Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy


Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is extremely common. 80% of people report experiencing low back pain at some point in their lives. The good news is chiropractic care can relieve your low back pain. At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, we offer back pain treatment for West Islip and Smithtown, NY, residents.

Causes of Low Back Pain

Low back pain can have a variety of causes. Your back consists of muscles, joints, ligaments, discs, and bones. Just like a machine, the more parts your body has, the more chances something can go wrong.

Acute Back Pain

Strains and sprains are the most common cause of acute, or short-term, back pain.

Degenerative Conditions

Degenerative conditions like arthritis or degenerative disc disease can cause chronic back pain. Herniated or bulging discs are another common cause of back pain.


Sciatica is caused by an issue with the sciatic nerve. This nerve begins in the lower back. It travels down the buttocks and hips, and into the legs. When the sciatic nerve becomes irritated, it can cause pain in your lower back. It can also lead to hip pain.

There is one key difference between chiropractic treatment sessions and massage treatment sessions. Massage therapy generally focuses on the soft tissues, like the muscles and tendons. Chiropractic care primarily focuses on the alignment of the spine. Our chiropractor may perform a spinal adjustment before your massage therapy session.

Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain

The treatment that is needed will depend on the cause of your pain. Various treatments may be provided to correct any underlying issues and provide pain relief.

Spinal Alignment

Spinal alignment is usually the frontline treatment for low back pain. Misalignment can cause many issues that lead to low back pain. When the spine is properly aligned, your pain will be reduced or eliminated. Spinal alignment can help with nearly any low back condition, including arthritis, muscle strains, and sciatica.


Exercise is often part of a chiropractic treatment plan. This may include exercises you perform with your chiropractor, and exercises you do at home. Exercise can help strengthen weak muscles, and correct poor posture, which can lead to low back pain.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy, also known as therapeutic massage, can be a beneficial treatment for low back pain. It relieves muscle tension, which can also relieve pain.

Massage therapy is about so much more than relieving pain. Many people receive therapy so that they can improve their flexibility or restore their range of motion after they have been injured or sedentary for a long time. Massage therapy helps restore the body to prevent injuries from occurring in the future.

Low Back Pain Relief with Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC

You don’t have to suffer from low back pain. At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, we have safe and effective back pain treatments that can help you feel better. If you are in West Islip or Smithtown, NY, contact us today for an appointment.

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