Farmingdale Modern Pain Relief
Dr. Adam T. Locke, D.C.

640 Fulton Street (Route 109) Suite 1
Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735
(516) 913-4305
 

Do you take Insurance?

Yes we do.  We accept Workman's Comp as well as Auto Accident insurance which pays for the entirety of your care.  We also accept the vast majority of Major Medical insurance, including Medicare, with the exception of Medicaid or HMO's that do not cover chiropractic care which we cannot do anything about.  However, in the event that you do not have adequate insurance coverage we have very affordable "self-pay" options that will allow you to get the care you need. Feel free to call our office with any insurance concerns and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

What is a visit to your office like?

Very similar to any doctor office visit.  First we'll do a detailed examination of your problem to determine if we can help you.  Then we'll discuss with you what your treatment options are, including possible referrals to Orthopedists or Neurologists that we work together with.  If we determine that our office is the place you'll receive the best results, then discuss the length and cost of care, including insurance coverage.  If you agree to get started, we'll treat you right away to start getting you better immediately.

Are you going to 'crack' my spine during my visit?

Probably not.  You may be used to more traditional 'chiropractic' treatment as a rough twisting and cracking of your spine.  While Dr. Locke does perform those techniques from time to time or for those who prefer that kind of treatment, most of Dr. Locke's treatment is a form of deep tissue massage called "myofascial release", which is releasing the scar tissue and knots in your muscles that frees up joint restriction and relieves joint and muscle pain.  Patients actually enjoy getting treated, it's very comfortable and you'll feel results almost immediately. 

What is a Surface EMG?

THIS IS NOT THE EMG WITH NEEDLES!  There, got that out of the way :)
It's a scan when sensors are placed on each side of your spine, and the machine actually measures the level of tension on the small muscles that are deep inside your back that move your spine.  If one side is significantly more active, it usually means that muscles is "hypertonic", or overactive, due to it trying to brace an injured joint.  It's like a 'muscle xray' if you will.  It, along with an exam, allows us to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain so we can get you better as fast as possible.  A scan looks like this, with a normal scan on the left and an anonymous patient with neck pain and left sided low back pain on the right:

How do you treat neck and back pain?

Dr. Locke uses Active Release Technique and Graston Technique, both are deep tissue massage techniques.  You see, muscles are what moves our arms, legs, and back.  When muscles get tight or strained they get knots, which is actually scar tissue.  This restricts the normal movement of joints, which causes them to wear out and become inflamed, which is the cause of pain.  By identifying what isn't moving or working correctly in your body and correcting it, we can relieve your pain quickly and effectively.  Then Dr. Locke will give you exercise and stretching advice to help you treat yourself at home to help speed your recovery and keep you healthy without constant treatment.

 

 

 

 

I have been to Chiropractors before and must admit that I felt pessimistic regarding the care I was receiving. However, after my accident and failed treatments from other doctors, Dr. Locke was recommended to me. All of the things I couldn't stand about other Doctors were no more. No more sitting in the waiting room for an hour, a hot-pack, a quick crack that took all of 3 minutes and then you're sent on your way without even asking how you are feeling. With Dr. Locke I have his time, his attention, his amazing amount of knowledge and most important his care. From the very first visit I knew I was on my way to feeling better. Not only are my injuries healing but my whole body feels better. I couldn't imagine that I'd get better without Dr. Locke's care. I would and have recommended Dr. Locke to my family, friends, co-workers and anyone who needs care because that is what you receive...CARE! I wish all Doctors treated their patients as well as Dr. Locke does! - Michael Da’Melio

 

Dr. Locke is an outstanding healer of pain as well as an advocate of keeping you that way through exercises. He goes so much further than just a doctor, he’s a great friend and caregiver. My experience have all been pleasant ones due to his manor, intelligence, and support. Our times together seem more like my time with people I have known for years.    His good nature and patience makes me feel at ease and his sense of humor just adds to the fact that I’m feeling better than I have in years. I wish I could truly express all that he has done for me, but I’d need a larger page! - Joseph LaGreca

 

I would recommend Doctor Locke to any one of my family and friends. He is an extremely caring and perceptive doctor. Before I get a chance to point out what is ailing me, Doctor Locke finds the problem and promptly responds with "is this sore?"

The thing that perhaps impresses me most about Doctor Locke is his wide range of knowledge, which exceeds his necessary knowledge of chiropractic. His is knowledgeable on various topics in the medical field, especially current issues. He is the type of person that if you ask him a question that he is unable to answer, I get the feeling that he goes home and researches it until he understands the subject in great detail.

I feel safe and confident being treated by Doctor Locke. He has shown me that chiropractic is much, much more than being "cracked," or rather adjusted, and shooed out the door in less than five minutes. Dr. Locke cares about his patients as individuals and really wants to see them be healed. - Kimberly Anglin

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Dr. Locke is a certified
Active Release Technique
and Graston Technique
Provider