Conditions We Treat

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

Thomas Edison

Low Back Pain (LBP)

Low back pain is caused by injury to muscle, ligament and or bone and is the most common injury we see at CSCM. Low back pain can be acute or chronic and common causes include poor posture, lack of regular exercise, improper lifting, traumatic injury, or arthritis. Low back pain does not discriminate and affects everyone from young to old

At CSCM we utilize a unique system of integrating multiple experts who specialize in musculo-skeletal medicine to get you better, and keep you feeling good. This system of working together gives you the best care, and allows you moving and living life the way you want.

Lumbar Strain

Lumbar strains occur frequently, and can really be a nuisance whether training at the gym, working, or just sitting and relaxing at home. Often times you’re on a path to a lumbar strain without knowing it, until suddenly you experience a sharp pull in your back.

Luckily, were adept at treating these cases. We’ll decrease your pain quickly, and return to exercising and living life pain free in no time.

Herniated Disc (Lumbar)

Herniated discs can more commonly be known as a “slipped disc” or a “pinched nerve”.  This injury occurs when the disc between two vertebrae develops a bulge which then can press on a nerve. Numbness and tingling is often experienced radiating down the arms, which can lead to muscle weakness and dysfunction if left untreated.

Here at CSCM we treat herniated disc’s every day, and see our patients get better, faster. The key to a speedy recovery is early intervention, and re-balancing your posture to take pressure off that nerve while you heal.


Sciatica is a broad general term used to describe pain traveling from the spine down the leg usually to the foot. Most of us have heard of the term Sciatica, and many of us have experienced it ourselves. It’s no picnic, as it sends sharp shooting pains down the back of either leg, making it hard to sit, stand, and bend over.

At CSCM we utilize a unique system of integrating multiple experts who specialize in musculo-skeletal medicine to get you better, and keep you feeling good. This system of working together gives you the best care, and allows you moving and living life the way you want.


Facet Syndrome

Facet joints help connect each vertebrae to the one that is above an below it. Because these joints are so small, they often become inflamed and irritated and this makes moving your spine much harder. Limited twisting and back bending are common limitations seen with facet syndrome. Pain is often also experienced down the leg in many cases.

Our team of practitioners are very well trained in assessing and diagnosing this issue. We’re even better at treating it and alleviating your pain, to allow for optimal movement and happier living.

Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS)

Lower-Crossed Syndrome is also known as distal or pelvic crossed syndrome. Patients will feel like their posture is out of balance. Many patients will tell us that they do not like the way their posture looks in the mirror. The patient might feel tightness or an unexplained twisting in their back and pelvis.

If this sounds like you, don’t delay. Come get an assessment and determining what area’s need stretching, and what areas need strengthening in order to alleviate that constant “twisted” feeling.

Disc Degeneration

Disc degeneration (aka Degenerative Disc Disease, DDD) is a pathological process where the intervertebral discs that sit in between two vertebrae begin to break down. Pain can be both acute or chronic in nature. Pain can be both acute or chronic and is usually diagnosed with a radiograph.

This is where CSCM can help manage the natural degenerative cascade by lessening and even eliminating pain with posture changes and movement control. Successful patients will be able to manage their back pain over a period of time to ensure it doesn’t worsen, and makes sure you feel better


Spondylolisthesis is caused by one of the vertebrae in your spine slipping out of its normal position and onto the vertebrae below that position. They can either slip toward the vertebrae in front or behind its original location, distorting the natural shape of your spine. Spondylolisthesis can cause severe pain and often muscle weakness in your legs which worsens if left untreated.

Early treatment and intervention are crucial to preventing these dysfunctions from setting in. Our conservative treatment approaches make sure to quickly heal you and get you back to living the life you want.


Just a quick email to let you know that my race last weekend was fabulous. I finished in 13:12 with splits of 0:57, 7:05, and 4:45 or thereabouts. The marathon on a difficult course [at least the first 14 miles were very hilly] felt great and I could run a negative split with my fastest miles being 17-24.

My body feels rather tired now but my legs seem much less affected than after previous marathons – must be the strength training/stretching/massage & ART! All in all, what a great experience, especially after not being able to run more than 0.25 miles without pain in April. Thanks again for your help. I will stop by in the next few days to show off my medal.

Peggi Einhorn

I had a great experience with Dr. Anselmi and his office.  The doctor has tremendous knowledge and is very skilled at what he does.  His treatment was key to my recovery from hip surgery.  The office is highly efficient and friendly and they handled easily all matters related to insurance.  The massage therapists are also highly skilled.  I have referred several people to this practice since my experience.

