FAQs

What is Chiropractic and what are Chiropractors?

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts and a valuable part of the health care team developed for the treatment and prevention of disease. It is a science based on the theory that good health depends, at least, in part on a normally functioning nervous system. It is a natural health care alternative. The practices and procedures employed by chiropractors are based on the academic and clinical training received in and through accredited chiropractic colleges. [insert links to colleges].

Chiropractors are licensed in all 50 states and are recognized as primary portal of entry providers by both the federal and state governments, as well many countries worldwide. Chiropractic is presently the fastest growing health care profession. Recent studies estimate that chiropractors perform 94% of the manipulative therapy provided in the United States and that more than 30 million people see chiropractors each year.

Medical doctors practice a branch of the healing arts known as allopathy. Other branches of the healing arts include chiropractic, osteopathy, homeopathy, and acupuncture. According to the dictionary, any form of allopathy treats disease by using remedies that produce effects different from those of the disease itself. Chiropractic holds that disease and dysfunction result from improper nerve function. Chiropractors utilize manipulation and adjustments of body structures such as the spinal column, in an effort to restore normal nerve function. Chiropractic is a drugless natural health care method that utilizes manipulation, diet, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modification to promote wellness and maintenance of proper functioning of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems.

Chiropractors frequently treat patients with conditions such as headaches, joint pain, low back pain and sciatica, neck pain, athletic injuries, osteoarthritis, spinal disc conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains strains, allergies, otitis media, asthma, and digestive disorders etc.

What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is how chiropractors perform corrections. Based on more than 100 years of research and continued research and development, adjustments are specific manipulations, primarily of the spinal segments and the articulations of the extremities, which suffer abnormal movement patterns, abnormal ranges of motion, or in some way fail to function normally. The ultimate purpose of the adjustment is to restore proper nerve and musculoskeletal functioning. This is accomplished by utilizing a sophisticated array of adjusting methods and techniques that are designed to make effective corrections and do so as safely and as comfortably as possible.

Chiropractic colleges in the United States are held to strict standards by both regional and national accrediting agencies. Chiropractic core sciences course work is similar to that of medical and osteopathic colleges and includes anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physical and laboratory diagnostics, physiology, pathology, radiology, nutrition, public health. In addition to the core sciences, chiropractors must demonstrate proficiency in chiropractic assessment methods, diagnosis, and the chiropractic treatment methods that have made it the second largest healing arts profession. It is estimated that there are more than 84 thousand licensed chiropractors in the United States, and that there are approximately 10,000 students currently enrolled in chiropractic doctoral programs.

What is the difference between a chiropractor, an osteopath, and a medical doctor?

Medical doctors practice a branch of the healing arts known as allopathy. Other branches of the healing arts include chiropractic, osteopathy, homeopathy, and acupuncture. According to the dictionary, any form of allopathy treats disease by using remedies that produce effects different from those of the disease itself.  Chiropractic holds that disease results from lack of normal nerve function.  Chiropractors utilize manipulation and adjustment of body structures such as the spinal column, in an effort to restore normal nerve function. When necessary chiropractors may utilize adjunctive therapies in order to aid or hasten therapeutic response.  Osteopathy was originally based on the theory that diseases were rooted in circulatory causes, and subsequently evolved the theory that disease is rooted in loss of structural integrity and can be healed by manipulation of the parts supplemented by therapeutic measures such as medicine and surgery.  Today most osteopaths follow allopathic theories and prescribe medications, do internships and residencies in medical specialties such as general practice family medicine, orthopedics, or obstetrics etc.  Doctors of chiropractic are primary health care portal-of–entry providers to the health care system.  Chiropractors are physicians who consider patients as integrated beings and give special attention to spinal mechanics, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional and environmental relationships.  All 50 states have statutes recognizing, licensing, and regulating the practice of chiropractic. All states authorize chiropractic services as part of their Worker’s Compensation and No-Fault benefit programs.

For more information or to schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999.

Does Dr. Michelli treat patients that take medications?

