SPINE CONDITIONS: LOW BACK PAIN
Low back pain problems can be very common but should never be routine. By experiencing them, it can be very painful and affect your overall health and well being. However, every low back condition we encounter at New York Spine Institute is handled with careful consideration and appropriate attention. Your health is our top priority, so we treat your spine problems with the same attitude. For your particular needs, we are ready to give you the care that fits best. Our care is founded on experience and sound medical principles.*
Offices of the NYSI are located throughout throughout Greater New York City, Long Island, White Plains and Newburgh, NY. To see one of our spine specialists, contact us for a free consultation.
Our experienced doctors here at NYSI, are ready to give you personalized and high quality care based upon your specific diagnosis. All to make sure that you are aware of your proper treatment options.
The spine doctors here at NYSI are industry leaders who work under the supervision of our medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D. FAAOS. All are well versed with various neck and spine disorders and are ready to provide all of our patients with acceptable treatment options.
We make sure that our professional staff at NYSI are well versed in various languages so we are able to accommodate all of our patients. Languages that our staff speaks are Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian. We look forward to helping serve all the needs of our patients.
In most cases, mechanical issues and soft-tissue injuries are the main cause of low back pain. Injuries like this can result in damage to the intervertebral discs, compression of nerve roots and improper movement of the spinal joints.
The most common cause of low back pain is a torn or pulled muscle or ligament. This can occur at any time when a muscle is stretched too far and tears, therefore ending up damaging the muscle itself in the process. When overstretching and tearing occurs, this affects the ligaments as well. Ligaments are what keep the bones connected together.
Common occurrences of sprain and strain to your lower back can be from:*
Often, chronic pain located in the lower back can be from problems with your disc, joints or an irritated nerve root. Causes can include*:
These conditions are not always the root source of pain. A patient can have one of these but experience little to no pain at all.*
Recommended treatment for low back pain depends upon the type of pain that you are experiencing. Some treatment options can be as follows*:
Along with this physical therapy and exercise can also help. A physical therapist can recommend heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and muscle-release techniques that can help reduce pain in your back muscles and soft tissues.
Not many, but few people may need surgery for back pain. If the pain is unrelenting, then the individual may benefit from surgery. However, low back pain associated with narrowing of the spine or a herniated disk that hasn’t improved with therapy is usually when surgery may be recommended.*
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.