What Is This Tingling in My Leg?

What Is This Tingling in My Leg?

What Is This Tingling in My Leg? Nachmias Chiropractic tells you the facts.

When you think of low back pain, you may visualize a person half-bent over with their hand on the sore spot of their back. Since many of us have experienced low back pain during our lifetime, we can usually relate to a personal experience and recall how limited we were during the acute phase of our last low back pain episode.

However, when the symptoms associated with low back pain are different, such as tingling or a shooting pain down one leg, it can be both confusing and worrisome – hence the content of this issue.

Let us look at the anatomy of the low back to better understand where these symptoms originate. In the front of the spine (or the part more inside of the body), we have the big vertebral bodies and shock absorbing disks that support about 80 percent of our weight. At the back of each vertebrae you will find the spinous and transverse processes that connect to the muscles and ligaments in the back of the spine.

Short Pedicles A Genetic Cause

Between the vertebral body and these processes are the tiny boney pieces called the pedicles. The length of the pedicle partially determines the size of the holes where the nerves exit the spine. When the pedicles are short (commonly a genetic cause), the exiting nerves can be compressed due to the narrowed opening. This is called foraminal spinal stenosis. This compression usually occurs later in life when osteoarthritis and/or degenerative disk disease further crowds these “foramen” where the nerves exit the spine.

Similarly, short pedicles can narrow the “central canal” where the spinal cord travels up and down the spine from the brain. Later in life, the combined effects of the narrow canal plus disk bulging, osteoarthritic spurs, and/or thickening or calcification of ligaments can add up to “central spinal stenosis.”

Symptoms Of Spinal Stenosis And Treatment

The symptoms associated with spinal stenosis (whether it is foraminal or central) include difficulty walking due to a gradual increase in tingling, heavy, crampy, achy and/or sore feeling in one or both legs. The tingling in the legs associated with spinal stenosis is called “neurogenic claudication” and must be differentiated from “vascular claudication”, which feels similar but is caused from lack of blood flow to the leg(s) as opposed to nerve flow.

At a younger age, tingling in the legs can be caused by either a bulging or herniated lumbar disk or it can be referred pain from a joint – usually a facet or sacroiliac joint. The main difference in symptoms between nerve vs. joint leg tingling symptoms, is that nerve pinching from a deranged disk is located in a specific area in the leg, such as the inside or outside of the foot.

In other words, the tingling can be traced fairly specifically in the leg. Tingling from a joint is often described as a deep, “inside the leg,” generalized achy-tingling that can affect the whole leg and/or foot or it may stop at the knee, but it is more difficult to describe by the patient as it is less specific in its location.

Chiropractic treatment of all these conditions offers a non-invasive, effective form of non-surgical, non-drug care, and is the recommended in low back pain guidelines as an option when treating these conditions (source: Chiro-Trust.org).

Nachmias Chiropractic – We Got Your Back!

Yes, that is right! Nachmias Chiropractic has your back when you are in pain from stenosis or any other pain condition. Dr. Adam Nachmias has helped patients with back and hip pain for more than 28 years. Dr. Adam is the #1 choice for New York patients and has been awarded “Best Chiropractic in New York”, two years in a row.

Nachmias Chiropractic has practices in both Bayridge and Manhattan, New York. There is still time to take advantage of our “Back To School” campaign and get huge discounts on chiropractic and massage (valid until October 21, 2017). Claim your discount here.

To book an appointment with Dr. Adam Nachmias, call any of our offices:

Brooklyn: 718-238-8900

Manhattan: 212-924-1700

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Chiropractic Research: Improved Health Outcomes In A Woman Experiencing Chronic Post-Partum Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Research: Improved Health Outcomes In A Woman Experiencing Chronic Post-Partum Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Research: Improved Health Outcomes In A Woman Experiencing Chronic Post-Partum Low Back Pain - Nachmias ChiropracticPost-partum low back pain is common after pregnancy and many women ask why that is?

The answer to this question is that during pregnancy, your expanding uterus stretches and weakens your abdominal muscles and alters your posture, and therefore puts strain on your back.

Extra weight also means more work for your muscles and increased stress on your joints. Hormonal changes in pregnancy can loosen the joints and the ligaments that attach your pelvic bones to your spine.

This can make you feel less stable and cause pain when you walk, stand, sit for long periods, roll over in bed, get out of a low chair or the tub, bend, or lift things.

