As our medical community is handling the Covid-19 crisis and as a Trauma Trained Provider, our office is open to relieve emergency rooms, urgent care facilities, and private doctors' offices for spine pain patients. Call us at 770-448-4742 for more details.
We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving developments relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following the most recent CDC guidelines. Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our patients and staff and wants to let you know the precautions we are taking at this time.
We are planning to remain open. Therefore, at this time, we will be open regular office hours, Monday through Saturday, with late days on Monday and Wednesday, ready to serve your healthcare needs. Should there be a further directive mandating us to close, we will advise you.
We are excited to announce Dr. Capoferri's induction into the Spinal Biomechanics & Trauma Fellowship.
After two years of extensive studying and seven completed medical/surgical rotations, Dr. Capoferri was recognized as THE FIRST Chiropractor in the United States to join as a Fellow in Spinal Biomechanics and Trauma.
Capoferri is always striving to be the Best of the Best, and this accomplishment continues to set him apart. The achievement's presentation was conducted at the recent Primary Spine Care Symposium.
Dr. Capoferri is awesome! Here he is presenting to doctors attending the Primary Spine Care Symposium in New York, Sunday, January 22, 2017. We had a great time hanging out with our friends Dr. Robert Peyster, head of Neuroradiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine and his wife, Joy. He is the leading expert on MRI.
Many patients will seek chiropractor care for neck pain and headaches. In the great majority of cases, the pain involved is not related to a stroke. However, on occasion, it may be. When the pain is related to a stroke, some of these patients developed a full range of stroke symptoms. Over the years, reports in the popular press and the scientific literature have suggested or stated outright that in patients who experience a stroke following chiropractic care, the stroke was caused by the chiropractor!
We now know that this is very unlikely to be the case. What is far more likely is that the patient developed a thrombus or embolism in their vertebral arteries, producing neck pain and headache. This person sought health care for the pain. Whether they saw a chiropractor or their medical provider, they would progress on to a stroke at virtually the same rate. While the argument that the chiropractor caused the problem is convenient, the science indicates that it is in all likelihood a mistake to draw such a conclusion.
Results of a Population-Based Case-Control and Case-Crossover Study
Vertebrobasilar artery stroke is a very rare event in the population. The increased risks of vertebrobasilar artery stroke associated with chiropractic and PCP visits is likely due to patients with a headache and neck pain from vertebrobasilar artery dissection seeking care before their stroke. We found no evidence of excess risk of vertebrobasilar artery stroke associated chiropractic care compared to primary care.
Correct posture is a simple but very important way to keep the intricate structures in the back and spine healthy. Good posture and back support are critical to reducing the incidence and severity of back and neck pain.