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

Eighty percent of Americans experience one form of back pain or another during the course of their lives. More men over the age of 45 are disabled by back pain than any other condition. It is the third most common reason for surgeries. Because of this, people complaining of back pain cannot be easily diagnosed. This is because the spine is such an incredibly complex structure of bones, muscles, nerves, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Injury or disease affecting any one or more of these structures can often trigger an episode of pain.

Lower back pain is often caused by a muscle strain. The erector spinae, or large paired muscles in the lower back that help keep your spine erect, can become inflamed and spasm. In more serious cases, the pain may be caused by a degenerative condition, such as arthritis, disc disease, or disc herniation.

A degenerative disc condition can sometimes cause a chain reaction of other events in your spine. When a disc is not in its proper place, or is malformed from disease or some other condition, it can allow additional undue pressure on other healthy structures, such as neighboring discs, nerves, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons.

Rest, ice or heat therapy, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, such as aspirin, are often the first course of treatment for mild lower back pain. This allows your muscles to return to their normal position and begin to heal.

Because the thoracic spine is the sturdiest part of the spine, it is less prone to injury. That said, upper back pain, while less common than lower back pain, is often caused by irritation of the muscles or a problem with a joint. Other less common causes of upper back pain include herniated or degenerative discs.

However, rest for a sore back should be kept to no more than two weeks. Otherwise, the muscles in the lower back begin to atrophy and can become significantly weak, leaving you open to further undue pain and injury.





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