Dr. James Cassillo is a Chiropractor practicing in Massapequa, New York. Dr. Cassillo specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Cassillo seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Education and Training
Life University College of Chiropractic 1986
Dr. James W. Cassillo DC's Expert Contributions
That all depends. Every patient is different. Herniated discs can be treated by MD’s with drugs or surgery. As chiropractors we like to try a natural approach first. There are gentle treatments for patients in a lot of pain. The stronger treatments called spinal adjustments are if you are only in moderate pain. There are also lumbar decompression machines to help with herniated discs. I prefer the DRX 9000 that I have in my office. Chiropractors offer the safest techniques to treat the cause of patient’s spinal problems, including herniated discs. Dr. Jim READ MORE
It’s not too late unless you are over 70. . Even then I had one patient who at 80 we helped stand up straighter but it took over four months of diligent work. Find yourself a good chiropractor and ask what exercises and stretches you can do In conjunction with your chiropractic care. I find my chiropractic adjustments and the patient doing exercises at home especially with a foam roller work very well. READ MORE
If it is in the lower neck where the upper back starts it is probably a dowager's hump. A good chiropractor can discern this. Many people wait until they have a pain or a symptom before seeing a chiropractor or any doctor. And in fact a chiropractor is the only doctor that you can see and without having any symptoms receive treatment for a misalignment before it causes problems in your body. READ MORE
My father is suffering from severe back pain. Can it be treated with manual adjustment of the spine?
Yes! Most of the time we Chiropractors can help our senior patients feel stronger, have less pain and increase their mobility! READ MORE
Spinal manipulation doesn’t work. Your body does all of the work ! We simply make specific chiropractic adjustments to the spinal segments that are misaligned and are interfering with your bodies ability to heal itself Nature needs no help to work! It just needs no interference! READ MORE
Some chiropractic techniques require X-rays. Many chiropractors utilize X-rays to aid in their locating, analyzing, and correcting spinal misalignments, a.k.a. subluxations. And many others like myself do not X-ray, but I do refer out for X-ray if somebody had trauma. READ MORE
An emphatic yes! There is so much more research on acute and chronic back pain management and the efficacy of chiropractic care than ever before! READ MORE
Everyone fights a losing battle against time and gravity. We will shrink in height as we age. This is because our discs are degenerating. Spondylitis and spondylosis are degenerative in nature. Yes find a good chiropractor. We help. Find one with a lumbar decompression machine even better. READ MORE
Neuropathy in the hand could not be related to a back adjustment. However, if your neck was adjusted it could be possible that as your body heals you experience changes of symptoms or even new symptoms and yes the hand could be affected. You should go back and talk to chiropractor. READ MORE
It is much better for your body to stand on your feet all day and then it is to sit on your butt all day. Don’t quit your job! You’ll be healthier in the long run. Find a good massage therapist and have them do deep tissue work on your anterior tibialis muscles. As a chiropractor I have done this for many people and it has worked very well. Good luck! READ MORE
I am having a lot of hip pain that doctors say is due to spinal degeneration. Can a chiropractor help?
Yes, medication will just cover up the pain. Chiropractics will get to the cause. That is as long as they are correct and it is not actually your hip. Have you had MRI’s of both your hip and your low back? If your hip MRI is negative and your lumbar MRI shows disc bulges or degeneration, then it is definitely a series of chiropractic adjustments that will help. READ MORE
I have very successfully treated patients for migraines for many years. There have been a few extremely difficult cases but for most migraine sufferers we were able to get to the cause of their condition. READ MORE
My mother has been having pain in her legs, mainly while sitting. Can a chiropractor help in any way?
