Personalized and thorough adjustments…..

“Outstanding chiropractic treatment. No in and out here; no 10 minute everybody gets the same treatment approach here. Personalized and thorough adjustments are the stock in trade of Dr. Cooper”

-Maggie

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Best Chiropractor in New York City

“Based on my experience, I’m glad to attest that Dr. Howard-Cooper is the best chiropractor in New York City. I have recommended him wholeheartedly to many of my friends, and will certainly continue to do so. Looking forward to my next visit with him!”

-Marco P.

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Saved me from having hand / carpal tunnel surgery…

“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Howard-Cooper. In short, he saved me from having hand / carpal tunnel surgery. The MD was all ready to cut, and as a last resort I saw Dr H-C. After several visits, the pain disappeared, and I’ve remained pain free since (12+ months & running). I was initially skeptical about chiropractic, but no longer.”

-D.D

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“One of my favorite Chiropractic offices.”

“One of my favorite Chiropractic offices. Modern, clean.
Dr. Cooper was excellent in manner, technique and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone!
The health quality of my life was improved greatly. On a scale of 10 to 100 I’d give it a 95!! Don’t wait. Call now!”

-K.H.

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I’m a professional dancer…….

GO SEE DR. S. HOWARD-COOPER! I am a professional dancer, so staying fit and injury free is a huge priority. Dr. Howard-Cooper has not only kept me going, but he has helped me improve my health, not just in dance, but overall. His personal attention and care really make the difference. I am in the office less and less, and to me, that’s proof that the work we’ve done REALLY WORKS! (oh, and he’s a real nice guy too!). Go see him!!

-Tony M.

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Saved my Honeymoon!

I am neither acrobat nor professional dancer (though I do tear up the dance floor at weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs) but I have experienced semi-chronic back pain my entire life.  I have struggled to find a good chiropractor in NYC and finally, came upon Dr. Howard-Cooper’s review on Yelp.  It was less than two months before my wedding and honeymoon and I could barely walk due to crippling lower back pain.  I stumbled in to Dr. Howard-Cooper’s office hunched over and walked out standing upright.  By the time the honeymoon came around, I scoffed at the 16 hour flight.  I’ve been to many chiropractors over the years and I can attest to Dr. Howard-Cooper’s incredible skill.  He is also just a great all-around guy who won’t try to sell you a bunch of cr@p you don’t need and will treat you to some pretty awesome stories along the way.  Don’t bother visiting any other chiropractor.

-Cameron G.

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I consistently recommend him to all of my friends…….

I’ve been seeing Dr. Cooper for chiropractic work about every other week for at lest a couple of years now.  He was first recommended to me by a woman that said his treatments were “better than sex!”  She wasn’t kidding!  He’s charming, personable and experienced.  I consistently recommend him to all of my friends in need of chiropractic help.

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Knee Pain?

Pregnancy is a time of exciting and profound changes. Unfortunately for over two-thirds of all women this is also a time of varying degrees of low back pain. Often dismissed as “normal” by many physicians and mothers-to-be, these pains are often due to the body’s failure to properly adapt to the changes occurring. As many drugs and pain killers can be dangerous to the developing fetus, this problem is often best treated conservatively. Chiropractic, the world’s largest natural health care system, makes more sense.
As the pregnancy progresses and more of a women’s weight becomes centered in front, the curve of her low back will also increase in compensation. Unfortunately these postural changes put increased and unnatural stress on pain-sensitive spinal joins and ligaments. Also, hormonal secretions, particularly relaxin, soften stabilizing ligaments which will increase the likelihood of sprains and strains. Gentle mobilization of restricted spinal joints can greatly decrease stress on these joints. Many women fist notice these associated pains when sitting for prolonged periods, rising from a seated position, or turning in bed.
Relief from back pain of pregnancy through safe and effective non-drug treatments
Muscle groups throughout the body can also be the source of pain due to increasing stresses. Gentle manipulation of “trigger points” within the soft tissues can bring relief from common aches and pains.
Many women under chiropractic care incidentally report shorted and easier labors, as well as a quicker recovery. Today more women appreciate the fact that birth is a natural process, and they seek to fully participate.
Chiropractic care can contribute to making a pregnancy all it can be.

Knee pain? The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says arthritis of the knee is one of five leading causes of disability among the elderly. One of the main causes is being overweight. Each pound of excess weight equals 3 to 5 pounds of extra weight on the knees. Do the math; 10 extra pounds around the waist equals 30 to 50 pounds of stress on your knees. More than 10 pounds overweight? The average American is 23 pounds overweight. You get the idea. BTW, the average cost of knee replacement surgery? About $40.000. Just sayin’.
The spine is supported from below by the pelvis, feet and, yes, KNEES! Want your life back? Want to be active? Drop some weight (slowly), exercise, make sure that your joints are moving well (CHIROPRACTIC!) with minimum stress. How can we help you?

