One of the most common health complaints among New Yorkers is back pain. Almost everyone in NYC experiences back pain at some point in their lives. Chronic back pain can be caused by a number of factors such as herniated discs, back injury, sports injuries, prolonged sitting, and more. The repercussions of back pain can be debilitating and interfere with daily life, work, and normal body functioning. Your NYC chiropractors and New Jersey chiropractors utilize advanced technology to find the source of your problem and treat it.

Dr. Anthony Walko and Richard Minuski, NYC premiere spinal specialists, have been rated in both NYC and NJ as top in their profession.

At Empire Spine and Rehab (NYC Chiropractic) and Intrinisic Wellness (NJ Chiropractic), our doctors utilize state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation protocols and technology. Conviently located in Midtown East, NYC, we are the leading back pain center for NYC. Our patients can enjoy the benefits of being treated by a NYC chiropractor and acupuncturist. We offers in-house diagnostics, including but not limited to digital xray and thermography.

NYC chiropractors, Dr. Anthony Walko and Dr. Richard Minuski utilize non-surgical therapies for long-term relief of back pain in NYC. Our focusing on repairing all affected structures – spine, soft tissue, and nerves.  Each patient receives a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan designed to restore mobility, flexibility, and function while decreasing pain and discomfort.  Because the back pain therapies are non-surgical, patients require no additional downtime for recovery and can return to their normal activities soon after beginning treatment, but we always recommend asking your doctor before returning to any strenuous activities.


Back pain can occur due to a number of factors; some of the most common include sports injuries, overuse, bone disorders, advanced age, sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, obesity, pregnancy, and more. The wear-and-tear of daily life can also negatively affect the spine and cause back pain. Even if the pain is localized in one area of the back, the entire spine is affected, and the negative effects can extend to other areas of the body if left untreated.

The spinal imbalance caused by any of the above-mentioned factors can cause dysfunction in the joints, soft tissue, and nerves all along the spine.  When this happens, there is pain and discomfort which can become severe if not addressed promptly. The longer the condition is allowed to progress, the worse the effects on the body. Serious back pain can develop into numbness, sharp pains, and inability to move the limbs.


Empire Spine and Rehab and Intrinsic Wellness utilize a unique approach that targets pain at the source and treats the cause, not just the symptoms. Once the cause of pain is addressed through a personalized treatment plan, patients experience progressive relief that is long-lasting, as well as overall better health and future injury prevention. In addition to chiropractic, specialists at his cutting edge practice offer the latest in non-surgical back pain treatment in NYC. Some of the most popular and effective therapies include chiropractic adjustments, computer-assisted spinal decompression, manual soft tissue mobilization, Cold Laser Therapy, Medical Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Kinesio Taping, Acupuncture.

Common back pain NYC conditions that we treat include:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Acute low back pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sports injuries
  • Facet syndrome
  • Lumbar disc dysfunction
  • Muscle strains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Tendon, ligament and muscle tears
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • And more


Back pain is a frequent complaint among patients in New York City who consult healthcare practitioners. Such symptoms can emerge in a variety of ways. Whether it is from an injury, repetitive motion, or the everyday wear-and-tear that the human body is subjected to, back pain can have unwanted effects on the quality of life. In some cases the chiropractor’s use of spinal manipulation and other techniques can offer a means of relief and healing from the nagging impact of back pain.

This is essentially the case with back pain that is caused by mechanical (the way the spine moves) factors. The vertebrae of the neck or a cervical portion of the spine are also vulnerable to the same type of disc herniation that occurs in patients with back pain. Strain, irritation or involvement of nerves, muscles, and vertebral discs of the cervical spine can cause pain in the neck region. However, there can be other underlying causes of back pain, such as problems with the upper arms, lower back, and shoulders.

Potential Causes of Back Pain NYC

Symptoms of back pain can also be the result of serious disease processes, trauma, and/or the aging process can all cause back pain. NYC Patients can be best served by consulting pain management specialists when the suspected cause of the problem is based on neurological (nerve-related) disturbances or other organic or inflammatory conditions that are not based solely on mechanical misalignment. Chiropractors assess multiple causes for a patient’s back pain, including stress, falls, fibromyalgia, injury resulting from whiplash, sports injuries, cervical arthritis, hairline spinal fractures due to osteoporosis and, of course, ruptured or herniated discs.

Back Pain Treatment, NYC Chiropractic Approaches

Our NYC chiropractors employ multiple techniques to help ease back pain. These chiropractic techniques include but are not limited to, spinal manipulation, spinal decompression, trigger point therapy, muscle therapy, ice, cold laser, and other physical therapy modalities. Along with chiropractic adjustments we have the teamwork on each patient, focusing on their individual needs and executing a treatment plan as if they were an athlete.

For additional information on our available non-surgical back pain NYC therapies in Midtown East, NYC or to schedule a consultation with our team of experts, please give us a call 917-677-5758.