Monday, April 8, 2013

Neck pain? Do you suffer from chronic neck pain

Above picture shows a "Pinched nerve" in the neck

As a NYC Chiropractor I see so many patients that suffer with Neck pain

I wanted to explain some of the common causes of Neck pain and how Non-surgical spinal decompression can help.

Herniated Discs
bulging Discs
Degenerative Disc Disease

 Common causes of Neck Pain

a herniated disc (also referred to as a protruding or extruded disc) is a condition where a portion of the gel-like center of the disc has migrated through the layers of the annulus fibrosis.
This can cause mechanical pressure on neighboring structures and trigger chemical reactions resulting in pain and inflammation. These changes will often irritate the nerves, producing numbness or tingling in the arms or hands.
Degenerative disc disease is a state of dehydration and deterioration marked by the gradual erosion of the disc's ability to distribute and resist mechanical loads. As discs deteriorate, they become more susceptible to injury from physical stress. Degenerative disc disease may also play a contributing role in conditions such as disc bulges, disc herniations,and stenosis.

Who are the best candidates for DRX 9000C treatments?

Patients that may benefit most from the DRX9000C are those diagnosed with herniated discs,bulging discs and degenerative disc disease.
What may I experience during the course of treatment?

Some patients may experience light side effects with this type of therapy. Mild muscular soreness during or after  treatment may occur. the sensation would be similar to what a person might experience at the onset of a new exercise regimen.
Most patient find the therapy quite comfortable and relaxing. During an average 30-45 minute treatment, most patients experience a gentle stretch in the cervical spine and tend to fall asleep.
Adjunctive therapies to non-surgical spinal decompression typically include electrical stimulation and cold therapy.
Cold laser therapy is another tool that we use in our office to help with patients that suffer with neck pain.

To learn more about Non-surgical spinal decompression Call (212)627-8149
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cervical disc herniation and arm pain

Cervical disc herniations and arm pain

All too often patients diagnosed with cervical disc herniations and arm pain resort to invasive medical treatments like cervical epidurals, and neck surgery.

A conservative non-surgical approach is best at first-
Surgery should be your last resort after you have exhausted all non-surgical options first.

 Nerve damage caused by severe pressure to cervical nerve roots is known as Cervical Radiculopathy 
Common causes include disc bulging or herniation, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome.
Symptoms are pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness in the region of the shoulder, arms,hands or fingers.

If you are suffering with these conditions a X-ray and a MRI can help to rule out serious injury and help determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
Non-surgical Cervical spinal decompression works on the same principal as Spinal decompression for the low back.
Pressure within a damaged disc can be reversed, drawing in fluid as well as the herniated disc material. This removes pressure from nerve roots and relieves pain.
High intradiscal pressure causes discs to bulge out and press painfully on nerve roots.
They also make for a compressed, anaerobic (little oxygen) environment unsuitable for healing.
Non- surgical spinal decompression (NSSD) produces negative pressures within the discs, which experts believe create a vacuum effect that draws in nutrients and fluids to promote the repair of injured discs and surrounding tissues. This Vacuum has also been shown to aid in the retraction of escaped cushioning gel from herniated discs.

Dr. Steven Shoshany
NYC Chiropractor
Call (212) 645-8151 to schedule an appointment in NYC for non-surgical herniated disc treatment


Dr. Steven Shoshany
Non-surgical Cervical Decompression wor