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Welcome to the second part of our three-part series, outlining our office technology. This blog is all about a chiropractic staple in our office : the Ultralign.
Here is the break down: A subluxation is a misaligned vertebrae. Chiropractors remove subluxations. Our chiropractor, Dr. Michael Sapienza, identifies and removes the subluxations with the a computer-generated system, called the Ultralign.
Seems simple enough, right? The Ultralign is just another form of chiropractic, just like manual adjustments – in that it realigns the spine. However, there are some benefits that are specific to the computer-generated adjustments.
1- It’s relaxing. Some of our patients come to us scarred from past experiences with manual adjustments – and are fearful of the popping noises that can occur during the process. That fear can cause you to tense up and not get a proper adjustment. When you get adjusted by the Ultralign, you are in a seated position, face down, and are able to relax.
2- It comes with options. The Ultralign has protocols specific for your ailment – from lower back pain, to neck pain, to even migraine headaches. Telling the chiropractor what is bothering you will help him choose the right option, and have you leaving our office feeling like a new person.
3- It can be safer. While manual adjustments are generally safe, sometimes they run the risk of aggravating a bulging or herniated disc – a common condition that we treat in our practice. The Ultralign removes that risk, since it is a gentler option, and is a great compliment to the decompression table.
Interested in trying out this cool piece of technology? Just call our office at 973-943-4300 to schedule your complimentary medical consult with Dr. Sapienza.
While a pain in the back can be annoying to the average person, to a professional athlete, it can have a negative effect on their career. That is why it is so important for athletes, professional and otherwise, explore all of the options for treatment – to see which therapies can have them playing back at their A-Game level.
A Sports Health study recently sought to find evidence of the best therapy options for athletes, with conclusions being drawn from studies ranging from 1990-2010. Various therapies that were explored included cold or heat application, medications, ultrasound treatments, as well as spinal adjustments. Who came out the winner?
“Superficial heat and spinal manipulation therapy are the most strongly supported evidence-based therapies,” the report said. They concluded that these therapies had the strongest evidence of benefit, coupled with the lowest risk of side effects (as opposed to drugs, for instance.)
It is important to take note that back pain is a symptom – one that can have many and varying causes, ranging from a pulled muscle to sprains or contusions. Recognizing and diagnosing the cause is the first step to selecting the treatment plan that would be the most effective for the athlete.
So, calling all athletes – ranging from the intramural soccer player to the professional baseball player. If you are suffering from back pain, chiropractic just might be right for you.
If you or your child are seeking alternative medicine treatment, make sure you volunteer the information to your primary care physician.
A recent CNN Health article noted that parents have been seeking alternative treatment for their children – such as acupuncture or yes, chiropractic - to treat chronic conditions such as back pain or asthma
The article notes, “enough children are now using alternative therapies that physicians should be inquiring about it, and parents need to volunteer information about any complementary medicine approaches their children are using to avoid any potential harmful interactions with conventional treatments.”
The article goes on to mention that the most commonly used therapies include massage, chiropractic, and aromatherapy.
Here at Mecca Integrated Medical Center, we make sure to ask all of our patients, no matter what age, for their primary care physician’s information at the initial evaluation. This way, we can keep your doctor in the loop. This means at your next annual physical, you and your doctor can talk comprehensively about what treatment you had, as well as the results.
Happy New Year from Mecca Integrated Medical Center!
What resolutions have you made for 2013? Undoubtedly, something related to your health. This will be the year that you quit smoking-drinking-gluten-sugar-diary, etc. While these are admirable goals, and are definitely attainable, how about adding something to your life, rather than depriving yourself of something?
If your goal this year is to improve your health, you should consider creating a chiropractic lifestyle. Maintaining regular adjustments, in addition to diet, exercise, and sleep, can help eliminate back, neck, or hip pain, as well as improve your overall health.
This 2013, make your health a goal. Add chiropractic to your life, and you will feel the difference. Mecca Integrated Medical Center is here to help.
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Growing up, you always heard about your posture- whether it was your teacher telling to sit up straight in class, or your mother telling you not to slouch at the dinner table. But what exactly is posture and why is it so important?
Posture is the position we hold our bodies, whether it is standing or sitting down. It allows our body parts to be correctly aligned and supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Without posture and muscle control, we would fall to the grown, the ACA notes. Additionally, poor posture can cause fatigue, neck pain, backaches, and headaches.
Checking your posture is quite easy- especially with the help of this handy image at the beginning of this blog . Now, don’t freak out if you didn’t “pass the test”. That is what chiropractic is for! The docs here at Mecca Integrated Medical Center are here and ready to help you improve your posture and your spinal alignment. All you have to do is call to schedule your complimentary consultation. It is that easy.
And if you do have good posture? Cheer to you! Just remember, regular adjustments go hand in hand with posture to maintain proper spinal health.
Since correct posture varies based on the activity – walking, running, standing, sitting and sleeping – I decided to make this a blog series! Tune in for the next few weeks, where the proper posture will be outlined, complete with images!
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