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PATIENT REVIEWS/ BRACCO CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

a month ago
I have been going to Dr. Bracco for so many years now. The first time I went to him was because I hurt my neck and back from washing my hair. He opened the office on a day that they were closed just for me. He truly cares about you and how you feel. The adjustments helped me so much. He creates a plan for you to get better and feel the difference. It is refreshing knowing someone truly cares about you. I recommend him 100%. I have referred all my friends and coworkers to go to him. There is no better Chiropractor out there! He is amazing!
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James Ceribello

5 days ago
I admit I was skeptical about getting help with my sudden onset of helplessness as I tried to literally walk at a normal pace. My legs weren’t responding.I am astounded at the results achieved by the skillful manipulation of Dr. Bracco. He has restored my ability to keep up with my friends at a brisk pace. To say I look forward to the adjustments is an understatement. Most highly recommended.
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Tara Foley

a month ago
I suffered from back pain for 20+ years, had tried other chiropractors in the past with little relief. I was referred to Dr Bracco by a friend and he has changed my life! I’m finally relieved from the constant back pain I suffered with for 20+ years. I have already recommended everyone I know to him. His office staff is also very excellent, there is never more than a 5 minute wait to see him. Dr Bracco and his staff are quick and extremely efficient. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Bracco.
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Doris Hopkins

a month ago
Shout out to Dr. Bracco, AMAZING. I was experience lower back pain and sensitivity down my leg. Dr. Bracco proposed a series of treatments frequently in the beginning and gradually backing off as I improved. Today I am able to do the activities that i did prior to my problem. Maintenance keeps me limber and able to continue my routines. Thank you Dr. Bracco for helping me to get back to the the things I love to do in life.
Dr. Philip Bracco, Chiropractor
2 Elwood Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
718-494-9390
chiropractorstatenisl.com
Monday–   9 AM to 12:30 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM
Tuesday–  3:30 PM to 8 PM
Wednesday– 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM
Friday– 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM
Saturday-10 AM to 1 PM
Walk-ins Welcome
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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


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 Elwood 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!

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