Lower Back and Neck Pain in Manhattan, NY

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The spine is complex and is prone to injury and degenerative disease, resulting in many chronic neck and back pain conditions. The stress put on the spine from bending, lifting, and twisting throughout the years can result in a wide variety of conditions that impact the vast nerve network rooted in the spinal column. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer neck and back pain treatments that provide relief at our clinic in NYC.

Spinal discs, vertebrae, facet joints, nerve roots, and the surrounding muscles and soft tissues in the neck and back are susceptible to injury and disease. The spinal system can be damaged from impact, osteoarthritis, wear/tear, and disease. Diagnosing and treating neck and back pain can be difficult, due to the wide variety of possible issues that can cause similar symptoms. Our team uses advanced techniques to offer an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans for our patients suffering from neck and back pain conditions.


Most people experience the frustration of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Muscle strain can occur with overexertion, causing aching or stabbing pain in the lumbar back region. Spinal issues may also cause lower back pain that becomes chronic, affecting mobility and quality of life. If you have acute or chronic lower back pain, treatment is available at Ospina Medical. We offer cutting-edge treatment options to manage lower back pain at our clinic in NYC.


The neck, or cervical spine, is put under excessive stress. The structure is designed for optimum head movement, which can make it prone to wear, tear and injury. Tendons and muscles in the neck can be strained from repetitive use or tension, and the spinal components are susceptible to damage. If you suffer from neck pain, it can diminish your quality of life. Our medical team at Ospina Medical offers hope for those with chronic neck pain, with advanced treatments available for neck pain relief at our clinic in NYC.


The muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the back are susceptible to injury and a common cause of back pain. Ligament sprains and muscle or tendon strains can limit mobility and result in acute pain. Most people have experienced temporary back pain from overexertion or accidents. When rest and OTC medication is not effective for back sprains or strains, medical treatment may be needed for relief. Ospina Medical offers treatment for back sprains and strains at our clinic in New York City.

Back sprains involve an injury to the ligaments attached to the facet joints, commonly occurring with a sudden twisting or impact to the back. Back sprains can occur during a fall or accident, injuring the ligaments that attach two or more vertebrae. Back strains can also occur from accidents or overexertion, stretching or overstressing muscles or tendons. Both can occur at the same time, or separately, resulting in localized pain, inflammation, and mobility issues.


The spinal discs provide a cushion between vertebrae, reducing friction to protect the spine. Each disc has a tough outer layer with a soft, spongy inside to protect the spinal bones and nerves during movement. The discs are soft rings that can be injured through wear and tear or from impact. Lost moisture in the outer shell from aging can make it brittle and susceptible to changing shape. Bulging discs from damage puts pressure on the nerves, causing localized or radiating back pain. Our team at Ospina Medical offers bulging disc treatment at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.

The spinal discs in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) areas are the most prone to damage due to pressure and injury. Bulging discs protrude outside the confines of the spinal column. It is possible to have bulging discs without any symptoms or pain, as the discomfort occurs when a bulging disc irritates nearby nerve roots. There may be associated inflammation in the surrounding tissues, creating more pressure on the nerves and resulting in bulging disc pain in the neck or lower back.


The intervertebral discs are essential for providing a cushion between the vertebrae, absorbing shock and preventing damage. Each disc contains a softer interior covered with a harder outside shell. When a spinal disc is damaged from degenerative conditions or an injury and the inner portion of the disc protrudes through the outer shell, it can result in pain and loss of mobility. Herniated discs are a common cause of chronic back pain, which can be treated at Ospina Medical in Manhattan.

Herniated discs often occur due to a combination of factors. Degenerative changes in the spinal discs can leave them more vulnerable to damage. The discs lose moisture with age, resulting in a brittle outer shell that is less flexible. Wear and tear also impact the discs. When a tear or rupture occurs on the outside shell, it can cause initial pain. The tear can allow the softer material inside the disc to leak outside the shell, causing inflammation and pressure on nerves in the spinal canal. Herniated discs can be caused by an impact injury, but they also may occur due to normal wear and tear.


Lower back pain can be caused by many different issues. Misdiagnosis is common due to the various spine conditions that result in pain in the same area. Degenerative disc disease, lumbar radiculopathy, osteoarthritis/spondylosis and compression fractures are all possible spinal issues that can cause lower back pain. Soft tissue injuries may also be responsible for pain in the lumbar region. An accurate diagnosis of the source of pain is necessary to find a treatment plan that can offer long-term lower back relief.

Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical will create a treatment plan to address the source of lower back pain. We are focused on providing individualized patient care, creating a treatment plan based on the specific needs of each patient. Our physicians offer effective treatments that can manage lower back pain with opioid-sparing options. We offer injection and interventional orthopedics therapies that improve spine and musculoskeletal health while reducing pain and increasing function.

