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Back and Body Medical is rated 4.91 out of 5 based on 65 ratings. A total of 65 patients provided reviews.

 

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I have been treated by Dr. David Perna for a while now and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Considering the amount of pain I was in more than a year ago, with my back as well as the fact that my legs and walking had become a hardship, I can honestly say I am the better today for going to therapy and sticking with it. It is because of this place, Back & Body Medical, that I no longer cringe when I walk and or do basic things. The physical therapists are very efficient as well as accommodating. The office assistants and receptionist are very welcoming and friendly. They remember who you are and address you by name. Dr. Sivendra is more than helpful. The doctors will look beyond the surface issue to the possible root of the problem. I highly recommend this place to anyone with pain and or anyone who just want a re-alignment. It has been pain to progression for me!

-TC

I’ve being going to Back & Body Medical to treat a bulging disc for a couple of months now and I felt the difference in a matter of weeks. Dr. Perna and Dr. Sivendra really listen to their patients and are always willing to take extra time with you if you need it. The therapists are awesome; they’re very friendly but most important, well experienced. They also adjust to everybody’s needs and always make sure that you are comfortable. I really recommend this place, I’m very happy with their service.

-DA

I have visited several chiropractors and physical therapists over the years, and Back & Body Medical is the best I have found. It fully deserves its excellent reputation. A few months ago, I developed a sciatica condition that was so painful that I could not stand for more than a few minutes or walk more than a block without having to sit down and rest. Thanks to chiropractor Dr. David Perna and the entire medical and physical therapy staff, the pain has now virtually disappeared. My thanks to everyone at that office for their extraordinary expertise and absolute dedication to their patients.

-ML
 

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“The staff is all very pleasant. Unlike most places, they don’t make you wait a lot of time before seeing you. What I really like is that they spend more than 10 seconds on you.. Most chiropractors have you in and out in 10 minutes. They seem to take their time with you. Starting April 6, they will be open on Saturday’s. This will really be helpful to me, because sometimes I can’t make the trip in!”

– Posted by HS on Google Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“This is an amazing Physical Therapy and Chiropractic office. I am a Resident and the outstanding reception and care that i received here is above and beyond. This is a well established office and has Physicians and Physical Therapists that attend to the patients every need without reservation. I would recommend this place to all my attendings, co-residents, friends and family. If you ever have a problem they resolve it as soon as possible. Remember they value patient care first overall. Trust me it’s a good place to do your physical therapy and chiropractic work. This is my 4th week there and I’m very happy i found them.”

– Posted by Emerson on Google Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“The staff is all very pleasant. They wait is non-existent. What I really like is that they spend more than 10 seconds on you.. Most chiropractors have you in and out in 10 minutes. They seem to take their time with you.”

– Posted by ayches on Yahoo Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Back and body is a helpful center. The doctors have excellent experience and are wonderful at relieving any of your pains. My physical therapist, Patrick, is amazing. Ever since I have been treated by him, I feel a hundred times better. My symptoms are decreasing and I feel much better and am able to do the tasks I was able to do prior to my pain.”

– Posted by Dalvinder on Yahoo Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have never given thought to Chiropractic therapy before my first visit with Dr. Perna. To date it has been the best decision I have made towards my physical well being. They are “The Absolute Best” is how I describe my experience with everyone @BackandBody Medical. From scheduling your visits to getting thru your appointment everyone is very friendly and accommodating. I am eternally grateful for this easily accessible office that puts the Care in Patient Care!! I give this office Very High Ratings.”

– Posted by Comal on Yahoo Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“When i first entered the office I was very apprehensive because i had been to several physical therapists and had laser surgery and was still in pain. After my first visit I felt some relief and was encouraged and hopeful. I have been going 2 times a week and would recommend back and body to anyone experiencing pain. (Which I have) my only regret is that I did not find this place sooner. Everyone that works in this office is very nice and helpful. thanks”

– Posted by A Yahoo! Local user on Yahoo Places with a rating of 4 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I came to back and bodyny about 6 weeks ago. My first day, I was comfortable and felt that the doctors and therapist wanted to see me get better. It is great that they always remember my name. Patrick, my therapist is always open to answer any questions I have. I think it is great that I am on a road to recovery and feel confident everyone will do all possible to see me get there. My only regret is that I did not find this place sooner. Everyone is a pleasure to deal with here. Thank you.”

