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Back Pain

Back Pain

At CitiMedNY in New York, our injury doctors recognize the prevalence of back pain resulting from work injuries, personal injuries resulting from a car accident, or slip and fall.

We understand that this issue affects a significant portion of New Yorkers, with up to 80% experiencing it at some point in their lives. This discomfort can substantially hinder your ability to move, sleep, and carry out your daily routines.

Back pain can vary in severity, ranging from mild discomfort to intense sensations such as shooting pain or stabbing. Fortunately, many cases can find relief through rest, pain medication, and our specialized physical therapy services.

If your back pain persists for more than two weeks, radiates down your legs, or leads to numbness or tingling, it is advisable to seek consultation with one of our doctors for personalized care and effective treatment.

Common Causes of Back Pain

If you’re dealing with back pain, you’re not alone. It can be caused by various injuries and conditions, and some factors may increase your risk.

These factors include age, a sedentary lifestyle, excess weight, smoking, and certain medical conditions like arthritis, cancer, and osteoporosis.

Common causes of back pain include:

Back Strains
Overexertion or sudden movements can strain your back muscles and cause pain.

Spine Fractures
Injuries or trauma can lead to fractures in the bones of your spine, resulting in pain.

Spine Arthritis
Arthritis can affect the joints in your spine and cause discomfort.

Herniated Disc or Other Disk Issues
Problems with the discs between your vertebrae can lead to pain, especially if they press on nerves.

Structural Problems of the Spine
Issues with the alignment or structure of your spine may contribute to pain.

Heavy Lifting, Especially with Improper Posture
Lifting heavy objects incorrectly can strain your back and lead to pain.

Remember, it’s essential to seek immediate medical attention if you’re experiencing persistent back pain to receive appropriate care and relief.