Monday, August 5, 2013

Benefits of Chiropractic Care


Chiropractic is regarded as one of the safest and most effective treatments for back and neck pain, but its benefits expand beyond those areas.  The spine acts as the body’s control panel, where the nervous system communicates with the rest of the body.  Imbalances and injury anywhere along the spine can cause health problems that affect other body parts or organs and disrupt the entire structure of the nervous system, resulting in loss of normal function, nerve damage, discomfort, and pain.

 The good news is if detected early, spinal imbalances (herniated discs, subluxations, pinched nerves, etc.) can be easily corrected via chiropractic adjustments.  Chiropractic treatments are effective because they restore the spine to its optimal state, therefore providing the conditions necessary for the body’s self-healing mechanism to kick in.  With regular adjustments, not only are spinal imbalances corrected and pain diminished, but patients are able to achieve the best overall health possible as long as the spine is in tip-top shape.

Regular spine maintenance can benefit not only those who experience pain, but also serve as a preventive measure for patients of all ages who are committed to taking care of their health.  Daily stressors such as work, commuting, family and personal life can have a negative impact on your health.  Pregnancy can cause physical and emotional stress as well.  By conditioning the spine through regular chiropractic adjustments, patients can prepare their bodies to live as healthily as possible and reduce the negative effect of stress in their lives.  As for expectant mothers, chiropractic care during pregnancy provides comfort and reduces back pain from the added weight and pressure of the growing baby, and studies show women who receive regular adjustments experience easier deliveries.

Chiropractic care is an excellent option for safe, effective, holistic pain relief, as well as a protective measure against a number of conditions, including:

Sciatica
Arthritis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Migraines
Stress
Insomnia
And more…

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kinesio Taping for Physical Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, and Athletic Endurance

Kinesio taping is an innovative technique that has been used in medical applications since its inception in the 1970s, particularly for the treatment of soft tissue trauma and sports injuries.

 Kinesio taping works by expertly applying a self-adhesive flexible fabric-like material to the skin, using patented techniques, which our doctors are certified in. Once applied, kinesio taping assists in correcting muscular misalignments, restoring normal muscular function, decreasing pain, increasing vascular and lymphatic flow, and protect against further injury.

 Rather than restricting muscle function as other taping and bandaging methods do, kinesio taping enhances the body’s natural muscle movements and aids in healing and reducing myofascial pain. Patients who practice sports and enjoy physical activity can greatly benefit from adding kinesio taping to their fitness routines for improved performance and increased endurance.

 Used by professional athletes as well as fitness enthusiasts around the world, kinesio taping is a powerful tool that protects muscles from possible injury and increases muscular energy and endurance, resulting in superior performance. Kinesio taping has been used by Olympic athletes (including swimmers, runners, gymnasts, and many others), professional sports players, and marathon runners and has been widely publicized due to its effectiveness.

 Kinesio taping is an excellent complement to our range of non-surgical physical rehabilitation services and helps patients improve healing and comfort. It is recommended as a supplement to enhance the benefits of physical therapy, massage therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and chiropractic and orthopedic care provided by our expert staff.

 Patients who are in need of a boost while they work to heal and regain strength after an injury, as well as sports enthusiasts, runners, and athletes looking to enhance their performance are encouraged to visit us to experience the benefits of kinesio taping in NYC.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lumbar Herniated disc-Non surgical solutions

Lumbar herniated disc
Non surgical solutions in NYC
Call (212) 627-8149


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above video shows how our patented non drug non-surgical methods help those with herniated discs

One of the conditions that we see every day in our NYC office is that of patients that have Sciatica due to a herniated disc.
What is Sciatica and what are the current medical treatments?

The Sciatic nerve is the biggest nerve in your body and about as thick as your finger.
The discs are located between each vertebra and provide flexibility and shock absorption for the spine. The thick, fibrous outer wall, known as the annulus fibrosus, surrounds a jell-like center, called the nucleus pulposus. Discs undergo tremendous amounts of stress, which can sometimes lead to a bulging disc, which is when the disc wall becomes weakened  enough to allow the disc to bulge out and press painfully on surrounding nerves. A herniated disc occurs when the pressure within a disc is so great that a tear occurs in the disc wall allowing a portion of the nucleus pulposus to protrude. The escaped nucleus pulposus may then impinge painfully on nerve roots, leading to numbness, tingling and or muscle weakness associated with the condition of Sciatic pain.

Currently most medical procedures involve medication and or injections- both of these include risks and do not address the underlying problem.
Most of the time a pain management doctor would want to do a epidural or a facet injection to quite the pain. This treatment does provide a temporary relieve of symptoms BUT the disc material will continue to protrude and irritate the nerve and eventually fail. 
In my experience patients that have had multiple injections still wind up in my office because the injections are a patch not a fix.
The most common disc to fail is the L5 disc which is the lowest lumbar disc.
Usually it effects the S1 nerve root.

The video below shows how the disc material can press on the very sensitive nerves and cause pain.
When the nerve is pressed it can cause severe leg pain and even complaints into the ankle and foot.

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If you or a loved one is suffering with Sciatica in Manhattan contact me directly and we can discuss how our Non-drug,Non-surgical solution can help you get back to normal.
Yours in health-
Dr. Steven Shoshany