– Posted by Elsa on Yahoo Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I am almost never sick and hate going to the doctor, so I was very hesitant to go to Back and Body for my first time. However, I had injured my back during the summer and needed to get well in time for an upcoming trip, so I took the advice of a coworker (he had been going there for a year) and made an appointment. A few months later, I am almost fully painfree, and still going twice a week. Back and Body has been a great experience. Dr. Perna and Dr. Sivendra are both great. They listened to my symptoms and questions with patience. The staff is very friendly: they always call me by name and make me feel comfortable. Cristina and the front office staff are helpful – they never complain that I’m literally the last appointment of the day, and they have taken a look at mailings I have received from my insurer. The place is clean and well lit (kind of should be a baseline at any medical facility imo). They essentially ran me through the gamut: I had an X-ray, MRI, electro stimulation, ultrasound imagery, massage therapy, stretching, balance/strength exercises, etc. until we found the right mix that worked for me. They also worked with me when my insurer changed policies. Overall, a great experience, and I will recommend it to anyone who asks.”

– Posted by John R. on Yelp.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“The staff is all very pleasant. They wait is non-existent. What I really like is that they spend more than 10 seconds on you.. Most chiropractors have you in and out in 10 minutes. They seem to take their time with you.”

– Posted by Howard S. on Yelp.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“From the welcoming front office to the doctor to the chiropractor to my assigned therapist, the treatment is what I call “five stars”. If your goal is to get better quickly, you will want the professional care of Dr. Shan Sivendra and Dr. David Perna not withstanding my own therapist for whom I have a great admiration for his knowledge and great expertise in the field of healing.”

– Posted by Jeannette S. on Yelp.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“The doctors and the physical therapists at Back and Body Medical really take care of you. Any concerns or questions you may have, they will assist you. It would seem to be that you are not just a customer but you develop a one on one relationship with the staff that goes along way. Also they work with you in regards to health insurance.”

– Posted by Santo T. on Yelp.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Everyone here is very nice, when I walked into the office I was in extreme pain, the next week I felt better than I have felt in a long time. I still have pain but I feel hopeful that this time I may actually get better. I have been dealing with this back issues for 3 years, through laser surgery, acupuncture, chiropractors, and other PT none of these effort every gave me hope. I have hope now. thank you back & body”

– Posted by lazyeyes on Citysearch.com with a rating of 4 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“The Doctors and the therapists treat you more than a customer, more like a one on one sessions ( The staff is also super friendly and caring to your needs) and they really do care for your well-being. I never got the excellent treatment anywhere else and I have been to a few chiropractors. I definitely recommend Back and Body Medical.”

– Posted by Santol on Insiderpages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I’m All Better!!!! – I went to Back and Body Medical because I had a shoulder injury. Dr Perna was very professional and caring. I had never been to a PT before and was a little skeptical of going but I needed to know what was going on with my shoulder. I went in and was referred to have an MRI. The office that he sent me to was not far from his office and they were equal in their professionalism. After 3 months of treatment I felt as though I was back in high school and playing baseball. I would definitely recommend Dr. Perna and his team at Back and Body Medical. Thank you Dr. Perna.”

– Posted by MisterMarcWalker on Citysearch.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Awesome place! I never have to wait, they are very accommodating, easy to cancel or reschedule, super nice, work as a team, and best of all, I have had about 5 sessions and am hardly getting symptoms anymore. HUGE difference! No headaches from neck pain, no inflammation, a lot less pain in general, sleeping better… I am so grateful for this place! Rea my physical therapist is amazing, great at massages, great personality, and gentle… just all around awesome. Dr. Perna is super cool, very mellow, and knowledgeable. I have been recommending everyone to go here. They have improved my quality of life!”

– Posted by Jessica T. on Yelp.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been using Back & Body Medical for several years now for lower back and shoulder issues that show up from time to time. I give this office high ratings – very professional, Dr. Perna and his staff explains things to you in words you can understand, not medical gibberish. I have never had an issue getting an appointment and am always taken on time. And…I walk out feeling much better than when I walked in. If you are having back or body issues – I highly recommend using Back & Body Medical. Or at least calling them and giving them a try.”

– Posted by Trent M. on Yelp.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Confirming everything I said before. Very accommodating, always friendly, rarely more than a 3 minute wait time! And…. I feel much better!!”

– Posted by Erica J on Yelp.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Very effective chiropractors and physical therapist!”

