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Back Pain

Back Pain

There are many causes of back pain, and unfortunately most adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The type of pain experienced, as well as the duration and severity of the pain,

There are many causes of back pain, and unfortunately most adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The type of pain experienced, as well as the duration and severity of the pain, will differ depending on the cause, as well as the individual. Although there is no complete cure for most causes of back pain, there are definite ways to reduce pain, improve mobility and flexibility, and avoid the ill-effects caused by prolonged pain and disability.

At NYSM, we offer non-surgical options for effectively and safely managing back pain. Dr. Michael Neely is experienced in the treatment of back pain and customizes treatment programs with the aim of getting patients back to the level of activity and type of lifestyle they are accustomed to – without being sidelined by acute or chronic pain.

We offer a number of treatment options to improve or eliminate the effects caused by back pain, no matter what the cause. In addition to non-surgical medical treatments performed by Dr. Neely, NYSM also offers one of the most effective and proven ways to improve back pain – physical therapy. Supervised exercise and strengthening through a comprehensive physical therapy program is one of the best ways to control back pain and diminish the effects of any disability caused by the pain. Our experienced physical therapy staff works one-on-one with patients, providing the greatest chance for a successful outcome.

Surgery should always be a last resort option for the treatment of back pain. It carries with it numerous risks, a long recovery time, and even the chance that surgery is not successful. Chiropractic care is another option, but is not helpful for all people or all types of back pain. Even for those that do benefit from chiropractic care, repeated trips to the chiropractor are required in order to maintain a pain-free state and therefore it is not a good long-term solution. Self-management of back pain, on the other hand, is a safe and proven long-term approach to controlling the effects of back pain.

NYSM’s approach to treating back pain begins with a thorough medical evaluation. We address the cause of the pain, how long it has been going on, what makes it better or worse, and how the pain affects the patient’s daily activities. We also take into account each individual patient’s goals, limitations and concerns before devising a customized treatment plan. We offer a variety of cutting-edge non-surgical treatment options to relieve and manage pain. We also devise comprehensive plans that allow patients to self-manage their pain, under our initial guidance. This provides immediate relief, as well as a long-term approach to living a life as free from back pain as possible.

Some causes of back pain that can be treated at NYSM include:

Arthritis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Muscle Spasm
Nerve Impingement (Radiculopathy)
Piriformis Syndrome
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Sciatica
Scoliosis
Spondylolisthesis
Thoracic or Lumbar Sprain or Strain
If you have tried any type of treatment for back pain, including chiropractic care, and have seen no improvement after two weeks, it is time to find another approach that will work. At NYSM, we are dedicated to helping our patients diminish or eliminate pain, while avoiding surgery. Through a combination of cutting-edge treatments, as well as a focus on strengthening the body through a structured physical therapy program, we can provide you with the tools you need to effectively manage back pain so you can get on with living the life that you love.