Other Health Concerns

Your Health Concerns

One of the main objectives at The Back and Neck Relief Center of Manhattan is to restore the spine and nervous system to a balanced and unstressed state, free of interference.

Dr. Josh provides safe and effective Torque Release-specific chiropractic care. Using Torque Release Technique (TRT), Dr. Josh corrects subluxations, restoring a natural path to health.

Below is a list of the most common symptoms subluxation causes. If you have one or more of the following signs of subluxation, please call to schedule an appointment.


  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bed-Wetting
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Child Development Problems
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Herniated or Protruded Disc
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Indigestion
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Learning Disability
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menstrual Symptoms
  • Migraine Headaches

Beating Addiction Case Study

In a randomized clinical trial with 98 addicts designed by Robert Duncan, Ph.D., biostatistician at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Holder found that daily chiropractic adjustments five times a week over a 30-day period increased the retention rate to 100%. “This is unheard of; it’s never happened before in addiction treatment,” Dr. Holder says.

[]…parents saw the results but couldn’t understand how chiropractic could have achieved them. Dr. Holder explains, “Simply put, addiction is compulsive use of a chemical or activity in spite of negative consequences.” You keep using a substance even though you know it’s bad for you. There are five types of addiction, including work, food, sex, drugs, chemicals, and gambling, and each one has many factors. “But these five categories are all variations of one disease–addiction.”

According to research reviewed by Dr. Holder, two key factors play a role in causing addictions. First, according to Kenneth Blum, Ph. D., of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, there is genetic cause. Dr. Blum discovered the same genetic flaw (called “the A-1 allele of the D-2 dopamine receptor”) in 69% of severe alcoholics compared to only 20% of nonalcoholic people.

What’s the connection between a misaligned spine and addictions? It has to do with the interruption of a precise sequence of chemical changes in your brain called the “brain reward cascade.” If this cascade is not interrupted, you feel a sense of well-being and pleasure. If the sequence is interrupted, resulting in what is known as “reward deficiency syndrome,” you may seek mood-altering substances or activities. The brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters must be released in the right sequence, like falling dominoes, for you to feel good.

How does a misalignment in your back interfere with the flow of chemicals in the brain? Holder’s theory is that emotions and feelings are felt not just in your head, but in your spine as well.

If your spine is misaligned anywhere along its length, that condition can interfere with the proper operation of the limbic system and the flow of reward chemicals in your brain. Chiropractic gets the dopamine flowing again, balancing the brain reward cascade.
Most conventional doctors cannot successfully treat addictions because they are inadequately trained and tend to prescribe mood-altering drugs which only replace one substance with another and leave addicts at risk to relapse.