Mid/Upper Back and Rib Pain Problems


 

If you are experiencing pain in your mid/ upper back, chest or ribs, it is advisable to immediately see your physician in order to rule out any serious medical conditions. Once we know there are no organic problems, manual therapy can be very effective in treating these conditions. The causes of these conditions are usually caused by a strain to the body whether it be trauma, surgery or a postural strain. The muscles reflexively spasm causing pain, decrease mobility and a general lack of healing. Even the most simple activities, such as sleeping or rolling in bed, can be found strenuous because the body is constantly in a strained environment. 

Over time this pain becomes chronic and we accept it as part of our lives. Physical therapy can give you the relief you are looking for. Poor posture, especially forward rotated shoulders is a major cause of chronic spine, chest or rib pain. This posture is just a symptom of  the body trying to protect itself from a strain suffered and reinforced with poor work and sitting habits. At Midtown East Physical Therapy we see this condition all the time. We know the factors reinforcing your pain: 

  • Weak core, abdominal muscles
  • Increased mid back curvature (kyphosis)
  • Sedentary occupations
  • Sedentary jobs or jobs requiring loads for prolonged periods
  • Scoliosis

Mid back Back, Chest and Ribs Pain We Treat:

  • Disc herniations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle spasms, tension, tightness
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Numbness of ribs, arms and legs
  • Facet syndrome, joint dysfunction
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal injuries
  • Posture problems and scoliosis

At Mid Town East PT, we offer an individually selected pain treatment program to address your specific mid back, chest or ribs problem that includes:

  • Pain and inflammation management program
  • Osteopathic treatment to your pain. By identifying the the specific tissue that is causing this reflex weather it by muscular or visceral ( organ), we can get to the solution not treat just the symptom. 
  • Patient education in limiting the stress placed on your joints, instruction in proper body mechanics with walking, stairs, standing or sport activities
  • Postural training and restoration of proper alignment of your spine to minimize stress to your spine
  • Individualized Home Exercise Program
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization, Spinal and rib manipulations to regain range of motion
  • Strengthening and Stretching exercises
  • Return to professional carrier
  • Sport specific exercise to get you back to your favorite activities
  • Early movement strategies
  • Functional rehabilitation
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    2. Reuben W. Google+

    1. "Very knowledgable and showed great patience."

    2. Verified Patient CitySearch

    1. "Dr. Greg's the best!"

    2. Henoch C. Google+

    1. "One of the best medical professionals I've ever been treated by."

    2. Jermaine R. Healthgrades

    1. "Very knowledgable and showed great patience and care in dealing with my injury."

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What Makes Midtown East Special?

At Midtown East Physical Therapy our philosophy of care focuses on establishing an accurate diagnosis of the source responsible for your pain/symptoms. Once we have established a cause effect relationship by accurate palpation and assessment of the body we begin to treat using the latest in manual therapy from Counterstrain of the muscles, ligaments and tendons to Fascial Counterstrain of the Visceral system (Liver, Lungs, etc..) to spinal adjustments and deep tissue massage. Each patient receives a rehabilitation program customized to meet their individual needs. We don't just treat the symptoms, we find and eliminate the cause or in most cases causes.

The Physical Therapists at Midtown East have been and are currently trained by the pioneers of manual medicine. Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky and Dr. Gregory Trakhtenberg have over 35 years of combined experience in performing extensive hands-on manual therapy evaluation and treatment. It is our strong belief that manual therapy is the most effective technique a physical therapist can utilize to diagnose and treat areas of dysfunction such as tight muscles and stiff joints. Many other facilities do not follow this philosophy of care performing little or no hands-on manual therapy.

While our bodies' structures are generally similar, each person possesses a unique set of individually developed body characteristics in terms of its posture, muscle tone and flexibility. We tailor your treatment program based on your individual traits while addressing your personal needs and goals. Our objectives are to diagnose your condition, assess your strengths and limitations, and put together an effective exercise program. 

Our goal is for the patient to achieve wellness and the only way to truly to do that is by manual therapy in a one on one setting. We look forward to welcoming you to the Midtown East PT family.

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Midtown East Physical Therapy

At Midtown East Physical Therapy our philosophy of care focuses on establishing an accurate diagnosis of the source responsible for your pain/symptoms. Once we have established a cause effect relationship by accurate palpation and assessment of the body we begin to treat using the latest in manual therapy from Counterstrain of the muscles, ligaments and tendons to Fascial Counterstrain of the Visceral system (Liver, Lungs, etc..) to spinal adjustments and deep tissue massage. Each patient receives a rehabilitation program customized to meet their individual needs. We don't just treat the symptoms, we find and eliminate the cause or in most cases causes.

The Physical Therapists at Midtown East have been and are currently trained by the pioneers of manual medicine. Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky and Dr. Gregory Trakhtenberg have over 35 years of combined experience in performing extensive hands-on manual therapy evaluation and treatment. It is our strong belief that manual therapy is the most effective technique a physical therapist can utilize to diagnose and treat areas of dysfunction such as tight muscles and stiff joints. Many other facilities do not follow this philosophy of care performing little or no hands-on manual therapy.

While our bodies' structures are generally similar, each person possesses a unique set of individually developed body characteristics in terms of its posture, muscle tone and flexibility. We tailor your treatment program based on your individual traits while addressing your personal needs and goals. Our objectives are to diagnose your condition, assess your strengths and limitations, and put together an effective exercise program. 

Our goal is for the patient to achieve wellness and the only way to truly to do that is by manual therapy in a one on one setting. We look forward to welcoming you to the Midtown East PT family.


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Our Locations

Our practice has 3 convenient locations in New York City including a Midtown location and two Brooklyn locations.

To book an appointment at one of our other locations, please click the links below: 

 

Omega Physical Therapy

Feel Good Physical Therapy

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Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept major insurance providers. For more information, please call the office. 

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Aetna PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
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
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  • City Search

    'I feel like a completely different person. Just a few visits with him, changed my life."

    Vladimir
  • City Search

    "Great results. If your looking for a Doctor who can get you the results quick, well then Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky is the guy to go to. I"

    Vladimir
  • Google+

    "He has dedicated his time to expanding his knowledge and expertise in this complex field and during this demanding time in healthcare."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Dmitry is one of the few therapists that actually care for your well being and is interested in getting you better!"

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Shestakovsky helped me to feel like a person again. He got me back in shape in no time. "

    Roman
  • City Search

    "I recommend them to anyone seeking physical therapy!"

    Verified Patient
  • City Search

    "Great sense of humor and friendly banter distract from the inevitable pain of the recovery process, and combined with quick and long lasting results"

    Marina Z
  • "The guy really knows what he is doing and so does the rest of his staff."

    Verified Patient
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Midtown East Physical Therapy
20 East 46th Street
Suite 301
New York, NY 10017