Chiropractic Medicine

chiropractic

Chiropractic medicine involves non-invasive manipulation of a joint or joints to provide relief from pain and a variety of ailments. Subluxated (restricted in movement) spinal joints can cause chemical and physical changes around the joint that can cause pain and affect the nervous system. Subluxation can be caused by:

  • A single, traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object
  • Repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for extended periods of time.

Chiropractic adjustment can help restore normal joint motion in the spine and other joints, resolve nerve interference, and improve the overall function of your body. In February 2017, the American College of Physicians released evidence-based recommendations for treating acute or subacute low back pain with a variety of therapies including spinal manipulation -- chiropractic medicine. 

Harvard Medical School-trained chiropractor Dr. Mark Mashia provides individually-tailored treatment programs involving hands-on manipulations and other techniques to apply specific, controlled pressure into a joint that has become  (subluxated). He also recommends specific, home-based, corrective exercises to support recovery from injury to  prevent future injuries.

Problems that can benefit from chiropractic care include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low-back pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Arthritis

For more information about improving your quality of life through chiropractic care, or to schedule an appointment, call 203-755-6677. Or request an appointment using our  online form.