– Posted by Johann D. on Yellowpages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Great Dr’s, PT’s and Reception – everybody here is great. I had never been to a chiropractor and was skeptical from the unknown…but from scheduling an appointment, to dealing with insurance and onto the physical therapy and chiropractic sessions – they are the absolute best. I hurt my back a couple of years ago and wasn’t sure where to start off. Having never been to a chiropractor before, I was nervous to try as well as unsure of how to actually set everything up. As soon I called to set an appointment, all my uncertainties had vanished. I went in for the initial appointment, was extremely comfortable and they guided me 100% of the way. The services provided have additionally been phenomenal. Dr’s Sivendra and Perna fixed my back when I thought it was impossible to help. Also, Rea, my physical therapist, did the best massage, stretching and exercises for me with my particular condition (all the pt’s are great and its tailored exactly to your needs). In a matter of weeks, I was back to doing everything I could before (and I had actually torn a disc…it was fairly substantial). 2 years later and I am still happy. Occasionally, I lift something or twist in such a way that causes a flare up (my fault) – I immediately run over to Dr Perna’s office. Within days, I am back on track and back to busy NY life. If you are a novice or a regular – you should definitely give this office a try. They are on time, effective, respectful, and the nicest people in the profession.”

– Posted by ving12345 on CitySearch.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“What can I say. the staff, Dr. Perna and Dr. Sivendra are just the best. Your well being are their main priorty! Everyone is sooo friendly and caring.”

– Posted by Roses622 on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“This practice has been talked about by my work associates for years and as I have not had any back issues, did not need to know if they were right or wrong. Let me tell you, they are 100% right! From the instant I reached out to the practice, nothing but courteous interaction and easy to work with. Dr. Perna was straight forward as we worked through my issues (L4/L5). The physical therapy is thorough and comprehensive for my specific issues and I am almost 100% better, but felt immediately better after my first visit. Can not speak more highly of the work they do!”

– Posted by Lee Albertson III on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“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 protocol. 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.”

– Posted by Ellen Sara on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I am a 31 year old healthy and active female. I have had a back injury (L4 and L5) since a car accident in 2001. I had been very fortunate with my recovery until this past November, when my injury resurfaced and I could barely walk, sit or stand—those with disc problems will understand! I called Dr. Pernas office and I was able to be seen the same day. After taking X-Rays that day, Dr. Sivendra and Dr. Perna, together and individually both took the time to explain to me where the pain was stemming from and what the treatment plan would be to resolve the pain. Dr. Perna and Dr. Sivendra both were very patient and attentive. They listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. Dr. Pernas physical therapy and office staff are also very helpful. All the physical therapists that I have dealt with are friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. His office staff has accommodated my hectic schedule many MANY times—most of my appointments have been the same day I call. I have finished my treatment plan and feel great thanks to the treatment that I have received at their office. I have thoroughly researched chiropractors in Manhattan and Dr. Perna and his medical staff is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have supreme confidence in Dr. Perna and his staffs knowledge and abilities. If you are in need of a chiropractor in Manhattan, go see Dr. Perna, he and his staff receive my highest recommendation.”

– Posted by AntonellaNYC on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Best care and Great service!! The Back and Body Medical team are the BEST!! they offer EXCELLENT!! care and very professional service….”

– Posted by Marlene on Google Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Love this Place! Great Care. They are Awesome!!!!!!!”

– Posted by CRISTINA on Google Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I threw out my back during a business travel three years ago and was recommend to Dr. Perna by our corporate nurse. Dr. Perna was very thorough in diagnosing and explaining to me my condition and put together a treatment that was effective from the start. After just a few sessions, I felt like I never had back pain. Continuous sessions prevent any flare ups. Furthermore, Dr. Perna was willing to work with any insurance company. I have since then moved out of NYC and have sought other chiropractic services to manage my back problems. But no one has proved to be more effective than Back and Body Medical. I look forward to a few sessions in their new office every time I am back in NYC. Dr. Perna will not disappoint.”

– Posted by Springfy on CitySearch.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I recently hurt my back lifting at the gym. Dr Perna and Back & Body Medical fit me in the same day. The staff was extremely friendly and took care of all insurance questions in a professional way. Dr Perna evaluated my injury and laid out a full plan for rehabilitation and recovery. He was very knowledgeable and fully explained my injury and how it would be treated. This plan was shared with the physical therapist so we were all on the same page. I have been attending therapy for a few weeks now and my back feels great. The treatment is going better then anticipated and the staff is truly concerned with my progress. I highly recommend Back & Body Medical along with Dr Perna and his entire staff to anyone. You will be as happy with them as I am with my recovery.”

