Friday, December 30, 2005

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

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Hope everyone had a great Holiday. I want to let everyone know about the amazing success I have been having with Spinal Decompression therapy. There are only a couple of Chiropractors in New York City that practice this Non Surgical technique that can correct Disc Herniations and alleviate symptoms associated with Disc involvement like radiculopathies. If you or a loved one has a hernaited disc and do not want a surgery have them investigate this Medical breakthrough that is 86% successful! If you live in the New York City area please visit my Web Site for a first visit special at www.drshoshany.com

Monday, December 12, 2005

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic for Back and Neck Pain

Two Studies in JMPT Provide Food for Thought
As health care costs continue to escalate, insurance companies, policy-makers - and many health care providers - have begun to embrace the idea of more conservative approaches to the treatment of low back pain and neck pain. Two studies published in the October 2005 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics compare chiropractic care to medical care in the treatment of back and neck pain, with with results demonstrating that chiropractic appears to offer benefits identical or superior to those provided by medical care, while reducing many of the costs and extraneous procedures associated with the medical approach to back and neck pain treatment.
In the first study, researchers examined the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care compared to medical care for the treatment of low back pain, using questionnaires obtained from almost 2,700 people in Oregon and Washington. All of the patients were at least 18 years old, suffered from acute or chronic low back pain of mechanical origin, and saw either a doctor of chiropractic or a medical doctor for care.
Practitioners in both groups employed a variety of therapies in the quest for pain relief. Chiropractic care included spinal manipulation, physical modalities, exercise plans, and self-care education programs, while medical care included prescription medications, exercise plans, and self-care advice. Approximately 25 percent of the medical patients were referred out for physical therapy.
At the beginning of the study and at various times over the next two years, patients measured the severity and duration of their pain using a visual analogue scale and a revised version of the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire. At 12 months after the initial visit, patients also filled out questionnaires related to physical and mental health, and overall satisfaction with care.
On average, chiropractic office costs were higher for both chronic and acute back pain patients. Analysis revealed that the office costs for chiropractic care were 78 percent to 82 percent higher than medical care for acute patients, and 52 percent to 60 percent higher for chronic patients. However, when total costs (such as referrals to other providers and advanced imaging) were factored into the analysis, the differences were much lower (22 percent higher for chiropractic care of acute patients; 16 percent higher for chronic patients).
Despite the increased costs associated with chiropractic office visits, the treatment delivered by chiropractors appeared to be much more effective. At three months, there was an additional total cost of $5 for chiropractic patients with chronic low back pain, but these patients had an average improvement of 10.5 points in pain scores, and an improvement of 8.8 points in disability ratings, compared to patients treated by an MD.
At 12 months, the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care for chronic low back pain patients appeared even more evident. The average additional cost for care was $1, but with 7.3- and 5.4-point improvements in pain and disability, and a 3.0-point improvement in physical health. Even more important, chiropractic patients reported far greater satisfaction with the care they received - an average of 18.1 points higher than patients receiving medical care.
"Chiropractic patients with chronic LBP showed an advantage over medical patients in pain, disability, and satisfaction outcomes without additional costs," the authors wrote in their conclusion. "Chronic pain and disability outcomes were clinically important in the short term and of lesser magnitude in the long term. ... With their mission to increase value and respond to patient preferences, health care organizations and policy makers need to re-evaluate the appropriateness of chiropractic as a treatment option for LBP."
In the second study, researchers analyzed claims data from patients who suffered from low back pain or neck pain, and who were enrolled in a managed care health plan via their employers, over a four-year period. Patient data was grouped into four categories, depending on whether the managed care plan had a chiropractic benefit, and whether patients in either plan also received treatment for low back pain or neck pain.
To determine whether chiropractic provided any meaningful benefit, patient claims were compared based on the following procedures: inpatient care for back pain and neck pain; CT/MRI scans related to back pain and neck pain; surgical procedures for back pain and neck pain; and plain-film radiographs. Usage rates for all of the procedures were calculated both on a per-episode basis and a per-patient basis.
When the claims data was analyzed, the researchers found that "the rates of surgery, advanced imaging, inpatient care, and plain-film radiographs were all lower in the cohort with chiropractic coverage" compared to back pain patients with plans that didn't offer a chiropractic benefit. On a per-patient basis, surgery rates for patients with chiropractic coverage were 13.7 percent lower; advanced imaging rates were 20.3 percent lower; inpatient visits were 24.8 percent less frequent; and plain-film radiographs were reduced by 2.2 percent. Similar results were seen when the data was analyzed on a per-episode basis; surgery rates for patients with chiropractic coverage were reduced by 32.1 percent; advanced imaging rates were reduced by 37.2 percent; inpatient visits were reduced by 40.1 percent; and plain-film radiographs were reduced by 23.1 percent.
For patients with neck pain, analysis of the claims data revealed strikingly similar results. According to the authors, "Comparing the cohort with chiropractic coverage to (the) cohort without chiropractic coverage, the rates of surgery, advanced imaging, inpatient care, and plain-film radiographs were all reduced in the cohort with chiropractic coverage." On a per-patient basis, surgery, advanced imaging, inpatient visit, and radiograph rates were reduced by 31.1 percent, 25.7 percent, 31.1 percent, and 12.5 percent, respectively. On a per-episode basis, surgery rates were reduced by 49.4 percent; advanced imaging, 45.6 percent; inpatient visits, 49.5 percent; and plain-film radiographs, 36 percent.
Procedure Rates Among Low Back Pain Patients
Procedure (per patient/episode)
Patients With Chiropractic Coverage
Patients Without Chiropractic Coverage
% Reduction
Surgical rate Per 1,000 patients Per 1,000 episodes
5.883.26
6.814.80
13.7%32.1%
CT/MRI Per 1,000 patients Per 1,000 episodes
77.9543.19
97.7968.88
20.3%37.2%
Inpatient visits Per 1,000 patients Per 1,000 episodes
16.719.26
22.2215.65
24.8%40.1%
Plain-film radiographs Per 1,000 patients Per 1,000 episodes
315.80174.96
322.86174.96
2.2%23.1%
Procedure Rates Among Neck Pain Patients
Procedure (per patient/episode)
Patients With Chiropractic Coverage
Patients Without Chiropractic Coverage
% Reduction
Surgical rate Per 1,000 patients Per 1,000 episodes
7.013.87
10.177.65
31.1%49.4%
CT/MRI Per 1,000 patients Per 1,000 episodes
47.1626.09
63.4847.98
25.7%45.6%
Inpatient visits Per 1,000 patients Per 1,000 episodes
7.213.98
10.477.88
31.1%49.5%
Plain-film radiographs Per 1,000 patients Per 1,000 episodes
282.16156.12
322.49243.74
12.5%36.0%
The authors stopped just short of saying their analysis confirms that chiropractic care results in fewer surgeries and other costly procedures associated with the standard medical treatment of back pain and neck pain: "The conclusion that the presence of a chiropractic benefit results in more appropriate use diagnostic and therapeutic procedures is suggested but not proven by this study." In addition, the authors were unable to prove that chiropractic provided better levels of patient care for back and neck pain, because outcomes such as pain and disability were not included in the study design.
These shortcomings aside, the crux of the study - measuring the effects of a chiropractic benefit on commonly used diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the treatment of neck pain and back pain-demonstrated clear benefits in favor of chiropractic. As the researchers noted in their conclusion:
"Among employer groups with chiropractic coverage compared with those without such coverage, there is a significant reduction in the use of high-cost and invasive procedures for the treatment of low back pain and neck pain. The presumed mechanism of this effect is the substitution of chiropractic care for medical care for the treatment of back and neck pain. The resultant chiropractic care is far less likely to lead to the use of these invasive procedures."
Implications for Chiropractic
The conclusions reached by the authors of these studies reinforce chiropractic's viability as a cost-effective treatment for both back pain (whether acute or chronic) and neck pain. Additionally, they provide significant points to consider for future studies comparing the effectiveness of chiropractic versus medical care.
Office costs alone should not be considered an appropriate measurement when comparing medical care and chiropractic care. As the first study shows, the costs associated with medical care in a medical doctor's office typically do not include physical therapy, a modality which is often performed in a chiropractic office. In the opinion of the study's authors, these and other referral costs are "the great equalizers for medical and chiropractic care," and the overuse or underuse of these therapies "could have a dramatic effect on relative cost-effectiveness."
Because the chiropractic scope of practice varies from state to state, the type of modalities chiropractors can use to treat back and neck pain may be limited in some instances. The authors of the first study noted that Oregon's scope of practice "included physical modalities, whereas neighboring Washington's did not." As a result, study findings conducted in one region of the country may not necessarily apply to the practice of chiropractic nationwide.
Clinical outcomes are a vital component to any comparison of treatment options for a given condition. In the second study, for example, the researchers observed that because of the significant differences in procedure rates, "it is important to consider which rates represent a more optimal level of care for back pain and neck pain." However, they were unable to determine whether chiropractic care was more effective in relieving back and neck pain because, as they freely admitted, "there are simply no clinical outcomes measured in this study."
These two studies add to the growing body of scientific evidence suggesting chiropractic is a safe, noninvasive, and cost-effective treatment for low back pain and neck pain, especially when compared to traditional medical care. These studies also serve as a guide for future trials and policies related to the delivery of chiropractic care.
Editor's note: The abstracts to both JMPT studies have been reprinted in this issue of Dynamic Chiropractic. Complete copies of both studies are available online at www.mosby.com/jmpt.
Resources
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Nelson CF, Metz RD, LaBrot T. Effects of a managed chiropractic benefit on the use of specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the treatment of low back and neck pain. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics October 2005;28:564-569.
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Friday, December 09, 2005

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Are You Suffering From Back Pain?
Back pain is the number one complaint in North America, affecting 80% of us at one time or another. Back problems often mean a permanent loss of some function, forcing you to give up things in your life you may not want to give up. That's the bad news.
The good news is Spinal Disc Decompression. No surgery. No drugs. No incisions or injections. And for most people... no more back pain!
Studies have demonstrated that 86% of patients report good to excellent relief of their symptoms.

