Low Back Pain Specialist

VF Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist located in Staten Island, NY

Low back pain is a cause of misery and often despair for millions of people, affecting their ability to work and reducing their enjoyment of life. Vladimir Fedosseev, DPT, is an experienced physical therapist who excels in reducing pain and restoring function to patients in the Staten Island area of New York who have low back pain. To schedule a one-to-one consultation and take advantage of the most effective therapies for your low back pain, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today or book an appointment online.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What causes low back pain?

One of the most common causes of low back pain is muscle strains and other forms of soft tissue damage. Pulling or straining a muscle or damaging a spinal disc can cause instant low back pain. This typically arises because of:

  • Exceeding your fitness levels
  • Falls or injuries
  • Poor posture
  • Making repetitive movements
  • Sudden or awkward movements
  • Using unsafe lifting techniques

Chronic low back pain can develop if you don’t receive prompt, effective treatment after sustaining an acute injury, or because of degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. Chronic low back pain is one of the leading causes of lost workdays and disability in the United States, and it can persist for years in many cases.

What can I do to prevent low back pain?

The best way to avoid low back pain is to be physically active. Perform regular exercise to strengthen your back muscles and build up your core strength so you don’t put too much strain on your back, and keep your back supple with yoga or stretching exercises.

Poor posture is a common cause of low back pain, so avoid slouching and slumping, and try not to stay in one position for too long. If you’re carrying a few extra pounds, try to lose them by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet and exercising, and of course, avoid lifting or twisting awkwardly.

What treatments are available for low back pain?

If you have mild low back pain, you should:

  • Avoid whatever caused the injury
  • Try some gentle stretches
  • Exercise sensibly
  • Apply moderate heat to your back

Being immobile is more likely to make your back worse than to help it heal, so don’t stop moving and avoid lying down all day. Unless your back pain is so minor it disappears within a day or two, it’s best to find out what the cause is by visiting Dr. Fedosseev and getting an accurate diagnosis. He provides a range of effective treatments, including:

  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cold and heat treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

Dr. Fedosseev creates a tailored treatment plan to relieve low back pain, and he has considerable success using manual therapy in combination with state-of-the-art laser therapy. For a one-to-one consultation, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today, or book an appointment online.