Friday, October 30, 2009

Kinesio tape for NYC Marathon runner

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Kinesio tape for NYC Marathon runner
Kinesio tape is extremely helpful and is used worldwide by elite and amatuer athletes.
This upcoming Sunday is the NYC Marathon, I had a patient that flew in from Italy to run the race.
This tape job that we did will allow her to complete the race.

for a patello femoral syndrome, she has pain on the lateral side of the knee right close to the medial border of the patella.
possible diagnosis of illiotibial band problem,I applied kt in this way:- facilitation of vmo + mechanical correction Y stripe 50% tension on tails with anchor applied medially with the tail that surround the patella + mechanical correction I stripe 75% - 100% tension in the middle that push the patella lateral to medial,.
after this application the pain in the functional demonstration was zero.
before the treatment she can not run, after this treatment, wearing kt she run without pain.
Pretty awesome stuff.
Dr. Steven Shoshany NYC Chiropractor and Certified Kinesio taping practioner

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sciatica NYC and Chiropractic care

Sciatica treatment Manhattan-Sciatica NYC

Sciatica is the pain that radiates down the buttock and back of the leg. In some cases, this pain may also involve the soles of the feet. Sciatic pain is usually sharp or burning in nature and is frequently accompanied by low-back discomfort. An important note to understand is that sciatica is a symptom of a problem, of something actually compressing the nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. This type of pain or discomfort is often seen in individuals ages 30 to 50 and it often does not occur from an event or injury but most commonly develops as general wear and tear of the lower joints of the spine.

To understand sciatic pain we must first discuss the sciatic nerve and its components. The sciatic nerve is a confluence of nervous tissue that emerges from the spinal cord in the lower back region. The nervous tissue exits between the spinal bones known as vertebrae, which then converge to form the sciatic nerve. About halfway down the thigh, the sciatic nerve splits into the tibial nerve and the common peroneal nerve. The tibial nerve continues down the calf and into the sole of the foot, while the common peroneal nerve innervates the front of the leg.

Sciatic pain is most commonly triggered by compression of the sciatic nerve. The compression will usually occur at the region near the spine where the nerve is formed. More specifically the bones, the vertebrae or the pelvic bones become restricted or out of alignment (subluxated) affecting the nervous tissue. Scientific studies reveal that vertebral subluxations are associated with an increased risk of low-back pain and sciatica.

In addition to vertebral subluxations, the sciatic nerve may be compressed by a ruptured spinal disc or disc herniation or by bony spurs caused by osteoarthritis. Swollen or tight muscles in the buttocks may also restrict the nerve. In some rare cases, the sciatic nerve may be compressed by a tumor or inflamed by a disease process.

Chiropractors take a unique approach to ending sciatic pain. The first thing we do is discover the cause of your pain, rather than merely covering your symptoms. Next, we work to correct the source of the complaint. Ending sciatic pain usually involves restoring motion and alignment to subluxated regions in the spine or pelvis.

Chiropractors will use gentle and safe maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments in order to correct the misalignment. Instead of suffering with unrelenting leg pain which is associated with sciatic pain, seek the care that will determine the cause and address it. Sciatic pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is affecting your overall state of wellness. Do not ignore the signals your body is sending and seek Chiropractic care to alleviate your symptoms the natural and effective way.
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We specialize in Non surgical methods to treat Sciatica.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sciatica treatment in New York City (NYC)

Sciatica treatment in New York City (NYC)
The Sciatic Nerve
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is the sensation of pain,tingling,or numbness in the buttocks and/or legs produced by an irritation of the sciatic nerve, which branches as it descends into the buttocks and down each leg to the ankles and feet. The primary cause of sciatica are herniated, bulging, or degenerated discs,which induce pressure on the spinal nerve roots.
Other causes include small,bony growths on the spine (bone spurs) or compression of the nerves through injury. In rare cases, the sciatic nerve may be irritated by conditions such as tumors,pregnancy, or piriformis syndrome.
In our NYC practice we specialize in treating Sciatica and bulging and herniated disc. Visit us online if you live or work in New York
We utilize a integrated approach to eliminate not only the pain, but the cause of the problem.
Spinal decompression using the DRX 9000 NYC,Cold laser therapy,Cox flexion distraction,Kinesiology tape, Pain Management.
Dr. Steven Shoshany

Monday, October 12, 2009

Back pain relief NYC-Saturday or Sunday

Back pain relief NYC-Saturday or Sunday
In my 15 years as a Chiropractor in NYC, I have seen so many patients throw their back out on a Saturday or Sunday and not know where to turn.
I have always made myself available to patients and potential patients by offering emergency Chiropractic services in NYC. I established
Often times it is the result of bending the wrong way and coming back with sharp or shooting low back pain that may or may not radiate into the legs.
This is called Sciatica,In my previous posts I discuss various methods to eliminate Sciatica, some of this treatments include Spinal decompression on the DRX 9000, Chiropractic adjustments, Cox flexion distraction and the Graston technique
If this happens to you ICE is your best friend for the first 72 hours.
If you need a Chiropractor in NYC give us a call, either me or one of my NYC Chiropractors will see you!
Call for a Chiropractor in NYC for Back pain relief (212) 645-8151

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Spinal Decompression Therapy: Surgical and Nonsurgical-NYC Herniated disc specialists

