A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Stern aligns spines and alleviates ailments with dexterous expertise. During an initial consultation, Dr. Stern will inquire into the past and present sources of each patient's tension, examine woeful backbones with a thermal scanner, and observe patients in a battery of range-of-motion tests and motorcycle stunts to determine the best treatment plan (a $60 value). Then, utilizing a half-hour series of spinal manipulations, he will adjust the detected misalignments and mollify stubborn vertebrae (an $80 value). Each session concludes with an expert massage to unravel muscular knots and unwind tangled anxieties (a $50 value). Posttreatment physiques might feel somewhat sore for a few days, much like they would after an exercise session or a heated argument with a sycamore tree.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Manual body work for athletic enhancement
Pro Tip: Wear loose-fitting clothes for body work.
At just over a century old, chiropractic is a relatively new form of medical treatment, founded on the neural network's influence over wellness. At White Plains Spinal Decompression, Doctors of Chiropractic Steve Kobrin and and Marc Arnel proudly stand on the front line of the distinctly modern form of medicine. Kobrin boasts a resumé that includes stints as a resident sports physician and an assistant professor of neurology as well as certified specializations in automotive-crash dynamics, pain management, and injury prevention while Arnel is certified to treat sports injuries and has more than 23 years of experience. Chiropractic services help patients overcome headaches, neck pain, and lower-back pain from laboring in the ol’ anvil mines.
In 2002, Doctor of Chiropractic George Gertner founded Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York to practice a very specific technique. He focuses only on the alignment of the atlas vertebra, or topmost bone of the spine, using a gentle, holistic method called NUCCA. Dr. Gertner and his team are one of only 200 groups around the world to specialize in this unique form of neck adjustment, treating an array of chronic and acute conditions without cracking or karate chopping.
Doctor of Chiropractic Gus Sofos realigns crooked spines to help alleviate pain across the body. He aims to quash short-term neck and back pain caused by strenuous physical activity. Other ailments relieved through his services include headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and disk herniation of the neck or back.
Plawski Chiropractic combines the skills of not one specialist, but three: a massage therapist, a physical therapist, and Doctor of Chiropractic Marie Plawski herself, a chiropractor with 17 years of experience. Together with NYS licensed massage therapist John Wyler, their skill sets form a voltron of drug-free health care that addresses the full range of skeletal and soft-tissue problems, from pinched nerves in the spine to sore muscles and torn ligaments.
But the team doesn't just administer medical services. Clients looking to untether tension can relax under warm river rocks with a hot-stone massage or extend their feet into a soothing Japanese foot massage.