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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 does, call my office for an evaluation.

Dr. Phil Bracco, Chiropractor

2 Elwood Ave

Staten Island, N.Y. 10314

718494-9390

 

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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
718-494-9390
chiropractorstatenisl.com
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

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

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

Pregnancy, Lower Back and Sciatica Pain Relief With Gentile Chiropractic Care.

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