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Chiropractic: It’s not just about backs!

Had a very bad lower back problem (damage disc doing rock-climbing ). After getting few treatments with a different Chiropractor and it wasn’t getting better I have been told about Dr Cooper and it was the best advise I got for my problem. I was feeling better after 3 sessions(twice a week) and of course it took few month to get back to almost normal but my condition was very bad and I could barely bend down more then 20º. I am still going to Dr Cooper for minor problems and he is always spot on. Michael B.

Dr. Stephan Howard-CooperThe one-on-one care you receive with Dr. Howard-Cooper is personalized to help you meet your health goals, utilizing Western nutrition, exercise, chiropractic, cranio-sacral balancing and applied kinesiology.

Dr. Howard-Cooper boasts an impressive resume with a varied population. He was a Medical Team Member for the NY State Games for the Physically Challenged, the Victory Games of the US Paralympics and the JCC Maccabi Youth Games.

He has wide experience with martial artists, serving as Official Chiropractor of theMyo-Fu-An Taijutsu dojo, the NY Ziranmen Kungfu School and Academy Five Points Muay Thai Boxing.

Along with martial artists, Stephan also regularly treats performing artists, actors, yoga instructors, other health care professionals (MDs, LAc’s, nurses,) and people in many other walks of life.

Dr. Howard-Cooper has lectured in Orthopedics at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Touro College of Health Sciences, Oriental Medicine Programs.

Dr. Howard-Cooper has maintained a private practice in New York City since 1988.

Make an appointment today by calling (212) 674-4699.

Low Back Pain

“When I sprained my back, I wasn’t content to sit at home, take muscle relaxers and Tylenol, and hope that it would all get better. Dr. Howard-Cooper not only helped me to relieve the pain, regain strength and full range of motion in my back. He also taught me how to maintain a healthy back and take good care of myself for years to come.

“In these days of managed care, it is increasingly rare to find someone like Dr. Howard-Cooper, who so actively commits to the care and healing of his patients. Dr. Howard-Cooper has the wisdom to take the time to listen to his patients. He offers the luxury of an in-depth examination and consultation. And he has the skill to convert what he has learned into lasting good health for his patients.”

—EB, Publisher

I was taking as many as six (6) ibuprofen daily for back and neck pain before I began seeing Dr. Howard-Cooper four year ago. I’ve taken less than 20 TOTAL since that time. I highly recommend his technique.

—MS, Vice President of Sports Marketing, Danskin, Inc., Director ­ Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series

Martial Artists

“I would never have belived how good Dr. Howard-Cooper could make me feel. My martial arts have markedly improved. I now consider the best thing I do for myself is Chiropractic from Dr. Howard-Cooper.”

—MK, Martial arts instructor

Pregnancy

“I had been under Dr. Howard-Cooper’s care throught my pregnancy and didn’t have much of the back pain and fatigue that my friends complained about during their pregnancies. I also delivered in about six hours. Now I bring the baby with me for care when I go for my chiropractic adjustments.”

—CP, new mother

Highly Recommended Chiropractic Care

Dr. Howard-Cooper was recommended to me by a fellow musician. He brings professionalism and his humor together in a great way, making a chiropractic visit feel like visiting a buddy and not so much someone who is just moving your bones around. He loves what he does, and that is refreshing. He is in tune with his patients and takes the time to know about you and what you need now and in the future. Cracking jokes as well as your back, it is always a fun and therapeutic experience. Highly recommended.

—Mike Moreno, Musician

Funny, Caring, and a Great Chiropractor

I’ve been seeing Dr. Howard-Cooper for about two years. I’m very physically active and as a result I get out of whack from time to time. Dr. Howard-Cooper, very cheerfully, helps put me right. And I feel terrific after the adjustments and ready for the rigors of life. He is very funny, which means a lot, and actually cares and listens when you tell him what’s going on with your body. He always makes me feel like a welcome guest, or as the poster above says a buddy. Overall, I’d say if you want a chiropractor who’s a great guy and great at helping you, you’d be well advised to see Dr. Howard-Cooper.

Athletes

“I demand a lot from my body; Dr. Howard-Cooper’s ‘maintenance’ has allowd me to continue with my athletic pursuits.”