Facts About Spinal Disc Decompression
It is a Non-Surgical treatment which is Safe and Painless.
Studies have demonstrated that 86% of patients report good to excellent relief of their symptoms.
Designed to correct the underlying problem, not just relieve the symptoms.
Pre-determined treatment period.
Treatment is covered by most health insurance plans.

Spinal Disc Decompression Is An Effective Treatment For:
Herniated Disc
Degenerative Disc
Sciatica
Facet Syndrome
Spinal Stenosis
Pre / Post Surgical Patients
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Thursday, December 08, 2005

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Disc herniations, Sciatica, Radicular symptoms, try decompression therapy.
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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

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New York chiropractic (chiropractor) in our office specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
The chiropractic care in our New York City offices at Downing Chiropractic care is based upon the integrity and alignment of the spine and proper functioning of the nervous system. The care that our chiropractors deliver helps many types of back disorders, neck and back pain, and pain from various joints throughout the body.
These conditions can be caused by herniated disc, sprains and strains, or injuries and accidents , sports injuruies and/or stress. Chiropractic care also often eliminates stress one gets from living a NYC type lifestyle, and generates an overall feeling of well-being.
Using a gentle form of spinal alignment and joint mobilization throughout the body. By manipulating areas like the shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet, greater mobility can be gained in the neck, back, and joints. Chiropractic care also often eliminates stress, generating an overall feeling of well being. There are a few basic types of chiropractic treatments that are commonly called adjustments. The traditional adjustment is rendered by a manual technique. Other types of adjustments use instruments or activators. Some soft tissue manipulation uses acupressure and craniosacral techniques.
New York Chiropractic doctors at Downing Chiropractic have extensive training and experience and are able to select the optimal treatment for your specific condition. There are a few basic types of chiropractic treatments that are commonly called adjustments. The traditional adjustment is rendered by a manual technique in our New York offices. Other types of adjustments use instruments or activators. Some soft tissue manipulation uses acupressure and craniosacral techniques.
The Chiropractic doctors at Downing Chiropractic , located in Downtown, NY have extensive training and experience and are able to select the optimal treatment for your specific condition.
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Monday, December 05, 2005

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Friday, December 02, 2005

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Manahattan, New York City,
New York chiropractic (chiropractor) in our office specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
The chiropractic care in our New York City offices atDowning Chiropractic Center is based upon the integrity and alignment of the spine and proper functioning of the nervous system. The care that our chiropractors deliver helps many types of back disorders, neck and back pain, and pain from various joints throughout the body.
These conditions can be caused by herniated discs, sprains and strains, or injuries and accidents, sports injuries, and/or stress. In our centrally located and convenient Manhattan offices, our chiropractor works under the direction of our physiatrist who makes the initial diagnosis. No other outside prescription is necessary at Downing Chiropractic Center. Chiropractic care also often eliminates stress one gets from living a NYC type lifestyle, and generates an overall feeling of well-being.
Using a gentle form of spinal alignment and joint mobilization throughout the body. By manipulating areas like the shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet, greater mobility can be gained in the neck, back, and joints. Chiropractic care also often eliminates stress, generating an overall feeling of well being. There are a few basic types of chiropractic treatments that are commonly called adjustments. The traditional adjustment is rendered by a manual technique. Other types of adjustments use instruments or activators. Some soft tissue manipulation uses acupressure and craniosacral techniques.
New York Chiropractic doctors at Downing Chiropractic Center have extensive training and experience and are able to select the optimal treatment for your specific condition. There are a few basic types of chiropractic treatments that are commonly called adjustments. The traditional adjustment is rendered by a manual technique in our New York offices. Other types of adjustments use instruments or activators. Some soft tissue manipulation uses acupressure and craniosacral techniques.
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Thursday, December 01, 2005

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America's #1 Choice For Healthcare is Chiropractic - From Yahoo News comes an article titled, "Patient Empowerment Drives Healthcare Changes."

According to the article, "the patient empowerment movement" is changing healthcare and its effects are being felt nationwide.
The article points out that when there is a "4% unemployment economy" and employees are not happy with the healthcare options given by their employers, the employer had better pay attention.
The article suggests that employers give money directly to the employee to allow them the freedom to choose their own healthcare providers and insurance.
According to the article, Dr. David M. Eisenberg, director for alternative medicine research and education at Harvard Medical Center stated that,"In 1997, Americans spent more than $30 billion on alternative therapies like chiropractic, herb supplements, massage and acupuncture--most of it out of pocket."
Dr. Eisenberg further stated that, "Each year, patients make nearly 200 million more visits to complementary providers than primary care physicians in the US" according to the article.
It is important to note that of those 200 million more visits, the majority were made to chiropractic offices making chiropractic the #1 choice for healthcare in the US.
Chiropractors have been educating the public for years and have created more "patient empowerment" than any other healthcare profession in the world.
Through chiropractic, the world has learned that the kingdom of health lies within. Just yesterday, a person (non DC) at a business gathering told me they had just been to their chiropractor that day. The person then said to me, "isn't innate intelligence great?" Yes it is I commented, yes it is.
Yahoo News: Patient Empowerment Drives Healthcare Changes
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Monday, November 28, 2005

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Wow that was a Long Thanksgiving weekend! I hope all my readers had a good break from work and spent some quality time with the family. As the holiday season approachs many of my busy New Yorkers will hustle and bustle to get out of town and travel around the globe and back, many times coming in after the holiday in worse shape than they where before they left.My suggestions is take it easy and follow these steps
Traveling can be rough on the body. Whether you are traveling alone on business or on your way to a sunny resort with your family, long hours in a car or an airplane can leave you stressed, tired, stiff and sore. "Prolonged sitting can wreak havoc on your body," says Dr. Scott Bautch, immediate past president of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Council on Occupational Health. "Even if you travel in the most comfortable car or opt to fly first class, certain pressures and forces from awkward positions can result in restricted blood flow. One of the biggest insults to your system from prolonged sitting is the buildup of pressure in the blood vessels in your lower legs. Contracting and relaxing the muscles helps the blood flow properly." Dr. Bautch and the ACA suggest the following tips and advice to fight the pains and strains of travel before they occur. Warm Up, Cool DownTreat travel as an athletic event. Warm up before settling into a car or plane, and cool down once you reach your destination. Take a brisk walk to stretch your hamstring and calf muscles. In the Car:
Adjust the seat so you are as close to the steering wheel as comfortably possible. Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place four fingers behind the back of your thigh closest to your knee. If you cannot easily slide your fingers in and out of that space, you need to re-adjust your seat.
Consider a back support. Using a support behind your back may reduce the risk of low-back strain, pain or injury. The widest part of the support should be between the bottom of your rib cage and your waistline.
Exercise your legs while driving to reduce the risk of any swelling, fatigue or discomfort. Open your toes as wide as you can, and count to 10. Count to five while you tighten your calf muscles, then your thigh muscles, then your gluteal muscles. Roll your shoulders forward and back, making sure to keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road.
To minimize arm and hand tension while driving, hold the steering wheel at approximately 3 o'clock and 7 o'clock, periodically switching to 10 o'clock and 5 o'clock.
Do not grip the steering wheel. Instead, tighten and loosen your grip to improve hand circulation and decrease muscle fatigue in the arms, wrists and hands.
While always being careful to keep your eyes on the road, vary your focal point while driving to reduce the risk of eye fatigue and tension headaches.
Take rest breaks. Never underestimate the potential consequences of fatigue to yourself, your passengers and other drivers.
In an Airplane:
Stand up straight and feel the normal "S" curve of your spine. Then use rolled-up pillows or blankets to maintain that curve when you sit in your seat. Tuck a pillow behind your back and just above the beltline and lay another pillow across the gap between your neck and the headrest. If the seat is hollowed from wear, use folded blankets to raise your buttocks a little.
Check all bags heavier than 5-10 percent of your body weight. Overhead lifting of any significant amount of weight should be avoided to reduce the risk of pain in the lower back or neck. While lifting your bags, stand right in front of the overhead compartment so the spine is not rotated. Do not lift your bags over your head, or turn or twist your head and neck in the process.
When stowing belongings under the seat, do not force the object with an awkward motion using your legs, feet or arms. This may cause muscle strain or spasms in the upper thighs and lower back muscles. Instead, sit in your seat first, and using your hands and feet, gently guide your bags under the seat directly in front of you.
While seated, vary your position occasionally to improve circulation and avoid leg cramps. Massage legs and calves. Bring your legs in, and move your knees up and down. Prop your legs up on a book or a bag under your seat.
Do not sit directly under the air controls. The draft can increase tension in your neck and shoulder muscles.
Safe Travel For Children:
Always use a car seat in a car when traveling with children below the age of 4 and weighing less than 40 pounds.
Ask the airline for their policy on child car seat safety. Car seats for infants and toddlers provide added resistance to turbulent skies, and are safer than the lap of a parent in the event of an unfortunate accident.
Make sure the car seat is appropriate for the age and size of the child. A newborn infant requires a different seat than a 3-year-old toddler.
Car seats for infants should always face the rear. In this position, the forces and impact of a crash will be spread more evenly along the back and shoulders, providing more protection for the neck.
Car seats should always be placed in the back seat of the car-ideally in the center. This is especially important in cars equipped with air bags. If an air bag becomes deployed, the force could seriously injure or kill a child or infant placed in the front seat.
Make sure the car seat is properly secured to the seat of the vehicle and is placed at a 45-degree angle to support the head of the infant or child.
Chiropractic Care Can Help..."If you follow these simple tips, you can enjoy pain-free, safe travel," says Dr. Bautch. "If you do experience pain and stress on your back, doctors of chiropractic are trained and licensed to diagnose and treat problems of the spine and nervous system."
Courtesy of the American Chiropractic Association .
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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Happy thanksgiving to all my loyal readers. This festive time can be stressful so I want to be brief today and make a simple suggestion. Make sure to get your Chiropractic Adjustment before and after your travels, nothing helps your body deal with stress better than a Chiropractic adjustment. If you can take the time to take deep breathes throughout the holiday weekend and relax.
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Monday, November 21, 2005

