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Affecting about 1% of the population, scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve in an irregular way. Usually, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. Since curvature happens slowly over time, most people don’t know they have scoliosis until it is more severe. Luckily, scoliosis can be successfully treated with chiropractic therapy. At New York City’s Peterson Chiropractic, we have extensive experience successfully treating scoliosis patients.
Causes and Risk Factors
When a person has scoliosis, his or her spine curves front to back or side to side, forming a shape like an S or a C. While certain types of scoliosis can be caused by birth defects or disease, the most common type’s cause is unknown. Scoliosis can affect infants, children, adolescents, and adults, although more severe curvature usually occurs when a person is still growing.
Signs and Symptoms
Since scoliosis develops slowly, most people don’t notice any symptoms unless their scoliosis becomes severe. People with scoliosis often only learn they have the condition when they go to the chiropractor or doctor for treatment of backaches or lower back pain. In more advanced cases, the patient may have uneven shoulder blades, hips, or visible spinal curvature. If left untreated, scoliosis can cause disfigurement, limited mobility, debilitating pain, and issues with respiration and digestion.
At Manhattan’s Peterson Chiropractic, we can successfully treat most cases of scoliosis non-surgically and non-invasively. We work with a team of medical professionals from many disciplines to create the right treatment for your individual needs. We take into account the type and severity of your scoliosis along with the symptoms you’re experiencing to ensure your treatment will give you the best possible results.
Are you experiencing chronic back pain? You may be suffering from symptoms of scoliosis, which affects millions of people worldwide. The experienced chiropractors and massage therapists at Manhattan’s Peterson Chiropractic have the knowledge and skills to help you manage this condition. Call (212) 242-3210 to schedule an appointment today.
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Do you suffer from nagging pain in your elbow that refuses to go away? You may be experiencing tennis elbow, a common ailment that causes pain and turns normal daily activities into difficult tasks. At Peterson Chiropractic in Manhattan, treating elbow pain is one of our specialties. Our chiropractors and massage therapists will work with you to identify the root cause of your discomfort and create an individualized treatment plan, so you can leave our offices feeling healthy and rejuvenated.
What Is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a general term used for outer elbow pain caused by overuse of the muscles. The pain originates from injured muscles and tendons that attach the bone in the forearm to the elbow. This condition can occur due to an abrupt injury or from repetitive motions that gradually harm these muscles and tendons over time.
What Are Symptoms of This Condition?
Tennis elbow causes chronic pain in the elbow joint. It can prevent you from doing normal activities, like lifting, and restrict range of motion. You may notice that you can’t fully straighten your arm; if your case is more severe, you may experience swelling in the injured area.
How Is Tennis Elbow Treated?
If you experience pain in your elbow for more than a couple of days, schedule an appointment with your chiropractor right away. At Peterson Chiropractic of New York City, we believe in rigorous treatments of elbow injuries that can address the source of the pain quickly and effectively. Based on your individual needs, we will create a treatment plan that could include chiropractic, massage, and physiotherapy; hot and cold treatments; rest; and medication.
If a sore elbow is getting in the way of your day-to-day life, visiting your chiropractor can help. Peterson Chiropractic offers New York City residents quality professional care to help our patients feel better, stronger, and healthier. Call our eastside chiropractic offices today at (212) 242-3210 for an appointment.
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Your body is an incredible machine. Like most machines, every part has to work together in harmony in order for the whole machine to perform at its best. The human body contains 206 bones, about 640 muscles, and more than 10 vital biological systems. When even one of these many bones, muscles, or organs isn’t functioning at its best, you will feel the effects. Luckily, if your body isn’t in perfect alignment, a visit to your chiropractor and massage therapist can easily alleviate your aches and pains.
The Nervous System
The nervous system is responsible for controlling the human body by sending signals from the brain to every other bodily cell. This system is centrally located in the spine. This means that if your spine isn’t correctly aligned, there is unwanted pressure and stress on the nervous system.
If your nervous system is under pressure, it sends out stress signals to the rest of your body. These signals can affect the way your muscles and organs function, causing problems or pain. Your chiropractor offers relief by realigning the spine, removing the stress so your nervous system can function normally.
The organs, bones, and muscles in your body are all small parts of much bigger systems. The pieces of these systems are all attached and interconnected, and each part has a specific job that helps in your body’s overall function.
This means that if even a small ligament in your shoulder is offset, every muscle and bone in your arm could feel the effects. Chiropractic and massage therapy identify and fix these bodily connections by focusing on finding the root cause of the problem so you can fully heal.
If you think your body may not be in perfect alignment, make a chiropractic or massage therapy appointment right away. Like any machine, your body needs maintenance in order to stay running at its full potential. Manhattan’s Peterson Chiropractic offers pain relief through chiropractic and massage therapy that restores the body. Call (212) 242-3210 to schedule an appointment and start feeling healthy and pain-free.
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Pain can manifest in many different forms, severities, and locations. Acute pain is defined as short-term pain, while chronic pain lasts weeks, months, or even years. Both have many causes and treatment options.
In this video, a medical doctor explains the differences between acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is usually the result of traumatic injury, such as a slip and fall or an auto accident. Chronic pain is most often the result of an ongoing medical illness. You’ll get more information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for both acute and chronic conditions by watching this video.
Massage therapy and chiropractic treatment are popular options for treating pain without invasive surgery or medication. At Manhattan’s Peterson Chiropractic, we are experienced at treating and healing patients’ pain. To learn more, call us at (212) 242-3210.