Lower Back Pain Specialist

Ernest Buberman, DC

Chiropractor located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY and serving the Central Brooklyn, NY, Southwest Brookyn, NY and Flatbush, NY area.

Up to 80% of adults in the United States experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. For lower back pain and pain from car accidents and workplace injuries, see Ernest Buberman, DC, in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY and serving the Central Brooklyn, NY, Southwest Brookyn, NY and Flatbush, NY area. Dr. Buberman has more than 15 years of experience providing patient-centered chiropractic care and rehabilitation services to help you recover. Learn about treatment options by scheduling a visit today by phone or with the online booking tool.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Why does my lower back hurt?

Lower back pain can stem from any of the structures in your lower back, such as your:

  • Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral discs
  • Lumbar ligaments
  • Muscles and tendons
  • Lumbar spinal nerves
  • Sacroiliac joints

These also cause specific types of pain sensations, including sharp, dull, achy, and throbbing pain. It’s possible to experience shooting pain or numbness and tingling from your lower back into your buttocks and legs if a nerve is injured or irritated, like sciatica.

What are signs of a lower back injury?

Certain signs of a lower back injury are a signal that you need treatment and shouldn’t try to rest or wait out the pain. These signs include:

  • Pain that’s worse when coughing, sneezing, or having a bowel movement
  • Popping and clicking in your back
  • Decreased range of motion or stiffness
  • Inability to bend or twist normally
  • Feeling like your back may “go out” or spasm
  • Pain from your lower back into your legs
  • Pain that’s worse when bending forward or backward

These symptoms can signal a more complex injury, which Dr. Buberman evaluates to determine your diagnosis.

What causes lower back pain?

Most cases of lower back pain are related to muscle strains, overuse injuries, and trauma — such as a car accident or injury at work. Conditions that cause back pain include:

  • Lumbar facet syndrome
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Intervertebral joint dysfunction
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spondylolisthesis

These conditions range in severity and depending on your pain tolerance, may cause mild to severe pain and discomfort. Every person is unique as is their anatomy, so Dr. Buberman always completes thorough exams before diagnosing your condition.

How is lower back pain treated?

Treatment for lower back pain aims to eliminate your pain while resolving the underlying condition causing your discomfort. Dr. Buberman uses the following types of treatments to address lower back pain:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Rehabilitation exercises and stretches
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Ergonomic suggestions for your work station
  • Lifestyle modifications

He may also recommend things you can do at home, like applying ice, to speed up your recovery. If a workplace injury caused your lower back pain, Dr. Buberman works with you and your attorney or insurance adjuster to get your claim processed seamlessly and care underway.

To schedule a visit for lower back pain, book online or call Ernest Buberman, DC, now.