Friday, September 26, 2008

Spinal decompression NYC, Herniated disc specialist

Dr. Steven Shoshany- Spinal Decompression Specialist
When someone has a MRI that confirms the presence of multiple disc herniations, What are their options?
I am a big advocate of avoiding surgery unless it absolutely necessary.There is a time and place for back surgery but If you have a contained disc herniations (this means it is not extruded) Spinal decompression therapy is a fanastic treatment option.
Recent studies are listed below.
The first study, is an IRB-approved, prospective multi-center phase II, non-randomized pilot study authored by Dr. John Leslie of the Mayo Clinic and others. This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DRX9000 in treating chronic LBP [lower back pain]. A greater than 50% reduction in pain score was observed after two weeks of treatment and upon completion of the entire six week protocol an amazing success rate of 88.9% was documented. Improvement of Oswestry scores and a decreased consumption of adjunctive pain medication was also noted. The second study, is retrospective data which included lumbar spine CT scans before and after patients were treated on the DRX9000 that demonstrates possible morphological changes associated with treatment. The authors conclude, “A significant reduction in chronic LBP after non-invasive spinal decompression correlated with an increase in disc height.”
Dr. Steven Shoshany

Saturday, September 20, 2008


This is a recent candid shot of NYC Chiropractor reviewing charts.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Kinesio taping for herniated discs

This past weekend I completed Kinesio taping levels 1 and 2 seminars.
I have been using Kinesio tape in my Manhattan practice for 5 years on everything from ankle sprain/strains to knee pain. I learned about a new taping for herniated discs that I am going to to apply to my herniated disc protocol.
As part of the spinal decompression protocol patients are wearing a supportive brace for 3 hours after their visits to limit forward bending keep the abdomen close to the spine.
The Kinesio tape can be worn under the brace, and muscles like quadratas lumborum and the sacrospinalis or the (sacral Multifidi) that are facilitated can be taped.
The purpose of the taping is to:
Assist in education of weakened muscles, helps reduce muscle fatigue, reduces cramping,reduces pain inflammation and edema.
The four major functions and effects of Kinesio taping are to
Normalize muscle function
Improve lymphatic and blood flow
Reduce pain
Correct joint malalignment and improve propioception

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Living Well Medical- A full service spinal decompression clinic

Chronic back pain, Sciaitica, Herniated and bulging discs all respond well to spinal decompression treatment. I posted this recent video to highlight my new office in Manhattan NYC.