Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Services




Being involved in either a minor or major car accident can lead to long-term and short term effects, if any injuries are sustained. The pain may result from muscle spasms, a slipped vertebra or other causes. Whatever the cause may be, the pain can be excruciating, and may get worse over time, eventually preventing a person from performing daily activities. If left untreated, it can lead to other serious health problems.

chiropractic care provides a drug free treatment for pain associated with car accidents. Chiropractors can treat neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries and alleviate soft tissue pain and other injuries.

Chiropractic Treatment Procedures

First, a chiropractor will perform x-rays to determine the root cause of pain and the extent of the injuries.

Chiropractic treatment consists of the following:

Chiropractic adjustments on a patient’s back and neck:

The chiropractor performs adjustments to align the back and neck. The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to correct structural alignment, eliminate pain and improve the body’s physical function.

Massage the soft tissues:

It helps to reduce tension in the muscles, reduce swelling and inflammation, improve circulation, and encourage quick recovery.


A chiropractor develops an exercise program to strengthen the patient’s back and muscles.

Nutrition advice:

A chiropractor provides nutritional advice to accelerate the healing process.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries

  • Helps to align the spine and cervical spine (neck)
  • Relieves pain and aids quick recovery
  • Deals with the root cause of the pain
  • No surgery, medication or side effects
  • Safe treatment for everyone, including children
  • Promotes optimaloverall health

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If you have chronic pain resulting from car accident injuries, it’s important to consult a chiropractor right away.ChiropractorsatIntegrated Medical Care (IMC)can relieve the pain and quicken your recovery. Call us at 845-535-9884or email us at


chiropractic care provides many health benefits. It is vital for keeping the body flexible and functioning at its best. However, there are some factors that can contribute to your recovery. Here are some tips for getting the most out of chiropractic care:

1.Be consistent

When receiving chiropractic care, be consistent with your visits and follow the treatment plan created for you. This will enable you to reach optimal health.

2.Maintain proper posture

Spinal misalignment commonly occurs due to poor posture. Besides receiving regular chiropractic adjustment, it is important to practice proper posture when sitting, standing, walking, bending or lying down. If you sit for an extended period of time, take breaks in between to stretch or walk around.

1. Drink plenty of water

Hydration is important for your overall health. It helps to maintain digestive health and kidney function. Staying hydrated is especially important for people who are undergoing chiropractic treatment. It helps to eliminate toxins from the body quicker and aids in the recovery from the treatment effects, as well as other ailments.

2. Maintain a healthy diet

A healthy diet provides all nutrients needed for proper function. It is also essential for maintaining musculoskeletal health. Processed foods contain preservatives and other harmful ingredients which can contribute to poor health outcomes. In addition, patients recovering from a spinal injury should decrease calorie intake to prevent excessive weight gain. Increased weight adds excessive strain on the spine and can hinder or slow the healing process.

3. Exercise

Regular exercise helps to maintain health. It helps to develop flexibility, strength, and endurance. Usually, chiropractic adjustments are combined with exercises to strengthen the spine and restore function. During recovery, it is important to consult your chiropractor before starting a new exercise program.

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Arthritis is inflammation of joints that affects both young and old people. It causes damage to the joints and can also affect the soft tissues of the body such as the ligaments, lungs, and heart valves. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout. It is especially common in people older than 55 years. Chiropractic care is found to be beneficial for people suffering from arthritis. It  helps to relieve stress on the spine and allows the body to restore itself to a greater level of health.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Relieve Arthritis

Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation. It is a good pain relief treatment for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.

The inflammation in arthritis can be severe and medication is necessary to avoid joint destruction. However, chiropractic care has been very useful in controlling the symptoms of arthritis. Most arthritic conditions benefit from Chiropractic Care, especially Osteoarthritis (OA).

It helps patients suffering from arthritis by identifying and rectifying the misalignments that are present in the joints. They do this using very gentle and specific adjustments. When the body is properly aligned, the pressure is taken off the nerves. This helps to reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

Chiropractic care also helps a patient by taking the stress off the nervous system. The body gets to rest relax and heal and is restored to proper functionality.

