Debilitating neck pain, low back pain, and headaches are all too common symptoms for millions of Americans each day. Whether you suffered a disc herniation while working out, neck pain from an automobile accident, or the development of sciatica as you age, you are not alone and relief from your pain is possible with the help of an experienced chiropractor. Dr. Joseph Gitto in Northfield, NJ has helped thousands of people restore their health and maintain a happy and healthy active lifestyle. Keep reading to learn more about our practice and the different techniques we utilize.
Introduction to Dr. Gitto
A lifelong resident of the Northfield, NJ area, Dr. Gitto practices preventative wellness care and believes in the healing power of the body. With over 30 years of alternative health care experience, Dr. Gitto is a wealth of knowledge and an incredible asset to his patients. Always focused on continuing education, Dr. Gitto has taken post graduate courses in numerous advanced chiropractic treatments to include cold laser therapy, sports and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, orthotic evaluation, and is one of the few chiropractors certified as a Functional Medical Practitioner, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and trained in the Kalish Method that uses lab tests to design specific individualized supplement and nutritional programs.
An activator is a hand-held instrument that uses a spring to deliver quick and low-force impulses at specific points on a patient’s body. The activator method offers several advantages to include operating at such a high speed that the patient’s muscles are less tense in response to the impulse and less likely to reject the treatment. This lack of resistance is shown to increase the treatment’s effectiveness. Secondly, since the activator can be applied to a specific part of the body it does not compromise the joint by requiring bending or twisting.
Cold Laser Therapy
During Cold Laser Therapy, a low-level light is applied over the area of the body that is in pain where the tissue absorbs the light which leads to a chemical reaction that promotes regeneration and healing.
Ice Pack Cryotherapy
During cryotherapy, a chiropractor applies cold compresses to the skin that act to reduce temperature while also constricting blood vessels in that area. When applied to new injuries, cryotherapy reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, don’t wait to seek remediation. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gitto at his Northfield, NJ office by calling our friendly and professional team at 609-484-9300.