There has been a growing emphasis in our society on wellness and prevention of disease as opposed to the longstanding focus on crisis management. Chiropractic has been practiced in the United States for over one hundred years.
It has gained widespread recognition in research and has an abundance of anecdotal evidence to support the efficacy and appropriateness of care in the treatment of many common musculoskeletal conditions. Recent studies clearly demonstrate that the non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical approach of chiropractic reduces both the cost and clinical utilization when compared with primary care physicians using conventional medicine alone.
Long hours at a sedentary job affecting posture, limited or lack of exercise along with improper nutrition have negative effects on our bodies. Chiropractic will continue to be a leader in promoting health by improving nervous system function through spinal correction, exercise and proper nutrition.
Chiropractors are most recognized for their treatment of neck pain, mid and low back pain, herniated disks, tension headaches and sciatica. Painful conditions such as these are often caused by subtle misalignments in the spinal column called vertebral subluxations. A vertebral subluxation describes what occurs when a vertebra loses its normal position and/or motion in relation to its neighboring vertebrae. Mechanical stress is generated when vertebrae do not function properly within the spinal framework, accelerating the wear and tear (arthritis) on the surrounding disks and spinal joint cartilage. This places tension on neighboring muscles and nerve roots resulting in pain, inflammation, decreased spinal mobility and abnormally increased muscle tone.
Our chiropractors routinely perform spinal manipulative techniques that involve gentle manipulation (adjustment) of the spinal vertebrae, joints and muscles to relieve the negative effects of subluxations on the body. The goal is to improve nervous system function by addressing the cause of your symptoms rather than masking them. The ability of chiropractic techniques to improve spinal and extremity joint function without the use of surgery or drugs makes it a preferred choice over other treatment modalities for the conservative management of many pain conditions.
The expert chiropractors at Liberty Wellness & Chiro will thoroughly evaluate your condition by performing a physical examination, obtain x-rays, if necessary, with our state of the art Digital Radiography unit and provide a diagnosis. If we determine that you are a candidate for chiropractic care, we will recommend a customized treatment plan. When appropriate, we will refer you to another specialist within our practice for conditions requiring other treatment. With personalized attention and expert care, Liberty Wellness & Chiro will alleviate your pain and discomfort so you can return to a healthy and active life.
As an NYC chiropractor, we understand how hectic city life can be and how busy you are. We have two locations – uptown and downtown – for your convenience.