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Dr Jose L. Cortes, DC
Gonstead Chiropractor NYC

Dr Jose CortesDr. Jose L. Cortes is a chiropractor and Gonstead Diplomate serving New York and the surrounding area. Dr. Cortes is committed to providing solutions utilizing the Gonstead System to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even other health problems.

You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or another spinal condition. Even if you’re looking to improve your overall health, Dr. Cortes can help you attain your everyday wellness goals!

Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our New York chiropractor and our chiropractic care plans.

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    Our Patients Have Received Great Results With…

    • Back and Neck Pain
    • Headache / Migraines
    • Scoliosis
    • Postural Deformities
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Fatigue
    • Trouble Sleeping
    • Low Metabolism
    • Allergies
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Acid Reflux / GERD
    • Asthma
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Disc Herniation

    Gonstead Technique

    The Gonstead System is the result of extensive clinical research by Clarence S. Gonstead, founder of the world famous Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and his associates. Doctor Gonstead’s fifty-five years of continuous practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in the most complete method of biomechanical analysis available for use by today’s doctors of chiropractic.

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    • Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Headaches
    • Migraines
    • Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
    • Acid Reflux
    • Allergies and Asthma
    • Poor Posture
    • Scoliosis
    • Joint Pain
    • Sciatica

    What Happens When There is a Misalignment?

    These misalignments can cause pressure on the discs which lie between the vertebrae and can be the result of several minor impacts or a single accident. Occasionally, vertebrae tilted or rotated out of their correct position can be too much for nature to correct and will need to be treated.

    In most cases, these are easily recognized by the chiropractor, especially those in the upper area of the vertebral column.

    The ability to recognize and correct these issues forms a major part of the Gonstead Technique. For instance, when the lower region of the spinal column is misaligned, the body attempts to keep itself upright and straight by compensating and causing a vertebra above to shift out of the correct position.

    If only the top misaligned vertebra is adjusted, it may not provide proper relief. For complete and long-term results, all of the misaligned vertebrae addressed.

    5-Star Google Reviews!

