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Dr Scott Bentson

His background in biomedical engineering/physics and specialized training as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) gives Dr. Scott Bentson a unique perspective and area of expertise when it comes to biomechanics and pain management.
His passion for helping people to feel their best combined with this specialized expertise has made him a chiropractor who is in high demand. Dr. Bentson lives and practices in Bethlehem, PA and enjoys sharing this practice with his wife and the creator of YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition, Dr. Kristen Bentson.

Massage Therapy at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic

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Our licensed massage therapist is uniquely skilled to provide medical massage which is both condition-specific and outcome driven. Therapeutic massage is designed to gently reduce symptoms and encourage healing.

Commonly Treated Conditions:

Chronic Headaches
Migraines
Sinus Issues
Neck Pain
Thoracic Pain
Low Back Pain
Upper and Lower Extremity Pain
TMJ
Sciatica
Muscle Tightness and Tension
Pregnancy
Sports Injuries

Massage Therapy Prices

30 Minutes — $50
50 Minutes — $70

Schedule Your Massage

You can either call the office to schedule 610-868-6800 or quickly and easily Schedule Online.

Therapist is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
(Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time)

Types of Massage Offered at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic

note: each massage is priced at the same amount regardless of the type; price is, however, dependent on the length of time you choose (30 or 50 minutes)

Medical Massage Therapy

Unlike a typical spa massage, medical massage is condition specific and outcome driven. Conditions commonly treated with medical massage include headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain, sports injuries, low back pain, myofascial pain, muscle tension and stress. Studies also show how massage therapy can lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular function. Regular medical massage therapy can speed the healing process, improve your quality of life and enhance your overall sense of wellbeing.

Post Car Accident Massage Therapy

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, massage therapy can play a very important role in your recovery. In combination with medically appropriate chiropractic care, massage therapy can be incorporated into your treatment plan. This coordinated care approach is covered by most auto insurance carriers. If massage therapy is medically necessary, we will submit your claims as well as provide documentation of treatment to your auto insurance company.

Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage can help to alleviate the discomforts associated with being pregnant. From headaches, neck and shoulder pain to back tightness and swollen ankles, prenatal massage is a natural and effective way to feel your best during pregnancy. Massage also can improve circulation, decrease nervous tension, improve sleep and help restore balance to the body. Our massage table specially accommodates to the changes that come with pregnancy and enables a woman to lie face down while being fully supported. You can also rest assured that our experienced therapist is well-trained in the art and science of prenatal massage.

Please note: out of an abundance of caution, we do not treat women who are in their first trimester of pregnancy.

Mom Massage

Just about every mom knows it well. It’s that tight feeling in your upper back and neck along with a band of tension around your forehead. Think about how much more calm and productive you could feel if those tense muscles would just relax! Enter, the mom massage. This massage is especially geared towards treating those overworked and overstressed “mom muscles.”

The Desk and Car Warrior Massage

You’ve probably heard how “sitting is the new smoking.” In terms of lifestyle, sitting for hours on end can wreak havoc on your body. This massage concentrates on the areas most often strained through the repetitive stress of sitting, driving and typing. Massage therapy is a vital step on the path to wellness for those who commute and work long hours at a desk.

Your comfort is our first priority! Our licensed massage therapist will kindly respond to your requests regarding the depth and pressure of your massage and will take any concerns you have with regard to your treatment to heart. Our goal is your best health and complete comfort.

Therapeutic Massage Financial Policy

Major Medical Insurance: Lehigh Valley Chiropractic, PC is not credentialed to bill massage therapy services to any commercial insurance carriers. At this time, we are legally unable to submit a claim for massage therapy (even if massage is a covered benefit under your plan).

Personal Injury: If you have been injured in an accident, it is possible that we may be able to submit a claim for medically necessary massage therapy services performed in our practice. To determine if massage is medically necessary and provide you with a prescription, you must be a patient of one of the doctors at LVC. You must also have an open claim, provide us with the claim number and the adjuster’s contact information. Submission of a claim is not a guarantee of payment. You are ultimately responsible for your bill if it is not covered.

HSA/FSA (Health Savings Account/Flexible Spending Account): If you are a patient of one of the doctors at LVC, we will be willing to provide you with a letter of medical necessity and/or a prescription for you to keep on file/provide to your employer.

Medically necessary massage therapy is an eligible HSA expense. You must keep a record of a prescription or letter of medical necessity on file.

Most employers include medical massage therapy as an eligible expense for as a part of their company’s FSA plan. Do check with your HR representative/employer to confirm your eligibility. You might need to provide your employer with a prescription or letter of medical necessity to justify the treatment.

Please note: Payment is due at time of service

Testimonials

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Dr. Bentson treated me for severe constant neck and shoulder pain which had lasted for almost three months due to a repetitive work injury. He had me get x-rays for both areas then treated me twice a week for about four weeks. By the end of that time I had little to no pain left. He gave me exercises to do at home which helped ease the pain and gave me strength in my spine.

As soon as I walked in the waiting room, the soft music and decor relaxed me. The receptionist was kind and sweet. Dr. Bentson asked me many questions and took the time to listen to all my long answers. I felt he wanted to treat me as a whole person, not just as a neck and shoulder. I had never been to a chiropractor before so I did not know what to expect. His gentle massages of my neck and spine and the home exercises gradually gave way to no pain. I liked that he was concerned about prevention in the future, by giving me core exercises to continue afer treatment. During all my vists, Dr. Bentson treated me with professionalism, but at the same time made me feel very relaxed.

