Chiropractic care involves adjustments to the spine designed to correct any musculoskeletal irregularities causing pain. At Joint Effort Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, chiropractors Jonathan Donath, DC, and Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP, treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint pain with individualized chiropractic care. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.


What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a type of care for the musculoskeletal system that treats pain in the joints, back, head, and neck. Also called spinal manipulation, chiropractic adjustments involve moving or manipulating the spine to restore balance and relieve pressure on compressed nerves.  

Nerve compression can cause referred pain, which is misleading. While the pain appears in one area of the body, it stems from nerve compression in another. Your provider at Joint Effort Chiropractic evaluates you and asks about your lifestyle to find the origin of your pain.  

Once they understand what’s behind your pain and other symptoms, like numbness or weakness, they can set up your chiropractic adjustments and create a personalized care plan with multiple treatment strategies.  

What can chiropractic care treat?

The team at Joint Effort Chiropractic specializes in using chiropractic adjustments and other treatment approaches to address many conditions and injury types. Neck and back problems often cause pain in other parts of the body depending on the nerves affected.  

You might benefit from chiropractic care if you experience:

Often, chiropractic care is a great alternative for when other treatment approaches haven’t offered an acceptable level of improvement. You may be able to decrease or eliminate the need for pharmaceutical medications by undergoing chiropractic care.  

What are common chiropractic techniques?

Joint Effort Chiropractic specializes in evidence-based chiropractic techniques as well as other treatments that can supplement your care. After your initial visit and evaluation, your provider selects one or more approaches to help remove pressure from various nerves.  

Your care plan might include specific techniques like: 

Non-surgical spinal decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a computer-controlled procedure that elongates the spine to release pressure from compressed nerves. It’s especially effective in treating herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.  

Active Release Techniques®(ART®) and Graston Technique® 

Active Release Technique® is a treatment for soft tissue pain. During the procedure, your provider uses stainless steel tools to smooth tense muscle fibers and tease out any scar tissue adhesions. Graston Technique® works in a similar way to treat overuse injuries. 

Low Level Laser Therapy or Cold Laser  

Low level laser therapy, or cold laser, is a form of treatment that makes use of specific wavelengths of light to stimulate healing. Specific dosages of light energy are applied through the skin into targeted musculoskeletal tissues. The light energy is absorbed by the tissue cells and converted into chemical energy to accelerate healing in a similar way that plants use light energy for photosynthesis.  This photochemical reaction provides an anti-inflammatory effect and results in reduction of pain, inflammation, edema and overall reduction in healing time. The duration of each treatment varies depending on the size of the area to be treated and the depth the light photons need to penetrate. There is no discomfort with the treatment but some people may feel a warm sensation from the laser applicator. Unlike surgical lasers or hot lasers, therapeutic lasers do not increase the tissue temperature which is why they are also referred to as cold lasers.  

Y-strap Adjustment 

The Y-strap adjustment gets its name from the vertical direction, Y-axis, of the force applied during a specific chiropractic procedure. The Y-strap is designed to allow the doctor to secure the skull or upper cervical spine while performing a y-axis cervical spine adjustment. The advantage of this technique is that it doesn’t involve rotation of the spine when it is not necessary or desired. It is a safe and effective treatment for neck and upper back pain when provided by a trained chiropractor. The doctor controls the amount of force required for the desired outcome whether it is slow stretch or a high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) manipulation.  

A chiropractic care plan may also involve custom shoe orthotics, nutritional counseling, ultrasound therapy, or matrix therapy. 

To schedule a chiropractic care evaluation and treatment consultation, call Joint Effort Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.

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