Back pain is one of the main reasons patient’s seek a definitive diagnosis and treatment from the best in class Upper East Side NYC board certified spine surgeon, Dr. Sean McCance. Though the back pain specialist doctor offers medical and surgical treatment options for back pain, he does emphasize non-surgical treatments. It is only after all non-surgical treatments are exhausted and deemed ineffective that will he will discuss and recommend surgical options for your back pain. 

The NYC back pain doctor specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain. During your initial consultation with Dr. Sean McCance patients are thoroughly evaluated and treatment options are discussed.

Doctor’s Note: X-Rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic tools may be necessary for a definitive back pain diagnosis. Fortunately advanced diagnostic screening has allowed for more exact pinpointing of the cause of your back pain so that you can get the absolute best treatment possible that is right for you as quickly as possible.

I found Dr. McCance after years of searching for a back pain doctor in NYC. that I could trust to take care of my back pain that lingered for most of my adult life. I was scared of back surgery because of all the horror stories I have heard, but he made me feel comfortable almost immediately and explained that what I suffered from was very common. He worked with me and my insurance company to minimize my out of pocket expenses and made sure that the hospital did the same. I was in the hospital for 5 nights and had L4 fused to L5, I was in surgery for 7 hours, he removed a disk and repaired it and put it back. I now have a cage and screws and rods in my spine and a year later and I am 100% better. My original issue is gone and I am building my muscles back to where they used to be when I was in my 20s…I am almost 44. He didn’t try to give me drugs like most other doctors and encouraged me to get on my feet as soon as possible. He and his entire team of doctors and assistants and office staff and the Hospital that he works with were wonderful. I would recommend everyone of them as a team and individually and do every chance I am given. They made me better, got rid of my debilitating back pain, and I am happier. ~ Google

Back Pain Treatments & Services

  • Medical vs surgical treatment options (emphasis on non-surgical back pain treatment)
  • Diagnostic services
  • Pain medication
  • Physical therapy recommendations
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Spinal pain blocks
  • Pain management
  • Acupuncture

Eighty percent of people at some point in their lives will suffer from  back pain. Back pain does not only result from an injury but can also develop from the general stresses of day-to-day life. While some types of back pain will go away by itself other types of back pain may be persistent and debilitating. If your back pain does not subside, it is time to pay a visit to the NYC back pain diagnosis specialist, Dr. Sean McCance.

Types of Back Pain Treated by the NYC Back Pain Specialist

  • Chronic back pain
  • Acute back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Axial back pain (constant or pain that comes and goes – a muscle strain or disk injury is a common cause of axial pain)
  • Back pain that stems from your neck (cervical pain)

After receiving a proper diagnosis for your back pain from the doctor, you can move forward with the best treatment option to fit your condition and your lifestyle. Many back pain treatments will begin with conservative methods, such as physical therapy or pain medication. If back pain relief is not obtained through conservative methods Dr. McCance will speak with you about possible surgical treatment options.

Likely Causes of Back Pain

  • New or old spine injuries due to trauma to discs, nerve, facet joints, vertebral or musculo-skeletal structures
  • Improper exercise (resulting in a strain or tear) or sporting injuries
  • Disc prolapses / disc herniation/ bulging dics/ degenerative discs / disc tears
  • Degenerative spine arthritic conditions; osteoporosis (brittle bones that result in a vertebrae fracture) of the spine
  • Scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine can cause back pain)
  • Kyphosis (excessive forward curvature of the spine causing hunching of the back)
  • Spondylolisthesis (a painful medical condition of the spine whereby one of the vertebra slips forward or backward; symptoms include lower back or leg pain,
    hamstring tightness, numbness and tingling in the legs.)

Our best in class, Upper East Side, NYC back & neck pain diagnosis & surgery practice, Spine Associates, is honored to provide you with highly personalized and comprehensive care. Our philosophy of direct management of your case by an expert spine surgeon has made us one of the most trusted and respected spine surgery practices on the Upper East Side in NYC and the world. Feel free to contact the back & neck pain diagnosis and spine surgery specialist today to discuss your unique back pain condition and start yourself on the road to recovery.

Dr. Sean McCance
1155 Park Avenue, Suite E
New York, NY 10128
(212) 360-6500