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La Barbera Family Chiropractic, LLC

Re-Gen SoftWave Pain Therapy

Neuropathy Treatment

2719 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501      315-724-0368

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October 1, 2023

Welcome to our office's Chiropractic newsletter.  We'd like to educate you, inform you and even inspire you a little. We'd love to hear from you; feel free to write to us with any questions or comments.

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Table of Contents

Current Information

Recent Cases

Healthy Articles




Current Information


Hello Everyone!  For those of you who are new to the practice, I want to welcome you.  I always encourage your questions and suggestions to include in these periodic, patient only communications.  If you have a particular topic you would like me to discuss or a question you want answered, please let me know.


NOTE:  Go to our website to find out which Fridays we are open.

We will be closing early this Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 1 PM as I will be attending a Neurology and Neuropathy conference.


Our current normal hours are as follows:


Monday:        8:00 AM to 11:30 AM     2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Tuesday:        8:00 AM to 11:00 AM     1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM  to  1:30 PM      3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Thursday:      8:00 AM to 11:30 PM      2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Friday:           8:00 AM to 12:00 PM  - See website for days we are open.


PLEASE visit our web site for up to date changes to the schedule and special hours.  If in doubt, give us a call. 


IMPORTANT:  We are scheduling new patients many months in the future.  We have a daily list of current patients waiting to get in for an appointment.  If you have to cancel an appointment, we would appreciate a call as soon as possible but at least 4 hours before your appointment time so we can give the slot to someone else.  A 24 hour notice is appreciated.  A fee may be charged for anything less than a 4 hour notice as well as “no shows”.  Repeated offenders will be put on a call in as needed basis and not allowed to pre-schedule.


IMPORTANT:  If your insurance has changed, it is imperative that you bring in your new insurance card so we can update your information.  Fees that cannot be processed properly because we do not have the proper information will become your responsibility.


Reminder:  If you have had a new injury or change in your health status, we must be notified before a regularly scheduled adjustment visit in order to allow more time to assess your condition.   This is especially important for anyone with Medicare, as there is an overwhelming amount of paperwork we must have prepared ahead of time.  You may be asked to reschedule with a longer appointment time if I feel I will not have adequate time to properly treat you.  This includes any auto related injury or any serious fall or other trauma.


Appointment Reminders:  If you feel that you are not adequately receiving a reminder (text or phone call), please let the office staff know.  If you do NOT want a reminder, just tell one of the staff members.  We can remove you from the reminder system.  NOTE:  Our text reminder system is a one way system.  You can NOT respond to it.  PLEASE call the office and leave a message if you cannot keep an appointment or need to change it.


Be sure to go to the first page of my web site ( and scroll down the main page.  Click on the Reminder Preferences link to provide your preferred method of reminder and to view our HIPAA agreement.


Food Sensitivity Testing:  If you are interested in being tested for food and environmental sensitivities, we have test kits available for you.  You can do the test at home and mail it in yourself or I can send you to a lab.  I charge you nothing (zero / zilch) for the kit or for my time to review the information.  The cost to have the test done by the lab ranges from $100 to $385.00 depending on how extensive you want to be assessed.  This may unlock the key to chronic health issues.  Ask for more details the next time you are in for a visit.


Vitamin D Testing:  If you have not had your Vitamin D levels tested in a while, please ask me for a script to have it evaluated.  Normal levels must be between 50 and 70 ng/ml.  According to some studies, anything below 40 raises your cancer risk by 80%.  Yes, you need it all year long.  Sun exposure will help you make your own, but bathing / swimming within 48 hours of exposure will wash it off your body before it has time to absorb through your skin and into your system.  NOTE:  I cannot order lab tests for anyone with a Medicare program.  They will not pay for it. 


Cash Discount:  If you pay for our services and durable items (supplements, supports, etc.) by cash or check, you are receiving a 3% discount automatically.  Any payments by credit or debit cards are charged the full fee which reflects a 3% non-cash adjustment.  All posted fees in the office are at the cash discounted price. 


SoftWave Pain Therapy and Neuropathy Treatment is now available in the office.  This is a revolutionary old device that tricks the body into healing itself.  Old?  Yes.  The technology is from the 1970s (Germany) and has been used in Europe for over 20 years.  It is the standard of care for the first line of treatment for new and old injuries.  Especially before resorting to surgery.  It not only is used for joint and muscle problems, but is being used for things like gangrene, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction, head trauma, Alzheimer’s (research currently being done), plantar fasciitis and so much more.


It took a while to make it to the USA, but was finally cleared by the FDA about 5 years ago.  In the short time I have had it in the office, we have seen chronic conditions like knee pain, shoulder pain and immobility, neuropathy, Bell’s palsy, numbness in the arms / legs, neck and low back problems as well as herniated discs, carpal tunnel and pain just about anywhere respond incredibly. 


How does it work?  It uses a shockwave (no, you do not get a shock) traveling over 3300 mph that can penetrate up to 12 cm (about 4 inches) deep into the body.  This impulse fools the body into thinking it is being injured .. yet NO damage or injury is being produced.  The body shuts down inflammation which usually gives immediate pain relief.  Long term (over the next 3 to 4 months), your body will grow new blood vessels in the area, activate collagen production and most importantly, bring in STEM CELLS which rebuild damaged tissue.  Stem cells grow into new cells and become whatever is needed at that location (muscle, disc, cartilage, bone, ligament, etc.).


