Pain Management Specialist

34th Street Chiropractic and Wellness

Chiropractor & Medical Pain Management located in Midtown West Manhattan, New York, NY

For individuals who are experiencing significant or chronic levels of pain, finding relief is a top priority. Dr. Matthew Shave and the team of professionals at 34th Street Chiropractic and Wellness in the Midtown Manhattan area of New York, New York specialize in and medical pain management for patients in the greater Midtown Manhattan area.

Pain Management Q & A

How does chiropractic pain management differ from a surgical approach?

When an individual is experiencing significant levels of pain, a number of treatment options are available. Surgery is one means of addressing pain, and there are cases in which a surgical procedure is the best possible approach. Many chiropractors believe, however, that surgery is frequently misused to treat conditions that could be ameliorated by less-invasive means. Surgery has a number of risks, up to and including death as a result of complications or infection. Chiropractic care is a far less drastic option, and it can yield pain relief outcomes that rival the effects of surgery, without the expense, risk and recovery time that accompanies most surgical procedures.

Aren’t there pain medications suitable for virtually every type of acute or chronic pain?

It is true that the pharmaceutical industry has developed an astounding array of pain medications, and that there are multiple prescription drugs available for any type of pain. The use of pharmaceuticals to treat pain is not a solid long-term strategy, however. Pain medication is chemically created in a laboratory setting, and it can have serious detrimental effects on a patient’s body. Drug addiction is also a serious concern and has destroyed the lives of individuals and families across the nation. Chiropractic care seeks to relieve and manage pain naturally, using the body’s incredible strength and resilience to combat discomfort and pain.

What is the foundational approach of chiropractic pain management?

At a base level, chiropractors believe that the structure of the spine and its interaction with the central nervous system and all other systems within the body are the keys to managing pain. When the body’s natural balance and flow are disrupted by an injury to the spine or another form of misalignment, problems will follow, including the experience of pain. The path back to normal healthy function lies in the manual manipulation of the articulations and soft tissue of the body. This therapeutic approach is rooted in ancient traditions and has been an effective way to manage pain for many generations.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At 34th Street Chiropractic and Wellness, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a shortlist of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Jamie if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry Health Care
United Healthcare