Here you will find some of the conditions that we treat regularly at our office in New York City at Midtown Manhattan. We provide comprehensive care using different specialties like Physical Medicine, Physiatry, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, and Massage.
Most people will experience an episode of low back pain. For many of them, the pain can become a growing problem that interferes with almost every aspect of their lives including work, family and leisure activities.
What causes back pain?
It can be triggered by a wide variety of causes including:
Radiculopathy or Sciatica
A pinched nerve usually from a herniated or slipped disk.
Generally an aching pain in muscles that can come from poor posture, sitting at a computer, or other job-related tasks. Sometimes myofascial pain causes soreness in different parts of the body such as the arms.
A disease affecting the joints and resulting in stiffness, inflammation and pain.
A narrowing of the nerve openings either around the spinal cord or nerve roots that can cause symptoms similar to a pinched nerve.
Tendon, Ligament and Soft Tissue Pain
Localized pain when an area is stretched or its' muscles are overused. This results in tenderness.
The NEW Treatment for Low Back Pain… Spinal Decompression
Empire Physical Medicine & Pain Management offers the latest cutting edge technology in the non-surgical treatment of serious chronic lower back pain and sciatica. Our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of the FDA cleared spinal decompression technology for the treatment of back pain due to:
- Back Pain
- Herniated and/or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- A relapse or failure following surgery
At Empire Physical Medicine & Pain Management, we are dedicated to improving the health and function of our patients. We do this by combining traditional physiatric care with state-of-the-art technology to deliver an unprecedented level of service. Our results speak for themselves...
In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems usually was given pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, and when they weren't progressing they were sent for spinal surgery. Conservative care proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases when surgery seemed to be the only other option… until now.
Today, you don't have to live with that pain anymore. Thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, Spinal Decompression was developed to effectively treat lower back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or deteriorated discs. Spinal Decompression not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.
Does the Spinal Decompression really work?
Spinal Decompression has been proven effective in relieving the pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and even relapse or failed back surgery. Since its release in, clinical studies have revealed an amazing success rate in treating lumbar disc related problems with Spinal Decompression.
How does it work?
Spinal Decompression uses state of the art technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression often associated with low back pain and sciatica.
How do I get started?
Contact our office at 212-867-1111 to schedule an initial consultation with our Doctor to determine if you are a candidate for care with Spinal Decompression. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, he will sit down and explain his recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care with the Spinal Decompression.
The rehabilitation of back pain occurs in three phases:
Phase one: During the first phase, called the acute phase, rehabilitation physicians treat pain and inflammation.
Phase two: Once your pain has been
controlled, you move into the recovery phase. Here, flexibility and
strength are developed to help get you back to your daily work, sports
and leisure activities.
Phase three: the goal of the maintenance
phase is to minimize recurrence of the problem and to prevent further
injury. Patients learn ways to avoid causing the injury again.