Chiropractic Chiropractic is one of the services available at ProClinix in all three of our locations throughout Westchester: in our Armonk, NY, Pleasantville, NY & Ardsley, NY locations. Our chiropractors treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and common spine related conditions including sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease (arthritis of the spine), spondylolisthesis, muscle spasms, sports injuries, sprains, and strains. Our board certified chiropractors use the most up-to-date chiropractic techniques that are gentle yet very effective. These techniques include flexion distraction, diversified, craniosacral and sacro occipital. MEET OUR CHIROPRACTORS Dr. Ivana (Monserrate) Vargas, DC provides care in our Armonk location and Dr. Elan Micheal, DC provides care in our Ardsley and Pleasantville locations. Please continue reading to learn more about our Chiropractors and their specializations. Our board certified chiropractors use the most up-to-date chiropractic techniques that are gentle yet very effective. These techniques include flexion distraction, diversified, craniosacral and sacro occipital. Flexion distraction is a gentle evidence-based technique that involves manually and mechanically adjusting the spine by traction and forward flexion. This technique is used by the chiropractor to treat disc herniations of the cervical and lumbar spine as well as non-disc spinal conditions. It aims to alleviate spinal pain and restore mobility to the spine. Diversified technique is the most common adjustment technique employed by chiropractors. This well known technique makes use of quick, low-amplitude thrusts that cause cavitation, making cracking sounds in the joints. The purpose of the diversified adjustment is to achieve spinal alignment, correct joint dysfunction and return normal movement. Diversified technique is so named because it can be applied to a number of joints in the body. Cranial technique involves applying chiropractic adjustment to the skull joints. It may be incorporated in various techniques to provide necessary relief. Adjustment styles differ from patient to patient due to the unique composition of skull joints. The technique uses a gentle hands-on approach and does not cause cavitation. Sacro occipital technique is used to treat conditions affecting the lower back. Usually it involves the placement of wedge-shaped blocks beneath the pelvis, and may also include the application of soft, slow pressure adjustments to alleviate skull joint issues. Sacro occipital technique may be used alone as a therapy or along with other techniques to treat the patient. These low force methods maximize patient improvement while minimizing any adverse reactions. With a range of safe and effective treatment techniques, chiropractic care offers a multitude of benefits. It is a natural method of healing for both acute and chronic ailments, providing a holistic approach to care that focuses on your health as a whole and places a key emphasis on maintaining optimal health. The chiropractor carries out a comprehensive assessment and examination in order to best address your needs and works with you to overcome health issues. Chiropractic care programs are designed to correct the cause of one’s pain and then prevent it from reoccurring. Many local residents of Pleasantville, Armonk, and Ardsley, NY prefer chiropractic as an alternative therapy because it does not involve invasive surgery or drugs. Instead, it relies on natural techniques that aim to encourage your body’s natural healing abilities to fight disease and improve your overall health. For more information, please contact us today. We are ready to help you now. You can request an appointment to talk to a chiropractor using our online form or call us at (914) 202-0700. Stop living with pain and start enjoying your life again.