Back pain refers to any discomfort along your spine, from the base of the neck to the tailbone. Your spine is a complex system of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. When any part of this system is damaged, injured, or strained, you may subsequently suffer from pain and discomfort.
Often, back injury or spinal damage causes referred pain and other symptoms to the extremities, neck, head, and buttocks. Isolating the cause and developing an effective treatment plan requires extensive knowledge and experience in orthopedic medicine.
Causes and treatments
There are many possible underlying causes back. Usually, the pain and discomfort manifest in either the lower back or the upper back. Common causes of lower back pain are muscle and ligament strain, injuries, and diseases. However, upper back pain is also a common issue that can be caused by poor posture. Similarly, overuse, strain, poor posture, and body mechanics are often the most common causes of discomfort. Surprisingly, back pain is also the leading reason that adults seek medical treatment. In addition to those symptoms, causes may include:
- Improper lifting
- Sitting for prolonged periods
- Herniated disc
- Pulled or strained muscle
- Ligament tear or injury
- Traumatic injury
The team of experts at High Line Rehab PT has over 25 years of combined experience in treating all types of muscle, joint, and bone disorders relating to back pain. Using diagnostic studies, High Line Rehab PT can isolate the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. As a result of the treatment, we will do our best in order to restore your mobility. Some of the treatment methods include:
- Manual therapy
- Myofascial release
- Craniosacral therapy
- Trigger-point release
- Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Zero-gravity postural therapy
- Therapeutic exercises and stretching
- Therapeutic massage
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
High Line Rehab PT collaborates with the Floating Lotus spa center, also in Midtown Manhattan, to provide a range of alternative treatments. These treatments include acupuncture, infrared sauna therapy, and salt cave therapy. Above all else, the practice strives to provide the most personalized plan of care that helps you find the best outcome in the shortest amount of time.
For a customized treatment plan, call or schedule an appointment online with High Line Rehab PT today.