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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Scoliosis is one of those medical conditions that most people have heard of, but don’t know much about. In short, it is a condition where the spine is curved sideways, typically in the shape of an ‘S’ or a ‘C’ and effects approximately 7 million Americans. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is scoliosis that occurs in patients between the age of 10 and 18 years of age and also goes by the name adolescent scoliosis. AIS occurs in 3 to 4 out of every 1,000 children. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Cause & Locations The term idiopathic denotes that a cause is unknown for the specific condition or disease with which it is referring. There are some forms of scoliosis with known causes, but the most common type of scoliosis that occurs in adolescents is idiopathic in that it has no known direct medical cause. While there are no known causes of idiopathic [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Craniosacral Therapy and Schroth for Scoliosis Treatment: How Does It Work?

Do you know what scoliosis is? Did you know that girls have a higher incidence of scoliosis than boys? The literature states that adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) occurs in 0.47% to 5.2% of teenagers. This report goes on to say that the cause of scoliosis is unknown in 80% of the cases. Some think this results from the central nervous system's or the body’s inability to maintain internal functions. It might also occur in those who have trouble with proprioception. Proprioception describes the ability to feel where your body parts are located. There are many different treatment options for scoliosis. Keep reading to learn about the Schroth method. What Is Scoliosis? The definition of scoliosis is a deviation or curve of the spine greater than 10 degrees. AIS is the most common deformity of the spine found in healthy children over the age of 10 years. Scoliosis was first described thousands [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Craniosacral Therapy & Chiropractic Care for Yoga Injury in New York City

Craniosacral Therapy & Chiropractic Care for Yoga Injury in New York City Yoga’s roots go back 5000 years to ancient India involving and uniting principles of breathing, posture, and meditation, is believed to bring physiological and psychological benefits to practitioners.   Yoga has been embraced in modern Western culture as a form of exercise and stress reduction, characterized as a science of personal development of awareness through a series of specific asanas (body postures), pranayama (controlled breathing patterns), and meditation. However despite its many health benefits, yoga is definitely not the risk-free health panacea it is often promoted to be. With more and more people doing yoga worldwide, practitioners are seeing the benefits of the practice, but also its many risks: yoga injuries are on the rise. There are many potential causes of injury in yoga, and while it may be impossible to completely avoid injury, taking a [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Sports Injury and the Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

Sports Injury and the Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy Staying active is a great way to maintain a healthy body, but a lot of activity means a lot of opportunities to introduce your body to stress and fatigue. If you stay physically active, and particularly if you are an athlete, you may often suffer from aches, pains, and soreness.  Those aches and pains may fade naturally, but for athletes who can’t afford to take several rest days, minor aches and pains can become a serious sports injury. Because practices, workouts, and games are so physically demanding, athletes must take proper care to ensure they are preparing their body for high levels of performance and rapid recovery. The numerous demands of sports and exercising can result in sprains, strains, and minor muscle tears - commonly striking those just starting out and simply ‘over do it’.  However, participation in sports or [...]

By |October 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Why Chiropractic is the Best Choice for Treating Neck Pain

When it comes to neck pain treatment sometimes the number of choices available to patients can be overwhelming. Adding to this confusion is that no one treatment has been found to be effective in all cases. Furthermore, no treatment is without risks and many of the common treatments carry additional risks that most people do not fully comprehend. Another factor which adds difficulty in choosing the best neck pain treatment option is that neck pain is different for each person. Some people wake up with neck pain or neck stiffness, others have neck pain related to an injury, and still others are unsure of the exact cause of their neck pain. In many of these cases patients turn to pharmaceuticals such as anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Aspirin) or muscle relaxers. These drugs only provide temporary benefits and still leave those suffering from neck pain with no real permanent solution. Chiropractic is [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Craniosacral Therapy and Chiropractic for Torticollis Care

Fixed Torticollis: Is defined as an abnormal position of the head from an organic shortening of the muscles. The head is held continuously in the same position by one side of the neck muscle that is shorter. Therefore, the natural range of motion of a muscle is unable to behave normally and at its full range. How do muscles become shortened, you may ask? When muscles contract, the muscle fibers shorten, which increases tension in the muscle. The tendons shorten resulting in reduced flexibility. Congenital Torticollis: The most common cause of infant torticollis is congenital torticollis. It is when the infant is born with the condition, or diagnosed slightly after. It will sometimes go away with time. The condition may improve faster if your child receives craniosacral therapy, skilled therapy, and appropriate pediatric chiropractic treatments for torticollis to address their neck muscles. There are also a lot of exercises that can loosen the [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Which Doctor is a Neck Pain Specialist?

Patients suffering from acute or chronic neck pain are often in need of a neck pain specialist. With so many options it can be difficult for a patient to determine which specialist is the right one. Specialists in neck pain can range from medical doctors, specialists in orthopedics and spinal surgeons, physical therapists to non-medical practitioners such energy healers, acupuncturists, chiropractors and massage therapists. If you are looking for a neck pain specialist it is important to do your research. Some people find they do not want an aggressive treatment for neck pain, such as surgery, but may want a more gentle neck pain treatment instead. Medical practitioners, such as a neck pain doctor, will often turn to medicine to treat neck pain and then send their patients home to recover. In this day and age of opioid use more medicine is not always the answer. Instead, many patients are [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

How Chiropractic Care and Craniosacral Therapy Positively Affects Insomnia

One of the most common issues that American adults face today is having trouble sleeping. Insomnia sufferers experience daytime consequences of poor concentration, illness, excessive fatigue and even pain. If you suffer from insomnia and are interested in finding real solutions to this problem, it’s important you first learn what insomnia is, why it happens, and how chiropractic care and craniosacral therapy can help. What is Insomnia? When a person has insomnia, you either have difficulty falling asleep or issues staying asleep. Those who live with insomnia will often be tired and generally unsatisfied. Typically they experience symptoms such as Day time sleepiness Difficulty concentrating Decreased happiness Problems completing tasks The Different Types of Insomnia There are different types of insomnia, Acute and Chronic. The difference between the two is how long they last. Acute Insomnia Acute insomnia is very brief and typically occurs due to things happening in your [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Why Chiropractic Care and Craniosacral Therapy Are Good Options for Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches that are left untreated can do so much more than cause severe pain. These attacks can cause aching, throbbing headaches and are often accompanied with other severe symptoms like nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Individuals who suffer from severe migraines often deal with pain that can last between a few hours to a few days. They may have to stay home from work or school until the pain subsides. While over-the-counter pain medication and prescription drugs can help reduce the pain associated with migraines, these treatment options can not permanently stop them from occurring. Plus, they are not always the most effective. There are many people who rely on pain medication daily to help with their migraine headaches, and those individuals would love to find a better alternative to taking so much medication. Experts recently found a few preventative measures known to help eliminate migraine [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Spring Break Family Vacation 2018

I have for a long time wanted to start a Blog. My topics of interest are vast as it relates to ailments I’m passionate about treating. So why not start a blog from a personal perspective, one that culminated on a spring break family vacation in March, 2018. It seems that my perception of the world these days is influenced by a deep desire to be in the know, to be one with the Craniosacral Mechanism. It is this mechanism that drives a living organism. Monks in ancient Tibet practiced cranial work and, in our civilization Dr. William Sutherland developed cranial hands-on manual methods during his career as an Osteopath starting in the 1930’s. Today’s Craniosacral Therapy which stems from Osteopathy is one piece of the puzzle in attempting to maintain or restore an optimally functioning craniosacral mechanism and creating homeostasis and balance of human function. On these travels with [...]

By |October 14th, 2018|0 Comments