Innovative Chiropractic Care Available in NYC

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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:

Bones

Your vertebrae may be slightly out of place or may simply be irritated due to disc degeneration causing decreased space between the vertebrae.

Nerves

Nerves are responsible for the normal flow of signals from the brain to other areas of the body and if disturbed, abnormal function occurs.

Muscles

Muscle spasms are often the result of irritated nerves, and such spasms may pressure various vertebrae until they become even further misaligned.

Soft Tissue

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.

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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

Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment–C.A.R.E.N–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. C.A.R.E.N treatment in combination with our chiropractor’s knowledge and expertise is not available anywhere else in the U.S.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

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.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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