Common Causes of Low Back Pain From Your Manhattan Chiropractor

Here at Balanced Health Medical in Midtown Manhattan in NYC, we have both a chiropractor and a medical doctor on staff to assist you with your lower back pain. Working as a team, our doctors will diligently explore the causes of your painful symptoms and develop an integrated low back pain treatment plan involving natural, non-invasive care. Acute and chronic lower back pain relief is what many patients come here seeking, and there are a number of common causes that source this condition.

Low Back Pain

Herniated Discs in the Lower Lumbar

Between each spinal vertebra there is a sac filled with a fluid designed to cushion the discs. However, when an injury occurs in the lower spine that causes that sac to bulge, it puts pressure on sensitive nerve endings in the area. These are called herniated or bulging discs and is one of the most common conditions our back pain doctor treats.

Degenerative Disc Disease

During our youth, vertebral discs and sacs are filled with water and are healthy. However, as we age, these discs can lose their water hydration and begin to wear down. This degeneration of the discs can cause the disc walls to transfer force to other discs and ultimately cause weakness that leads to herniations and can contribute to spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis

Also a degenerative spinal condition, spinal stenosis results from the narrowing of the base of the spinal canal, which is where extremely sensitive nerve roots are situated. Narrowing of the spine is typically central, but it can also be forminal or both. Spinal stenosis can exist at one singular point or occur at multiple levels in the back.

Facet Joint Dysfunction

Behind each spinal disc, there are two facet joints located at each moving segment of the lumbar region. Filled with sensitive nerve endings, when these facets become stiff or fail to perform as they should, our back pain doctor may diagnose you with facet joint dysfunction. This condition can also result in secondary disc conditions that require low back pain treatment.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The area that connects the sacrum at the base of the spine to each side of the pelvis is called the sacroiliac joint. This low motion joint is very strong and its primary job is to absorb the shock and tension between the lower and upper body. When this joint becomes inflamed or suffers from loss of motion, low back pain treatment for sacroiliac joint dysfunction can provide you with much-needed relief.

Spinal Osteoarthritis

Over time, wear and tear of the facet joints and discs can cause instability of the spine, inflammation, loss of motion and begin the process of spinal stenosis. Generally associated with aging, spinal osteoarthritis is a slowly progressing condition that is also known as degenerative joint disease.

Spinal Trauma

Spinal trauma is likely the most common culprit for most of our patient visits. Auto accidents, sports injuries, personal injuries and on-the-job incidents can result in low back pain. Our doctor can diagnose your specific condition and begin treatment right away after a traumatic spinal injury. We offer same day appointments, so can get relief soon!


When a vertebra slips across one next to it, this condition is called spondylolisthesis, and there are five different types of this condition. However, the most common occurrences of this back injury are secondary results from some type of fracture in the facet joints or instability of the spinal column. It can also be sourced when nerves in the legs become compressed.

Compression Fractures

When a vertebra in the spine experiences any type of fracture where the bone begins to cave in on itself, back pain is certain to develop. Compression fractures can be sourced by any number of reasons including trauma, osteoporosis and weakening bones.

Spinal Deformities

If you suffer from a curvature of the spine such as kyphosis or scoliosis, lower back pain may be a part of your daily life. These conditions can lead to a breakdown of the sacroiliac joints, spinal stenosis, and disc issues without getting proper chiropractic care in Manhattan.

Chiropractic Services at Balanced Health Medical

Are you in need of low back pain treatment and relief and want to get it without the need for prescription drugs or surgery that requires long down times? If so, then chiropractic care from our low back pain doctor may be the solution for you. We offer an array of integrated holistic services such as manual spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy and sports medicine to promote natural pain relief and to expedite the healing process.

Get Lower Back Pain Relief at Balance Health Medical

If you’re looking for lower back pain relief and live or work around Midtown Manhattan NYC, stop by Balanced Health Medical or give us a call at (212) 755-1717 today for an immediate appointment. Come and discover the reason so many clients give us rave reviews on Yelp and Google+!


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