– Posted by CJinHoboken on CitySearch.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I highly recommend Chiropractor Dr. David Perna and Back & Body Medical! I have been to 1 or 2 chiropractors before, but I must say that Dr. Perna and Back & Body Medical have by far been my favorite. I have been a patient for almost 2 years now and I must say that I actually look forward to my visits. Dr. Perna has helped me tremendously in treating my ongoing lower back pain that resulted from a car accident that I had a while back. My lower back pain has consistently and dramatically improved. The combination of physical therapy and massage, electronic stimulation and chiropractic care that I continue to receive on a weekly basis have made a true difference in my life. I no longer live with constant lower back pain. The entire staff at Back & Body Medical is not only professional, but is also as friendly and welcoming as they come. I know that at Back & Body Medical, I am not just a patient, I am more like a friend. What’s more my appointments almost always begin at their scheduled hour with minimal waiting time…and for me and my busy schedule, that is the icing on the cake. —-Josie Feliz”

– Posted by JosieSFelix on CitySearch.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been a patient of Back and Body Medical for years going for routine adjustments. Recently I’ve been encountering low back problems (likely due to excessive exercise!) sufficient to warrant an MRI. I have a tear and a bulge causing pain. After just one session with BBM on their decompression machine, I felt much, much better. I have had a 2nd and 3rd treatment with this machine and feel so much better it warrented me writing this note. If you have back problems, you should def. make BBM a first stop in your path to wellness.”

– Posted by VVM on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Moving from Chicago to New York and looking for a new Chiropractor was very daunting! My back had “gone out” in a very bad way and I still did not have a chiropractor. I googled chiropractors in Manhattan. Turns out it was the best google search of my life! BACK AND BODY MEDICAL. Dr Perna and his associates were able to treat my injury (L4 and L5) and make it possible for me to work in a matter of weeks. ( I was in such pain and could barely walk) The manner in which they treated me was through such care and compassion!!! I truly believe that the care, compassion, and friendliness helped tremendously in my getting better. I cannot recommend BACK AND BODY MEDICAL more highly!!! Thank you again Dr Perna and your wonderful staff!!!! Ken Koc”

– Posted by kagemusha98 on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“This is the 1st time I’ve written a review on anything but it’s worth sharing my experience. A little over a year ago I started having numbness on the right side of my body. My symptoms initially started from my right ear & traveled across the right side of my face. It reminded me of when my wisdom teeth were coming in so I went to see my dentist & he found nothing wrong. The following day the numbness traveled from the right side of my face to my jaw, neck then down my right arm. Being a nurse I knew that I wasn’t having a stroke or heart attack. I didn’t display the “classic symptoms”. I figured it may be due to stress or possibly a pinched nerve in my neck or shoulder. I’m also a dancer/instructor and do a lot of repetitive movement. When the symptoms didn’t go away by the 3rd day I went to the E.R. After E.R. doctors did their physical assessments & couldn’t find anything. They began doing a psychological assessment as if I were making these symptoms up. I know my body & I wasn’t going insane. I asked the neurologist if it was possible that I had a pinched nerve. He said that it was possible but the CT scan didn’t show anything abnormal. I was instructed to follow up with my MD & was discharged. I was referred to a neurologist & after having a MRI it was confirmed that I did have pinched nerves in my neck. I was concerned about my career, I started to have a lot of pain, discomfort & consistent numbness w/ tingling. I had acupuncture with physical therapy for a few months & it helped. I decided it was time to look for a chiropractor. I went online & found Back & Body Medical. Dr. Sivendra & Dr. Perna along w/ their staff are absolutely wonderful. I appreciate their professionalism, they are always pleasant, respectful, I never feel rushed when asking questions & theyve put me at ease on my worst days. Its a plus that it isnt a long wait to be seen. I honestly thought I would never feel “normal” again. The combination of following their instructions & the excellent work they perform my symptoms have significantly improved. I’m so grateful for them.”

– Posted by DAbdur on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I could not be a bigger fan of Back and Body Medical. Almost 9 months ago now, I hurt my back pretty badly while on my feet at a restaurant gig. Dr. Perna and Dr. Sivendra got me the x-rays and MRI I needed in order to diagnosed me quickly and easily with a torn ligament and slightly bulging disks. As much pain as I was in, they pretty much immediately helped alleviate it. Every single physical therapist at Back and Body is incredible, and I’m happy to say I’ve formed relationships with pretty much everyone in the office, from therapists to receptionists. The electrical stimulation on my back, the heating/ice pads, the therapeutic massage, and the chiropractic maneuvering have all helped me tremendously, and I feel virtually no pain now. Dr. Perna is also extremely affable and easy to talk to, and treats his staff with the utmost respect and dignity. I love these people, and you will too.”

– Posted by janejolis on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“After suffering severe lower back & nerve damage , I’ve been living in pain for over six years…. because of how the pain affected me , I did’nt get much sleep . A recent automobile accident made matters worse…… My lower back pain became intolerable & I needed a cane to get around . For me , living in pain was not an option anymore . While on the web I came across Back And Body Medical . I called to set up an appointment . The receptionist was so friendly & quickly set up an appointment . As soon as you enter Back And Body Medical , you notice the professionalism in the office . After initial tests , DR.Perna and DR. Sivendra go over your xrays and pinpoint the area that’s causing the problem . They understand pain & know how to dissolve it , not mask it…….. The Staff is dedicated to your wellness . If your experiencing pain , suffer no longer , go to Back And Body Medical……experience the difference !!!!! When you go to their office you’ll see that the writings on the wall. Pain management is their forte. Pain is very unpleasant as we all know but The days of living with pain are gone , there’s a place for you to turn to & that place is Back And Body Medical .”

