Chiropractic focuses on the body's ability to heal itself. No matter what state your health is in, chiropractic care offers improved health to your body. The concept is simple, yet unique.
The brain is headquarters for this inner life force. The central nervous system is the delivery method enabling this life force to flow through the entire body. The spinal column houses and protects the central nervous system, which includes a network of spinal nerves that spread to every organ and tissue cell of the body.
The natural harmony of body functions is what makes the science of Chiropractic work. Chiropractors look to the spinal column for misaligned vertebrae (aka subluxations) that block proper nerve flow. Restricted nerve transmission results in a reduction of life force within the body. As an example, consider a kink in a water hose. The kink restricts the flow of water, and our flower garden suffers because the flowers slowly wilt and die from lack of water. In similar fashion, the parts of the body can slowly deteriorate when the life force is being shut off within the body due to misaligned vertebrae.
Let Dr. Scott Banks be your chiropractor and get your spine, central nervous system, and body back on the road to good health. If you live in Huntington, Suffolk County, and/or Long Island call (631) 271-0770 today to schedule your appointment.
AntalgiCare for Neck and Back Pain
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DO YOU HAVE NECK OR BACK PAIN?
We Can Help!
Antalgic-Trak® is the world's only range-of-motion lumbar spinal decompression treatment instrument. AntalgiCare™ therapy can only be performed by specially trained doctors and therapists on the new FDA Cleared Antalgic-Trak.
What is range-of-motion (ROM)? "Range-of-motion" (ROM) is the term used when referring to a joint's movement capability. Joint ROM is measured in degrees from a movement starting point to its ending point. Each of the body's joints has a set of measured "normal values". These normal values are used to evaluate our joints.
Some joints articulate (glide) along a single plane while others articulate in multiple planes. For example, a finger knuckle (hinged joint) articulates in a single plane that only bends back and forth. Conversely, a hip joint (ball and socket) can move in multiple directions including forward, backward, in and out to the side, and in rotation.
Can you move your joints completely and freely?
Are your joint motions limited and painful? For example; a normal shoulder joint ROM includes moving the arm forward, backward, out to the side, inward, and rotation. Damage to a shoulder muscles or shoulder joint can limit the ability to raise the arm over the head which means limited range-of-motion.
Does the spine have ROM?
The spine has many ranges-of-motion. They include flexion (bending forward), extension (bending backward), lateral flexion (bending side to side) and most important, rotation to the left and right. A healthy spine must seamlessly perform each of these ranges of motion in varying combinations without pain. Anything less may be due to injury and/or may be a pre-cursor to injury.
What makes spinal decompression different than traction?
Spinal decompression is an advanced form of traction. Traditional traction is either static or intermittent. Static traction holds the traction "pull" forces for a predetermined length of time. Intermittent traction cycles the pull forces back and forth to produce a repetitive "pull-release" pumping.
AntalgiCare™ decompression has the following characteristics:
- It can change and redirect the pulling angles. This enables your doctor or therapist to reach areas within the spinal anatomy that the older one-directional systems can't reach.
- It can increase and decrease the pull force intensities as the instrument cycles.
- It can set the gentle pull forces by poundage or by distance. Distance pulling works well for non-elastic geriatric patients. Poundage pulling works well for elastic younger patients.
- Lastly, during the cycling, it can vary the "holding times" of each individual pull and release cycle.
Controlling and adjusting these characteristics through sophisticated computer programming is what evolved traction into decompression. The ability to control all of the above treatment variables is what makes Antalgic-Trak™ unique.
What are typical conditions treated using Antalgic-Trak's AntalgiCare™ Therapy?
- Back Pain
- Pins & Needles
- Disc Bulges
- Pinched Nerves
- Disc Herniation
- Neck Pain, Headache
- Failed Spine Surgery
- Numbness and/or Tingling
- Sciatica / Hip / Leg Pain
- Arm Pain, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist
- Spinal Compression Injury
- Osteoarthritis of the Neck or Lower Back
If you suffer from any of these conditions call us today at (631) 271 - 0770 and schedule your appointment for the Antalgic-Trak chair.
SIGMA-Instrument-based spinal treatment technology
SIGMA instrument is precise, effective, and gentle. It is FDA cleared. This tool uses a computer-based piezoelectric instrument that utilizes an accelerated mass in the head of the instrument to gently percuss the tissue area being tested, giving me vital information about the motion dynamics and resonant frequency of the joint or tissue. The SIGMA instrument measures the stiffness of the tissue or joint by applying a light mechanical force in the form of an instantaneous shock wave and oscillating frequency. A signal is then sent to the computer for interpretation, all before the muscles can respond and lock up.
