Monday, November 26, 2007

nyc chiropractor

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This is some new data that will be presented that shows how effective the DRX 9000 is in treating patients with herniated discs.
New York City Chiropractor
The clinical results of an IRB-approved prospective, multi-center, phase II, non-randomized pilot study utilizing the DRX9000™ will be presented by three of its authors at the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists PGA meeting in New York, NY December 7 – 11, 2007. The study, authored by Dr. John Leslie of The Mayo Clinic and others, was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DRX9000 in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Patients enrolled in the study had suffered an overall average of ten years of chronic back pain. After two weeks of treatments on the DRX9000 there was a 50% reduction in pain scores and upon completion of the entire six week protocol an amazing success rate of 88.9% was documented. The patients also reported an improvement in their Oswestry Disability score. Abstracts and copies of the presentation will be made available following the presentation at the New York State society of Anesthesiologists PGA meeting.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Herniated disc healing


If have been asked time and time again can the disc heal well below I found a great explanation from a colleague in San Fransisco.
It only makes sense that herniated discs would be able to heal...after all, the disc material is living tissue. But the thing is...the conditions need to be right (some discs are beyond repair)...and so does the treatment.

Most cervical or lumbar disc herniations have been present long before they are detected. During this time a lot of damage can be done to the spinal disc and surrounding structures. The spinal discs stay healthy when the bones they attach to are able to move through their normal ranges of motion.

When the bones lose their normal position...say from spills and falls when we are a child...or from sports, or just poor posture over time...the spinal disc are unable to exchange nutrients with the blood stream. So, they weaken and breakdown...setting the stage for a cervical or lumbar disc herniation.

All of this happens gradually. Of course a disc can rupture from a trauma, such as an auto accident or falling off a horse...but this is less common. What actually happens, is the center of the disc...the "nucleus pulposus", pushes through the outer containment walls of the spinal disc...the "annulus fibrosis"...and puts pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves.

This can cause sciatica, arm/hand pain, numbness/tingling in the arms or legs, weakness of grip or foot drop, and of course pain the the neck, or pain in the low back. The symptoms can often times be crippling.

SO...HOW CAN A HERNIATED DISC BE REPAIRED?

Well...sometimes herniated discs will spontaneously heal. Other times, chiropractic care can promote the healing process with a herniated lumbar or cervical disc complex.

But what if nothing helps...than what do I do?

This is when we should consider non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 (lumbar decompression) or DRX9000c (cervical decompression). The DRX9000 was specifically designed and built to treat lumbar and cervical disc bulges and herniations. So...this is most logical "next step" if chiropractic does not help...at least at my manhattan clinic it is. And...the results are great. Sure...decompression therapy does not help everyone...but nothing does. And...it is very safe. There has never been a single case of the DRX9000 herniated disc repair system causing permanent bodily harm...at least to my knowledge. IT'S WORTH A SHOT.
In my Manhattan practice I specialize in Non Surgical spinal decompression using the DRX 9000. A recent study shows that 89% of patients responded favorably to treatments without relapses.
For the remainder of the year I am offering a $500 reduction in the price of a complete spinal decompression program. Please mention blogger

Friday, November 16, 2007

New York Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center

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I would like to share with my readers some exciting news.
I have recently decided to expand my practice to a 2,400 sq. foot center of excellence. I plan on adding only state of the art diagnostics like Digital x-rays and cutting edge physical therapy and rehab equipment.
This center will have Medical doctors,Chiropractors, Physical therapists, Acupuncture and Massage therapists all working together with one common goal. This goal will be to get the patient better as quickly as possible.
In the past patients would have to go to different locations to see different doctors and shuffle paperwork back and forth.
I plan on having all Professional working together under one roof with electronic medical records working together.
This new facility will be open by Febuary 08.
I will update my patients and potential patients as we get closer to this exciting new facility.