    Dr. Cortes is an extremely skilled Chiropractor and one of the kindest people you'll meet. My mom has been suffering shoulder and headache pain for many years. She went to a chiropractor in the past that left her in more pain than when she started. It took a lot of convincing to get to go a new chiropractor but I assured her a Gonstead skilled one would be a very different experience. She absolutely loves Dr. Cortes. Her shoulder pain and headaches are nearly non-existent now and this is only after 2 visits. Dr. Cortes is really patient and great at explaining how the body works. His adjustments simply can not be beat. My mother now looks forward to continuing her progress. Two thumbs way up!read more
    Christine Tseng
    18:10 29 Aug 18
    Developed chronic lower back and neck pain/discomfort over the years and consistently had headaches/migraines. Dr. Cortes provided rapid and lasting relief of these symptoms within the first few visits. We found some underlying issues revolving around degeneration of the disks and posture. Dr. Cortes has been helping make significant progress with regards to my overall spinal health. Great beside manner and thorough knowledge of his craft. I would recommend no other chiropractor.read more
    James Oh
    16:31 04 Sep 18
    Due to an injury I sustained in high school, I frequently suffered from neck and shoulder pain which had translated into poor posture and weakness in my left arm. I’ve visited many chiropractors in the past who’ve temporarily fixed the issue through physical and electro therapy but could not provide a permanent solution as the pain and weakness would resurface months after my visits concluded. As the discomfort began to effect my work (unable to sit at a desk for more than a few hours without severe neck and shoulder pain), I searched for a chiropractor close to my grand central office. After my free consultation with Dr. Cortes I instantly wished I had found him 8 years ago. The consultation alone was a full hour of extensive questioning about family history, past and current injuries, as well as a full body examination in which he uses to break down your posture and create a custom rehabilitation plan. He is brutally honest in terms of the results he expects given his expertise - something i can’t really say about past Chiropractors. During our first visit he told me my injuries were extreme and it was unlikely that I’d ever fully recover. This was something I had expected but was optimistic given his attention to detail. He truly makes you feel like you are his only patient. Three months later (2 visits per week), I am astonished at the results. The difference in my sleep routine, energy, mood, posture and strength is night and day. Before Dr. Cortes, the pain and discomfort was something I just tolerated and pushed through. Now I am in utter shock that I can write an email without fidgeting at my desk, trying to find a comfortable seating position. If you are experiencing similar discomfort or any discomfort at all, I highly recommend you take advantage of his free consultation. The results will take some time but if you are dedicated to the process, he will dedicate himself to finding the solution.read more
    Stephen Jensen
    18:44 12 May 18
    My experience with Dr Cortes has been wonderful. Doc is knowledgeable, friendly and caring. Doc educated me about the root cause of my problem instead of fixing the symptoms. I would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking for long term results.read more
    Raheel Ashraf
    01:19 05 Jun 18
    I've been dealing with back issues for the past 6 years and seen countless chiropractors, neurosurgeons, orthopedics, etc. Dr. Cortes is the first one to properly address my issues and actually make progress with my pain. He's been a lifesaver and one of the only doctors I actively recommend.read more
    John Bolling
    16:21 27 Jul 18
    The man is a miracle worker! Also one of the nicest people you'll meet. He is truly motivated by helping people. I've been having chronic shoulder and upper back pain for years. Visits to other Chiropractors only provided temporary relief. I've been seeing Dr. Cortes for the past few months and have gone from not being able to lift both arms to shoulder level to now being able to bring them over my head and even behind my back nearly pain free. The man has given me my life back and let me be able to once again get back into my passion of fitness and weight lifting. The process is not immediate but if you stay the course you will be back to doing the things you love. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone that is looking for a chiropractor.read more
    Rich Arber
    15:25 04 Jan 18
    I am a chiropractor. And I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Cortes. His skill is unparalleled yet he continues improve every year. I trust him with my spine and with any of my patient referrals. 10 stars!read more
    Norm Dabalos
    19:40 15 May 19
    I feel really lucky to have found Dr. Cortes. I have not only experienced relief of persistent acute pain due to an old injury but significant improvement in my posture. He always takes his time and shows he cares.read more
    Nora MacLeod
    18:18 10 Jun 19
    Dr Cortes is finally getting me straightened out after years of extreme imbalances and instability and pain. Plus war stories about bodybuilding and nightclub bouncing and defending against zombie attacks.read more
    Sam Frank
    16:19 14 Jun 19
    Dr. Cortes is awesome. I was a patient of Dr. Cortes some years back. My desk job is horrible for my spine and I recently decided it was time to commit to feeling better again with his help. As a former collegiate athlete and former professional bodybuilder Dr. Cortes is fully equipped to address all aspects of spinal health from nutrition, to exercise, and chiropractic care. It only takes one visit to realize he’s a thought leader in his field. His knowledge and techniques got me back to being pain free.read more
    Arthur Byrne
    04:16 25 Jul 19
    I reached out to Dr. Cortes in order to deal with a number of longstanding misalignments and how those may affect my chronic illness in as much as the nervous system is concerned. As chiropractic began, I readily felt the relief of each adjustment. After about 6-8 weeks of treatment, I have a freedom of movement in my neck, pelvis and upper/mid back that I hadn't had in a long time. I'm very happy to have reached out to Dr. Cortes. His ability to understand the issues at hand and how to deal with them is outstanding.read more
    Jérémy Isidore Hbdr
    21:03 20 Aug 19
    I am a chiropractor. And I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Cortes. His skill is unparalleled yet he continues improve every year. I trust him with my spine and with any of my patient referrals. 10 stars!read more
