Lower Back Pain Specialist

Few things can change an ordinary day faster than back pain. For many people, back pain is a chronic condition, one that affects their ability to enjoy their daily routines. There is no need to live with chronic back pain when chiropractic care can provide relief. If you live in the greater New York area, schedule an appointment with Elizabeth Greenberg, DC in Union Square to begin a path toward reduced pain and improved mobility.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Dr. Elizabeth Greenberg, DC

How common is back pain?

According to research compiled by the Mayo Clinic, as many as 80% of all Americans will experience lower back pain at least once. Very often, back pain causes absences from work or school and an inability to enjoy daily life.

You can suffer from back pain at any age, but researchers find that back pain is most common among adults between the ages of 35 and 55. Back pain can result from an injury or illness and can become a chronic condition that worsens over many years.

Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is critical to your overall health and wellness. Living with significant back pain can impede your ability to stay fit, which can further lead to numerous other health issues.

Many people who live with chronic back pain turn to prescription medications for pain relief. That can lead to harmful side effects, including problems with addiction. That's why so many people turn to chiropractic care in search of a natural treatment plan.

What causes back pain?

Several factors cause back pain, some that are in your control and others that are not. Here are some common causes of back pain:

Strain

The most common cause of back pain is strained muscles and ligaments. Back strain can result from improper lifting, sports injuries, auto accidents, or even abrupt movements.

Structural problems

Back pain can originate from structural issues. A ruptured or bulging disc, arthritis, sciatica, or abnormal curvature of your spine can all lead to pain and discomfort.

Less common factors

Back pain can also result from less common sources, including shingles, sleep disorders, infections of the spine, and cancer.

How can a chiropractor help with back pain?

Many types of spinal pains originate from the misalignment of your body's musculoskeletal structure. It’s necessary to restore proper alignment and mobility to relieve pain.

Your nervous system is a complex communication powerhouse that transmits sensory data between your body and brain. Misaligned vertebrae or muscle interference can interrupt those signals, a condition known as “vertebral subluxation.”

Chiropractors use spinal manipulation to correct vertebral subluxations and restore proper range of motion. This procedure is what is often referred to as "back cracking" and involves a precisely targeted application of force.

Dr. Greenberg also uses numerous other treatments to relieve back pain. These include nutritional counseling, individualized exercise programs, stretching techniques, physical therapy, and other proven approaches.

To find relief from your back pain, reach out to Dr. Greenberg and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Insurance

We accept some major insurance plans. Here are a few of the most popular plans we may accept. Please contact your insurance company to verify you have chiropractic benefits.

Aetna
Cigna
Oxford
United Healthcare
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    "My experience with Dr. Elizabeth Greenberg has been wonderful. Her technique is very gentle."

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    "I would recommend this practice to anyone with back pain who is looking for compassionate treatment from doctors who genuinely care."

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Dr. Elizabeth Greenberg, DC
89 5th Avenue , Ste. 604
Union Square

New York , NY 10003
Phone: 212-627-2660
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