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America's New Breed of Chiropractor–Spinal Decompression
How are today’s generation of Chiropractors having such amazing results with disc compression?
(PRWEB) 2005 -- There is a street in New York City, like many streets in and around the Greenwich Village area that thousands of people walk down everyday. They pass the same buildings, offices and markets. Bustling to and from work, to the market, or to have lunch, day after day after day. Never hearing above the city noise, the lion’s roar that is coming from the same chiropractic office they pass everyday. But for people all over New York suffering from a fairly common, yet completely painful, and possibly debilitating spinal malady called Disc Compression, they can hear the lion’s roar load and clear.Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer everyday with Disc Compression or Herniated Discs. The loss of lifestyle created by this spinal infliction can be anything from day-to-day pain, to a complete inability to work and prosper. Yet for the most part, modern medicine has had to turn to surgery to try to contend with it.However, the chiropractic office of Downing Chiropractic and Wellness Center and Dr. Steven Shoshany, on that street in New York, is having results just short of miraculous. “I was scheduled for back surgery due to my disc problem and severe sciatic pain, my daughter suggested I try something like chiropractic before I got permanent surgery,” said Sahadai Persaud, one of Dr. Shoshany’s patients. “I cancelled the surgery which wasscheduled for two weeks after my first visit with Dr. Shoshany, and three months into [Dr. Shoshany’s] care, the quality of my life has been greatly enhanced.” “No more pain, no more sciatica or muscle weakness, and I can sleep at night,” he added. After six years of suffering and only a few months into his care, Mr. Persaud is now looking forward to getting back to work.Shoshany is having tremendous results with his non- surgical methods and people are coming from all over the New York area for his treatment. He represents what is good in American health professionals, and was recently accepted for membership by the Internet’s most exclusive chiropractor directory, www.therightchiropractor.com. He does all that he can for the sake of helping his patients. “My insurance did not cover any care, so he made me a payment plan that was affordable and that I was able to work with. God bless Dr Shoshany,” concluded Mr. Persaud.Downing Chiropractic and Wellness Center has adjusted to the constant flow of new patients and has recently gone through some expansion to make room. “Back pain is the number one reason people miss work, and costs the economy billions of dollars in lostwages,” said Shoshany. “I enjoy getting patients back to work, returning them to their lives and helping them become more productive without drugs or sometimes unnecessary surgery. There is a time and place for spinal surgery and disc repair but most of the time a conservative approach can drastically reduce pain and improve the quality of the patients’ life.” Dr. Shoshany continued, “Spinal decompression has been proven to be a successful treatment for herniated disc and sciatica problems.” If you are in the New York, Soho, Tribeca, Greenwich Village or surrounding area and you are suffering from disc compression, bulging disc, or herniated disc or have any questions about any chiropractic issue or an impending surgery, please call 212-645-8151.Dr. Steven Shoshany has been practicing in the New York area for ten years. His web address is www.drshoshany.com.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

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What is an adjustment?
A chiropractor needs to determine if your body has a vertebral subluxation (a vertebrae is out of position and is putting pressure on a nerve, which may or may not be causing symptoms). The chiropractor will determine the exact direction of the subluxation, what is the best way to correct this with as little force as possible and in ways that are safe for the patient. Determining safety to the patient includes taking a history of any health factors which may contradict certain types of adjustments - for example, using very lower force techniques for people who have had severe sprains, osteoporosis or disc hemration. Then the chiropractor utilizes the adjustment to assist the vertebra back into a normal alignment, which restores proper motion to a joint and relieves nerve pressure. The adjustment itself is a movement of the spine that is done usually by hand in a very quick movement.The exact adjustment is dome differently by different chiropractors. There are probably around 40 different ways to analyze and adjust the spine, so the actual adjustment will vary from one chiropractor to another.
Can someone with disc hemration receive adjustments?Yes! Definitely! They actually receive great benefits from adjustments. But as stated above, they need to receive certain types of adjustments. The chiropractor determines which types of adjustments would be beneficial and safe for the patient first, keeping in mind that no two bodies are the same and react differently. There are some severe disc hemrations that can cause certain neurological problems that would need to be immediately referred out to a neurologist. Many others can receive low force adjustments such as manual traction to help open the spaces between the vertebra, which then inturn relives the pressure off the discs and nerves. When the pressure is off the discs and nerves the body functions stronger and they usually have decreased symptoms as well.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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Decompression therapy is a buzz word these days in the chiropractic profession. I have colleagues taking out mortgages to buy these units. I have spent excessive amounts of research and invested thousands of dollars to learn the secrets of Decompression therapy. When someone has a herniated disc, or Numbness or tingling in their extremities and chiropractic care is not resolving the problem who do these patients turn too? I wanted to know and I wanted to help these patients get better without surgery. I found the solution to resolving and correcting Disc Herniations. In most patients 86% of time the Disc is stronger than it was before treatment and healthier. On my website www.drshoshany.com I have all the conditions that respond to decompression therapy. I will be up front that there is a out of pocket expense, this is usually not covered by insurance but if you are about to get a surgery you will be paying more in deductible and coinsurance anyway and all this without a guarantee! I have been giving patients a money back satisfaction guarantee! If you or a loved one is in the new York city metro area and suffering from Disc herniation and have been told there is no hope there is a Non surgical method that can correct and eliminate the problem guaranteed.
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Monday, November 14, 2005

