Back Pain

Chiropractic located in Plainview, NY

Back Pain

About Back Pain

Even if it’s just a minor pulled muscle, back pain can stop your day in its tracks, so finding a skilled chiropractor is invaluable. The team at The Family Wellness Center in Plainview, New York, has considerable experience in treating numerous causes of back pain. Led by Michael Berlin, DC, the team understands the importance of swift and comprehensive back pain relief. If back pain is disrupting your life, you don’t have to put up with it. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q&A

Back pain is a common issue with many different causes. Acute back pain often results from sudden injuries, such as strained muscles or misalignments. Activities triggering acute back pain include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Unsafe lifting techniques
  • Trips and falls
  • Sudden, awkward movements
  • Twisting or overreaching
  • Exceeding fitness levels
  • Stressful situations

Acute back pain happens suddenly and can restrict your movements. 

What causes chronic back pain?

Chronic back pain, lasting three months or more, is frequently linked to degenerative or inherited diseases, including:

  • Scoliosis (curved spine)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
  • Spondylolysis
  • Chronic stress

Sometimes, inadequately healed acute injuries can evolve into chronic back pain.

What should I do if I hurt my back?

For mild back pain resulting from an acute injury, rest is crucial. Avoid the activity that caused the damage, but experts don’t recommend prolonged bed rest.

Instead, gentle movement and exercise aid in tissue healing. But take caution to avoid overexertion. 

The Family Wellness Center team recommends using heat packs cautiously for pain relief and ice packs to reduce inflammation. 

Over-the-counter pain medications recommended by other doctors may help, but they shouldn’t be used to mask pain for the sake of normal activities, as this may worsen the issue.

When back pain persists for over a week or comes and goes frequently, it’s time to visit The Family Wellness Center.

How does a chiropractor treat back pain?

After finding the root cause of your pain, Dr. Berlin may recommend:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Ergonomic furniture
  • Physical therapy
  • Stress elimination techniques 

The Family Wellness Center works with you to customize a treatment plan that addresses your specific pain points.

How do I stop back pain from coming back?

When you undergo back pain treatment at The Family Wellness Center, the team gives you detailed information about how to improve your strength and avoid developing the same problem again.

To reduce your risk of developing back pain in the future, Dr. Berlin may recommend:

  • Improving your posture
  • Exercising regularly
  • Losing weight
  • Practicing core-strengthening exercises
  • Doing yoga or stretching
  • Learn how to dramatically resolve stress
  • Learn how to eat healthy

Additionally, you should avoid sitting and standing for long periods, lifting heavy weights, or using improper lifting techniques. 

For help with back pain, call The Family Wellness Center today or request an appointment online.

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