Category Archives: Staten Island New York Chiropractors
Patient B.L. entered my office suffering from severe pain from the left buttocks to the left ankle. It appeared to be a simple case of left sided sciatica but the case was extremely complicated. B.L had spinal stenosis and had spinal fusion in 1990, x-rays revealed spinal fusion surgery with rods and screws.
B.L. was very uneasy to see a Chiropractor due to this surgery but she was at her wits end and could not endure the pain any longer.
After analyzing all the information at hand I felt that she could be helped with very gentle and precise Chiropractic treatment.
B.L. stated ” after visiting with Dr. Bracco and explaining my condition he has helped me very much. With his manipulations and hands on treatment I had complete confidence and now I feel much better”.
Chiropractic care can do wonderful things for people it can make your life sweeter. If you are in a similar situation as B.L. above or if you know someone who does, call my office for an evaluation.
Dr. Phil Bracco, Chiropractor
2 Elwood Ave
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
Mother brought her 18 month old daughter to my office for chronic bilateral ear infections which started when she was 12 months old. Mother stated that in the past 6 months her daughter had 4 ear infections. Sometimes in the right ear, sometimes in the left ear and sometimes in both ears. She had developed fluid in her middle ears. She had been placed on a regimen of antibiotics for 7 to 14 days each time and this was the third and different antibiotic that was administered. She was told that the next step for her daughter was ear tubes called Tympanostomy tubes, Myringotomy tubes, ventilation tubes or PE pressure equalization tubes.
Now as a Chiropractor I didn’t think that this was the best idea for the child. First of all your trying to prevent infection, and with tubes the inner ear would be exposed where it would normally be protected by the ear drum or Tympanic membrane. Mother did not want her 18 month old daughter to undergo surgery.
After examining the child not only did she have fluid in her middle ear but she was not talking much. Mom stated that her daughter didn’t speak much and when she did it was difficult to understand.
My Chiropractic examination revealed that her first vertebrae was out of alignment. I explained to mother that when vertebrae are out of alignment it causes pressure on the nerve root and that interferes with the area controlled by these nerve roots to not be able to function normally.
After 3 weeks of Chiropractic care her ear infections and middle ear fluid became a thing of the past. ( No Surgery Needed ). I used very gentle adjustment techniques and the little child was never uncomfortable or felt any pain.
The child is now very happy and now talks a lot and speaks clearly.
Patient FR came into my office in late May 2013 complaining of severe lower back pain with severe numbness in his right upper thigh and a feeling that he described as if his feet were on fire as well as numbness in his hands and a stiff neck. His condition started six months ago and has been getting worse. He stated that he lost his house in Hurricane Sandy and worked 12-15 hours a day for 6 months straight to try and get his home back to normal. He was diagnosed with sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome. After a lengthy spinal analysis and X-Rays of the neck and lower back, I determined that patient FR had suffered a pinched nerve in his neck and in the upper and lower lumbar spine. 12 Chiropractic Adjustments later and patient FR felt no neck stiffness and no lower back pain and no more numbness in his hands. He still had burning in his feet. Patient FR continued with Chiropractic care at a rate of 3 visits per week and occasionally 2 visits per week and he is now almost completely symptom free. Removing the nerve interferences within the cervical and lumbar spine of patient FR has allowed the patient, FR, to repair and restore himself back to normal.
2 Elwood Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Feet On Fire, Lower back Pain, Numbness in both thighs and hands
Not only did I have no more pain after my adjustment, but I felt great afterward. I definitely saw a huge difference. They made sure every single question I had was answered, and are always available if I think of any more questions I want answered. Their staff is the most friendly, welcoming staff I’ve ever dealt with. They are so warm and professional, and make the whole experience that much better.
If you were playing basketball and you were hit with an elbow to the head then you would know what caused your pain. It would be ok to take an over the counter pill to take the pain away. On the other hand if you find yourself in pain day in and day out and you’re constantly taking something for pain, then you might want to ask yourself a very important question. What is causing my pain? The truth of the matter is that we spend more time treating the symptoms and never get to the cause of the problem. As a Chiropractor, my expertise lies in determining if your symptoms are related to abnormal spinal structure. When your spinal structure is abnormal, it affects the nerves which can cause pain as well as numerous other symptoms. Next, my job becomes an art, done with my hands just like an artist painting a picture. I align faulty structure and allow your body to work better and function better and do the wonderful job that it was designed to do, HEAL ITSELF. Haven’t you ever cut your skin? Sure you clean it, next you cover it, and in a few days after the band-aid falls off it has become one and it is repaired.
If you would like to find out if Chiropractic can help you call my office and make an appointment. 718-494-9390.
Dr. Philip Bracco- Bracco Chiropractic Center
2 Ellwood Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
Doctor Why Am I In Pain?
I believe health is the missing link in our so called health care system. We are so busy treating symptoms that we forgot the most important thing of all – HEALTH. Health is a combination of harmony and function within your body. Harmony, all the parts of your body working as one – like an orchestra, many different instruments but all coming together and sounding as one. Function, all the parts of your body working at 100% of their capabilites 100% of the time. Chiropractic is the vehicle that brings harmony and function to an individual via the nerve system. Let’s stop treating ten different symptoms and focus on one thing, the most important thing, HEALTH.
Dr. Phil Bracco, Chiropractor
Bracco Chiropractic Center
2 Ellwood Ave
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
718 494 9390
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What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventionsto determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
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Patient A.M. suffered from severe migraine headaches everyday for the past three and a half years. The headaches were debilitating, and being a single mom with a young child, life was very difficult. MRI exam of her brain was negative and dark rooms and silence and prescribed drugs became a part of her life.
On her first visit to the office she stated that she takes 300mgs of Topamax and 75mgs of Nortriptilene daily. I examined the patient Chiropractically to find if there was a cause of her headaches. Examination revealed two cervical vertebrae out of the normal alignment. These segments were very painful to touch. Chiropractic care was started and after 5 adjustments the patient said that this was the first time in three and a half years that she went two days without a headache.
After 15 adjustments and 5 weeks later, her M.D. reduced her medication to 100mgs of Topomax and 25mgs of Nortriptilene. I feel confident that she will be off all medication in a short time. As a Chiropractor, what makes my profession so unique is that I don’t treat the symptoms but I look to find a cause of the symptoms, then remove the cause, and then step back and watch the awesomeness within the patient heal themselves.
Dr. Phil Bracco
BRACCO CHIROPRACTIC CENTER
2 Ellwood Ave
Staten Island, New York 10314
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