Dr. Hoffman is an expertly trained chiropractor serving Rego Park/ Forest Hills/ Elmhurst and surrounding Queens Neighborhoods since 2002. This has allowed Dr. Hoffman to gain a wealth of experience treating acute and chronic lower back conditions with incredible results. Regardless of the cause of your lower back pain you’re in good hands with Dr. Hoffman.

About Back Pain
Back pain is the most common complaint seen in my office. Approximately 85% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for not going to work second only to the common cold and makes up the majority of work related injuries. Back pain can have many causes and should always be evaluated by a chiropractor as soon as possible.

Common causes of back pain include:

  • repetitive motions typically cause sprain and strain injuries
  • Work Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Sports Injuries
  • Poor Posture
  • Poor Ergonomics in the Workplace
  • Poor Lifting Techniques

Typically back pain develops over time due to imbalances and dysfunction of the lower back. Your lower back is made up of spinal joints, discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments and sets of nerves. All of these structures are meant to fit and move together. When this harmony is disrupted pain will develop.

Does chiropractic help?
Absolutely. A chiropractor is a specialist when it comes to the spine. The same way you would go see a dentist for a tooth problem; you should see a chiropractor for a back problem. Some people go on Google to diagnose themselves; this definitely is not the way to go. A chiropractor is a specialist when it comes to the lower back and is trained to correctly locate the cause of your back pain. My goal with all of my patients is to locate the source of the problem, correct the problem, and educate my patients to the cause of their particular problem which leads to long term back pain relief.

What can I do to avoid getting back pain?
There are many things you can do. Stretching helps a lot with keeping your muscles and spine flexible. Practicing good posture and proper ergonomics at home and in the workplace is also extremely important. Changing positions throughout the day helps as well. For example sitting at your desk for 8 hours straight is not a good idea. Try drinking more water this will force you to go to the bathroom and force you to get up more often. Try doing some basic stretches in the morning (5 minutes is all it takes). Try to avoid carrying anything heavy. Wearing good supportive shoes helps and invest in a good mattress. And most importantly get your back checked by a chiropractor. You can avoid alot of common problems and keep small problems from becoming big ones. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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