When they're not helping patients overcome pain in their office, Drs. Francisco and Sebastian Colón of Cordero Family Chiropractic can sometimes be found performing treatments in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. These missions speak toward their passion for chiropractic care, and their desire to educate patients about its benefits. High on that list is the fact that chiropractic treatment can often help people overcome discomfort without surgery or drugs. Instead of masking pain with pills, the doctors use the body's own self-healing energies to help patients overcome chronic pain and other illnesses.
The human body is a machine: an intricate system of individual parts that all rely on coordinated communications from the nervous system. When that system of communication breaks or slows down, the machine may not necessarily shut down, but it will operate at less than peak efficiency. Dr. Roger Verno has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to restoring those lines of communication, using chiropractic care to help improve neurological function and jump-start the body's natural healing processes.
At their core, Dr. Verno's chiropractic adjustments aim to relieve chronic pains while addressing the underlying conditions that caused those problems in the first place. Since these sorts of precision tweaks are especially valuable for athletes, Dr. Verno often lends his therapeutic talents to everyone from football and basketball teammates to triathlon competitors and shot put quality-control testers.
When a relatively simple hands-on adjustment might not be enough to fully address a patient's needs, Dr. Verno and his team aren't afraid to utilize technological assistance. X-ray imaging gives the staff a clearer look at potential problem spots, and computerized spinal-decompression systems help them pinpoint and treat the pinched nerves that can cause lower back pain and sciatica. Cold laser therapy and ultrasound treatments also help the therapists address specialized problems within the body's intricate framework of muscles, nerves, and organs.
The team at Atlantic Grove Chiropractic & Laser Center Inc. specializes in alleviating discomfort. That process starts the second clients sink into the waiting room's plush couch piled with velvety red pillows. For ailments more serious than too-hard chairs, though, the real relief begins in sessions with Dr. James Spencer. His Doctorate in Chiropractic means he knows how to treat achy spines, tending them with treatments from chiropractic adjustments to customized exercise plans. His expertise extends to soft tissue troubles as well. Using the Graston Technique, he massages clients with stainless steel instruments, breaking down scar tissue and fascial blockages. His K-Laser treatments, meanwhile, stimulate tissue repair and growth with beams of light.
Holistic medicine, by definition, must consider all of the body's individual parts in terms of their interconnectedness. A holistic doctor, then, should be able to understand every single aspect of the body. Dr. Ashley Donato Johnson is one such doctor. Her experience allows her to naturally heal a number of complaints and maladies, whether they originate in the body (sports injuries, chronic pain) or the mind (anxiety, insomnia, depression). Her most common method of treatment is acupuncture, a centuries-old discipline that uses hair-thin needles to redistribute energy. Patients can also benefit from needle-free treatments that include cupping therapy and custom blends of Chinese herbs.
WaterMassage Centers use the power of water to fight chronic pain without surgery—or any invasive treatment at all. Their chief service, the HydroMassage, relies on waves and jets of heated water to ease tension and soothe muscles. This hands-free kneading allows clients to remain fully clothed. It also shuns the add-ons associated with traditional spas—aromatherapy oils, models feeding clients morsels of cheese—and focus on rehabilitation. Also, clients might accelerate their body's natural healing response through whole-body vibration therapy, which also tones muscles, increases cellular oxygen uptake, and promotes lymphatic drainage.
Following the lead of licensed chiropractors and medical physicians, the staff at Advanced Healthcare Physical Medicine eschew symptom-based treatments in favor of a preventive approach that promotes holistic wellness. After greeting each patient with an initial consultation, the doctors draw on their comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to tailor individual weight loss plans. To supplement these treatments, the team cares for bodies with multiple detox programs designed to stimulate weight loss and improve general health.