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Top 5 Benefits Of Chiropractic Care with Dr. Russell

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By Sofia Health Staff on April, 18 2024
Top 5 Benefits Of Chiropractic Care with Dr. Russell

Dr.  Russell Greenseid, DC, is a chiropractor, major shareholder, and chief of staff at Metro Healthcare Partners in Brooklyn, NY. He is a recognized advocate and respected voice in the chiropractic field with a doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. He resides in Short Hills, NJ, with his wife and two sons.  Join us as Dr. Rusell shares his expertise in this exclusive interview with Sofia Health. 

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors primarily focus on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the spine. They use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments to align the body's musculoskeletal structure, aiming to alleviate pain, improve function, and support the body's natural ability to heal itself.

What are the top benefits of chiropractic care?

There are several ways that chiropractic care can be beneficial.
  1. Reducing pain and offering relief, especially for back, neck, and joint pain
  2. Improved range of motion and flexibility.
  3. Enhanced posture and alignment.
  4. Better overall function and mobility.
  5. Reduced reliance on medication for pain management.

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When should an individual reach out to get this type of care?

It would be time to contact a chiropractor if you experience chronic or acute pain in the back, neck, joints, or muscles, experiencing headaches, or are seeking alternatives to medication or surgery for musculoskeletal issues.


What can someone expect during their first visit?

After the initial treatment, there might be some pain and tenderness as chiropractors are inducing motion and movement to some tender, non-mobile regions. Unfortunately, there is no "magic cure." Treatment effects can be cumulative and sometimes the best results are achieved through a truly multidisciplinary approach, which will take some time.


How many sessions should someone expect to see results?

While you may experience some relief after one visit, the number of sessions required to see results can vary greatly depending on numerous factors, this includes the type of activity or treatment, individual goals, current physical condition, consistency of practice, and the expertise of the practitioner or instructor. Setting realistic expectations and understanding that progress may be gradual is essential. We suggest you consider any recommendations a chiropractor suggests for exercises or lifestyle modifications. Consistency, patience, and commitment to the process are key factors in achieving desired results.


What advice would you give to someone considering chiropractic care for the first time?

Research and choose a reputable chiropractor with proper credentials and experience. Recommendations from friends or family who have experience with local chiropractors are invaluable. Always be sure to communicate openly with the chiropractor about your health concerns and expectations.


While both chiropractors and physiotherapists play roles in promoting well-being, how do their approaches differ, and in what situations might one be more suitable than the other?
While both disciplines are looking to achieve similar results, chiropractors are more focused on the joints, nervous system, and whole-body approach while the therapist might tend to direct care to the musculoskeletal system with a more focused approach on treating the muscle itself.

Are there any individuals who should avoid chiropractic care?

There are contraindications to any type of treatment however as chiropractors our approaches and techniques need to be modified when dealing with osteoporotic patients, post-surgical patients, and patients dealing with certain types of cancer as well as pregnancy.

Are there any potential side effects patients should be aware of?

Side effects of treatment may include soreness or stiffness, fatigue, or headaches however they are generally minimal and short-lived.

What are your most helpful tips for optimal health?

  • Maintain a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
  • Stay physically active with regular exercise, including cardiovascular workouts, strength
  • training, and flexibility exercises.
  • Prioritize sleep and aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night.
  • Manage stress through relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Practice good posture and ergonomics, especially when sitting for extended periods.
  • Seek regular preventive healthcare check-ups and screenings.
  • Listen to your body and address any health concerns promptly.

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