physiotherapist doing myofascial therapy on woman patient in hospital

Most patients seek chiropractic care for back pain, neck pain and joint problems. However, many patients choose a chiropractor as their primary care doctor because they prefer treatment plans that do not rely on medication or surgery.

The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues since our body structure affects our overall function. Chiropractors also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

Many patients do not know what to expect at their first appointment with a doctor of chiropractic.

Dr. Tony Ferrigno starts with taking a patient’s history and then doing a physical examination to make a working diagnosis. In addition, imaging or lab tests may be used to make a diagnosis, such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray. He will explain your condition, a treatment plan and the risks and benefits of all procedures.

The goal is to use holistic, non-invasive practices and lifestyle changes that mean long-term results without the use of pills, surgery or fads.

Spinal manipulations are the most common treatment, which involve the use of the doctor’s hands on joints to reduce pain.

Myofascial Release
When surgery, medicine or traditional therapy or massage do not relieve chronic pain, many patients turn to Myofascial (my-o-FASH-e-ul) Release for lasting results. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. Myofascial Release is a manual therapy technique that works the broader network of muscles that might be causing your pain. It reduces tension throughout your body by releasing trigger points across a broad section of your muscular system.

Eating more nutritiously is a great way to rejuvenate your health. Ferrigno Chiropractic advises you on simple changes in your diet that can make you feel better today and prevent a variety of health problems in the future. A balanced diet with appropriate nutritional supplements is one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle program and long-term weight loss.

Smart eating habits provide sustained energy and can help alleviate a number of medical concerns.  For most chiropractic physicians, imparting healthier lifestyle habits to their patients is a service equally as important as adjustments.

Weight Loss

We take all aspects of your life into consideration when treating your chiropractic needs, including weight loss to aid in your general well being. By making personal recommendations for exercise and diet based on a patient’s individual needs, overall health can be boosted with weight loss being a typical result.

While it may seem that a chiropractic adjustment would have little to do with weight loss, subluxations of the spine are often direct contributors to weight gain.  Nerves throughout the spinal column are information highways, connecting the brain to the rest of the human body.  When there are misalignments along these pathways, communication is hindered and signals including those controlling hunger and eating cues can be affected.

In addition to these hunger cues, those who suffer from subluxations often experience chronic pain or decreased range of motion as a result, making the upkeep of a physically active lifestyle far more difficult.  Chiropractic adjustments can effectively relieve, if not eliminate, these problems, providing a much easier path for weight loss and overall health.

Weight Reduction, Diets and Bodybuilding Consultation

Dr. Tony Ferrigno, a bodybuilding champion, is especially skilled at helping patients reach the healthiest version of themselves.A unique facet of his practice is in consulting with patients on bodybuilding as a way to lose weight, eat healthfully and create a healthy lifestyle.

For those looking to make a permanent change in their health and lifestyle, Dr. Ferrigno could hold the key to success with his knowledge and encouragement in bodybuilding. A consultation will help you decide if this is the right path for you.


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