Our fully equipped treatment room
Chiropractic adjustments are performed by the hands of the doctor. They are very safe, generally painless, and extremely effective in the hands of a skilled doctor. Remember, if they were to license playing violin tomorrow, many people could get the license, but very few would be in Carnegie Hall.
An effective adjustment is not a gross manipulation, but a highly precise use of a very fast, highly directed force for the purpose of obtaining the specific movement of a specific vertebral joint. This is what distinguishes the Chiropractic adjustment from an Osteopathic manipulation, or the Joint mobilization or imitation Chiropractic attempted by other practitioners, i.e. a Chiropractic adjustment is a high-velocity, low-intensity form of manipulation, and Osteopathic technique are low-velocity, high-intensity and therefore are generally far more uncomfortable to the patients, but require far less skill and training to accomplish.
Your Doctor of Chiropractic has been trained in a more than 5000 hour program, involving 5 academic years after college, JUST for Chiropractic. In comparison, the Physical therapist who attempts to manipulate a spine, has taken some 100+ hours in week-end seminars, and the Osteopath, though licenced to practice medicine, may as an elective course, have about 125 hours of manipulation during his/her medical training.
Manipulation Under Anaesthesia
What if I am in severe pain or spasm?
Then there are several courses we may follow: First, we can utilize all the effective physiotherapeutic modalities Dr. Press has at his disposal to try to reduce your pain, and inflammation so that you can be adjusted. If you are in severe spasm and cannot be treated by traditional means, then Dr. Press is one of a handfull of DC's who can admit you to an operating room, and working with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, mainpulated you under either conscious sedation, or general anesthesis if required.
Dr. Press' Credentials
Dr. Press, completed all technique courses at New York Chiropractic College, before transferring to Palmer College of Chiropractic (where it all began). He was then required to take ALL of Palmer's technique course as well, to graduate there, and has attended MANY, MANY postgraduate seminars over his over 30 years in practice.
The culmination of a career for a sports Chiropractor is appointment to an Olympic Team. No other DC has EVER been the Chief Physician of an Olympic Team.
Come to the concert... Come to the Carnegie Hall of Chiropractic.