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At Integrated Medical Care (IMC), our expert  chiropractors use advanced chiropractic techniques to alleviate your pain and help you lead a quality and healthy life. If you or a loved one is suffering from arthritis and needs chiropractic care, call at 845-535-9884 or email at

Chiropractic care

Incorporating chiropractic care into your health and fitness plan can help you get the most out of your exercise routine. By promoting healing from injuries and illness and restoring the body to its original state chiropractic care can maximize your health and exercise results.

Chiropractic Care:

Restores and maintains health

Physical stress from strenuous exercise can cause spinal subluxations. Subluxations interfere with normal nerve supply, from the brain the body’s cells, organs, and tissues, causing the body to lose normal function (organ, tissue, muscles, etc.). Periodic chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations to restore and maintain health.

Reduces pain

Spinal misalignment can cause body pain, such as back, neck, head, and joint pain. Chiropractors can align the spine properly through spinal manipulation to reduce and prevent pain. Chiropractic care also helps to minimize soreness or stiffness after a workout. It helps to restore the body to its original state, helping you get back to an exercise routine with less chance of injury.

Increase range of motion

Spinal misalignment and the effects of exercise can restrict movement of joints and other areas of the body. Chiropractic adjustment helps to increase the range of motion. It allows joints and muscles to work more freely without restriction. Regular chiropractic care increases flexibility during workouts.

Strengthens bones and muscles

Spinal misalignment can create stress on surrounding bones, muscles, and joints. Chiropractic adjustments keep the body aligned and help to restore proper function. They relieve stress from bones and help each muscle to function effectively. Chiropractic care also reduces stress created on bones and muscles to compensate for weak areas.

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Chiropractic is a science of healing without the use of drugs, usually done by applying controlled force on different parts of the body. At Integrated Medical Care (IMC), our expert chiropractors use advanced chiropractic techniques to alleviate your pain and help you lead a quality and healthy life. If you need chiropractic care for hypertension, give us a call at 845-535-9884 or email at

Chiropractic care

Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. If the pressure rises and stays high over time, it may lead to dangerous conditions like heart attack, kidney failure, stroke and chronic heart failure. Several research articles and case studies have reported a reduction of hypertension in patients undergoing chiropractic care.

Useful Alternative to Drug Therapy

A study was undertaken by investigators at Rush University’s Department of Preventative Medicine in Chicago, after a medical doctor noticed that his patients had experienced “unexplained” resolution of high blood pressure. They were all under the care of a chiropractor. The doctor decided to explore the hypothesis that realignment of a particular bone in the spine could affect blood pressure in a positive way. The results showed that chiropractic adjustment of the atlas vertebra, the top bone in the spine is associated with marked and sustained reductions in blood pressure. It was similar to the use of two-drug combination therapy. The study establishes that chiropractic care is a useful alternative to drug therapy for the management of high blood pressure.

Ability to Lower both Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure

A study conducted by Welch and Boone in 2008 showed that after a chiropractic adjustment was made to the cervical spine of hypertension patients, there was a significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure and an increase in pulse pressure. Another study by Steven Roffers, D.C., showed a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure and pulse rate for individuals with chiropractic adjustments.

Contact Integrated Medical Care (IMC)

Chiropractic is a science of healing without the use of drugs, usually done by applying controlled force on different parts of the body. At Integrated Medical Care (IMC), our expert chiropractors use advanced chiropractic techniques to alleviate your pain and help you lead a quality and healthy life. If you need chiropractic care for hypertension, give us a call at 845-535-9884 or email at

Chiropractic care for the elderly

Seniors struggle with many issues such as joint ache, chronic pain, discomfort and immobility due to aging. These problems can disrupt daily activities and reduce their quality of life. Fortunately, the elderly don’t have to continue living with these problems. Chiropractic care is an effective and safe form of treatment for the elderly. It provides many health benefits including the following:

  1. Relief of Pain
  2. Chiropractors can identify and treat subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae), which affects the central nervous system. They readjust misalignments in the spine to treat spinal related pain, such as neck pain, back pain, and joint pain.

