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NYC Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center

We take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our New York City office. Spinal Decompression using the DRX 9000

Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction in our New York City practice utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Palmer Method, Cox Technique, SOT, Activator methods, Upper cervical specific, Gonstead, Diversified Technique, Certified Extremity Practitioner, Pediatric Chiropractic techniques,Graston technique , Kinesio taping, Spinal Decompression using the DRX 9000, SpineForce Physical therapy, Certified Kinesio taping Practitioner.Graston Myofascial technique.

Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%.

Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most.

Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient's return to optimal health.

Spinal and Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact our New York City office today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

Corporate/On-Site Chiropractic Care

Please inquire for more information.

Spinal Disc Decompression therapy using the DRX 9000 and DRX 9000C

Using the latest equipment we have a high success rate in resolving both Cervical and Lumbar Herniated Discs. We offer the most competitive rates in New York for this amazing treatment and utilize the most effective tables. Drx 9000 is a table commonly used, our equipment is FDA cleared. With Spinal Disc Decompression patients that have Herniated or bulging disc and have considered surgery now have a Safe, Non-Surgical and Drug free way of correcting the Disc Herniation.

Second opinion

Have you been told you need a surgery for a herniated disc? Do you want a second opinion on MRI results.

Dr. Steven Shoshany is trained in MRI reading and prior to becoming a Chiropractor he worked in a MRI center and has extensive experience reading MRI's

Computerized gait analysis and Orthotic Fabrication

We use the Computerized Gait analysis which gives us a tremendous amount of information about your foot biomechanics and allows us to build a custom orthotic that is unlike any orthotic, 100% customized for the way you walk. This technology is so new that Dr. Shoshany is the only Chiropractor in New York that uses the Gait Scan System.

Pain Management-Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point injection (TPI) is used to treat extremely painful areas of muscle. Normal muscle contracts and relaxes when it is active. A trigger point is a knot or tight, ropy band of muscle that forms when muscle fails to relax. The knot often can be felt under the skin and may twitch involuntarily when touched (called a jump sign).

The trigger point can trap or irritate surrounding nerves and cause referred pain - pain felt in another part of the body. Scar tissue, loss of range of motion, and weakness may develop over time.

TPI is used to alleviate myofascial pain syndrome (chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds muscle) that does not respond to other treatment, although there is some debate over its effectiveness. Many muscle groups, especially those in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck, are treated by this method. TPI also can be used to treat Fibromyalgia and tension headaches.

Procedure

Medical specialists such as an orthopedist, physiatrist, pain specialist, or neurologist can administer TPI. Injections are given in the physician's office and takes approximately 30 minutes. Before performing TPI, the physician may give the patient a nerve block to prevent pain from needle penetration.

A small needle is inserted into the trigger point and a local anesthetic (e.g., lidocaine, procaine) with or without a corticosteroid is injected. Injection of medication inactivates the trigger point and thus alleviates pain. Sustained relief usually is achieved with a brief course of treatment. The injection may cause a twitch or pain that lasts a few seconds to a few minutes.

Aftercare

Numbness from the anesthetic may last about an hour and a bruise may form at the injection site. Pain can be relieved by alternately applying moist heat and ice for a day or two. In most cases, stretching exercises and physical therapy are performed following TPI.

Physical Therapy NYC

Our patient physical therapy department includes back pain rehabilitation and our pre and post operative treatment programs.

"I believe the real value of physical therapy lies in its hands-on approach to care. You have to look at the individual needs of every patient and develop a program to get them back to the things that enjoy doing. This often means a combination of manual techniques and individualized physical exercises." -Monika Piwnicka D.P.T., Physical Therapist

Physical Therapists are trained in both the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. They use a combination of hands-on techniques along with specific physiotherapy "modalities" such ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, and exercise.

"Manual Therapy" consists of such things as myofascial release techniques (deep tissue treatment by hand), stretching of restricted structures and soft tissue and joint mobilization/manipulation.

In addition to hands on techniques, our physical therapists use an extensive array of therapeutic exercises in treating patients. It is a two step process starting with an evaluated to identify where the problem areas exist for each patient. Following this evaluation, the physical therapist creates a customized program of strengthen and flexibility exercises. The result is that our patients get back to an active lifestyle faster by becoming more fit.

Another we help our patients is to create a home program of care so they become less likely to return with the same complaints after we finishing treating them. These are detailed exercise program centered around their specific needs at the end of their care. We find that this extra step keeps most of our patients from returning over and over again with the same problems.

Massage Therapy

Our licensed massage therapist offers three varieties of massage specific to patients needs:

Swedish Massage

This classic technique uses therapeutic soft tissue manipulation to ease muscular tension and stress while providing deep relaxation and a sense of renewal.

