Services & Techniques

At Southern Tier Spine and Disc, we take great pride in providing the latest in cutting edge services to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services that we offer in our office.

DRX 9000
Spinal Decompression Therapy

Southern Tier Spine and Disc center, offers the latest cutting edge technology in the non-surgical treatment of serious chronic lower back pain and sciatica. Our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of the FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology for the treatment of back pain due to:

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated and/or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • A relapse or failure following surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis

Dr Rouhana - Pain Relief with Spinal Decompression in Binghamton NYAt Southern Tier Spine and Disc, we are dedicated to improving the health and function of our patients. We do this by combining traditional chiropractic care with state-of-the-art technology to deliver an unprecedented level of service. Our results speak for themselves…

In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems usually was given pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, and when they weren’t progressing they were sent for spinal surgery. Conservative chiropractic care proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases when surgery seemed to be the only other option… until now.

Today, you don’t have to live with that pain anymore. Thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, Spinal Decompression was developed to effectively treat lower back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or deteriorated discs. Spinal Decompression not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.

Does DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression really work?

DRX 9000 therapy has been proven effective in relieving the pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and even relapse or failed back surgery. Since its release, clinical studies have revealed an amazing success rate in treating lumbar disc related problems with Spinal Decompression. Click Here for 3D Animations!

How does it work?

DRX 9000 therapy uses state of the art technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression often associated with low back pain and sciatica.

How do I get started?

Contact our office at 607-798-8800 to schedule an initial consultation with our Doctor to determine if you are a candidate for DRX 9000 therapy. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, We will sit down and explain his recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin our exclusive DRX 9000 treatment. 

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy


Southern Tier Spine and Disc uses a state-of-the-art Class IV laser that can put an end to your pain fast!  Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality where light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing and soft tissue repair.

This breakthrough therapeutic device has several applications and treatment outcomes. Our Deep Tissue Laser Therapy works by converting light into biochemical energy, resulting in normal cell function, which causes symptoms (PAIN) to disappear.  Treatments involve placing the laser on the skin allowing the healing energy to penetrate deep into the tissues, where it interacts with various intracellular bio-molecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes. In essence, light energy is converted into biochemical energy.

The result; normal cell functions are restored. The process results in a disappearance of symptoms and increases the speed at which your body heals.

The Physiological Healing and Pain Relief Process of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

As noted by the original developer, LiteCure; “Pain results from trauma, inflammation, malfunction, or less that optimal cellular function. Healing and pain relief come with cellular normalization.


Laser light enables cells to perform optimally by stimulating them, initiating bio-chemical reactions, which promotes healing.” With deep laser healing, patients notice results and are participating in these faster treatments that are less invasive than surgery, and offer better results.

See and Feel the Benefits of our Powerful Laser Therapy for Yourself!

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Do you have any of the following conditions? We can help!

• Musculoskeletal Pain
• Soft Tissue Injuries
• Migraine Headaches
• Back Pain & Spinal Conditions
• Myofascial Trigger Points
• Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Neuropathic Pain
• Bell’s Palsy
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Sports Injuries
• Sprains & Strains
• Knee Pain
• Hamstring Tears
• Arthritic Pain

Back Pain


The epidemic of back pain is enormous: It’s a $44 billion industry, it’s the leading workers’ comp injury, it’s the leading reason for disability for people under the age of 45, it will strike 90% of all American adults, it’s the second-leading surgical procedure, and it’s only getting worse.

  • Up to 85% of the US Population will have Back Pain at some time in their life
  • On any given day 6.5 million people are in bed because of back pain
  • 5.4 million Americans are disabled annually due to back pain
  • An estimated 93 million workdays are lost each year due to back pain
  • 90% of all back pain resolves in 6-12 weeks
  • 5-10% of low back pain becomes chronic
  • Only 20% of all back surgeries are successful after 2 years
  • The total number of spine surgeries in the U.S. approaches 500,000 per year
  • An estimated $45–54 billion is spent on the treatment of low back pain per year

Zerona Fat Loss Laser & Weight Management

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Zerona Fat-Burning Laser

We now offer Zerona Non-invasive Fat Burning Laser Therapy

Our Zerona Fat-Burning Laser Treatments are the first FDA Approved body-contouring procedure available.

