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Synergy Health Associates

New York, NY, Manhattan

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Synergy Health Associates

New York, NY, Manhattan

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Synergy Health Associates, Dr Loretta T Friedman, is an innovative comprehensive health care facility that specializes in relieving musculoskeletal pain, nutrional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, metabolic detoxification and Lymphatic Drainage.

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J
16 December 2019

I went to visit Dr. Loretta after seeing posts on Instagram. I was intrigued by the Directional Non-Force technique and informational posts on natural remedies for digestion. I assumed my upper back pain was a result of sitting at a desk all day. She is the first person who explained to me that upper back pain could be a result of digestive issues that I was experiencing from a gall bladder surgery a few years back. After a few adjustments and some natural enzymes, I'm feeling better and I'm no longer on the prescription acid reflux pills. Dr. Loretta will be honest with you about the treatment plan and open about what to expect. It's refreshing to meet a doctor that wants your body to feel 100%. More...

N
16 December 2019

I met with Dr. Loretta and was very impressed with her passion for her patients health. She genuinely cares about "fixing people" and helping get back to living a happy life.

A
9 November 2019

Dr. Loretta Friedman is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ! The office is easy to get to, it’s very clean and there’s a minimal wait time for appointments. Before I started seeing her I was in pain for months. What started off feeling like a sore hip/ lower back became what felt like a life altering disability. The soreness became sharp, stabbing pains that would leave me limping and limited to my house. Finally the pain became too much and I needed a chiropractor ASAP! Dr. Loretta did a full consultation with me in which she ; assessed misalignment in my body, created a plan of action specific to my desired outcome and also helped prescribe natural inflammatory medicine to help my recovery. After one session I felt immediate relief. After 3 sessions my body feels brand new. Most of my pain is gone and the rest is preventative measures moving forward. I can’t thank synergy enough for what it’s done for me. More...

A
11 August 2019

It is so rare to find health practitioners who actually care. Dr. Loretta is exceptional in this regard and so many others. She took my pain seriously and helped me come up with a wholistic plan to address my symptoms. I felt like a person, not a case study, and like all of my systems were being addressed at the same time, rather than in isolation. At every level she made me feel safe and accounted for — going out of her way to text me to check on me. I not only decreased my back and neck pain, but I learned so much about my body to care better for myself in the future. More...

T
8 May 2019

Dr. Loretta is very professional, kind, positive and has a broad range of knowledge. I started working with her almost a month ago and have no complaints. She's also very with communication and I rarely encounter this level of consistency and care. Would highly recommend! More...

K
29 April 2019

Last year, Dr. Loretta Friedman gave me relief from crippling back pain that inhibited my ability to sleep, work, excercise, enjoy - anything. I was referred to her by a friend who had been treated for back pain. I didn’t call right away, I tried to “live” with the pain until, I couldn’t. I called her on a Monday, she had an appointment for me the next day! After a brief review of my health history and a few questions about my activity level she proceeded with her treatment. In this initial session, she identified other contributing factors to my condition that I wasn’t aware of and offered suggestions for me to improve. After this initial session, I left her office feeling so much BETTER! Thereafter, I had weekly follow-up treatments with Dr Friedman to further my progress which certainly reinforced my well being AND improved my posture!I still take treatments with Dr Friedman who remains exceptionally thourough. She delivers her extensive anatomical knowledge and chiropractic expertise to me in a manner that is relevant and clear. I distinctly understand what I need to do to care for myself.I can only offer highest recommendation to Dr Loretta Friedman - she changed my life for BETTER, I am GRATEFUL to her for my greatest asset - my health. More...

M
30 March 2019

Dr. Friedman is a very skilled practitioner. I have had SI joint issues for over 20 years, and traditional chiropractic adjustments would give me very temporary relief followed by greater instability of the joint. While I still have some nagging soreness, Dr. Friedman’s approach has restored my lower back’s stability, which means I’m no longer in constant fear of an acute injury. More...