This procedure is quick, safe and very cost effective compared to Stem Cell treatments costing upwards of $60,000.  No blood is drawn, no anesthesia is necessary and there is no down time afterwards.  Visit my website and click on the SoftWave button on the top menu for more information and to watch some amazing videos.  If you are interested, please ask me or send me an email.


Cases of Healing, Health and Miracles


This is a short list of the many cases seen in the office.  Please visit my web site and click on the RESULTS button on the top menu for a list of hundreds of miraculous cases I have seen in my office over the years. 


Low Back and Knee Pain  – A 65 year old man started care in June, 2023 with chronic lower back pain and right knee pain and burning. He had seen another chiropractor since the late 1980s with limited relief.  After taking specific x-rays and giving him his first adjustment, he was able to walk better and the leg and knee pain reduced considerably.  Within a few weeks, he was feeling better than he has in decades and is able to do things around his home that he would not have even attempted prior to care including heavy lifting and welding. 


Chronic Neck and Low Back Pain – A 61 year old woman started care in July, 2023.  Her main complaint was a long standing history of Neck Pain that limited her movement.  She also had lower back pain.   She lives an hour away and heard about the work we are doing with SoftWave TRT and wanted to give it a try.  After completing her visit schedule (8 visits), her neck pain is completely gone and her range of motion (ROM) is vastly improved.  She still has some lower back pain and decided to include chiropractic care to further help her body heal itself. 


Neck / Low Back / Leg Pain – A 57 year old man started care in mid-September, 2023 with a main complaint of Lower Back and Leg Pain.  He does heavy labor daily at his job.  After a complete exam and specific x-rays, care was started and he had immediate relief of his symptoms.  After just two weeks of care, he is feeling great and I am his new almost best friend. 


Severe Hip and Abdominal Pain – An 84 year old woman had been under chiropractic care for about 2 years with limited relief.  She suffered with right sided hip pain that went into the lower part of her abdomen.  She had seen many other medical providers with no relief.  She decided try SoftWave Therapy and after her 8 visits, had drastic relief of all the pain and as of this writing, is relatively pain free.  SoftWave TRT unlocks the body’s self-healing power so that it can help itself.  It is an excellent alternative to medication, shots or surgery and in most cases, gives drastic relief.



Healthy Articles


Cold and Flu (and COVID!) Season Is Almost Here


It’s not the seed but the soil.  Have you ever heard this phrase?  There was a famous set of Russian Siamese Twins named Masha and Dasha.  (A quick Internet search will bring up their history).  The Russian government ordered doctors to tell any parents that gave birth to Siamese Twins that they died at birth and the twins were then used for medical experiments.  One interesting phenomenon that was discovered was that even though they shared the bottom part of their bodies and blood supply, one would get sick and the other would not.  One would get measles and the other would be symptom free.  Of course, their heads were near each other so they were breathing one on another, yet over and over, only one would get sick and the other would be OK.  This turned the medical community on its head and brought into question the germ theory of disease.  Of note is that they had separate spines and heads (brains) so their nervous system was regulating their bodies separately.  The nervous system controls and coordinates ALL functions in the body.  Keeping the nervous system optimally functioning will help your immune system work optimally.


So the moral of the story is that germs (the seeds) are constantly hovering around us and getting into us, but it is the state of your immune system (the soil) that determines if you will get “sick” or not.  So how can you keep your system tuned up? 


            - Stay adjusted even if you have no symptoms

            - Exercise regularly

            - Eat nutritious, whole foods.  Stay away from processed foods.

            - Get plenty of rest.

            - Maintain good posture at all times.  This has been shown to affect your health. 

            - Try to maintain a good attitude.  Being negative will affect your immune system.


Since we cannot always get good food, I do endorse taking supplements.  As a general rule, you should take a good Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D3 with K2MK7, Magnesium and a high quality Probiotic.  Note that all should be taken with food except Vitamin D3 and the Probiotic. 


Fine tune additional supplements depending on certain health concerns you may have. 


From October, 1 through May 31, I recommend:

-extra Vitamin D3 (you need to have your levels checked to know where you are)

-Vitamin C (1000 to 2000 mg per day)

-Zinc (20 to 50 mg per day – depending on your body weight)

-Quercetin to push the zinc into your cells to kill viruses.

-Black Oil

-NAC (necessary if you had COVID or had the vaccine)

-Bromelain (necessary if you had COVID or had the vaccine)

-Nattokinase to reduce the risk of blood clots (necessary if you had COVID or had the vaccine)


If you start to show symptom of a cold or flu, double the amounts of D3, C, Zinc and Quercetin for 5 days. 


I personally take 1 day a week off from taking supplements to allow any excess to be used or eliminated.  If you are sick, however, I do not recommend stopping.


For Prevention, Treatment and Recovery of Long Haul COVID, visit this web site:


 D-Dimer Test


This simple blood test will tell us if you are forming clots in your body.  Ask me.  I cannot order blood work for Medicare patients.  It must still be 1940. 



Thanks for reading. Feel free to pass this on to friends or relatives, especially those who are walking medicine cabinets.  Don't forget to come in for a spinal checkup yourself, especially if we haven't seen you in a while.  Let us know if there are any particular topics you'd like us to cover in these newsletters.  Would you like copies of this newsletter for your friends? E-mail me with their contact information and I will add them to my e-mail list.

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In Health From The Inside-Out,


Dr. La Barbera


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