Friday, November 20, 2009
NYC Chiropractor Adds New Therapy for Chronic Back, Neck and Joint Pain to Downtown Practice
Dr. Steven Shoshany, a New York City Chiropractor, Expands Services with Rehabilitation Technique for Muscle and Joint Pain. Called FAKTR-PM or Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion, it can Help Patients Reduce or Eliminate Pain.
New York, NY -- In Downtown NYC, a well known local chiropractor is adding a cutting-edge therapy for the treatment of chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain called FAKTR-PM. Dr. Steven Shoshany of Living Well Medical (located at 632 Broadway between Houston and Bleecker Streets) has been helping patients find relief from back, neck and joint pain for many years and is always searching for ways to add another dimension to his services. Already integrating treatments like physical therapy, non-surgical spinal decompression of a herniated or bulging disc with the DRX 9000, pain management, digital x-ray, cold laser therapy, and gentle chiropractic care at his practice in NYC, Dr. Shoshany saw the possibility of providing another non-invasive option to patients as a great opportunity to better serve his patients.
Dr. Shoshany treats a patient at his NYC office.Called ‘Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion,’ or FAKTR-PM for short, this technique was developed in 2002 by chiropractors, Dr. Tom Hyde, Dr. Greg Doerr, and Dr. Vince DeBono. It seeks to stop chronic and acute pain syndromes associated with fascia (the soft tissue component throughout the body that underlies the skin and provides support, protection and shock-absorbency) and other soft tissues like muscles. In order to help speed recovery of these types of injuries, the specific range of motion and circumstances under which pain is experienced are recreated during treatment to precisely determine. This is what is meant by provocation. By combining manual therapy with rehabilitative concepts, the function in painful muscles and joints can be restored and aches reduced.
Problems that can be helped with hands-on therapy with Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion and tend to respond to treatment include:
- Tendinopathies like Tendonitis and Tendinosis
- Nerve Entrapments like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Piriformis Syndrome
- Muscle Pain from Strains or Sprains
- Edema as a result of Trauma
- Scar Tissue and Fibrous Adhesions
“I’m really excited to be bringing this new treatment to my patients. I think it can help a lot of people get rid of pain and feel well again,” Dr. Shoshany said of the addition to his practice. Dr. Shoshany is certified in the use of FAKTR-PM and is the first chiropractic doctor to offer this treatment methodology in NYC. For more information on FAKTR-PM and the other types of non-surgical pain relief available at Living Well Medical in NYC, call 212-645-8151.
Friday, November 06, 2009
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and consequently, irritation or compression of this nerve can lead to severe pain. This is what is typically referred to as sciatica, and it encompasses a wide range of symptoms. Perhaps the most common indicator is leg pain that travels down the leg. Many describe the pain as a burning sensation. Pain in the lower back and buttocks tend to accompany the leg pain, and it’s not unusual to have sensations of tingling, weakness or even experience numbness. We regularly treat patients who are suffering with sciatica at Living Well Medical in NYC, combining a number of cutting-edge, non-surgical treatments to stop pain.
As to the cause of sciatica, there are a number of different physical reasons for it, but pressure applied to the lumbar nerve roots of the sciatic nerve is the direct cause. Nerve pressure is often related to conditions like a herniated or bulging disc(s), degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, and facet syndrome. In the case of discs, these cushions between the lumbar vertebrae that have herniated, bulged or otherwise malfunctioned compress the sciatic nerve (often referred to as a pinched nerve). The result is pain and frustration.
No matter what the mechanism for sciatica, the pain is extreme and can even become disabling. Many sufferers can’t seem to find relief from any treatment, even going so far as spinal injections. It feels like nothing will help, but no one wants to get back surgery. There must be an alternative, right?
Thankfully, there is an effective alternative to back surgery that has given patients hope for an end to the pain of sciatica. It’s called non-surgical spinal decompression, and at our office in NYC, we use the DRX 9000 spinal decompression system to help patients. This technology has only been around for about 10 years, but in that short time it has resonated with patients searching for a second opinion.
In many cases, treatment with the DRX 9000 is able to help repair the lumbar discs that are causing sciatic pain. Through a series of gentle stretches applied precisely to the discs, herniated fluid can return to its proper position, carrying nutrients with it which the disc can use to naturally encourage healing. Over time and throughout the course of a normal spinal decompression regimen, herniation of the lumbar disc can be reversed, leading to reduction or outright elimination of your pain.
All that being said, non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX 9000 is not the end of the road for those suffering from sciatica and low back pain. Exercise therapy and changes in lifestyle might be necessary for continued wellness after treatment. But it does offer patients who are at the end of their rope an effective second option that doesn’t mean a scalpel.
For more information on comprehensive treatment for sciatica and leg pain in NYC, check out the website for Living Well Medical in Downtown Manhattan.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Three months for healing a Herniated Disc
Herniation of a nucleus pulosus causing nerve compression can heal spontaneously provided low intradiscal pressure can be mantained for 3 months.
It is commonly accepted that in the treatment of patients suffering from symptoms of herniated nucleus pulposus (lumbar disc lesion), conservative management should be tried before resorting to a surgical procedure.
the danger of surgical complications, the certainty that laminectomy will cause damage to the stability of the spine, and the occasional failure of surgical procedures to relieve symptoms indicate the advisability of an initial trial of conservative treatment.
Under favorable circumstances the protruded portion of the nucleus pulposus shrinks by dehydration, and the symptoms of the nerve root compression are relieved. Over a period of months the posterior wall of the anulus fibrosus heals by fibrosus,which can result in complete clinical recovery.
BUT,if excessive pressure on the disc occurs before healing of the annulus fibrosis has progressed significantly, the tear will recur, additional disc material will be expelled, and symptoms will return or become aggravated.
The purpose of a program of conservative management is to keep the intra-discal pressure sufficiently low for a period of time that permits adequate healing of the anulus fibrosus.
It takes approximately 3 months until a herniated disc patient can carry out the ordinary activities of daily living without the danger of recurrence.
Spinal decompression utilizing the DRX 9000 in our NYC Comprehensive herniated disc treatment facility allows us to speed disc healing and repair the injured anulur fibers.
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