Joseph Lezamiz, DC
Chiropractors located in Howard Beach, NY
Everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives. When it starts to interfere with day-to-day activities, professional treatment should be sought out before it gets worse. At Dr. Joseph Lezamiz’s practice in Lindenwood, Howard Beach, New York, Dr. Lezamiz and his team offer conservative and minimally invasive treatment options for patients suffering from back pain.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Back pain can come about for many different reasons. One of the most common reasons back pain flares up is due to improper body mechanics during lifting such as bending at the waist, instead of the knees. Another common reason for back pain to develop is poor posture. This can occur when you sit for long periods of time hunched over, or you slouch when standing. Work related injury can be another reason for back pain. Once the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in your back are strained or damaged, they become more likely to be damaged again later.
What are some common types of back pain?
Sometimes back pain signifies a disease or injury to the structural components of the back. It is also possible that other parts of the body may be responsible for the back pain. When this happens, it is called referred pain. Dr. Lezamiz can uncover the underlying cause of the back pain based on the anatomic component involved. Such as:
Musculoskeletal pain – this generally originates within the muscles and around the spine. Some examples of this type of pain can include sports injuries and conditions like fibromyalgia or myofascial pain.
Skeletal pain – the result of noninfectious inflammation of the spine or infections of the spine. Skeletal pain can also be the result of fractures in the spine like compression fractures or tumors of the skeletal system.
Other types of back pain include:
- Inflammation resulting from the muscles and ligaments being stretched beyond normal capacity
- Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is a painful and disabling condition
- Sciatic nerve pain, sometimes called sciatica, occurs because of the sciatic nerve being pinched by a herniated disc or osteoarthritic bone spur
- Herniated, or ruptured, discs
What is the treatment for back pain?
Dr. Lezamiz treats each patient as an individual and focuses on treating the underlying conditions as well as the symptoms. This starts with a thorough evaluation to find the most effective and comfortable treatment for back and spine wellness.
Dr. Lezamiz's practice accepts most major insurance providers, including worker's compensation and no-fault (car accidents). Please contact our office directly for additional insurance details.