Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Specialist
As people age, lower back pain becomes more common. It may occur because of a gradual breakdown of discs in the back, or it may result from an injury. Regardless of the cause of lower back pain, treatment is often necessary. Dr. Michael J. Campo helps patients identify the factors that contribute to their lower back pain and address each one individually. To make an appointment, please contact South Shore Chiropractic in Farmingville or Shirley, New York.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain is incredibly common, affecting millions of people across the country. In fact, as many as 80 percent of all people experience back pain at some point during their lives.

The causes of back pain vary. In some cases, you may develop lower back pain because of an injury, such as a muscle sprain or strain. In other cases, you may have back pain because of the gradual breakdown of structures in your back over time. This often leads to herniated discs, narrowing of your spine, and other problems.

Some people are more likely to have lower back pain than others. If you have a job that requires you to bend and lift frequently, you are at a higher risk of developing back pain. Poor posture, obesity, arthritis, and emotional stress can also contribute to lower back pain.

How does South Shore Chiropractic approach the treatment of back pain?

If you come to South Shore Chiropractic with lower back pain, Dr. Campo or one of his colleagues begins by performing a thorough exam to learn more about your pain. During this process, your doctor may also recommend testing for factors that may be making your pain worse, such as herniated discs.

After your doctor understands your condition, he develops a customized treatment plan that addresses the root causes of your back pain. The goal of this treatment plan isn’t only to relieve your pain, but also to improve the strength and stability of your back so you’re less likely to have problems in the future.

What treatments are available for patients with back pain?

If you struggle with back pain, you may benefit from:

  • Massage therapy to loosen stiff muscles
  • Chiropractic adjustments to improve the health of your nerves
  • Ultrasound therapy to reduce pain and inflammation in the back
  • Traction and flexion-distraction to relieve pressure on the spine
  • Electrical muscle stimulation to improve muscle function

In most cases, the doctors at South Shore Chiropractic recommend a combination of the treatments above to give you the best results possible.

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