Dr. Vincent Sportelli DC, LCN

112 DeWitt Street (corner of James St.)
Syracuse, NY 13203
315-422-4712

The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of chiropractic professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment. We have convenient hours during the week, monday thru friday, including saturdays for those who's work schedule requires weekend appointments. Our office visits fees are kept exceptionally low to enable all patients needing care.

Dr. Sportelli has more than 25 years of experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic and  wellness practioner and has provided treatment and corrections for thousands of cases and conditions. ! Experience does matter ! We educate and empower our patients to maintain their health and well being. He has lectured throughout  NYS and the Northeast, has been interviewed on upstate network TV and cable and radio stations concerning  health care questions and conditions from the use of childrens' back packs  to sports injuries recovery during the Big East Basketball Tournament. He has had his own talk radio show including - Health Beat - on AM and FM stations.

Dr. Sportelli is a runner, body builder, fitness instructor and has studied the martial arts. He never asks of his patients to do anything he has not done himself concerning exercises, supplementation, food selection and postural changes.

Your cervical spine connects your brain stem to your spinal cord. It is an area rich in blood vessels and other soft tissue, such as ligament and tendons. Neck pain is slightly less common than back pain, but no less important or treatable.

Common causes of neck pain include, but are not limited to:

  • Cervical herniated disc.
  • Cervical stenosis, which is caused by a herniated disc or degenerative joint, can cause pain to radiate down the arm, and lead to shooting pain and coordination problems in the arms and legs.
  • Muscle strain degeneration of the facet joint cartilage.
  • Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints, such as hips and knees.

A sprain of the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the neck area usually causes acute neck pain. Vehicular accidents, repeated carrying of heavy items (such as luggage), or awkward sleeping positions are often the culprits. Most minor ligament or tendon injuries in the neck will subside with proper care, including rest, ice or heat application, and rehabilitation such as chiropractic care and physical therapy.

One common symptom of chronic neck pain is an ache that radiates down the arm, sometimes into the hands and fingers, accompanied by numbness or tingling. Foraminal stenosis, a condition caused by degenerative changes in the neck joints, involves a herniated disc or a pinched nerve. This in turn causes chronic neck pain.





Chiropractors diagnose and treat a broad range of physical conditions in patients with muscular, nervous, and skeletal problems, especially the spine.

Chiropractors make use of conventional diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, and lab work, as well as specific procedures that involve manipulation by hand of various parts of the body. Chiropractors are best known for their ability to correct misalignments of the spine, which are called subluxations. But spinal manipulation is only a small part of what chiropractors do as part of an overall plan to manage and relieve pain and many kinds of ailments. Other kinds of treatments chiropractors are capable of providing include:

  • Physiotherapy, UltraSound, Interferential Stim
  • Deep Tissue Cold Laser Therapy
  • Decompression, Intersegmental Traction
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Sports Injuries/ Correction, Rehab and Prevention
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Ice/heat therapy,
  • Lifestyle and nutrition counseling
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Stress management
  • Laser Accupuncture

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