How To Treat Post-Partum Low Back Pain
After Pregnancy?

Chiropractic adjustments are the best treatment for post-partum low back pain. The study below shows proof of great results after only two chiropractic treatments on a woman in her early 30thies, who suffered low back pain after giving birth.


Abstract Of Study

Objective

To describe the outcomes related to chiropractic in a woman with post-partum back pain.

Clinical Features

A 33-year-old female presented for chiropractic consultation and care with chronic low back pain that began during pregnancy, approximately three years prior. History revealed that she had a C-section due to a small pelvic opening.

An A-P lumbosacral radiograph demonstrated significant left sacral displacement relative to the median plane.


Intervention and Outcomes

The patient was cared for with high velocity low amplitude thrust chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care was administered to the patient over two visits. After one sacral adjustment, comparative radiographic assessment revealed a 72% correction of the sacral subluxation and she had complete relief of symptoms.


Conclusions

This case report provides supporting evidence that women suffering from pelvic and low back pain post-partum may benefit from chiropractic care. Research on the relationship between pelvic subluxation should be further conducted (sources: babycenter.com & chiropracticpediatrics.sharepoint.com).


Your Chiropractor Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic

When in need of a Chiropractor, Dr. Adam Nachmias at Nachmias Chiropractic, is the number 1 choice for New York patients. Dr. Adam is an expert, licensed, and well awarded chiropractor with 26 years experience of chiropractic care.

Dr. Adam got awarded 2016’s Best Chiropractor in New York for the 2nd year in a row by Opencare and Expertise.

Nachmias Chiropractic has practices in both Bayridge and Manhattan, New York.

To book an appointment with Dr. Adam Nachmias, call any of our offices:
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Back To School Advice On How To Protect Your Child’s Spine Health

Back To School Advice On How To Protect Your Child’s Spine Health

Back To School Advice On How To Protect Your Child’s Spine Health by Nachmias Chiropractic

Summer is coming to its end and it is time for your children to go back to school. A lot of excitement is building up, but it also comes with possible threats to your child’s spine.

Children need to learn to protect their spinal health for the sake of a pain-free and healthy life. One part starts at the chiropractor, but the rest are found in these suggestions to keep their little spines healthy and happy all year long!

Choosing the Right Back Pack For Your Child

Sure, your child may love that Frozen backpack or want that awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack, but is it really the right backpack for them?

You have to find a backpack that will fit your child and be kind to their spine. You can do this by buying a backpack that has these characteristics:

  • It is lightweight and fits snugly against the body.
  • It is made of canvas or vinyl.
  • It has two wide, padded straps for the shoulders, as well as a waist strap.

Alas, a quality backpack is only as good as the way it is actually packed. When packing your child’s backpack, you should make sure to:

  • Put the heaviest things as close to the back as possible, close to their body.
  • Put bumpy or odd-shaped things (those 354 boxes of tissue you have to buy, for example) should not be packed against the body.
  • Keep the weight of their backpack at less than 10 percent of their body weight.

Who knew backpacks could be so complicated?

The Importance Of Classroom Posture

It is more important than you may think to have the “posture talk” on how your child needs to properly sit at their school desk. Many children sit at their desks slumped or hunched over, looking down at what they are working on or reading.

While this can not always be avoided, it is a good idea to make them aware of the fact that if they can limit the amount of time hunching down, they will prevent their backs and necks from future injuries.

When they sit in this bad posture for long periods, they are putting themselves at risk for back and neck pain or discomfort – and they are far too young for that.

To sit correctly at a desk they should:

  • Have their feet flat on the floor.
  • Keep their shoulders relaxed.
  • Sit with their back against the back of the chair.
  • Keep their ears over their shoulders and their chin tucked slightly down.
  • Keep any screens (or books) at eye level.

You have to remember that even young children can be negatively impacted by poor desk posture, which can affect their whole future, so it is never too early to give them this talk.

Start Slowly With Physical Fitness

If your child is a sports enthusiast who took a break over the summer, they will need to remember to slowly condition themselves to get back into the game. Children have this crazy idea that they have no limitations. Though their bodies do tend to be a bit more flexible than an adult’s that does not mean they should not take the time to ease back into physical activities.

