing the pain as well as treating the pain itself. Generally, the goal of treatment is to reduce pain and restore movement. The doctor may suggest rest and the application of heat and cold as well as anti-inflammatory pain killers. Depending on the cause and duration of the pain chiropractic services may also help to alleviate back pain.
What Can I Do to Prevent Back Pain?
Taking regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet will help to reduce your chances of injury. Maintaining a healthy weight can lower the strain on your spine and back muscles. Building core and back strength and practicing the correct techniques for bending, lifting, and twisting will also help to protect your back from injury.