Thursday, April 30, 2009

New York City Chiropractor-Press release on Flu prevention

Flu Prevention Plan Should Include Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care in NYC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

People of all ages are encouraged to add chiropractic to their strategy for warding off and fighting the flu and its effects – swine flu or otherwise.

Spinal adjustments can have a positive effect on immune function according to a growing number of researchers who are exploring the common denominators in disease processes, and the role of the nervous, immune, and hormonal systems in development of immune related illnesses.

Chiropractic corrects spinal abnormalities called vertebral subluxations that result in interference of the nervous system. Since the nervous system controls all functions of the body -- including the immune system -- chiropractic care can have a positive effect on immune function.

“Contemporary research is beginning to shed light on the neurobiological mechanisms which may explain the outstanding clinical results chiropractors have experienced when managing patients with viral and infectious diseases,” stated Dr. Christopher Kent, Co- Founder of Chiropractic Leadership Alliance.

Dr. Kent explained: “A comprehensive review of the research literature reveals the current understanding that the brain and immune system are the two major adaptive systems in the body. During an immune response, the brain and the immune system 'talk to each other' and this process is essential for maintaining homeostasis or balance in the body."

Since its inception, chiropractic has asserted that viruses and microbes don't threaten us all equally and that a healthy immune system easily repels most invaders. The immune system protects us from the flu, as well as any other infectious disease, and strives to get us well again when we do fall ill. Our immune system, like every other system in the body, is coordinated and controlled by the nervous system.

Chiropractors are also aware of the importance of positive health life style practices (rest, drinking ample quantities of water, diet, exercise, proper diet, use of multivitamins and minerals, and stress reduction approaches) that can also positively influence the nervous system and immune response. According to a large study of the chiropractic profession recently conducted by the Institute for Social Research, Ohio Northern University (McDonald et al., 2003), chiropractors also customarily advise their patients as to the benefits of these other modalities in optimizing overall health.

Chiropractors helping patients battle the flu is not a new occurrence either. During the 1917-18 influenza epidemic, which brought death and fear to many Americans, it has been estimated that 20 million people died throughout the world, including about 500,000 Americans. It was chiropractic’s success in caring for flu victims that led to the profession’s licensure in many states.

Researchers reported that in Davenport, Iowa, out of the 93,590 patients treated by medical doctors, there were 6,116 deaths -- a loss of one patient out of every 15. Chiropractors at the Palmer School of Chiropractic adjusted 1,635 cases, with only one death. Outside Davenport, chiropractors in Iowa cared for 4,735 cases with only six deaths -- one out of 866. During the same epidemic, in Oklahoma, out of 3,490 flu patients under chiropractic care, there were only seven deaths. Furthermore, chiropractors were called in 233 cases given up as lost after medical treatment, and reportedly saved all but 25. In another report covering 4,193 cases by 213 chiropractors 4,104 showed complete recovery.

“These results are not so surprising given what we now know about the interaction between the nervous system and the immune system” stated Matthew McCoy DC, MPH, Editor of the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. “Through research we know that chiropractic has beneficial effects on immunoglobulins, B-lymphocytes (white blood cells), pulmonary function and other immune system processes.”

One such study, conducted by Patricia Brennan Ph.D and her team, found that when a chiropractic “manipulation” was applied to the middle back, the response of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (white blood cells) taken from blood collected 15 minutes after the manipulation was significantly higher than blood collected 15 minutes before and 30 and 45 minutes after the chiropractic procedure. This research demonstrated an “enhanced respiratory burst” following the chiropractic adjustment. This “burst” is needed for our immune cells to destroy invading viruses and bacteria.

Another small study of HIV positive patients was conducted to study the effects of specific chiropractic adjustments to correct vertebral subluxations in the upper neck on the immune systems of HIV positive individuals. Over the six-month period of the study, the group that did not receive chiropractic care experienced a 7.96% decrease in CD4 cell counts, while the adjusted group experienced a 48% increase in CD4 cell counts over the same period.

A large retrospective study conducted by Robert Blanks Ph.D and colleagues studied 2,818 individuals undergoing chiropractic care - these individuals reported an average overall improvement, ranging from 7-28%, in a battery of physical symptoms including stiffness/lack of flexibility in the spine, physical pain, fatigue, incidence of colds and flu, headaches, menstrual discomfort, gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, dizziness and falls (Blanks et al., 1997, Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research).
More importantly, the incidence of colds and flu was reduced by an average of 15% in this large population who were undergoing regular chiropractic care.

