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If you are experiencing pain, we want to help! We are dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

Chiropractic Adjustments <a href="/12th-st-office/">12th St Office</a>

Chiropractic Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in fixing these issues.

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, increase the range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our compassionate and qualified chiropractor will work with you to relieve this pain and get you back to being pain free every single day.

A chiropractic adjustment involves high velocity thrusts applied to the vertebra, relieving sensation, discomfort, and spasms in the surrounding muscles. It also releases joint cavitation, which is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.

Although many people visit their chiropractor and have an adjustment when something feels out of alignment, a regular visit will help you avoid any pain in the future and will keep your body feeling great all day long.

If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.

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Myofascial Release <a href="/12th-st-office/">12th St Office</a>

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.

What to expect during therapy
If you have never undergone a Myofascial Release procedure before, you might wonder what will be done. There is no need to panic any way, since it is a minor therapy intervention meant to alleviate any pain that could be as a result of fascia muscle pain and restriction. Here is what you can expect if you visit a standard therapist for your myofascial pain treatment.

  • The therapist might have to interview you about what you think the cause of the pain could be. They may also palpitate the affected area to identify the particular fascia that needs to be massaged and given due attention during the procedure.
  • A standard treatment should last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, but should not last longer than that as that may lead to soreness and fatigue.
  • You may experience considerable relief, but if the case is severe, you may need to go for another session or two in the subsequent days.
  • The treatment does not require the use of any equipment and creams or gels. The therapist will only need their hands to manipulate and apply slight pressure to the trigger points and affected muscles.
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Nutritional Consultations <a href="/12th-st-office/">12th St Office</a>

Nutritional Consultations

Here at Dr Martin Fleming DC we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.

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Kinesio Taping <a href="/12th-st-office/">12th St Office</a>

Kinesio Taping

Kinesiology Taping is a precise rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. This technique allows the body’s normal range of motion as well as providing extending soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Kinesio tape is latex-free and hypoallergenic which makes it “skin friendly” for patients with sensitive or fragile skin; such as, patients with diabetes, fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis.

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IT Band Syndrome Treatment

IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) occurs when the connective tissues located on your outer thigh and knee get overused. Like the name suggests, the iliotibial band extends from your shinbone to your pelvic bone and can become overworked, causing the ligament to stretch tightly enough to rub against your thigh bone. Since the iliotibial band is one of your hip abductor muscles, pain from its overuse can occur most frequently in the lateral part of your knee and spread all the way up the thigh to your hip.

You may be suffering from IT Band Syndrome if the pain intensifies when you run or walk as your heel strikes the ground and in the beginning, it is most noticeable through stinging, tingling sensations, numbness or needle-like pricks around your knee or thigh. IT Band Syndrome is especially prevalent in long-distance runners, cyclists, or people who frequently squat or weight lift.

The treatment and prognosis of your IT Band Syndrome vary on the severity of your pain and the extent of the injury, and usually starts with rest, ice, compression and elevation of your affected leg. Home treatments such as massages, foam rollers or stretches are often quite helpful, and in more severe cases, physical therapy can help alleviate your pain.

our chiropractor will be able to more accurately diagnose your pain as IT Band Syndrome by listening to a detailed account of your pain intensifying over time or as activity increases, and through a physical examination of the affected leg. Tenderness on your outer thigh just above your knee is common, and sometimes, muscles imbalance between your legs is a telltale sign of IT Band Syndrome.

If you have questions or believe you are suffering from IT Band Syndrome or other knee and leg pain, call us today at (646) 799-2875 to request your appointment at Dr Martin Fleming DC with our chiropractor.

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Rehabilitative Therapy

Here at Dr Martin Fleming DC, we specialize in helping you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident, fall, or stroke. If you have recently been injured in an accident or suffered any other kind of personal injury, we may recommend rehabilitative therapy to help get you back on your feet.

After a trauma, stroke, or injury, rehabilitative therapy can help to reduce and eliminate pain while preventing pain from recurring. If you are having trouble standing, walking or moving after an accident, rehabilitative therapy can help.

Our specialized team of professionals will work to identify areas that need special attention and customize a treatment plan with specific exercises to maximize your comfort, mobility, and balance. Together, we can help you regain functionality so you can get back to the activities you enjoy.

From improving mobility and balance to creating a treatment plan tailored to your needs, our specialists at Dr Martin Fleming DC are here to help ensure your smooth recovery and optimal quality of life. To discuss your circumstances, personal injury and treatment options with an experienced specialist, please contact us today at (646) 799-2875.

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Do you experience tightened muscles, loss of range of motion, or pain in your neck, back, and legs? You aren’t alone. Did you know that more than 80% of adults experience some form of neck or back pain that regularly limits their performance in normal daily activities? As we age, our muscle tissue begins to shorten and tighten. This puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage. Therefore, maintaining muscle flexibility and range of motion in the joints is key to maintaining long, lean, and healthy muscle structure.
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Graston Technique®

The Graston Technique® (GT) is an innovative, evidence-based form of therapy that utilizes an instrument to assist in soft tissue mobilization. This enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. GT utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

The use of GT instruments along with therapeutic exercises helps restore pain-free movement and function. The Graston Technique® was originally developed by athletes to treat soft tissue injuries. It has grown in popularity as an alternative approach in treating acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.

The instrument is designed to comb over and catch fibrotic tissue, identifying any areas of restriction. This allows us to treat the soft tissue lesions with adequate depth, pressure and specificity. By following the kinetic chain, we will be able to find and treat the cause, rather than just the symptoms. Once the tissue dysfunction has been identified, the instruments break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body. The soft tissue injury can be rebuilt into healthy functioning tissue by incorporating stretching, strengthening and ice treatments in the rehabilitation process.

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Cox Technique Certified

The Cox Technique is a specialized chiropractic method designed to address spinal issues and provide effective relief. This technique employs a distinctive chiropractic table to facilitate controlled flexion-distraction of the spine, focusing primarily on the lumbar region.

Using this technique, we aim to alleviate conditions such as disc herniation, sciatica, and various low back pain issues. The Cox Technique involves gentle decompression and adjustment of the spine, promoting a conservative and targeted approach to spinal care.

Specially designed equipment allows for precise application of force and controlled spinal movement, ensuring a comfortable and tailored experience for the patient. By following the principles of the Cox Technique, we can identify and address the root cause of spinal pain, offering a comprehensive solution beyond symptom management.

Patients undergoing the Cox Technique may experience improved spinal function and reduced pain. This chiropractic approach emphasizes a holistic rehabilitation process, incorporating stretching, strengthening exercises, and other supportive measures to optimize the recovery of spinal health.

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