–Frank B

 

I had been to Lehigh Valley Chiropractic, PC in 2009. I saw Dr. Benson here and he was very good. I got to know about them through Angie’s list. I have not continued to go to them because they are located very far away. I saw them only twice and I liked them.

–Vicky S

 

I called Lehigh Valley Chiropractic when my neck pain started radiating down my arm. The staff was extremely understanding and got me seen quickly. The whole office is beautifully decorated and serene. Dr Bentson was very thorough and descriptive, never made me feel rushed or dismissed and attentively listened to my concerns. Excellence all around.

–Yvette C

 

It was a positive experience. There is a very little waiting time in the waiting room when you are in there. They provide excellent care and are very courteous with the whole work. Their staff is professional.

–James L

 

I went to Lehigh Valley Chiropractic because of lower back pain and difficulty standing and walking. Dr. Bentson listened to my concerns and requested an MRI on my back before starting a treatment program. The MRI verified the location causing pain and Dr. Bentson started a treatment program aimed at relieving the pain. Currently, I am under his care 2x/week and I have less pain and more mobility than I did at my first appointment.

The office staff at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic is very friendly and helpful especially when setting up appointments and handling paperwork.

I recommend Lehigh Valley Chiropractic to anyone who has back pain and hasn’t been able to find help through normal medical channels. I went to a neurologist and a podiatrist looking for a source for the pain in my back. But, it was Dr. Bentson at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic who diagnosed and is successfully treating me for the back pain.

–Patricia J

 

Dr. Bentson was a pleasure, I had injured my self exercising and from the first appointment to the last he was great. I am now pain free. Dr. Bentson was very through in his treatment and gave me confidence in his ability to treat me.

–Luis C

 

I used Lehigh Valley Chiropractic for my back. I had a car accident and I was going for therapy. The office environment and communication were excellent. I would use them again.

–Charles F

 

First Office Visit

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Lehigh Valley Chiropractic reception area | Chiropractic Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Chiropractic Reception Area

Our goal is to provide gentle and effective hands-on chiropractic care in a relaxing environment.

  • Contact our office by calling 610-868-6800 or submitting a contact form on our Contact Us page. If submitting a contact form, please include your ideal appointment time.
  • Prior to arriving at our office you will be contacted by our billing coordinator, Holly, to verify your chiropractic benefits. Lehigh Valley Chiropractic accepts most major insurances–Dr Bentson is a ‘Tier 1’ provider for Capital Blue Cross and American Specialty Health.
  • At your initial visit you will meet with the doctor who will take your health history and perform a physical exam. Depending on your condition, other tests (blood work, special imaging, metabolic rate analysis etc.) may be ordered. The doctors at LVC make every effort to review all tests in a timely fashion and will provide you with results as quickly as possible.
  • The doctor will then develop a treatment strategy and management plan. Treatments offered at LVC include all hands-on techniques including spinal adjustments, mobilization, lumbar distraction, myofascial release techniques, Active Release Technique® and corrective therapeutic exercise.
  • If your condition requires treatments that are not provided at our facility, an appropriate referral will be made. If at any time you have questions with regard to your care, please feel free to ask.

Tension Headache

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What is a Tension-Type Headache?

A tension headache or tension-type headache is thought to be the most common type of headache. Usually people describe tension headaches as a tight and constricting band around their head. Pain generally increases as the day progresses with the pain at its worst in the late afternoon and early evening. Generally, the discomfort is reported as a dull and aching feeling across the forehead, at the temples, or at the base of the neck. Tension headaches can last from 30 minutes to a week. Some people experience these headaches rarely to occasionally while others report frequent episodes. A tension headache is different from migraine in that tension headaches are not usually associated with neurologic disturbances (changes in vision, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, sensitivity to light, sound and smell), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Although muscle tension and trigger points play a role in tension headaches, researchers now believe that abnormal changes in neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) may be contributing to the cause. These headaches may be triggered by stress, anxiety, posture, clenching of the jaw, straining of the eyes and fatigue.

Options for Migraine Treatment

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Chances are good you’re here because you are searching for the right treatment for your migraine. If you’re looking for ways to manage your migraines without medicine or with less medicine, you’ve come to the right place. Less medicine can mean more life. Okay, let’s talk about how the Lehigh Valley Chiropractic’s migraine treatments might just be the answer you are looking for.

Migraine Triggers

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Migraine sufferers are always looking for their migraine triggers. Figuring out migraine triggers can often be tricky. Studies show that migraine triggers can be as variable as stress, hormonal imbalance, not eating often enough, changes in weather, difficulty sleeping, olfactory (smell) stimulants, sitting in front of a TV/computer, neck pain, lights (especially flashing lights), alcohol, certain foods, smoke, sleeping-in, heat, intense exercise, and sexual activity.

Migraine Headaches and Stress

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Many people ask if stress and migraines are linked. The answer is absolutely. Stress and migraine can go hand in hand. At Lehigh Valley Chiropractic, our chiropractors understand this stress and migraine connection and can give you simple yet effective strategies for managing the physiologic effects of stress.

Migraine Headache and Stress Hormones

When you feel stressed (work, home, kids, house, family, friends, the list goes on and on…), your body pumps catecholamines (stress hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine). These are your fight or flight hormones. In other words, when if you needed to run from or fight a bear, these are the hormones that will give you a boost of power to make that happen. Now, in our every day lives, it’s rare that we are actually up against a bear. Instead, we are up against stresses like a bear-like boss, traffic or a toddler tantrum. Our body will pump those catecholamines regardless and our body will physiologically respond.

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