Yes, it sounds like sitting is positioning her lower spine to compress the nerves going down to her legs. She needs to have her spine aligned by a good chiropractor. READ MORE
Rib cartilage breaks down as we age. Especially if we had injuries when we were young. Chiropractic can definitely help ! READ MORE
Yes, but it could also be due to a number of causes. I always recommend chiropractic when it cones to the spine. I prefer PT for extremity joints. READ MORE
I have helped so many patients with limps. Two walked in limping the other day and walked out normally. Your result depends on your particular condition. Get a good recommendation for a local chiropractor. READ MORE
To be honest it usually helps but not always. If you find a chiropractor that was highly recommended and you’re going for a month or two with no change you may need to look to other alternatives like nutrition or acupuncture. READ MORE
An emphatic yes! I help heal spurs all the time! READ MORE
Yes but it will take time adjustments and exercise! READ MORE
100% Stress cause tension in muscles and muscles hold vertebrae in or out of alignment! READ MORE
No, but the nerves exiting the neck control the activity of the thyroid. READ MORE
Sure, that could be the beginning of sciatica. You should seek chiropractic care immediately before it worsens ! READ MORE
We call spinal misalignments “subluxations” and as chiropractors we gently adjust the subluxated vettebra into proper alignment thus allowing normal function of all the body’s parts. READ MORE
That’s a tough one because she is young. We all need to take responsibility for our posture. Take a picture of her and show how she looks all slouched. This technique may work better in a few years. But even little girls want to look beautiful! Good luck! READ MORE
If you have pain after a motor vehicle accident your spine is more than likely out of alignment. You should seek Chiropractic care immediately because every day that you wait you are healing out of alignment ! READ MORE
Yes! When it comes to natural care for neuro-muscular conditions of the spine, chiropractic is your best option! READ MORE
Possibly, if left untreated. As chiropractors, we treat the CAUSE of your sciatica, not cover up the symptoms. Seek a good chiropractic referral in your area. READ MORE
Yes, it could be, but usually that pulling is an indication for other underlying musculoskeletal problems. Seek professional care by a chiropractor if it persists. READ MORE
No. If your spine is aligned properly you more than likely will will not have sciatica. Find a good chiropractor. Sciatica usually comes from the lumbar nerve roots being affected by spinal misalignment. If you stretch and do yoga, you may heal out of alignment, even though you feel better. Even in the case of the piriformis spasm causing sciatica, it is better to get your pelvis aligned properly by a chiropractor before stretching the piriformis. Dr. Jim READ MORE
Nothing is permanent, but I've had people not return for treatment for 5 yrs, 10 yrs, and more bc they still felt well. I have also had several patients on monthly maintenance for years. Every case is unique! READ MORE
Emphatic yes! Lumbar decompression with the DRX9000 is best!!! READ MORE
Yes. We have a table that allows the belly to drop down as the patient lays prone. Our pregnant patients love this! READ MORE
A resounding yes! Do your research! READ MORE
Keep exercising, but if it persists, rule out vascular problems first! It could be a simple chiro fix. Better safe than sorry! READ MORE
No sorry. READ MORE
Get to a chiropractor quick! Call me if you need help finding one. 516-797-8888 READ MORE
It is quite common to feel stress and increased tension when driving. Try some hot compresses and massage. In the meantime, consider what the cause of any possible stress may be: have you or anyone that you could be worried about been in a motor vehicle accident? Are you a new driver? Anything stressful in your life right now, etc.? Call me if you have any questions at 516-797-8888. READ MORE
First, any serious heart conditions should be ruled out! Afterwards, then, you should have your spine checked by a professional. You can call me if you have any other questions at 516-797-8888. READ MORE
It is quite often that a pillow change can help your neck "feel" better. However, the cervical spine should never be taken for granted, pain or no pain. Did you know that you could seek chiropractic care for spinal tune-ups without pain? And did you know that there are gentle non-force non-crack chiropractic techniques? I would seek out a good chiropractor and get the cause of your problem fixed rather than just getting your neck muscles to relax with a different pillow, leaving the underlying cause of your problem to worsen over time. READ MORE
Not enough info. Try lying on the floor to sleep using 3 thick heavy comforters. It may be an under supportive mattress. It should not hurt to sleep on your back unless you have some un-diagnosed spinal condition that needs attention. A chiropractor would be the doctor of choice. READ MORE
Get to a good chiropractor. I have helped many frozen shoulders. READ MORE
No, go to an MD or dermatologist. Most lipomas do not hurt! READ MORE
It could very well be a simple diagnosis and treatment for your child. Kids are prone to spinal misalignments (which chiropractors call "subluxations") from their many falls, bumps and bruises. They also respond very well to conservative chiropractic care. The longer treatment is delayed, the more time the body has to heal out of alignment. READ MORE
But of course! This is the millennium and 20 million Americans are going to a chiropractor every year! A very good number of them for lower back pain. READ MORE
The back gets stiff to protect itself. As you are able and only with mild pain you can gently begin to stretch. And every case is different, you should see a chiropractor! Dr. Jim READ MORE
My father is suffering from severe back pain. Can it be treated with manual adjustment of the spine?
Of course ! It's the best option for him. Where does he live, I know a lot of chiropractors in NY. Jesus loves you and so does Dr Jim ! READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Director, Melaleuca Inc. -
- New York Chiropractic Council
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Veterans / Project 9-Line / Christian Missions / Life Center Massapequa / Int'l Assoc of Christians and Jews
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I've been to many chiropractic offices over the years and now I have found a new home for wellness. The entire staff was extremely helpful with all of my financial and insurance concerns. The chiropractors were extremely knowledgeable. Best of all I never felt rushed !
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