Back and Body Medical
133 E 58th St Suite 708, New York, NY 10022
At age 59, I thought that my multiple back conditions (spondy grade 2 with bilateral foraminal stenosis, L2-5 arthritis and bulging disc) would render me partially paralyzed and in need of immediate surgical intervention.
Drs. Perna and Sivendra ordered an MRI and an in-house nerve conduction test to determine the best course of action. Their combined experience contributed to what I now see as a superior treatment plan for me. They did not recommend Chiropractic treatment. They recommended physical therapy which included thrice weekly decompression. Their state of the art decompression table was the medical protocal.
In addition, a physical therapy program was designed starting with a test to determine my overall muscle strength. This formed the basis for the pt plan. Ann was assigned to be my primary physical therapist. She translated the goals into exercises designed to strength my core. Some exercises utilized my body weight, some exercises utilized the fit ball and some exercises utilized cardio machines. It is important to note that all of the physical therapists are aware of all patients - so they were all able to step in and advise me. I cannot stress how valuable this is. They are extremely knowledgeable and kind.
My condition has not been clear sailing and there have been times when my back has experienced 'flair-ups'. My therapist has supported me through these times with such compassion and has showed me how to manage my back and reduce the resulting swelling.
Finally, lifestyle management has been an integral part of my treatment. I have not only been taught exercises at Back and Body Medical. I have been taught how to manage my condition during trying situations -- prolonged sitting, standing as examples.
Back and Body Medical is a top notch facility and I can only echo what other reviewers have said -- this is a fine fine facility.