Chiropractors focus on aligning and improving the function of the vertebral column, diminishing the compression of nerve roots from herniated disks and/or inflamed facet joints; physical therapists rehabilitate compromised muscles, tendons and ligaments; and massage therapists break up scar tissue adhesions and minimize tension in shortened, contracted muscles. By combining these therapies, the patient benefits from more complete healing and restoration of function in a shorter time frame due to the synergistic effect of multiple therapies. Close
After receiving a thorough examination from our trained specialists we will discuss your condition with you and suggest a treatment regimen. We welcome your input and will begin treatment when you are ready to proceed with the agreed upon care plan. Close
Subtle misalignments in the spinal column that interfere with the normal function of the nervous system are called vertebral subluxations. A vertebral subluxation describes what occurs when a vertebra loses its normal position and/or motion in relation to its neighboring vertebrae. Mechanical stress is generated when vertebrae do not function properly within the spinal framework that accelerates the wear and tear on the surrounding discs and spinal joint cartilage (arthritis) and places tension on neighboring nerve roots. Pain, inflammation, decreased spinal mobility and increased muscle tone results.
When these neural structures are compromised by vertebral subluxations they cause malfunction of the tissues throughout the body resulting in pain and dysfunction. Chiropractic provides a system (method) to detect and correct these spinal subluxations, thereby restoring proper function to the neuromusculoskeletal system.
The doctors of chiropractic at Liberty Wellness & Chiro are experts and want you to achieve optimal health and wellness by keeping your spine, nervous system and supporting muscles in top condition. Close
This often results in a silent deterioration of your spine and health and well being. Our chiropractors are highly trained professionals who can detect and correct these subluxations thus slowing down the progression of spinal degeneration (aka arthritis) and related health disorders. In addition, patients that receive chiropractic care report that they benefit from greater freedom of movement and an improved quality of life. Close
This promotes tension relief, stimulates nerves, breaks up adhesions and scar tissue between muscles, and restores muscles to their original length. These massage sessions take place in a calm and relaxing environment and generally last 30-60 minutes depending upon the severity of your condition. What is distinctive about our therapists is that they specialize in manual techniques and joint mobilization to provide you with welcome relief from the symptoms of neck pain, back pain, tension, stress, headaches, joint pain and muscular myofascial trigger points, sports and repetitive stress injuries.With the growing emphasis in our society on wellness and prevention of disease many health plans include massage therapy as a covered benefit. Close
If you have an interest in learning more about acupuncture, Dr. Qifang Ren, O.M.D., L. Ac., our licensed acupuncturist can discuss the benefits of treatment with you. She utilizes her extensive knowledge and experience in herbology combined with traditional acupuncture techniques to promote good health and alleviate pain.Acupuncture works directly with the body’s energy or chi, the natural flow of energy through the body. Congestion or imbalance of this flow can cause illness. Needles placed in strategic energy or acupuncture points work by re-establishing this balance by releasing obstruction of energy flow (and) thus opening the energy channels and alleviating the source of pain. These small energetic imbalances are corrected before they become major health issues. Acupuncture treatment is effective in removing these energy obstructions. Close
- What caused the condition? Trauma, wear and tear (degenerative), repetitive stress syndromes.
- How severe is your condition? Herniated disk, degenerative disc, vertebral subluxation.
- What is your age and current physical condition? This affects your healing capacity.
- How committed are you as a patient to improving your condition?
- Adherence to a treatment plan prescribed in our office as well as with the specific program designed for you when you are away in the gym or at home.
This gives you and the doctor the opportunity to determine which specialist(s) are best suited to treat you. You can receive treatment as part of your first visit, time permitting, depending on the severity of your pain or current condition. In some cases, we may need to first obtain reports and review your findings with the other healthcare specialists at Liberty Wellness & Chiroprior to treating you. If x-rays are needed, our in office, state of the art digital radiography system produces images that provide us with an immediate diagnostic interpretation. If an MRI is deemed necessary, we will refer you to a local facility to perform the study. Close
We will not take x-rays unnecessarily, and take all precautions (lead shielding) to make sure that when we do, it is safe for you. We will never perform x-rays on pregnant women or those who are trying to become pregnant. Digital Radiographic images are obtained immediately on a computer monitor and our clinicians can enlarge and enhance these images on the screen. These images can be reviewed by other health professionals by providing the images to them on a CD or via e-mail. Advanced imaging studies such as MRI, diagnostic ultrasound, CT scans, and nuclear bone scans are referred by our staff and performed outside of our office. Any imaging reports and films, if available are reviewed with the patient. Close
Several of our healthcare providers are in network for some of these plans. We also accept many No-Fault plans. We encourage you to call us with specific questions about your health insurance plan or check to see if any of our specialists are in network providers listed on your health insurance website. Our friendly and competent staff is always happy to discuss how to handle deductibles, coinsurance or co-payments with you. We offer a number of payment options to ease any financial concerns you may have. Insurance policies do vary greatly and we would be happy to verify any insurance policy to determine whether our services are covered. Close
For example, if we find that you are suffering from a chronic muscular condition resulting in the formation of myofascial trigger points, we will likely refer you to a pain management physician to discuss the option of trigger point injections. Trigger points are painful points within a muscle that refers pain in a characteristic pattern when pressure is applied to them. They form when adhesions develop within and between muscle fibers and the surrounding fascial sheath from muscle tension over time. The affected muscle becomes contracted, shortened and restricted in function and circulation.
Because the local circulation within the muscle is compromised, an accumulation of painful metabolites or biochemicals occurs that further diminish muscle function.In cases where a patient has neurological symptoms that do not respond to conservative treatment, a referral may be made to a neurologist for testing to determine the extent of nerve damage or to a spinal or orthopedic surgeon depending on the extent of damage to intervertebral discs or extremity joints.
We are fortunate to work with several renowned doctors to consult with our patients for these conditions requiring non-conservative treatment. Close
For those rare situations where the conservative therapy has not worked Liberty Wellness & Chiro is fortunate to have Dr. Fabien Bitanon staff as our spine consultant. He is Chief of Spine Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and a world renowned spine surgeon. He performs the most innovative, cutting edge surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive endoscopic procedures that result in less post-surgical scar tissue formation and reduced patient recovery time.
At Liberty Wellness & Chiro we constantly strive to enhance and improve our multidisciplinary practice to provide you with the most comprehensive integrative approach to healing and wellness. We will answer any questions you may have and discuss whether a surgical consult with Dr. Bitan is appropriate for your particular condition. Close
To graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, each candidate passes the National Board of Chiropractic Examination. Once passing that exam the doctors apply for professional licensing and need to pass a state licensing exam to be granted the privilege to practice chiropractic in that state. Many chiropractors go on to obtain post graduate degrees or Diplomates in areas such as sports medicine, orthopedics, nutrition and neurology. Close