“In addition to the passive recommendations regarding hand washing, avoiding large gatherings, coughing and sneezing into your hands – it makes a great deal of sense to do everything you can to ensure that your immune system is functioning at its best. And that strategy should include chiropractic care” stated Dr. McCoy.


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Monday, April 27, 2009

CDC: No vaccine prevents the new swine flu- Oscilococcinum works


Several patients today have been asking me my opinion on the "flu pandemic"
I have always been a huge fan of homeopathy, Oscillococcinum is something I have used for my family and the product is a top seller in my Manhattan practice.
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Common Misspellings: Osciloccocinum, Oscilococinum, Oscillacoccinum, Oscillacocinum, Ocillococcinum, Oscillicoccinum, Oscillicocinum.
Oscilococcinum description:


Oscilococcinum is the No.1 homeopathic remedy in The United States. Oscillococcinum is widely used for the relief of the symptoms and prevention of the onset of Influenza.

Several placebo controlled blind studies on Oscilococcinum show that Oscilococcinum was considerably more effective in controlling the symptoms of chills, aches, pains, stiffness and fevers.

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This article below was from Consumer Reports, to sum it up patients where more satisfied with the care they received from their chiropractor then other treatments.
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Hands-on therapies were top-reated by 14,000 consumers



About 80 percent of U.S. adults have at some point been bothered by back pain. The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center recently surveyed more than 14,000 subscribers who had lower-back pain in the past year but had never had back surgery. More than half said pain severely limited their daily routine for a week or longer, and 88 percent said it recurred through the year. Many said the pain interfered with sleep, sex, and efforts to maintain a healthy weight.

Back pain can be tough to treat. Most of our respondents tried five or six different treatments. They rated the helpfulness of the treatments tried and their satisfaction with the health-care professionals visited.

Hands-on therapies were among the top-rated. Fifty-eight percent of those who tried chiropractic manipulation said it helped a lot, and 59 percent were "completely" or "very" satisfied with their chiropractor. Massage and physical therapy were close runners-up.

Many of those who tried spinal injections found them to be very helpful, although the techniques their doctors used varied. Most respondents had used some type of medication. Forty-five percent of those who took prescription drugs said they helped a lot, double the percentage of those who said they were helped by over-the-counter medications.

Who helped the most?
The percent of people highly (completely or very) satisfied with their back-pain treatments and advice varied by practitioner visited.

Professional Highly satisfied
Chiropractor 59%
Physical therapist 55
Acupuncturist 53
Physician, specialist 44
Physician, primary care 34
Differences in Ratings for physical therapists and acupuncturists were not statistically significant.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kinesio tape, KT tape, Kinesiolgy tape, Spider tech




I found this on the web..... this tape helped her run a marathon,AWESOME.

I use it in my practice everyday. It is better then old school ACE bandages.and has helped me in recovery of a torn ACL in my right knee and a torn labrum in my left shoulder from a Kayacking injury it wasn't a stand alone therapy but was aided support and speed up the recovery process.

I will continue to update on this type of tape and review my experience with the different types ok tape.
I use and sell all the different types from the original Kinesio tape by Kenzo or the New pre-cut, prefab Spider tech applications.

I also want feed back from other professionals either PT's, OT's and Certified Athletic trainers.
I have seen excellent results in the pediatric population.


… as long as he uses the beige tone tape! Blue on white looks funny, see for yourself.


I was an oddity before the Olympics, running with kinesiotape on my shoulder and knees and ankles. God bless Kerri Walsh. After people saw her on the Olympics, they started coming up to me at various trainings and events and asking about MY kinesiotape.

My chiropractor in Denver trained with the lead chiropractic physician for the U.S. Olympic team. That doctor is probably the one who introduced the team to it.

The adhesive is very strong, you don’t want to pull it off before it’s ready to fall off. It has a wavy little pattern on it and pulls your skin up so that as you move, it breaks up little adhesions and helps fluids to move in and out.

