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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Dr. George Gertner Specializes in NUCCA Care

Oct 01, 2019 01:01AM ● By Marilee Burrell

Dr. George Gertner

Treating back pain and other spine-related condition is extremely challenging, and most traditional treatments provide limited, temporary results because they don’t address the cause of the problem, says Dr. George Gertner.

“At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of NY, we’re different from other chiropractic offices in two ways,” Gertner says. “First, we have the most advanced diagnostic equipment that enables us to locate the exact location and extent of the problem. And second, we are one of only 200 offices worldwide that perform an advanced spinal correction procedure developed by NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). The NUCCA procedure enables us to provide permanent relief from some of the most severe and chronic issues.”

As a student at Life University in Atlanta, Gertner was introduced to NUCCA when a spine injury left him with pain that chiropractic, massage therapy, physical therapy and traditional medicine couldn’t help. Told that surgery was his only option, he instead got a referral to NUCCA specialist Dr. Russell Friedman. He found immediate relief.

In 2002, Gertner opened UCCNY. Since then he’s seen more than 10,000 patients from all over the world. About half suffer with chronic back pain, neck pain and headaches; the other half have more severe neurological conditions, like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and fibromyalgia.

The NUCCA procedure “doesn’t treat any condition,” Gertner notes. “We gently realign the spine back to its proper, stable, upright condition. This takes pressure off the nervous system and allows the body to heal itself.  Patients with some of the most severe conditions have seen a great reduction in many of the symptoms associate with their health issues.”

Gertner says his goal is to make NUCCA care the primary method for treating spine-related conditions, rather than an alternative or last resort. To spread the work, he has written a book, The Gift of Ho: The Path to Healing Through Upper Cervical Care, and he hosts free, quarterly dinner lectures to discuss the benefits of NUCCA care.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic of NY, 311 North St., Suite 410, White Plains, NY. For appointments or to attend a lecture, call 914.686.6200. For more info, visit UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC OF NY - White Plains, NY.