Zerona is the first non-invasive body contouring procedure to effectively remove excess fat without the negative side effects associated with surgical methods. Zerona utilizes the same cold laser technology developed by Erchonia, which has been shown to emulsify fat and allow it to move to interstitial space. Although this technology was originally utilized to help assist tumescent liposuction procedures, it was found that the cold laser treatment alone helped clients to reduce inches from their waist

Amazing Weight Loss Results!

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Through a double blind, randomized, multi-site and placebo-controlled study, the Zerona procedure is proven to be an effective non-invasive and body contouring procedure. On average, clients lost on average 3.64 inches from the circumference of their waist, hip and thighs, whereas the placebo group only lost an average of a half of an inch.

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See and Feel the Benefits of our Fat-Burning Laser Therapy for Yourself!

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Chiropractic Care

Our Expert Chiropractic treatments will help you experience pain relief while improving mobility and enjoyment of life WITHOUT medication.  We take your health and pain seriously, and work to educate you for better understanding of your spine condition so we can relieve your pain fast – and keep you feeling better long-term.

At Southern Tier Spine and Disc, we know each of our patients is unique.  Our doctors and staff are part of an integrated team that will work together to listen carefully to your needs, and determine the best approach to your care to maximize your healing, pain relief, and overall health.

If you are serious about getting out of pain, we offer a wide variety of pain relief therapies and solutions so you can enjoy life again.  If you’re ready for excellent care from a compassionate and friendly team, contact us to schedule an appointment.  Our entire team is dedicated to you as our patient!

Chiropractic Treatments are the best form of natural pain relief, health care, and are safe & effective – without the use of drugs or medicines!

  • Sciatica Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain 
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Disc injuries
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Subluxations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Digestive disorders

Regular Chiropractic Treatments have been known to offer amazing short-term AND long-term benefits. Ask us about your conditions, we hope to offer you some of the following benefits – without the use of drugs or medicines!

  • Back Pain and Neck Pain Relief
  • Headache and Migraine Relief
  • Improved Mobility and Range of Motion
  • Joint Relief
  • Arthritis Relief
  • Decrease or Elimination of Muscle Spasms
  • Avoid Surgery
  • Improved Posture and Balance
  • Reduced Inflammation in Joints
  • Improved Mood and sense of Well Being
  • Allergy Relief
  • Reduced Stress
  • Avoid Harmful Drugs

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Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

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Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

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Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Michael Rouhana can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.

Knee Pain

At Southern NY Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, we offer the latest and most advanced nonsurgical treatments for many causes of knee pain, including our advanced 6 point knee therapy protocol™. This protocol utilizes multiple advanced therapies some of which are exclusive to our office in our area.

Some of the protocols we use consist of our exclusive Knee-Trac Decompression Therapy to reduce pain and rehydrate the knee for patients with osteoarthritis, failed surgery, sprains/strains, meniscus tears, and other injuries.

Class 4 Deep Tissue Laser Therapy utilizing our exclusive LiteCure EXP Laser to reduce pain, inflammation, and break down scar tissue.

Custom Knee Bracing to align, support, and stabilize the knee, Advanced X-ray ImagingSpecific Nutritional Supplementation and Physical Therapy. This treatment protocol reduces inflammation, alleviates pain, increases mobility, promotes tissue repair and cell growth, accelerates healing and speeds recovery. It is a successful alternative to pain medications, cortisone injections, and surgery.

Knee pain can disrupt your whole life and is a leading cause of disability for many older adults. Your knees do a lot of heavy work: sitting down, standing up, walking, running, climbing stairs, and more. Some patients suffer from chronic knee pain that includes weakness, instability, and swelling, and others suffer from knee pain that is so severe they have to stop favorite as well as typical everyday activities.


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