At Chiropractor Back Care of NYC, Dr. Andrew Black, a licensed doctor of chiropractic, adjusts spines and manipulates soft tissue to ease pain, stiffness, and other sources of discomfort. He funnels more than 20 years of chiropractic experience into each appointment as he educates patients about posture, body motion, and ergonomics—the same characteristics that earned him appearances as an expert on Fox 5 News. In addition to aligning spines with traditional chiropractic methods and massaging sore backs using myofascial-release techniques, Dr. Black performs laser therapy using state-of-the-art LCT1000 technology, spinal-decompression treatments, and manipulation under anesthesia—MUA—to address the chronic pain that stems from conditions such as sciatica, fibromyalgia, and herniated discs. During MUA, an anesthesiologist administers a gentle sedation before Dr. Black works to break up scar tissue and fibrous adhesions with postural maneuvers, passive stretches, and by asking nicely.
As a graduate of NYU and a native New Yorker, Doctor of Chiropractic Louis Peterson has plied his chiropractic craft in Manhattan for more than eight years. In addition to issues relating to the back and neck, Dr. Peterson’s practice offers aid for pain in areas such as the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and head. Therapy sessions can include techniques such as massage, spinal adjustments, holistic therapies, and having reformed bullies hold patients upside down by their ankles.
Bright-pink walls surround Vicky Beauty Spa’s patrons during their pampering services, which include bodywork, facials, and waxing. Cozy treatments beds—cordoned off with shiny purple curtains—help guests relax as massage therapists knead their knotted muscles. In treatment rooms, aestheticians exfoliate, cleanse, and extract dirt from pores during acne, back, and deep-cleansing facials. They also remove unwanted fuzz with body-waxing services.
Doctor of Chiropractic Lila Wolfe, who counts professional athletes and Broadway stars among her clients, tends to spinal maladies within her airy, sunlit office. With a variety of adjustment techniques at her fingertips, she tailors sessions to the needs of individuals, whether they are recovering from sports injuries or prepping for Twister-sponsored presidential debates. A degree in nutrition imbues her care with an integrative approach as she addresses a host of symptoms. When not seeing patients, Dr. Wolfe is lecturing or leading weekly symposiums on wellness and chiropractic care.
The Wellness Lounge is staffed with holistic healers and powerful fingers firmly committed to helping stiff backs and battered energies achieve their full potential. The chiropractic session uses adjustments to unlock the spine and release the natural healing powers of the nervous system. Upon examination, the fancy fingers of the Wellness Lounge’s licensed chiropractors will release coiled tension along the length of unfurled spines, re-sorting disorganized columns and relieving postural imbalances and joint pain. A 30-mintue deep-tissue massage abets the healing properties of the treatment, which has been known to ease emotional stress and carpal-tunnel syndrome and bolster healthy pregnancies. During an initial acupuncture session, board-certified master acupuncturist Natasha Kubis uses traditional Japanese and Chinese methods to release imbalanced flows of energy. Following a 30-minute massage, newly freed energy tumbles unencumbered along the body’s internal pathways, increasing circulation and assuaging the discomfort from spastic muscles and their socially inappropriate reactions at funerals.
When Manhattan Wellness Group Director Rashad Trabulsi says “we got your back,” he means it literally. At his establishment’s three locations, Dr. Trabulsi and his staff address a variety of pain issues that often occur in the back, such as muscle aches, pinched nerves, and sports injuries from painstakingly slow chess matches. By combining such techniques as integrative medicine, chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and Chinese herbal remedies, specialists at Manhattan Wellness Center create tailored treatments for their patients. They also use a variety of modalities to zero in on conditions to alleviate pain and restore health.
Doctor of Chiropractic Taras John Odulak has been adjusting spines in his native East Village for more than two decades. To date, he and his staff at East Village Chiropractic have completed more than 100,000 adjustments. When you repeat something that many times, you're bound to develop a specialty, and East Village's specialties include gentle techniques such as trigger-point therapy, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling.