Our Top Back Doctors:
Our team of experienced back specialists is led by Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. Dr. Mizhiritsky has extensive experience in treating lower back pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, and herniated discs, and is a widely respected authority on electrodiagnostic testing for musculoskeletal conditions. Among his many honors, he has been featured as a Top Physician by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
Dr. Mizhiritsky works alongside orthopedic experts Nickhil Gupta, DO, Christopher Martin, MD, CAQSM, and John Munyak, MD, to offer elite care to all patients. Our specialists compassionately guide patients through treatment for acute and chronic back pain, with a focus on non-surgical options like physical therapy.
Each member of our care team — including our physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, and support staff — displays 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 person we treat, and to ensure that he or she enjoys an active, fulfilling lifestyle.
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
Back Conditions We Specialize InHerniated 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.
EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) - Electromyography, or EMG, is a technique used to detect nerve abnormalities. This test records electrical activity in the skeletal muscles to diagnose nerve injuries and determine an appropriate course of treatment.
Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injections (LESI) - Epidural steroid injections aim to relieve inflammation and painful symptoms caused by chronic conditions of the vertebral discs. Lumbar injections are used to diagnose and treat chronic pain in the lower back and extremities.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain & Dysfunction - Part of the pelvis, the SI joint connects your sacrum to your ilium and is surrounded by strong ligaments. Sacroiliac joint pain or dysfunction is the result of too much or too little motion occurring at this joint, which can lead to inflammation.
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.
Most Common 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.
Herniated Discs - Symptoms & Treatment
EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) - Procedures & Results
Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injections (LESI) - Treatments
Sacroiliac Joint Pain & Dysfunction- Symptoms & Treatment
Sciatica - Symptoms & Treatment
All Back Conditions and 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.
- Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
- Back Pain & Strain
- Back Pain in Pregnancy
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
- Herniated Disc
- Interventional Pain Management
- Lower Back Pain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
- Muscle Spasm
- Numbness, Tingling, or Weakness
- Pain Management for Acute & Chronic Pain
- Sacroiliac Joint Pain & Dysfunction
- Sprains & Strains
- Trigger Point Injections
- Vertebral Compression Fractures