Sciatica after Spinal Fusion Surgery.

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 is, call my office for an evaluation.

Dr. Phil Bracco, Chiropractor

2 Elwood Ave

Staten Island, N.Y. 10314

718494-9390

 

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Ear Tubes

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.

Lower back Pain, Numbness in both thighs and hands

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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.

Dr.Philip Bracco
2 Elwood Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
718-494-9390
http://www.chiropractorstatenisl.com

Feet On Fire, Lower back Pain, Numbness in both thighs and hands

PATIENT REVIEWS

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.

            IP: XXX.XXX.84.229
        Reviewed 7/3/2012

Not only did I have no more pain after my adjustment, but I felt great afterward. I definitely saw a huge difference. They paid close attention to me and all of my questions were answered. Their staff is very friendly and professional. I was so impressed with the progress I was able to make after visiting them. All my questions were answered, and I feel a lot more confident and hopeful about the future.
            IP: XXX.XXX.243.240
        Reviewed 4/16/2012

Not only did I have no more pain after my adjustment, but I felt great afterward. I definitely saw a huge difference. 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. I was so impressed with the progress I was able to make after visiting them. All my questions were answered, and I feel a lot more confident and hopeful about the future. The office was easy enough to find.
            IP: XXX.XXX.38.74
        Reviewed 4/13/2012

i woke up the other morning not being able to stand or walk.. i called dr bracco, it was his day off and he came right over to my house and did his chiropractics on me and got me up and walking .although still in pain, i went to his office several times over the next few days and now it feels as if nothing was ever wrong.  thank you dr bracco for caring and going out of your way for me.
– fred
            IP: XXX.XXX.211.158
        Reviewed 3/24/2012

I felt much better after my appointment. My pain was greatly reduced. 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. I was so impressed with the progress I was able to make after visiting them. All my questions were answered, and I feel a lot more confident and hopeful about the future. The office was easy enough to find.
            IP: XXX.XXX.152.191
        Reviewed 1/26/2012

                    Did you feel like your pain was lessened after your chiropractic treatment?
                    Yes
                    Does this provider always put the customer first?
                    Absolutely! They have some of the best customer service I have ever seen
                    Is this provider’s business conveniently located?
                    Yes, it is very conveniently located
                    Did you experience unnecessary pain during your visit?
                    No
            IP: XXX.XXX.189.211
        Reviewed 11/21/2011


                    Did this provider seem irritated to be working with you?
                    Not at all, they were glad to help me with anything I needed
                    Was this provider’s office clean?
                    Yes everything was neat and sterile
                    Did you feel safe in this provider’s care?
                    Absolutely! I knew I was being cared for by an expert!
            IP: XXX.XXX.103.14
        Reviewed 9/26/2011

                    Does this provider have helpful information available online?
                    Yes, they have a great website and are present in many online directories
                    Did the chiropractor update you about the progression of your recovery at each appointment?
                    Definitely! They made an extra effort to keep me well informed.
                    Did you leave the office feeling satisfied with your visit?
                    Completely!
                    Would you refer this provider to a family or friend?
                    Yes
                    Is this provider’s business conveniently located?
                    Absolutely! It is right off the freeway and close to everthing
            IP: XXX.XXX.56.192
        Reviewed 7/27/2011
Did this provider seem well-trained and experienced?
                    Yes, they seemed very qualified
                    Is this business in a safe neighborhood?
                    Absolutely, It is the safest neighborhood around
                    Were this chiropractor’s adjustments gentle?
                    Yes
                    Is this business handicap-accessible?
                    Yes, it was handicap-accessible
            IP: XXX.XXX.200.18
        Reviewed 6/10/2011

                    Did the staff make you feel uncomfortable when you called with questions or concerns?
                    Not at all! They were happy to address every concern I had
                    Does this provider give unbiased advice?
                    Absolutely! I always get sound, helpful, and completely unbiased advice!
                    Did you feel safe in this provider’s care?
                    Absolutely! I knew I was being cared for by an expert!
                    Did this provider exaggerate his/her or abilities?
                    No, they went above and beyond what they told me they could do
                    Was it easy to make an appointment with this provider?
                    Yes
            IP: XXX.XXX.207.3
        Reviewed 6/10/2011