—CG, Gymnast and Trapeze artist

“Dr. Howard-Cooper’s approach to good health is identical to my approach to my work in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus — immersive, all-body, all-mind dedication to a lifestyle where are elements are in balance. A Cirkus artist is nowhere without good balance! Thank you Doctor Howard-Cooper!”

—SM, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Dr. Cooper’s clinic is fantastic!  It is conveniently located, and has lovely, relaxing decor.  The receptionist is super friendly and accommodating, which always makes a doctor’s visit more pleasant.  The adjustments themselves are super! The doctors really take a personal interest in your health problems and play detective to get the best results. Not only are they great adjusters, but they are also just super nice people!  Whether you have yet to give the amazing healing power of chiropractic a try, or if you are a lifelong patient like me, you should visit Dr. Cooper and Dr. Vela!
Dr. Cooper’s clinic is fantastic!  It is conveniently located, and has lovely, relaxing decor.  The receptionist is super friendly and accommodating, which always makes a doctor’s visit more pleasant.  The adjustments themselves are super! The doctors really take a personal interest in your health problems and play detective to get the best results. Not only are they great adjusters, but they are also just super nice people!  Whether you have yet to give the amazing healing power of chiropractic a try, or if you are a lifelong patient like me, you should visit Dr. Cooper and Dr. Vela!
Hello Everyone! If you’re looking to find body/joint alignment, energy alignment and joy alignment Dr. Cooper is the one I recommend! My Achilles’ heel tendons, my patella knees, elbows, wrists, top of feet ligaments you name it he can fix it! I never would have believed it until now.  I’ve tried energy healers both high cost and low.  All have worked to a degree but Dr. Cooper goes above and beyond the ordinary healing. Mostly due to his professional knowledge and also due to his astute intuitional skills.  He is deeply spiritual as well which works whether you have that tendency or not.  It helps to have faith in yourself and in God but even if you do not Dr. Cooper’s what I like to call “joy alignment” gift will work its way into your heart, all your joints and bones and even the marrow! He will verse you on some proper nutrition and vitamins too.  May everyone worthy of Dr. Cooper’s treatment find their way here! Karen H.

“Dr. Howard-Cooper’s approach to good health is identical to my approach to my work in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus — immersive, all-body, all-mind dedication to a lifestyle where are elements are in balance. A Cirkus artist is nowhere without good balance! Thank you Doctor Howard-Cooper!”

—SM, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Knee pain? The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says arthritis of the knee is one of five leading causes of disability among the elderly. One of the main causes is being overweight. Each pound of excess weight equals 3 to 5 pounds of extra weight on the knees. Do the math; 10 extra pounds around the waist equals 30 to 50 pounds of stress on your knees. More than 10 pounds overweight? The average American is 23 pounds overweight. You get the idea. BTW, the average cost of knee replacement surgery? About $40.000. Just sayin’.
The spine is supported from below by the pelvis, legs, feet and, yes, KNEES! Want your life back? Want to be active? Drop some weight (slowly), exercise, make sure that your joints are moving well (CHIROPRACTIC!) with minimum stress. How can we help you?
Managing the Shoulder: What the Research Says
A systematic review of the literature by J.W. Brantingham, DC, PhD, and colleagues (June JMPT) provides an evidence-based rationale for the appropriate use of manipulation, soft-tissue techniques, exercise and other therapy when treating shoulder complaints.

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Dr. Cooper is the one I recommend!

