Dr. Scott Andersen
Why Chiropractic and massage Therapy? Dr. Andersen’s 18 years of experience in dealing with sports, training injuries, daily aches and pains from Prolonged positions or repetitive movements, has shown that a combination of Chiropractic and Massage therapy relieves much of the pains derived from muscular-skeletal stresses.
Dr. Andersen has highly talented massage therapists on staff. Treatment plans are set to each patient’s physical conditions, considering pain tolerances and body integrity. The preparation to start reducing joint stress with different styles of massage and manual therapy allows for an easier adjustment that’s more comfortable freeing up any restrictions the neck, lower back, shoulders or hips may have.
Conditions helped: Neck pain, Lower Back pain, Tension Headaches, Sciatica, Nerve pains, Strained/Strained injuries. To name a few.
Qualifications & Background
A bachelor’s in science Degree from the University of Massachusetts with emphasis in biomechanics, kinesiology and therapeutic exercise. A Doctor of Chiropractic and NY State Licensed, gives a solid foundation to diagnose a variety of muscular-skeletal conditions.
Dr. Scott Andersen is the owner and co-founder of Omni Wellness, a multi-disciplinary alternative medicine center providing a wide range of healthcare services including Chiropractic, Therapeutic massage, Acupuncture, Skincare and Hypnotherapy. He’s been a practicing chiropractic for the past 18 years.
With his focus on keeping people pain-free through the theories of chiropractic and therapeutic massage his treatments are conducive to helping a multitude of different injuries that range from mild to severe.
The Omni Wellness clinic goal is to expand the ability to treat a wide range of issues by integrating a multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness, which is a growing choice of treatment in a constantly changing healthcare system.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE WITH OUR NEW YORK CITY CHIROPRACTOR
Whether you’ve recently suffered an acute injury or you’re dealing with some form of chronic pain, chiropractic care from our NYC chiropractor can help relieve your symptoms and reclaim your quality of life. We offer an integrated treatment approach that allows us to address the underlying causes of your pain, helping you to regain proper function and reclaim your quality of life.
Chiropractic Care Basics
When you think of chiropractic care, you likely think about relieving back pain, and that’s certainly a lot of what we do. But our chiropractor in Flatiron District can also address a range of other issues and conditions thanks to his general expertise in the workings of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Often, patients come to us with pain that has multiple contributing factors, and thanks to our integrated approach, we’re able to put together a comprehensive treatment plan to address all of these.
Conditions Our NYC Chiropractor in Flatiron District Treats
Our chiropractor in Flatiron District sees and treats a wide range of issues, from sports injuries to pain from a chronic or degenerative condition. For instance, we see many patients with herniated or bulging discs, knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, whiplash, and more.
We also see patients with underlying medical issues that may contribute to or even be the direct cause of their symptoms. Some of the more common problems we see in our patients are fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Although the precise techniques we use will depend on the specifics of your condition, our treatment program will generally involve heat, massage and manual therapy, followed by some manner of targeted spinal manipulations. At the end of your session, you’ll spend 15 minutes on the traction table to help build flexibility and range of motion in your spine and the surrounding soft tissues.
This approach has a number of benefits over traditional medical interventions like surgery due to its non-invasive nature. Often, surgical procedures correct one issue while adding other sources of pain in the form of scar tissue. Surgery also often requires that you don’t use the affected area for a period of time, all of which can lead to stiffness, loss of function and imbalances in other areas.
A Typical Treatment consists of: Heat / Massage / Manual Therapy / Specific SMT (spinal manipulative therapy) aka Adjustments. The session ends with 15 mins on the traction table. It’s a very thorough treatment that caters to each patient.
$130 for a single session
5 sessions for $525
(Most insurance is accepted)
GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR FLATIRON DISTRICT CHIROPRACTOR TODAY FOR TREATMENT IN NEW YORK CITY
We also don’t rely on prescription painkillers to help you manage your symptoms. While these drugs can be effective in the short term, they don’t do anything to address the underlying cause of your pain, making it likely that it will return. To learn more about the benefits of the chiropractic care our chiropractor that Flatiron District can provide, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (212) 777-1318.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the practice of balancing and eliminating stress in the spine and joints; doing this helps heal common ailments and reduces pain in the neck, spine, and joints.
What is required to be a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)?
Chiropractors are licensed by the state in which they practice. Licensing typically requires a degree from a nationally accredited chiropractic college, passing the National Board Exams, and various background checks. To keep their license in good standing, Continuing Education credits are required, just as is the case with many other professions.