Lower back pain treatment can help you restore mobility and improve your quality of life. If you are frustrated with pain in your lower back and want to explore advanced treatment options, contact our medical team at Ospina Medical. We offer personalized pain management options to give our patients relief from lower back discomfort.


Strain on the neck from injuries or repetitive movements can result in damage to tendons, spinal discs or facet joints. Degenerative disease and arthritis can impact the health of the cervical spine and result in inflammation. With inflammation and spinal changes, nerve root pressure can occur, resulting in localized neck pain and radiating pain from pinched nerves. Causes of neck pain can include:

  • Bulging or herniated spinal discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal osteoarthritis, or spondylosis
  • Cervical radiculopathy, or pinched nerves
  • Tendon or muscle strain
  • Whiplash Syndrome


Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical can diagnose the source of neck pain and design a treatment plan to offer relief. There are several minimally or non-invasive treatments that can be used for neck pain relief. Steroid injections can reduce inflammation to relieve compression on nerve roots. Interventional orthopedic therapy can induce healing and repair of the spinal components to slow degenerative disease. We utilize the most advanced medical treatments and personalized care to give our patients the pain relief they deserve.


If you are living with acute or chronic neck pain from an injury or degenerative disease, there may be minimally-invasive treatments available for neck pain relief. Ospina Medical offers effective treatments for neck pain at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan. Contact us today to schedule your pain consultation.


When back sprains and strains cause ongoing pain, treatment and therapy may be required to relieve back pain and improve mobility. Treating back muscle, tendon and ligament injuries can include physical therapy to strengthen the back and prevent further injury. Steroid or trigger point injections may be used to relieve pain, reducing knotted muscles or inflammation. Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical can create a personalized treatment plan to address back sprains and strains to relieve pain and improve mobility.

If you are experiencing severe back pain from a workplace, auto accident or sports injury, come visit our clinic in Manhattan. We utilize advanced treatments for back pain management to give our patients relief from back sprains and strains. Contact our clinic to schedule an exam and consultation to discuss treatment options for your back pain.

How do we use PRP therapy for lower back and neck pain?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help patients who experience neck or back pain. This all-natural solution uses nutrient-rich plasma from your blood and injects it into the treatment area. If you suffer from lower back pain or neck pain, you may benefit from this treatment. We start by withdrawing about a teaspoon of blood from your arm and placing it in a centrifuge, which spins at astounding speeds and separates your plasma from the red blood cells. In your plasma, you have nourishing components, including growth factors, that help heal and reduce chronic or acute pain. Once ready, we administer your plasma into the treatment area to help you live a better quality of life.


Bulging disc treatment can include conservative options including rest and the use of NSAIDs to help inflammation. When these are not effective in relieving neck or lower back pain, there are other options for minimizing inflammation and healing the damaged discs. Our specialists at Ospina Medical can create a personalized treatment plan that may include steroid injections for relieving inflammation or interventional medicine injection therapy to repair bulging discs. We utilize the most advanced interventional medicine options to improve function and comfort for our patients.

If you have been diagnosed with bulging disc pain or suffer from undiagnosed lower back or neck pain, come see us at Ospina Medical. We can provide a customized treatment plan to address your symptoms and improve your health. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment at our clinic in NYC.


Most herniated discs occur in the thoracic or lumbar spine. The spinal discs in the back are under more pressure than those in the neck or cervical spine, but the injury can cause a cervical herniated disc. Symptoms of herniated discs include localized pain in the back or neck where the damaged disc is located. The pain is usually worse with movement, lessening when at rest. Radiating pain is common with numbness or shooting pain into the buttocks and legs from a lumbar herniated disc or into the arm from a cervical disc can occur.

Treatment may include reducing inflammation surrounding the disc with epidural injections. Nerve blocks or other types of injection therapy could be used. We offer spinal cord stimulation and other innovative treatment options to manage pain and improve mobility for our patients with herniated disc pain.

If you are living with chronic pain from a herniated disc, come see us at Ospina Medical in New York City. We offer interventional and functional medicine options with personalized patient care to relieve chronic pain.

Additional Neck & Back Conditions Treated:

Spinal conditions can result in localized neck and back pain as well as radiating nerve pain and limited mobility. Our medical treatment options address pain management and interventional medicine options to improve spinal health. Some of the spinal conditions we treat at our clinic include:

  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – FBSS
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy/Sciatica (Pinched Nerve)
  • Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Mid Back Pain/Thoracic Back Pain
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis (cervical or lumbar)
  • Thoracic Radiculopathy
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Whiplash Syndrome

You do not need to live with chronic pain and limited mobility due to a spinal condition. Come see us at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan for neck and back pain treatment that can improve your quality of life. We offer advanced options in pain management, interventional and functional medicine with a focus on excellent patient care. Contact us today to schedule your pain consultation.

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