Pregnancy is a time of exciting and profound changes. Unfortunately for over two-thirds of all women this is also a time of varying degrees of low back pain. Often dismissed as “normal” by many physicians and mothers-to-be, these pains are often due to the body’s failure to properly adapt to the changes occurring. As many drugs and pain killers can be dangerous to the developing fetus, this problem is often best treated conservatively. Chiropractic, the world’s largest natural health care system, makes more sense.
As the pregnancy progresses and more of a women’s weight becomes centered in front, the curve of her low back will also increase in compensation. Unfortunately these postural changes put increased and unnatural stress on pain-sensitive spinal joins and ligaments. Also, hormonal secretions, particularly relaxin, soften stabilizing ligaments which will increase the likelihood of sprains and strains. Gentle mobilization of restricted spinal joints can greatly decrease stress on these joints. Many women fist notice these associated pains when sitting for prolonged periods, rising from a seated position, or turning in bed.
Relief from back pain of pregnancy through safe and effective non-drug treatments
Muscle groups throughout the body can also be the source of pain due to increasing stresses. Gentle manipulation of “trigger points” within the soft tissues can bring relief from common aches and pains.
Many women under chiropractic care incidentally report shorted and easier labors, as well as a quicker recovery. Today more women appreciate the fact that birth is a natural process, and they seek to fully participate.
Chiropractic care can contribute to making a pregnancy all it can be.
Pregnancy is a time of exciting and profound changes. Unfortunately for over two-thirds of all women this is also a time of varying degrees of low back pain. Often dismissed as “normal” by many physicians and mothers-to-be,these pains are often due to the body’s failure to properly adapt to the changes occurring. As many drugs and pain killers can be dangerous to the developing fetus, this problem is often best treated conservatively. Chiropractic, the world’s largest natural health care system, makes more sense.
As the pregnancy progresses and more of a women’s weight becomes centered in front, the curve of her low back will also increase in compensation. Unfortunately these postural changes put increased and unnatural stress on pain-sensitive spinal joins and ligaments. Also, hormonal secretions, particularly relaxin, soften stabilizing ligaments which will increase the likelihood of sprains and strains. Gentle mobilization of restricted spinal joints can greatly decrease stress on these joints. Many women fist notice these associated pains when sitting for prolonged periods, rising from a seated position, or turning in bed.
Relief from back pain of pregnancy through safe and effective non-drug treatments
Muscle groups throughout the body can also be the source of pain due to increasing stresses. Gentle manipulation of “trigger points” within the soft tissues can bring relief from common aches and pains.
Many women under chiropractic care incidentally report shorted and easier labors, as well as a quicker recovery. Today more women appreciate the fact that birth is a natural process, and they seek to fully participate.
Chiropractic care can contribute to making a pregnancy all it can be.

For over 15 years, Dr. Howard-Cooper has been a core part of my process of health and well-being.  At least once or twice a year, my back goes out in a painful way. Usually, with one session, sometimes two and rarely three, I’m fully recovered.  Sometimes something is off with my knee, my ankle or there is a pain in my thigh, and within moments of looking at me, and watching me walk for a moment or two, Dr. Howard-Cooper sees what’s off balance and he always knows exactly how to find the source of the physical stress, and how to release it.  I go through life with a confidence that this wizard has an open door, ready to help and set me, and countless others, back in ease, grace and comfort.  His ability to see the connections to diet, sleep, other stresses or bodily challenges (carrying children) have been uncanny.  I have recommend Dr. Howard Cooper to friends and family; my reference is unconditional.  RP, NYC

Pregnancy is a time of exciting and profound changes. Unfortunately for over two-thirds of all women this is also a time of varying degrees of low back pain. Often dismissed as “normal” by many physicians and mothers-to-be, these pains are often due to the body’s failure to properly adapt to the changes occurring. As many drugs and pain killers can be dangerous to the developing fetus, this problem is often best treated conservatively. Chiropractic, the world’s largest natural health care system, makes more sense.
As the pregnancy progresses and more of a women’s weight becomes centered in front, the curve of her low back will also increase in compensation. Unfortunately these postural changes put increased and unnatural stress on pain-sensitive spinal joins and ligaments. Also, hormonal secretions, particularly relaxin, soften stabilizing ligaments which will increase the likelihood of sprains and strains. Gentle mobilization of restricted spinal joints can greatly decrease stress on these joints. Many women fist notice these associated pains when sitting for prolonged periods, rising from a seated position, or turning in bed.
Relief from back pain of pregnancy through safe and effective non-drug treatments
Muscle groups throughout the body can also be the source of pain due to increasing stresses. Gentle manipulation of “trigger points” within the soft tissues can bring relief from common aches and pains.
Many women under chiropractic care incidentally report shorted and easier labors, as well as a quicker recovery. Today more women appreciate the fact that birth is a natural process, and they seek to fully participate.
Chiropractic care can contribute to making a pregnancy all it can be.

Hello Everyone! If you’re looking to find body/joint alignment, energy alignment and joy alignment Dr. Cooper is the one I recommend! My Achilles’ heel tendons, my patella knees,elbows, wrists, top of feet ligaments you name it he can fix it! I never would have believed it until now.  I’ve tried energy healers both high cost and low.  All have worked to a degree but Dr. Cooper goes above and beyond the ordinary healing. Mostly due to his professional knowledge and also due to his astute intuitional skills.  He is deeply spiritual as well which works whether you have that tendency or not.  It helps to have faith in yourself and in God but even if you do not Dr. Cooper’s what I like to call “joy alignment” gift will work its way into your heart, all your joints and bones and even the marrow! He will verse you on some proper nutrition and vitamins too.  May everyone worthy of Dr. Cooper’s treatment find their way here! Karen H.

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