Back Pain

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Back pain is common, affecting 80% of people at least once during their lifetime. Dr. Jack Schtierman, Dr. Gregg Pressman, and the team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC on Broadway and 39th in Midtown Manhattan offer advanced spinal correction to treat back pain. The state-of-the-art practice uses innovative therapies and tools to help you get long-term relief from your acute or chronic back pain. Call the office in New York City or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about your back pain treatment options.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain includes any discomfort you feel in your back. The pain may range from a mild, dull ache to severe pain that affects mobility.


For most people, back pain is acute, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. However, some people develop chronic back pain, which is pain that lasts three or more months.


Whether your pain is acute or chronic, the team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC can provide the care you need. 

What causes back pain?

Back pain most often develops from a mechanical problem involving the structure of your back. This includes your spinal bones, intervertebral discs, muscles, ligaments, joints, and nerves. These structural problems affect the function of your back, resulting in pain.


The doctors at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC will locate the spinal misalignment that is contributing to your low back pain of back pain. Misalignments may occur from an injury or general wear-and-tear. When your spine isn’t in alignment, it may compress or irritate a spinal nerve or your spinal cord, causing a pinched nerve resulting in sciatica or other types of radiating pain.

What happens during an evaluation for back pain?

The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC takes a patient-centered approach to care and conducts a thorough evaluation when you come in with concerns about back pain. They listen intently to your story and concerns and review your symptoms.


Your chiropractor then asks about your typical day and how your back pain interferes with your routine. They review your medical history and perform a physical exam. Dr. Schtierman and Dr. Pressman will also do an ergonomic workstation assessment to ensure your posture at your workstation is optimal.


Poor posture is a common cause of back pain and one you can easily correct by improving the ergonomics of your work environment.

What treatments can help my back pain?

The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC customizes your back pain treatment plan based on the cause of your symptoms. They specialize in advanced spinal correction and use many tools to help you get relief from your pain.


Back pain treatments at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC include:


  • Spinal adjustments and manipulation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical stimulation therapies
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Cryotherapy


The team collaborates with you when developing your plan, explaining each treatment and how it can help your back pain.


To get relief from your back pain, call 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC or schedule an appointment online today.