Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD is NYC’s top orthopedic specialist in back pain and the co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. He has extensive experience in non-operative treatments for lower back pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, and herniated discs, and uses his expertise to offer elite orthopedic care to all of his patients.
Dr. Mizhiritsky is a widely respected authority on electrodiagnostic testing for musculoskeletal conditions. A trusted second opinion for orthopedic surgeons in the Tri-State Area, he’s been New York Bone & Joint’s resident expert on physical therapy since its founding. He’s been recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and been consistently featured as a Top Physician by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
Each of the New York Bone & Joint centers bring together expert specialists across multiple fields of orthopedic surgery, all of whom display the same level of dedication to the wellbeing of their patients. The ultimate goal of New York Bone & Joint Specialists is to provide impeccable care and peace of mind to every single patient we treat.
Why Choose NY Bone & Joint Back Specialists?
- Access to world-class joint specialists
- Compassionate and comprehensive care for a range of conditions, from diagnosis to recovery
- Conservative treatment coupled with expert surgical interventions ensure a complete recovery for every patient
What We Treat
Lower Back Pain - Lower back pain can be caused by a number of things, from traumatic fractures to scoliosis. Treatment largely depends on the specific condition responsible for the pain, but it can generally be addressed without surgery.
Back Sprains & Strains - A sprain affects the ligaments that connect bones, while a strain affects the tendons that connect muscle to bone. Both generally respond well to conservative treatments, including rest, icing, compression, and physical therapy.
Herniated Discs - A herniated disc is the product of a tear in the outer ring of an intervertebral disc, which is a cartilaginous structure that connects the spinal vertebrae. When a disc is herniated, its exposed center begins to protrude through the outer ring, placing pressure on surrounding nerves.
Sciatica - Sciatica is a pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Though not a medical condition in and of itself, it’s a common symptom of other orthopedic disorders.
Back Conditions & Treatments
For more information on your specific injury, consult the pages below. You will find comprehensive information on common symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed, our recommended course of treatment, and expected recovery timelines for each condition.
Degenerative Disc Disease - Symptoms, Conditions, & Treatment
Lower Back Pain - Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
Herniated Discs - Symptoms & Treatment
Sciatica - Symptoms & Treatment
EMG & Nerve Conduction Studies - Procedures & Results
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