Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chiropractic Care can be Key to a Comfortable Pregnancy


Over the years, I have helped expectant mothers in NYC to better enjoy their pregnancy and reap the benefits of chiropractic, a safe and natural approach to health maintenance, which is essential during the prenatal period, a time when the female body sustains added trauma and stress.

Without the use of drugs or surgery, adjustments performed by a chiropractor can provide relief to women enduring the pain and discomfort brought on by the physical modifications and compensations that occur during pregnancy.  A common ailment among pregnant women is pain in the lower back area, which may be caused by subluxations in the spine as the center of gravity shifts towards the front of the pelvis, increasing the back’s natural curvature and placing added pressure on spinal discs and joints.  This extra pressure can negatively affect the nervous system by compressing and irritating nerves, causing chronic pain that may worsen if left untreated.  With the use of non-invasive spinal decompression treatments, both manual and computer-assisted, my team and I are able to safely and effectively restore alignment and eliminate back pain that is common in expectant mothers.

Optimum health during pregnancy translates to a lower risk of delivery complications as well as increased comfort and ease during labor and delivery.  Through careful and thorough examination, which is safe for both mother and baby, we are able to detect and correct pelvic misalignments that may reduce the available space for the child to develop and move into the correct position for birth; in some cases if the baby is unable to reach the proper position, an emergency cesarean section is usually required.  Recent studies show that mothers who receive adjustments during pregnancy also experience decreased labor times; by up to 24% for first-time mothers and up to 39% for multiparous patients.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, which are safe, effective, and painless, our NYC physical therapy facility also offers customized physical therapy, prenatal massage therapy, and acupuncture treatments to ensure expectant mothers have a truly comfortable pregnancy and are prepared for birth.   Patients engage in custom-tailored safe exercises to prevent muscular injuries and are offered prenatal massages and acupuncture sessions for muscular relief.  Expectant mothers in NYC are welcome to contact me for a consultation via www.drshoshany.com or 212-645-8151.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

What Can You Do About that Back Pain?


Many Americans, approximately 31 million according to the American Chiropractic Association, are currently suffering from some form of back pain.  As common as this condition is, it can become a serious problem if left untreated, despite the fact that most cases of back pain are treatable.  Especially in cities with busy lifestyles such as NYC, back pain sufferers may turn to quick fixes such as over-the-counter or prescription medication to keep their back pain under control.  While medication is able to alleviate the sensation of pain, this is a temporary solution that does not correct the root cause of pain and should not be used as a long-term treatment due to its serious possible side effects, which include severe health complications and even death.

Patients suffering from any degree of back pain in NYC should consider chiropractic adjustments as the best treatment option to find and correct any imbalances in the spine that may be disrupting proper disc, nerve, and tissue function and therefore causing pain.  As a practicing chiropractor in NYC for over 15 years, I have specialized in non-surgical back pain relief and have successfully treated patients with varying degrees of back pain, including thoracic pain, cervical pain, lumbar pain, and sacral pain.  In many instances, patients with the most severe symptoms had allowed minor aches to progress for too long (often under the numbing effects of medication), thinking the problem would improve on its own.

Chiropractic is recommended as a safe and effective treatment for back pain, providing long-term relief without side-effects or downtime.  In recent months, it has been reported that some insurance companies are requesting that patients consult with a chiropractor before considering surgical treatments for back pain, as chiropractic adjustments are safer and cost-effective, require minimal post-treatment maintenance, and do not disrupt the patient’s normal activities or lifestyle.  Chiropractic is safe for patients of all ages – whether infants, adults, or elderly – and will successfully eliminate back pain in the vast majority of cases without the need for drugs or surgical procedures.

In addition to traditional chiropractic adjustments, the team of doctors in our NYC physical rehabilitation center offers the latest in non-surgical spinal decompression (with the DRX 9000 device), Active Release Techniques® (ART), The Pettibon System®, Chiropractic Biophysics®, and more.

Patients in the NYC area looking to obtain long-term back pain relief should visit us to learn about our non-surgical treatment protocols as well as complementary physical therapy, massage therapy, pain management, and acupuncture therapies available.  You can reach out and get more help and information via www.drshoshany.com or by calling: 212-645-8151.