Back Pain Specialist

Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Upper East Side Manhattan, New York, NY

Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes, all of which require specific treatment. At Manhattan Medicine on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Drew DeMann, DC, MA, MSN, FNP-BC, RMSK, GCSRT, and the integrated group of board-certified specialists work together to find the source of your pain. They provide an accurate diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan that reduces discomfort, supports healing, and improves function without surgery. To get back to your active lifestyle, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain refers to any discomfort that affects your back. Though a common complaint, no two cases of back pain are alike. 

The type and source of the pain vary, as well as the underlying cause. These variables play a vital role in determining the type of treatment you need.

At Manhattan Medicine, Dr. DeMann and the integrated group of board-certified specialists work together to find the true cause of your back pain to help you return to your active lifestyle and avoid invasive procedures like spinal fusion surgery.

What causes back pain?

Back pain has many causes, from acute injuries to chronic conditions. Common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Joint injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis


Sciatica is a common cause of back pain. Its group of symptoms — known as sciatic pain — occur because of compression of the sciatic nerve, causing pain that radiates from the lower back into the buttocks and down the leg on one side of the body.

Even stress can cause back pain. Each of these distinct causes of back pain requires a different approach to care. 

What tests do I need to find the source of back pain?

The specialists at Manhattan Medicine use the latest techniques and a battery of testing to identify the source of your back pain. First, your provider reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam.

Then, they may request imaging studies such as X-rays or MRIs. 

Manhattan Medicine specializes in the advanced diagnosis of back pain. That’s why its specialists are successful at helping countless patients get relief from their discomfort.

What are my treatment options for back pain?

Once your provider determines the source of your back pain, they talk to you about your care options. 

They want you to understand your pain-causing condition and all of your treatment options to make the most informed decision about your care. Then, they partner with you to develop your personalized treatment plan, allowing you to stay in control of the process.

Manhattan Medicine has a unique approach to treating back pain and sciatica. The practice combines the best of orthopedics, regenerative medicine like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments or osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and nutrition to create a comprehensive approach that works to reduce pain and improve function.

One of the most effective treatments Manhattan Medicine offers for low back pain, especially for pain resulting from a disc injury, is spinal decompression therapy.

Are you ready to return to your active lifestyle? Call Manhattan Medicine or schedule your back pain consultation online today.