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Back Pain Specialist

Rhino Chiropractic & Holistic Wellness Center

John Gehnrich, DC

Chiropractor located in Nassau County, Rockville Centre, NY

Back pain keeps millions of Americans from enjoying their lives and living them fully. Dr. John Gehnrich provides effective chiropractic care and holistic wellness treatments to provide pain relief and unlock the body’s innate ability for healing. His practice, Rhino Chiropractic & Wellness, conveniently located in Rockville Center, Nassau County, New York, provides comprehensive care for people living on Long Island.

Back Pain Q & A

What Causes Back Pain?

Millions of Americans suffer from acute or chronic back pain. It is one of the biggest causes of disability and pain medication prescriptions in the country. Common causes of back pain include:

  • Accidents
  • Sports-related injury
  • Improper lifting
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Slipped or herniated discs
  • Subluxations

Dr. Gehnrich helps bring relief from your pain while providing a comprehensive and holistic care approach to help your body to heal any underlying conditions and release subluxations.

How is Back Pain Diagnosed?

Dr. Gehnrich performs a thorough exam for each of his patients and has questions about your pain, such as:

  1. How long have you been in pain?
  2. Is pain constant or intermittent and what are the triggers?
  3. Is the pain sharp, stabbing, burning, or more of a dull ache?
  4. Is the pain causing mobility issues or preventing you from any normal activities?

Dr. Gehnrich also tests your mobility and feel your spine and surrounding muscles to check for any swelling, misalignment or abnormality that could help to indicate the root cause of your back pain. He guides you through a variety of gentle movements to pinpoint specific areas of pain or restricted mobility.

He may order diagnostic imaging tests like x-rays or MRIs to get a clear look at your spine.

How is Back Pain Treated?

Dr. Gehnrich takes a holistic approach to providing care for his patients, which begins with getting to the true underlying cause of your back pain. A top-to-bottom examination is essential because the structure of your feet and legs affect the alignment of your hips and spine.  

Once he understands the issue or condition responsible for your pain, he creates a treatment plan that is customized to meet your specific needs, provide pain relief, stimulate your body’s innate self-healing ability, and restore your optimal health and wellbeing.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage treatments
  • Physiotherapy
  • Guided exercises and stretches

He may also prescribe “homework” to relax and strengthen your muscles to support the healing process.

Dr. Gehnrich strongly believes in strengthening every facet of your physical, emotional, and mental health. As he provides chiropractic care to improve your physical health, he explores how other facets of your life – diet, exercise, posture, weight, levels of mental stress, and your attitude toward life – may influence your back pain.

He works together with you, making suggestions on lifestyle changes you could make to relieve your pain, help your body heal, and prevent back pain.