Back Pain Specialist

Night & Day Medical

Family Medicine Practice located in Midtown East & Washington Heights, New York, NY

Although chronic back pain is often associated with age-related problems like degeneration, ongoing back pain is the most common cause of disability in people under the age of 45. Dr. Cluny Lefevre, Dr. Joseph Ahram, and the team at Night and Day Medical offer medical and chiropractic treatments that help relieve back pain and improve your ability to stay active. If you have questions about back pain or would like to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the offices in the Midtown East and Washington Heights neighborhoods in New York City.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Your lower back is especially susceptible to injury and degenerative disease because it supports the weight and movement of your upper body. The risk of developing lower back pain increases when you engage in activities that increase pressure on your lower back, like sitting for long periods of time or doing a lot of bending and lifting.

Some of the most common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprain and strain injuries
  • Compression fractures
  • Disc degeneration
  • Slipped disc

What causes upper back pain?

The vertebrae in your upper back are attached to your ribs, which means the upper spine is more stable than your lower back. A variety of problems can still cause upper back pain, however, including:

  • Poor posture
  • Muscle tension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Facet joint degeneration
  • Hunchback (kyphosis)

How is back pain treated?

Pain in any part of your back can range from mild to debilitating. In many cases, back pain is temporary, going away within 12 weeks with proper care. In other patients, back pain becomes a chronic problem that requires ongoing management by the team at Night and Day Medical.

Medications can reduce inflammation and swelling and provide temporary pain relief, but they’re not very effective for long-term relief of chronic back pain.

At Night and Day Medical, you can receive nondrug therapies proven to effectively relieve back pain such as heat, stress reduction, weight loss support, and chiropractic care.

What chiropractic treatments relieve back pain?

Many treatments relieve pain, strengthen your back, and improve your ability to move and stay active. Chiropractic therapies may also slow down degenerative changes caused by arthritis.

After a comprehensive exam and imaging tests, if needed, your provider at Night and Day Medical develops a treatment plan customized to relieve your back pain.

A few examples of chiropractic treatments that effectively relieve back pain include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Spinal mobilization
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Structured exercise plan
  • Posture and ergonomic training

Your provider at Night and Day Medical provides holistic care that addresses all the underlying causes of your back pain. After evaluating your home and work environment, the doctor may recommend changes to reduce stress on your back.

When your back pain is severe or doesn’t go away in a few days, call Night and Day Medical or book an appointment online.