Get Cracking with Dr P @Chiropractic_NY

I went to a chiropractor for the first time ever! Even with a healthy and holistic approach to life, I never ever thought that this was something I needed. But after learning about Dr Peterson and what they do at his clinic, I was intrigued to check it out.

Before Monday, I really had no experience with chiropractors (unless you count the one who gave me his number on the 1 train last spring). If you have never been adjusted, like me – I highly recommend that you go and get it done! You will live, walk and sleep better. I promise.

Dr Peterson is a New York based chiropractor who is knowledgeable, approachable and really great at what he does. When I arrived, he asked how I was feeling from head to toe as well as some history of my health (physical, mental and spiritual). The environment was really relaxed and the adjustments were fast and effective. He had a magical chair and more so, a magical touch!

He explained to me using the bone model on how my spine is inclined to the right (being right handed)

There were things Dr P told me about my rotator cuff and misaligned hips were things that I never knew. He was able to see from examining my ankles that the small bones on the left was not sitting right and was pulling everything else out of place. My ankle was killing for the last few weeks but now it feels fine! He also told me about the importance of posture, over working my right side and how to use a tennis ball to loosen these knots on my upper right back too!

 While there is no cure for the common cold to be found in a crockpot or even the drugstore aisle, New York City based board certified chiropractor Dr. Louis Peterson says relief can be found at the chiropractor’s office.

 “One of the most common questions I get is whether or not a patient should come in when they’re under the weather. The answer is always yes,” Dr. Peterson states. “A well known study published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies showed that just a single chiropractic adjustment has a positive effect on the immune system. I’ve seen the duration of a cold shorten when a patient undergoes chiropractic treatment. If a patient is usually sick for seven days, having a chiropractic treatment will reduce the time they spend sick to about four days.”

 Dr. P goes on to explain that the secret of chiropractic’s ability to cure the common cold is all in the nervous system.

 “The basic philosophy of chiropractic is that the body is capable of healing itself and when the body is in poor alignment, the nervous system cannot function properly. In restoring the nervous system to optimal performance, the body is able to heal itself more efficiently. You’ll even see a boost of white blood cell count following treatment.”