We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.
Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and even improve your blood circulation.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that has been helping people (and animals) for over 5,000 years. It is based on the fact that all life forms are made up of electrical energy. Interruptions or any distortion in the flow of this electrical energy will lead to sickness and disease. Chiropractic looks for interference with the flow of nerve impulses from the spine and corrects them with a spinal manipulation. Acupuncturists look for interference with the flow of more subtle energy patterns throughout the body and correct them with the insertion of tiny needles or heat.
Although it has always been taught in Chinese medical schools and practiced in their hospitals, it has only been recognized in the United States over the last 30 or so years. It is now licensed by every state and reimbursed by most insurance carriers. One of the best things about it is there are no side effects, as there are with medications and surgery. Even veterinarians are being trained to treat animals with acupuncture.
Why do we need chiropractic neurology? “The nervous system controls and coordinates the function of every system, organ and tissue in the body” – Gray’s Anatomy
What is chiropractic neurology?
Chiropractic neurology is a specialized holistic treatment that only approximately 600 chiropractors worldwide are certified to practice. Through neurological testing and chiropractic treatments, it can help improve brain functions, enhance sleeping patterns and energy levels, boost immune systems, and support joint and muscle movement.
Neurological testing is an important part of Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s chiropractic neurology practice, as he is one of the only chiropractors in NYC who can perform neurological examination tests in order to find a natural cure for problems in the nervous system.
What do I need to know about chiropractic neurology?
Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s neurological testing is an evaluation with attention focused specifically on the brain and spine. Whether it’s digesting the eggs you ate for breakfast or snapping your fingers, the nervous system sends electrical messages through the entire body to accomplish these tasks. When nerves get pinched we develop problems and disorders with this delicate communication system. Chiropractic neurology treatments will help correct these pinched nerves.
To understand chiropractic neurology, we must understand the nervous system. Think of nerves as electrical wires. The copper inside is the live nerve cell, called the axon. The outer covering is a triglyceride material called myelin. When pressure is placed on the nerve it can kill the axon, which will adversely affect nerve conduction or send painful electrical messages. This can also be the cause of back and neck pain. Our neurological examination tests will identify the source of that pain and will help determine what neurology treatments to use.
Chiropractic neurology treatment does not stop at identifying pinched nerves. Our neurological examination tests will detect chemical imbalances as well, which can adversely affect the outer myelin coating of nerves and can result in a disease like Multiple Sclerosis. This will also have a profound effect on the electrical message.
What do neurological examination tests consist of?
Our neurological examination tests include a nerve conduction study and EMG. The results of the neurological testing can pinpoint the exact spinal level of nerve impingement so the chiropractic treatments will be focused and exact. These may include nutritional therapy; visual, auditory or verbal stimulations; cognitive therapies; and balance and flexibility therapies.
We apply our therapies to specific neurological deficits, treating the brain and nervous system as a whole rather than just masking a symptom. The brain uses the spinal cord as a system of communication, and when you ensure that the brain and its communicating pathways are healthy, the rest of the body is healthy.
What are the next steps in chiropractic neurology?
Once your neurological examination tests are complete, Dr. Jerry’s chiropractic treatments involve a variety of diagnostic imaging procedures, traditional spinal adjustments, and many rehabilitative exercises that you can practice on your own. These may include nutritional therapy; visual, auditory or verbal stimulations; cognitive therapies; and balance and flexibility therapies.
If you are interested in Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s chiropractic neurology treatment, please call the office at (212) 563 2966 to schedule a neurological examination test.
Why get non-surgical spinal decompression?
Dr. Jerry’s non-surgical spinal decompression treatment in NYC is a chiropractic procedure that provides immediate pain relief while functioning as a long-term and holistic spinal therapy.
Due to gravity, muscle imbalances, certain medical conditions and everyday life, the soft cartilage disks that separate each vertebra can become compressed over time. When the disks become too compressed they will begin to bulge out from the sides of the vertebrae. This will affect the nerves surrounding the spine because it will cause pain to be sent throughout your back, your limbs and the rest of your body.
Who can get non-surgical spinal decompression treatment in NYC?
If you are constantly experiencing pain in any area of your back, neck or limbs, you could be a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression treatment in NYC. It can also help with:
- Herniated disks
- Degenerative disks
- Failed back surgery
How does non-surgical spinal decompression treatment work?
Dr. Jerry’s center for non-surgical spinal decompression treatment in NYC utilizes a special treatment table, which the patient lays across to decompress the spine and add space between the vertebrae. Patients tend to find the treatment quite relaxing and enjoy the procedure very much, as it provides immediate and significant pain relief.
