Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cold laser therapy, an effective and innovative physical rehabilitation tool, is a safe and painless aid in the treatment of pain, sports injuries, automobile injuries, muscle sprains, ligament tears, nerve inflammation, and much more.  Dr. Shoshany and his staff have successfully treated a wide range of conditions in  NYC with the help of cold laser therapy, which stimulates healing and enhances results by speeding up recovery time and decreasing pain and discomfort.

Dr. Shoshany’s cold laser therapy treatments have been so successful, that he was invited by Dr.  Mehmet Oz to perform a cold laser demonstration on a patient with neck pain on his NBC program, The Dr. Oz Show in 2013.  Click here for a clip of Dr. Shoshany’s appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.

Cold laser therapy works by stimulating and improving the body’s natural cellular function.  The cold laser therapy device emits a low-level light beam that is aimed directly at the affected body area.  While the patient rests comfortably, the painless laser goes to work by traveling under the skin and into the cells’ mitochondria, where ATP production increases thanks to the laser stimulation.  Increased ATP translates into a progressive reduction in inflammation, discomfort, and pain, as well as faster healing.

The applications of cold laser therapy are numerous, and range from sports injuries such as muscle
or ligament tears, to ankle sprains, leg cramps, fractures, and even serious chronic conditions such as
arthritis, knee pain, neck pain, arm pain, back pain, and others.

There are no negative risks or side effects associated with the use of cold laser therapy, and the
treatment can be prescribed on its own or as a complement to other physical rehabilitation treatments in
order to obtain better results.

For additional information on Dr. Shoshany’s non-invasive cold laser therapy for the treatment of pain,
inflammation, and injuries, please visit where you can review the wide range of  physical rehabilitation services available to NYC patients and schedule a consultation.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Knee pain treatment NYC

Knee Pain Treatment in NYC

New Yorkers are susceptible to painful knee injuries because of the high level of activity that’s part of everyday life in NYC.  Because of New Yorkers’ active lifestyle, healthy knees are a top priority whether the patient is an athlete or average city dweller.  Dr. Steven Shoshany and his staff offer the latest in non-surgical treatments for knee pain at his state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility in downtown Manhattan.

One of the most successful and effective therapies for knee pain is cold laser therapy.  This revolutionary treatment is simple, safe, and extremely useful for reduction of pain, inflammation, discomfort, and faster healing of knee injuries.  Cold laser works by penetrating the affected soft tissue in the knee down to the cellular level, where ATP production in the mitochondria is multiplied exponentially thanks to the painless laser beam.  An increase in ATP translates into faster tissue regeneration to heal damage faster than the body would on its own.  This boost in healing time is crucial for busy New Yorkers who don’t have time for treatments that require downtime.  Cold laser therapy can be prescribed on its own or as part of a comprehensive treatment program, depending on the patient’s condition.  There are no known negative side effects and the treatment is comfortable and painless.

Physical therapy is another important treatment option for knee pain, regardless of its cause, because it enables the patient to regain strength and normal knee function through a personalized exercise plan.  Dr. Shoshany’s physical therapy team is highly trained and certified in different disciplines to offer patients the best options for their individual conditions and needs.  Some conditions that cause knee pain and can be relieved through physical therapy include runners’ knee, arthritis, sports injuries, accidents, fractures, obesity, and more.

For more information on Dr. Shoshany’s non-surgical, non-invasive treatment options for knee pain in NYC, please visit, where patients can schedule a consultation as well as review the entire range of available physical rehabilitation services.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pinched Nerve in NYC

Pinched nerves can affect New Yorkers of any age and activity level.  Pinched nerves are caused by vertebral subluxations, which take place when vertebrae become herniated and misaligned, placing excessive pressure on discs and nerves.  When nerves are under stress, the interference caused by the extreme pressure results in pain, spinal imbalances, and various ailments within the body.  Pain from a pinched nerve can be so debilitating as to cause temporary or permanent paralysis of the affected area.

Pinched nerves are caused by trauma to the body, which can come about due to poor posture, prolonged periods of inactivity in one position, excessive body weight, pregnancy, sports injuries, accidents, and more. 

A pinched nerve may not be detected until the patient feels pain, which is usually the last symptom to appear.  Regular spinal maintenance can detect and correct subluxations as well as prevent future spinal injury and pain.

Dr. Shoshany has successfully treated countless patients who suffer from painful pinched nerves in NYC with his patented non-surgical spinal decompression therapies.  Some of Dr. Shoshany’s most sought-after treatments include:

Spinal decompression – a computer-assisted patented therapy that restores spinal alignment and releases pressure from pinched nerves through a customized cycle of gentle stretching of the spine – anywhere from the neck to the lower back area.

Chiropractic adjustments – manual correction of subluxations that helps return vertebrae to their appropriate position for improved spinal health, comfort, and mobility.  Proven as one of the safest and most effective pinched nerve treatments.

