Monday, November 28, 2005

New York Chiropractor

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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

New York Chiropractor

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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

New York Chiropractor

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New York City Chiropractor

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

New York Chiropractor

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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

New York Chiropractor

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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.
call today 212 645 8151
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Monday, November 14, 2005

New York Chiropractor

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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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New York City Chiropractor, Headaches, Sciatica, Back Pain

New York Chiropractor

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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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New York City Chiropractor, Headaches, Sciatica, Back Pain

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

New York Chiropractor

www.drshoshany.com
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

New York Chiropractor

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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

New York Chiropractor

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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

New York Chiropractor

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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