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A Press Release from Consumer Reports ~ YONKERS, NY — Alternative medicine is no longer truly alternative. A Consumer Reports survey of more than 34,000 readers reveals that many people have tried it, and more and more doctors are recommending it. Readers gave the highest marks to hands-on treatments, which worked better than conventional treatments for conditions such as back pain and arthritis. Chiropractic was ranked ahead of all conventional treatments, including prescription drugs, by readers with back pain. (Readers said it also provided relief for neck pain, but neck manipulation can be risky and is not recommended by CR.) Deep-tissue massage was found to be especially effective in treating osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. While readers suffering from back pain deemed acupuncture and acupressure less effective than chiropractic and massage, one-fourth of readers who had tried these therapies said they helped them feel much better. Of all the hands-on alternative therapies, acupuncture has the most scientific support.Readers also reported good results for exercise, not only for conditions such as back pain, but also for allergies and other respiratory ills, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, insomnia, and prostate problems. Those results are consistent with a broad range of clinical studies of treatments for all of these conditions except allergies and respiratory ailments.
On the other hand, well-known, heavily promoted herbal treatments such as echinacea, St. John’s wort, saw palmetto, melatonin, and glucosamine and chondroitin didn’t work as well for readers. Readers reported that alternative treatments were far less effective than prescription drugs for eight conditions: anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insomnia, prostate problems, and respiratory problems. Interpreting these results of the reader survey is somewhat difficult because the U.S. regulates alternative and conventional medicines differently. Federal laws ensure that a bottle of prescription or over-the-counter pills contains the amount and kind of medicine stated on the label, and dosages are standardized, but no such standards apply to dietary supplements. Moreover, there are no standard recommended dosages.
Treating symptoms of menopause
A separate Consumer Reports survey of 10,042 women who had gone through menopause or were experiencing it found that a large minority of women have turned from hormone replacement, which can be risky, to black cohosh, soy supplements, and vitamin E for relief from hot flashes. However, those alternatives were far less effective. Sixty percent of respondents who took estrogen plus progestin said it helped them feel much better, as did 53 percent of those who took estrogen by itself. The botanicals scored far lower. Black cohosh was typical. It helped 17 percent of women feel much better, but 51 percent said it did nothing at all. Some, but not all, studies have found that black cohosh is modestly helpful against hot flashes and night sweats. However, its long-term safety has not been studied. Most studies of soy supplements have suggested that they’re not very helpful, and breast-cancer patients should talk with their doctor before taking large amounts of soy. For other supplements, studies show little or no evidence of benefit.For specific, free advice on how to choose an alternative treatment, visit ConsumerReports.org during the month of July. In general, CR recommends the following:
Ask your doctor. Many doctors will refer patients to preferred alternative practitioners. And your doctor may be able to steer you away from potentially hazardous alternative treatments.
Do your own research. Objective online references include the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (nccam.nih.gov), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health; Medline Plus (medlineplus.gov), for plain-language medical information; and Consumer Reports Medical Guide (ConsumerReportsMedicalGuide.org), which rates treatments, including alternative treatments, for several dozen common conditions. It costs $24 per year or $4.95 per month; the others are free.
Consult other reliable sources. If your doctor doesn’t have a referral list of practitioners, check with a local hospital or medical school. You can also turn to national professional organizations, many of which have geographic search functions on their Web sites.
Check your health plan. Many cover some alternative therapies.
Check the practitioner’s credentials. Make sure your practitioner has the proper license, if applicable, or check for membership in professional associations, which require minimum levels of education and experience. Some also make practitioners pass an exam.
© Consumers Union 2005. The material above is intended for legitimate news entities only; it may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes. Consumer Reports® is published by Consumers Union, an expert, independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. To achieve this mission, we test, inform, and protect. To maintain our independence and impartiality, CU accepts no outside advertising, no free test samples, and has no agenda other than the interests of consumers. CU supports itself through the sale of our information products and services, individual contributions, and a few noncommercial grants.
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A Press Release from Consumer Reports ~ YONKERS, NY — Alternative medicine is no longer truly alternative. A Consumer Reports survey of more than 34,000 readers reveals that many people have tried it, and more and more doctors are recommending it. Readers gave the highest marks to hands-on treatments, which worked better than conventional treatments for conditions such as back pain and arthritis. Chiropractic was ranked ahead of all conventional treatments, including prescription drugs, by readers with back pain. (Readers said it also provided relief for neck pain, but neck manipulation can be risky and is not recommended by CR.) Deep-tissue massage was found to be especially effective in treating osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. While readers suffering from back pain deemed acupuncture and acupressure less effective than chiropractic and massage, one-fourth of readers who had tried these therapies said they helped them feel much better. Of all the hands-on alternative therapies, acupuncture has the most scientific support.Readers also reported good results for exercise, not only for conditions such as back pain, but also for allergies and other respiratory ills, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, insomnia, and prostate problems. Those results are consistent with a broad range of clinical studies of treatments for all of these conditions except allergies and respiratory ailments.
On the other hand, well-known, heavily promoted herbal treatments such as echinacea, St. John’s wort, saw palmetto, melatonin, and glucosamine and chondroitin didn’t work as well for readers. Readers reported that alternative treatments were far less effective than prescription drugs for eight conditions: anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insomnia, prostate problems, and respiratory problems. Interpreting these results of the reader survey is somewhat difficult because the U.S. regulates alternative and conventional medicines differently. Federal laws ensure that a bottle of prescription or over-the-counter pills contains the amount and kind of medicine stated on the label, and dosages are standardized, but no such standards apply to dietary supplements. Moreover, there are no standard recommended dosages.
Treating symptoms of menopause
A separate Consumer Reports survey of 10,042 women who had gone through menopause or were experiencing it found that a large minority of women have turned from hormone replacement, which can be risky, to black cohosh, soy supplements, and vitamin E for relief from hot flashes. However, those alternatives were far less effective. Sixty percent of respondents who took estrogen plus progestin said it helped them feel much better, as did 53 percent of those who took estrogen by itself. The botanicals scored far lower. Black cohosh was typical. It helped 17 percent of women feel much better, but 51 percent said it did nothing at all. Some, but not all, studies have found that black cohosh is modestly helpful against hot flashes and night sweats. However, its long-term safety has not been studied. Most studies of soy supplements have suggested that they’re not very helpful, and breast-cancer patients should talk with their doctor before taking large amounts of soy. For other supplements, studies show little or no evidence of benefit.For specific, free advice on how to choose an alternative treatment, visit ConsumerReports.org during the month of July. In general, CR recommends the following:
Ask your doctor. Many doctors will refer patients to preferred alternative practitioners. And your doctor may be able to steer you away from potentially hazardous alternative treatments.
Do your own research. Objective online references include the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (nccam.nih.gov), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health; Medline Plus (medlineplus.gov), for plain-language medical information; and Consumer Reports Medical Guide (ConsumerReportsMedicalGuide.org), which rates treatments, including alternative treatments, for several dozen common conditions. It costs $24 per year or $4.95 per month; the others are free.
Consult other reliable sources. If your doctor doesn’t have a referral list of practitioners, check with a local hospital or medical school. You can also turn to national professional organizations, many of which have geographic search functions on their Web sites.
Check your health plan. Many cover some alternative therapies.
Check the practitioner’s credentials. Make sure your practitioner has the proper license, if applicable, or check for membership in professional associations, which require minimum levels of education and experience. Some also make practitioners pass an exam.
© Consumers Union 2005. The material above is intended for legitimate news entities only; it may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes. Consumer Reports® is published by Consumers Union, an expert, independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. To achieve this mission, we test, inform, and protect. To maintain our independence and impartiality, CU accepts no outside advertising, no free test samples, and has no agenda other than the interests of consumers. CU supports itself through the sale of our information products and services, individual contributions, and a few noncommercial grants.
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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Stop suffering!
I see way to many people walking down the street that have this look in their eye like they are in pain or just plain not happy. I know if that if these people got to a Chiropractor it could make things a little bit better. When you get an adjustment your body works better, it expresses life better it heals and responds better. Getting adjusted on a regular basis will not make you bulletproof and it will not replace sleep or proper nutrition, But if you follow a healthy lifestyle and get adjusted you will be healthier and heal better. As a New York City Chiropractor, I see so many people run themselves into the ground and come in when they are in so much pain, I always think of the famous quote " A ounce on preventition is worth a pound of cure"
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Monday, November 07, 2005

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Who do you want to be your Chiropractor? I know that I like individual attention from one doctor, the reason I felt like bringing this up is the new crop of doc in the box all inclusive centers that supposedly have it all. I pride myself on delivering individual attention to all my patients. Consistency is extremely important, most time these big centers have rotatating staff and rotating doctors and you can never develop a bond with the doctor of chiropractor. New York City is extremely compatible not only in finance and theater but also in the health care field. I differently myself by being the only Chiropractor that treats all my patients and when people come back 6 months or 3 years later I will still be here for them to deliver the high quality care they received the last time they visited. Visit www.drshoshany.com
to learn more or for questions.