Yes! One of the advantages of practicing in a multidisciplinary facility is that the medical staff, chiropractor, physical therapist, acupuncturist all work together for the benefit of the patient. First of all, it is not my intent to have patients suffer needlessly. Research has demonstrated that pain, especially chronic pain produces hormones and chemicals that have adverse metabolic effects. There are times and conditions where medications are indicated and beneficial when prescribed judiciously.  Second, there is only a small percentage of the population that has moral or religious issues regarding the use of medication which we respect. Dr. Lynch and I work side by side treating patients both without and with medication when medically necessary. THE TRUTH is that all medications do have side effects and adverse reactions. You are better off if you don’t have to take them. The FDA and the drug companies do a risk vs. benefit analysis of a particular medication, in an attempt to determine if the benefits of the medication outweigh the potential risks of that medication. However, the process is not without its failures. A recent study published in the May 1,2002 Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that 20% of newly FDA approved drugs will be labeled “Dangerous” or withdrawn from the market. According to the authors “Premarketing drug trials are often underpowered to detect ADR [Adverse Drug Reactions] and have limited follow up. This is important for consumers of newly approved prescription medications to understand”.

The authors specified that their definition of a serious ADR was “conservative” since it was limited to the most serious black box warnings found in the Physicians Desk Reference, and did not consider other labeling changes such as bolded warnings without boxes, warning letters to health care professionals, or case reports in the medical literature. They also stated that “serious ADR’s commonly emerge after FDA approval. -Lasser KE, Allen PD, Woolhandeler SJ, Himmelstein DU, Wolf SM, Bor DH Timing of black box warnings and withdrawals for prescription medications. JAMA2002;287:2215-220.

Vioxx for example, was an approved Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID) medication. Literally hundreds of millions of prescriptions were written for patients for years. Subsequently it has been determined that the marginal risks of that type of medication out weigh its potential benefits. It has now been pulled from the market, and similar medications will follow. The lesson to be learned from this is that the system of drug approval is not without its short comings. The second lesson is that there are ALWAYS risks associated with medication use. In the short term, it seems the risks of most medications are offset by their potential benefits. However, in general it appears that the long term use of medications is frequently associated with progressively greater and greater risk. Even popular over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen [Tylenol] are not without risks, and are intended for temporary relief.

Conservative chiropractic care in a multidisciplinary environment is a safe, effective, “best of both worlds” alternative. For more information or to schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999

I’ve heard that all medications have side effects and adverse reactions, and that I’m better off if I don’t have to take them. What is the basis of that opinion?

First, I want to make it clear that some people have conditions that require medications, and that I am not advocating that anyone discontinue any medication without consulting the appropriate medical specialist. What I am advocating is that patients take an active role and accept more responsibility for their health care.

Second, my opinion is based on credible scientific evidence and 25 years of clinical experience as a chiropractor. If you are interested in a sampling of the scientific basis for some of my concerns about our health care delivery system browse or click on the section titled FACT & FICTION.

Does Dr. Michelli work with medical doctors?

Absolutely, Yes! We work in close cooperation with medical specialists. In fact, Malverne Chiropractic Office offers manipulation under medical supervision when necessary. For more information or to schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999

Why do some MDs not refer to chiropractors?

In order to answer this question it is necessary to have a little history of the division and competition between the different branches of the healing arts. Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn in Vol. 5 no 6 of The Peoples Doctor Newsletter explained it this way:

“Since practically no M.D. has gone to chiropractic school he is hardly in a position to give you accurate information about chiropractic, except that he will, with rare exception refer to it as “quackery”. In fact, the AMA’s code of ethics stated that an MD should not associate with a cultist which includes the other forms of the healing arts. Conversely, chiropractors don’t go to medical school and they have their own negative vocabulary with which to refer to MD’s. While some osteopaths have come very close to organized medicine in recent years many still maintain a respectable distance. All of this is meant to suggest that you probably should refrain from asking one group about the others. You must seek information for yourself by reading about these various groups, talking with friends who’ve had experience with one or more branches of the healing arts, and by doing some comparison shopping.”

