Whether it's physical injury, general health concerns, or the "pains" of life getting you down, our mission is to give our patients a chance for a full recovery and long lasting good health.
Our approach to treatment combines chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and other natural therapies, as appropriate. We can help you with:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder, Arm and Hand problems
- Automobile Accident and Work-Related Injuries
- Low Back Pain
- Sciatica and Leg Pain
- Sports Injuries
Chiropractic is the healing science that places emphasis on maintaining the structural integrity and balance of the body, focusing primarily on spinal alignment. The goal of chiropractic care is to allow your body to heal itself and function optimally without the use of drugs or surgery.
Physical Therapy is a health profession involving care for those who experience temporary or permanent disability due to pain, injury or illness. The primary purpose of Physical Therapy is to reduce pain, increase range of motion, strengthen and improve functional mobility.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment for back or neck pain due to disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, spinal stenosis and muscle spasms. We offer this FDA approved treatment in our office.
- Reduce or eliminate pain. ...
- Avoid surgery. ...
- Improve mobility. ...
- Recover from a stroke. ...
- Recover from or prevent a sports injury. ...
- Improve your balance and prevent falls . ...
- Manage diabetes and vascular conditions. ...
- Manage age-related issues .
Acupuncture is an alternative treatment that has existed for over 3,000 years. Originating from ancient China, it is used to restore balance to the body with an aim toward total wellness. It is a safe, pain-free approach to healing used to activate the body's own healing process.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
First, your acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, he or she will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition. To begin the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while precise acupoints are stimulated on various areas of your body. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained between five and 30 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.
How many treatments will I need?
The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required, usually eight to ten visits in total. An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your initial visit.
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Dr. Jeanine Golden Union Chiropractor | Union Spine & Rehabilitation Center | 908-810-9002
418 Chestnut Street Union, NJ 07083-9306