Since 1982, Harvey W. Stern has been helping loyal patients in and around Orange County, NY, live pain free. As one of only 200 doctors in the country who is Double Board Certified in Chiropractic Orthopedics and Neurology, he has the advanced training to identify your ailment, recommend the right course of action, and follow through until you get the results you want. Dr. Stern’s extensive training in neurology and orthopedics enables him to successfully diagnose and treat the toughest cases that other doctors haven’t been able to treat.
Dr. Harvey W. Stern treats all types of musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries that can occur from the result of a fall, auto accident, sports or work related injury. You may also be experiencing musculoskeletal or soft tissue pain and discomfort from everyday activities such as prolonged standing, sitting, driving or incorrect sleeping positions.
What is Chiropractic Care?
According to the American Chiropractic Association, Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on a patient’s general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal symptoms, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic care practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors is known as “spinal manipulation,” also known as “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.