Honestly, I swear by this stuff. We first used it on my shoulder, after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and removal of a bone spur. It visibly helped alleviate the fluids. But, later it helped with other things. I run knock-kneed (like many women), which is hard on your knees and ankles. In fact, I actually injured my knee in my first few weeks of running. I’ve seen my teammates get similar injuries. They are told to stay off it and ice it. That’s about it. And, because they didn’t ever fix what CAUSED the problem, when they start running again, they get injured again.

My chiropractor had me ice it on day one, but he also did Graston Technique, infrared, Active Release Technique, and kinesiotape. I told him to be aggressive, there was no way I was going to be sidelined. So he worked his magic.

It was so effective, I just plain don’t train on long runs without it. It lasts about five or six days, so I have him put it on late in the week so it will be fresh on Saturday.

After a very slight ankle problem, we started doing Graston on my ankles, adusting them, and taping them, as well. I won’t say I don’t ever ache in my ankles but it happens late in the run and it only lasts a day or two. And it hurts less and less.

My lower back has been hurting… and my quads… I’m thinking we could tape all over the place, tape me like a mummy! Just don’t use the black and blue and pink tape. Looks funny in the photo finish !
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DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: Treatment of Herniated Disc in Manhattan, New York, NYC


DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: Treatment of Herniated Disc in Manhattan, New York, NYC
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DRX 9000 in Manhattan, NYC
Stop The Pain Before It Stops You!!

With the DRX 9000 technology, you can receive treatment of herniated and degenerative discs without surgery! If you are like many who suffer from chronic neck and back pain, you have probably tried several prescribed remedies to help ease your discomfort: frequent bed rest, high doses of pain medication. Perhaps even non-traditional approaches such as acupuncture. And like so many, you have come to accept the fact that you just have to learn to live with your pain.

You Don't Have To Live With That Pain Anymore!

Thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, a major advancement in medical technology was made to effectively treat low back pain resulting from herniated or deteriorating discs. The result of their efforts not only significantly reduces back pain in 92-96% of patients, but enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.

The decompression can help if you have herniated and bulging lumbar discs with or without complication, degenerative disc disease, a relapse or failure following surgery or facet syndromes.

This new treatment uses state-of-the-art technology to gradually relieve neurocompression often associated with lumbar, lower back pain. The process has been proven to relieve pain by enlarging disc space, reducing herniation, strengthening outer ligaments to help move herniated areas back into place and reversing high intradiscal pressures through application of negative pressure.

For Lumbar Decompression
An upper chest harness / shoulder support and a pelvic harness are used to help distribute the applied forces evenly. Once in place, you are slowly reclined to a horizontal position. Following the physician's orders, the therapist localizes the pain, makes any adjustments and directs the treatment to the proper area. The pull of decompression helps to mobilize the troubled disc segment without inducing further damage to the spine. Following each therapy session a cold pack and/or electrical muscle stimulation pad is applied to help the paravertebral muscles consolidate and strengthen after treatment. This also prevents muscles from swelling and going into spasm.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Chiropractor NYC - traveling with back pain

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I just got back from my annual family vacation and the traveling reminded me how people hurt their back while traveling.

I practice in Manhattan as a Chiropractor in a Pain Management facility, so naturally I see people that are in pain everyday.
New York City is a metropolitan city and people that have to work here often have to fly everywhere around the globe. Once they get back from their trip we are usually the first person they call to un-kink their back or release neck tension or reduce the pain of a flared up rotator cuff muscle( shoulder pain).
After traveling and actually injuring my neck and shoulder, I have made several observations that may help anyone prevent injuries in the future. I have listed the most common ways to injure and prevent the injuries below.
1.) Getting the luggage out of the trunk, this is probably one the ways patients flare up a disc in their lower back. My recommendations is to let the taxi driver get it and give him an extra dollar or two, he will be happy and your back will be spared.
If you need to get it yourself, be sure to bend your knees and use your legs to lift. Also be sure to keep your stomach tight and don't forget to breathe.

2.) Getting the luggage out of the carousel is the best way to pull out your neck and shoulder, This can be avoided again by paying an attendant an extra dollar or two or lifting smarter using legs.

Once on the plane, train or car most people fall asleep with their neck in a odd angle. This is a sure way to wake up with a kink in the neck.
I travel with and recommend to my patients a traveling cervical pillow. This helps to keep the neck in a neutral position. I love the tempurpedic cervical pillow.

