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    Get to Know Dr. Rose Drago

    Last updated 6 days ago

    At Manhattan Total Health, we are able to provide patients with a comprehensive healing and wellness experience thanks to our diverse and talented staff of physicians and specialists. Dr. Rose Drago brings her expertise in the field of chiropractic medicine to our practice, having practiced chiropractic medicine since 1999.

    Dr. Drago strives to pay close attention to her patients’ individual needs while making care recommendations that she would provide to her own family members. Her dedication to this higher level of care has gained her recognition from Pi Tau Delta for Excellence in Chiropractic Studies. She has also studied under the Universal Healers Association for Reiki Level II certification to further enhance the care she can offer to patients.

    To meet the entire staff at Manhattan Total Health, schedule a consultation at one of our four convenient NYC locations. We will provide you with a free half-hour massage and consultation, so call us today at (888) 614-9257. 

    A Look at Some Common Athletic Injuries

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Athletes tend to get hurt more often than other people, because they put their bodies through more stress than the average person. From high-intensity practices to performances on the field, there are many opportunities to sustain injuries while participating in athletic activities. In this article, you’ll get a look at a handful of the most common sports injuries that all athletes should watch out for.

    Ankle sprains

    A quick turn on your feet or a slip on the field might be enough to twist your ankle in the wrong direction, causing stress to the ligaments in this frequently injured joint. A minor sprain can be treated with the RICE method, but more severe sprains might be more painful than fractures and may require immediate medical attention.

    Ligament injuries

    The ligaments of the ankle are not the only ligaments at risk for overstretching and tearing. The ACL in the knee is often injured in athletes who have to run, jump, and make quick maneuvers. A characteristic sign of ligament injuries is sudden pain and popping, which can indicate a tear in the soft tissue.


    The most common type of tendonitis faced by athletes is tennis elbow, which can affect all types of athletes. Tendon injuries of this nature are usually caused by repetitive motions that put excessive stress on the connective fibers between the bone and muscle.

    Muscle tears

    Putting too much stress on tight muscles might cause muscle strain or tears, which can be incredibly painful and lead to significant instability. The hamstrings are among the most frequently torn and strained muscles, because they are under consistent stress from running, bending, and twisting.

    As you recover from sports injuries, Manhattan Total Health can help you get back on your feet with physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical massage. Call us at (888) 614-9257 or visit our website to learn how we can help you stay on top of your game. 

    Answers to Your Questions About Chiropractic Care

    Last updated 24 days ago

    Because back pain is such a prevalent problem among American adults, chiropractic care is an increasingly popular treatment option that involves no surgical treatments or prescription medications. With chiropractic care, the spine is adjusted to reduce inflammation and ease pressure on impacted nerves that cause pain. Adjustments are made with careful, precise movements that create more space within the spinal column for greater mobility and improved flexibility. If you have never had a chiropractic adjustment, read through these FAQs to learn about what you can expect.

    Is treatment safe?

    Chiropractic care is incredibly safe when you are in the hands of a licensed and experienced chiropractor. There are fewer risks and side effects than other back pain treatments such as prescription pain killers and surgical care. Chiropractic adjustments are completely non-invasive and drug-free.

    Will chiropractic adjustments hurt?

    A common misconception about chiropractic care is that it is a painful treatment option. The characteristic popping noise associated with chiropractic adjustments may be a bit shocking, but it is typically not accompanied by pain. The first few adjustments you have may leave you a bit sore or stiff, but these side effects tend to subside within 24 hours. As treatment takes place, most patients have minimal discomfort.

    Is chiropractic care covered by insurance?

    Most major insurance programs will cover chiropractic care when issues like back pain or musculoskeletal injuries are present.

    How many treatments will I need?

    The exact number of chiropractic treatments you need will vary depending on the cause of your back pain. Still, regardless of the number of treatments you need for optimal recovery, you may experience a consistent improvement in symptoms after each adjustment.

    If you think you may benefit from chiropractic care, connect with Manhattan Total Health for an appointment at one of four convenient New York City locations. You can reach us on our website or call us at (888) 614-9257 to explore our complete range of wellness services. 

    How to Set Up an Ergonomic Workstation

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you work in an office environment, your spine may be suffering from constantly sitting down. You can improve your workplace health and posture by setting up an ergonomic workstation that minimizes pressure on your back.

    This video demonstrates neutral posture and offers tips on positioning your desk to maintain this posture as you work. It’s helpful to avoid strain on your wrists, eyes, and arms by keeping items closer to you. You may need to make adjustments in the height of your desk and monitors so that you have everything in line.

    For more tips on neutralizing pressure on your spine and minimizing back pain, visit Manhattan Total Health for complete wellness care. You can reach us at (888) 614-9257 or on our website to set up a free consultation in one of our four convenient offices. 

    Preventing Back Injury While Playing Sports

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Physical activity is a cornerstone of good health, and sports are a popular exercise option for many people. With any type of physical exertion comes the risk of injury, though. The back in particular can be vulnerable to injuries for many reasons. The combination of poor form and repetitive motion can quickly lead to pain in the back region. Forceful contact between teammates and competitors can also lead to injuries. So to avoid these common problems, keep in mind certain safety precautions before beginning any activity. One, make sure that your form is correct. If necessary, consult with an expert who specializes in your sport and learn how to properly swing, throw, kick, or pedal. Two, before heading to the track, field, or court, warm up your muscles to prevent muscle strain.

    Manhattan Total Health specializes in sports medicine for NYC area athletes. If you live in Downtown NYC, Midtown, or the Upper East Side, call us today at (888) 614-9257 to schedule a consultation with one of our sports medicine experts. We can help you get back to playing your favorite sports as soon as possible.

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