There are several ways in which chiropractic treatment differs from traditional medical care. One of the most distinct differences is that chiropractic care embraces a noninvasive, natural approach that does not involve the use of medication. Chiropractors examine a person’s body as a complete system made up of individual parts that must work together if optimum wellness is to be achieved.
Rather than merely treating the symptoms of a problem, chiropractors search for the problem’s root cause. In certain cases, they request an MRI or X-ray and review these in conjunction with a physical exam and the client’s known medical history. In this way, they obtain a comprehensive understanding of exactly how your body is functioning. This is substantially different from the approach of most traditional medical professionals, whose objective is usually to treat symptoms, while the cause of the problem often remains unidentified.
Problems can be treated once their root causes are determined, and this is the goal of chiropractic treatment. Additionally, chiropractic therapy considerably lowers the chances of recurring pain or injury in most patients. For instance, using a knee brace and consuming pain medication for the rest of your life is not a perfect solution for knee problems. Chiropractors on the other hand, attempt to discover why the pain is present and fix the underlying issue. Therefore, if your knee pain is the result of a muscular imbalance in the pelvis, they treat the latter, rather than focusing on the knee pain. Once the underlying muscular imbalance is corrected, the knee pain will probably decrease on its own.
Chiropractors also diagnose and treat something referred to as spinal subluxation–dislocations or misalignments of the spine. The spine affects virtually every other area of your body and chiropractors make “adjustments” when necessary to return it to the appropriate position. When the ribs and spine are misaligned, you may experience symptoms anywhere from your neck to your toes. Below are the five components affected by spinal misalignments:
Your vertebrae may be slightly out of place or may simply be irritated due to disc degeneration causing decreased space between the vertebrae.
Nerves are responsible for the normal flow of signals from the brain to other areas of the body and if disturbed, abnormal function occurs.
Muscle spasms are often the result of irritated nerves, and such spasms may pressure various vertebrae until they become even further misaligned.
A little known fact is that misalignment can also affect ligaments, tendons, and vertebral blood supply. As time goes on, vertebrae can stretch and pull these tissues, leading to scarring or additional soft tissue injury.
We are New York City’s only clinic that utilizes a complete running/gait lab. We use a scientific treadmill, custom-made software and high speed cameras to examine your foot pressure and gait movements. Therefore, when searching for a chiropractor in NYC, you will find that our service eclipses that of our competition.
After gathering the appropriate information, our experienced and highly qualified chiropractor reviews your medical history and the biomechanical data collected to reach a diagnosis.
Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment–CAREN–is a cutting-edge technology comprised of motion capture cameras, a moving platform and virtual reality. These are utilized to diagnose and treat neurological and balance disorders. CAREN treatment in combination with our chiropractor’s knowledge and expertise is not available anywhere else in the U.S.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation–DNS–is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility that emphasizes physical therapy for clients suffering from orthopedic and sports related disorders, neuromuscular problems and back pain. The approach we take is based on the dynamic fusion of physical therapy, rehabilitation and manual medicine. Preventative therapy is equally as important as the treatment of current problems. When you receive chiropractic treatment from our team you will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to alleviate your pain at the present time, as well as prevent its recurrence in the future.