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Lower back Pain, Numbness in both thighs and hands


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 interference’s 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

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


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 specialty.  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 structure is causing your pain.

To make an appointment call  718-494-9390

Dr. Philip Bracco, Chiropractor
2 Elwood Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Monday          9 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday         3:30 PM to 8 PM
Wednesday    9 AM to 8 PM
Friday             9 AM to  8 PM
Saturday        10 AM to 1 PM
Walk-ins Welcome


Lower Back Pain