This provider has so much helpful information available online. They have an impressive website that’s easy to use, with forms that you can fill out before your appointment. They also have a great online presence in multiple directories. Just as a side note, this business is really conveniently located and is close to everything. It is right off and freeway and close to all kinds of shops. I  was able to do my shopping for the week right after my appointment. I couldn’t believe how great their office looked. It was very obvious that they took pride in the office’s appearance. It was one of the best looking offices I’ve ever seen.  They are so kind and caring, and they stay open way past their closing time to help anyone who needs them. They wouldn’t deny anyone that needed help. I know I can always count on them.   They never have that typical, annoying music playing here. If they do play music it is soothing and appropriate for the setting.
– Robbie Thomas
            IP: XXX.XXX.86.84
        Reviewed 3/31/2011

I was completely at ease during my appointment here. They went to great lengths to make sure I was completely relaxed and comfortable the entire time.  They were so kind and attentive to me. I didn’t have to worry about them arguing with me, or contradicting what I had to say, which has been a problem for me at other places.  They went above and beyond what they told me they could do for me. I never expected them to be able to help me as much as they did.  One thing I really liked, was that they kept me updated about where I was at in the recovery process, and how long before I would be fully recovered. It gave me more of an idea about how much time I could expect to be recovering, and encouraged me on all the progress I had made.
– Carol V
            IP: XXX.XXX.43.67
        Reviewed 3/22/2011


Lower Back Pain

Many patients enter my office each day with different grades of lower back pain from mild to severe.   Each patient basically says the same thing to me but in their own words.  “Dr Bracco, make my pain go away, make me feel better.”  The truth of the matter is that these patient have been taking medication for inflammation and pain with little to no relief.  They have had X-Rays,  MRI’s, Nerve tests and more.  They have gone from their primary physician to Orthopedic to Neurologist with no help.  In Chiropractic, we have a unique saying that we can hang our hat on.  Structure determines Function.  I read the same reports which describe disc degeneration, arthritic spurring,  bulging discs, herniated discs etc., etc.   I look at the same X-Rays  and MRI’s and yes, I see all that they report but I see more than that.  I analyze the structure of the spine and with that lies Chiropractic’s speciality.  I see a vertebrae turning 2 mm to the right or left, on a angle etc, etc.. Correct the structure and improve the function.  No one, AND I MEAN NO ONE, can correct the structure of the spine with their hands like a Chiropractor. So,  if your tired of treating the symptom and taking something for the pain day in and day out, then I recommend that you make an appointment to see if your spinal stucture is causing your pain.

To make an appointment call  718-494-9390

Dr. Philip Bracco- Bracco Chiropractic Center

2 Ellwood Avenue

Staten Island, N.Y.  10314

24 hour Emergency Care Available

Lower Back Pain

Pain, Why Am In Pain?

 

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?

HEALTH-Bracco Chiropractic Center

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI 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

chiropractorstatenisl.com

drphilbracco@aol.com

Health-Bracco Chiropractic Center

What is Chiropractic?

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 appropriateChiropractors 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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Migraine Headaches- Relief by using a Chiropractor

 

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

718-494-9390

drphilbracco@aol.com

Migraine Headaches/Chiropractic and Relief by BRACCO CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

NECK ACHE? STIFF NECK? BRACCO CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP YOU!

Are you walking around with a stiff neck or neck pain for days, weeks, maybe even months????  If it gets really bad you can have pain radiating to your upper shoulder muscles, in between your shoulder blades, down your arms to your fingers, even numbness.  Your answer can be as simple as Chiropractic adjustments.   I have been taking care of patients with these symptoms for the last 32  years and I  have been very successful with it.  Why suffer with this problem??  Call me and make an appointment to start feeling  better today.  Don’t wait any longer, get back to your life, having fun, and doing all those things you used to do!!!!

Dr.Phil Bracco

2 Ellwood Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10314

718-494-9390

NECK PAIN? STIFF NECK? BRACCO CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP YOU!