We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Ronald Ruscitti has 30 years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care, under a trained professional, can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness. Book an appointment today.
Are Chiropractors REAL doctors? Most people are aware of the delicate nature of necks and spines, and therefore only want to entrust their care to a doctor that is properly accredited. Generally, chiropractors have four years of pre-medical undergraduate education, learning about various scientific fields. Next, they have to complete four to five years of study at an accredited chiropractic college. During these years, students must complete AT LEAST 4,200 hours of study, combining time in the classroom and laboratory and clinical experience. This breadth of education prepares chiropractors to treat the variety of cases they see.
Is Chiropractic Care Dangerous? Chiropractic care is inaccurately believed to be more dangerous than standard medical care. In actuality Chiropractic care is less invasive than other medical interventions that increase risk for injury. Surgery and medical side effects are much more dangerous than any of the non-invasive methods that chiropractors prescribe, like a neck manipulation or spinal adjustment. The American Chiropractic Association has compiled information about risk of death from spine surgery, neck surgery, and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin, all of which have a much higher risk of serious side effects and death.
Is Chiropractic Care more expensive: Multiple studies have shown that this is not true. A study conducted in 2010, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, showed that when care was initiated by a doctor of chiropractic, for patients experiencing low back pain it was 20% cheaper than when initiated by a medical doctor. Patients think that seeing a medical doctor first is cheaper than seeing a chiropractor over time, but patients who see a chiropractor first are less likely to get spinal surgery. The associated costs of surgery and rehabilitation outweigh those of conservative care.
Once you start do you have to keep going? Everyone is afraid of making commitments, especially financial ones, and no one wants to hear that once they see a chiropractor they will have to go for the rest of their lives. The chiropractor will develop a targeted treatment plan after identifying what is causing your pain. This plan includes the number of sessions the chiropractor believes you will need to complete the care and improve your symptoms. If you are seeing a chiropractor for conservative maintenance, in the same way you would eat healthy foods or exercise, the choice to continue going is up to you.
Are adjustments painful? When someone is experiencing back pain the last thing they want to experience is worsened pain in the chiropractor’s office. If your chiropractor is performing an adjustment correctly, it should not be painful. Though there might be some brief discomfort, this has to do with your presenting injury and not the adjustment itself. Generally, patients feel relieved and comfortable after an adjustment.
Is there any proof that it works? Studies in recent years have shown the efficacy of chiropractic care. A study conducted by AV Med, the largest medical health maintenance organization in the southeastern U.S., examined the first 100 patients seeking help at the Silverman Chiropractic Center. Of the 100 patients, 80 had already been treated medically without results. After receiving chiropractic adjustments, 86% had their conditions corrected, none needed surgery, and none felt worse. Though this is just one study, there are others that show similar effectiveness, debunking this myth.
The most common reason people see a chiropractor, 80% of people have a problem with back pain at some point in their life. Causes include accidents, posture, obesity, or conditions such as arthritis.
Sciatica is a pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve, which reaches from the lower back all the way down the back of each leg. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, and problems with it usually happen in people between 30-50, due to wear and tear in general as opposed to injury.
Possible causes for this condition include pressure on the spinal nerves such as a herniated disk, sitting for too long in one position, injury, carpal tunnel, Stroke, , Multiple Sclerosis, lack of blood flow, and more. We can determine the cause and help you to take steps to correct it, especially if it is recurring/persistent.
The neck contains a set of 7 vertebrae that can turn and bend every direction, while simultaneously supporting the (on average) 12 pounds of your head. In addition to events such as accidents, neck pain may be caused by muscle fatigue, poor posture, stress, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and more. Chiropractic care can help to relieve neck pain by treating the underlying causes.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a problem in which the median nerve, which goes from the forearm to the hand, is compressed in the carpal tunnel. This is a tunnel made up of soft tissues like nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, as well as bones. This compression causes numbness and weakness in the hand or wrist. Chiropractic care can help to correct this problem through manipulation and mobilization of the joint.
Many pregnant women experience back pain as the body changes. Chiropractic care can safely and effectively help to ease this pain while promoting better overall health for the mother.