Friday, November 04, 2005

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Thank god it is Friday, Working as a New York Chiropractor I see so many people from many walks of life. Lately I have focused on difficult patients with Disc problems and I have had tremendous results with spinal disc decompression. Please visit www.drshoshany.com
to learn more about this new exciting technology.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

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I would like to set the record straight about Disc decompression therapy. Yes it can can heal a damaged disc and prevent an unnecessary surgery. The technology was discovered by NASA, basically the table pulls the spine and helps create a negative pressure inside the disc which allows the disc material to get drawn back into the space and allow the disc to heal. One thing I have noticed is some people that have this technology are offering it for high prices, $4,000 for 20 visits, mainly because they spent a lot on their equipment and because it is time consuming. The newest table I purchased was less expensive for me but with the same if not newer advancements so I can pass the savings along to my patients. I have been charging around $1,500 fpr 20 visits. If you no someone in New York City than has a Disc problem please refer them to my website at www.drshoshany.com

Monday, October 31, 2005

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Happy Halloween!
Great news I ordered my second decompression table, The results have been outstanding. There are so many New York City residents that are seeking a Chiropractor especially one that specializes in treating patients with Herniated discs. I continue to see outstanding results and today should be a real interesting day, my office is in the path of the 25th annual Greenwich Village parade, gotta go I have Frankenstien waiting to get an adjustment!
Yours in health,

Dr. Steven Shoshany
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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I have been so impressed with the results I have seen with the spinal disc desomprssion I bought a new machine! This machine is called the 3-d active trac and combines Cervical and lumbar treatments in one unit. There are way to many people suffering from Herniated Discs, Degenerated disc, suffering from Sciatica and facet syndrome. If you visit my website and look under treatments you can see the information on treatment. I am one of the few Doctors of Chiropractic that practice this amazing technology in New York City. Visit my website for complete information at www.drshoshany.com

Monday, October 24, 2005

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I was at an amazing seminar this weekend in Tampa Florida! The Seminar was about spinal disc decompression. So many individuals have herniated disc, Sciatica, Spondylolistheis and other Radiculopathies. There is now a amazing new Non-Surgical procedure that is 86% successful in treating these people and permentantly correcting the disc!! Visit my website to learn more about this amazing procedure if you are in New York City and tried chiropractor care and have not had results try this amazing procedure with a guarantee of satisfaction.

Monday, October 17, 2005

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So many of my patients travel all the time and come in for adjustments after flights, This is perfect information for busy New York City residents on the go.
Enjoy!!

Travel Aches and Strains

By Steven Shoshany, D.C.
Traveling can be rough on the body. Whether you are traveling alone on business or on your way to a sunny resort with your family, long hours in a car or an airplane can leave you stressed, tired, stiff and sore.
''Prolonged sitting can wreak havoc on your body,'' says Dr. Steven Shoshany, immediate past president of the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Council on Occupational Health. ''Even if you travel in the most comfortable car or opt to fly first class, certain pressures and forces from awkward positions can result in restricted blood flow. One of the biggest insults to your system from prolonged sitting is the buildup of pressure in the blood vessels in your lower legs. Contracting and relaxing the muscles helps the blood flow properly.'' Dr. Shoshany and the ACA suggest the following tips and advice to fight the pains and strains of travel before they occur.
Warm Up, Cool Down: Treat travel as an athletic event. Warm up before settling into a car or plane, and cool down once you reach your destination. Take a brisk walk to stretch your hamstring and calf muscles.
In the Car:
Adjust the seat so you are as close to the steering wheel as comfortably possible. Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place four fingers behind the back of your thigh closest to your knee. If you cannot easily slide your fingers in and out of that space, you need to readjust your seat.
Consider a back support. Using a support behind your back may reduce the risk of low-back strain, pain or injury. The widest part of the support should be between the bottom of your rib cage and your waistline.
Exercise your legs while driving to reduce the risk of swelling, fatigue or discomfort. Open your toes as wide as you can and count to 10. Count to five while you tighten your calf muscles, then your thigh muscles, then your gluteal muscles. Roll your shoulders forward and back, making sure to keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road.
To minimize arm and hand tension while driving, hold the steering wheel at approximately 3 o’clock and 7 o’clock, periodically switching to 10 o’clock and 5 o’clock.
Do not grip the steering wheel. Instead, tighten and loosen your grip to improve hand circulation and decrease muscle fatigue in the arms, wrists and hands.
While always being careful to keep your eyes on the road, vary your focal point while driving to reduce the risk of eye fatigue and tension headaches.
Take rest breaks. Never underestimate the potential consequences of fatigue to yourself, your passengers and other drivers.
In an Airplane:
Stand up straight and feel the normal “S” curve of your spine. Then use rolled-up pillows or blankets to maintain that curve when you sit in your seat. Tuck a pillow behind your back and just above the belt-line and lay another pillow across the gap between your neck and the headrest. If the seat is hollowed from wear, use folded blankets to raise your buttocks a little.
Check all bags heavier than 5-10 percent of your body weight. Overhead lifting of any significant amount should be avoided to reduce the risk of pain in the lower back or neck. While lifting your bags, stand right in front of the overhead compartment so the spine is not rotated. Do not lift bags over your head, or turn or twist you head and neck in the process.
When stowing belongings under the seat, do not force the object with an awkward motion using your legs, feet or arms. This may cause muscle strain or spasms in the upper thighs and lower muscles. Instead, sit in your seat first, and using your hands and feet, gently guide your bags under the seat directly in front of you.
While seated, vary your position occasionally to improve circulation and avoid leg cramps. Massage legs and calves. Bring your legs in, and move your knees up and down. Prop your legs up on a book or a bag under your seat.
Do not sit directly under the air controls. The draft can increase tension in your neck and shoulder muscles.
Chiropractic Care Can Help: ''If you follow these simple tips, you can enjoy pain-free, safe travel,'' says Dr. Shoshany. ''If you do experience pain and stress on your back, doctors of chiropractic are trained and licensed to diagnose and treat problems of the spine and nervous system.''

Thursday, October 13, 2005

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Safe Back Workouts, Part One: How to Progress Patients with Exercises
Craig Liebenson, DC

Training the back is very simple, but the fundamental steps are not commonly practiced. A common problem with most health club exercises is that the emphasis is on the quantity of movement, not its quality. Sets and repetitions are emphasized rather than form. For instance, a typical error during situps is that the trunk is raised from the hip joints due to psoas substitution rather than by a curling action of the spine. The result will be increased compressive and shear forces on the lower back.
Axler and McGill have demonstrated that muscle output as a percentage of maximum voluntary contraction ability (MVC) and spinal load as a measure of spinal compression and shear forces can be measured for a variety of exercises.1 Ideal exercises are those that have a high muscle challenge to spinal load ratio. Janda has presented a model for rehabilitation which emphasizes that the quality of the movement is more important than the strength.2 For example, an individual may have excellent strength in performing leg raises, but if they overactivate the synergist hamstring or erector spinae muscles for the agonist gluteus maximus, lumbar overstrain will occur.
To learn to isolate target muscles while minimizing joint overstrain, a systematic approach has been recommended. If movement patterns have been identified where muscle imbalance is present -- for instance, excessive iliopsoas activity during trunk curls -- then relaxation of the overactive muscle should generally precede any strengthening exercise. Naturally, if an overactive muscle is not relaxed prior to a strengthening exercise, the result will be reinforcement of the muscle imbalance.
The consequence of muscle imbalance and faulty movement patterns is joint overstrain. Think of an individual performing leg extensions with a shortened iliopsoas. They will have hypomobility in their hip joint in extension and the movement will automatically follow the path of least resistance and occur around an axis of the lumbosacral joint. Repetitive overstrain will be the inevitable result.
Practice TipWhen a patient reports pain, always evaluate for a related muscle imbalance and a faulty movement pattern.
Evaluate if the pain is coming from the overstrained area and if there is a related hypomobile joint that is functionally linked ï
Chief complaint: low-back painActivity intolerance: walking, standingExamination findings:
increased lumbar lordosis during prone hip extension (see Figure 2); * hypomobile hip joint in extension; * muscle imbalance -- tense iliopsoas and inhibited gluteus maximus.Once the overactive muscle is relaxed, safe back training follows three basic steps (see Table I below).3 First, train the individual how to produce spinal/pelvic joint motions through a full range, and how to find their "neutral spine/pelvis position." Second, train the individual to maintain the "neutral joint position" of the spine/pelvis while load is added distally through the arms and/or legs. This motor control is isometric stabilization. Third, train the individual to control the "neutral joint position" of the spine/pelvis during trunk movements. This is called dynamic stabilization. Unfortunately, this training requires some cortical effort. However, the benefit is that once it is trained, a new motor program will form that will subcortically protect vulnerable joints from injury on a reflex, semi-automatic basis. To facilitate the formation of a new motor program, labile surfaces (balls, foam, platforms) are used as much as possible. By challenging balance, afferent pathways are spontaneously facilitated in a concentrated way.
Table I: Safe Back Training Steps1. Relax overactive antagonist or synergist muscles 2. Train awareness of spinal/pelvic position 3. Train isometric stabilization with distal loading 4. Train dynamic stabilization with trunk loading
Note: Utilize labile training devices whenever feasible.
These safe back principles have been incorporated into remobilization workouts for acute patients, reactivation workouts for subacute patients, flexibility workouts for recurrent patients or prevention, and gym ball workouts for recurrent patients or prevention.4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Exercise is a powerful tool in teaching patients to develop an internal locus of control for managing their pain. Educational material warning against the dangers of prolonged bed rest and the benefits of activity are essential.8,11 Consensus-based low back guidelines emphasize that active care or exercise be incorporated no later than the end of the first month of care.12 Recent evidence suggests that specific exercises utilizing the above safe back principles are a key to achieving successful outcomes even with chronic patients.13
Referencesï exercises: searching for the safest abdominal challenge. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1997;29:804-810.
2. Janda V. In: Liebenson C (ed.) Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner's Manual. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1995.
3. Grant G, Jull G, Spencer T. Active stabilization training for screen-based keyboard operators: a single case study. Aus J Phy Ther 1997;43:235-242.
4. Liebenson C, Chapman, DeFranca C. Safe Back Workout: Reactivation and Remobilization: Beginner Level. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1998.
5. Liebenson C, Perri M, Murphy D, DeFranca C. Safe Back Workout: Flexibility, Breathing and Relaxation Routine. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1998.
6. Liebenson C, DeFranca C, Gluck N. Safe Back Workout: Low Back and Abdominals and Low Back: Advanced Level. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1998.
7. Liebenson C, DeFranca C, Gluck N. Safe Back Workout: Glutes and Thighs: Advanced Level. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1998.
8. Liebenson C, Oslance J. 20 minute exerball workout. The Gym Ball Store, San Diego, 1997. (800) 393-7255.
9. Oslance J, Liebenson C. The proprio system. The Gym Ball Store, San Diego, 1996. (800) 393-7255.
10. Murphy D, Liebenson C, Ierna G, Gluck N. Lumbar Spinal Stabilization: Floor Exercises. ACES, Wading River, New York, 1998.
11. The Back Book. ISBN 011-702078-8. The Stationary Office, 011»44-17-1873-9090.
12. Bigos S, Bowyer O, Braen G, et al. Acute Low Back Problems in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 1994.
13. O'Sullivan P, Twomey L, Allison G. Evaluation of specific stabilizing exercise in the treatment of chronic low back pain with radiologic diagnosis of spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis. Spine 1997;24:2959-2967.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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Chiropractic "Turns Heads" in J.C. Penney TV Commercial