Dr. Jerry follows the FDA recommendation that non-surgical spinal decompression treatment should last for about 20 minutes per session. This length of time is the ideal for optimal disk healing.
If you are interested in Dr. Jerry’s non-surgical spinal decompression treatment in NYC, please call the office at (212) 563 2966 to schedule an appointment.
The chiropractic nutrition center is an important part of Dr. Jerry’s practice. In order for chiropractic treatment to be as effective as possible, the patient should participate not only in the physical aspects of treatment, but in nutritional therapy as well. Chiropractic nutrition will present better and faster results as well as decrease the need for future chiropractic visits.
Why is receiving nutritional therapy at the chiropractic nutrition center so important?
Receiving nutritional therapy at the chiropractic nutrition center is important because our bones, cartilage and connective tissue in ligaments and tendons are metabolically active. When we do not have proper nutrition, our bones can become brittle and lose mass, the cartilage disks between our vertebrae can degenerate, and our ligaments and tendons can lose flexibility. Any of these results of improper nutrition can cause our spine to lose its structural integrity, causing pain.
What can the chiropractic nutrition center do for me?
The chiropractic nutrition center will evaluate your current nutrition level to create a custom nutritional therapy plan for you. This will include determining whether you have a food allergy, a deficiency of nutrients, or misalignment of the spine inhibiting nutrition.
Creating a nutritional therapy plan by identifying the voids in an individual’s diet as well as any biochemical imbalances is a complicated task that the chiropractic nutrition center will cover. Long lists of essential and non-essential nutrients, the varying potency levels of nutrients, and cost of nutritional requirements will be calculated into your customized nutritional therapy plan.
Dr. Jerry feels that there are three reasons for biochemical imbalances in the body, which produce disease and a need for medications. These include 1) nutritional deficiencies, 2) food allergies and sensitivities, and 3) toxic overload. The chiropractic nutrition center will identify what your particular biochemical imbalances are, resulting in a nutritional therapy plan that is as unique as you are.
When should I visit the chiropractic nutrition center?
Proper nutrition should begin in utero, so it is never too early to visit the chiropractic nutrition center!
Correct nutritional intake is vital to healing and maintenance of health. If you begin to experience body pains, seeking out nutritional therapy should be the first step in your healing process. Improper nutrition will cause a delay in healing response, and healing will not be optimal.
Dr. Jerry’s chiropractic nutrition center will work with current chiropractic patients as well as those looking only for nutritional therapy. If you are interested in visiting Dr. Jerry’s chiropractic nutrition center in NYC, please call the office at 1-800-789-BACK to schedule a nutritional therapy appointment.
If you look at old newsreels and photos from 50+ years ago, you will notice that people were much thinner back then. Did you ever wonder why? Less food? More exercise? NO!
The American population was thinner back then because they were not carrying the toxic load that many of us carry today. Pesticides, herbicides and about 80,000 toxic chemicals were not in their food 50 years ago. These chemicals, as well as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) build up in our bodies and slowly poison us producing disease, premature aging and degenerative ailments. Our innate response is to protect the healthy tissues by surrounding the toxins with FAT.
Our approach is to flood the body with high-grade nutrients and herbs to support and stimulate phase-one and phase-two liver detoxification. When the toxins exit the body, the fat has no purpose and leaves. Even if you watch your diet and eat mostly organic, you still have a toxic load problem.
All indigenous tribes around the world cleanse their bodies every few months. Maybe we should all get with the program.
Contact us for assistance with losing weight.
Muscle Release Therapy
Why get Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s chiropractic treatment of muscle release technique?
Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s muscle release technique is a chiropractic treatment that provides immediate pain relief for tight and sore muscles while serving as a long-term and holistic healing therapy.
Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s chiropractic treatment of muscle release technique will:
- Break up tight muscle bands
- Increase flexibility
- Remove scar tissue and adhesions
- Decrease pain
- Ease muscle spasms
Who can get muscle release technique treatment?
If you are constantly experiencing pain in any area of your muscles you could be a candidate for Dr. Jerry’s muscle release technique treatment. This type of chiropractic treatment is especially helpful for people with muscle conditions like fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder, neck and back pain.
Athletes benefit immensely from muscle release technique. So does anyone who is constantly in physical movement. Patients will often notice a decrease in pain and increase in flexibility and strength within seconds following the treatment.
How does Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s muscle release technique treatment work?
