Many people

visit a chiropractor because they are in pain. At Performance Health our Chiropractors’ main goal is to help reduce your symptoms. As a new patient, you will see the Chiropractor about two to three visits a week to adjust your musculoskeletal system.

As the treatment continues, a common assumption made is if you don't feel pain anymore, then the condition was “miraculously cured.” The key to remember pain is a very poor gauge of health. Pain usually only appears when a condition(s) has advanced.

Our chiropractors

take into consideration the elimination of these symptoms by having the patient continue to receive care even though the symptoms are gone. Why you may ask? Well, if we stop when the pain is reduced or starts to disappear, there is a greater chance of the condition returning.

As you continue your plan of care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during our first phase of care. You may also begin your therapeutic exercise training and stretches at one of our locations.

Sometimes, a patient might have a mild ”flare-up” but don’t be alarmed, the reason why is usually because your body is still not fully healed yet. Depending on the severity of your injury/condition, each recovery timetable is unique and differs on a patient-by-patient basis.

We encourage continuing chiropractic care to maintain the health of your musculoskeletal system. Just like you would want to support your overall health by exercising and incorporating a proper nutrition program, chiropractic adjustments are necessary for continued physical health and well-being. Handling the stresses of everyday life is easier if your body is at its “optimum health.”

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Basic Background Information:

Chiropractors are most known for their treatment of neck pain, mid/lower back pain and headaches that are caused by tension. Subtle misalignments in the spinal column called vertebral subluxations are usually the cause of these types of conditions. When a vertebra loses its normal position, it causes stress, which affects the surrounding disks and cartilage, and can create arthritis. This subluxation also causes tension on the muscles and nerve roots resulting in pain, inflammation, and decreased spinal mobility.

The goal is to improve nervous system function by addressing the cause of your symptoms rather than hiding them. These adjustments of the spine, joints, and muscles can quickly cause relief, and improve spinal and extremity joint function.

James B.

Patient

Almost exactly one year ago, I sustained a very severe and complicated injury that involved not only my lower back, but my hip joints and all the related muscle groups. I’ve lived in Rockland County for many years and have come to be very skeptical about the quality of care available in this area. The team at Performance Health has restored my faith that great, comprehensive care can be found close to home. Their unique team approach takes the best elements from all disciplines and applies them to each individual. Sports Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medical Massage, Strength Training, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Nutrition, all under one roof. In addition to the medical team, the office staff treats you like family and go out of their way to ensure your insurance providers give you all the coverage you deserve. When I hobbled through the doors last winter, I was 34 years old, walking with a cane and in the worst pain I could imagine. In less than 8 months I was running the mile in just over 6 minutes, had strength and flexibility I never dreamed possible, and have established a much healthier lifestyle. And it’s not just me – I’ve seen other patients, of all ages and conditions, come back week after week; each one healthier and more fit than when they began. It wasn’t easy for me; but it sure beat the alternative – back surgery. The staff at Performance Health stood by me and got me to work harder than I thought possible to not only get better, but to be healthier than I was before my injury.