Back pain is a big problem, because we use our backs for almost everything we do, whether we’re sitting, or standing, or even laying down – your back is being used.

And back problems occur if you have to pick something up, if you have to do some work around the house, or if it’s the work that you do at work – you can strain your back, or you can actually injure your back.

And the way that our back is designed, because we stand on two feet, it makes it easy for us to injure our back, unfortunately.

The frustrating part about back pain is that there are so many different parts of your back that are involved with creating pain in that area. You can injure the muscles by straining them, you can injure the joints by moving them too far so they move out of place, you can pinch a nerve – which is, by far, the worst.

And often times, it’s a combination of those factors, which leads to a condition which perpetuates itself. You’ve injured a muscle which causes the joints not to work properly, they irritate the nerve, which then causes the muscles to tighten up. And it just keeps going around in a cycle of pain until you do something to break that cycle, and allow your body to heal.

The longer you’ve had a problem, the longer it can take for you to get better. It doesn’t mean it’s going to take an extremely long time, but typically, it’s going to take you longer.

Part of what we have to do is undoing all the accommodations you’ve made – that funny way you walk, the way that you struggle to get out of a chair, the way that you have to take your time getting out of bed, all of those things that your body has learned to do to accommodate the injury that you have, we have to undo. And then, we have to work on correcting your problem. And then, strengthening your body so that the problem doesn’t reoccur.

To get help with your lower back pain, get in touch with Dr. Gilbert.
He can help you manage your pain and help you get to the root of the problem.
To setup an appointment please call 917-693-7178