While sitting it is important to have the knees lower then the pelvis and have support behind the lumbar area.
I like to use the pillow and place it in the small of my back this helps to create a lordosis.
Hopefully these pointers help. If you are visiting the NYC area and need a Chiropractor,Physical therapist or a massage therapist please feel free to call us at (212) 645-8151 or visit our website www.drshoshany.com

Monday, April 13, 2009

Manhattan DRX9000 non-surgical decompression center


Manhattan DRX9000 non-surgical decompression center

The Herniated Disc Specialist
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New York City Chiropractor Becomes First In North America to Offer Innovative SpiderTech Tape Therapy
Manhattan Chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany's office has always been synonymous with being at the forefront of integrating the newest and best technology to his practice. His latest addition is the highly anticipated SpiderTech line of pre-engineered Kinesiology Tape applications. Developed by Nucap Medical, SpiderTech is a new therapeutic product that supports muscle recovery that is precut for different body parts to save time for the doctor and energy for the patient. Dr. Shoshany is the first chiropractor to offer SpiderTech in North America.
The addition of SpiderTech is a great benefit to my practice and my patients
It is great to have a precut pattern that can be applied without having to physically cut it myself, which saves time and usually stays on longer then if I cut it myself.
I often have patients that need to wear tape for 1 to 2 months and travel in between treatments, It is much easier to have a patient put on a precut tape application then to hand them a roll of tape and have them struggle with a complicated taping pattern.
I regularly recommend and use both SpiderTech precut and manually cut tape. Being the only Chiropractic office with both allows us to give better care and options to our clients.


Manhattan, NY (PRWEB) April 7, 2009 -- Dr. Steven Shoshany, a leader in physical therapy treatment for the greater New York City area, has announced he is the first chiropractor in New York to offer a new sports therapy tape called SpiderTech.


Spider tech Kinesiolgy tape

SpiderTech, developed by a medical technology company, Nucap Medical, is an athletic tape designed to support muscles, speed tissue recovery, increasing range of motion and reduce pain. What makes SpiderTech unique is it comes precut and prepackaged for specific parts of the body - like the lower back or shoulder - saving time for both the practitioner and the patient.

"The addition of SpiderTech is a great benefit to my practice and my patients" Dr. Shoshany said. "It is great to have a precut pattern that can be applied without having to physically cut it myself, which saves time and usually stays on longer then if I cut it myself."

Dr. Shoshany continued: "I often have patients that need to wear tape for 1 to 2 months and travel in between treatments, It is much easier to have a patient put on a precut tape application then to hand them a roll of tape and have them struggle with a complicated taping pattern."

The SpiderTech kinesiology tape applications are an alterative to the popular Kinesio tape that became popular after United States Olympic Volleyball gold medal winner Kerri Walsh used them in the 2008 Summer Olympic games. Dr. Shoshany sells, and uses, both tapes.

Dr. Shoshany stated: "I regularly recommend and use both SpiderTech precut and manually cut tape. Being the only Chiropractic office with both allows us to give better care and options to our clients."

The addition of the SpiderTech tape at Dr. Shoshany's practice shouldn't come as a surprise. The Manhattan-based office has always prided itself on offering state of the art technology and products, and being the first New York chiropractor to offer SpiderTech is just the latest example of that.

For more information about SpiderTech, Kinesio or Dr. Shoshany's Manhattan Chiropractic practice, please visit www.drshoshany.com

About Dr. Steven Shoshany (D.C, C.C.E.P., C.K.T.P)
Dr. Shoshany is a chiropractic healthcare specialist with a diverse background. He holds a doctorate degree from Life Chiropractic University, and is currently the clinic director of Chiropractic New York, specializing in spinal disc decompression. Dr. Shoshany is the only chiropractor in New York City that holds a patent for his spinal decompression protocol. He specializes in both spine and sports-related injuries, and his background is in chiropractic, pediatric chiropractic, and sports injury management. He is also a spinal decompression specialist. Dr. Shoshany's skilled chiropractic background creates unique insight into many problems, and his practice has a primary focus of delivering highly effective, state-of-the-art, gentle chiropractic care to people of all ages.

Dr. Steven Shoshany
Spinal Decompression Specialist
632 Broadway suite 303
New York, NY 10012