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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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Migraine Headaches

Migraine is a well-known disorder in our society. Migraine can be debilitating, and it is responsible for billions of dollars annually in lost wages and time off work.

Typical migraine headaches are frequently unilateral (but can occur bilaterally) and are pulsating in nature. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Symptoms typically worsen with physical activity. Approximately one-third of people who suffer from migraine headaches perceive aura (an unusual visual, olfactory, or other sensory experiences that are a sign that migraine will soon occur).

Episodic migraine is defined as headaches occurring on 14 or fewer days per month. Conversely, chronic migraine is defined as those with persistent migraine headache (and related symptoms) occurring > 15 days per month with headache lasting 4 hours a day or longer. The burden of disease associated with chronic migraine has a huge impact on society. Chronic migraineurs have 2.8-fold higher acute prescription medication costs than episodic migraineurs, and they are significantly more likely than episodic migraineurs to visit the emergency room, their primary care physician, a neurologist, or a headache specialist. Furthermore, direct and indirect healthcare costs are 341% higher per patient for chronic migraineurs than for episodic migraineurs.

Initial treatment is with analgesics (e.g. Ibuprofen, Aspirin or Tylenol) for the headache, an antiemetic (e.g. Phenergan or Zofran) for the nausea, and avoidance of triggering conditions. Triggers will vary from person-to-person and can include, but are not limited to, physical exertion, stress, neck pain, sleep disturbance, lights, alcohol, smoke, hormonal changes, and certain foods and smells. There are medications to help abort or lessen the effects of migraine once they occur (e.g. triptans and ergotamines) and several classes of medicines are typically prescribed for prophylaxis treatment in patients with frequent recurrence of migraine (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, anticonvulsants and tricyclic antidepressants).

An emerging and effective treatment for chronic migraine is BOTOX. The results of two large randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies show significant benefit in patients with chronic migraine.1, 2 The combined results of the studies showed that treatment with BOTOX resulted in significant reductions in the number of headache days, cumulative hours of headache on headache days, and decreased frequency of moderate-to-severe headache days. Very little treatment related adverse affects were reported.

1 Aurora SK, Dodick DW, Turkel CC, et al. OnabotulinumtoxinA for treatment of chronic migraine: Results from the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase of the PREEMPT 1 trial. Cephalgia 2010 Jul;30(7):793-803.

2 Diener HC, Dodick DW, Aurora SK, et al. OnabotulinumtoxinA for treatment of chronic migraine: results from the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase of the PREEMPT 2 trial. Cephalalgia. 2010 Jul;30(7):804-14.