Muscle release technique is an interactive process between Dr. Jerry Greenberg and patient which can essentially be described as a rhythmic stretching session. This chiropractic treatment involves an examination of the problematic muscles followed by precise massage, compression, and friction and stretching techniques to release and lengthen the problem area. After working through tight and stiff muscles with muscle release technique treatment, the patient should immediately feel relief.
Muscles play a fundamental role in stabilizing and moving the joints of the body. This is why muscle problems are nearly always involved with joint dysfunction and can benefit from chiropractic treatment. Muscle release technique has been developed over the centuries and has been recognized as an extremely effective and holistic treatment.
If you are interested in Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s muscle release technique treatment, please call the office at (212) 563 2966 to schedule an appointment.
There are many benefits of massage therapy, especially when you receive the treatment from an experienced chiropractor. When paired with chiropractic treatment, these two forms of alternative healthcare work together to increase healing and recovery, improve mental health and reduce physical pain.
Empire Chiropractic, PC provides immediate pain relief for tight and sore muscles while serving as a long-term and holistic healing therapy.
Contact the office for an appointment: (212) 563 2966
Some of the benefits of massage therapy include:
- Pain and anxiety relief
- Improved blood circulation
- Stress relief
- Enhanced concentration abilities
- Improved sleep patterns
- Recovery speed-up
- Better posture
- Greater athletic performance (sports massage therapy)
Who can get a massage in our office?
If you are already one of Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s chiropractic treatment patients, or if you are constantly experiencing pain in any area of your muscles, you could be a candidate for massage therapy. This type of chiropractic treatment is especially helpful for people with muscle conditions like fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder, neck and back pain.
The benefits of massage therapy are especially great for athletes or anyone who is constantly in physical movement. Patients who get sports massage therapy will often notice an increase in flexibility and strength and a decrease in pain and muscle tightness within seconds following the treatment. This leads to greater athletic performance and endurance.
How does massage therapy work?
Muscles play a fundamental role in stabilizing and moving the joints of the body, which is why muscle problems are nearly always involved with joint dysfunction.
Massage therapy has been developed over the centuries and over the past several decades has been studied and recognized as an extremely effective and holistic healing treatment. After working through tight and stiff muscles you will immediately feel relief.
Laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate your healing process. Laser treatment can be used on people suffering from acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain and swelling, increase functionality, and reduce spasms.
One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractic radiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.
Ultrasound therapy is a chiropractic treatment used to help reduce muscle pain and increase range of motion. By using sound waves, we are able to stimulate deep inside the tissue. This minimizes stiffness, swelling, and pain while also promoting circulation, and pain-free movement.
Pre/post Natal Chiropractic
Here at Empire Chiropractic, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs.
Why get Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s pain management injection?
Receiving Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s pain management injection is always an option for comprehensive pain management in NYC. This form of medical treatment provides fast and long-term pain relief in just one to three visits.
Avoid surgery with a pain management injection.
Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s comprehensive pain management injection is an option to be considered before surgery, as it is less expensive and safer than surgery while still offering very effective results. Receiving a pain management injection will:
- Diagnose the exact source of pain
- Deliver fast and long-lasting pain relief directly to the trigger point of pain
- Reduce inflammation in the spinal muscles
- Help eliminate daily pain medication intake
- Allow you to become more physically active
- Prevent the need for surgery
How does a comprehensive pain management injection treatment work?
Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s pain management injection treatment begins with an ultrasound to locate the appropriate vertebrae which surround the trigger point, or the site of pain in the spine. An anesthetic is then applied to numb the skin surrounding the trigger point where the injection will be inserted.
The injection is considered part of a comprehensive pain management treatment because of the multi-dimensional results the patient will experience. Topical anesthesia is used not only to numb the skin but also to offer the patient immediate pain relief. After receiving the pain management injection, patients are encouraged to receive chiropractic treatment to sustain and support the pain relief. Board-certified medical personnel administer all injections.
Who can get Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s pain management injection?
Anyone experiencing back pain, leg pain, neck and shoulder pain, or pain in any other major muscles in the body could be a candidate for Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s comprehensive pain management injection treatment. All injections are performed by board-certified personnel.
While many athletes take advantage of the healing powers of a pain management injection, inactive people greatly benefit from this chiropractic treatment as well. Muscles that are not being exercised are more easily injured, so the irritated and injured muscles can cause more pain and spasms and can disrupt sleep. This pain, spasm and fatigue, in turn, can lead to less and less activity. A comprehensive pain management injection treatment will restore life and functionality to your muscles.
If you are interested in Dr. Jerry Greenberg’s comprehensive pain management injection treatment, please call the office at (212) 563 2966 to schedule an appointment.