Jay M. Greenberg DC, Dipl. L. Ac., Bd. Cert. Ac.

 

29218 Highway 58 Blvd Red Wing, MN 55066
651-388-8294

 

The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of chiropractic professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the most widely accepted natural healing methods used in the world today. It is used for relief of many common ailments, for the prevention of disease, for some symptoms during pregnancy, during childbirth, for health promotion, for anesthesia, for removal of allergies, headaches, migraines, and of course for the reduction and removal of pain throughout the body.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of health disorders including such varied ailments as acute sinus pain, asthma, hay fever, stomach ulcers, diarrhea, irritable bowel, face pain, migraines, stress headaches, arthritis, blood pressure, PMS, anxiety, bed wetting, withdrawal treatments for nicotine or alcohol, fibromyalgia, incontinence, and certain prostate problems. Many acute conditions respond in just a few treatments, a chronic condition may require as many as 15-17 treatments, while a degenerative condition may require more with some ongoing maintenance. Virtually all acupuncturists in the United States use sterile disposable needles so there is no chance of infection.

Computerized Decompression Therapy
With a series of non-surgical treatments you can begin to enjoy freedom from back and neck pain. Decompression therapy is fast, effective, drug-free and safe. This exciting technology is cleared by the FDA and available to you today!
With computerized decompression therapy, proper assessment and the use of preprogrammed patterns of distraction and relaxation may permit disc material to be pulled back within the normal confines of the disc and allow healing to begin.

Advantages:
*Non-Surgical
*Likely Effective
*Extremely Safe
*FDA Cleared
*Affordable Cost

Conditions:
*Herniated Discs
*Sciatica
*Facet Syndrome
*Spinal Stenosis
*Failed Surgery

Be ready to provide your medical history, which will be essential for preparing a course of treatment for you. Medical records, such as diagnostic test results, or imaging results, such as X-rays and MRIs, also will provide important information about your condition.

Certain things in your health history are particularly vital to a chiropractor. This information could provide important clues that will allow your chiropractor to properly diagnose your problem. Such clues include whether you have or have had:

  • Bone disorders, such as osteoporosis
  • Circulatory problems (poor circulation could be a sign that you have a subluxation, for example)
  • Dizziness or blurred vision
  • Heart conditions such as hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Infections, especially those affecting your spine
  • Injuries, such as bone fractures, muscle sprains, or disc injuries
  • Joint disorders such as arthritis
  • Sleep apnea

Be prepared to answer such questions as:

  • Did the onset of your pain immediately follow an injury?
  • Is there anything you do that improves or worsens the pain?
  • When and how did your pain start?
  • Where is the pain centered?

The physical exam

Here's what to expect:

The first order of business is checking your vital signs, reflexes, and blood pressure.

Sometimes measurements will be taken to determine arm and leg length. Next, you will be asked to do a series of simple and easy activities or exercises. These exercises will provide information about your motor skills, balance, and gait, among others. These tests also help determine your range of motion, muscle tone and strength, and integrity of your nervous system. Any abnormalities could provide clues about a condition. You may be asked to:

  • Bend forward, sideways, or backwards – Misaligned spinal vertebrae can sometimes be detected during this exercise.
  • Flex and extend your leg – This is a test for signs of sprain and helps determine the integrity of your joints (also called the "Yeoman's Test").
  • Grip something such as a rubber ball – Your grip strength is vital for showing signs of muscular or nerve damage.
  • Lie down and raise one leg – This is often referred to as the "Thomas Test," in which the chiropractor gently pushes on your raised leg to check for hip joint mobility.
  • Stand and raise one leg – This test can sometimes show whether you have sciatica, a nerve disorder in your lower back. Another test may involve pushing on your raised leg to determine whether you have pain, inflammation, or imbalance in the joints between your spinal vertebrae. (This is also called the "Psoas Muscle Test.")
  • Stand or sit – Posture can sometimes show whether you have misalignments in your spine.
  • Walk a straight line – This test measures your gait, and helps to determine if you have a normal walking pattern.
  • Walk in Place – Abnormalities in the way your pelvis and spine coordinate can be seen during this test.

Next, a short physical exam by the chiropractor will involve palpation, or use of the hands, to explore the alignment of your spine and other structures, as well as provide information on any stimuli that may cause pain. Depending on your condition, a series of diagnostic tests may follow. These tests may include MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, blood work, and other laboratory tests.

The chiropractor may also consult with you about making important lifestyle changes, such as exercise, nutrition, and smoking cessation to improve your chances of healing faster or preventing further injury.





Jay M. Greenberg, D.C.
-Licensed Chiropractor (MN)
-Chiropractic Diplomate
-Certified Industrial Consultant
-Diplomate of Acupuncture
-Licensed Acupuncturist (MN)