Foot Drop

Richard Kowal DC, CDN

Chiropractor and Nutritionist on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Foot Drop

Foot Drop means that you’ve lost the ability to lift the front part of your foot as you walk.  It usually appears as a result of problems that began in the spine and irritated the nerves supplying the muscles that lift the front of the foot.  But for many people, the weakness in these foot muscles continues to be present even after they’ve had spinal surgery to correct the original problem.

Foot Drop makes it difficult to walk steadily without a cane and/or a ‘splint’ to help stabilize the weakness of the foot.

I utilize Transcutaneous Pulsed Radio Frequency (TPRF) to treat Foot Drop. TPRF is a non-surgical treatment for nerves.  The FDA Approved Stimpod NMS 460 is proving to be a breakthrough treatment for nerve-related problems such as Foot Drop.  We are one of just a few offices in Manhattan treating with the Stimpod NMS 460 at this time.  Please feel free to call me to find out more about TPRF for the treatment of your Foot Drop.

Fees & Insurance


Will you file a claim with my insurance company or is that my responsibility?

Yes. If we are under contract with your insurance company, we will collect the co-payment at the time of your visit and submit the claim for you. 


What are the rates if you are out of network with my insurance plan?

If we do not currently participate in your health insurance plan and you have out of network benefits we will file a claim directly with your insurance company.  You can expect your out of pocket expense to be $65.for regular office visits.


Medicare: Please call to speak with us personally so we can review your specific Medicare benefits and give you an exact answer regarding finances.


We never perform any service without discussing it, and its cost with you beforehand, and receiving your approval. We are very respectful around finances, and no one ever receives a bill from “out of nowhere” from us!

Give a call to discuss your specific health concerns with Dr. Kowal and he’ll be able to clarify what finances, evaluative services and/or care would look like for you personally.


Some of the plans and providers we accept

Oxford Health
United Healthcare