Chiropractor in New York, New York (NY)

Andrew Black DC

Chiropractor

Location

  • Chiropractor Back Care of NYC
    64 Fulton Street, 303
    New York, New York, 10038 - United States
    Phone: (212) 791-5900

About Our Practice

Many painful conditions are caused by a misalignment of the musculo-skeletal system, especially of the spine and joints throughout the body. This can have effects on your general health, including the nervous system. The best chiropractic care is focused on alleviating many types of pain through gentle manipulation of the spine, joints and muscles. Dr. Black, knows that a healthy body is achieved through a healthy spine, nervous system, muscles and joints.

Dr. Black utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques, that he has learned during his 21 years of treating patients. He also offers massage therapy, Myofascial release, trigger point therapy, physiotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise. He also utilizes Spinal Decompression and Manipulation Under Anesthesia for some of his cases.

Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is a non-invasive procedure increasingly offered for acute and chronic conditions, including neck pain, back pain, joint pain, muscle spasm, shortened muscles, fibrous adhesions, and long term pain syndromes. It is generally considered safe and is utilized to treat pain arising from the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as the sacroiliac and pelvic regions. Manipulation under anesthesia uses a combination of specific short lever manipulations, passive stretches and specific articular and postural kinesthetic maneuvers in order to break up fibrous adhesions and scar tissue around the spine and surrounding tissue. These particular adhesions tend to lock the spine in a state of fixation, preventing normal movement and causing pain. The paraspinal muscles cause a splinting or guarding at the adhesion site, which makes traditional manipulation less effective. By administering anesthesia, complete relaxation is achieved, allowing the provider to directly influence particular adhesions by diminishing the postural musculature.
The team includes the anesthesiologist, the primary surgeon/chiropractor who performs the manipulations, and a co-surgeon/chiropractor, also certified in manipulation under anesthesia. This combination of manipulation and anesthesia is not new, as this treatment has been part of the manual medical arena for more than 70 years.
Indications include:
Neck, mid back and low back pain
Chronic muscle pain and inflammation
Acute and chronic muscle spasm
Chronic fibrositis
Pseudo-sciatica
Sciatica where disc bulges/herniations are contained less than 8mm
Failed back surgery
Chronic occipital or tension headaches
Conditions where narcotic pain relievers are of little benefit
Traumatic torticullis
RSD

Specialties
  • General Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Orthopedics
Certifications
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • State Board of Chiropractic
Languages spoken at this practice
  • English
 
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