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Back Pain - Introduction

Back pain is one of the leading reasons that people in the United States miss work, and there are an enormous number of causes for it. That's why it's important to consult a physician with the requisite experience when your back has become a constant source of suffering.

Living Well Medical in Downtown Manhattan brings together a number of potent therapies and treatments for back pain that avoid the fears and risks of surgery.

Back Pain Types and Causes

As with most types of pain, back problems have a number of causes. However, most can be divided into either soft or hard tissue-related. Soft tissue denotes that an injury involves the muscular, nervous, or connective tissues of the body, while hard tissue refers to solid biological structures like bone and cartilage.

Living Well Medical in NYC takes a comprehensive approach to the treatment of soft tissue injuries, combining elements like physical therapy, spinal decompression, chiropractic adjustment, cold laser therapy, the Graston Technique, Kinesio Taping, and pain management to stop the pain.

Muscle pain in the back can come in various forms like a sprain or strain, fibromyalgia, an overuse injury, or any number of other problems. Many times, muscle-related problems are caused by repeated stress to a muscle, overload of a muscle, lack of use, or another cause.

Connective tissue that has been injured can cause significant pain while restricting motion. A herniated disc, an area of treatment expertise for Living Well Medical, is a classic example of a connective tissue injury. For many patients, a herniated disc becomes a limitation on their ability to live a normal life. Other common connective tissue injuries include tendinitis (golfer's elbow, tennis elbow), plantar fasciitis, and shin splints. Trauma, wear-and-tear over time, and genetic predisposition are all factors that can lead to issues with connective tissue.

Nerve tissue injuries can be extremely painful. Sciatica and spinal stenosis are common nerve entrapments that have been known to cause severe back pain to patients. Like most back pain, nerve tissue problems are typically caused by trauma or age-related factors.

Back Pain Treatment NYC

Back pain treatment at Living Well Medical in Manhattan, NYC can include components in a number of different disciplines.

To ensure that patients can recover and help lower the likelihood of future pain, physical therapy is almost always useful, particularly if pain is related to a muscular imbalance. Treatment with the Graston Technique is able to break up fibrous adhesions in the muscles that can cause serious pain.  Kinesio taping is useful as a support to injuries. Spinal decompression therapy with the DRX 9000 has been a prayer answered for many of these patients, helping them avoid back surgery and relieving their pain from spinal disc problems.

In the most severe cases, pain management can be used to reduce pain while other therapies, specifically spinal decompression in concert with physical therapy and chiropractic, seek to root out the source cause of back pain. However, each patient is different, and the program we create will be made to tailored around your pain.

When back pain becomes too much to handle, get treatment you can rely on. Call Living Well Medical in NYC at 212-627-8149 and make an appointment today.