FAQ

CGI image of spineQ. How does chiropractic work?
A. Chiropractic, at its most basic, helps keep the spine flexible so that our central nervous system can properly do its job of nourishing and regulating our organs.

When our spines have “subluxations,” which are places where nerves are pinched by bone or disc, we feel outward pain. But damage is almost certainly occurring inwardly, too.

The organs that were being served by the branch of nerves now pinched are no longer getting the full benefit of the nervous system’s energy and intelligence. So the organs become susceptible to disease and disorder.

The surrounding muscles, tissue, and spine may try to compensate for the damage caused by the subluxation. They may, in effect, panic, and become inflamed, stiff, or calcified.

Chiropractic, by freeing the spine from its “stuck” position, allows the body to keep circulating its vital life force, and return its stressed systems to proper health.

Medical professionals looking at X-ray of neckQ. How does chiropractic impact my employees’ productivity?
A. Anyone who sits at a desk all day, or does repetitive motions, puts sustained pressure on parts of the body (lower back, neck, wrists) that may not be strong enough to take it. The nerves running down the spine and arm get pinched, causing subluxations.

Studies have shown that people under chiropractic care are more flexible and recover better from back, neck, arm, and hand pain. Which translates into employees who have more energy and ability for their tasks at work.

Q. How does chiropractic impact my employees’ productivity?
A.
Anyone who sits at a desk all day, or does repetitive motions, puts sustained pressure on parts of the body (lower back, neck, wrists) that may not be strong enough to take it. The nerves running down the spine and arm get pinched, causing subluxations.

Studies have shown that people under chiropractic care are more flexible and recover better from back, neck, arm, and hand pain. Which translates into employees who have more energy and ability for their tasks at work.

Picture of colleagues chatting about healthQ. Does chiropractic treatment require multiple visits to the doctor for extensive periods of time?
A. Every patient is different. Some patients will need frequent care for a long time, some only for a short time, as their bodies begin to heal from stress, damage and unhealthy habits.

After an initial “dose” of frequent visits, most chiropractic patients begin a plan of weekly “maintenance” visits to keep their spine flexible and their nervous system healthy.

Q. Will frequent chiropractic appointments keep my employees away from their desks during the day?
A. Many of our patients get their treatments before or after working hours, so that they do not interrupt their workday. Our office is open early in the morning, during lunch hours, and late afternoons into the evening. The office is conveniently located at 250 West 57th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, near all major subway lines. We also can arrange for chiropractic treatments on your premises.

Q. Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?
A. Most plans do cover chiropractic treatments. There may be limits on the number of visits, co-pays, or deductibles.

Our office is expert in navigating the maze of insurance options and allowances, and will work with your insurance carrier to ensure that you and your employees receive the best care and benefits.

Stekel Chiropractic is Worker’s Compensation Certified and licensed by the New York State Department of Education and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners to practice Chiropractic.