Make sure they:

  • Take extra time to warm up – at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Take time to stretch after they finish exercising.
  • Keep their workouts reasonable for their skill level, age, and physical fitness.
  • Do a lot of activities in order to keep repetitive injuries away – kids need to try different things as they undergo muscle development as they grow.

Of course, your friendly Bayridge- and Chelsea neighborhood chiropractor is always ready and willing to help your child feel their best, so if you have questions or concerns, you may want to bring them up with Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic during your next visit.

Take advantage of our Back To School campaign and get huge discounts on chiropractic and massage. Valid until October 21, 2017. Check it out and claim your discount!

To book an appointment with Dr. Adam Nachmias, call any of our offices:
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Nachmias Chiropractic!

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Why Is Uneven Leg Length Bad For Our Posture? Can It Be A Cause To Back Pain?

Why Is Uneven Leg Length Bad For Our Posture? Can It Be A Cause To Back Pain?

Why Is Uneven Leg Length Bad For Our Posture? Can It Be A Cause To Back Pain? by Nachmias Chiropractic

The focus of this article is on leg length and why it can be a contributing cause to back pain. Also, its effect on our posture, methods of assessment, and treatment.

Minimize Nerve Irritation By Aligning the Spine and Pelvis

Because the spinal cord is housed by the spine and the exiting nerve roots communicate with the autonomic nerves that basically run our organ function, maintaining alignment of the spine and pelvis is very important to minimize nerve irritation and subsequent health-related problems.

The Importance of Leg Length

Leg length plays and important role in our posture. When there is a difference in leg length, the pelvis cannot maintain a level position, and because the spine’s base is the pelvis, it cannot stay straight if there is a leg length discrepancy.

Doctors of all disciplines realize the importance of leg length, especially orthopedic surgeons as they consider a hip or knee replacement. There are many causes of leg length issues, and some include a genetic predisposition (inherited), or trauma during bone growth years.

Is A Heel Lift A Good For Uneven Leg Length?

Yes, from a treatment standpoint, a heel lift (with or without arch supports) can be placed into the shoe on the short leg side. Unfortunately, there is not a 1 – 1mm correction of the leg length deficiency with heel lifts.

In adults, it has been reported that about a 66% correction occurs, which means a 10 mm lift would result in around a 6.6mm leg length deficiency correction.

Many doctors have found that it is usually wise to gradually increase the amount of heel lifting. They recommend patients to start with a 5mm lift for 1 week, and then increase it to the next height, such as 7mm, followed by 9mm, and so forth.

At 12mm (0.5”), problems with the heel lift being pushed out of the shoe and/or sliding forwards in the shoe may prohibit the use of these thicker lifts after which point the bottom of the shoe can be built up by a shoe cobbler (some services can be found online as well).

A Better Solution Is Chiropractic Adjustments

Even better, or as a compliment to heel lift, is to pay a visit to your chiropractor. Your chiropractor can align the spine and pelvis with the help of chiropractic adjustments.

Aligning the spine and pelvis is the better solution in the long run, and includes other benefits such as; increasing your mobility and flexibility. Chiropractic adjustments also boost the immune system and make you resistant to possible illness.

This is only the “tip of the iceberg” of the many benefits chiropractic care has to offer. Find more benefits with chiropractic care in our prior article:

Chiropractic Is the Key to Well-Being

Your Chiropractor Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic

When in need of a chiropractor, Dr. Adam Nachmias at Nachmias Chiropractic, is the number 1 choice for New York patients. Dr. Adam is an expert, licensed, and well awarded chiropractor with 26 years experience of chiropractic care.

Dr. Adam got awarded 2016’s Best Chiropractor in New York for the 2nd year in a row by opencare.com and expertise.com.

Nachmias Chiropractic has practices in both Bayridge and Manhattan, New York.

To book an appointment with Dr. Adam Nachmias, call any of our offices:
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What Are Cervicogenic Headaches?

What Are Cervicogenic Headaches?

What Are Cervicogenic Headaches? Get Relief at Nachmias Chiropractic

Headaches are a very common problem that can have multiple causes ranging from stress to trauma.  To make matters worse, there are many different types of headaches. One such type is the “cervicogenic headache” (others include migraines, cluster headaches, etc.).

Another Type of Migraine?

