At Upper Westside Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our New York office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Jamie Blau has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment. Please note: We also take care of pregnant women!
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Jamie Blau can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
We will provide Ultrasound and Interferential Electric Stimulation, if needed.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
The rehabilitation of spinal discs utilizing a specially designed table is central to spinal decompression therapy. If you have limited mobility, sciatica, leg pain, back pain, herniated or bulging disc, or other problems, you can benefit from this therapy.
Brief human anatomy lesson: Intervertebral discs lie between the vertebrae of the spine and are actually ligaments made of two parts, the outer area, called the annulus, and the inner area, called the nucleus pulposus. The annulus connects the vertebrae, while the nucleus pulposus serves as a sort of spinal shock absorber. Every spine segment consists of two vertebrae "sandwiching" a disc, and two nerve roots that come from the spinal cord and lead out to different parts of the body, carrying messages. When these nerve roots are pinched by discs or bone spurs, they can cause pain.
How does spinal decompression therapy work? Gentle and non-invasive, spinal decompression therapy stretches the spine, allowing discs to decompress and actually creating a space within the disc. This is referred to as the "vacuum effect" and can be quite powerful in retracting bulging discs and removing the pinching or pressure on the nerve root. This doesn't happen all at once, but over time, this decompression can make a big difference in the pain levels and discomfort experienced by patients.
Not only is pressure relieved, but also nutrients, oxygen and fluid are gradually drawn back into the formerly compressed discs and healing begins.