Eighty percent of Americans experience back pain during the course of their lives. Areas of involvement include the neck, upper back, mid-back and lower back. The area most frequently involved is the lower back.
Back pain can be acute or chronic. Acute back pain can be caused by trauma, such as an automobile or a slip-and-fall accident. It can also be caused by improper bending or lifting, and poor posture when sitting, standing and lying down.
Chronic back pain usually occurs with spine degeneration. Spinal degeneration is usually caused by years of long standing wear and tear or stress. Spinal degeneration is like tooth decay (often a painless process), and by the time a person notices its effects or feels any pain, it has been going on for many years.
Acute or chronic back pain may involve the nerves (i.e., pinched nerves), muscles (i.e., strain and fibromyalgia), ligaments (i.e., sprain), cartilage and tendons (i.e., osteoarthritis, herniated disc and tendonitis) and bones (i.e., osteoarthritis and osteoporosis). After carefully determining the cause or causes of your pain, Dr. Greenstein will make the appropriate treatment recommendations for achieving the best possible results. Treatment methods may include:
- Chiropractic Manipulation
- Applied Kinesiology
- AvicennaTM High Power Laser Therapy
- Physical Therapy (ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, traction, hot and cold packs
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Nutritional Supplementation
- Lifestyle and Dietary Recommendations
- Regardless of whether or not you have already had back surgery, or have been taking prescription or non-prescription medications, Dr. Greenstein has been very successful in treating back pain.
Why suffer needlessly when you don’t have to?