Low Back Pain Conditions

Treatment for low back pain includes osteopathic techniques that reduce tension in the affected area, alleviating pain, radiating pain, weakness in the back and legs, and numbness or tingling sensations.


Low Back Pain Treatment in New York City

Low back pain treatment focuses on osteopathic care that targets tension in the lower back, with the goal of managing and eliminating pain, reducing weakness in the legs, and addressing symptoms like numbness.

What is Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is one of the most common types of pain experienced by patients. Nonspecific lower back pain can be accompanied by severe discomfort, loss of mobility, and even some level of disability when left untreated. Pain can be related to issues with the lower back musculature or the spine, and the underlying problems often do not show up on x-rays.

Fortunately, osteopathic care can provide the non-invasive treatment patients need to resolve acute and chronic lower back pain.

What Causes this condition?

Pain in the lower back can be caused by a variety of factors. Non-disc related back pain in this region is often caused by injuries, the normal wear and tear of the aging process, history of falls, or the physical stress that can accompany many pregnancies.

History of Falls

The impact of any fall can result in a misalignment of the pelvic and spine and could develop “short leg syndrome” prompting patients to complain about not being able to wear high heel shoes, limping, and pain while walking.


  • Forward tilting of the pelvic increase lumbar lordosis as a counterbalance and could lead to chronic back pain
  • After delivery, women’s legs have to be removed properly from the stirrups to prevent pelvic misalignment

In addition, muscle strains, poor work posture, period pain, and overstretching during physical activities can all cause pain and discomfort in the lower back.

What Are the Symptoms of Low Back Pain?

The symptoms of lower back pain can be remarkably similar to other types of back pain. In some instances, that can make diagnosis difficult, which may lead physicians to rely on pain medication instead of recommended treatments to address the underlying issues. For most typical cases of lower back discomfort, symptoms can include:

  • Dull, aching pain that is confined to the area of the lower back
  • More severe pain that may burn or sting and can migrate to the lower extremities.
  • Tightness in the lower back
  • Muscle spasms in the lower region of the back, as well as the hips and pelvis
  • Disabling pain that may inhibit mobility

How We Can Help

Studies have shown that osteopathic treatment can be an effective solution for lower back pain. Our team can provide a variety of osteopathic treatment options that can reduce acute pain in a holistic way to help your body be better positioned to heal and recuperate.


Back and Spine Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.

Back Muscle SpasmFacet Joint SyndromeFailed Back Surgery SyndromeHerniated DiscsLow Back PainLumbar RadiculopathyMid Back PainMyofascial Pain SyndromeNerve Compression SyndromePiriformis SyndromePost Laminectomy SyndromeSacroiliac Joint DysfunctionScoliosisSpinal Stenosis

Contact Us Today

If you or someone you know is experiencing chronic lower back pain in NYC, contact Leonid Tafler, D.O. today. We will work with you to schedule an appointment to help determine the root causes of your pain, and recommend an effective, non-invasive course of treatment designed to address the problem. Just as important, we will recommend lifestyle and other changes that can help to reduce your risk of future lower back pain and enhance your quality of life.

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Low Back Pain Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!