It remains somewhat of a challenge to get an accurate idea of the public's perception of chiropractic, particularly when we see confusing and sometimes contradictory perspectives presented by the media. A recent example occurred less than three months ago, when Consumer Reports magazine released the results of its reader survey on alternative medicine. The survey found that the typical reader of Consumer Reports considers chiropractic the best form of care for both back pain and neck pain. However, in the same issue, the magazine's editors noted: "The clinical trial evidence for chiropractic is mixed," and stated that manipulation of the neck "can be risky."
Fortunately, not everyone feels the same way about chiropractic as do the editors of Consumer Reports. On Sept. 18, 2005, a 30-second television commercial for J.C. Penney first aired during the 2005 Emmy Awards. The commercial portrayed chiropractic ­ especially chiropractic manipulation of the neck ­ in an extremely positive light.
For anyone who may have missed the commercial, here's a brief synopsis:
The commercial opens with the camera panning by a sign that reads "Chiropractor" on the outside of the doctor's office. Inside the office sit three men, all young, attractive and in apparently good health ­ except for the fact that each of their necks is rotated to one side at an almost obscene angle.
The commercial quickly cuts to a shot of the three men lying down, each receiving an adjustment to the neck. With each adjustment, an audible (crack/pop) is heard. The men express a pleasant expression of welcome relief.
Next shot: The three men are walking down a busy sidewalk, smiling and displaying perfect posture. Three young, beautiful women ­ all dressed in the latest fashions from J.C. Penney ­ walk by in the opposite direction. The men turn their heads sharply to gaze at the women as they walk by. As more beautiful, well-dressed women catch the men's attention, one man eventually reaches for the back of his neck, a look of pain on his face.
The commercial ends with the three men back in the chiropractor's office, heads turned to the side, waiting to be adjusted again. Another four men are standing in line, their necks similarly rotated to the side.
(Incidentally, throughout the commercial, a well-known rock song is playing in the background. The song: "You Really Got Me," performed by a group called ­ what else? ­ The Kinks.)
How important is the inclusion of chiropractic in J.C. Penney's fall fashion commercial? Consider the following statements this commercial makes ­ statements the chiropractic profession has been trying to get the public to hear:
1. Chiropractic is featured prominently on a national television spot by one of the most well-respected department store chains in the country. J.C. Penney has been in business since 1902 and currently operates more than 1,000 stores nationwide.
2. Chiropractic received the equivalent of more than a half-million dollars in free advertising. While the advertising rate for a 30-second commercial for this year's Emmys was not available at press time, the ad rate for an identical spot during last year's Emmy broadcast was $550,000.
3. According to Nielsen Media Research, the 2005 Emmy Awards program was seen by an estimated 18.6 million people, including 6 million people between the ages of 18 and 49. That's more than 18 million potential patients who may have been unfamiliar with chiropractic, but who now know that it can be beneficial.
4. The chiropractic adjustment given was delivered in an authentic style, including the audible "pop" heard during the adjustment. With chiropractic under increasing scrutiny regarding the safety of the cervical adjustment, it's great to see a national commercial that illustrates the safety and effectiveness of this type of chiropractic care
5. The fact that the men returned to the chiropractor at the end of the commercial endorses the concept of repeat visits for care.
6. The line of men waiting to be adjusted at the end of the commercial suggests the public believes in and trusts doctors of chiropractic.

Monday, October 10, 2005

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Herniated Discs
What are herniated discs?

The 24 vertebrae of your spine are separated from one another by pads of cartilage called discs. These discs have a fairly tough outer layer with a soft interior to cushion against the shocks and strains experienced as you move and put various stresses on your spine. The discs are subject to injury, disease, and degeneration with use over time. Certain activities and types of work increase the risk of discs being damaged or deteriorating. When the soft interior material of a disc pushes out through a tear or weakening in the outer covering, the disc is said to be herniated.
Herniated discs are also called protruding, bulging, ruptured, prolapsed, slipped, or degenerated discs. There are fine distinctions between these terms, but all really refer to a disc that is no longer in its normal condition and/or position. Herniated discs cause pain by impinging on (intruding upon, irritating, and pinching) and even injuring nerves in the spinal column.

What are some of the typical symptoms of herniated discs?
Most disc herniation takes place in the lower back (lumbar spine). The second most common site of herniation is the neck (cervical spine). A herniated lumbar disc may send pain shooting down through your buttock and thigh into the back of your leg (sciatica). Cervical disc herniation may cause pain in the shoulder, arm, and hand. Herniated discs can cause muscle weakness, make it hard to get up when you've been sitting or lying down, cause pain when you strain to do something, even when you cough or sneeze. They sometimes produce pain in the lower right side of the abdomen. Herniated discs may also affect nerves to the bladder and bowel, causing incontinence. This symptom signals the need for immediate, emergency attention.
What can chiropractic do?
There is broad acceptance among health care professionals and the public of the recommendation that the pain from herniated discs be initially treated conservatively. That is, as long as there are no signs (such as severe pain, numbness, or functional impairment from nerve involvement) of the need for more invasive treatment, two or three months of chiropractic care may be the best choice before considering to spinal surgery or shots of analgesics (painkillers) in your back. And only a minority of disc herniations turn out to require treatment as traumatic and costly as hospitalization and surgery or with as many side effects (especially for older people) as opioid analgesics and muscle relaxants.
A chiropractor will examine and question you carefully, take a complete history, and conduct appropriate diagnostic tests. He or she will focus on exactly what symptoms you've been suffering and determine which parts of your spine are the likely cause of your pain and loss of function. Chiropractic provides the special training, techniques, and experience needed to safely and effectively adjust your spine so that the stress on the discs is minimized, the pain relieved, the damaged or displaced structures given a chance to heal, and your ability to return to normal functioning restored.
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Friday, October 07, 2005

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Being a New York City Chiropractor I see many interesting patients.
I had this one patient come in yesterday on crutches in so much pain he was in tears, He was covered in tattoos and piercing but this episode was worse than any pain he has ever experienced. I did a complete history and it turns out that he has a history of lower back pain and the most recent episode was spawned from a fall. It has been two weeks since his fall and he has been putting a heating pad on every night and taking his friends muscle relaxers and borrowed another friends crutches hoping he would get better! I find this crazy, but every day I am blown away how people do not care about there body or wait till it is almost too late. So I did a very simple Category three blocking technique to remove nerve pressure and gentle distraction to the disc. After a twenty minute session he didn't need his crutches to walk but was still in pain. I have him on ice every twenty minutes and having coming in today. The lesson learned here is after a injury use Ice not heat, do not borrow your friends medication they where written for him not you! And most of important visit your Chiropractor right away don't wait till you cant walk because nerve pressure is not a good thing.
If any one has questions about my daily practice as a New York City Chiropractor please feel free to email me at drstevenshoshany@yahoo.com or visit my website at www.drshoshany.com

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

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Headaches
Living in New York City we all lead stressful lives, Many people suffer from headaches I compiled some data here it is:

Headaches What kinds of headaches are there?

