“The atmosphere is very healing and relaxing (when you wait for the therapist you sit in an amazing message chair).”
“When you need a treatment or two to destress from the hassles of work and everyday life, this is a good neighborhood place to regain a sense.”
“Professionalism: Dr. Sid and his entire staff are extremely professional.”
“My typical session begins on a full back massage chair for 10 minutes, followed by several exercises and spinal stretches.”
In early January, I suffered from a
massive herniated disc in my lower back incapacitating me, causing me to collapse. After seeing numerous neurosurgeons, spine experts, and other professionals (who all wanted to cut me open and perform surgery). My herniation was so bad, there were certain doctors that didn’t want to touch me for fear they would cause more problems. The herniated disc was so bad it was pressing up against nerves, which caused excruciating pain down both my legs.
After researching dozens of options, I finally made the right decision by starting an alternative rehabilitation regime from Dr. Sid. Dr. Sid began his practice to help people seeking relief from pain. He cares about each of his patients, taking the time to carefully analyze and assess each individuals needs. He then creates a specific and individualized treatment based on each patient’s symptoms. Dr. Sid has 1 goal in mind – getting his patients pain free!
Dr. Sid is truly amazing! His techniques have helped me as well as dozens of others to relieve major back pain! Before seeing him, I was completely handicapped – literally – I could not do anything. I couldn’t walk without pain, I couldn’t get dressed, nor shower…I couldn’t even get a good night’s sleep.
After the first treatment, I started seeing huge improvement. I began walking pain-free and I began feeling “normal” again. Dr. Sid’s high tech equipment is state of the art and it has helped to take pressure off the nerves, thus relieving the pain in my legs and feet. Jerome, Dr. Sid’s physical therapist, has hands of gold! Jerome’s lower back massage therapy technique helped me stand straighter after the first session. I could see I was improving by how much more I was able to stretch and move around with each session.
What causes the pain is that the vertebrae in the back become stressed and get pushed into each other. In between each vertebrae is a soft jelly-like cushion (aka discs). If the vertebrae touch each other, the disc gets squashed and herniated (similar to someone’s fist smashing down on a jelly donut…the jelly pops out). Dr. Sid is able to maneuver individual specific vertebrae to allow the bones to separate and breathe, thus allowing the disc (jelly-like cushion) to return to its normal place. In addition to that, Dr. Sid also treats scoliosis. Results don’t lie, curvatures don’t lie.
Had I listened to the numerous neurosurgeons and spine experts, I would still be laying on my back in pain. A neurosurgeons job is to perform surgery…that’s what they know and that’s what they do, and that’s how they make money. Do you really think they’re concerned about your well-being and about relieving your pain? I know people that have had back surgery, and they’ve had their spine fused together. After the surgery, you have a recovery of 6 months where you have to lay on your back the entire time. The surgery is irreversible and once its done, it can not be undone! Anyone who isn’t willing to try alternative ways to try to fix their back deserves to be in pain.
I highly recommend Dr. Sid and thank him for all his help! He literally saved my life!
My teenage son and I have worked with Dr. Sid and his team on reducing weight and improving our health through a program called the Ideal Protein. The results have been dramatic in terms of weight loss and we both feel healthier. Dr. Sid helped tailor the program to our lifestyles such as modifying the timing of meals in consideration of long workdays and school days. His office is flexible in scheduling, efficient, and very welcoming, particularly Ruben. Ruben has always accommodated our schedule for follow-up visits to weigh-in, ask questions and purchase the Ideal Protein foods. Ruben really makes the experience a pleasure. Dr. Sid and the program are straightforward, clear and easy to work with, a huge plus for those who want to get healthy and lose weight and have abusy schedule. We found this much easier for jump starting weight loss than other very reputable programs such as Weight Watchers.
AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS. I had the unfortunate luck of coming across this charlatan in my search for a chiro to help me with some back and neck pain. From the minute I walked in to the minute I walked out (which was session 1), this operation screamed of scam. For starters, in his bogus eval (which he charges a cool $300 for), he pretty much tells you that everything under the sun is wrong with you...and its practically a miracle that you are able to function given these "ailments". He further backs up this quack diagnosis with some official looking "report" with pretty graphs and charts that supports his claim. I actually showed this report to a real chiropractor who laughed at it. As for the sessions (or session since I only stuck around for one) he has his adjustment table in full view of other existing patients or prospective ones presumably to show off his magical techniques. Also, if you foolishly agree to proceed after the initial consult, upon your first visit your name is plastered up on the NEW PATIENTS board which is clearly a sad attempt at trying to make it appear that his business is better than it actually is. If the man wasn't in the chiro business I would guess that he'd be selling used cars at Hunts Point. I cant complain too much tho...for $500 I would up getting a fancy metal water bottle! Would have given zero stars but apparently citysearch cant bash its sponsors too much.
We are sorry you experienced your first visit as such. Please call us and tell us how we can make this right for you.
Our mission is to educate and help patients. Indeed, our initial consultations and evaluations are comprehensive. We take our time surveying your health history so we are in a position to see how our services can help you (if at all). If X-rays are needed, and with your consent, we take X-rays. During your second visit, Dr. Sid reviews your X-rays with you and provides you with a detailed written X-ray report. We do this to educate you every step of the way so you are informed about your health and the nature, timing, and extent of your care so you can make an informed decision about whether you would like to proceed with the Doctor' recommendations. Please call us and thank you for your feedback.
