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 Headache Relief With Chiropractic Care

 

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!

Back and Leg Pain/Chiropractic and Expectant Moms by Bracco Chiropractic Center

Many pregnant moms walk around uncomfortable for several or nine months not  realizing  that chiropractic adjustments can offer great relief.  That lower back pain or tingling burning sensation that radiates down the leg from  pressure caused by the weight of the fetus can be significantly reduced or even eliminated from gentle chiropractic adjustments. I have a special adjusting table in which the abdominal section of the table drops away  so it does not  exert any pressure to the abdominal area. Many moms have told me they don’t know how they could have ever made it through the pregnancy without their adjustments! My own wife was pregnant with twins and had an annoying sciatica problem that became almost non-existent after her adjustments. By the way, she had a full term natural pregnancy with two healthy boys- one 8 lbs. and one 7 lbs.! So if you’re pregnant and just waiting for the nine months to end so you can find relief-don’t wait any longer. Come visit the Bracco Chiropractic  Center today for your adjustments and start feeling good again and enjoy the remainder of your pregnancy! My office is located in Heartland Village near the Staten Island Mall, call  for an appointment at 718-494-9390.

Bracco Chiropractic Center-Dr. Phil Bracco

2 Elwood Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10314

718-494-9390

Back and Leg Pain/Chiropractic and Expectant Moms by Bracco Chiropractic Center

Lower Back Pain Relief/Bracco Chiropractic

Patient I.D. entered the office on the first week of December 2010 complaining of severe lower back pain. She rated her pain on a scale of 1-10, (10 being the worst) as a 7 on a good day and a 10 on a bad day. She stated that she lifted a heavy turkey on Thanksgiving and then her pain started. She had prior disc surgery, discectomy. She had numerous positive ortho’s as well as inflammation in the lumbar spine, hypertonicity in the lumbar paraspinals, and a antalgic lean left 2 degrees. She was treated with specific Chiropractic adjustments and 7 days later she has made vast improvement and wants to know when she can return to the gym to exercise.

Dr.Phil Bracco

2 Ellwood Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10314

718-494-9390

Drphilbracco@aol.com

Lower Back Pain Relief/Bracco Chiropractic

Sciatic Pain?

Many people suffer from pain radiating  from the lower back down the back of the thigh and continuing down below the knee into the calf and sometimes down the front and side of the leg.  Patients describe this pain as sharp, burning, stabbing, throbbing,  jolt like pain. It can be constant or it can be intermittent.

The sciatic nerve is comprised of branches of nerves which exit from the lower back and upper sacral segments.  If you were to look at the sciatic nerve you would see that it’s one of the largest nerves in the body width wise. Now, nerves just don’t cause pain for the sake of pain. Most of the time, the sciatic nerve becomes painful because it becomes irritated. When one of the vertebrae in the lower back shift out of its normal position it can irritate the sciatic nerve and cause pain. There is no drug that can put that vertebrae back into its normal position. If the sciatica  is very severe drugs won’t even give temporary relief. I have been assisting patients with this condition for the past 31 years.

As a Chiropractor,  I will analyze the stucture of the lumbar vertebrae and sacrum and then correct the cause of the sciatic pain and remove the irritation. Stop suffering needlessly from this condition.

Dr. Phil Bracco Chiropractor —-Bracco Chiropractic Center

2 Ellwood Ave

Staten Island, N.Y. 10314

718-494-9390

Sciatic Pain/ChiropractorStatenisl.com/Bracco Chiropractic Center

NECK PAIN? 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 31 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!

Lower Back Pain Relief/Bracco Chiropractic

Patient I.D. entered the office on the first week of December 2010 complaining of severe lower back pain. She rated her pain on a scale of 1-10, (10 being the worst) as a 7 on a good day and a 10 on a bad day. She stated that she lifted a heavy turkey on Thanksgiving and then her pain started. She had prior disc surgery, discectomy. She had numerous positive ortho’s as well as inflammation in the lumbar spine, hypertonicity in the lumbar paraspinals, and a antalgic lean left 2 degrees. She was treated with specific Chiropractic adjustments and 7 days later she has made vast improvement and wants to know when she can return to the gym to exercise.

Dr.Phil Bracco

2 Ellwood Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10314

718-494-9390

Drphilbracco@aol.com

Lower Back Pain Relief/Bracco Chiropractic

Sciatic Pain/ChiropractorStatenIsl.com/Bracco Chiropractic Center

Many people suffer from pain radiating  from the lower back down the back of the thigh and continuing down below the knee into the calf and sometimes down the front and side of the leg.  Patients describe this pain as sharp, burning, stabbing, throbbing,  jolt like pain. It can be constant or it can be intermittent. The sciatic nerve is comprised of branches of nerves which exit from the lower back and upper sacral segments.  If you were to look at the sciatic nerve you would see that it’s one of the largest nerves in the body width wise. Now, nerves just don’t cause pain for the sake of pain. Most of the time, the sciatic nerve becomes painful because it becomes irritated. When one of the vertebrae in the lower back shift out of its normal position it can irritate the sciatic nerve and cause pain. There is no drug that can put that vertebrae back into its normal position. If the sciatica  is very severe drugs won’t even give temporary relief. I have been assisting patients with this condition for the past 31 years.   As a Chiropractor, I will analyze the structure of the lumbar vertebrae and sacrum and then correct the cause of the sciatic pain and remove the irritation. Stop suffering needlessly from this condition.

Dr. Phil Bracco Chiropractor —-Bracco Chiropractic Center

2 Elwood Ave

Staten Island, N.Y. 10314

718-494-9390

Sciatic Pain/ChiropractorStatenisl.com/Bracco Chiropractic Center

Sciatic Pain/ChiropractorStatenIsl.com/Bracco Chiropractic Center

Many people suffer from pain radiating  from the lower back down the back of the thigh and continuing down below the knee into the calf and sometimes down the front and side of the leg.  Patients describe this pain as sharp, burning, stabbing, throbbing,  jolt like pain. It can be constant or it can be intermittent. The sciatic nerve is comprised of branches of nerves which exit from the lower back and upper sacral segments.  If you were to look at the sciatic nerve you would see that it’s one of the largest nerves in the body width wise. Now, nerves just don’t cause pain for the sake of pain. Most of the time, the sciatic nerve becomes painful because it becomes irritated. When one of the vertebrae in the lower back shift out of its normal position it can irritate the sciatic nerve and cause pain. There is no drug that can put that vertebrae back into its normal position. If the sciatica  is very severe drugs won’t even give temporary relief. I have been assisting patients with this condition for the past 35 years.   As a Chiropractor, I will analyze the stucture of the lumbar vertebrae and sacrum and then correct the cause of the sciatic pain and remove the irritation. Stop suffering needlessly from this condition.

Dr. Phil Bracco Chiropractor —-Bracco Chiropractic Center

2 Ellwood Ave

Staten Island, N.Y. 10314

718-494-9390

Sciatic Pain/ChiropractorStatenisl.com/Bracco Chiropractic Center