– Posted by MR SCORPIAN on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I conducted an extensive search to locate a chiropractor who I could trust and who would give me a straight answer about my condition. I brought my MRI to Dr. Perna who pinpointed not only the nature of my back injury, but when it occurred. His thorough diagnosis coupled with the superb staff who provide the therapy have made a huge difference in my recovery. I feel 100% better than I did when I started my treatment. My stamina, flexibility, and strength have improved. I am so glad that I discovered the Back and Body Medical team.”

– Posted by vhpiedmonte on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“It’s a convenient location, about midway between my commute home from Union Square to Astoria. I was shocked at the short wait. The medical doctor, chiropractor, and physical therapist spent about 90 minutes with me asking questions, moving me around, taking X-rays, explaining my problems, and using electrotherapy. I’ll have to continue to go three times a week, but I don’t have to pay, so it’s worth it!”

– Posted by Harris B on Yelp with a rating of 4 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Saved me- again I ve gone to see Dr. Perna in the past for low back pain. He and the team there did a great job. So when I hurt my neck working out I knew exactly where I was going. I’ve been working out alot with a trainer lately to lose weight but my body was just breaking down. Anyway, one day I went in to have my neck worked on I mentioned I was having pain in my right calf. It starting hurting after a leg work out a few days earlier and began to have a black and blue mark on it. He thoroughly examined it and then began to ask me about my upcoming plans for work outs. I told him I was going to run a race (5k) that weekend. He encouraged me to have an MRI of my calf taken before I tried to run the race. I half- heartily ageed but am I glad I got the MRI. It turned out I had a partial tear of my calf muscle. If I had tried to run that weekend there was a really good chance I could have made it much, much worse. Thanks to Dr. Perna a little rehab and rest and I was back in the gym in a little over a month. I’m told if it tore completely it could have taken much longer and I might have needed surgery. This office is the real deal for sports injuries. I just barely mentioned my calf pain but he took the time to look into the problem further. I can t thank him enough”

– Posted by Sharon on Google Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been going to see Dr. Perna and the physical therapists on staff for over 6 months now. The location is very conveniently located near my office, but I would go here regardless because of the excellent service and treatment. Everyone in the office, including the receptionists, are very friendly and welcoming. I am recovering from torn rotator cuff surgery, and the PT I have been receiving has been excellent. Dr. Perna always fully explained my injuries and how they would be treated. He also recommended an excellent ortho surgeon. Bottom line … very nice and knowledgable people. Highly recommended!”

– Posted by DaveAnders on CitySearch.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“The Doctors really take the time to understand what a patient is experiencing. This helps a patient with getting care directly at the root of the issue, which directly results in an improved quality of life !!! The staff is wonderful and so friendly ! I really like them very much and got to know them well. I have been going to Back and Body for several years after having 2 back surgeries. Back and Body makes my life brighter and more easier to manage. I haven’t needed a 3rd surgery and don’t plan on getting one with Back and Body’s excellent care !!! Thank you Back and Body !”

– Posted by Pietro9 on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“The Pros secion below does not give enough room to cover all the great things about Back and Body Medical & Chiropractic. You will notice, as soon as you walk in, friendly and helpful receptionists, who, after a few short visits will call you by name, and make you feel welcome. These ladies make it a pleasure to walk through the door. How many other Dr.’s offices can you say that you’re happy to walk into? When I first went to Back & Body Medical, I had been in pain for a few weeks. I have experienced back pain my whole life and expected the pain to just go away on its own. Until one day I could hardly walk. A friend of mine recommended I see Dr. Perna, and I was glad that his office was 1/2 a block away. I met with Dr. Sivendra. His knowledge was so extensive that he could almost finish my sentences when I was explaining my symptoms. Within 2 hours I finished with X-rays that would help he and Dr. Perna decide a course of action to get me back in action. Since then, I have been going to physical therapy regularly to regain my strength. I work with the same person 90+% of the time. The care is very personal and the treatment is given with compassion and professionalism. I would say that in the few instances that I’ve worked with other therapist in the office, each of them knew my name, was familiar with my case, and was able to to give me the same care I would get with my primary therapist. All these things continue to give me confidence in the facility, and more importantly are relieving serious back pain. Finally, Dr. Perna. I know many of you will understand what a refreshing change it is to have a Dr. that takes the time to explain what is going on. In English. He does not brush off followup questions, like many other Dr’s do. Rather, he will go through the facts and options until you feel comfortable. Not to mention the chiropractic help he’s given. Every time I leave his office, I feel better and better. Now, it’s up to me to see my therapy through to the end and make sure I’m back at 100%. Luckily, everyone at Back and Body Medical & Chiropractic make doing that easy. Although I don’t wish back pain on anyone, if you are suffering, please check this place out.”

