Monday, June 30, 2008

Herniated disc NYC

Herniated disc NYC
I wanted to post a recent testimonial from a patient that was told that he needed a back surgery and walked with a cane.
Not every patient is a candidate for spinal decompression and there is a place for back surgery but this should be a last resort. I believe to many patients undergo invasive back surgery without trying less invasive methods like spinal decompression therapy.

Professionalism and Quality Therapy. Posted by DanRivera

I want to thank Dr. Shoshany and his staff for their commitment to excellence. His staff always friendly and smiling are caring, and very professional. They go out their way to make you feel at ease and comfortable. From the moment i walked in i felt at home. I seriously injured my lower back and neck lifting furniture on the job. For years i was bedridden and tasks as simple as tying your laces and going for walks were extremely painful and became impossible. I gained an excessive amount of weight ( went up to 425 pounds from 275 )and my condition only worsened. I was at the lowest i could be in my life and i fell into a deep depression. I didnt want surgery because there was too much of a chance it would get worse or not make a difference. So i researched hard and found an alternative therapy to surgery. I found Dr. Shoshany and the DRX9000 a Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System....i felt there was a light at the end of the tunnel....finally after 5 years of suffering !! I made an appointment started my treatment and within the first 2 weeks i had no further use for my cane and medication and very important i had lost 35 pounds!! Just being able to walk around again and also get off the medication with all its side affects has helped me achieve my weightloss and also get rid of my depression. My goals and dreams are back and am well on my way to achieving them. I continue my sessions and week by week i get better. Dr. Shoshany has many other machines that are great to use that help rebuild muscle and all that hasnt been used for years during my injury. I feel great and nobody could ever convince me to stop my sessions. So at all costs find a way to get this therapy with Dr. Shoshany, you wont regret it and you will feel like a new person. I say dont worry about the costs cause " long after the feeling of finding something cheaper disappears the feeling of finding quality and experience continues on".

Pros: Professional and quality service, great ambience and very friendly staff
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Bulging disc treatment

Disc Bulging - What It Is & What You Can Do For Relief

herniated disc pain
can be one of the most aggravating types of pain to suffer with. Not only will diffuse posterior disc bulging case pain, it will also tend to cause a great deal of disability because of the effect it has on the spinal nerves, which control everything in the body.

This article will cover some important details about this health problem – what diffuse posterior disc bulging is, what causes it, the symptoms associated with it, and the most effective therapies available for diffuse posterior disc bulging.

diffuse posterior disc bulging is one of the more serious problems that can develop in the spine. In order for us to have a clear understanding of what this health problem is and how it causes pain, we first need to have a brief discussion of what a normal spinal disc is.

The spinal discs are simply cushions that separate each set of bones of the spine. Each one is composed of a strong outer covering called the annulus, and a soft jelly center called the nucleus.

When a person develops diffuse posterior disc bulging, the outer covering of the disc tears and the nucleus in the center of the disc begins to shift where the disc is damaged. This creates a bulge in the wall of the disc, which is why this condition is often called a bulging disc.

One interesting fact about the spinal discs that you may not be aware of is that they are designed to not feel pain. This makes sense if you think of the main purpose of the discs, which is to absorb shock. If you could feel this occurring, you would be in pain all the time, with every movement that you make.

However, if you’re living with diffuse posterior disc bulging, you know that this can cause severe pain. So, why does this occur if the spinal discs can not cause you to feel pain?

Well, if you take a closer look at the spine, you will notice that the spinal nerves are located directly behind each spinal disc. Because most discs will develop the bulge at the back of the disc where the nerves are located, they tend to apply pressure to these nerves, which is what causes all of the pain.

In addition to the pain,

diffuse posterior disc bulging
will also cause a great deal of dysfunction in the body because the spinal nerves control everything in the body. So, whatever the affected nerve controls will start to break down and stop working correctly.

For example, diffuse posterior disc bulging in the neck will not only cause neck pain, but will also commonly lead to shoulder and arm pain, weakness or numbness, headaches, blurred vision, chest pains, and even ringing in the ears.

In the middle back, diffuse posterior disc bulging will cause middle back pain, pain radiating around the rib cage, shoulder and arm pain, chest pains, and even difficulty breathing.

In the lumbar spine, the most common symptoms are low back pain, pain radiating down the legs, numbness in the feet and toes, weakness in the legs (even to the point where you can’t stand because of how weak the legs become), pain while going to the bathroom, and problems with the bowel and bladder (usually an inability to maintain control of when you go to the bathroom).

The cause of diffuse posterior disc bulging is most commonly an injury of some sort. Some examples would be an auto accident, or even lifting something heavy. There is also a genetic component to this health problem. So, if you have other members of your family who have had diffuse posterior disc bulging (or any spinal condition, for that matter), there is a chance that you could be born with weaker disc walls, which would predispose you to developing diffuse posterior disc bulging.

