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Services & Techniques Offered At Dey St. Chiropractic
Dey Street Chiropractic is a One Stop Wellness Center for busy New Yorkers.
In addition to Chiropractic services we also offer:
Chiropractic is a holistic treatment that employs a technique called spinal manipulation. Essentially, the highly trained Chiropractor will use his hands and pressure to adjust a patients spine. The aim is to relieve pressure on nerves that exit the spinal column through openings in the vertebrae. Vertebral misalignment can have adverse effects, causing pain, numbness, headaches, and weakness, thus reducing quality of life.
Chiropractic is used to treat various ailments, such as:
Frequently, the effects of Chiropractic treatment are enhanced when applied in conjunction with muscle therapy to treat the joints and muscles. These additional therapies can be:
The length of a course in Chiropractic treatment to treat an ailment depends on how long the nerve and joint have been irritated. Most people start feeling better after the first or second treatment. Chiropractic treatment is continued through the healing process to support the body. The body takes time to heal, and people heal at different rates. Treatment of an ailment might continue for a few weeks, or longer in some cases
A course of Chiropractic treatment usually begins with frequent treatments and then tapers off to less frequently as healing occurs. Treatment places the body in a new position, and the body must be trained to maintain that corrected position. Muscles need to develop to hold that position. The speed at which treatment is no longer needed depends upon the speed of healing, and can be affected by general health, nutrition, rest, exercise, and occupational strains. Every patient is different.
Some patients may opt to continue Chiropractic treatment on an ongoing basis. Just like your teeth, your spine needs lifetime care to maintain health. Periodic visits to our office for Chiropractic adjustment is a regimen that several of our patients opt for to prevent future injury. Personally I get treated once a month to maintain optional spinal alignment
Chiropractic treatment is both curative and palliative. Initially we are focusing on getting the patient out of pain. Curing acute issues may depend on how long there has been nerve interference. These aspects of Chiropractic care will be discussed by the doctor at the initial evaluation.
Massage therapy is a natural treatment which relieves musculo-skeletal pain. Massage at Dey Street Chiropractic is performed by a licensed professional massage therapist, Massage is a practice of using hands to therapeutically treat the muscle
Massage is a curative therapy used to treat muscle aches, trigger points, muscle tightness and pains, also we use it here with conjunction to chiropractic. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury, and is complimentary to their chiropractic care.
Massage treatment is typically administered once each visit along with chiropractic treatment, Improvement is usually noticed after the first or second visit
While massage treatment may be more frequently in the beginning of treatment, it may taper off later in the course of treatment. Massage treatment can be continued after healing has taken place to keep up with the rigors and demands of ones day to day muscle aches and pains.
The benefits of massage therapy include:
Neurological testing is a treatment used to diagnose nerve issues such as, sciatica, carpal tunnel, numbness and tingling in the legs, feet , arms and hands. Neurological testing to determine the extent of nerve irritation from the spine
Neurological testing is also called Nerve Conduction Velocity and EMG. Through neurological testing we can accurately diagnose where the pain or other malady is coming from.
Neurological testing is done usually once in the beginning of treatment and if other injuries occur it can be done again. It is provided in our office.
Pain management treatment is used to reduce chronic and severe pain. Chronic pain can prevent healing through a cascade of effects due to mechanisms that the body uses to defend itself. To enable the body to heal, it is sometimes necessary to eliminate the pain so that healing can begin. Then chiropractic treatment and physical therapy can heal the problem more quickly.
Pain management treatment consists of a mild anti-inflammatory which is administered through hypodermic injection. Sometimes these treatments are referred to as trigger point injections.
Trigger point injections for pain management are not administered alone. They are administered in conjunctions with other treatments such as: chiropractic, physical therapy and massage
Relief from trigger point injections are usually noticed soon after the first injection.
Trigger point injections are administered as needed at the doctors discretion. How much pain the patient has and how long the patient had their pain will influence the treatment plan for pain management. Trigger point therapy is usually administered for a few weeks
Trigger point injections are considered palliative care, they have some curative benefit as the alleviation of pain and reduction in inflammation permits other therapies will help heal the problem.