– Posted by Thortheviking on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Pain no more! I went to Dr Perna with back pain a short while ago. Pain that was interfering with my way of life and quality of life. After a few brief treatments the pain was gone. Dr Perna has a great staff who are very knowledgeable in pain reduction. They have made a huge impact on my life.”

– Posted by turkish1975 on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“My back pain has improve so much, after visiting Back and Body. The staff there is very friendly and helpful. When I first went there, my back was so bad I had to take time off from work, but after a few weeks of therapy and treatment, I was able to return to my normal everyday activities. Thank you.”

– Posted by huellas1970 on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been to several chiropractors over the past 15 years and have to say that Back and Body Medical are the best US clinic by far. The staff are BEYOND nice. Friendly, professional, excellent at what they do. My back & neck feel so much better since starting treatment at Back & Body. Physical Therapists work on you as well as adjustments from the Chiropractor (Dr. Perna). So many other places i have been to only provide a 5min chiropractor adjustment and then they send you on your way. It’s nice not to feel like a number!! Back & Body have very accommodating hours, you can make, change or confirm appointments by email and the staff, doctors and therapists are always happy yo help. I have suggested this clinic to several friends and co workers and everyone that has gone there has been very satisfied with their treatment and is now a permanent patient too. If you are suffering,,,, try Back and Body. What have you got to loose!”

– Posted by Naomiammar on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been treated by Dr. David Perna for a while now and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Considering the amount of pain I was in more than a year ago, with my back as well as the fact that my legs and walking had become a hardship, I can honestly say I am the better today for going to therapy and sticking with it. It is because of this place, Back & Body Medical, that I no longer cringe when I walk and or do basic things. The physical therapists are very efficient as well as accommodating. The office assistants and receptionist are very welcoming and friendly. They remember who you are and address you by name. Dr. Sivendra is more than helpful. The doctors will look beyond the surface issue to the possible root of the problem. I highly recommend this place to anyone with pain and or anyone who just want a re-alignment. It has been pain to progression for me!”

– Posted by TCBkgirl on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I’ve being going to Back & Body Medical to treat a bulging disc for a couple of months now and I felt the difference in a matter of weeks. Dr. Perna and Dr. Sivendra really listen to their patients and are always willing to take extra time with you if you need it. The therapists are awesome; they’re very friendly but most important, well experienced. They also adjust to everybody’s needs and always make sure that you are comfortable. I really recommend this place, I’m very happy with their service.”

– Posted by Dalia08 on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have visited several chiropractors and physical therapists over the years, and Back & Body Medical is the best I have found. It fully deserves its excellent reputation. A few months ago, I developed a sciatica condition that was so painful that I could not stand for more than a few minutes or walk more than a block without having to sit down and rest. Thanks to chiropractor Dr. David Perna and the entire medical and physical therapy staff, the pain has now virtually disappeared. My thanks to everyone at that office for their extraordinary expertise and absolute dedication to their patients.”

– Posted by Ithaca402 on InsiderPages.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Chiropractic and physical therapy all in one place. When ever I m in the city and have back or neck pain I stop in. They always greet me with friendly smiles and have me on my way feeling great. It’s rare if I have to wait more than 2 minutes in the waiting room to get treated. Love this place!”

– Posted by A Google User on Google Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“By far the best PT office in the city. It’s conveniently located in midtown right by the train and my office. I am unfortunately a huge clutz so I’ve been going there for 1.5 years. First I broke my wrist, then had some shoulder problems because it was my writing hand and I was modifying how I wrote, then, I broke BOTH my ankles while on vacation. They’ve been treating me great. The staff is amazing. I’ve gotten to know pretty much all of them since I am there several times a week for so long. The office staff is very knowledgable and nice, which I find to be a rarity in medical offices. Its a long healing process when you bust both your feet, and having a relaxed friendly environment, makes the visit enjoyable when I see so many smiling faces, despite the fact I keep breaking bones.”

– Posted by A Google User on Google Places with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I am a new patient to the office of Back and Body Medical and Chiropractic Center and so far I have had no complaints or frustrations with the staff or services provided. Each staff member including receptionists to the medical professionals is very warm and respectful during my visits. I hardly have to wait to see the doctors and once I see the doctors, they take their time listening to my updates on how I am feeling. I am very satisfied with the results I am provided with after each visit.”

