Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Herniated disc diagnosis- Now what?

If you have been suffering with back pain or nerve related arm or leg pain chances are that you have been told by your doctor to get a MRI of your Lumbar or Cervical spine. Why was the MRI ordered and what will the MRI tell you about your condition.
 The MRI is short for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging- It is the gold standard for documenting soft tissue injuries. Most of the time the source is from nerve irritation due to a Bulging or Herniated disc.
 Most of the time just because you have been diagnosed with a Herniated or Bulging disc doesn't mean you need a surgery,so relax there are effective non-surgical treatment.

If you have a MRI report or an disc and you are interested in understanding the best non-surgical treatment options call us (212) 645-8151 to learn more about our NYC back pain and herniated disc treatment center.
 Most of the time when you go to a orthopedist or spine surgeon with a herniated or bulging disc the treatment involves 6 weeks of physical therapy and after that usually a epidural or or recommendations for a surgical consult.
We have found that a combined approach using non-surgical spinal decompression, gentle Chiropractic adjustments and core-strengthing Physical therapy not only alleviate symptoms but succesfully decrease the degree of the actual disc herniation and post MRI clearly demonstrate reduced or even complete reduction in nerve pressure.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Read this if you have a Herniated or Bulging disc and Sciatica in NYC

Free Consultation and MRI review for those with Herniated disc

If you have  Herniated or bulging discs, Sciatica or spinal stenosis for the month of November
We are offering a complimentary consult and MRI review for our non-surgical, non-drug patented procedure.

We have been helping those who suffer in NYC with herniated disc and Sciatica utilizing non-surgical spinal decompression.

Our patented methods helped hundreds avoid unnecessary surgery and avoid potentially dangerous invasive procedures like spinal epidurals.
Our office is conveniently located @ 632 Broadway off Houston street in NYC

Close to the B,D,F,M trains at Broadway Lafayette station and the 6 train at Bleecker street
and the N and R at prince street.
We are open Monday-Saturday

Dr. Steven Shoshany has been helping those that suffer with bulging and herniated discs, Sciatica and spinal stenosis without surgery or invasive potentially dangerous spine injections.

Spinal decompression is a safe and effective procedure that helps reduce intra-discal pressure and reduces pressure on pinched nerves that cause pain like SCIATICA.

If you or a loved one has pain we are offering a no-charge consult and MRI review to determine if you are a candidate for our procedure.

Call (212) 645-8151 or visit my website to learn more.
We will sit down with you and discuss your options and review your MRI findings
Spinal decompression when used in conjunction with Physical therapy can provide a permanent solution for for Back pain and Herniated disc problems.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to Reduce Back Pain and Increase Comfort at Work

For patients who suffer from occasional back pain or discomfort, as well as those undergoing treatment for chronic back pain, there is a simple and effective solution to ensure comfort and stability while sitting for long periods.  Prolonged sitting can cause pain and further damage for patients experiencing subluxations, low back pain, and tailbone bruises or fractures.  One of the best tools available at our NYC physical rehabilitation and chiropractic facility is the Relaxo Bak™ cushion, also known as a “tush-cush”, which is a specially designed seat cushion that relieves pressure and provides comfort.

The tush-cush works by removing pressure from the tailbone (the end point of the spine), which is placed under extreme tension by the force created by continuous sitting, causing discomfort and pain that can extend to the rest of the spine.  The tush-cush’s design also creates a comfortable angle that allows for proper blood circulation and nerve signal transmission to the legs, reducing the incidence of cramps, numbness in the buttocks, legs, and feet, as well as pain in the lower back and hips.

In the case of bruising or a fracture to the tailbone, the tush-cush is a more effective healing aid that the traditional “doughnut” cushion because it provides support to the entire spine while keeping the tailbone off the chair.  Because of its light weight and built-in carrying strap, it is easy to take anywhere you might be sitting for extended periods of time, such as the office, concerts, sports games, airplanes, etc.

Relaxo Bak™ cushions also feature a removable case for easy cleaning and maintenance and are safe for use by patients of any age.  To order a tush-cush and learn about the services and products for back pain offered at our state-of-the-art NYC physical therapy and rehabilitation and chiropractic facility, please visit www.drshoshany.com

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Leg pain or Sciatica-What is it and how to stop it.

Sciatica is a symptom of a problem-usually the result of a nerve being compressed.

Patients usually describe the pain as a Sharp, shooting leg pain, tingling or weakness that can travel all the way down either the front or the back of the leg.

Most of the time the cause is a disc in the lower lumbar spine  compressing a nerve-or a entrapment in the piriformis muscle

In our NYC  Sciatica practice we see patients that suffer with Chronic Sciatica or Acute Sciatica symptoms.

The first group of Chronic Sciatica patients have had medications, physical therapy and some have have had multiple spine injections. If they have not had any Chiropractic adjustments that is one the first things we want to start with, we usually want to start with gentle and effective Cox flexion distraction methods.

Understanding the source of the problem is paramount so if a patient does not already have a recent MRI we refer out to a local MRI facility. If it turns out the disc is herniated and placing pressure on the spinal cord and or nerve roots we would consider the patient for Spinal decompresion.
Spinal decompression is a highly effective treatment for patients that have herniated discs that are causing Sciatica symptoms.

Our practice was one of the first in NYC to offer Spinal decompression and we continue to provide Back pain and Sciatica patients with the most comprehensive non-surgical treatments available.

The Acute patient is a patient that has leg pain or buttocks pain and the pain is the only thing on the patients mind, it can brought on by a sudden movement and the symptoms will prevent the patient from doing simple things like putting on socks or brushing teeth.

When someone has Leg pain that is interfering with the way they walk it can be scary.
If you have had any previous experience with this symptom, you would know going to a New York City hospital would eat up 5-6 hours of your day and you would be lucky to walk out with a expensive aspirin.
We offer a Non-surgical, Non-invasive solution to those suffering with Sciatica and Chronic back pain.
to learn more about our NYC office visit www.drshoshany.com

Sciatica can be painful and difficult to treat-
We offer patients a permanent non surgical solution-
Treatments include Active Release technique, Spinal decompression, Cox flexion distraction
To make an appointment call (212) 645-8151
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