The main distinction between the symptoms associated with cervicogenic headaches and those associated with migraine headaches are a lack of nausea, vomiting, aura (a pre-headache warning that a headache is about to strike), light and noise sensitivity, increased tearing with red eyes, one-sided head, neck, shoulder, and/or arm pain, and dizziness. The items listed above are primarily found in migraine headache sufferers.

The following is a list of clinical characteristics common in those struggling with cervicogenic headaches:

  • Unilateral (one-sided) head or face pain (rarely is it on both sides).
  • Pain is localized or stays in one spot, usually the back of the head, frontal, temporal (side) or orbital (eye) regions.
  • Moderate to severe pain intensity.
  • Intermittent attacks of pain that last hours to days.
  • Pain is usually deep, non-throbbing, unless migraines occur at the same time.
  • Head pain is triggered by neck movement, sustained awkward head postures, applying deep pressure to the base of the skull or upper neck region, and/or taking a deep breath, cough or sneeze can trigger head pain.
  • Limited neck motion with stiffness.

Infrequently, the cervicogenic headache sufferer can present with migraines at the same time and have both presentations making it more challenging to diagnose.

What Is Causing Cervicogenic Headaches?

The cause of cervicogenic headaches can be obvious such as trauma (sports injury, whiplash, slip and fall), or not so obvious, like poor posture. A forward head posture can increase the relative weight applied to the back of the neck and upper back double as much, or even four times more than normal.

Last month, we discussed the intimate relationship between the upper two cervical vertebra (C1 & C2) and an anatomical connection to the covering of the spinal cord (the dura) as giving rise to cervicogenic headaches.

In summary, the upper three nerves innervate the head and any pressure on those upper nerves can result in a cervicogenic headache (source: Chiro-Trust.org).

Visit Dr. Adam Nachmias For Headache Relief

Doctors of chiropractic are trained to examine, identify, and treat these types of potentially debilitating headaches. If you live in the Bayridge (Brooklyn) or Chelsea (Manhattan) neighborhood, the choice of chiropractor to treat headache symptoms is very easy – pay a visit to Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic. With Dr. Adam’s 26 years of experience in chiropractic care, he will give you pain relief in an instant.

If you continue receiving chiropractic treatments on a regular basis, you will see your health improving dramatically. Chiropractic has a direct effect on the nervous system, which in turn will improve your overall immune system.

To book an appointment with Dr. Adam Nachmias, call any of our New York offices:
Brooklyn: 718-238-8900
Manhattan: 212-924-1700

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What Is Chiropractic All About?

What Is Chiropractic All About?

What Is Chiropractic All About? Nachmias Chiropractic answers common questions and answers about chiropractic care.

Questions & Answers Chiropractic Care

For some of you, chiropractic care is not familiar enough to know what is happening in the body during a treatment and the many benefits of chiropractic adjustments. If you never been to a chiropractor, you have probably heard about chiropractors as “crack doctors” and may have gotten a bit uneasy about trying a treatment.

Do not be!

In this issue, Nachmias Chiropractic is going to present some common questions and answers about chiropractic care. At the end of this article, you will have another perception of chiropractic as a health care option and are probably booking your first appointment before finish reading.

Also, know that whatever question you have and if you did not find the answer in this article, we are always here to lend a helping hand, answer all your questions, and make you feel comfortable with your treatment. But for now, let us go through some questions and answers.

Question 1: How Does Chiropractic Work?

Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to heal and be healthy. When your nervous system functions properly, all the organs and cells of your body can resist disease and ill health.

The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxation’s or misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With an aligned spine the nervous system can function at its best, which in turn also boosts the immune system.

A Healthy Spine and A Healthy Lifestyle Are Your Keys to Optimal Health!

Question 2: What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?

Answer: A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is “locked up,” or not moving properly.

The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health. Like mentioned earlier, spinal adjustments boosts your body’s immunity.

Question 3: Can I Tell If I Have A Subluxation?

Answer: No, not always.

A subluxation is like a dental cavity – you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That is why regular spinal checkups are so important.

Although, it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be sure you do not. Regular spinal checkups are always good, since they promote optimal health from the inside out.

Question 4: What Is the Youngest Age for Chiropractic Care?

Answer: There is no age limit.

Newborns may need to be adjusted, especially if they had a difficult traumatic birth. There are many stories of chiropractors adjusting dying infants in hospitals with miraculous recoveries reported.