More than 90 percent of headaches can be classified as tension-type, migraine or cervicogenic.
By far, most people get tension-type headaches and get them frequently. They typically suffer mild to moderate pain, on both sides of the head, that is often described as tight, stiff, constricting – like having something wrapped around your head and pressing tightly.
Migraines are periodic severe, throbbing headaches that afflict far fewer people (and more women than men), usually hurt on one side of the head, can cause loss of appetite, nausea and even vomiting, and may involve a visual change called an aura.
Cervicogenic headache is a muskuloskeletal form of tension-type headache (which may also be related to migraines). Many times, cervicogenic headache goes undiagnosed as such due to the relative newness of this classification.

Who suffers from headaches?

Many millions of adults, worldwide, get headaches regularly. Headaches are among the most common physical complaints prompting people to treat themselves or get professional assistance. One estimate holds that some 50 million people in the U.S. get severe, long-lasting, recurring headaches. Most headaches are not signs of serious underlying conditions, but they can be very distracting, debilitating and account for significant amounts of time lost from work.
What should I be concerned about?
If you are a headache sufferer, your obvious concern is to obtain safe, dependable relief. You should avoid making things worse by using drugs – even over-the-counter, nonprescription drugs – that can have serious side effects and dangerous interactions with other medications or supplements you take. You should also be aware that many people experience what are termed "analgesic rebound headaches" from taking painkillers every day, or nearly every day. Watch out! The medicine you take to get rid of today's headache may give you a headache tomorrow and the days after.

What can chiropractic do?

Chiropractors have had considerable success relieving the cause of headache pain and releasing headache sufferers from the dangerous vicious circle of taking ever-larger doses of ever-stronger painkillers that may even be causing new and worse headaches.
Chiropractic adjustments have shown to be as effective and even more effective than medications in reducing the severity and frequency of headaches. Chiropractic is particularly successful dealing with cervicogenic headache. Even though cervicogenic and other tension-type headaches may not actually involve stress or muscle tension, chiropractic's ability to adjust spinal abnormalities seems to lessen or remove the forces contributing to many individuals¹ headache pain.
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Monday, October 03, 2005

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Enhance Fertility with Chiropractic Care
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Thirty-five year-old Tracy had tried everything: monitoring her cycles through body temperature, over-the-counter fertility predictors and finally, fertility-enhancing drugs and in vitro fertilization. But after three years of trying, she still wasn’t pregnant. She began to think she was “too old” to have a family, though she was seemingly in great physical shape.
Tracy is not alone. Thousands of women go to fertility specialists each year. “After fertility treatments fail, many women are told ‘no’ [about having children] because of their age,” says D’arcy Brown, DC. But chiropractic may offer hope. At least one recent study showed that, after receiving chiropractic care, previously infertile women were much more likely to become pregnant (Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2003). And while reasons behind chiropractic’s success in treating infertility aren’t certain, there are a number of possibilities why it may work.
Dr. Brown, who practices in Aspen, Colorado, believes proper alignment works in several ways to increase the likelihood of becoming and staying pregnant. Chiefly, improper alignment of the cranial, spinal, and pelvic bones can hinder the nervous system, which controls a woman’s reproductive system, causing imbalances and hampering her ability to get and stay pregnant.
Distortions of the sphenoid bone in the skull— which can result from passage through the birth canal or from accidents later in life— are particularly problematic, says Brown, since misalignments there can affect the cranial nerve and pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is the regulator of a number of hormones important to fertility, including the follicle-stimulating hormone, estrogen, and progesterone. If any of these are out of balance, explains Brown, it can be very difficult to get pregnant.
Like Tracy, many of the patients Brown sees for infertility have tried everything. They come to chiropractic as a last resort. Brown first talks to them about their menstrual health history, noting signs of imbalance, which have often been problematic since the onset of menstruation, including heavy cramping, mood swings, and missing periods. “We balance the body [through chiropractic],” says Brown. Patients receive a combination of chiropractic and craniosacral adjustments, three times a week to start. After adjustments start to hold, patients visit once or twice a week.
How long should chiropractic take to work? Not long, says Brown. “We give it three months. Often women will become pregnant in the third or fourth month of treatment.” Brown has an impressive 75 percent success rate so far. Unless there have been serious compromises to reproductive health, he says, such as a history of extreme athletic activity or substance abuse, chiropractic may set the stage for a successful pregnancy for women like Tracy.
Chiropractic Care Can Help...Our goal is to adjust the spine and help stimulate your body's natural healing process.
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Friday, September 30, 2005

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Due to overwhelming response I have been asked to assemble a team of like minded Chiropractors throughout the United States to refer too. I still feel that the best site is www.therightchiropractor.com or www.specialistpages.com
Many people that read my blog throughout the United States of America want to know more about spinal disc Decompression, There are many doctors that use this method I being one of only a few qualified doctors in New York City that uses this method.
try visiting www.spinaldiscdecomprssion.com or www.discdecompressiontherapy.com
So many patients that suffer from Disc Hernianations ,Disc Bulge,Sciatica,Facet Syndrome ,Degeneration,Spondylolisthesis can benifit from this non surgical approach that I tend to focus on this lately but I can assure my loyal readers that I will get back to The daily happenings of a New York Chiropractor.
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Thursday, September 29, 2005

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It is necessary to differentiate between pain in the lower back and pain, which radiates down the leg. It is common for the layperson to combine them into one category, but to a physician or surgeon, they represent different pathologies.
Low back pain is not due to the pressure on a nerve root, as lower extremity pain is. Most low back pain is muscular or mechanical in nature, caused by overexertion, overuse, strain or sprain of the ligaments and tendons of the low back. It may also be attributed to degeneration of the disk space and facet joints, which hold the spine together. It may be caused additionally by arthritis or stenosis or referred symptoms from organ involvement (bladder, gall bladder, kidney, prostate). One must also rule out organic causes as any form of cancer, especially prostrate CA.
Lower extremity (leg) pain is often seen to radiate, termed "radicular pain." This refers to pain which shoots down the leg, from the low back or buttock. It usually results from pressure on a nerve, which produces a ”pinching” of the nerve, which appears to radiate down the leg in the distribution of the nerve pattern. When the "pinching" of the nerve is mild, one may experience numbness or tingling. As it progresses and becomes more severe, pain may develop. Further progression may present actual damage to the nerve and weakness may also result.
Each nerve in the lumbar spine has a specific pathway. The nerves also carry three distinct characteristic properties. They carry all three of these properties to specific parts of the leg and foot.
One characteristic is known as the sensory distribution property.
What this means is that a nerve will supply the sensory (sensation) property to a certain part of the leg. For example, the S1 root, which is the first sacral root, supplies sensation to the lateral aspect of the foot (little toe).
One characteristic is known as the motor function property.
What this means is that each nerve also supplies a characteristic muscle. The S1 root supplies the calf muscles (gastrocnemius), which allows each of us to stand on our toes.
One characteristic is known as the reflex pattern property.
Several of the nerves in the lumbar spine have a reflex associated with them. The S1 root has the Achilles reflex, which is elicited by tapping on the tendon of the heel.
Neurogenic claudication refers to pain in the lower extremities brought upon by walking. This is often caused by pressure upon the spinal nerves within the spinal canal, usually the result of the disc bulging into the nerves when standing.
Vascular or intermittent claudication is a type of pain, which must be distinguished from the leg, and lower extremity pain from above. Vascular claudication is due to insufficient blood supply to the legs (arterial insufficiency), and is also brought upon by walking.
The difference between the two is that merely standing (without walking) can cause neurogenic claudication but vascular claudication can only be brought on by walking.
It is extremely important to match the symptoms a patient experiences, with all the pertinent history of patient and family, and match it to the symptoms one would expect based on the:
General Physical Examination
Range of Motion Evaluation

Orthopedic Examination
Muscle Strength Testing

Postural Evaluation
X-rays, Labs, Diagnostics
Remember, one of the first obligations, as a physician is to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. If all match, then the treatment can be focused at the cause of the problem. The physician should thoroughly explain to the patient everything about their condition so the patient completely understands. Only them can the patient make the right decisions about their options and take an active role for their own recovery.
With decompression therapy, 86% of patients with herniated discs had relief of pain with recovery. Decompression is truly the most effective procedure for severe and chronic cases of bulging, herniated discs, degeneration, arthritis, stenosis and pressure on nerves.
Decompression in non-surgical, drug free and the safest method for the treatment of severe low back available. It also offers the highest percentage of recovery, with most patients well or better.

