• What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment and How Is It Performed?

    Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat patients experiencing discomfort and pain related to the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. Adjustments are a common chiropractic treatment used to correct spinal alignment, alleviate pain, and improve range of motion. In order to relieve a patient’s symptoms, a chiropractor can move specific joints to reduce pressure and irritation. Learn more about chiropractic adjustments and how they are performed by watching this video.

     

    Are you experiencing back pain? The chiropractors at Manhattan Total Health in New York City can provide you with relief through chiropractic adjustments. We effectively treat many conditions that cause back and neck pain. Call us at (212) 832-9127 to find out more about our services.

  • What to Expect During Acupuncture

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    Acupuncture is a medical practice that involves the insertion of thin needles at particular points on your body. When you are ill or in pain, there is an imbalance in the energy, or chi, flowing through your body, and acupuncture treatment can restore the balanced flow of energy. Modern physicians believe that the needles stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissues, causing the body to release natural painkillers.
       
    Your first visit to the acupuncture practitioner will be an evaluation. The practitioner will question you about your symptoms and lifestyle. He or she will also examine the points of pain on your body, the shape of your tongue, the color of your face, and the quality of your pulse. This evaluation allows the practitioner to establish the appropriate acupuncture treatment.
      
    Treatment consists of six to 12 sessions over the course of a few months, with each visit lasting around 30 minutes. Your practitioner should tell you the general location of the planned treatment. Although your symptoms may only occur in one area of your body, your treatment may take place in multiple areas.
       
    Five to 20 needles are used in a standard treatment. However, because acupuncture needles are so thin, insertion rarely causes pain. Once the needle is in place, it is possible to feel a deep, aching sensation. Your practitioner may twirl the needles or apply heat or electrical pulses to stimulate the tissue. Typically, the needles remain in place for 10 to 20 minutes while you rest and relax. When the practitioner removes the needles, there should be no pain or discomfort.
      
    After treatment, you might feel relaxed or you might feel energized. It is important to note that some people do not achieve pain relief through acupuncture. If you find no improvement in your symptoms within a few weeks, you might consider another form of therapy.
      
    The excellent practitioners at Manhattan Total Health in NYC will guide you through acupuncture treatments to alleviate your pain or discomfort. Our committed staff members also provide physical therapy, massage therapy, and sports medicine services. To find out more, call Manhattan Total Health today at (212) 832-9127.

  • Prepare Your Body for Outdoor Winter Exercise

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    Many people gain excess weight during the winter, so it’s important to maintain your normal exercise routine even when the cold weather strikes. However, you can expect your body to react differently to the cold weather, so use the following tips to  keep yourself warm and injury-free  throughout the winter:

    • Check the Weather: 
      You don’t want to get half-way into your run only to realize it’s about to downpour or snow, so take a minute to research the current weather conditions. This will give you an idea of whether or not you should wear gloves and a hat, a jacket, or other warm-weather clothes. Depending on the weather and the exercise, your body may get warm fast, so consider wearing items you can easily take off and tie around your waist if necessary.
    • Stretch Indoors: 
      If you blast your muscles with cold air, then it will take longer for you to  warm up and get going , which will put you at greater risk for injury and soreness. Therefore, stretch indoors before you head out. Stretching wakes up the muscles, extends the ligaments, and prepares the body to take on impact and pressure from activities. Stretching also increases vascular flow, which supplies the muscles with oxygen and nutrients.
          
    • Give   Yourself   More Time: 
      In extreme weather, your muscles will work slower, so you may find that it takes longer to complete your regular workout routine. Plus, your lungs will burn from the frigid air, so you may have to take more breaks than normal. To account for this, give yourself plenty of extra time.

    If you want more advice on how to stay healthy throughout the winter, then visit Manhattan Total Health . Our premier wellness and med-spa center offers physical therapy services, acupuncture, medical massage, nutrition management, and sports medicine. To learn more, visit our website or call (212) 832-9127 today.

  • Visit These Sites to Learn How You Can Get Rid of Your Pain

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    Maintaining your spinal health is essential for your overall wellness. Check out these links from around the web for more information about chiropractic adjustments and tips for reducing back pain at the office. Give Manhattan Total Health a call at (212) 832-9127 for more information on our New York City locations and services.

     

    • Explore this article from the American Chiropractic Association to learn more about chiropractic medicine and spinal adjustments.
       
    • What are the uses of chiropractic adjustments ? Find out with this link from MayoClinic.com.
       
    • Make sure you are practicing proper posture while sitting at your computer or desk by following these tips from OSHA.gov .
       
    • Learn how you can prevent back pain at work with this HowStuffWorks.com article.
       
    • Check out this article from WebMD.com to learn stretches that can help reduce your back pain.

  • We Extend Our Thoughts and Prayers To The Families Affected By The Recent Hurricane

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    We at Manhattan Total Health would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the families who have been affected by the recent Hurricane that ravaged the Northern East coast. 

    Over the past two weeks the storm affected power at our 39 Broadway location in downtown Manhattan.  We are pleased to inform our patients that as of today, we are back up and running!  Due to minimal power still afflicting that area, the phone service is limited.  However, should you wish to schedule an appointment to visit us, you may do so by calling one of the Manhattan Total Health midtown locations at the following numbers:  (212) 905-0090, (212) 906-0140 and (212) 832-9127.  Just inform the receptionist that you wish to schedule a visit in the downtown 39 Broadway location. 

    We extend continued well wishes to all,

    Manhattan Total Health

  • What You Need to Know about Chiropractic Adjustment

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    Chiropractic care is a specific branch of medicine that focuses on treating conditions of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems using a drug-free, hands-on approach in conjunction with therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises. If you are interested in chiropractic adjustment, take a look at the information below to learn more about it, and then schedule a consultation with a qualified chiropractor in your area.

    What Is Chiropractic Adjustment?
    Chiropractic adjustment is a specific type of spinal manipulation that utilizes controlled force to restore joint mobility. By balancing your body’s joint structure and functioning capabilities, chiropractic adjustment helps promote self-healing while reducing the symptoms of many painful conditions.

    What Is Chiropractic Adjustment Used For?
    Spinal manipulations are generally used to restore mobility to joints that have become hypomobile or restricted due to injury. This may be the result of improper lifting techniques, poor spinal posture, direct trauma, or disease. Chiropractic adjustment may also be used to reduce inflammation, alleviate tightness, and decrease pain in the cervical or lumbar spine.

    What Should You Expect?
    Your chiropractor will have you complete a patient medical history at the beginning of your appointment. After assessing the results of your questionnaire and performing a physical examination, your chiropractor will decide if you should move forward with treatment. If chiropractic treatment is to be completed, your chiropractor will have you lie down on a special padded table. The chiropractor will then use his or her hands to apply controlled force to a specific joint, ultimately pushing it past its normal range of motion in order to restore proper function. After your adjustment is complete, your chiropractor may recommend the use of heat or ice, massage therapy, electrical stimulation, stretching, or exercise therapy to help promote healing. 
     
    Find out if you can benefit from chiropractic adjustment by contacting Manhattan Total Health in New York City at (212) 832-9127 today. We also provide medical massage, physical therapy, and sports medicine services at our three NYC clinics.