On the upper end, people can be adjusted well into their advanced years with no ill effects. People suffering from bone disease or osteoporosis may need special spinal care if they are exceedingly “brittle”.

Question 5: Should My Child See A Chiropractor?

Answer: Yes.

It would be the right thing to do. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns immediately checked for vertebral subluxations.

Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off can be traced to the spine. Health problems that emerge in adulthood could often have been prevented by having the spine checked by a chiropractor in early childhood.

Question 6: Can A Person Who Had Back Surgery Get Adjustments?

Answer: Yes.

Half of the people who have undergone spinal surgery actually discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome”.

Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized, back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.

Question 7: Is A Good Workout the Same As Getting Adjusted?

Answer: No.

Exercise is an important part of good health. Yet without normal spinal function, a physical workout merely puts additional wear and tear on improperly functioning spinal joints.

Chiropractic should be used as a compliment to exercise. It will prevent injuries and boost performance.

Question 8: Can I Go Only Once?

Answer: Of course.

Once is better than never. In fact, sometimes a spinal problem may be due to nothing more than a slight spinal misalignment rather than long standing spinal nerve stress (vertebral subluxations).

In that case one visit may be all that is needed. However, chiropractic is really more than a glorified aspirin. It is always best to ask your chiropractor what your spinal care needs are.

Question 9: What Will Happen If I Stop Going?

Answer: Spinal stress will continue to build up as before. The only difference is that it will not be reduced and treated from chiropractic care.

In a way chiropractic is like a safety valve, releasing pressure from your system. If the pressure stays high or if the stress is un-relieved, then the body and overall health will suffer.

Question 10: How to Find the Best Chiropractor for Your Treatment?

Answer: Look up patient reviews.

It is always best to have a look at what other “real” patients say about the chiropractor you are researching. It will give you an honest opinion, since reviews are written of free will by people from their own initiative.

Search on Google for: Chiropractor reviews + your location.

If you are living in the Bayridge, Brooklyn or Chelsea, Manhattan area, you should definitely look up what Dr. Adam Nachmias’s patients write about him.

Ensure optimal health with the help of Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic, voted 2015 and 2016’s Best Chiropractor in New York and Brooklyn, by Opencare and Expertise.

To book an appointment, call any of our New York offices:
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Manhattan: 212-924-1700

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Why Chiropractic Is Superior for Musculoskeletal Pain

Why Chiropractic Is Superior for Musculoskeletal Pain

Why Chiropractic Is Superior for Musculoskeletal Pain - Get Pain Relief at Nachmias ChiropracticCountless studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat musculoskeletal complaints like back pain, neck pain, or sciatica.

Now a new study from Switzerland has looked at the relative benefits of chiropractic compared to medical care for the most common types of pain issues.

In this study, the authors examined data from people who reported spinal, hip, or shoulder pain. 403 patients saw a medical doctor for relief; 316 people saw a chiropractor.

Four months after treatment, the patients were asked to fill out a survey reporting on their recovery.

Chiropractic vs. Medical Care

The authors found that:

  • Patients initially consulting MDs had significantly less reduction in their numerical pain rating score.
  • Patients who saw MDs were significantly less satisfied with the care they received and the outcome of that care.
  • Patients who saw a chiropractor had significantly lower healthcare costs for their treatment.

Conclusion of Study

The conclusion of the study indicated that patients should first be referred to a chiropractor for musculoskeletal problems, rather than a medical doctor:

“The findings of this study support first-contact care provided by DCs as an alternative to first-contact care provided by MDs for a select number of musculoskeletal conditions. Restrictive models of care in which patients are required to contact a medical provider before consulting a chiropractic provider may be counterproductive for patients experiencing the musculoskeletal conditions investigated and possibly others.

In addition to potentially reducing health care costs, direct access to chiropractic care may ease the workload on MDs, particularly in areas with poor medical coverage and hence enabling them to focus on complex cases. The minority of patients with complex health problems initially consulting a chiropractic provider would be referred to, or co-managed with, a medical provider to provide optimal care.” (Source: chironexus.net).

The Best Chiropractor in New York –
Dr. Adam Nachmias

Next time you experience any type of musculoskeletal pain, or other common pain symptom like; migraines and headaches, neck and low back pain, and also work related injuries, whiplash injuries, allergies or stress symptoms, give Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic a call or a visit.