NASA was the first to investigate the effects of spinal decompression on vertebral discs.NASA found during the anti-gravity state of the space travel mission, astronauts were relieved of back pain.NASA found disc height was increased during a space mission.
Decompression relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves.
Decompression relieves pressure caused by:
Disc Herniation
Disc Bulge
Sciatica
Facet Syndrome
Degeneration
Spondylolisthesis

Back Pain Treatment alone costs $26 billion annually (Duke University)
Back Pain is among the 10 leading causes for patient visits to physician’s offices, Emergency Rooms and outpatient departments. (Cornell Professor, Alan Hedge)
11.1 billion - for office visits
4.5 billion - for hospitalization
3.9 billion - for prescription drugs
4.7 billion - for outpatient services
1.1 billion - in emergency room visits
(National data – (Dr. Xeume, Luo, Duke)
It is reported that 8 out of 10 adults will suffer back pain at some point in their lives.
One third of all adult Americans have had back pain in the last 30 days.
Back Problems are the 8th leading reason for visits to physicians.
Back Pain is the #1 Reason for visits to Neurologists
Back Pain is the #1 reason for visits to orthopedists.
Back pain is the #2 reason for hospitalization.
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Back Pain Treatment alone costs $26 billion annually (Duke University)
Back Pain is among the 10 leading causes for patient visits to physician’s offices, Emergency Rooms and outpatient departments. (Cornell Professor, Alan Hedge)
11.1 billion - for office visits
4.5 billion - for hospitalization
3.9 billion - for prescription drugs
4.7 billion - for outpatient services
1.1 billion - in emergency room visits
(National data – (Dr. Xeume, Luo, Duke)

It is reported that 8 out of 10 adults will suffer back pain at some point in their lives.
One third of all adult Americans have had back pain in the last 30 days.
Back Problems are the 8th leading reason for visits to physicians.
Back Pain is the #1 Reason for visits to Neurologists
Back Pain is the #1 reason for visits to orthopedists.
Back pain is the #2 reason for hospitalization.

NASA was the first to investigate the effects of spinal decompression on vertebral discs.NASA found during the anti-gravity state of the space travel mission, astronauts were relieved of back pain.NASA found disc height was increased during a space mission.
Decompression relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves.
Decompression relieves pressure caused by:
Disc Herniation
Disc Bulge
Sciatica
Facet Syndrome
Degeneration
Spondylolisthesis
Spinal Disc Decompression is a effective method in reducing Disc pressure and healing Herniated Discs, If you know of anyone that is currently suffering please contact me 212 645 8151
or refer to my website for further details at www.drshoshany.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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I finally received my new cold laser therapy unit. The results have been outstanding! Patients have been coming in with frozen shoulder syndrome, plantar fasicitis, Sciaitica and carpal tunnel syndrome and have been responding quicker. This is yet another tool to add to my toolbox of adjunctive therapies that compliment the Chiropractic adjustment. Living and working in New York City is very stressful and anytime you can offer a patient a way to manage their stress and reduce pain and discomfort they are greatful.
Visit www.drshoshany.com for more information regarding either cold laser therapy or spinal disc decompression

Monday, September 26, 2005

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Being a New York City Chiropractor, I see so many different people from some many different walks of Life. I have patients that make millions a year and some patients that make minium wage and sometimes those that even make less. I treat everyone the same and give each patient everything that I can give. I have seen allot of patients with severe disc herniations and sciatica and they are responding fantastic to the combination of spinal disc decompression and cold laser therapy. Please visit my website at www.drshoshany.com or www.therightchiropractor.com
or call my office for a complimentary consult at 212 645 8151

New York Chiropractor

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Being a New York City Chiropractor, I see so many different people from some many different walks of Life. I have patients that make millions a year and some patients that make minium wage and sometimes those that even make less. I treat everyone the same and give each patient everything that I can give. I have seen allot of patients with severe disc herniations and sciatica and they are responding fantastic to the combination of spinal disc decompression and cold laser therapy. Please visit my website at www.drshoshany.com or www.therightchiropractor.com
or call my office for a complimentray consult at 212 645 8151

Thursday, September 22, 2005

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Spinal disc decompression is a hot topic these days within the chiropractic community, Many colleagues are considering making the investment in purchasing or financing one of these units. I see fantastic results when it comes to herniated disc patients, these are patients that are considering surgery. In New York City people have so many options with there healthcare, many progressed people are now choosing Spinal Disc Decompression therapy before a surgery. Chiropractor care is fantastic for many patients but there are times when it is not enough and this method of treatment is perfect for patients that do not respond to adjustments.
Visit www.drshoshany.com to learn more about chiropractor care or if you life or work in Manhattan call 212 645 8151. My office is located 10 Downing St. Suite 1U located in Greenwich Village 10014.
Please feel free to email me with any questions at drstevenshoshany@yahoo.com
Dr. Steven Shoshany

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

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Today I would like to talk a bit about nutrition, I recommend to most of my patients the importance of Omega 3 in there diets, I particulars like to take 1500 mg a day. The omega 3's have a awesome affect on our bodies. Much of a persons body is made of fats and omega 3's are the good fats. For instance the cell membranes in our body is made of fat and if you have to much bad fat the cell membrane is rigid and non-permenable(this is not good) but omega 3 give the cell membrane permeable and elasticity (this is good).

What does this have to do with Back pain, neck pain and overall health you ask?

Well if you have a healthy cell your body is able to transmit vital nutrition back and forth for repair and it heals quicker, If the cell wall is rigid the cell is not as healthy and thus you are not as healthy and do not repair as quick. So if you have a injured disc or carpal tunnel syndrome ask your doctor about Supplementation with essential fats.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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Today I want to discuss injuries that happen in the gym. I work out at Equinox fitness which is in Downtown Manhattan. My First gripe is the personal trainers, they are trained in a 2-3 week course and then are trained by other trainers on routines. In my professional experience these trainers think they know everything, when in fact it is beyond there scope to treat injuries and many times put on the hat of a therapist. Exercise is a intergral part of the wellness regime and training with a trainer is helpful for the beginner that needs to learn proper form or for the advanced person that wants to be pushed.
In the past I have trained personal trainers on how to recognize when to refer out to a chiropractor or other specialist and would be interested in training new trainers,but when it comes to these big gyms it is not in the gyms best interest to refer out, unfortunately the client gets shorted.
www.drshoshany.com offers a wealth of information on how not to hurt yourself while exercising if you do get hurt first thing you must do is ICE for 20 minutes. Ice will help prevent the inflammation and then rest and elevelate. A easy acroynm is R.I.C.E which stands for Rest,Ice, compression, and Elevation.
If pain continues Consult with your Chiropractor.
If you are looking for a qualified doctor of chiropractor in New York please visit www.drshoshany.com or outside of New York City visit www.therightchiropractor.com
Dr. Steven Shoshany
New York City Chiropractor

Monday, September 19, 2005

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Good Morning New York City! Over the weekend a read a great book, It was called one minute wellness by Dr. Ben Lerner, I posted my review on www.Amazon.com . I felt the book really dealt with wellness and if read teachs the true principles of a healthy lifestyle and a prevention attittude. To many Americans are caught up in the mentallity of taking drugs for everything and and looking to prescription medication for all the answers to there health concerns. True health and healing comes from within us and needs to be allowed to heal. www.drshoshany.com is my website and I am proud to say is visited my thousands of New Yorkers interested in a healthy lifestyle and Chiropractic care. Why suffer with Sciaitica or Migraine headaches? Sometimes all it takes is a simple series of gentle spinal adjustments to the spine to release the tension to the nervous system and the body will heal itself.
Dr. Steven Shoshany
10 Downing St. Suite 1U
NY,NY 10014

Sunday, September 18, 2005

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I have been updated my blog for last 2 month now and I have been receiving some emails to elaborate some on conditions that respond well to Chiropractic adjustments. The list is very long but I will list some common ones like Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, Migraine headaches, Herniated discs and radiculopathy I can go on. To sum it up, If there is any pressure but on the spinal cord or spinal nerve either directly because of a direct pinched nerve or indirectly like a disturbance in gait or a subluxated motor unit Chiropractic can help!
I have seen some fantastic results practicing in New york City as a Chiropractor, I encourage anyone with any health problems to seek Chiropractic care in conjuction with there current care and it greatly beneifit you. If you are seeking a Chiropractor outside there are many ways to find a respected doctor of Chiropractor like www.therightchiropractor.com or the www.specialistpages.com
Please visit my website to learn more abour Chiropractic care and cold laser therapy.
Dr. Steven Shoshany
10 Downing St. Suite 1U
NY,NY 10014
212 645 8151
or www.drshoshany.com I am also happy to take emails at drstevenshoshany@yahoo.com

Friday, September 16, 2005

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Practicing Chiropractic in New York City where every second spent not working is a dollar lost, I learned to understand how valuable health is. Medicine is the leading cause of death in America. A jury awarded a $250 million judgment against the manufacturer of Vioxx. Each day brings another new study of a trusted, hyped drug now shown to be harmful. Medical-related bankruptcies are soaring. We spend more on medicine, yet are sicker than ever! The time is right for a national crusade to get the message out that there is an alternative to the outside-in, allopathic, test-drug-surgery-repeat system that is killing America. The time is right for new wellness leadership to emerge in our country.
Chiropractic is a safe natural approach and is true healthcare ,when combined with proper nutrtion, sleep and a positive mental attitude you are healthier and better off than by following the masses by consuming vast quantities of drugs and eating harmful foods.
Until next time,
Dr. Steven Shoshany
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