The type of pain and the location of your Lower back pain will help your doctor form a treatment plan. Dr. Rashad Trabulsi a leading expert in Chiropractic care in midtown NYC thought this would clarified the causes, symptoms and possible treatments other then surgery for chronic back pain.
Causes of Back pain:
- Injury of lower back of muscles, ligaments, and joints.
- Overuse of lower back.
- Pain caused by nerve roots due to compression of the joints or degenerative joint diseases:
- Bulged or herniated discs due to sports injury or trauma.
- Osteoarthritis, generally caused by aging. When osteoarthritis affects the small joints in the spine, it can lead to back pain; when Osteoarthritis affects other joints, such as the hips, can cause you to limp or to change the way you walk. This can also lead to back pain.
- Spondylolisthesis, a defect that allows one vertebra to slide over another.
- spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal, which is usually caused by getting older.
- Fractures of the vertebrae caused by a lot of force, such as from an auto or bicycle accident, a direct blow to the spine, or compressing the spine by falling onto the buttocks or head.
- Spinal deformities, including curvature problems such as severe scoliosis or kyphosis.
Here are four experiences that help sum up living with chronic Lower back pain—and we hope you’ll share this list with your friends and family so they can better understand your condition.
Unfortunately, chronic Lower back pain doesn’t keep to your schedule—so you’re often jarred awake by your pain during the middle of the night. Not only is this a frustrating experience, but it can also make your pain worse. That is, your chronic lower back pain
Certain nights are better than others—but one of your biggest desires is for a few nights of uninterrupted sleep.
2. Difficulty standing up
This next experience can feel embarrassing. After a few hours of sitting around a table with friends, you find that you can’t stand up—at least not right away. Going from a prolonged sitting position to a standing position can cause excruciating pain, and you often need a few minutes to loosen up your muscles before you can leave a chair.
You’re sometimes worried that people think you can’t stand up because you’re lazy or out of shape. But the fact of the matter is that you struggle to stand up because of a condition that is beyond your control.
3. People assume you’re all better
Your friends and family might mean well, but they can be all too eager to proclaim that you’ve been cured. In fact, it seems like every time they catch you smiling or laughing they assume that you no longer struggle with chronic Lower back pain.
But you know that the truth is some days are simply better than others. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it, but on Monday you might feel mostly pain free—and on Tuesday you can barely get out of bed. Also, you don’t allow your pain to dictate your mood—so a smile doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re pain free.
4. Doctor’s visits, lots of doctor’s visits
Sometimes it feels like you spend more time at the doctor’s office than in your own home. You’ve seen all kinds of specialists—physiatrists, Chiropractors, physical therapists, Acupuncturist—and you’re on a first name basis with most of them at this point.
let your friends and family know, You’re not a hypochondriac, and you certainly don’t like spending time at the doctor’s. But between diagnosing and treating your chronic Lower back pain, doctor’s visits are simply a consistent part of your life.
Treatments for Low back pain at Manhattan Wellness Center:
- Chiropractic Spinal manipulation to restore joint mobility and release the pressure on the nerve.
- Traction decompression to re-hydrate the discs
- Ultrasound with electric stimulation combination therapy (advanced attended treatment)
- Cold Laser therapy (advanced attended treatment)
- Manual therapy/Massage therapy to reduce the spasm and the effects of the nerves on their associated muscles.
- Stretching/strengthening therapeutic exercises to help “nerve flossing” and “reciprocal inhibition” to the effected muscles.
- Acupuncture/cupping/trigger point stimulation
- Sport tapping/bracing/K-Tape
- Pain Management through non-steroidal injections, steroidal injections or spinal epidurals
- All these treatments are done as necessary and not restricted to weather all needed or some depending on each case.
I hope all of the experiences described above will help your friends and family better understand the reality of living with chronic Lower back pain.