Several NYC Back pain suffers have been asking me the difference between Surgical and Non-Surgical spinal decompression- This is great information from an excellent source on the web- Spinal Decompression Therapy: Surgical and Nonsurgical If you have lasting back pain and other related symptoms, you know how disruptive to your life it can be. You may be unable to think of little else except finding relief. Some people turn to spinal decompression therapy - either surgical or nonsurgical. Here's what you need to know to help decide whether it might be right for you. What is nonsurgical spinal decompression? Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This will take pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. Over time, negative pressure from this therapy may cause bulging or herniated disks to retract. That can take pressure off the nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal. Doctors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat: Back or neck pain or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome) Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (called radiculopathy) How is nonsurgical spinal decompression done? You are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. The doctor fits you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your trunk. You lie face up on a computer-controlled table. A doctor operates the computer, customizing treatment to your specific needs. Treatment may last 30 to 45 minutes and you may require 20 to 28 treatments over five to seven weeks. Before or after therapy, you may have other types of treatment, such as: Electrical stimulation (electric current that causes certain muscles to contract) Ultrasound (the use of sound waves to generate heat and promote healing) Cold therapy. In our NYC Spinal decompression facility we utulize The Spineforce in conjunction with the DRX 9000 to strengthen core muscles. We utulize Kinesiology tape to stabalize muscles and Cold laser therapy to reduce pain and spped tissue healing. Who should not have nonsurgical spinal decompression? Ask your doctor whether or not you are a good candidate for nonsurgical spinal decompression. People with any of these conditions should not have nonsurgical spinal decompression: Contra-indactions to Spinal decompression Pregnancy Fracture Tumor Abdominal aortic aneurysm Advanced osteoporosis Metal implants in spine (sometimes we can work with these patients) What is surgical spinal decompression? Surgical spinal decompression is another option for treating certain types of back pain. But it is usually used as a last resort. If other measures don't work, your doctor may suggest surgical spinal decompression for bulging or ruptured disks, bony growths, or other spinal problems. Surgery may help relieve symptoms from pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, including: Pain Numbness Tingling Weakness Are there different types of spinal decompression surgery? Your doctor may suggest one or more types of back surgeries to relieve the pressure in your spine. In addition, you may need spinal fusion to stabilize your spine. The following are common types of back surgery: Diskectomy: In this procedure, a portion of the disk is removed to relieve pressure on nerves. Laminotomy or laminectomy: A surgeon removes a small portion of bone -- a section of bony arch or the entire bony arch -- to increase the size of the spinal canal and relieve pressure. Foraminotomy or foraminectomy: A surgeon removes bone and other tissue to expand the openings for nerve roots. Osteophyte removal: During the surgery, bony growths are removed. Corpectomy: This procedure involves removing the body of a vertebra and disk. What are the risks with spinal decompression surgery? As with any surgery, there are risks. These are some of the more common risks associated with spinal decompression surgery: Infection Bleeding Blood clots Allergic reaction to anesthesia Nerve or tissue damage Another risk of surgery is that it may not improve back pain much. It can be difficult to determine who will benefit from spinal decompression surgery. Spinal Surgery for a herniated disc should be your last resort when all other non-invasive methods have failed. All to often we treat patients that had a back surgery with little success. Spinal decompression using the DRX 9000 is safe and effective, if you are suffering with a herniated disc in NYC feel free to contact Dr. Steven Shoshany by visiting his website
Watch this video on Spinal decompression an interview by Dr. Albrecht Heyer Phd. and Dr. Steven Shoshany DC.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Chiropractic care can help with headaches NYC

This October, during National Chiropractic Month, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is encouraging families to consider chiropractic care as a treatment for several types of headaches. While many people associate chiropractic care as a treatment for bad backs, there is growing documentation that chiropractic is also effective in the treatment of cervicogenic headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. "Research shows that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment option for headaches," says Dr. Dennis Craft of Craft Chiropractic Center in Charlotte and a member of the American Chiropractic Association
"Not only does drug-free, conservative chiropractic care provide almost immediate relief from pain, but it has significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief than many commonly prescribed medications."

Additionally, doctors of chiropractic are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling-all of which are important components in the management of chronic headache pain. If you frequently suffer from headaches, Dr. Craft and ACA recommend the following tips.

• If you spend a large amount of time in one fixed position, such as in front of a computer, take a break and stretch every 30 minutes to one hour.

• Low-impact exercise may help relieve the pain associated with primary headaches.

• Drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day to help avoid dehydration, which can lead to headaches.

• Avoid slouching.

• Try a low-fat, high-complex carbohydrate diet. A recent study demonstrated that such a diet can dramatically lower the frequency, intensity, and duration of migraine headaches.

• Reduce stress at home and work by planning ahead and engaging in relaxation and breathing exercises.

• Get plenty of sleep and maintain a regular sleep schedule.

This October, during National Chiropractic Month, talk with a doctor of chiropractic about how you can obtain headache relief through spinal manipulation and chiropractic care.

"When it comes to managing headache pain, there's no magic solution that works for everyone, but chiropractic care is certainly an effective treatment option every patient should keep in mind," Dr. Craft says.

Dr. Steven Shoshany a NYC Chiropractor is proud to be an American Chiropractic Association member