Dr. Adam Nachmias got awarded Best Chiropractor in New York by Expertise and Opencare, both in 2015 and 2016. Dr. Adam has more than 26 years of experience treating patients and they all adore his work and feel healthier than ever.

Why Don’t You See for Yourself from His Patient Reviews

To book an appointment with Dr. Adam Nachmias, call any of our New York offices:
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Manhattan: 212-924-1700

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Chiropractic Research: Vaginal Birth After Multiple Cesareans Following Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Research: Vaginal Birth After Multiple Cesareans Following Chiropractic Care

Vaginal Birth After Multiple Cesareans Following Chiropractic Care

Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature

Why Is Chiropractic Adjustments Essential to
Vaginal Childbirth?

“You wouldn’t drive a car if it was out of alignment, so why would you prepare for birth that way? I would attribute how smooth my labor and delivery was to the chiropractic care I received during my pregnancy and labor…” —Jenn Lovett, Irving, TX

This quote from Jenn Lovett speaks for itself. The reason behind a complicated, long, and pain-full labor, which often results in cesareans, is positioning. As anybody intimately acquainted with labor and childbirth knows, the baby’s position can be just as important as the mother’s.

Yet sometimes all the education, preparation, and exercise in the world will not ensure a properly positioned baby if the mother is not receiving good chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Is Often the Missing Link When It Comes to Natural Birth Preparation

A balanced spine and pelvis are essential to a healthy vaginal birth. However, it is never too late to prepare for a healthy birth. The case study below, presents proof of how a women with three prior cesareans, was able to have a vaginal birth.

Abstract

Objective

To review the management of a 39-year-old woman seeking a vaginal birth after three caesarean sections (VBAC3) while under subluxation-based chiropractic care.

Clinical Feature

A 39-year-old woman was referred into a chiropractic clinic for pregnancy related low back pain and to increase possibility of a vaginal birth after three caesarean sections.

Interventions and Outcomes

After referral to the chiropractic clinic the patient was assessed for an initial examination using static and motion palpation, postural analysis, prone leg checks, thermography and surface EMG.

Following the initial examination, specific chiropractic adjustments were initiated using the Webster and Diversified chiropractic techniques for a total of 14 visits recommended over an 8-week period prior to the patient giving birth.

The patient made significant improvement and was able to have a vaginal birth after three previous caesarean births.

Conclusion

There is limited research on women attempting vaginal birth after caesarean sections and the role of vertebral subluxation management. This study suggests positive outcomes through chiropractic care during pregnancy for women attempting a vaginal birth after caesarean section.

Further studies should be done on this topic as many women have a concept of once they have a caesarean section that is the only option for future births (sources: chiropracticpediatrics.sharepoint.com & pathwaystofamilywellness.org).

Ensure a healthy vaginal childbirth with the help of Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic. Dr. Adam has extensive knowledge and experience in treating pregnant women. After balancing the spine and pelvis, he will also provide exercises and stretches that are safe and beneficial during pregnancy.

Pay a Visit to Dr. Adam Nachmias – the Best Chiropractor in Bayridge, Brooklyn and Chelsea, Manhattan, New York!

Book your chiropractic exam and consult by calling any of our offices:
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Ensure a Healthy Natural Birth With the Help Of  Nachmias Chiropractic!

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Your Smart Phone Is More Damaging to Your Neck than You Think

Your Smart Phone Is More Damaging to Your Neck than You Think

Your Smart Phone Is More Damaging to Your Neck than You Think - Visit Nachmias Chiropractic Bayridge and Chelsea

Text neck or turtle neck are the terms used to describe neck pain and damage sustained from looking down on your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices, too frequently and far too long.

Bending your neck to look down has been a problem for many years and does not occur only when texting, but pain symptoms related to this bad posture have increased tremendously the last decade due to over-use of smart phones, tablets and lap tops.

We all have to look down to read, depending on the position we are in. The optimal position when reading, texting or browsing the Internet, would be keeping the book or equipment at eye-level position. Of course this would be the ideal position in a perfect world. However, if you are not a chiropractor or physiotherapist, you may not be aware of this.

The problem with texting or browsing your phone is that it adds one more activity that causes us to look down. Also, people tend to do it for much longer periods in this modern technique era with cell phones, iPads, and lap tops that sometimes work better and more efficient than regular stationary computers.