Deep Tissue Massage

This treatment uses a series of intensive techniques to manipulate sore, tight muscles and the connective tissue that holds them in place. Highly therapeutic, deep tissue work increases circulation, releases built-up toxins, and heals and restores balance to the body and nervous system. This can be excellent treatment for chronic injuries.

Pre Natal Massage

This soothing, full-body massage targets areas of tension during pregnancy, and will help relieve lower back pain, sciatica and water retention. An excellent way to increase circulation, this technique allows you to lie down safely and comfortably, and can be used anytime after the first trimester.

Most common questions Regarding Medical massage

Will my health insurance cover medical massage?

Will medical massage really help me with my condition?

Does it really cost $10 to be treated at the Medical Massage Center of NYC?

How long does a Medical Massage session last?

Why hasn't my doctor ever recommended that I receive Medical Massage Therapy?

I have been denied coverage by health insurance before, should I still contact you to see if my health insurance will cover medical massage at your clinic?

Do I need a doctor's referral to the Medical Massage Center of NYC to have my Medical Massage treatments covered by my health insurance?

Q: Will my health insurance cover Medical Massage? A: As long as you truly have a medical condition where you have discomfort or pain, there are many different ways to get some type of insurance coverage for your medical massage treatments. Our office manager at the Medical Massage Center of New York has had many years of experience billing insurance for massage therapy treatments and knows the "in and outs" of getting your insurance to cover the majority of your massage treatment costs.

Q:Will medical massage really help me with my condition? A: Our therapists have over a 95% success rate with most cases that involve the muscle-skeletal system. We are able to help our clients / patients where they have tried many other types of health care modalities that were not able to offer them any relief. Our approach is unique and different even when you compare it to other massage techniques, chiropractic, physical therapy or pharmacologically based treatment. Aren't you tired of not finding a solution to your pain? Aren't you tired of consistently having to medicate yourself to receive any relief?

Q:Does it really cost $10 to be treated at the Medical Massage Center of NYC? A: Depending on your insurance plan it is our experience that our clients / patients will usually have to pay any where from $10 - $30 co-payment once they have met their deductible. Compare this to the average charge of $80 - $120 for similar type of massage treatment if you were to pay straight out of pocket.

Q:How long does a Medical Massage session last? A:Our Medical Massage therapy treatments tend to last about an hour and ten minutes.

Q:Why hasn't my doctor ever recommended that I receive Medical Massage Therapy? A:Well, to be quite honest we're not sure. We do know that more and more medical doctors are prescribing and recommending massage therapy for a variety of health conditions. In a survey of 751 physicians when asked about their experience with complementary and alternative medicine*, massage proved the most used and recommended therapy. 70% of the surveyed physicians either reported personal use of massage therapy or stated that they would be likely to recommend massage therapy to their patients.

Winslow LC, Shapiro H. Physicians want education about complementary and alternative medicine to enhance communication with their patients. Archives of Internal Medicine 2002:162, pp1176-81.

Q:I have been denied coverage by health insurance before, should I still contact you to see if my health insurance will cover medical massage at your clinic? A: YES! It may not matter if you have been denied health insurance coverage for massage in the past. We have many different options that may still allow you to get the massage treatment you need covered by some form of insurance. You don't know if you don't try. The first step is to fill out our Medical Massage verification of benefits form. Let us work for you and allow us to use our expertise to gain authorization for your massage treatments.

Q:Do I need a doctor's referral to the Medical Massage Center of New York to have my Medical Massage treatments covered by my health insurance? A: Not necessarily. The Medical Massage of NYC has a network of primary care physicians who may be able to authorize your Medical Massage care without you obtaining a prescription for your massage treatments. The first step is to fill out our Medical Massage verification of benefits form. Let us work for you and allow us to use our expertise to gain authorization for your massage treatments.

Orthotics and Gait analysis

While neck back and knee pain are so often the cry that push us to visit the chiropractor, it's easy to forget that these and many other skeletal discomforts can originate all the way down at our feet. The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. Your feet and their many steps play the ultimate role in supporting the rest of your body, and improper function can have significant adverse effects on joints higher up the kinetic chain. At higher activity levels (ie: jogging, running, court sports etc) the pressure on your feet may be 3 to 4 times your body weight. At the end of the day, there are 8000-10000 reasons to ask Dr. Shoshany about custom orthotics and proper footwear.

The inclusion of cutting edge technology in all facets of chiropractic is paramount in being able to deliver optimal patient care. Included in our armament is the revolutionary gait analysis technology

With 4096 sensors scanning 125 times per second, we are able to obtain the most precise information concerning your foot biomechanics. As a result, we are able to advise, educate and provide for you the best possible orthotic options and footwear solutions. Please ask Dr. Shoshany or any of our staff about a consultation for gait analysis.