Low Back Pain Specialist

Back To Health Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapists located in Sheepshead Bay/Avenue Z, Brooklyn, NY

Low back pain is a common medical issue for many adults in the United States. While low back pain can resolve on its own with rest and home care if your low back pain isn’t improving you may need specialized treatment. Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy, with four locations in Brooklyn, New York, provides the most advanced treatments available to help you get relief from your low back pain. To schedule an appointment, call the Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Ditmas Park, or Bensonhurst office today or use the online booking button.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What is low back pain?

Low back pain is the pain you feel in the lumbar region of your back. This area of your back carries most of your upper body weight and is the most common source of back pain.

Most people only experience acute low back pain, which is pain that lasts only a few days and resolves on its own. However, low back pain can last longer and is categorized based on the length of your pain.

  • Subacute low back pain: pain for 12 weeks or less
  • Chronic low back pain: pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks

Your low back pain may also be considered chronic if the underlying injury or medical condition that caused your pain has been treated or resolved.

What causes low back pain?

Most low back pain develops from a mechanical problem with your back, such as a muscle strain or normal degeneration of your spine from everyday wear and tear, referred to as spondylosis. Other mechanical causes of low back pain include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis

Infections, tumors, and kidney stones can be a source of low back pain, although less common than mechanical causes.

How is low back pain diagnosed?

Your primary care physician can diagnose low back pain after an examination and review of your symptoms. To help identify the exact cause of your pain, your doctor may need diagnostic tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to get a better view of the structural components of your back.

What treatment can relieve my low back pain?

Your doctor develops a personalized treatment plan to help you get relief from low back pain, which often includes physical therapy. The expert therapists at Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy specialize in conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system, including the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments that make up your back, and can offer highly specialized treatment to help you get relief.

Your physical therapy treatment plan may include:

  • An exercise program
  • Manual therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Graston Technique®
  • Kinesio® Taping

In addition to helping you get relief from low back pain, the goal of physical therapy is to improve lower back and core muscle strength for better support. Your therapist provides you with techniques to help you improve posture and proper body mechanics to prevent low back injuries and a recurrence of your pain.

For expert management of your low back pain, call Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.