  3. Improved Range of Motion
  4. Aging and degenerative conditions can cause pain, inflammation, and stiffness, which limits range of motion and flexibility. Spinal adjustments help to improve range of motion in the neck, back and other parts of the body.

  5. Improves Health and Immunity
  6. Subluxations prevent the nervous system from functioning well. It can also prevent the brain from sending important information to the body. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations along the nervous system, causing the immune system to function properly.

  7. Improves Arthritis
  8. Aging and degenerative conditions can cause pain, inflammation, and stiffness, which limits range of motion and flexibility. Spinal adjustments help to improve range of motion in the neck, back and other parts of the body.

  9. Decreased Joint Degeneration
  10. Joint degeneration occurs due to aging. However, a misalignment in the spine (subluxations) can cause the vertebrae and the discs to wear out rapidly. Regular chiropractic adjustments help to prevent premature joint degeneration and back problems.

  11. Helps to Prevent Falls
  12. Fall injuries are common among the elderly, most resulting in fractures. Chiropractic adjustments normalize the mechanoreceptors of the cervical spine, which helps to improve coordination. In addition, chiropractors provide stretching and exercise programs, which help to increase strength, mobility, flexibility, balance and coordination.

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Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a hands-on treatments used to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses and injuries. It aims to improve motion, and balances tissue and muscle movement to relieve pain. Manipulative therapy is a physical treatment to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability. OMT is beneficial to people of all ages and backgrounds. It is mostly helpful in easing pain and increasing overall mobility.

Osteopathic Manipulation techniques

Techniques such as stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance are used by OMT specialists. Other common forms of manipulation that a patient may experience include

  • Cranial-sacral
  • Visceral techniques
  • Counter strain
  • Lymphatic pump
  • High velocity-low amplitude (HVLA)
  • Muscle energy
  • Ligamentous release
  • Myofascial pain
  • Soft tissue techniques

Who Can Benefit From OMT?

Osteopathic manipulative treatment can be effective in the treatment of a number of disorders including:

  • Acute and chronic neck and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Asthma
  • Muscle pain
  • Sinus disorders
  • Menstrual pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Migraines
  • Central nervous system disorders

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Specialist

At IMC, our expert osteopathic manipulation specialists analyze the underlying causes and symptoms of the injury or pain. They make sure the patient receives care and support for an early recovery. Call 845-535-9884 for a consultation with our Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment specialists. We can help you relieve your pain and maintain good health.

Chiropractic care for children

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Acupuncture for weight loss

Obesity has become increasingly common in recent years and it is a major contributor to many serious illnesses. The major causes of obesity are stress, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise. Therefore, maintaining a proper body weight is important. A proper body weight can be achieved through an overall healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating habits, stress reduction techniques and regular exercise. These days, acupuncture is being used quite effectively to help people lose weight and keep it off.


How acupuncture works

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice, is a natural and drug-free treatment, which does not pose any harmful effect on a person’s health, if done by an expert acupuncturist. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points in the body and in order to stimulate certain nerves. Acupuncture alone is not enough in losing weight. It is not a quick fix. It works gradually and is a supplemental treatment that should accompany regular exercise and proper diet.

 Acupuncture manages stress

An acupuncturist inserts sterilized, thin, long needles in the body, thereby encouraging the discharge of endorphins, which offers a calming and relaxing effect. This reduces stress and anxiety. Stress, anxiety, and frustration are major triggers for overeating that eventually leads to weight gain or obesity.

Regulates the hunger hormones

Ghrelin, is a hormone that induces feelings of hunger, while leptin induces feelings of fullness and satisfaction. Acupuncture controls the levels of these two hormones to induce the feeling of being full and reduces the unnecessary cravings for food.

 Corrects the function of the pituitary gland

The process of acupuncture re-energizes the hypothalamus and stimulates the pituitary, which activates a slow thyroid gland and improves metabolism. This causes the body to automatically utilize its stored, inactive fats and burn excess fat.

