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The SpineForce equipment is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and Wednesdays 9-11. Using the list below, find an open day for the SpineForce equipment and click on DETAILS to reveal what appointments are available to choose from. You can conveniently book multiple days and times by selecting ADD TO CART for each day you want to book and when done, select VIEW CART to select the times for each day. Call (716) 626-6301 or email us here to ask us about discounts for 10 and 50 session purchases.

Due to machine maintenance, Spine Force appointment scheduling will resume on November 16, 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Body Parts Treated

Hand & Wrist

Elbow

TMJD

Migrane & Face

Shoulder

Neck & Upper Back

Low Back & Sacroiliac

Hip

Knee

Foot & Ankle

Featured Articles

Prolotherapy for cartilege growth in severe knee osteoarthritis December 4, 2016 - Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis Gasto´n Andre´s Topol, MD, Leandro Ariel Podesta, MD, Kenneth Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Marcia Mallma Giraldo, MD, Lanny L. Johnson, MD, AAOS, Raul Grasso, MD, Alexis Jamı´n, MD, Tom Clark, DC, RVT, RMSK, David Rabago, MD Abstract Background: Dextrose injection is reported to improve knee…
The Dormant Butt Syndrome June 6, 2016 - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dormant-butt-syndrome-a-cause-of-common-aches-and-pains/ Multiple news sources last week have reported on a physical phenomenon labeled as a “dormant butt syndrome”. This is a condition where postural muscles become deconditioned from too much siting and cause problems in the lower back, knees and hips. Although it sounds like it is something that has been newly discovered, medical, sports…
Soft Tissue – Why Is It Important April 28, 2015 - The soft connective tissue, located just under the skin, is a white membrane that wraps and connects the muscles, bones and blood vessels of the body. Soft tissue is also called fascia. This of it like the white fuzz inside an orange peel, connecting the "skin" and the "meat" of the orange. Learn More
Spring Clean the Diet April 22, 2015 - Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal. As the sun begins to shine and the temperature rises, we begin to open windows or clean the yard in order to prepare for a new season. Tis’ also the perfect time to “spring clean” your diet, transitioning from common comfort foods of winter to nutrient dense…
Physical Therapy Outdoor Walking Season April 13, 2015 - Spring marks the opening of “outdoor walking season” in western New York. Like any other activity, walking has its own specific injury profile often involving the foot and ankle. Learn More
Prolotherapy Prolotherapy Stimulates Tissue Repair March 23, 2015 - Prolotherapy is injection of any substance that promotes growth of normal cells, tissues, or organs. Studies have shown that it stimulates tissue repair.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Understand it and Beat it! February 23, 2015 - The typical lumbar spinal stenosis patient has difficulty with walking, standing and occasionally reaching overhead. You are not doomed to a life of leg pain and weakness. We can guide you through a progression of non-surgical options.
What exactly is the practice of Yoga? February 23, 2015 - The practice of yoga is for keeping in shape, but it creates fitness in more then just the physical sense. Learn more about what the practice of yoga is.
Hypoglycemic Index helps determine what kind of foods are good for you! February 13, 2015 - The Glycemic Index is a way to categorize carbohydrate rich foods and classifies foods from 0 to 100, based on how quickly glucose is absorbed after foods are consumed. Learn more...
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: Study shows significant pain reduction and improvement in function December 14, 2014 - The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy for early knee osteoarthritis is associated with good clinical outcomes and a change in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structural appearances.

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As we head into the new season we can reflect on the toll that winter takes on our bodies and minds. Lack of exercise, that is so often present in the winter months, leads to central weight gain and loss of energy. The increase of central fatty tissue deposits tips the scales toward a variety of metabolic imbalances, including increased resistance to insulin, reduced testosterone production in men, and increased production of Estrone that leads to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women.

These imbalances are compounded by nutritional deficiencies of Vitamin D from lack of sun exposure, and of other minerals and vitamins due to reduced intake of fresh vegetables and fruit.  These nutrients are critical in providing support for hormone regulation and their shortage further worsens the metabolic imbalance.  This imbalance in turn causes lack of energy, sex drive, mood fluctuations, reduced ability to handle stress and reduced REM sleep. Lack of REM (deep) sleep contributes to further metabolic dis-regulation that worsens the symptoms discussed.

graph1 One of the markers of this state of increased stress is Heart Rate Variability or HRV. High HRV is a sign of physiologic resilience and is one of the measures tested before the child is born to see whether it can withstand the stress of going through the birth canal.  It continues to serve as a critical marker of well being in adulthood that gives us insight into how healthy and unhealthy lifestyle practices affect our health.

Graph 1 shows how HRV can be affected by different mental states with the biggest improvement seen in meditation with appreciation.

The HRV is reduced in stress states and has been connected to increased body inflammation, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, and depression.

There is evidence that increased HRV maintains a healthy and balanced autonomic nervous system, synchronizes emotional experiences, and stimulates production of proteins and hormones in the brain that in turn effect everything from mood, to memory, to stress reduction, to pain perception.

Evidence further shows that we can increase HRV and thereby create a balanced mind-body state through three main healthy practices: exercise, meditation, and anti-inflammatory diet; all of the elements contained in a Yoga practice.  Yoga is based on five key principles: Proper relaxation (savasana) • Proper exercise (asanas) • Proper breathing (pranayama) • Proper diet (vegetarian) • Meditation (dhyana). Each of these components alone has been shown to positively affect HRV. The effect is even more powerful when they are all practiced on regular basis.