– Posted by A Google User on Google Places with a rating of 4 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been going to Back and Body for about seven months now and I would definitely recomment his place.  I used to go to another PT location near my residence and the waiting time was sometimes 45 minutes.  The longest I have waited to be seen is ten minutes. My back has gotten better since being seen here.  The entire staff is very polite and customer service oriented. The location is extremely convenient as well!”

– Posted by Angelisa D. on Yelp with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Been to many chiropractors/physical therapy places. This tops all. Dr. Perna listens. Dr. Sivendra is knowledgeable, and is a gentleman. The first day I was there I was in excruciating pain. After Dr. Perna examined me and explained my problem I also saw the medical doctor there. I’m not a pill person, but good to know that I have the option if needed. The PT was considerate. I was there for a while but I really appreciated that they took their time with me. Marlene, the front desk lady is a sweetheart, and makes you feel at home. I am all better now, and discharged from care, but if I need to, I know where to go back.”

– Posted by philkim on Citysearch.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I had been going to a PT facility by my residence for about a year and my back was not getting better. When I came to Back and Body I was told in detail what would be my treatment. The wait time is almost non existent. I would highly recommend.”

– Posted by angie2012 on Citysearch.com with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have had recurring back pain for years and have been to a lot of chiropractors. Back and Body Medical is in my view the best. The patient centric approach they take is unique. Dr Sivandra and Dr. Perna are outstanding. The supporting physical therapy is superb. Since I started going my pain has subsided significantly. I recomend it as the best place in the city for back pain.”

– Posted by Jose on Yahoo Local with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I hurt my back the other day and needed to see a doctor right away. After google through different PT and chiropractice in the midtown area, I found this place. It has excellant reviews, and doctor on site. What can I ask for? 3 specialties in one. I made an appointment right away. People at the front desk told me they accept and take my insurance. Awesome! Upon arriving, the receptionist was very attentative, so are the doctors and PT. They took xrays of my back and did some therapy on me. I felt great afterward. Thank you.”

– Posted by Invisiblemyn on Citysearch.com with a rating of 4 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Back and Body Medical is the BEST! They provide great service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I have been to them for 2 courses of treatment over the last few years and each time, I experienced relief from pain. I feel very confident recommending Back and Body.”

– Posted by Paul Fiszman on Google Plus with a rating of 30 out of 30 for Back and Body Medical

“Today, 2/22/2012 was my 6th therapy at Back and Body. I am so grateful I found this place! From the moment I walked in I felt very welcomed, everyone is very pleasant and professional. Thanks to Patrick, my therapist, and his relaxing massages and exercises, as well as Dr. Perna who have patiently work with me, I feel a lot less pain and a big difference with my condition.  I CAN MOVE AGAIN.  This place is really great. Many, many thanks to all!!”

– Posted by Mildred G. on Yelp with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been to a lot of doctors for lots of things but backand body bets them hands down .My back was so bad that every month it would go out on me and i had to stay home, almost a week, then I meet the back and body team . Dr. perna gave me an xray ,he found the problem ,and I never felted better …..so if you have a back problem dont wait go straight to back and body ,and tell them i sent you ,. P.S. YOU CAN THANK ME LATER”

– Posted by calvin hayes on Google Plus with a rating of 30 out of 30 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been going for PT and chiropractics at Back & Body NY for some time now.  Was looking for a chiropracter  who would work in conjunction with my regular doctor (yes, believe it or not, I had previously had a consultation with another chiropracter , who was only willing to treat me if  I stopped receiving treatment from my sports doctor, who had been helping me all along !!!).  I had made it clear that I was not looking for a new doctor; but instead, for supplementary treatment through chiropractics.  So, I looked on the web, and fortunately found B&BNY, which prides itself on the fact that they believe in an integrative approach to treating back and other pain.  Even from the initial consultation I had with Dr. Cavallero (who turned out to be the doctor whom I saw most at this location), I found him to be exceptionally kind, patient and  sensitive. And he was more than happy to look over my paperwork and test results from the sports doctor whom I had been seeing all along.  He explained to me how the process works; and started helping me immediately.  He also “set me up” with one of the PTs (Anastasia), who has been majorly helfpul and supportive through this process, as well.  I have since had the pleasure of meeting everyone who works in this office; and must say how kind and pleasant all the practitioners have been.  This might not sound like  big deal; but when you are going to a place 2X a week for a long time, it really helps to see friendly faces when you arrive!  Even the receptionists always have a smile on their face;  and never fail to ask “How are you feeling?” Anyway, I seem to be doing much better these days; and believe that the staff @ Back and Body/ NY is largely to thank.”

