Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Many Americans, approximately 31 million according to the American Chiropractic Association, are currently suffering from some form of back pain. As common as this condition is, it can become a serious problem if left untreated, despite the fact that most cases of back pain are treatable. Especially in cities with busy lifestyles such as NYC, back pain sufferers may turn to quick fixes such as over-the-counter or prescription medication to keep their back pain under control. While medication is able to alleviate the sensation of pain, this is a temporary solution that does not correct the root cause of pain and should not be used as a long-term treatment due to its serious possible side effects, which include severe health complications and even death.
Patients suffering from any degree of back pain in NYC should consider chiropractic adjustments as the best treatment option to find and correct any imbalances in the spine that may be disrupting proper disc, nerve, and tissue function and therefore causing pain. As a practicing chiropractor in NYC for over 15 years, I have specialized in non-surgical back pain relief and have successfully treated patients with varying degrees of back pain, including thoracic pain, cervical pain, lumbar pain, and sacral pain. In many instances, patients with the most severe symptoms had allowed minor aches to progress for too long (often under the numbing effects of medication), thinking the problem would improve on its own.
Chiropractic is recommended as a safe and effective treatment for back pain, providing long-term relief without side-effects or downtime. In recent months, it has been reported that some insurance companies are requesting that patients consult with a chiropractor before considering surgical treatments for back pain, as chiropractic adjustments are safer and cost-effective, require minimal post-treatment maintenance, and do not disrupt the patient’s normal activities or lifestyle. Chiropractic is safe for patients of all ages – whether infants, adults, or elderly – and will successfully eliminate back pain in the vast majority of cases without the need for drugs or surgical procedures.
In addition to traditional chiropractic adjustments, the team of doctors in our NYC physical rehabilitation center offers the latest in non-surgical spinal decompression (with the DRX 9000 device), Active Release Techniques® (ART), The Pettibon System®, Chiropractic Biophysics®, and more.
Patients in the NYC area looking to obtain long-term back pain relief should visit us to learn about our non-surgical treatment protocols as well as complementary physical therapy, massage therapy, pain management, and acupuncture therapies available. You can reach out and get more help and information via www.drshoshany.com or by calling: 212-645-8151.
Posted by Dr. Steve Shoshany at 12:47 PM