4 Causes of Lower Back Problems

A vast number of people experience lower back pain every single day, or have excruciating lower back problems at some point in their life. Fortunately, many lower back problems treat themselves. For those that don’t, Dr. Barry Goldstein specializes in NYC chiropractic adjustment to treat any kind of musculoskeletal pain. Here, we share the most common causes of lower back problems that can be fixed with NYC chiropractic treatments.

Sprains and Strains – These musculoskeletal back injuries can happen from everyday activities such as picking up something heavy from the floor, or working out improperly at the gym. Minor sprains can fix themselves in just a few days, while more serious ones can take weeks or months to heal.

Degenerative or Herniated Discs – Because spinal bones are separated by discs, the discs act as a cushion to the vertebrae. If the outer ring of a disc is damaged, the insides can slip out and put pressure on nerves as they exit the spine. Aging and smoking are two causes of disc injury.

Poor Posture – When you sit for extended periods of time, especially with a poor posture like a hunched head and shoulders rolled forward, your hip muscles can become tight. This pain can worsen if the muscles that surround your spine are weak.

Obesity – If you are overweight, your risk for back pain is much greater than if you maintain your body’s leaner composition.

Dr. Barry Goldstein, an NYC chiropractic, healing, and nutritional specialist is here to help you. If you have lower back problems, contact Dr. Barry Goldstein today.