BACK PAIN DOCTOR IN BROOKLYN & manhattan
What is back pain?
Back pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages and lifestyles. Lower back pain is the most common type of back pain. The back is made up of vertebrae, discs, muscles, ligaments and nerves which when injured or inflamed, leads to back pain. Fortunately, manual therapies such as physical therapy and rehabilitation can relieve back pain and help return a patient to living an active, pain-free life.
What causes back pain?
Back pain can be caused by various conditions or injuries that affect the back muscles, vertebrae, discs, or ligaments that make up the back.
What are the most common causes of back pain?
Pulling or straining a back muscle can cause back pain that may appear suddenly. Back muscle strains can affect people who live a very active lifestyle for work or recreation, as well as those who are less active.
Herniated discs, bulging discs, or slipped discs can put pressure on the nerves of the spine causing inflammation and back pain. Some people may have a disc condition that may go unnoticed for a period of time, but often get worse with wear.
Sciatica is a sharp shooting pain that is often felt in the lower back area down to the leg. Sciatica pain is often due to pressure on the spinal nerves, usually from a herniated disc.
Arthritis can affect the back, usually the lower back, causing back pain and making it difficult to achieve normal mobility.
What is the best treatment for back pain?
For some patients, acute back pain may go away on it's own after a couple of days. For others with more persistent back pain or chronic back pain conditions, back pain treatment is available.
At Sarrica Physical Therapy, our team of doctors and physical therapists are experienced in treating back pain using physical therapy, various manual therapies and strengthening. Heat therapy, cold therapy and muscle relaxation are modalities often seen in the treatment of back pain. To learn more about physical therapy treatments in Manhattan and Brooklyn to relieve back pain click here.
To get more information about getting back pain treatment click here or call us at (347) 560-6920.
what are the BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR BACK PAIN?
Physical Therapy is an effective, non-invasive form of treatment for back pain. Our highly trained physical therapist will work with you to help:
heal a back injury
decrease back pain
avoid surgical intervention
avoid prescription medication