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Arthritis and Back Pain

When you think of problems associated with arthritis, it’s easy to only think of common areas such as the knees, hands or hips. However, did you know that spinal arthritis is also one of the top four most common types of this disease? If you’re experiencing frequent back pain and are prone to other arthritic conditions, you may want to explore this as a cause.

As with any of your other joints, wear and tear happens over the course of your lifetime. This is particularly common in the small joints of the upper and lower spine. This can lead to pain that runs down your entire spine, even spreading to the buttocks and thighs. Neck pain is also quite common with this cause of back pain, and you may also experience problems when attempting to do even the simplest tasks, such as bending over.

While medication or even surgery can certainly help with this type of back pain, taking a more integrated or holistic approach has proven to be extremely effective. For example, using heat therapy can be particularly helpful in pain management, while physiotherapy and chiropractic techniques can help to build the support system around the spine, making it easier for you to move throughout your day.

Everyone is different when it comes to their own pain thresholds, difficulty levels and requirements when it comes to coping with their back pain. By visiting the specialists at Integrated Spine & Sports, the team will be able to come up with a totally comprehensive, 360-degree treatment plan that’s as unique as you are.
Source: http://www.qualityhealth.com/arthritis-articles/4-most-common-locations-osteoarthritis

Our approach to treating back pain

By visiting a back pain specialist clinic such as Integrated Spine & Sports, the professionals there can help individually tailor a program to help both manage your symptoms and work on your recovery.

We offer non-surgical options for the treatment of injuries and medical conditions affecting the back, with an integrative approach that may include:

Back Pain Specialists

Our back pain specialists in Manhattan create custom treatments designed to meet the needs of people suffering from acute pain due to injury, as well as those experiencing chronic conditions affecting the muscles, discs, soft tissue and nerves within the back, cervical spine, and neck.

Our integrative team, consisting of a board-certified physiatrist, chiropractors, and physical therapists, offers comprehensive treatment for acute and chronic back pain treatment in NYC.

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Back Pain FAQs

Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) cause back pain?2022-09-22T13:58:32+00:00

Some of the common symptoms of COVID-19 are “aches and pains”. Some patients do experience back pain, especially in the lower back. In some cases, the pain is subtle but constant. In others, it is an intense, pulsating pain, which can radiate down to the legs. If the back pain persists, consult your doctor.

How should I sleep with back pain?2022-09-22T13:58:38+00:00

Generally, the best position to sleep is on your back. Sleeping on one’s back ensures that the spine is in a neutral position, which can help with back pain. You can also put a pillow under your knees, legs, and/or lower back to support the natural curve of the spine. This can minimize lumbar pressure and relieve back pain.

What can I do to relieve my back pain?2022-09-22T13:58:54+00:00

If doing gentle back stretches doesn’t do the trick, then try strengthening your core so your spine isn’t struggling to stay upright. Heat therapy and cold therapy can also work well for pain relief. If your back pain is a result of poor posture or a bad workstation setup, make the necessary changes to avoid back pain in the future.

How do I know if my back pain is serious?2022-09-22T13:59:00+00:00

Your back pain is likely serious if it occurs with any of the following symptoms: numbness in lower body, loss of bladder/bowel control, fever, unexplained weight loss, swelling. In such cases, please consult a physiatrist immediately.

How long does back pain last?2022-09-22T13:59:06+00:00

Short-term (or acute) back pain lasts a few days to a few weeks. This is often the case with back pain, and patients usually recover without medical treatment. Sometimes, it lasts for 12 weeks or longer. This is called chronic back pain, and it can take a while to go away. Medical treatment often helps relieve chronic backpain, so we recommend consulting a physiatrist.

Does acupuncture cure lower back pain?2022-09-22T13:59:18+00:00

Acupuncture provides short-term relief for chronic back pain. Back pain is actually the number 1 reported reason people seek acupuncture. By stimulating the various acupuncture points associated with back pain, parts of the nervous system are also stimulated, which can help provide pain relief.

We provide our patients with an integrated and holistic team approach to getting better.

We provide our patients with an integrated and holistic team approach to getting better.

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