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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

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

Sciatica NYC- Stop Your Pain Today

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Leg Pain, Sciatica and Lumbar Discs: Their Relationship and Treatment in NYC

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and consequently, irritation or compression of this nerve can lead to severe pain. This is what is typically referred to as sciatica, and it encompasses a wide range of symptoms. Perhaps the most common indicator is leg pain that travels down the leg. Many describe the pain as a burning sensation. Pain in the lower back and buttocks tend to accompany the leg pain, and it’s not unusual to have sensations of tingling, weakness or even experience numbness. We regularly treat patients who are suffering with sciatica at Living Well Medical in NYC, combining a number of cutting-edge, non-surgical treatments to stop pain.

As to the cause of sciatica, there are a number of different physical reasons for it, but pressure applied to the lumbar nerve roots of the sciatic nerve is the direct cause. Nerve pressure is often related to conditions like a herniated or bulging disc(s), degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, and facet syndrome. In the case of discs, these cushions between the lumbar vertebrae that have herniated, bulged or otherwise malfunctioned compress the sciatic nerve (often referred to as a pinched nerve). The result is pain and frustration. No matter what the mechanism for sciatica, the pain is extreme and can even become disabling. Many sufferers can’t seem to find relief from any treatment, even going so far as spinal injections. It feels like nothing will help, but no one wants to get back surgery. There must be an alternative, right?

Thankfully, there is an effective alternative to back surgery that has given patients hope for an end to the pain of sciatica. It’s called non-surgical spinal decompression, and at our office in NYC, we use the DRX 9000 spinal decompression system to help patients. This technology has only been around for about 10 years, but in that short time it has resonated with patients searching for a second opinion.

In many cases, treatment with the DRX 9000 is able to help repair the lumbar discs that are causing sciatic pain.

Through a series of gentle stretches applied precisely to the discs, herniated fluid can return to its proper position, carrying nutrients with it which the disc can use to naturally encourage healing. Over time and throughout the course of a normal spinal decompression regimen, herniation of the lumbar disc can be reversed, leading to reduction or outright elimination of your pain. All that being said, non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX 9000 is not the end of the road for those suffering from sciatica and low back pain. Exercise therapy and changes in lifestyle might be necessary for continued wellness after treatment. But it does offer patients who are at the end of their rope an effective second option that doesn’t mean a scalpel. For more information on comprehensive treatment for sciatica and leg pain in NYC, check out the website for Living Well Medical in Downtown Manhattan.