I have worked for 25 years to develop a reputation of respect for and cooperation with other professionals and specialists, both medical and alternative. The fact is that I work in close cooperation with many medical specialists for the benefit of the patients we treat in common. There have been occasions where patients who present to me for care report that medical physicians that they have encountered have a “less than favorable” opinion about their receiving chiropractic treatment. Often, the MD’s opinion is based on some past negative experience. In a few instances patients report that the particular treating medical physician or on occasion a physical therapist, are adamant about expressing their anti-chiropractic bias. In the far majority of cases a brief phone call handles most issues of concern.

Some MD’s base their opinion on rumors they have heard from colleagues about the “dangers” of chiropractic and when questioned directly they admitted to not really knowing the truth about how safe chiropractic treatment is compared to the risks of the medications they usually prescribed [see risks]. Some MD’s see chiropractic as a competitive threat to their practices and are reluctant to refer patients. In a few cases primary care MD’s fear they will be penalized by the insurance companies they are providers for because of their referring too many patients out to specialists. When push comes to shove the primary care MD would rather refer a patient to a medical colleague than have a patient go to a chiropractic professional he knows little or nothing about. The question is; can you trust the opinion of someone who allows their personal unsubstantiated bias or financial considerations to cloud their clinical recommendations?

What if my medical doctor refuses to give me the referral I need to see a participating chiropractor?

No problem, our trained office staff will contact your insurance company directly. Our first priority is to get you the care that you need A.S.A.P. For more information about your specific insurance plan contact our office at 516.599.3999.

Is there a way that I can have an adjustment without having my neck twisted?

Yes. In addition to light force cervical manipulations that do not twist the neck we can utilize an adjusting instrument that allows the repositioning of subluxated vertebrae by gently tapping it into position without the usual “twisting” of the neck. Click here  for more information regarding Torque Release Technique. However, it may take a few more adjustments to accomplish the desired effect. For more information or to schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999.

Do I have to sign up for numerous visits?

No! Unlike many other health care providers who see themselves as doing things to patients and sending them on their way, we see our patients as “practice partners” who participate in their treatment protocols. We attempt to fit our treatments and treatment plans to the specific needs of our patients, not have our patients conform to some arbitrary treatment schedule or some set program. For more information or to schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999.

Does my insurance cover chiropractic?

Yes. Most insurances cover chiropractic care.  New York State has an insurance equality law.  Medicare covers chiropractic.  Medicaid does not. Worker’s Compensation and No- fault cover chiropractic.  The best bet is to call the office for the specifics of your coverage.  We have full time billing staff, office manager, and trained reception staff that can answer your insurance related questions. The office # is 516.599.3999.

If my insurance does not cover can I still receive treatment?

Yes! Some insurance companies exclude certain services, and in general no insurance company covers “maintenance visits”.  Ask about our payment plans, family plans, our 10, 20 and 40 visit plans, or just pay per visit by cash, check, debit, or credit card.

Does Dr. Michelli recommend massage therapy?

Yes! Dr. Michelli works with 3 licensed massage therapists in the office. To learn more about our therapists click here. For a massage appointment Call our office @ 516.599.3999.

What is this Subluxation thing?

“Subluxation” is the term used by chiropractors to describe a condition where bones are out of their proper position, which can cause nerve interference, stress, pressure, irritation, inflammation, and results in joint dysfunction, soft tissue dysfunction,  or neurological dysfunction.  The nerve interference, pressure, and or stress can cause an imbalance in the body’s normal processes and produce the unwanted symptoms of a particular condition or illness. Chiropractic adjustments are performed to correct the malpositioning, reduce or eliminate the nerve interference, restore normal function, thereby reducing symptoms and improving overall health.

For more detailed information about subluxation see “in depth answer” below. To schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999

What is subluxation?

Chiropractic is built upon 3 related scientific theories and principles:

1. Disease may be caused by disturbances of the nervous system.
2. Disturbances of the nervous system may be caused by derangements of the musculoskeletal structure.
3. Disturbances of the nervous system may cause or aggravate disease in various parts or functions of the body.

