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Chiropractic Specialist

Seth Chalfin, DC -  - Chiropractor

Chalfin Family Chiropractic

Seth Chalfin, DC

Chiropractor located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

As a leading chiropractor in New York City, Dr. Chalfin is skilled in the safest, most advanced chiropractic techniques to help patients throughout the NY metro area relieve pain and other symptoms while promoting optimal neuromuscular health.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic care focuses on treatment techniques that address issues affecting the muscles and nerves without resorting to medicines or surgery. Instead, chiropractic uses hands-on techniques to tap in to the body's own natural healing processes to help relieve pain and other symptoms and restore mobility and pain-free range of motion. Chiropractic care includes assessments and evaluations of the spine, gentle adjustments of the joints of the spine, therapeutic exercises and other approaches to help relieve nerve impingements, rebalance the spine and enable patients to maintain optimal health and wellness.

What is a spinal adjustment?

Spinal adjustments use carefully applied pressures to safely realign the spine to reduce pressures and strains that can cause nerves to become compressed, resulting in an array of symptoms. Although many people refer to adjustments as “cracking” the spine but, in fact, spinal adjustments are very precise and use controlled techniques to realign the spine without injury or damage.

How does a spinal adjustment work to relieve pain and other symptoms?

The bones and other tissues of the spine create a hollow “channel” that serves as a conduit for nerve pathways from the brain to the rest of the body. The nerves pass through the spine and exit at specific points to travel to the arms, legs and organs. When the spine joints are out of alignment, the bones, and other tissues can press on the nerves in the spinal column and as they exit, resulting in pain, aching, numbness, weakness and other symptoms. Plus, poorly aligned vertebrae can cause inflammation that can interfere with healthy circulation. Spinal adjustments realign these joints to help relieve pain and other symptoms. Combined with therapeutic exercises, routine spinal adjustments can help patients maintain alignment for better health and wellness.

Major Insurance Plans Considered

Dr. Chalfin accepts most major insurance plans. If you provide us with your insurance information, we will work with you to determine coverage. For questions regarding insurance and your visit, please call the office.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Republic
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)