Ana Santana

I am so happy to know about this place, and to be treated by its doctors! As an athlete, it’s a blessing to find people who understand your sport and can explain to you what’s going on, and then even fix the problems you’ve been dealing with! I wish I could have been treated by them years ago, it is changing my outlook on my future in my sport! Great people, doing great work! Thank you!

Fleur G.

I went in with so much pain – back, neck, shoulders – and left feeling much better – and with a plan for complete recovery – that didn’t include spending the rest of the year going there !!

Bravo — great place !! and Dr. A is amazing!

Jill Hughes

I’ve been a patient at CSC+M for about 18 months and initially went in for some knee pain. The PT and Chiropractor I worked with very quickly identified what was causing the pain, gave me exercises and resolved that. I highly recommend them (and have to several co-workers) to keep your body working as it should so you can go about your day without aches and pains that can be easily fixed. I only wish I hadn’t waited so long and I’m glad I can go back for maintenance to keep my body working and pain free.

Trevor George

This place is heaven. I had a major back injury after attempting to do a workout boot camp on the beach. The unlevel sand cause all the muscles in my back to tear. I could barely walk for 2 weeks.

The combination of CSCM’s physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic therapy brought me back to life. I’m now 100% better and back to working out. I can’t thank everyone there for all of their help.

Illa Gold

It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful this facility is. The treatment that I’ve received from Dr. Anselmi, Dr. Nagorski and the medical masseuse team is unprecedented and hard to come by in NYC. I have been in treatment for a longstanding injury and could not be happier with the therapy and level of professionalism that the medical staff has shown me. Thank you Dr. Anselmi & co!!!!

Lauren Evans

MK Marsden and Peter Crosby I found my way to the Center for Spine Care + Mobility because I was looking for an integrated approach to treat injury-induced headaches. I used to go to an integrated physical therapy/chiropractic care center before I moved to New York from California, so I expected CSC+M to be a similar experience. Working with Dr. Schuman, Jinita, Denise, and Sandra and experiencing their targeted, attentive care is the reason why CSC+M surpassed all my expectations. My experience with CSC+M has not only helped eradicate my headaches but is helping me learn how to control and strengthen my body to correct bad habits and prevent further injuries. Not to mention the facilities are clean and comfortable and the entire staff is friendly and welcoming every time I come in. I would 100% recommend CSC+M to anyone looking for physical therapy or chiropractic work in general – why have just one form of treatment when you can have it all?!

S. D’addario

I suffered a lower back injury my first year of college, during this time I have seen many other doctors and one other chiropractor. But I’ve enjoyed my experience the Center for Spine Care and Mobility the most. I’ve only been seeing them for a short time, but I already see an improvement in my core strength and the pain in my lower back that would occasionally flare up is now slowly but surely disappearing. I would recommend CSC+M to anyone who wants to see great results and be treated incomparably by a wonderful staff.

Murilo Santana

Hi Dr. Anselmi, its been one week since my shoulder surgery and today I talked with my orthopedic surgeon. Everything went great, and a huge reason was all the work you guys did with me in preparation for the surgery. The improvements I saw after working with you, Dr Schumann and Dr Sunny were awesome and exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much.

Doug Johnson

My therapist in Hawaii referred me to Dr. Anselmi when I tore my quadricep muscle retrieving luggage from the overhead bin on an arriving flight (all my serious injuries happen in the least heroic circumstances).

Over the years, his team has put me back together after so many injuries. Last year I fell in the subway and within a few hours I saw Dr. Anselmi. He arranged for an MRI and created a treatment, with his team. It has been 8 or 9 months since my last visit and the only recurrence was when I stopped my exercises that my therapist (thanks Jinita) prescribed. I have been to every specialist imaginable but the number who DO NOT recommend surgeries comes down to just one: Dr. Anselmi. To date, I cannot imagine what might have become of me without him and his team.

Roy Hibbert

I went to CSC+M for a shoulder injury and was very happy with the results.  They have a talented team and multiple treatments available. I was interested in myofacial treatment, which is why I sought out Dr. Anselmi in the first place. The chiropractors, PT and massage therapist all helped to get me healed and on my way.  The at-home exercises which I continue to do have kept me painless and functioning.  The support staff is helpful and efficient.  CSC+M is now at the top of my list.

Ila G.

I cannot speak highly enough about CSC+M. Dr. Amsale & his staff of medical professionals has been amazing in helping me after a terrible foot injury. If you’re considering therapy or chiropractics in Manhattan look no further. Love it here!

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