– Posted by Gayle-Renee F. on Yelp with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I am a figure competitor (subset of women’s bodybuilding) and after herniating a disc in my neck in Jan 2013, my Dr was pushing surgery. I wanted to explore nonsurgical options and a coworker referred me to Dr. Perna at Back and Body. Within 3 months, I was able to compete again. I could not have done it without Dr. Perna and the amazing staff at Back and Body. This place is truly a one-stop shop; you can see a Dr., have various testing done, have physical therapy and a chiropractic adjustment all in one efficient visit. Highly recommended!!!!”

– Posted by Lori Shaw on Google Plus with a rating of 30 out of 30 for Back and Body Medical

“B&BM have been excellent in helping me recover from a car accident (neck and back injury). All of the staff are helpful, attuned to your needs, and very caring. I’ve been able to get an appointment easily, every time. They’ve also helped tremendously with insurance questions/issues, as well as setting up appointments for imaging (CT, MRI, etc.). Most importantly, they’ve helped me feel *so* much better. Multiple therapies available to help with injuries, and they accommodate to your pace and abilities. Convenient location and hours, nice facility. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”

– Posted by Laura P. on Yelp with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Back & Body Medical are wonderful! I cannot recommend this place enough. I came there a few months ago, when my leg was in SUCH pain I could hardly walk. Dr. Sivendra examined me, they took X-Rays, and started a treatment program the very same day. The first thing they do (after diagnosis/ruling out of fractures, etc.) is help alleviate the pain; the next stage is strengthening the muscles around the area, to support the limb (or relevant body part) in the future. Now, 4-5 months later, I am in no pain AT ALL, but still go there 1-2 times a week, to make sure it remains that way – and to keep getting stronger! In addition to their medical expertise, the staff at Back & Body couldn’t be nicer or more sensitive. I was assigned to Physical Therapist Anastasia, who in addition to being a great PT, always welcomes me with a smile, asks for my pain level, and cheerfully goes to work – always making sure I am comfortable, and always making me feel like my well-being is on the top of her priority list (I am sure she is the same way with all her clients). Dr. Cavallaro is the Chiropractor who works with me, and shows the same professionalism, skill, kindness and sensitivity that everyone on staff does. I originally came to Back & Body because of their Yelp recommendations, to which I am so happy to add my own. Give them a call!”

– Posted by M S. on Yelp with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I have been suffering Lower back pains for many years as a new patient at Back and Body Medical I am also new to the chiropractic experience and after a month of my treatment I felt so much better than before. I would like to say THANKS to Kary for making me feel comfortable. Dr. Cavallaro for my every visit chiropractic adjustments which he makes me feel at ease and feeling great every time I leave the clinic. Patrick my regular Physical Therapist for your hard work and understands what patient care is all about which is very important. Thanks to the rest of the Staff at Back and Body Medical for doing a great job as always! I highly recommend! A+++”

– Posted by A Google User on Google Plus with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“Dr. Shire is very personable and professional. He really takes the time to figure out what exactly is the problem and what the solution is. The whole vibe of the office is very friendly, positive, and upbeat. I would def. reccomend”

– Posted by Jordan B. on Yelp with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I was referred to back and body back in the month of August do to an accident. I thank  God for the help and the kindness the staff provides to the patients.”

– Posted by Gelitza R. on Yelp with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I love Back and Body Medical. Everyone I encountered was informative, professional, and effective. My insurance covered everything so no co-pay. The location is convenient. The appointments are flexible and the email reminders are the best. The office is full service. X-rays and other tests are on-site. I was impressed with Dr. Sivendra, the therapists and chiropractors, (especially Dr. Cavallaro) using available technology to assess my condition with precision. Both Dr. Sivendra and Dr. Cavallaro gave me a detailed breakdown of what was wrong and how they were going to fix it. I experienced relief after the first chiro visit. The massages and stretches from Rea and the others are excellent. I agree with the other post that Rea is very personable. She makes you feel at ease. I have and will continue to recommend Back and Body Medical. Thanks to everyone, I am feeling much better.”

– Posted by M C. on Yelp with a rating of 4 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

“I had a wonderful experience during my treatment at Back and Body Medical. I have never been to a chiropractor before and so I didn’t quite know what to expect — I ‘d been dealing with some pretty severe pain in my neck and upper back. The staff was courteous and efficient. My therapist, Patrick Constantino, was likable, friendly and thoughtful. And the entire process was just thorough and produced the results I needed/wanted. Highly recommended!”

– Posted by Adam Howard on Google Plus with a rating of 5 out of 5 for Back and Body Medical

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