Winthrop-University Hospital, in conjunction with Winthrop’s Department of Orthopedics, has established a Chiropractic Collaboration Program with more than 75 members throughout the Nassau and Suffolk county region to provide coordinated patient care, education and outreach to patients in need of both medical and chiropractic care.
The chiropractors in Winthrop’s Chiropractic Collaboration are required to participate in a peer review of their credentials and work history and demonstrate that they are in good standing with various professional and regulatory agencies. They can also participate in professional educational programs at Winthrop-University Hospital.
For a complete listing of our Chiropractic Collaboration, download our Chiropractor Member Directory.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a healthcare system based on the belief that the body’s structure, mainly the spine, affects the function of every part of the body. Doctors of Chiropractic in Winthrop-University Hospital’s Chiropractic Collaboration Program – also called chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a natural, drug-free, hands-on approach that focuses on correcting the body’s alignment to relieve pain and improve function, allowing your body to heal on its own.
What do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors in Winthrop’s Chiropractic Collaboration Program most often treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, muscle, ligament or joint pain, and headaches. While chiropractic care mostly involves spinal adjustments, it also includes a variety of other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, counseling on correct posture, exercise, nutrition and other occupational and lifestyle modifications. We treat patients of all ages, including children.
What to expect when visiting your Chiropractor
During the initial consultation, your chiropractor will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical exam, with a special focus on the spine. Other tests such as x-rays or other laboratory tests may also be conducted, if required. If chiropractic treatment is needed, a treatment plan will be developed for you.
During follow-up visits, your chiropractor may perform different types of spinal adjustments or other manual therapies. These may be combined with several other treatments and approaches such as
- Heat and ice
- Electrical stimulation
- Relaxation techniques
- Rehabilitative and general exercise
- Counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors
How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?
Chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation is a manual procedure that involves the application of quick but strong pressure on a joint between two spinal vertebrae that have abnormal movement or are not functioning normally. This helps restore or enhance joint function or treat joint inflammation and reduce pain.
The procedure is adjusted to the patient’s condition and rarely causes discomfort, though some patients may experience a little soreness or pain following treatment that usually resolves in one or two days.
Why Choose Chiropractic Care at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Chiropractic Collaboration?
Chiropractors associated with Winthrop-University Hospital’s Chiropractic Collaboration use a method of natural healing that is most suited for those looking for complementary or alternative solutions for acute and chronic conditions. Our chiropractors focus on holistic healing that does not involve drugs or surgery and will evaluate your health based on several factors including exercise, nutrition, sleep, environment and heredity.
In certain cases, our chiropractors will work with primary care doctors, pain experts or surgeons to treat patients or make recommendations or referrals if your condition demands it.