Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD is the co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists and among the best spine specialists in NYC. Excelling in non-operative treatments for spine pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, and herniated discs, he uses his expertise and attentive bedside manner to provide elite orthopedic care to all of his patients. While we do have a spine surgeon on staff if surgery is warranted, we prioritize non-surgical methods and aim to exhaust all conservative treatment options before recommending surgical intervention.
Dr. Mizhiritsky is a widely respected authority on electrodiagnostic testing for musculoskeletal conditions. Often called upon to provide a trusted second opinion for elite spine doctors and the best spine surgeons in NYC, he uses groundbreaking solutions that help patients avoid spine surgery while ensuring a complete recovery. In honor of his achievements, 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 TREATSpine Pain- Lower back pain can be caused by a number of conditions, from traumatic fractures to scoliosis. Treatment largely depends on the diagnosed condition, but symptoms can generally be addressed without surgery.
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.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal as it runs through the lower back. Like other spinal conditions, it’s usually a product of wear and tear, but it can be caused by trauma or a congenital disorder.
BACK CONDITIONS & TREATMENTSFor 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.
Spine Pain - Conditions & Treatments
Herniated Discs - Symptoms & Treatment
Sciatica - Symptoms & Treatment
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis- Conditions & Treatments
Symptoms & Conditions
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
- Back Pain & Strain
- Vertebral Compression Fractures
- Lower Back Pain
- Muscle Spasm
- Numbness or Weakness