Back Pain

Jonathan A. Herbst, MD

Internal Medicine located in Port Chester, NY

Jonathan A. Herbst, MD provides pain management for back pain in Port Chester, New York and the surrounding areas. Back pain can keep you bedridden or prevent you from doing necessary activities. However, Dr. Herbst is an expert at helping men and women of all ages relieve pain and inflammation with medication so they can enjoy pain-free movement again.

Back Pain Q & A

What are the most common causes of back pain?

Your back is involved in just about every activity you do, including sitting at your desk, walking around, or standing. Because the back is involved in most activities, back pain is incredibly common among adult patients. It can be caused by:

  • Overuse
  • Repetitive use
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis that comes from age
  • Herniated discs
  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Accident or injury
  • Poor posture
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods

Injuries are the most common root of back pain as activities like yard work, moving something heavy, trying a new exercise, or a car crash can leave you in pain. Dr. Herbst will discover the underlying cause of back pain to make sure you get the best treatment and appropriate care.

Which treatments are available for back pain?

Dr. Herbst treats back pain conservatively, without surgery and with medication. His treatment modalities include:

  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Fitness and exercise counseling
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medication to reduce pain and inflammation

When back pain occurs, the best thing you can do is keep moving and continue doing normal activities at your own pace.

How can I prevent and alleviate back pain?

Dr. Herbst can help you create a treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your back pain and provide relief to get you back to your normal life. He can also offer lifestyle advice to help you reach optimal health.

Similar to cardiovascular issues, excess weight or a sedentary, inactive lifestyle cause several types of back pain. Subsequently, you can reduce back pain by making healthy lifestyle changes that include diet and exercise. Supportive shoes can also reduce joint pain as can good posture.

If you’re suffering from a recent injury or have long-term back pain, Dr. Herbst can help you regain your freedom and live a pain-free life. Call his office or request an appointment with Dr. Herbst online to alleviate your symptoms of back pain today.