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*.
As a comprehensive spinal specialist, Dr. Nemirovsky will address your back problems with the combined expertise of a chiropractor, physical therapist, and sports medicine specialist in one. His hands-on approach to rehabilitation gets patients back in the game, back at their desks, and back to enjoying life faster and more effectively*.
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*.
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 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 treated with favorable results using non-invasive, rehabilitative means.
At Manhattan Sports Therapy, our Manhattan sports medicine specialist utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and treatment modalities to rehabilitate patients suffering from neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic), and low back (lumbar) issues.
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 function through repetitive movements, poor posture or ergonomics, and sustained strenuous activity.
One 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 your back and torso muscles. Dr. Nemirovsky expertly applies stretching and strengthening techniques to restore balance to the spine and joints, correct muscle problems, and alleviate back pain.*
Dr. Rolland Nemirovsky is a sports-centric practitioner who specializes in addressing disc herniations and other back and spine issues through sound, conservative chiropractic care, physical therapy treatments, and nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Our office has helped everyone from high-performing athletes, celebrities, to everyday workers achieve a mobile, active, and pain-free lifestyle.
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. The end result is full, comfortable, and agile mobility in the spine and back muscles.
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.