The especially alarming factor is that young growing children could possibly cause permanent damage to their cervical spines, which could lead to lifelong neck pain.

What Are the Symptoms Associated with Text Neck?

Text neck most commonly causes neck pain, headaches or migraines, and soreness. In addition, looking down at your cell phone or tablet too much each day can lead to:

  • Upper back pain, ranging from a chronic nagging pain to sharp severe upper back muscle spasms.
  • Shoulder pain and tightness, possibly resulting in painful shoulder muscle spasm.
  • If a cervical nerve becomes pinched, pain and possibly neurological symptoms can radiate down your arm and into your hand.

In fact, research has shown that craning the neck over a smart phone or cell phone texting, tweeting, checking Facebook or Google+, can exert an extra 60 pounds of weight on the head of an adult, leading to potential spinal problems and maybe even surgery.

The farther your head falls forward, the more dramatically the weight increases on your neck and spine (source: spine-health.com).

Good Advice to Prevent Text Neck

Like we touched base on in the beginning of this article, there are some preventative measurements you can take to avoid text neck:

  1. Hold your cell phone at eye level as much as possible. The same holds true for all screens; laptops and tablets should also be positioned so the screen is at eye level and you do not have to bend your head forward or look down to view it.
  2. Take frequent breaks from your phone and laptop throughout the day. For example, set a timer or alarm that reminds you to get up and walk around every 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. If you work in an office, make sure your screen is set up so that when you look at it you are looking forward with your head positioned squarely in line with your shoulders and spine.

Find out more information about the negative effects of texting here.

How Can Chiropractic Help Text Neck?

With the help of chiropractic adjustments your spine can be re-aligned back to its normal position, which will relieve you from pain, headache, stiffness, and soreness. If you are hunching down frequently because of work or just love being on your phone, it is highly recommend visiting a chiropractor for regular check ups and spinal alignments.

Visit Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic (offices in Bayridge and Chelsea, New York) as soon as possible. Dr. Adam Nachmias can give you pain relief after one treatment only, and if you continue with regular treatments, your overall health will benefit greatly from it.

Dr. Adam Nachmias is extremely good at what he does and has successfully treated patients for more than 26 years. Find out what his patients are saying about him here.

Book your chiropractic exam and consult by calling any of our offices:
Brooklyn: 718-832-7300
Manhattan: 212-924-1700

Or book online.

Treat Your Text Neck and Get Pain Relief at Nachmias Chiropractic!

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Tired or Flu Symptoms After Chiropractic? Nachmias Chiropractic Explains Why!

Tired or Flu Symptoms After Chiropractic? Nachmias Chiropractic Explains Why!

Tired or Flu Symptoms After Chiropractic? Nachmias Chiropractic Explains Why!Feeling particularly tired after a chiropractic session is very common. In fact, it is a good thing! In this issue we are going to present a common reaction to chiropractic treatments, called toxic release.

After visiting the chiropractor, especially if it is your first time, you may experience what chiropractors prefer to call a toxic release. This will appear as slight cold or flu-like symptoms and/or tiredness. It is not due to the clinic being unhygienic or from the chiropractic adjustment itself, but from a condition called toxic relief.

What Is Toxic Release?

Up to 20 percent of patients experience this condition after receiving chiropractic adjustments, and although it sounds scary, it is actually a positive reaction. When undergoing chiropractic manipulations, the toxins in our bodies are being released. After treatment the toxins leave the body as waste when visiting the restroom. This is positive for the body and makes it healthier and stronger.

Unfortunately, the expelling of these toxins can cause some temporary unpleasant symptoms. Just know that it is only your body adjusting to the expulsion of all negative energy, and the symptoms will soon pass. Some of the symptoms you may experience if your body does go through toxic release are:

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Night sweats
  • Tight muscles and/or
  • Diarrhea

Say good bye to body toxins! Book your chiropractic treatment with Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic and improve your body’s energy flow and functions with one treatment only.

Nachmias Chiropractic has offices in both Bayridge, Brooklyn and Chelsea, Manhattan. Check out his schedule for the respective location.

To book an appointment with Dr. Adam Nachmias, call any of our offices:
Brooklyn: 718-238-8900
Manhattan: 212-924-1700

Or book online.

Nachmias Chiropractic – We Got Your Back!

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