June 23, 2011: Mlf1263 to all.
I first came in contact with Dr. Sid's practice via the internet, in my search for help for my scoliosis, which had become very problematic for me. I was in constant pain in my neck, back and left hip, and was also experiencing respiratory difficulty due to the severe abnormal curvature of my spine. Within the first week of beginning my restorative care program, I began to experience relief from my intense pain and discomfort, and continues to improve after each treatment session. My pain has decreased from 8 on a scale of 0 - 10 (10 being the worst pain) to a scale of 3. I no longer have difficulty breathing, and my spine is returning to its normal curvature improving my posture tremendously, due to his individualized postural corrective program.
I am so very thankful to Dr. Sid and his wonderful staff (Ruben and John) for the warmth and caring that is always shown to me throughout my ordeal. They have made me feel very comfortable and welcome. I am sincerely grateful to Dr. Sid for his gentility as he administers my treatments with such expertise. He is a truly amazing and an extremely skilled physician. I strongly recommend anyone having scoliosis, musculoskeletal problems, or just need to revitalize and energize his or her spine, to contact Dr. Sid's office. He is the best there is. He has changed my life with his therapeutic touch and his gentle yet strong healing hands.-------Mona from Brooklyn, NY, June 23, 2011
I highly recommend Chiropractor, Dr. Siddiqui. Dr. Siddiqi has been treating my daughter for scoliosis the past seven months. Our previous chiropractor, who also specializes in scoliosis, referred us to him saying, “If it was my daughter, I would take her only to Dr. Sid.” We have found Dr. Sid to be highly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in his profession. That is reflected in the improvement of my daughter’s difficult to treat condition. The persons working for him are most helpful. I heartily recommend Dr. Sid.---Shelley, from Texas, May 31, 2011
Miracle Maker Siddiqui.
To see this place is to believe it.
Dr. Sid himself is one of the best chiropractors in New York City, if not the world, not just for his extensive training and skills but for the other side of Chiropractic - the relationship between Patient and Doctor. He is friendly, warm, and supportive, with a visible interest in you getting better every step of the way. A visit never went by where many like minded individuals were out to this gem, Esprit Wellness Center, to straighten out their backs, where Dr. Sid did not give me as well as everybody else individualized attention to make sure everything was proper, be it the positions, the exercises, or otherwise.
The staff Dr. Sid has helping him are top notch and invaluable as well.
Ruben always has a smile for patients new and old, never upset but always cool and flexible, making everyone's life easier.
John is a really friendly, charismatic guy who perhaps wants to join a Broadway musical. While this is unlikely, it is always nice to hear him singing. His sense of humor and diligence towards his patients are a major bright spot upon Esprit.
As well, the facility itself is nice. With different incenses filling the air, gentle music, and cleanliness, it is very relaxing.
My neck has improved so I can turn side to side painlessly, and I am eager to return so that we can make even more leaps and strides that I never thought possible.
Dr. Sid and the staff at Esprit Wellness have made me a believer though.
If you have scoliosis, say hello to your home away from home!
I love this place - Dr. Sid and his staff are absolutely amazing.
I've been having back troubles for the past couple of years after getting into a car accident - and Dr. Sid has been amazing in relieving the tension and pain that I get from strenuous activity.
They always seem to be able to fit me in. Really nice and comfortable surroundings - especially glad for all the pointers I get for staying relaxed!
Great place to straighten up my back!.
I stopped in to Esprit Wellness while on vacation in New York and was really pleased with my experience. Checking in for the 1st time as a client went pretty quickly and his rates were in line with my local Chiropractor.
The trip on the plane really tightened up my back and Dr. Sid was able to do some manipulation and get things "back in place" before my weekend in New York.
Thanks again for all your help!
Huge Scoliosis Improvement.
When I started at Dr. Sid's office, I was 78 degrees on the top and 91 on the bottom. Before coming to Dr. Sid, I went to another doctor for two years, who was unable to help me. I began then as 36 degrees on top and 42 on bottom, and gradually became worse and worse until I hit 78 and 91. If Dr. Sid hadn't worked, I would have been forced to opt for surgery, which was something I was hoping to avoid.
However, six weeks later, I improved by twenty-eight degrees, going from 78 on top and 91 on bottom to 67 on top and 74 on bottom, and it's no wonder why.
Dr. Sid's office is clean and well-organized. Angela and Gertrudis makes sure that there's never more than a certain number of patients at once to ensure that everyone gets the most out of treatment. At my previous doctor's office, there was frequently eleven people at once, and it wasn't unusual to spend two hours in waiting time. However, this never happens at Dr. Sid's office.
Furthermore, John is very friendly as well as knowledgeable and he knows what he's doing. He works diligently to make sure that there aren't any mistakes. At the other place, however, the staff made mistakes fairly often without realizing, which is highly detrimental, and that doesn't happen here.
Each patient's program is tailored specifically to his or her needs so as to get the best possible results, which worked for me. Dr. Sid is innovative and open-minded, as well as willing to adopt the most beneficial methods for each patient. He developed a new way of doing the scoliosis traction chair to help me, which really made a difference. Machines like the lumbar decompression table helped a lot as well.
My family and I are very grateful to Dr. Sid and his staff for improving my scoliosis so much. We would recommend him to anyone!
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