Subluxation is a term used in the chiropractic field to describe a complex set of events or disturbances that occur when, for example, one of the vertebrae in your spine moves out of position and results in interference with normal nerve function. The word “subluxation” is derived from the Latin words meaning somewhat or slightly (sub) and to dislocate (luxate). When this happens, the misaligned vertebra creates disturbances of, and or pressure and stress on the spinal nerves, blood vessels, and surrounding muscles. These disturbances can cause disruption of, and imbalance in, the body’s normal processes because the nerves in the spinal column extend to the entire body and all its organs. As time goes on with uncorrected subluxations, the damage to the nerve gets progressively worse as does the resulting dysfunction.  This is called subluxation degeneration.  Subluxations are described by 4 progressively worsening degenerative phases [link requires content editing, under construction].  Subluxations result in a complex combination of any combination of, or all 5 of the component changes know as the “Vertebral Subluxation Complex”.

The five component parts of the Vertebral subluxation complex are:

The Osseous (bone) Component is where the vertebrae are either out of position, not moving properly, or are undergoing physical changes such as degeneration. This component is sometimes known as kinesiopathology.

The Nerve Component is the malfunctioning or disturbances of the nerve. Research has demonstrated that only a small amount of pressure on spinal nerves can have a profound impact on the function of the nerves. This component is scientifically known as neuropathology.

The Muscle Component. The muscles are responsible for movement, assisting in holding the vertebrae in place, and serve a protective function as well.  Nerves control the action and functioning of the muscles and are intimately related to muscular control and functioning. Muscular disturbances and dysfunctions are an integral part of the subluxation complex. In fact, muscles both affect, and are affected by the subluxation complex. This component is known as myopathology.

The Soft Tissue Component are those disturbances and processes resulting from misaligned vertebrae or osseous structures which in turn result in changes in the surrounding soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, blood supply, and other peri-articular structures. These changes can occur at the point of the subluxation complex or at a distance far from it.  This component is known as histopathology.

The Chemical Component is when any or all of these components are acting on the body and its metabolic processes resulting in some degree of chemical change or disturbance. This component is known as the biochemical component.

Regular visits for chiropractic manipulative treatment, dietary advice and nutritional supplementation, and or adjunctive physiotherapeutic measures  can help to reduce the effects of subluxation and maintain good health and physical fitness.  For more information or to schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999

What causes subluxation?

There are 3 basic causes of nerve interference that result in subluxations, physical, chemical, and emotional. An example of a physical cause would be an acute injury resulting from participation in recreational sports or an auto accident. An example of a chemical cause would be the negative effects of caffeine or stimulants. An example of an emotional cause would be aggravation caused by some stress at home or work which causes low back or neck spasms. Subluxations can result from an individual event or repetitive actions which cause subluxations by summation of individual traumas. Recreational injuries, auto accidents, falls or sudden jarring of the spine are all examples of unique individual events that may cause a subluxation. Repetitive action causes of subluxations would include improper sleeping position, poor posture, or incorrect lifting processes, having to do the same job activity over and over again, or exercising or working with uncorrected subluxations.

For more information or to schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999.

How are subluxations corrected?

Chiropractors are specialists in correcting subluxation and other misalignments. A chiropractor can gently restore the misaligned vertebrae, or other osseous structures, to their proper position in the spinal column. They do this by using the chiropractic procedure known as spinal adjustment. Your chiropractor, in most cases, will use his or her hands in applying corrective pressure to the spine in a specific direction and location. The manual force or thrust helps restore the alignment and mobility of the vertebrae. In some cases, the chiropractor may use instruments to detect a subluxation and adjust the spine. Under normal circumstances, chiropractic adjustments are painless. In cases of trauma, such as car accident, recreational or acute injuries, or conditions associated with swelling, some discomfort may be experienced due to inflammation. It is also common to feel a brief sensation in the extremities immediately following an adjustment due to the sudden decompression of the affected nerve root.  As the condition is corrected and proper alignment and functioning are restored, the adjustment procedures are quite pleasant.

For more information or to schedule an examination, contact our office @ 516.599.3999

I have been suffering for a long time, can chiropractic help me?

