NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - According to a recent article from The Chicago Tribune, low back pain is a common problem among Americans -- so common that "about 80 percent of people have back pain at some point in their lives that's strong enough to make them seek medical care." In addition, back pain is one of the most common reasons people to go to a hospital emergency room. While the pain may be severe, the article notes it is often preventable depending on the underlying cause. Dr. Marv Scott, founder of Performance Health in New York City, discusses some potential options for those that encounter back pain.
The article explains the many factors that may cause lower back pain among patients: daily posture, weight gain, spinal injury or other internal affliction may be the reason for the discomfort. Although many sufferers are able to get rid of pain through simple rest, exercise and heat or ice application, some may find that the discomfort does not subside for weeks. In these cases, the article suggests that it is best to seek out professional care from an experienced clinician in spinal care.
In very few cases -- as determined by MRI, X-Ray or spinal injection diagnosis -- patients require surgery to correct the issue. For those that have a less severe case of back pain, Dr. Marv Scott explains other alternatives for restoring comfort to one's body. Dr. Marv Scott notes, "We treat a majority of patients who come into our Performance Health offices with back pain. As a non-operative specialist, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to treating back pain. The combination of our massage therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic care -- if needed -- really has been quite the remedy for most back pain. We also offer anti-inflammatory injections to patients that are in severe pain, which really help decrease the pain and allow them to get back to their day to day lives as quickly as possible."
As a sports medicine professional, Dr. Marv Scott also notes that many back pain problems can be prevented through proper exercise. He notes that if one learns how to stretch properly, listen to muscle pain and discomfort, and maintains a healthy weight, they will most likely have less incidents involving lower back pain.
Dr. Marv Scott is the creator of the Performance Health Program. Through his work, Dr. Marv Scott offers concierge, sports, and performance medicine. The care plans that Dr. Marv Scott creates are personalized to the needs of each patient and call upon a variety of medical fields, including massage and chiropractic. Due to his well-rounded skill set and ability to customize his approach to each individual patient, Dr. Marv Scott is able to help his patients overcome the challenges that injuries and chronic medical conditions can create.
To learn more about Dr. Marv Scott, including how he utilizes massage therapy and chiropractic care to enhance treatment plans, visit www.performancehealthnyc.com.