The following article was sent as a press release to GOOD Morning Wilton.
Community chiropractor and trigger point specialist Dr. Elihu Rosen recently marked the 30th anniversary of his practice in Wilton. In a formal announcement to his patients, Rosen expressed his gratitude.
“Thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve and provide your care. I’ve learned an infinite amount of knowledge from you as well,” he wrote. “I am so grateful for being a part of this blessed and fortunate community.”
Rosen graduated in 1982, with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the National College of Chiropractic located outside of Chicago, IL. His first practice – still in business today – served patients in an Illinois farm community. His very first patient was a local celebrity: the Pork Queen of Kane County. Even after all these years, she and her family remain in contact with Rosen.
In 1985, Rosen relocated to Wilton and became the town’s first full-time chiropractor, opening an office on Godfrey Pl. near the post office. In 1999, Rosen shifted his Wilton practice to 465 Danbury Rd, across from Zion’s Hill Church, where he remains in business today.
Rosen’s interest in providing health services in a community setting was sparked early in life. His father, a practicing optometrist for more than 40 years, had a successful community-based practice in Brooklyn. Helping around his father’s office as a child, Rosen grew to appreciate the personal satisfaction that comes from providing solutions to patients directly and seeing their lives improve.
“I liked the idea of making a measurable difference in people’s lives,” Rosen says. “I also liked the human interaction I witnessed in my father’s community practice and knew I would prefer that environment to a lab or corporate setting.”
During his 30 years of practice in Wilton, Rosen has seen the town grow and change in many ways, and through it all, his presence has been felt beyond the walls of his office. From his involvement at the YMCA and the Chamber of Commerce to his support for local artists and his public lectures and demonstrations, Rosen has enjoyed connecting with his community, just as he first envisioned as a boy working in his father’s office.
He also raised two children in Wilton during this time and, as a parent, is equally appreciative of the town’s community spirit. “Wilton is a great town for family life,” he says. “We have been very happy here.”
In his exclusive approach to treating patients, Rosen concentrates on trigger points—areas of stress-induced inflammation within muscle tissue that can result in referential pain patterns within the body. His unique method is known as Sequential Pain Reduction, or SPR, and is trademarked with the U.S. Patent Office. According to Rosen, it is the perfect blend of proprietary and complementary therapies—including massage, ultrasound, electro-stimulation and laser therapy.
“The objective is to release muscle knots prior to the chiropractic adjustment,” Rosen says.
In Rosen’s experience, he says his approach produces faster relief for his patients and results in fewer visits in the long run.
One of the things Rosen has learned from providing chiropractic and SPR therapy to patients for 30 years, although simple, still manages to amaze this veteran promoter of health and wellness:
“The patients I have treated for decades are still enjoying life without back pain, and they almost never get sick with the various colds and viruses that plague non-chiropractic patients,” he says. “It’s extremely satisfying for me to be part of this wellness equation for my patients.”
If there is one thing about health that Rosen would like people to keep in mind, it is this: The human spine is more than a collection of bones that gives shape to the body; it serves a vital biological function, just as the heart does. As the conduit of neural messages for the central nervous system, its health is as important as the health of any other major organ in the body.
Rosen has three degrees: a dual BA in Human Biology and American Law from SUNY College in New Paltz, NY; a BS in Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine, both from the National College of Chiropractic outside of Chicago, IL. He is a member of both the American and the Connecticut Chiropractic Associations. He is certified in physiotherapy and acupuncture, and he treats both adults and children.