Because of the frankly odd way that human beings are built, they tend to be subject to lower back pain. Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints in the United States,with well over 50 percent of all adults having had it at some point in their life. Billions of dollars are spent on alleviating back pain every year. An orthopedist is usually the medical specialist who deals with back pain.
Sometimes back pain is caused by problems with the discs. They can bulge or herniate from their place between the vertebrae, or rupture. Orthopedist are kept busy practicing bulging disc therapy in New York City, bulging disc treatment in Manhattan, bulging discs treatment in NYC, herniated disc therapy, herniated disc treatment and herniated discs treatment. Bulging discs are easy to diagnose, for they can be easily picked up on X-rays or CT scans. There are many ways to treat them, including bed rest, traction and heat compresses. They also respond well to the patient losing weight. Surgery is a treatment of last resort. Orthopedists also practice neck pain therapy in NYC along with neck pain treatment. Neck pain is another common complaint and might be eased by teaching the patient something as simple as getting up and moving around instead of sitting for hours at a desk, or improving their posture.
Low back pain therapy can be practiced by a physiotherapist, who may be recommended by the orthopedist. As part of low back pain treatment, lower back pain therapy and lower back pain treatment, the physiotherapist might recommend certain stretching exercises for the patient to ease their pain.
Sometimes a herniated disc can press on a nerve in the spinal canal. When the sciatic nerve is irritated, it sends shooting pains down one leg to the foot. This pain and accompanying numbness is also known as piriformis syndrome. An orthopedist in Manhattan might also need to practice sciatica therapy and sciatica treatment to ease this condition. They are also adept at piriformis syndrome therapy and piriformis syndrome treatment in New York City. Usually NSAIDS like ibuprofen can provide relief, as can massage or even Botox injections.