Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

NYC Locations: 80 Maiden Lane | Park Ave

Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

80 Maiden Ln, New York, NY 10038 | 212-619-2610

Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York
Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

Authorized by the New York Workers’ Compensation Board

Back Pain New York City

Woman at desk holding back in pain

An aching, throbbing, or sharp pain in your back isn’t something to ignore. While back pain is something many people suffer from, there’s never a good reason not to take action to improve it. In nearly all cases, there is something wrong structurally that is causing the pain you feel. If your pain is debilitating and you are unable to move, immediate medical care is best. And, for those struggling with an ache or constant level of pain, our back pain doctor in New York City is here to help you find a way to resolve the problem.

Why Does Your Back Hurt?

The back is a complex area of the body with multiple muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons running throughout it. Each one of them is near nerves that send a message to your brain when something is wrong. And, there’s often plenty of reason why your back may hurt. For example, you may have twisted or turned in the wrong direction, straining a muscle. In other cases, your back pain may be due to poor posture, straining to lift something, or unsupportive shoes. In still other cases, it could be due to an injury or an illness. Because back pain is complex, you shouldn’t ignore it and instead you should turn to a local NYC back pain doctor for treatment right away.

Aren’t Back Aches Just A Sign of Getting Old?

Many people do not seek out medical care for back pain because they think they can just deal with it or that it is a common problem “everyone” has. However, when there are pain signals being sent to your brain like this, there’s a cause. You don’t have to live with back pain whether it is acute and severe or mild and chronic. If you do not get medical help for your back pain, you may find yourself unable to function the way you used to and it can become much worse than it is today. Treatment options are available for many people suffering from this type of condition, though. Seek out medical care from our NYC back pain team.

Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek medical care.  At Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York, we routinely treat back pain patients who have suffered an on-the-job or accident-related injury.  We strive to reduce your pain, improve or restore your functional abilities and return you to full activity as soon as is reasonable.

Pain may fluctuate between mild, moderate, and severe.  Characteristics often include deep aches, stabbing pain, or throbbing.  Pain may affect your posture, ability to stand up from a seated position, roll over in bed, and bend forward.  Basically, pain can interrupt everyday activities, and alter your mood and ability to concentrate.

Does my back pain require immediate medical care?

When back pain develops suddenly for no apparent reason or after an accident, it is normal to feel upset or scared.  It is your health, and that makes it important!  The list below can help you determine if your back pain requires urgent care.

  • Back pain after injury: a fall, car or industrial accident
  • Persistent back pain that doesn’t stop or worsens.
  • Pain moves into your extremities: arm or leg
  • Extremity numbness, tingling sensations, weakness
  • Buttock and/or genital area numbness, tingling
  • Back pain with a fever
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction

Diagnostic examination

The purpose of a diagnostic examination is to learn about your general health, lifestyle, past medical history, and current back problem.  The information gathered by our staff during your exam is combined with imaging or other test results to confirm your diagnosis.

Questions our Doctors may ask include:

  • When did your back pain start?
  • Did a particular event precede back pain?
  • Has your pain improved or worsened?
  • Does back pain radiate into another part of your body?
  • On a scale of zero (no pain) to 10 (agony), what is your current pain level?
  • Does pain affect your ability to work or perform ordinary activities of daily life?
  • Do pain and symptoms disrupt sleep?
  • Other questions specifically related to you and your symptoms.

MRI is performed to evaluate your spine.  Sometimes a plain x-ray is ordered.  Depending on the results of your examination and MRI, our doctors may conduct electrodiagnostic studies.

Interventional treatment

Seldom does the cause of back pain require spine surgery!  At Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York, our doctors may combine non-operative interventional treatments to resolve back pain. Interventional means to ‘intervene’ to stop and manage pain while you heal.

Treatments are administered in a step-wise way.  We believe less can be more, and we apply that philosophy to our treatment approach.  For example, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and passive physical therapy may be as effective as a narcotic painkiller, but with fewer side effects.

Back pain treatments may include:

Meet our team of spine experts!

The staff at the Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York can help resolve your back pain.  They welcome the opportunity to recommend non-operative and surgical treatments to reduce lumbar pain and symptoms for you, a family member or friend.

We Understand Your Pain

  • You—your pain, expectations and treatment goals.
  • Precise diagnosis—our doctors specialize in precision diagnostics.  An accurate diagnosis is the first step to an effective and efficient treatment plan.
  • Provide patient-friendly educational materials, including illustrative videos to help you learn about spinal anatomy, conditions and treatments.
  • Interventional pain management.  Instead of masking pain, we “intervene” to stop and manage pain while you heal.
  • Functional rehabilitation.  Physical therapy helps you regain and build flexibility, strength and endurance.
  • Be available to answer all your questions and address each concern.


Meet Your Expert Pain Management Team

Jose F Colon MD

Jose Colon, MD

Pain Management

Michael Seidenstein MD

Michael Seidenstein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Allwyn J Levine MD

Allwyn Levine, MD, MPH

Pain Management

Milton Eng RPT

Milton Eng, RPT

Director of Physical Therapy

Edwin Perez MD

Edwin Perez, MD

Pain Management

Armando Villarreal MD

Armando Villarreal, MD

Pain Management

Dr. Alexios Apazidis

Dr. Alexios Apazidis, MD

Orthopedic, Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon

Why Choose NYC PAIN?

Top Medical Experts

Our expert team of board-certified surgeons, physical therapists, pain management specialists and knowledgeable staff, allows us to provide you with the highest quality care

Advanced Technology

Our facilities features advanced equipment that gives our team access to the tools they need to help ensure your success

Patient Support

We offer a full 360 degrees of support for our patients. From intake, diagnosis, therapy, surgery and aftercare. Our doctors are always here to help you with any questions or concerns you have

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Convenient Locations

Serving Greater New York City, Northern New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester. Our convenient location in lower Manhattan is close to subways, busses & the PATH train station


Lower Manhattan | NYC

80 Maiden Lane | Suite 703
New York, NY 10038



Newark | New jersey

638 Mount Prospect Ave
Newark, NJ 07104





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