Lower Back Pain Specialist

Craig S. Rubenstein, DC, DACBN, CCN

Chiropractor located in Long Island, Medford, NY & Midtown, New York City, NY

Your lower back has two essential jobs: It supports the entire weight of your upper torso, and it governs how you move your legs. If you’re experiencing acute or chronic pain in your lower back, chiropractic care can help. Craig S. Rubenstein DC, DACBN, CCN helps patients in New York City and Medford, Long Island relieve lower back pain with specific, often gentle adjustments and other natural solutions. To get started with a personalized consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Back pain is a common complaint among adults, and it can develop for numerous reasons, including:

  • Injury: from repetitive stress, overuse, sports, a car accident, or a fall
  • Disc deterioration: including degenerative disc disease or herniated discs in the lumbar spine
  • Scoliosis: a condition that causes the spine to curve
  • Spinal stenosis: narrowing of the space around your spinal nerves from your spinal  cord


Other causes of lower back pain include arthritis and fibromyalgia. A sedentary lifestyle or carrying too much extra weight can also cause back pain.

What are the symptoms of lower back pain?

Lower back pain can produce numerous symptoms, depending on the cause of the pain and which nerves, spinal discs, or muscles are affected. Some common ways that lower back pain manifests are:

  • A dull aching that radiates into your hips
  • Sciatica, or pain that travels from your lower back down your leg
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tightness or inability to move your lower back
  • Pain that gets worse after long periods of inactivity, especially sitting


Lower back pain can also make it difficult to stand for long periods, walk upright, or transition between sitting and standing.

How is lower back pain treated?

Through the use of applied kinesiology and functional neurology, Dr. Rubenstein identifies the root cause of your back pain. From there, he develops a treatment plan to focus on your specific area of back pain and heal the underlying cause.

Treatment often includes spinal adjustments and gentle forms of traction or decompression which restore motion to the spine and take pressure off the joints, nerves, and discs.

Along with adjustments, Dr. Rubenstein may incorporate other treatments, like balancing acupuncture circuits, lifestyle and exercise changes, and nutritional support. With proper nutrition, your body can achieve faster, more efficient healing for long-lasting wellness.

With a well-rounded treatment plan, your body can combat inflammation, reduce pain and muscle spasms, achieve muscle rehabilitation and strength, and improve joint and cartilage function with collagen production.

To begin treatment for lower back pain today, call the office or schedule a personalized consultation using the one-click booking system.