The Acupuncture Points

Ear acupuncture is based on the theory that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. There are about 130 acupuncture points on the ear and it is an essential point of focus during acupuncture sessions. Many of the points from ear acupuncture systems which are important for weight loss treatment include:

  • The mouth for the impulsive eater who may also smoke and talk a lot.
  • The stomach for the person who eats even after they are full or who is constantly nibbling.
  • The lung for food addicts, and people who love chocolate and sweets.
  • Shenmen, is a point in the ear, putting pressure on it treats anxiety, anger, frustration, insecurity.
  • Endocrine for water retention that is responsible for some of the weight gain.
  • The spleen for sugar imbalances and hormonal disturbances
  • Adrenal and ovary, if weight gain is due to menopause and P.M.S.
  • Kidney for water retention, and nervous system and hormonal imbalance.
  • Thyroid for slow metabolism.


The process

The acupuncturist chooses two or more points for each treatment depending upon the patient.

  • The treatment points depend on the diagnosis of the patient.
  • The needles are about the thickness of a human hair. They are relatively painless, some people might experience numbness and tingling.
  • The goal of inserting the sterilized needles is to suppress appetite, reduce stress, reduce cholesterol levels, improve blood circulation and increase metabolism.
  • In general, the treatment can be done 1-3 times a week. The program can continue for 8 to 12 weeks.
  • Once inserted, the needles remain in the acupuncture points, just beneath the skin, for 30 – 45 minutes each session
  • Acupuncture therapy also involves breathing exercise, herbal treatment, massage, diet and lifestyle advice.


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Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome is one of today’s most common chronic disorders. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) report shows, around 1 in 50 Americans currently suffer from fibromyalgia, and more than 90% of those who develop fibromyalgia are women.

Fibromyalgia typically causes pain throughout the body and sensitivity all over the musculoskeletal system. In addition to pain, patients also report long-term fatigue, and/or disturbed sleep and mood. ACR defines fibromyalgia as a history of pain in all four quadrants of the body lasting more than 3 months. The ACR also described 18 characteristic tender points on the body that are associated with fibromyalgia. To be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a patient must have 11 or more tender points.

One of the most common treatments for fibromyalgia is chiropractic care. Chiropractors aim to treat pain and related symptoms by correcting the imbalances in the skeletal structure using a series of techniques, including stretches, adjustments and manipulations.

How Chiropractic Care Helps in Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic care can help fibromyalgia in a number of ways, including:

Reduced pain level

Chiropractic adjustment realigns the spine and re-establishes the connection between the nervous system and nerves. The pain is believed to be caused by the central nervous system receiving inaccurate pain signals. This results in pain throughout the body. The adjustment resets the nervous system for the brain to process pain more accurately. The chiropractor incorporates some form of soft tissue work, minimizing the painful pressure points.

Increased range of motion

Chiropractors can adjust the body’s joints and help loosen them. This increases the range of motion and allows them to move more easily.

Better sleep

Working with a chiropractor to loosen the joints and managing the tender points helps patients enjoy a restful sleep.

Compliments other treatments

Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia have traditional and alternative treatment options available to them. Chiropractic care can be utilized simultaneously with medications or other remedies, whether traditional or natural.

Empowering patients

Working with a chiropractor can make patients feel more in charge of their pain management and optimistic in their recovery.

Lifestyle adjustment recommendations

The chiropractor may recommend lifestyle adjustments such as incorporating exercise or finding ways to control the pain without medication. The recommendations will be based on the patient’s everyday activities.

Physical therapy

The chiropractor will recommend physical therapy as an important treatment option for a fibromyalgia patient. Fibromyalgia can cause severe muscular pain making the patient stop moving or exercising. It causes the muscles to tighten up. It also makes the muscles lose some of their natural pliability. Physical therapy can help patients gain back their muscular strength and flexibility.

Nutritional recommendations

As part of a whole body wellness approach, chiropractors often recommend changes to the diet and supplements. This can help cure the conditions and alleviate symptoms.

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If you are suffering from fibromyalgia and need chiropractic care, contact Integrated Medical Care (IMC). Our expert chiropractic care specialists ensure you become pain free and live a healthy life. We evaluate the condition of our patients before starting treatment.


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