Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons why people come to our clinic. Whenever possible, we use non-invasive back pain treatment in NYC. Our doctors use techniques ranging from physical therapy to acupuncture to help provide you with effective pain relief that is free from unwanted side effects.
Physical therapy is our treatment of choice for back pain and many other conditions. Our physicians can write you a prescription for physical therapy to help restore mobility and your range of motion. Our physical therapist can also teach you exercises to do at home to stretch and strengthen your muscles, which can help to prevent a recurrence of back pain.
Spinal decompression is another non-invasive technique used by our clinic’s physicians. Our spinal decompression systems provide intermittent pressure relief to the discs of your spine. We use this technique for people with herniated discs and degenerated discs in the neck and back.
Medical science and research have shown that acupuncture is a highly effective technique at relieving back pain. During an acupuncture session, the acupuncturist applies pressure to specific points on your body. When pressure is applied to these areas, your body releases natural pain relievers. Acupuncture is especially effective when combined with other techniques such as physical therapy for back pain relief.
If your back pain is related to poor posture or improper lifting technique, our ergonomic services can help. Ergonomics focuses on keeping your spine in alignment when performing everyday activities and physical labor in the workplace. We offer guidance on how to modify your posture and technique to reduce back and neck pain.
Muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medications and other drugs could be prescribed to people with back pain. We do not recommend prescription medications for back pain treatment in NYC to most of our patients. This is because the medicines often come with unwanted side effects. It is also possible to become acclimated to the pain medicine. This can sometimes lead to prescription drug addiction.
Surgery should only be used as a last resort for back pain. Any type of surgery comes with inherent risks, including bad reactions to general anesthesia, a long recovery time and lingering nerve irritation and sensitivity that flares up unpredictably. Most back pain physicians try to avoid having their patients go through back surgery as a method of pain relief.