Lower Back Pain Specialist

North Shore Rehabilitation Associates

Physical Rehabilitation located in Great Neck, NY

A whopping 80% of the adult population in the United States has experienced lower back pain at some point in their lives, which makes sense given the workload this part of your body encounters on a daily basis. When lower back pain strikes, it can leave you unable to perform even the simplest of tasks, which makes a visit to North Shore Rehab Associates a good idea. Under the direction of Alex Roit, DC, the team of physical medicine specialists relieves your lower back pain and gets you back to moving around freely again. If you’re in Great Neck, New York, call or request an appointment using the online scheduler.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

North Shore Rehabilitation Associates

What makes up the lower back?

At the heart of your lower back are five large vertebrae (the lumbar spine) that provide support and a fairly large range of motion for your entire upper body. Critical in this are the muscles, discs, ligaments, and nerves that keep everything functioning smoothly.

What causes lower back pain?

If you consider all that your lower back is responsible for, it’s easy to see why pain can crop up. The most common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Muscle strain or sprain
  • Herniated or ruptured disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis, both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis (a vertebra slips forward)
  • Trauma


Far and away, the most common among these causes of lower back pain are muscle strains from overuse and degenerative conditions in your musculoskeletal structure.

There are also many factors that put you more at risk of lower back pain, including:

  • Age: Lower back pain is more common as you grow older
  • Weight: Carrying extra weight can contribute to lower back pain
  • Occupational hazards
  • Low fitness level


Whatever led you to lower back pain, rest assured that Dr. Roit can help.

How is lower back pain treated?

North Shore Rehab Associates has the expertise and the facilities to treat lower back pain all under one roof. After reviewing your symptoms and ordering diagnostic imaging, Dr. Roit may recommend one, or more, of the following treatments:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Cold laser therapy to reduce inflammation
  • Hydromassage
  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapies


Often, Dr. Roit starts with chiropractic care, which is largely centered on your spine. Through spinal manipulation, flexion, traction, and the sacro occipital technique (SOT), Dr. Roit is able to properly align your spine for better function and better flow of your body’s own healing resources.

Much of Dr. Roit’s care is centered on getting you back to a pain-free, active life, which means he emphasizes physical therapy. To restore your quality of life, both quickly and safely, strengthening your back through physical therapy can go a long way.

If you’re suffering from lower back pain, call North Shore Rehab Associates for relief. Or you can request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.