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Back Pain from a Herniated Disc or Sciatica in NYC: Say Goodbye

April 28, 2010 1 comment
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Living Well Medical in NYC effectively treats back pain from sciatica or a herniated disc.

Anyone who has ever suffered a serious back injury knows about the frustration, the debilitating pain, and the complete, grinding halt it can put to your life. Of course, interventional medicine prescribes tons of medications and/or surgery – some people just don’t want that, and who can blame them? Who wants to have such a vital structure as the spine get cut up if they don’t have to?

At my office, Living Well Medical, we sometimes find that sciatica or a herniated disc is the cause of the back problem, so we put the best non-surgical treatments that use the most current technology behind any treatment plan. Sciatica treatment in NYC will often involve elements of physical therapy (to strengthen muscles that sometimes do not adequately support bones) and a treatment to lengthen the spine and increase disc space like spinal decompression using the DRX9000.

The DRX9000 has been a potent treatment for a herniated disc in NYC for years, and we use it to reduce the load of the spine and help important, healing nutrients and fluid get to a disc that is causing pain. Often in a few weeks of specialized nyc back pain treatment with non-surgical spinal decompression, patients find some relief and improved function and range of motion. Of course, for patients with a history of chronic back injuries, physical therapy and therapeutic exercise have been shown to help prevent re-injury by strengthening surrounding tissue that supports the spine.

If your back has been bothering you non-stop, back pain treatment with non-surgical spinal decompression and all the other services we make available could be an alternative to surgery. Give my office a call at 212-645-8151 and get help for your back pain.

– Dr. Shoshany, NYC Chiropractor

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Aging and the Emergence of Back Pain

When we think of back pain, many of us think of an elderly person hunched over a cane while loudly proclaiming, “Oh, my aching back!” While back pain is not exclusive to older people, there are reasons we typically associate back pain with aging. Like many other structures of the body, the spine degenerates as we age. The intervertebral discs of the spine act as ‘shock absorbers’ and are mostly made of water. This water content is what provides a healthy disc with its amazing strength and pliability. In fact, a well-hydrated disc is even stronger than the bony vertebrae it cushions. These discs are especially vulnerable to breakdown since they begin to lose much of their water content as the years go by. When a disc dries out, it begins to lose its ability to adequately support the rest of the body, causing a ‘weight bearing shift’ toward the more vulnerable bones, nerves, and facet joints of the spine. Often this is just one of many factors that contribute to the onset of back pain conditions like herniated discs, bulging discs, and spinal stenosis.

The forces of gravity and disc dehydration often work in tandem, increasing the internal pressure of the disc. This pressure blocks the natural flow of nourishing blood and nutrients, preventing the disc from repairing itself. Spinal decompression can treat damage done to disc structures by gradually releasing this constant internal pressure. This action stimulates the natural flow of nutrients back into the disc material, both strengthening it and taking pressure off of other spinal structures. The end result is pain relief and a return to a normal, functional lifestyle

At Living Well Medical in NYC, we utilize spinal decompression as part of a comprehensive protocol to treat a wide range of spinal conditions. Our practice treats conditions like herniated discs, bulging discs, slipped discs, and spinal stenosis by addressing the symptoms, correcting the root causes, and preventing any recurrence of injury. If lower back pain is affecting your quality of life, Living Well Medical in NYC can provide relief. Call us and schedule your appointment today.

Sciatica Treatment in New York City

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Sciatica treatment in New York City (NYC)
The Sciatic Nerve

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is the sensation of pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttocks and/or legs produced by an irritation of the sciatic nerve, which branches as it descends into the buttocks and down each leg to the ankles and feet. The primary cause of sciatica are herniated, bulging, or degenerated discs,which induce pressure on the spinal nerve roots.  Other causes include small, bony growths on the spine (bone spurs) or compression of the nerves through injury. In rare cases, the sciatic nerve may be irritated by conditions such as tumors, pregnancy, or piriformis syndrome.

In our NYC practice we specialize in treating sciatica and bulging and herniated disc. Visit us online if you live or work in New York City and need treatment for sciatic pain.  We utilize an integrated approach to eliminate not only the pain, but the cause of the problem with treatments like non-surgical spinal decompression using the DRX 9000, Cold laser therapy, Cox flexion distraction, Kinesiology tape, Pain Management.

Dr. Steven Shoshany

Herniated Disc NYC – Stop Suffering Today

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Herniated Disc NYC

When you have back pain or leg pain from a herniated disc, it can take over your life in no time. Sometimes the pain can prevent you from performing even the simplest of tasks. Your back aches when you sit, when you stand, maybe even when you lie down to sleep. It robs you of rest and removes your peace of mind. You want to find the right treatment in NYC, but the idea of back and spine surgery makes you worry, and painkillers can seem just as bad.A herniated disc is a serious problem that requires the right doctor and the right treatment philosophy. Herniated disc is often associated with symptoms like a strong burning or stabbing pain, numbness (or pins & needles), tingling, and muscle weakness. If you are suffering from back pain and are struggling to cope with the pain of a herniated disc, there is hope for relief without the need for a surgeon. Adopting a comprehensive approach to treating all types of pain, our practice in Downtown NYC wants to help you take control of your life again. Using therapies like non-surgical spinal decompression, physical rehabilitation therapy, gentle chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, and traditional pain management, we give patients access to the highest standard in care.

If you are suffering from herniated disc or another back condition, contact our office in NYC today and schedule an appointment to receive relief from the pain and treatment for the underlying cause of the condition!