Yes, however whether or not therapeutic benefit is achieved depends on a number of factors.  Factors such as the nature and extent of your particular condition, your age, your overall health, other health conditions, medications you may be taking, even your personality, can affect the outcome of your chiropractic treatment, or any other therapeutic modality for that matter.  In 1995 it was estimated that 99 million people in the United States suffered chronic pain at an estimated cost of over $470 billion a year.  Many of our patients have come to our office as a last resort or after having exhausting traditional allopathic medical treatments and procedures. They come to us because of our reputation of willingness to try where others have failed. Usually patients are accepted on a short term trial basis.  If there is improvement in their condition they may continue.  If there is little or no improvement, then referral to other professionals are made for additional testing, diagnostic workup, or other treatment modalities.  Call our office at 516.599.3999 to schedule a convenient apointment or to request a free pamphlet, [while supplies last] on “Chronic Pain” developed by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.

“WE HELP WHEN YOU HURT!”

Does Dr. Michelli treat infants and children?

Yes! That this subject is included in the FAQ’s is a testament to how many people fail to recognize that the same benefits of chiropractic treatment that are possible for adults extend to children and adolescents as well.  Many people that have been helped by chiropractic treatment themselves don’t think of chiropractic treatment for children.  Scientific research has and is continuing to confirm that chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective natural alternative for treatment of many childhood conditions such as:

Middle ear infections /otitis media
Colic
Nocturnal enuresis / bedwetting
Asthma
Neurological disorders
ADD / ADHD
Headaches
Scoliosis
Headaches

With growing concern about over utilization of antibiotics, especially in children, and escalating concern over potential long term side effects of drug treatments, the potential benefits of complementary chiropractic care are a viable and safe alternative. My own son has been under chiropractic since infancy and did not have the need for antibiotics until he was 8 years old. Dr. Darla Lynch, MD and Dr. Michelli the chiropractor practice together side by side for the benefit of their patients. If you have questions regarding medical treatments or the benefits of holistic medical care in combination with chiropractic care  and treatments The doctors will be happy to address them. Contact our office at 516.599.3999 to schedule an appointment or request a free scientifically referenced pamphlet developed by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research on Chiropractic and Kids. Childhood Ear Infections.

Does Chiropractic work for HEADACHES?

headacheYes! Many people learn the benefits of chiropractic care as a result of having presented for treatment for headaches.  When I was a young teenager I suffered from persistent headaches.  My mother brought me to a local chiropractor that she trusted for evaluation and treatment.  Like so many others it was headaches that prompted my initial contact with a chiropractor. Headaches are the 3rd most frequent reason that people seek out a chiropractor, with neck pain being #2 and back pain being the most frequent.

Numerous scientific studies have confirmed the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for headaches.  Notably the 2001 Duke University study titled Evidenced Report: Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache reported that a panel of 19 multidisciplinary experts concluded “manipulation appeared to result in immediate improvement in headache severity when used to treat episodes of cervicogenic headache when compared with an attention-placebo control.  Furthermore, when compared to soft-tissue therapies (massage), a course of manipulation treatments resulted in sustained improvement in headache frequency and severity.”  A free downloadable executive summary of this report is available at:

http://www.fcer.org/html/News/MediaRel020601

Other studies have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of conservative chiropractic treatment for migraine headaches.  The authors of the Nelson Migraine Study reported that “spinal manipulation  seemed to be as effective as a well established and efficacious treatment (amitriptyline), and on the basis of a benign side effects profile, it should be considered a treatment option for patients with frequent migraine headaches.” [See also The Boline Study in our fact & fiction citations]

The causes of headaches can be complex and are far too numerous to list here.  Diet, nutrition, health history, accident history, allergies, medication use and their side effects, physical, chemical, neurological, hormonal, circulatory, and emotional causes are all among the possible contributing factors.  According to the American Council of Headache Education it is estimated that 90% of men and 95% of women suffer at least one headache a year.

Several treatment methods may be utilized in order to reach the desired results:

Manual manipulation
Physical modalities
Ultrasound
Electrical muscle stimulation
Massage Therapy
Torque Release Technique
Auriculotherapy
Diet and nutritional trigger analysis.

It is important that patients have some criteria in order to determine the effectiveness of the particular treatment protocol. Patients are usually accepted on a trial basis with the goal being a demonstrable reduction in frequency, intensity and or duration of headaches, in order to make and informed decision regarding the value of chiropractic treatment for YOU.

