Dr. Syracuse provides a full array of chiropractic services at his office. If he believes you will benefit from a treatment or test not provided in our office, he has a vast network of trusted providers in the Western New York area to which he will refer you. As part of your treatment with us, we ensure continuity of care between all healthcare professionals you visit.
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy, more commonly known as chiropractic adjustments, is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons; ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
o When any these vertebrae are out of place, it has a negative overall effect on all body systems, especially the muscular and the central nervous system. Without proper alignment, nerve signals cannot flow properly to and from the brain. When this occurs, we can’t function at our peak.
An adjustment is often simply pressure from the chiropractor utilizing their hands or an instrument to move your vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles. This is referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
o Chiropractic adjustments are performed to treat a wide variety of conditions, including (but not limited to):
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain disorders
- Chronic muscle pain and stiffness
- Most musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries
- Nerve disorders
- Pain and stiffness in the back, chest, abdomen, neck, hips and shoulders, as well as extremities, such as arms, legs, and feet
- Sciatica pain
- Whiplash and other traumatic injuries
Adjustments can leave you with a greater sense of well-being and put you on the road to a life without pain. Following an adjustment, some patients experience mild aching or soreness in their spinal joints and/or muscles. This can usually be relieved by an ice or heat pack.
Adjustments have been shown to:
- Increase blood flow to certain areas of the body
- Increase pain tolerance levels
- Increase range of motion
- Increase the body’s production of “feel good” chemicals, such as melatonin and endorphins
- Reduce blood pressure
- Reduce tension and muscle pressure
Hydro-Therapy is very simple: you lay on our hydro-bed, fully clothed and comfortably supported, and simply enjoy as the water jets massage your back.
Some benefits include:
- Decreased Muscle Tension
- Decreased Muscle Guarding
- Decreased Inflammation
- Increased Muscle Range of Motion
- Hydro-Therapy has become the most popular and requested therapy that results in quicker pain relief!
Laser therapy allows the body to naturally heal itself by utilizing a combination of electric stimulation and warm laser technology. This low level laser therapy consists of a light-emitting device being utilized on the soft tissues of the body.
In addition to simple back and neck pain, warm laser therapy has been used for a number of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and sprains. The conditions that have notably increased in the usage of this therapy include carpal tunnel syndrome, wound management, shoulder and neck injuries, and muscle and joint pain.
You don’t have to live in debilitating pain. If you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain, or other symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, DTS (Decompression Therapy) may be for you.
This gentle, non-surgical procedure is a state-of-the-art therapy for neck pain relief, bulging or degenerative disc disease, and sciatica and lumbar pain.
The gentle distractive forces of DTS therapy create a decompression of the spine to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes.
Therapy sessions typically last less than 15 minutes and are performed 2-3 times per week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond. Most patients feel pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments and are usually released from treatment after 8 weeks.
A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization muscles is a vital part of DTS Therapy. Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only to help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.
Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help maintain your spinal health and reduce the probability of injury re-occurrence. Clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 75% of the patients with most patients finding long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments.
Inferential Electrotherapy is an extremely effective method of helping the body deal with sprains, muscle spasms, and other soft tissue injuries and problems. This therapy utilizes a very low electrical frequency on the affected soft tissue. Inferential ectrotherapy is a pain-free procedure with little to no side effects.
The purpose of the electrical frequency is two-fold: to stimulate the production of natural painkilling endorphins and to release painful muscle spasms.