Back Pain

5th Avenue Chiropractic, PLLC

Chiropractors located in Midtown, New York, NY

Back pain is a common problem, one that leads to an estimated 264 million lost workdays a year in the United States. You may be able to care for your back pain at home, but if you don’t seem to be improving, chiropractic care may help. The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic, located in the Midtown West neighborhood of New York City, specializes in the treatment of back pain using hands-on, gentle chiropractic care and alternative therapies to realign your spine and relieve your discomfort. For expert chiropractic care for your back pain, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Back Pain Q & A

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Your back pain can take many forms. Some of the most common include:

  • Dull ache
  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • Pain that radiates down your legs or into your arms
  • Discomfort that worsens with activity

Some people with back pain also experience loss of bowel or bladder control.

Back pain may be acute or chronic. With acute back pain, the discomfort may develop suddenly after an injury and resolve within a few weeks. With chronic pain, you may experience discomfort that lingers for three months or longer.

Whether your pain is acute or chronic, the team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic can provide treatment to get you back to doing the things you enjoy.

What causes back pain?

In most cases, your back pain develops from a mechanical issue that’s affecting the joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, or tendons in your back. You may have developed the pain from an injury or the degeneration of your spine that occurs as you get older.

Common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Spondylosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis

Less commonly, you can develop back pain from other underlying health issues such as an infection or tumor.

When should I seek care for my back pain?

If your back pain is keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, it’s time to get help from the expert chiropractic team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic. You should also seek help if your pain:

  • Lasts longer than three weeks
  • Gets worse instead of better
  • Is making it difficult for you to walk or move around
  • Radiates down your leg

To help your specialist at 5th Avenue Chiropractic develop the most beneficial treatment plan, it’s important that you be as detailed as possible about your discomfort and the onset of your symptoms.  

What can I expect from chiropractic care for my back pain?

The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic creates individualized treatment plans based on your symptoms, source of pain, and overall health. The team takes a number of treatment approaches to help you get relief from your back pain. These strategies may include:

  • Manual spinal adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Gentle stretching

5th Avenue Chiropractic is also equipped with the DRX9000™, a system that applies spinal decompression forces to relieve lower back pain caused by compression and degeneration issues.

Back pain is common, but you can get relief from your pain thanks to the specialists at 5th Avenue Chiropractic. Call the office today or request an appointment online.