Physical therapy – a customized exercise regime will help patients regain control and strength while improving range of motion and agility of the affected area as well as the entire body.

At his state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility in NYC, Dr. Shoshany and his staff correct vertebral subluxations in order to promote optimal health within the spine, which ensures patients are able to attain the best possible overall health.  For more details on Dr. Shoshany’s pinched nerve treatment in NYC, please visit or contact 212-645-8151.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pinched nerve in low back

Pinched nerve in the Low back

We have been treating low back pain and Sciatica to NYC residents for over 15 years. We use a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, Physical therapy, Non-surgical spinal decompression, Cold laser therapy, Interventional pain management.

One of the main reasons people suffer with low back pain and Sciatica is a “Pinched Nerve” in the low back. Pinched nerves are usually the result of a herniated or bulging disc in the lumbar spine at L5-S1.

When a nerve has pressure on it your body will let you know, in fact a study conducted on nerve pressure revealed that the weight of a postage stamp cut nerve signal down by 50%.

The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and allot of structures can put pressure on this sensitive nerve a partial list of things that can cause irritation to the Sciatic nerve include bulging or herniated discs,  spinal stenosis, disc degeneration and sometimes even muscles.

One common muscle that affects the Sciatic nerve is the Piriformis muscles it is a triangular shaped muscle in your buttocks region and when this muscle shortens or tightens it can produce a condition called “Piriformis syndrome” symptoms can include low back pain, numbness and or tingling down into the buttocks or legs, muscle stiffness and or spasms that get worse with time.

If you think you have a pinched nerve the most important thing is to get a proper diagnosis and start the most conservative treatment. What makes our office unique is that we have a Doctor of Osteopathy, Chiropractor, Physical therapist and a Massage therapist working together to understand what is causing your problem and coming up with a effective treatment plan to not only eliminate your symptoms but correct the cause.
Spinal decompression using the DRX 9000 has been a treatment has helped keep patients from undergoing spinal surgery and has helped countless patients. The DRX 9000 is designed to treat the nerve compression due to bulging or herniated discs.
If you are suffering give us a call we can help-

Monday, April 29, 2013

NYC's Best Treatment for Knee Pain and Arthritis of the Knee

Knee injuries are so common that some people who have some form of knee pain don't even seek out treatment and simply take some over the counter medication. Neglecting knee pain or simply covering up the symptoms with pain killers can cause an acute problem to become chronic. In most cases if knee pain is treated early, long term issues can be avoided.

Pain and discomfort can be caused by something as simple as a problem with a person's gait, or prolonged kneeling. Most people lack proper flexibility in their lower body and this can lead to mechanical compensations which result in chronic pain. The knee's are especially prone to injury because they are a sliding hinge joint. This means that the knees not only work like a door but the surfaces of the upper and lower leg bones slide across each other. In addition to the cartilage covered femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone) the patella (knee cap) can also become worn down and can require invasive surgeries.

Types of Arthritis
Arthritis itself is often used as a catchall term for all the different types of arthritis that can affect a person, and arthritis of the knees is on of the most common types. There are a few different types of arthritis of the knee:
Arthritis pain usually presents over time and starts off slowly, but sometimes pain can appear quickly and be fairly intense. For a lot of people suffering form arthritis, changes in the weather have been
reported to cause pain and discomfort. The affected knee joint can become swollen and make it hard to bend or straighten the joint, causing mobility problems. Pain can increase with rest, but it can also increase with normal every day activity such as walking. The wearing down of the joint cartilage remains consistent in each form of arthritis. This essentially means a loss of mobility and an increase in chronic pain.

Joint Fluid Therapy
Joint fluid therapy works as the synovial fluid that is produced by the body to lubricate the joints, specifically the joint surfaces that have a layer of cartilage on top to provide a surface for the contacting joints to slide across each other. Many knee problems, and the aging progress can cause a loss of the body's ability to produce much of this viscous fluid. This fluid is vital for lubrication and protection of the joint's surfaces.

A lack of lubricating fluid can make any existing  inflammation and knee pain worse. This is caused by the friction of joints surfaces that may lack a smooth surface of cartilage due to injury, or missing cartilage due to arthritis. A common and effective method for lubricating an affected knee joint is through the use of a highly purified sodium hyaluronate solution, which is delivered directly to the joint via injection. A hyaluronate solution like Supartz is typically given once a week for up to five weeks and is shown to provide great, long term pain relief from osteoarthritis. The best and most effective method of administration is what is known as a guided injection. This means that the injection is done using a digital imaging method like fluoroscopy or ultrasound to make sure that the solution is delivered exactly where it is supposed to go. Most medical insurance covers this procedure.