With this addition to my practice, I have the ability to better manage musculoskeletal conditions by increasing range of motion and eliminating fixation of spinal segments without the “cracking” that so many people have feared in the past. This takes that anxiety away.
Game Ready's innovative ACCEL Technology (Active Compression and Cold Exchange Loop) sets a new standard in recovery, synergistically combining active compression and cold therapies in a revolutionary treatment system that gives you the power to help heal. Visit http://www.gameready.com/ for more information.
Trigger Point Injections
What are Trigger Points?
Small knots or areas of spasm within a muscle, which shortens and contracts the muscle.
What causes Trigger Points?
- Disc and other spinal problems
- Misalignment of the spine (subluxations)
- Misuse and overuse of muscles
What types of conditions do Trigger Point injections help?
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Rotator Cuff
- Tennis Elbow/Golf Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Sciatic Pain (buttock & leg)
- Leg and Knee Pain
- Disc Pain (bulge/rupture/herniation)
- Frozen Shoulder
- Muscle Spasm
We have a PA (physician assistant) that does the injections. We use a homeopathic called serapin. Much better than lidocaine or steroid. Non toxic.
Also we use it under guided ultrasound so know exactly where trigger point is.
Injections are available on Friday by appointment.
Sensitive Imago 515 uses high and ultrahigh frequency. Machine utilizes bi-stabile analyzers (SBA) instead of trigger sensors. There are three modes of SBA sensor calibration. Coarse tuning - system calibrates SBA sensors in keeping with an ambient background, geographical position and frequency response of the examinant. Transitional tuning - system is calibrates in keeping with biological radiating of the object (human).
The principle of operation is based on how each process, which occurs in the body has its own specific electromagnetic properties. These characteristics can be measured. In diseases such characteristics are changing. Under the scheme of studies, according to the study body (groups of) the program adjusts the device to the frequency of the electromagnetic pulse of the body. These pulses are removed from the brain sample, the effect is not provided. Any pathological processes, every agent, every deviation from the norm are unique, strictly defined energy spectrum. The database machine models made by all pathological processes. In the survey we release the body to a large collection of the electromagnetic spectrum, carries full details of all processes in the body. Staff compares the electromagnetic spectrum organism with a set of benchmarks in its database, and if the coincidence of any of the scales with the benchmark is a phenomenon Bioresonance and the unit captures the process. It closely resembles the process of defining products in a supermarket at their bar codes. So the bar code - is somewhere in the likeness of the electromagnetic spectrum in any process in the body.
Equipment Sensitiv Imago automatically selects the medicine for the patient. The database recorded many drugs companies - manufacturers of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medicines, fit preparations, biologically active food additives. In addition, you yourself can make bioenergetics characteristics of any drug in the database system, by placing it in magneto optical external camera, which is supplied.
To learn more visit http://www.sensitivimagousa.com/sensitiv-imago-515.html
Bemer Vascular Therapy
A good blood circulation is a prerequisite for good health. It is necessary for healing and regeneration of the body. Blood is the vehicle for the supply of nutrients and oxygen as well as for the removal of metabolic end products Around 74% of circulation takes place in the area of the tiniest of blood vessels. The arterioles, capillaries and venules transport the blood within this “microcirculation”. Rhythmic contractions and dilatations of the tiny blood vessels (vaso-motion) control the blood distribution in the capillary system.The microcirculatory system can be imagined as a gigantic network of the tiniest blood vessels in our bodies. A natural pulse controls their vasomotion. In the elderly or in people suffering from diverse ailments, this pulse is lowered and can be stimulated to return to normal rates.
An important key to good health lies in an improved microcirculation – a better flow in the tiniest blood vessels. BEMER research has succeeded in developing a physical application system that targets the rhythm of these microvessels and effectively stimulates them. It provides support for one of the most important regulatory mechanisms for healing, recovery, regeneration and preventive processes in the human body.With the BEMER there is an improved blood and oxygen supply with cleansing of the tissues and therefore greater health. Visit https://united-states.bemergroup.com/en-US for more information.
At Banks Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we believe your feet are the foundation that provides balance to your body. When your feet are not properly stabilized it affects your shoulders, spine, pelvis, knees, ankles and more. With specialized technology from Foot Levelers, we can create custom orthotics that will recognize your feet’s weakness points and proper arch locations, and stabilize them. Call (631) 271 - 0770 now and get your feet on level ground.