Lower Back Pain

43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Lower back pain is the number one cause of job-related disability, affecting at least 80% of adults at some point. The multidisciplinary team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Theater District of Manhattan, New York City, offers integrative treatments that relieve lower back pain naturally, including chiropractic care and acupuncture. If you suffer from lower back pain, call their office or schedule an appointment online today.

Lower Back Pain

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Poor posture is a major cause of lower back pain, but it may be due to an underlying problem. The skilled team includes licensed chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists that treat a wide range of problems that cause lower back pain, including:

Sprains and strains

Most short-term lower back pain is due to muscle strains and ligament sprains. Both injuries can result from lifting something heavy or twisting your back awkwardly. 

Disc problems

Mechanical problems like spinal disc degeneration is another common cause of lower back pain. Bulging, herniated or ruptured discs can press on spinal nerves and cause pain.

Pinched nerves

Also called radiculopathy, pressure on a spinal nerve root can lead to pain in the lower back that radiates to other parts of the body. Sciatica is a common type of pinched nerve that causes pain to travel from the lower back into the hip and buttocks and down the back of your leg. 

Traumatic injuries

Sports injuries, car accidents, and bad falls can injure various structures in your back, including tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Injuries can also compress your spine and lead to herniated discs. 

Other joint problems

Pain in another joint, including your hip, knee, foot, or ankle, may cause you to walk or stand differently. This can cause imbalances that lead to lower back pain. 

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

The team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation carefully evaluates your overall health to pinpoint the underlying cause of your lower back pain. They review your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical exam. 

They may also take imaging tests, like an on-site X-ray or ultrasound. These tests show tissue damage that helps your provider determine the most appropriate treatment for you.  

How is lower back pain treated?

The team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation develops an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve long-lasting relief from lower back pain. Treatment may include one or more of the following integrative therapies:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Spinal decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotics

These noninvasive treatments address the root cause of your pain and promote overall health. 

For lasting relief from lower back pain, call 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, or book an appointment online today.