Supartz is administered quickly and does not require any surgical procedures. It is also delivered locally and works quickly to eliminate pain and discomfort. For more information on knee pain treatment, and osteoarthritis you can call: 212 627 6149.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Sciatica due to a herniated disc-healing your aching back

Dr. Steven Shoshany on the Today show discussing back pain treatment options

Every morning the NYC local free papers like AM and Metro run ads for all kinds of medical services.
Specifically targeted are patients that have Sciatica (a set of symptoms that cause pain to shoot down the buttocks sometimes down the leg and into the feet).

Also targeted is Neck pain, Back Pain and Knee arthritis.
Some of these ads are run by pain management doctors that offer x-ray and ultrasound guided same day non-surgical procedures to relieve pain, others are by chiropractors offering treatments like non-surgical spinal decompression.
People in NYC are busy and work non stop and don't have time for pain so sometimes they resort to the quickest way to get out of pain and move on-BUT addressing the pain is just a portion of the puzzle.
What about the persons ergonomics, their posture spinal alignment and muscle tone?

If you suffer with Sciatica you want answers and not just a temporary patch.

What has been the most successful approach is when we combine disciplines.
the Medical doctor is here alongside the Chiropractor, Physical therapist, Massage therapist and Acupuncturist.
Working together toward one common goal.

I have practicing in NYC since 1999 and my vision from the very first day was to bring the disciplines together under one roof-(basically a one stop shop).

What this approach does is allow patient to multiple treatment methods and gives them choices.

Some patients have a fear of Chiropractors, but are ok with physical therapists.
Once patients enter our office and see the team dynamic and understand that Chiropractic is not only safe but super effective they open up to Chiropractic care.
If a patient has back pain or a herniated disc or suspects that they have a herniated disc, we have On-site X-rays, ultrasound to diagnosis problems.
We have also developed a excellent relationships with local MRI facilities so if a patient needs a MRI we can usually get them in same day.
Once we understand exactly what is going on we can then put together a effective treatment protocol.
The go to treatment for herniated discs is Spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is non drug, non surgical and helps reduce nerve pressure and reduce disc herniations.
To learn more about my practice
Call (212) 645-8151 to schedule an appointment

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NYC Chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany Shares Some Pain Relieving Tips

Dr Steven Shoshany recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show to talk about Cold Laser therapy. He also filmed an online exclusive video just for the Dr. Oz website.

Check out the video:
Dr Steven Shoshany Shares some Tips

Monday, January 07, 2013

Chiropractic Care for a Wide Variety of Herniated Disc Patients in NYC

A good chiropractor will treat each patient as an individual. Usually a first chiropractic visit will include a chat about how the pain started, where its located, wher its a shooting pain, etc. There may also be an X-Ray involved to view the spine and pinpoint structural issues.  Chiropractors can usually diagnose problems fairly quickly, since a herniated disc is an injury located in the spine and chiropractors are unrivaled in their ability to treat back pain, most people are easily diagnosed and quickly treated.

However, there are some cases where a patient may not be complaining of back pain, or they may be scared, unsure, or even in too much pain to clearly explain what's happening to them. Others might be suffering from sciatica and not know that the problem is rooted in their spine. A herniated disc can interfere with nerves in the spine can cause pain to travel down an appendage or manifest away from the origin of the problem. Sciatica is simply a symptom of interference with the sciatic nerve. Severe nerve impingement can even cause major reductions in motor function of limbs. One severe symptom is known as "foot drop"; this is when the patient is unable to flex their foot up and the foot simply hangs down. This is usually accompanied with the inability to walk properly or without assistance. 

Fortunately even in their severe forms, things like "foot drop" are symptoms of an underlying issue, and will subside when the cause (usually a bulging or herniate disc) is properly treated for long term relief. 

The best chiropractors have not just treated the routine cases of back pain, but also successfully treated the severe cases, where a patient is unable to walk or even sit without excruciating pain. Fortunately there are locations in NYC where you can find a qualified, experienced chiropractor. Dr. Steven Shoshany has seen virtually every case under the sun when it comes to back pain, and pain caused by herniated discs. A top tier chiropractor also utilizes the most advanced chiropractic medicine available today to diagnose, and customize treatment to each individual case. 

Not every severe case of back pain will be treatable through non invasive, non surgical methods. In these cases your chiropractor can refer you to a good surgeon who has experience in dealing with your particular issue. Some patients might be in too much pain to undergo chiropractic treatment, in which case they can be referred to a pain management specialist. A pain management specialist can employ powerful injections that can relieve pain. Injections like those comprised of sodium hyaluronate can help relieve pain and allow the patient to undergo chiropractic care and physical therapy. Dr. Shoshany works with a pain management specialist, a physical therapist, and massage therapists, in house.  

Long term pain relief will come from long term care with a chiropractor or doctor who has your overall wellbeing in mind. An individualized approach to treating patients is where a chiropractor can be indispensable. A good chiropractor can help people who are suffering from back pain feel better. A great chiropractor can help almost anyone who is in pain, and can employ a vast variety of cutting edge treatments to find and fix the root of the problem.