    Norm Dabalos
    19:40 15 May 19
    Excellent doctor! Very knowledgeable and attuned to your ailments. Highly recommend seeing him.
    mark buschmann
    18:59 14 Jan 20
    Dr. Cortes is the man! He's super invested in figuring out what your issues are so that he can come up with a customized plan to fix them--for good. His treatments are so much more than just "cracking your back"--they also involve muscle activation and manipulation. In other words, he's not just trying to alleviate your pain, his goal is to make you "well".read more
    Joe Kern
    21:34 21 Jan 20
    Dr. Cortes is an amazing chiropractor and I recommend him to anyone. I've been treating with Dr. Cortes for five months now, and he's made what was a scary process for me a navigable one. Dr. Cortes starts off with a comprehensive consultation where he asks the patient many questions to get to the root of the issue. Once Dr. Cortes has an understanding of the patient's problem/need, he recommends a treatment plan that would benefit the patient. Dr. Cortes is a devoted professional who provides excellent service. He is receptive to the patient's needs and concerns and does his best to give his patients the appointment dates and times that work best for their schedule. Dr. Cortes uses the Gonstead method and he is meticulous in his technique. Dr. Cortes explains his technique throughout the treatment process and does not shy away from any questions. One thing that I love about Dr. Cortes is that he uses "laymen" terms to break down the concepts. I truly appreciate this because sometimes it is easy for doctors to fall into the web of medical jargon leaving the patient confused and/or worried. However, Dr. Cortes goes above and beyond to explain, and he encourages questions. It goes without saying that Dr. Cortes is dedicated to his profession and loves what he does-- just one session with him will show you that much. He goes out of his way to put his patients at ease and make them feel comfortable during the sessions. In the last five months, I've seen a change in both the way I feel physically and emotionally. I owe a lot of it to Dr. Cortes, and I am very thankful that I decided to treat with him.read more
    Corina Lozada
    06:00 29 Jan 20
    Due to dr.Cortes adustments and recommended exercises I no longer have the debilitating back muscle spasms. I am truly grateful !read more
    Alkmini Anastasiadou
    22:06 12 May 20
    Very friendly and knowledgeable; the best chiropractor I’ve been to.
    K U
    20:21 17 Apr 20
    He's good. I know him and got services from him while he was working with a previous chiropractor I saw whom he worked with. He is knowledgeable and explain stuff clearly.read more
    Nicholas Peters
    15:25 28 Jul 20
    Super smart and nice chiropractor. He took his time, got the right diagnosis and really helped my neck and mid-back tremendously!read more
    Dr. William Gibbs
    20:39 29 Jul 20
    I have been Dr Cortes's patient in past 3 years. From recalling my first appointment with doctor, I was searching for a chiropractor that truly does adjustment based on your need of mechanical structure (X-Ray is the first diagnostic procedure that he will reference every time), versus your insurance dollars. As we now fast forward to 3 years later, I am looking back to have made a wise decision in finding, and sticking with Dr Cortes as my health alliance partner to get the optimal result of mental and physical health. Especially during this pandemic, I cannot stress enough on how much Dr Cortes makes himself available to make sure my immune is up to par on where I need most.read more
    Gigi Wong
    23:37 31 Jul 20
    Dr Cortes is highly skilled and passionate about his work. Qualities you'd want from someone adjusting your spine. You are in good hands. He cares and is very thorough with his adjustments, posture work and lifestyle changes to help you regain your health. Awesome chiropractor and more importantly an awesome person.read more
    Barry Lui
    02:44 06 Sep 20
    I was in a car wreck about 10 years ago and left with what I was told would be permanent pain in my lower spine, which increasingly over the years has left me unable to walk or stand for long periods of time. In only a few months, I can truthfully say that Dr. Cortes has completely eliminated my pain and a network of other symptoms related to poor spinal alignment. It’s actually astonishing what Dr. Cortes is able to do and the lengths he will go to take care of his patients. His approach is holistic, thorough, and precise, and he is refreshingly honest and to-the-point. I found his pricing to be incredibly fair for my situation. This isn’t the kind of chiropractor you go to for a generic, quick adjustment. Expect x-rays, specific adjustments tailored to your needs that day, a wide range of other therapeutic/corrective tools, and some take-home exercises.read more
    Ryan Craver
    21:07 19 Nov 20
    Mr Cortes is a more than just a Chiropractor he really cares about getting every client that comes into his practice back to optimum shape. Very impressive.read more
    Imber Fernandez
    04:22 21 Nov 20
    Dr. Cortes truly cares about every single one of his patients in an unparalleled way - and his investment to their success and understanding in the journey of recovery is like no other doctor. He is incredibly unique in his practice and I have had nothing but the best experiences every time I visit.read more
    Nat Zer0
    04:14 25 Nov 20
    I've been receiving chiropractic care from Dr. Cortes since September 2020. In addition to posture issues and burning, tingling, numbness and weakness in my left arm and left hand as well as neck pain, Dr. Cortes has also directly dealt with a neurological condition I have called Syringomyelia, a fluid filled cyst in my spinal cord. My latest x-rays have shown a decrease in fluid in the lower thoracic spine and parts of the cervical spine. I am very, very happy that he has and continues to directly deal with the issue in my body. I've seen several chiropractors but coupled with good listening skills, Dr. Cortes knows exactly what to do to help the body. Cannot wait to get back to my next appointment!read more
    Nichonar Peters
    01:21 06 Apr 21
    Dr.Cortes is a great chiropractor and is very good at explaining his treatment method and takes time to answer every question I ask. His adjustments have made a huge difference and I highly recommend him.read more
    Robert Garcia
    16:43 12 Apr 21

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      Jose L. Cortes
      316 E59th St
      New York, NY 10017

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