Lower Back Pain Specialist

Megan Hondru, DC -  - Chiropractor

Brooklyn Chiropractic Studio

Megan Hondru, DC

Chiropractor located in Brooklyn, NY

About 80% of individuals experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Whether you have a limited range of motion, achy muscles, or a long-standing injury, Dr. Megan Hondru at Brooklyn Chiropractic Studio can help. As an experienced chiropractor with a focus on holistic treatment methods, Dr. Megan serves children, teen, and adult patients in Brooklyn, New York who are needing relief from lower back pain without drugs or surgery.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Several possible conditions can cause lower back pain, but most of them have to do with natural degeneration of the spinal discs. The pressure your back withstands on a day-to-day basis can compromise the integrity of your bones and joints.

In addition to natural wear and tear, a few common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Injury
    • When an accident occurs from sports, a fall, a sprain, or some other type of trauma, the spine can become compressed, or muscles and ligaments can tear.
  • Disc problems
    • Herniated, ruptured, or “slipped” discs can happen easily and cause lower back pain. Intervertebral disc degeneration can also occur, which is when the spine loses “cushion” as discs deteriorate. When discs wear down or rupture, they can causes pain to radiate from your back down to your leg.
  • Skeletal abnormalities
    • Conditions like scoliosis or lordosis can cause changes in the curvature of the spine that leads to pain.
  • Underlying conditions
    • Sometimes, an underlying condition like osteoporosis or arthritis can cause inflammation in the joints and surrounding tissue, causing lower back or hip pain.
  • Sciatica
    • Pressure on the sciatic nerve can cause pain to radiate down one or both legs from the low back.

Lower back pain is more likely to develop as you age, and you’re also more at risk if you are not physically fit.

How does chiropractic care treat back pain?

Your first visit with Dr. Megan will involve a thorough health history examination and a patient-specific assessment of your physical and emotional state. She may recommend X-Rays to determine if you have an underlying injury or disc problem that’s impacting your spine.

With chiropractic care, your treatment plan is customized to include adjustments that will help relieve pain, improve mobility, strengthen the muscles and tissues of the back, and restore the function of your natural movements. Part of the goal is also to prevent further injury as you age.

Dr. Megan approaches patient care from a holistic perspective, so she may also recommend diet and lifestyle strategies to help speed up your healing.

What are the long-term results?

The spine is your body’s “superhighway,” and its health is paramount to your entire well-being. Therefore, addressing problems in the lower back can help support the entire spinal pathway and improve mobility and strength in the rest of your body.

Chiropractic is a gentle and effective option, even for people who haven’t had success with other methods. It can address both acute and chronic pain, and it complements other modalities you may be using.

Relieve your back pain: Contact Dr. Megan with the easy online scheduler or call the office to schedule a consultation.

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