Where Is My Pain Coming From?

Where Is My Pain Coming From?
by Dr. Rey Gayo

Pain can be uncomfortable, frustrating, and debilitating. Pain can be sudden or gradual. It can stop you from doing your favorite activities, your job or affect your family life. Many people reach for over-the-counter drugs at the onset of pain as a simple, quick-fix solution. However, OTC drugs can mask the pain (which may be needed in some cases) and may not treat the root cause. Masking your symptoms can give you a false sense of well-being which can lead to exacerbation of your condition and potentially become chronic. It also can increase the likelihood of your pain returning in the future. Pain is a warning sign that something is not working properly or tissue is damaged, so it is not always such a bad thing.

Pain can originate from many structures in the body, such as muscles, nerves, joints, bones, tendons, ligaments, and organs. These can all be the source(s) of your discomfort. The trick is to differentiate between all of those possibilities. In order to treat the root cause, a diagnosis must be made to determine the pain generator. Chiropractors are highly trained at figuring out where a patient’s pain is coming from. Evaluating the patients history, physical exam, orthopedic tests, and if necessary X-rays or MRIs paints a picture of what may be causing the pain. Most conditions can be treated conservatively without prescription drugs or surgical intervention.

At Bedford Hills Family Chiropractic,  we utilize joint manipulation, Active Release Technique®, Graston®, Kinesiotaping®, and MR4™ Super Pulsed Laser to treat neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Once the patient is back to health, postural corrections and Functional Movement Screens / Selective Functional Movement Assessments with corrective exercises are used to prevent the reoccurrence of symptoms.  We enjoy helping get you back to the activities you love or just living pain-free!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Rey Gayo & Dr. Stuart Weitzman

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What is Chiropractic Care (in our office)? Dr. Rey Gayo’s article for Mt. Kisco Chamber of Commerce Newsletter.

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective healthcare treatment options available. Chiropractors can diagnose and treat a multitude of conditions that affect all parts of our body. While neck and back conditions are the most common complaints we see in our office, patients who present with dysfunction in the extremities, like in the shoulders, elbows, knees, or feet are also very common. Another patient population that we frequently see in our office are the athletes that want to improve their performance. Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing neuromusculoskeletal conditions, but moreover, know how to apply the mechanics of the neuromuscular system to improve speed, agility, and quickness.

The chiropractic adjustment is a high-velocity low amplitude thrust to help joints move better. When your joints move better, your whole body moves better. Yet, not all patients are candidates for this type of an adjustment. In these cases, we use low force techniques like joint mobilization, instrument adjustments, table assisted adjustments and flexion distraction which can be just as effective. As a result, everybody can benefit from Chiropractic care according to their unique needs.

For dysfunction in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves, we utilize soft tissue techniques such as Active Release Technique and Graston Technique. These techniques can alleviate trigger points, adhesions, peripheral nerve entrapments, and various aches and pains. Patients experience increased ROM, increased strength, and decreased pain after treatment.

We also utilize movement analysis, like Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Titleist Performance Institute assessments, to examine and analyze how the whole body is moving as a unit. These screenings can show which areas need to be strengthened or stabilized. As a result, we can prescribe exercises to make your everyday movements more efficient. Thus, your performance will be optimal whether it’s at home, the office, or the field.

Our office is a great place to start for those nagging aches and pains or even acute injuries or flare-ups. If necessary, we can refer our patients for x-rays, MRIs or to other healthcare practitioners. In fact, patients often choose us when exhausting all possibilities before surgical intervention. As a matter of fact, some patients avoided surgery altogether. Whether you are in pain or you need to keep the wheels spinning to continue your training, we can help.

 

Bedford Hills Family Chiropractic is “where the athletes bring their families”. Let Dr. Rey Gayo and Dr. Stuart Weitzman be your go-to doctors for all neuromusculoskeletal needs.