Superior spinal care for back pain and herniated discs in Midtown Manhattan and throughout New York City (NYC)
Back pain, back injury, and backaches are among the leading physical complaints in adults and their debilitating effects can impair work, recreation, sleep, and mood. Accurate diagnosis and the right treatment are sometimes elusive, but with proper medical support your upper back pain through lower back pain can be addressed in a successful and long-lasting way.
Manhattan Sports Therapy provides spinal treatments to correct pervasive lower back problems of the joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles to eliminate or significantly reduce pain; increase strength, mobility, and flexibility; and optimize your long-term physical health.
Chronic Back Pain and Acute Back Pain Symptoms
Sharp or shooting back pain, a lasting dull ache, tingling, numbness, and burning are all indicative of a back problem. Injury or strain may be the culprit, or there may be a less apparent cause for the pain that accompanies your reduced mobility and limited flexibility. Whether your back pain appears suddenly and acutely or has been an ongoing, chronic part of your life, most back conditions can be conservatively treated with favorable results.
Common Back Injuries and Back Problems
At Manhattan Sports Therapy, we utilize state-of-the-art techniques and treatment modalities to rehabilitate patients suffering from neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic), and low back (lumbar) issues.
Acute Low Back Pain (ALBP)
Arthritis and osteoarthritis
Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP)
Degenerative disc disease
Herniated discs and bulging discs
Lower Cross Syndrome (LCS)
Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH)
Muscle sprain or muscle strain of the back
Nerve compression or pinched nerve
Sacroiliac joint dysfunctions
What Causes Back Pain?
The spine and back are part of a complicated structure that can be disrupted by sports injury or overuse injury, bone disease, kidney infection, excess weight, and aging and bone loss. Daily routine can cause long-term wear and tear on back functioning through repetitive movements, poor posture or ergonomics, and sustained strenuous activity. Understanding your body’s kinetic chain involves an exploration of the interconnectedness of each function and how movement, force, or pain in one area affects the entire system.
In addition to herniated discs, another common cause of back pain is Lower Cross Syndrome, or Lower Crossed Syndrome. As the result of chronic poor posture, this condition is common in those who spend long periods sitting, as well as in athletes and the elderly. The resulting imbalance creates joint dysfunction and abnormalities in the length and tension of anterior and posterior muscles. Dr. Nemirovsky expertly applies stretching and strengthening techniques to restore balance to the spine and joints, correct muscle problems, and alleviate back pain.
Combining the latest in soft tissue mobilization therapy, core stabilization, and spinal manipulation, Dr. Nemirovsky’s hand-on approach treats sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured discs or slipped discs, and irritated joints that cause spine and back pain.
Active Release Technique® (ART) – application of direct tension and precise patient movement to repair soft tissue damage to fascia, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons
Graston Technique® – instrument-assisted therapy to address chronic inflammation and fibrosis and scarring of damaged soft tissue
State-of-the-Art Flexion Distraction – spinal manipulation using a patented table and expertly applied gentle pressure to treat disc issues of the back and neck
Cold-Laser Light Therapy – a super pulsed low level laser treatment to speed healing and reduce pain caused by tissue inflammation
Kinesiology Taping – application of therapeutic taping to support range of motion and extend the benefits of soft tissue manipulation for days after treatment and facilitate healing
The Better Alternative to Medication and Surgery
Research indicates improved patient outcomes, more immediate pain relief, and long-term patient satisfaction in patients who undergo physical treatment through chiropractic, sports medicine, and physical therapy.
Close to 90% of herniated disc patients reported “good” or “excellent” improvement after approximately 13 chiropractic treatments. Over a year later, 80% still reported “good” or “excellent” improvement. “A Nonsurgical Approach to the Management of Patients with Lumbar Radiculopathy Secondary to Herniated Disk: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study with Follow-up.” Aligned Methods. 2011.
82% of patients undergoing spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) for neck pain reported a 50% or greater reduction in pain; results were consistent after 12 weeks of treatment and one year later. Only 69% of patients taking muscle relaxants reported similar results. “Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise with Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain.” The Annals of Internal Medicine. January 3, 2012.
“Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians. Satisfaction scores were higher for chiropractic patients. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56% vs. 13%) reported that their low-back pain was better or much better, whereas nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse.” Nyiendo et al. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2000
Preventing Back Pain and Back Injury
Preventing Back Pain and Back Injury
Maintain a moderate weight through healthy diet and exercise
Stay active with a physician-approved exercise regimen
Use stretches and other warm-ups before physical activity of any kind
Be mindful of proper posture and workstation ergonomics
Wear supportive, comfortable, low-heeled shoes
Lift carefully – use your knees, hold the object close, avoid twisting
Minimize a curved spine during sleep by using a medium firmness mattress, replace every ten years
Avoid prolonged bed rest or periods of inactivity
Don’t smoke; smoking deprives the body of adequate blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients, particularly to spinal tissues