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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 Elwood Avenue

Staten Island, N.Y.  10314

Doctor Why Am I In Pain?

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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

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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!

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