For more information or free brochures on evidenced based chiropractic and headaches contact our office at 516.599.3999 during regular office hours and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Does Chiropractic work for NECK PAIN?

neckpainYes. The neck is composed of a few dozen muscles whose job it is to balance a bowling ball sized head weighing about 10 pounds, on top of a column of 7 relatively small cervical bones.  The neck has to maintain the head in complex positions despite innumerable stresses and traumas. The process is controlled and coordinated by complex integrated neurological processes involving a number of the paired nerves that enter and exit the spine via small notches in the vertebra above and the vertebra below, spaced apart by intervening discs.

Sprains, strains, trauma, falls, accidents, recreational activities, stress, an illnesses etc. can all result in disturbances in the proper neuro-musculo-skeletal functioning of the cervical spine resulting in subluxations.  Correction of the subluxation(s) restores proper functioning and addresses the cause(s) of the neck pain and the associated dysfunction.

For more information or a free brochure on chiropractic and neck pain contact our office at 516.599.3999 during regular office hours and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Does Chiropractic work for ARM & SHOULDER PAIN?

Yes! In addition to chiropractic techniques specifically designed for extremity adjusting, arm and shoulder pain can be an indication of neck problems that are well managed by chiropractic methods.  Neck and shoulder pain can also be an indication of organic dysfunction and a differential diagnosis must be made to determine the cause of the problem.  The determination of weather or not your specific condition is one that can benefit from conservative chiropractic care is based on the results of your history and examination findings.  If we feel that you could benefit from chiropractic care a treatment program will be tailored for your specific needs.  If in our opinion, yours is not a chiropractic case we’ll tell you that also, and a referral to the appropriate medical specialty will be made.

For more information or a free brochure on chiropractic treatment for arm and shoulder pain contact our office at 516.599.3999 during regular office hours and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Does Chiropractic work for UPPER BACK PAIN [between shoulders]?

Yes!   Pain between the shoulders is often caused by subluxations or misalignments of thoracic spinal segments which respond well to chiropractic manipulative treatments.  On occasion pain between the shoulders may be an indication of underlying organic dysfunction.  Here again, a differential diagnosis must be made to determine the cause of your particular problem.  The determination of weather or not your specific condition is one that can benefit from chiropractic manipulative treatment is based on the results of your history, examination, and if necessary, lab testing, x-ray or other imaging studies.  Our multidisciplinary team includes Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Chiropractor, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Licensed Massage Therapists, all working together for your benefit. Our facility provides traditional as well as complementary an alternative treatments, including Spinal Manipulation, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine treatments,  If your mid-back pain has a neuromusculoskeletal componentour chiropractor, Dr. Michelli  has developed a unique adjusting technique that requires aproximately 1/3 of the adjustive force that is traditionally employed to perform spinal manipulation of the thoracic region of the spine. For more information contact our office at 516.599.3999 during regular office hours and our staff will be happy to assist you and schedule a convenient appointment.

“WE HELP WHEN YOU HURT”

Does Chiropractic work for LOW BACK PAIN?

Yes! If there is one condition that chiropractic is known for treating, it is low back pain.

For more information or a free brochure on chiropractic and low back pain contact our office at 516.599.3999 during regular office hours and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Does Chiropractic work for HERNIATED or PROTRUDING DISCS?

Yes! In fact, based on years and years of scientific research and clinical experience the chiropractic profession has developed specific adjusting techniques as well as specialized adjusting tables and instruments designed specifically for the conservative treatment and management of herniated or protruding discs. Our comprehensive spinal decompression program incorporates Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Cox® Spinal decompression for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar discopathies.  This technique reduces pain, opens up the intradiscal space enough to create the significant negative pressure required to decompress the disc. It also decongests the foramina by up to 28% where the nerve exits the spinal column, and allows specific vertebral segment adjusting which is delivered at the level necessary for relief of stenosis, facet syndrome, and subluxation.   

For more information ee brochure on chiropractic and disc disorders contact our office at 516.599.3999 during regular office hours and our staff will be happy to assist you.

 “WE HELP WHEN YOU HURT”

What is Chiropractic and what are Chiropractors?

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