Back Pain

High Line Rehab PT

Doctors of Physical Therapy & Physical Therapy located in Midtown, New York, NY

When you have back pain, it can affect your life and work and prevent you from doing the things you love most. At High Line Rehab PT in Midtown Manhattan, Nadim Elshazly, DPT, and Hisham Senan, DPT, OCS, offer holistic and alternative therapies for treating mild to debilitating back pain. For comprehensive physical therapy and relief of your back pain, call the New York City office or schedule an appointment online today.

Back Pain

What is back pain?

Back pain refers to any discomfort along your spine, from the base of the neck to the tailbone. Your spine is a complex system of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. When any part of this system is damaged, injured, or strained, you can have back pain and discomfort.

Often, back injury or spinal damage causes referred pain and other symptoms to the extremities, neck, head, and buttocks. Isolating the cause of back pain and developing an effective treatment plan requires extensive knowledge and experience in orthopedic medicine.

The team of experts at High Line Rehab PT has over 25 years of combined experience in treating all types of muscle, joint, and bone disorders, including back pain.

What are the causes of back pain?

There are many possible underlying causes of your back pain. Overuse and strain are the most common causes of back discomfort. Often the result of poor posture and body mechanics, back pain is the leading reason that adults seek medical treatment.

Causes of back pain include:

  • Improper lifting
  • Sitting for prolonged periods
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pulled or strained muscle
  • Ligament tear or injury
  • Traumatic injury


Using diagnostic studies, such postural analysis, X-ray, MRI, CT, and nerve studies, High Line Rehab PT can isolate the cause of your back pain and develop a plan of care that fits your needs.

What are the treatment options for back pain?

High Line Rehab PT proudly offers a range of treatments for relieving your back pain. Treatments include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Trigger-point release
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Zero-gravity postural therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretching 
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)


High Line Rehab PT collaborates with the Floating Lotus spa center, also in Midtown Manhattan, to provide a range of alternative treatments, including acupuncture, infrared sauna therapy, and salt cave therapy. The practice strives to provide the most personalized plan of care that helps you find the best outcome in the shortest amount of time. 

For a customized treatment plan for your back pain, call or schedule an appointment online with High Line Rehab PT today.

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