Hands-On Therapy, Relief for Low Back Pain

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The first step is to take a full history and do a physical exam to determine the cause of the back pain, said Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, co-founder of New York Bone and Joint Specialists, in New York City. “Is it joint-related, disc-related or arthritis? Is there anything broken?” he asked.

Depending on what is causing the pain, there are a host of treatment options, including ice or heat, physical therapy, exercise, stretching, injections and, sometimes, surgery, Mizhiritsky said. – US News & World Report 3/18/13

Read the HealthDay article in US News & World Report which features Dr. Mizhiritsky in the news talking about lower back pain.

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