Larisa N. Likver, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

Larisa N. Likver, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Midtown, New York, NY & Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY

Back Pain Specialist

Dr. Likver provides state-of-the-art pain management for back pain in patients in Manhattan and throughout the New York City metropolitan region, helping men and women relieve pain and inflammation so they can enjoy pain-free movement again.

Back Pain Q&A

What are the most common causes of chronic back pain?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints among men and women worldwide, and it's no wonder – your back is involved in just about every activity you undertake, including simply standing and sitting. Back pain can occur for many different reasons, including:

  • overuse

  • repetitive use

  • arthritis

  • improper lifting techniques

  • slip-and-fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries

  • poor posture

  • sitting or standing for long periods of time

  • herniated discs

  • obesity

  • wearing shoes that don't provide adequate support

  • carrying heavy loads or loads that are unbalanced

Understanding the underlying cause of back pain is critical to ensuring you get the right kind of care and therapy for the best results.

What kinds of treatments do you offer for back pain?

Most types of back pain can be treated with conservative – that is, non-surgical – approaches. We offer a complete array of treatment options so patients can get the care they need for the best possible outcomes. Treatment options include:

  • ultrasound-guided injections

  • therapeutic exercises

  • lifestyle changes, including employing better ergonomics at work or during other activities so you can avoid future injuries

  • prescription medications to relieve pain and inflammation

  • hot and cold therapy

  • stretching techniques aimed at improving range of motion as well as promoting healthy, restorative circulation

Most back pain patients have more than one type of therapy to help provide both immediate resolution of symptoms as well as long-term healing for greater comfort and improved quality of life.

How can I prevent back pain?

Many types of back pain can be prevented by being more physically active, losing excess weight, wearing supportive shoes and avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time whenever possible. Seeing a doctor at the first sign of back pain is also important to help prevent the condition from becoming worse.

Insurance Providers Accepted

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Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    Dr. Likver has been a true savior. She's enabled me to live an active life again. After visiting other doctors with no results I was lucky to find Dr. Likver.

    Steve G.
  • Vitals

    I did not think that I could be cured with anything but surgery until I saw Dr. Likver. I feel like a new man.

    Verified Patient
  • "I am very thankful to you and your amazing team, for being so thoughtful and caring towards my persona. Your treatments helped me live my life. A big thank you."

    Ivena N.
  • "You are a gift from God and so is your staff. You are the best pain management doctor in the USA. You listen, you care and you understand."

    Sandra D.
  • "I've been a patient of Dr. Likver's for years and find her to be thoroughly accurate, pleasant & efficient. I've recommended her to several of my friends!"

    Sylvia R.
  • "I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me discussing a course of treatment and explaining every aspect of it."

    Richard H.
  • "You really took the time to treat me as an individual & get to know me. If it wasn’t for you & your excellent staff I know I wouldn't be able to work through my pains."

  • "Since coming to Dr. Likver my quality of life has improved tremendously. I am once again able to enjoy my life. Thank you Dr. Likver for giving me back my life."

  • "She effects a miraculous cure and brings the dying back to life. Both with benevolent mind and art presented respectfully by Centerian."

  • "This doctor really knows her stuff, and is very dedicated and enthusiastic to healing her patients."

    Susan D.
  • "Dr. Likver is a physician I trust and admire. Her commitment to continuing education regarding research and new approaches is inspiring. Thank you Dr. Likver!"

    Margaret C.
  • "The most important thing is her manner. Her interest in you as a person and your life is genuine and I am so grateful. All in all high marks all around."

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