Back Pain Specialist

As a top-ranked chiropractor serving patients in Midtown East and Downtown Manhattan in New York City, Dr. Peterson has extensive experience in treating chronic back pain, reducing painful symptoms for improved quality of life in addition to greater flexibility and range of motion.

Back Pain Q & A

What are the main causes of back pain?

Back pain is a very common complaint and one of the most common causes of work absences worldwide. There are plenty of factors that can cause back pain, including repetitive motions, standing and sitting for long periods of time, car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, sports injuries, sleeping on a too-soft or too-hard mattress, bad posture, and poor ergonomics at work or school. Poor lifting technique and carrying heavy bags can also shift your spine out of alignment, resulting in impingements on nerves as well as soft tissue inflammation. Having an evaluation is the best way to determine the underlying cause of your pain.

How can a chiropractor help me find relief from acute or ongoing back pain?

Many cases of back pain develop when the spine is out of alignment, resulting in painful impingements on nerves. Chiropractors are skilled in safe, effective techniques aimed at realigning the spine to relieve impingements and improve both circulation and neural signaling to help relieve both pain and inflammation. Massage therapy can be used in conjunction with alignment for even more improvement.

Is there anything I can do to prevent back pain?

Yes, there are several steps you can take to avoid or reduce the stresses and strains that can result in chronic back pain. Practicing good posture is critical, especially when sitting or standing for long periods of time. Ask your chiropractor about using a supportive device if your job requires lots of repetitive bending, lifting or twisting. Wear good, supportive footwear, and avoid carrying uneven loads like heavy messenger bags that can cause the spine to move out of alignment. Get plenty of exercise, invest in a supportive mattress, and maintain a healthy weight. And of course, see the chiropractor regularly for evaluations and adjustments before a minor issue becomes a major problem.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Here is a list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
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Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Peterson has been extremely helpful in ridding me of terrible headaches. The professionalism and knowledge of his craft are second to none."

    John W.
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    "Dr. Peterson has the BEST bedside manners of any doctor I have ever met. He is the text-book definition of a kind, caring and compassionate doctor."

    Sammi M.
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    "Dr. Peterson's congenial personality is icing on the cake. I walk feeling better, in every sense of the word. I recommend him without reservation."

    John N.
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    "Dr. Peterson was incredibly personable, knowledgable, and took the time to figure out what my issues were. I felt listened to, cared for, and incredibly relaxed."

    Jade B.
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    "Peterson Chiropractor had excellent reviews, accepted my health insurance provider, was conveniently a couple of blocks from my work and had flexible appointment times."

    Verified Patient
  • City Search

    "Dr. Peterson is amazing! He explained to me what I had done and how he would go about correcting the injury. He is by far the best chiropractor I have ever seen!"

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  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has been extremely helpful in ridding me of terrible headaches. The professionalism and knowledge of his craft are second to none."

    John W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has the BEST bedside manners of any doctor I have ever met. He is the text-book definition of a kind, caring and compassionate doctor."

    Sammi M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson's congenial personality is icing on the cake. I walk feeling better, in every sense of the word. I recommend him without reservation."

    John N.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson was incredibly personable, knowledgable, and took the time to figure out what my issues were. I felt listened to, cared for, and incredibly relaxed."

    Jade B.
  • City Search

    "Peterson Chiropractor had excellent reviews, accepted my health insurance provider, was conveniently a couple of blocks from my work and had flexible appointment times."

    Verified Patient
  • City Search

    "Dr. Peterson is amazing! He explained to me what I had done and how he would go about correcting the injury. He is by far the best chiropractor I have ever seen!"

    Lance
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