Specializing in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck pain

Dr. Howard-Cooper provides  personalized care to help you meet your health goals. We identify and correct structural problems of the spine that may be causing you pain, keeping you from functioning at your best or causing permanent damage.

We work together using Chiropractic, specializing in Cox® flexion-distraction, exercise and nutrition to help your body heal as quickly and completely as possible. We specialize in:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck and joint problems
  • Special attention to disc injuries
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Pregnant women
  • Athletes — week-end warriors as well as competitive athletes
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Family care

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completely understood my requests for a gentle treatment

I was so grateful to find Dr. Howard-Cooper. He’s the kind of wellness/health provider I look for — very smart, down-to-earth, and incredibly experienced. I really wanted someone who would do applied kineseology and he completely understood my requests for a gentle treatment. I highly recommend his services if you want a true human who will work with you at all levels.

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nothing the M.D.’s could do except proffer needless surgeries

Stephan is a genius! He is a spectacular diagnostician, a gifted practitioner of chiropractic medicine and a really good guy. I have had chronic lumbar and thoracic back issues, seen countless specialists, had MRI’s and x-rays… and there was nothing the M.D.’s could do except proffer needless surgeries. There have been times when I could barely walk, and Stephan was able to get me up and on my feet in just one treatment session. I cannot recommend him highly enough – he has a distinguished academic background, attends all the latest conferences on spinal and muscle health, and knows more about the human body and how to treat it than most medical doctors. I recommend Stephan to all of my acquaintances who have need of a great chiropractor, and I say to people who sit “on the fence” regarding chiropractic that you have not been to Stephan – he will change the way you understand and appreciate this medical art. (I have been to other chiropractors, and I can tell you, there is a difference in efficacy of treatment, just as there is with any doctor, and you need someone who is concerned, takes time with you to understand and diagnose your condition, and to treat it properly, as does Dr. Howard-Cooper.) I continue to see him on a maintenance basis and he keeps me and my back in better health than any surgical procedure could ever do. You can have your doctor forward all of your films to Stephan, but I tell you Stephan will probably will diagnose your condition from your first visit without them – he did mine – and was spot on, as confirmed later by the MRI’s and x-rays, which he reviewed along with me — in greater detail and with more specificity than my specialist. Cannot say enough about this man – thank you, Dr. Howard-Cooper!!! You literally are a life-saver (not the candy lol). -Yanni Kyriazis

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I Had a very bad lower back problem (damage disc doing rock-climbing )

Had a very bad lower back problem (damage disc doing rock-climbing ). After getting few treatments with a different Chiropractor and it wasn’t getting better I have been told about Dr Cooper and it was the best advise I got for my problem. I was feeling better after 3 sessions(twice a week) and of course it took few month to get back to almost normal but my condition was very bad and I could barely bend down more then 20º. I am still going to Dr Cooper for minor problems and he is always spot on. Michael B.

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Not only am I a back patient, I’m a chiropractor as well

Dr. Stephan Howard-Cooper’s clinical skills as well as hands on approach to resolving my condition was spot on and had me feeling much better in less than 2 weeks. Not only am I a back patient, I’m a chiropractor as well, which means that I’m going to be quite picky about who I choose. His office is close to Union Square station which makes for easy access from most parts of NYC. I would definitely recommend this doctor for headaches, neck and back pain, sciatica, etc….. Dr.Jeff Rosenberg

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I found Dr. Cooper on Yelp, and boy am I glad I did!

It had been years since I had gone to a chiropractor, then I hurt my back while giving my dog a bath! I tried finding a referral through my doctor’s office, and through friends, but in the end I found Dr. Cooper on Yelp, and boy am I glad I did. The first appointment was incredibly thorough, then after a series of treatments, my back felt great, and so did the rest of me. Now I see Dr. Cooper regularly just to keep everything in tip top shape. He’s really warm and funny, too. I always look forward to my regular tune ups with him!

-B.C.

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New York Road Runners “10 tips to kick off your Marathon training”

A large part of my practice is treating athletes and performing artists. Being a proud member of the New York Road Runners medical team I was especially gratified to see their “10 tips to kick off your Marathon training”
http://www.nyrr.org/sites/default/files/Personal%20Countdown.pdf reccommending Chiropractic care. “Chiropract(ic) adjustment(s) shouldn’t just be an occasional treat-regular treatments can help keep you healthy as you train. Don’t let minor aches and pains turn into major injuries.”
Runners in the NYC Marathon are largely your next door neighbours, but about to run 26 miles and have trained for the past year to compete, not because they are necessarily in pain but to excel at their upcoming event. To run easier, faster, with less chance of injury and quicker recovery time. What do they know that you don’t? Are there any “events” in your life that you want to do better? Easier and with less chance of injury? Make Chiropractic a part of your team.

How can we help YOU???

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You have improved my health and relieved, at times, great pain.

I just wanted to take a second to say THANKS for all that you have done through the years! You have changed my life,and that of many musicians! You have improved my health and relieved,at times,great pain. I can never thank you enough. In addition to the treatments,I just love hanging out with you!!!
Thanks,
E.B.

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Italian Gov’t Study: Chiropractic Patients had 87.6% less Hospitalizations

A two year study conducted by the Italian government followed 17,000 patients. Results showed that patients under Chiropractic care had hospitalization for back problems reduced by 87.6% and work loss by 75.5%

-Prof .f. Splendori, Chiropractic Therapeutic Effectiveness-Social Importance. Incidence on absence from work and hospitalization. Italy

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Steroid Shots for Back Pain Raise Risk of Bone Fractures

Instead of masking the symptoms of back pain and inviting secondary problems, why not fix the cause? Chiropractic addresses the bio-mechanical source of most back pain, safely and without possible life endangering side effects.

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Steroid Shots for Back Pain Raise Risk of Bone Fractures

Patients who receive epidural steroid injections are at increased risk of spinal fractures, according to new research published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The study, which we reported on last October, adds to a growing body of evidence that epidural steroid injections do little to relieve back pain and may do more harm than good.

The procedure is increasingly being used to treat back pain of all kinds, with nearly 9 million spinal injections in the U.S. in 2011.

Researchers at the Henry Ford Health System studied the records of 3,000 patients, aged 50 and older, who received at least one steroid injection for back pain. They found that the risk of a spinal fracture increases 21 percent with each steroid injection, when compared to a control group that received no injections.

http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/steroid-shots-for-back-pain-raise-risk-of-bone-fractures-8820306.html

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