Men's Health service is hormone replacement therapy, treating low testosterone levels in middle age and senior men.
Men's Health services are provided as a standalone service, not used in conjunction with any of the other services provided at Dey Street Chiropractic.
Therapy for Men's Health services are provided on a weekly basis, and continue until the patient and doctor agree that goals have been met. Blood tests are used to diagnose conditions indicating therapy and to monitor patient progress.
Botox treatment consists of subcutaneous injections at select points as determined by a doctor. Injection points are selected to achieve specific goals of the patient.
Botox Treatment Service offered at Dey Street Chiropractic are primarily used to treat migraine headaches. Botox treatment can also be used to fight the inevitable signs of aging - wrinkles about the eyes - improving appearance and self esteem.
When treatment is administered for cosmetic purposes, fillers and creams may be used in conjunction with injections.
Visible results are noticed within a few weeks. Treatment is usually repeated semi-annually (every 6 months) as needed.
Acupuncture Therapy is an traditional Chinese treatment that uses small needles that are inserted at specific points on the body to relieve ailments and symptoms. Acupuncture is administered by a school trained and NY State licensed practitioner.
Acupuncture treatment is used to treat neck, back, knee, and shoulder pain. Acupuncture also helps with overall energy and body balance.
Acupuncture treatments may be administered by itself, but is frequently provided along with other therapies such as massage, physical therapy, and Chiropractic treatment.
Improvement is usually noticed within several visits after beginning Acupuncture treatment. Initial treatments are usually as frequent as 2 or 3 times weekly. Visit frequency tapers off to once weekly and eventually less frequently as the patient condition improves.
Acupuncture is a curative and palliative therapy.
Physical Therapy treatment is stretching and strengthening techniques administered by a licensed physical therapist. Some modalities may include assistance by the therapist. Some modalities may include guidance and correction. Equipment may be employed in the physical therapy treatment.
Physical therapy is used to treat all types of pain and injuries. It is also used in rehabilitation work after surgery, to speed healing and resumption of normal activities. Physical therapy may also be used to correct muscle weakness and imbalances
Physical therapy treatements can administered alone. Physical therapy is frequently provided in conjunction with chiropractic treatments, massage therapy, and acupuncture
Noticeable improvement can be seen after a few weeks of beginning physical therapy.
Physical therapy is continued as long as the physician indicates. Assessment is guided by the improvement and benefit from therapy.
Physical therapy is curative.
Part of any patient's healing process is an exercise plan because corrective exercises help maintain a correct posture, Corrective exercises speed the time to getting pain free and staying pain free.
Our patients are taught exercises that strengthen the muscles that support the skeleton. Strengthening exercises are taught for the neck muscles, the lower back, sitting and standing positions.
Patients may also be taught stretches to help them. Muscle spasm and incorrect posture can allow the spine and skeleton to slip out of correct position, and prevent it from easily moving back. Stretches can help the skeleton to move more easily back to it's correct position. Stretching exercises can be important to healing and maintenance of optimal condition.
Corrective excerises regimens start with an in office exercise program. A home exercise program is also given to the patient. As the patient's condition improves, the exercise program is revised to reflect the changing needs.
Certain lifestyle patterns can cause or exacerbate a condition that causes pain or discomfort.
Lifestyle choices can include anything from being too sedentary, overexercise, work position and posture, repetitive motions, and even dietary choices. Some of the changes suggested may be for temporary changes until healing occurs. Some suggestions may be for permanent changes.
Lifestyle advice can be discussed any time the patient has a question or as a change in lifestyle causes a noticeable change in condition. As the patient heals, restrictions and recommendations are reviewed and updated.
To a limited extent, we will supply nutritional counselling. Some foods and dietary supplements can have beneficial effects such as anti-inflammatory properties. Other foods can have negative effects. Nutrition and weight issues can also be a factor in the speed of healing and the likelihood of relapse.
Of course, dietary choices are a very personal thing, and are influenced by culture. We are not dietary police. We are knowledgeable in the benefits of good diet and will gently offer good nutritional advice without being overly intrusive.
If desired, we can arrange for more detailed nutritional counselling with a licensed dietary counselor.