Back pain is the leading cause of disability in adults under 45. The specialists at Prestige Chiropractic and Rehabilitation take a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment approach for back pain to help you maintain normal function. Bobby Bilitsis, DC and Chris Carollo, DC offer top-notch therapies like spinal adjustments, ultrasound therapy, and electric nerve stimulation to relieve your back pain. Call or use the online booking option to schedule an appointment at the New York City Financial District location.
The spine is a complex network of bones, joints, muscles, discs, and nerves. Any disruption to those delicate systems can result in back pain. The most common causes of those disruptions are poor body mechanics, disease, and injury.
Poor body mechanics
Poor posture and ergonomic positioning weaken your back muscles and lead to stress injuries. Lifting heavy objects with your back, for example, can lead to a painful pulled back muscle. Excess body weight can also disrupt your body mechanics and place additional stress on your spine.
Conditions such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, herniated disc, scoliosis, and spinal stenosis are known to cause back pain. Congenital disabilities and the normal wear and tear from aging cause many of these back conditions.
Injuries to the back from car accidents, falls, and sports injuries can cause back pain. Pain ranges from the mild discomfort from muscle sprains and strains to more intense pain from fractures.
Dr. Carollo and Dr. Bilitsis take a multi-modal approach to back pain treatment. They use spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and device-assisted interventions to target the source of your pain.
By performing spinal manipulations, Dr. Carollo and Dr. Bilitsis aim to restore proper biomechanical alignment in your spine. This “back-cracking” therapy relieves joint pressure and reduces inflammation.
Physical therapies such as myofascial techniques, strengthening exercises, stretches, and massage help relieve pain and restore proper function in your back. Stretching and strengthening your back also help you avoid back pain recurrences.
Your chiropractor has numerous tools at his disposal to treat your back pain. Dr. Carollo and Dr. Bilitsis use transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy to reduce pain. They also use ultrasound heat to increase circulation and mechanical traction to stretch the spine and relieve pressure.
The experts at Prestige Chiropractic and Rehabilitation provide drug-free, non-invasive alternatives to conventional medicine. Chiropractic care is a very safe way to treat back pain without drugs.
Chiropractic care is also considered an effective treatment for back pain, including acute lower back aches. The techniques encourage the body to heal itself without intervention.
If you suffer from back pain, contact the New York City clinic online or over the phone to discuss your treatment options.