Lifestyle also plays a role in developing diffuse posterior disc bulging. People who smoke, for example, are more likely to develop disc problems because the toxins will weaken the disc wall. This is true for anything toxic within the body, such as alcohol, poor diet, or even problems with the cleansing organs of the body (such as the kidneys, liver, and spleen).

The most common therapies for pain from a bulging disc include medications (usually muscle relaxers and pain killers), injections (usually cortisone and epidurals), physical therapy, and surgery as a last resort.
The success rates of these therapies, however, are not very high. The primary reason for this is because their main purpose is to numb the aggravated nerve. Although that may sound good at first (because the nerve is causing the pain), if you do not find a way to heal the disc, the pain will return because that is the cause of the problem.
There are a number of other therapies that I have found to be more effective with this condition, but it’s truly a combination of treatments that I have found to be most effective.

If you would like to learn more about the most effective therapies for pain from a bulging disc, as well as the combination of those therapies that I recommend for the best results,visit my website at

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Spinal Decompression NYC

Spinal Decompression Therapy / Spinal Decompression Treatment - Manhattan

You can get relief from your back pain and neck pain with spinal decompression technology using the DRX 9000. It provides a method to properly apply and direct the decompressive force necessary to effectively treat both back and neck pain. The DRX9000 system is a mechanized, patented, FDA cleared device offering an advanced non-surgical treatment proven highly effective for the treatment of herniated discs, degenerative discs in the neck and back.

Dr Shoshany specializes in the following treatments and conditions;
Pain management
Back pain
Neck pain
Carpal tunnel
Pinched nerves
Sports injuries
Shoulder pain
Knee pain
Foot pain
Heel pain
Wrist pain
Hand pain
Elbow pain
abdominal and back pain
acute pain management
allergy headache
arthritis joint pain
arthritis neck pain
arthritis pain management
back pain diagnosis
back pain help
cause of upper back pain
chronic low back pain
cure for migraine headache
comprehensive pain management
hand joint pain
elderly pain management
headache medicine
headache and pain center
hip joint pain

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Spinal Decompression NYC

33-year old male with a six year history of low back pain, has successful treatment with the DRX9000 True Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System

It is estimated that back pain afflicts over 31 million Americans and is the number one cause of activity limitation in young adults.1 In addition, 80% of people over the age of 30 will experience back problems at some point in their lives. 30% of those will have recurring problems.2

A great example was seen in a recent case report underwritten with a grant from Axiom Worldwide which was featured in issue 2 of US Musculoskeletal Review 2007. The case study titled, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings after Treatment with a Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System (DRX9000(TM)) - The case report reveals how a 33-year old male with a six year history of low back pain, lowered his reported overall pain level score of 6, on a 0-10 scale, to a pain level score of 0 after 6 weeks of treatment on the DRX9000 True Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System.

The subject had pre-MRI findings which revealed moderate degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine with loss of disc signal at most levels, as well as disc bulges at L3/L4, L4/L5, and L5/S1. After 6 weeks of treatment on the DRX9000 True Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System, his follow-up MRI demonstrated an increase in intra-discal signal on T2-weighted sagittal images at L2/L3, L3/L4, L4/L5, and L5/S1, reflecting an improvement in disc morphology.

The authors conclude, "Our case report demonstrates the positive hydrating effect that the DRX9000 treatment has on the inter-vertebral disc.

To view a copy of the case report, please click the following link:

Friday, June 13, 2008

Are all spinal decompression tables alike?

I received this from a chiropractor today and I had to post it. Read it below and my comments are below that.

You must forgive me, but the Triton DTS does everything that the DRX 9000 does, and every bit as well. I believe that if it is reasonable to charge $5700 to your patients for 20 visits, and that is around the going rate in some areas of the country, it is also reasonable for me to charge $5700 to my patients should I wish. Do not devalue the identical service that someone else gives simply because we were smart enough to purchase a more economical machine!

First of all the Triton DTS is not "identical" I would not even call them distant cousins!
I own a DRX 9000, a DTS, a 3D active trac and a Vax-d.
I prefer the DRX 9000 over all the tables, and so do my patients. So to call the services identical is ridiculous and yes the DTS is more economical but to charge a premium for something that you bought at a discount is not fair to me.
I don't buy economy equipment for my practice, my patients demand the best shouldn't you?
The other day my DRX 9000 went down and I had to put patients on the DTS table and every one of them commented on the difference.
High end tables like a DRX 9000 or a SpineMed table are definitely better then a DTS or a 3D active trac.
This is my blog and my opinion.I guess what I am trying to say is if you are a race car driver, you want all of the best equipment. I feel the same way.
Chronic back pain is difficult enough to treat why "chince" on the tools used to help patients?

I have nothing against these other tables like the DTS or the 3D active trac like I said I own them as well, I am simply saying that I have had better treatment outcomes with the DRX 9000.

Vax-D treatment in Manhattan.