Friday, November 09, 2007

New York Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center

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Since the article was published in bottom line secrets about how spinal decompression can be a cure for some with chronic low back pain and disc herniation I have received tons of emails from patients requesting that I review their MRI's and help them understand if they are a candidate for Non Surgical spinal decompression.
I prefer to have the actual MRI films and have the patient present in the office to conduct a physical exam. If a MRI report is the only available piece of information it is a start.
I have been doing spinal decompression close to 3 1/2 years in my Manhattan Chiropractic practice. I have been impressed with the post MRI changes that I see, I have seen some patients with a 50% increase in their disc height and complete reduction in symptoms and they have not had any relapses for 3 plus years!
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I also am proud to announce that I recently became the only Chiropractor in the nation to obtain a trademark for my Spinal decompression group www.NYCDISC.com

Monday, November 05, 2007

Make Back Pain Disappear Without Drugs or Scalpel

Dr. Shoshany New York City's top Chiropractor contributed to this article that over 70,000 people subscribe to monthly
Make Back Pain Disappear Without Drugs or Scalpel
Spinal Decompression Is a Magical Cure for Some People
Call (212) 645-8151 in Manhattan

reprinted from Daily Health News, November 1, 2007
URL: http://www.bottomlinesecrets.com/blpnet/article.html?article_id=43340


Luckily I've never suffered a serious bout of back pain -- and staying strong in the hope I won't have problems like that is one reason I am so committed to fitness. Even so, though, the truth is that most of us (80% by some estimates) will have back pain at some time or another -- whether from over-exertion, injury or simply a result of the aging process. Chronic back pain is frustrating, not only because of how badly it hurts but also because it can be difficult to cure. It is the fifth most common reason for doctor visits.

A particularly common cause of such pain is a herniated disk, also referred to colloquially as a "slipped disk." For a long time, the usual mainstream medical solutions were surgery, physical therapy and/or pain medication, all of which take a long time and may not work for everyone. So I was very interested to learn about a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for herniated disks called spinal decompression.

Visualize the disks in your back as being like hard donuts filled with a jelly-like material in the center. With age, the strong fibrous cartilage (the donut) can weaken, allowing the jelly-like material (nucleus pulposus) to bulge, which in and of itself is not painful. But more seriously, with a herniated disk the hard tissue has actually torn or ruptured, causing this material to ooze and press on spinal nerves. This causes pain that can range from mild to horrible.

SPINAL DECOMPRESSION 101: A PRIMER

One of the first devices used for spinal decompression was approved by the FDA in 1995. Because spinal decompression requires special expertise and pricey equipment, few chiropractors have offered this treatment -- but numbers are growing as training and better insurance reimbursement becomes more commonplace, I was told by Steven Shoshany, DC, a New York City-based chiropractor who specializes in spinal decompression.

Here's how it works: The patient lies on a comfortable table made specifically for this purpose, comfortably strapped down with a pelvis and torso harness that resembles a girdle. Calling it a "high-tech traction device," Dr. Shoshany explained how it works. "Slowly and comfortably, almost imperceptibly, the machine creates traction by pulling and holding for one minute. Then, intermittently, it releases. It is believed that this creates a negative pressure, or a vacuum within the disk, which then draws back the herniated-disk material which was displaced." With less pressure inside the disk, and thus less on the spinal nerves, pain often decreases or might even disappear -- sometimes instantaneously. To "fix the hold," however, numerous sessions may be required.

This technique also allows nutrient-rich fluid to go to the area where there is less pressure, stimulating the healing process. Most patients either sleep or watch a DVD during the treatment, Dr. Shoshany told me. Each session takes about 30 minutes and a typical treatment program may take between 20 to 30 sessions.

Critics contend that there are no long-range, well-designed studies looking at efficacy over time, but there has been some research on the treatment and the results are promising. In one study published in 2001 in Neurological Research, researchers reported that a spinal decompression therapy called VAX-D produced a success rate of 68.4%, compared with 0% for a placebo therapy in treatment of chronic low back pain. Another study from a team of researchers at the University of Illinois and Rome found a 71% success rate for treatment of herniated disk and other causes of low back pain, with "success" defined as a reduction in pain to 0 or 1 on a scale of 0 to 5.

NOT FOR EVERYONE

Dr. Shoshany noted that some people get much more benefit from spinal decompression than others, and it is not an option for everyone. "It's not a good choice for a person who has metal implants in the spine," he warned. It's better for people with a single-disk herniation than those who have herniation in several or all of them. Also, people who are morbidly obese and/or who smoke likely won't find much relief from spinal decompression either.

The procedure is thought to be safe, though there is no hard science supporting its efficacy. If you do decide to seek out this somewhat unconventional form of treatment, it's safest and best to do so with the oversight of your orthopedic surgeon, who can help you ascertain whether it might work in your case. For more information on spinal decompression, go to http://www.drshoshany.com
Effectiveness and safety of Non Surgical Spinal Decompression reveals a 89% reduction on severity of chronic LBP once this article is converted to a text form i will post it.