What is the difference between what medical doctors do and what chiropractors do?
MDs are allowed to prescribe prescription drugs, surgery, and other medical treatments. Chiropractors use a wide variety of non-drug, non-invasive forms of therapy. These include spinal adjustment, manual therapies such as massage, and various muscle therapies such as stretching, range of motion exercises, heat and ice, traction, and electrical stimulation.
Do I need a referral from an M.D. to see a chiropractor?
The legal scope of a chiropractic practice allows people to receive treatment from a chiropractor without any referral from an MD. This is why a chiropractor is considered a “direct access” physician. Chiropractors are allowed to diagnose, treat, and refer the patient to other medical specialties, just as medical doctors do. They are also permitted to prescribe, perform, and interpret X-rays.
Is chiropractic only helpful for dealing with neck and back pain? How can chiropractors help patients with other health issues?
Chiropractic can be used successfully for overall stress relief, as well as for stress or tension headaches, other musculo-skeletal pain, shoulder pain, and for knee, ankle, and hip problems. It has also proven helpful for jaw tightness (known as TMJ).
How do I know when I should see a chiropractor versus when I need to see an orthopedist or a sports medicine doctor?
Any good licensed doctor, such as a chiropractor or an orthopedist, has the training to determine the most prudent and effective course of action. Chiropractors tend to deal with moderate injuries or situations, while an orthopedist will usually be appropriate for a more serious condition or when a severe traumatic injury has occurred.
What is an “adjustment”?
This is the term used to describe the process of aligning the spine. The spine is “aligned” when the vertebrae are in their most comfortable position to function properly.
Why is there a “pop” or a “crack” when a chiropractor works on me?
Most joints have an internal pressure that enables them to move. Sometimes, when there is stress on a joint from sitting or standing in an overly prolonged position or from repetitive movement, the joint develops increased pressure and swells. This swelling can cause the joint to move inappropriately and cause pain. Chiropractors work to alleviate the stress and return the joint back to its normal state. The pop or crack is simply the pressure being released.
If I have poor posture, can chiropractic help me?
Yes, because poor posture is frequently caused by your having prolonged tight muscles in certain areas of your body that force the body into positions that pull joints or portions of the spine out of alignment. For most people, posture also tends to get worse as you age, due to the normal degenerative processes of the body. This is why exercise and nerve stimulation is so critical at all ages. Chiropractic treatment is an effective way to provide that stimulation to help maintain good posture.
Is chiropractic for everyone?
Chiropractic and the various therapies that are used by a licensed chiropractor give the doctor many tools to work with. So if you’re experiencing the classic lower backache or neck pain, musculo-skeletal pains or aches, or just need to eliminate the aches and pains of aging, chiropractic done right will work for you. People’s bodies are, of course, all different, and injuries need to be treated with caution and the subtle use of proper healing methods, to avoid aggravating the areas that are in pain.
I have an injury – how quickly can chiropractic get me better?
The body is going to go through its healing process in its own way and at its own pace. Therapy just helps to aid this process, by providing the most comfortable environment for healing to occur faster and at an optimal pace, usually by eliminating the tightness in the muscles and joints that can hinder healing, thus allowing optimal blood flow, which is needed for healing to occur.
Does chiropractic hurt? I have a very low threshold for pain.
Depending on someone’s pain tolerance, chiropractic can be performed with different levels of intensity, and the chiropractor must be acutely aware of each patient’s pain tolerance. The methods your chiropractor chooses will depend on how flexible or stiff your body is when you start the treatment. Certain methods are more forceful than others, and your chiropractor will work with you so that the treatment is both effective and comfortable – after all, it’s your body!
Is chiropractic treatment ongoing?
It’s important to understand that we are inducing motion in your spine or increasing the range of motion in your affected joint, in order to alleviate the tension that is causing your pain. We must always allow the necessary time for the joints to learn to adjust to the new movement pattern.
I’m in a lot of pain – how can chiropractic help me cope with the pain?
A chiropractor can help diagnose the cause of the pain. When the mechanism of pain has been identified, therapies within the scope of chiropractic can be applied to alleviate the pain. First, I would determine if the cause is musculo-skeletal, in which case chiropractic manipulation should be able to ease the pain. If something else is suspected, I would refer the client out to a primary care physician or to a specialist, such as an internist or a neurologist.
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness, or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
Is it safe to have chiropractic treatment during pregnancy?
Yes, as long as the appropriate degree of caution and gentleness is employed.