A
30 March 2019

Dr. Loretta Friedman was amazing. Her walls are covered with certifications and degrees, and her experience shows. She specializes in Direct Non Force Technique which means she isn't going to wack em' crack em' snap you back into place. Her approach seems lighter but don't be fooled you will feel it. It's almost like a series of brushes and taps and pushes but while she was adjusting me I could feel the energy in my body being moved. At one point I was writhing on the table and then immediately felt pain free. She is one of the best and a hidden gem in the city. Also LGBT friendly which is an obvious plus. More...

C
30 March 2019

Dr Loretta Friedman is by far the best body worker in the biz. She is a chiropractor who uses Directional NON- Force technique. Very gentle but deep, powerful & effective! I went to her initially to address low back pain. I felt 70% better after ONE adjustment. Because she is so thorough, she uncovered some other serious issues (neck , shoulder and knees) that I had been ignoring. My body is feeling so much better. Improved sleep, energy and focus. We have added lymphatic drainage/detox to my program. Feeling great! Best investment I have made in myself. Book your appoinment now. You will not regret. More...

D
29 January 2019

After almost of year of having constant neck and back pain, I felt hopeless when every doctor I went to told me there was nothing they could to help me. ..until I went to see Dr. Friedman! After just one visit with Dr. Friedman I gained some neck and back relief, something every other doctor told me may be unachievable. Dr. Friedman is truly amazing and is helping me on my road to finally recovering from my accident, I am so lucky that I found her! More...

M
30 December 2018

Dr. Friedman’s knowledge of the body is seemingly unparalleled. I visited with severe back pain from an injury that had occurred 6 months prior. Previous doctor’s visits resulted in solutions made up of muscle relaxers and rest/stretching, while offering temporary relief the pain frequently returned. Dr. Friedman’s goal is to work with you on a plan to become pain free in the long term - although it should be noted that her plans are actually quite effective and in a short period of time you will be able to achieve long term relief. She is compassionate and listens to your questions/concerns while also explaining precisely what is going on and why you are feeling certain symptoms. She is a true educator. I left my initial visit feeling significant relief, but as with any serious injury not immediate. Dr. Friedman will be honest with you about what you should expect and with each visit make sure you left the last with some level of improvement. I have now visited 4 times and feel 90% better. I can’t explain the technique but I can assure you it works - if you put your trust in her she will not disappoint. As she always says, no one has to live in pain, so if you are suffering don’t wait to visit her!! More...

S
14 November 2018

I met Dr.Friedman,(otherwise known as Dr.Loretta I have read) tonight for my first visit. She actually can accommodate evening appointments! I hurt my back pretty badly about a month ago, have been in denial and finally couldn't take the pain anymore so I started doing research on ways to correct slipped disks, etc..Completely unrelated, a few days later I came across an article where Jennifer Aniston had mentioned that she owes so much to her Chiropractor who specializes in DNFT and who solved her years of back agony which allowed her to get her life back on track. (This article was more about her career and personal life and really had nothing to do with her medical history, it was literally one line out of a 7 page article).  I did some research on DNFT and became quite intrigued and searched for specialists in New York and that's how I found Dr. Loretta!  From what I read, there are only two certified specialists in DNFT in the state of New York and Dr.Friedman is one of them.  Full disclosure, I am not a fan of the normal back cracking, etc that is mainstream in today's world, I always like to find holistic, organic, and healthier alternatives if at all possible.  I called her, made an appointment and came in tonight.  She spent over an hour with me, really went into medical history detail,asked great questions and then did her magic.  I literally felt better within 10 minutes of her treatment!  When she was done I was in no pain, for the first time in weeks.  I can not put into words what exactly she does, but it is very thorough,  it doesn't hurt, it is gentle pressure point pushing it seems, but it also drains the lymphatic system, and helps clear the toxins in your body, which many of us don't realize creates inflammation in the body. She said my shoulders, neck, and back were all misaligned and she spent some time pushing everything very gently into place.  She also said she thinks when I hurt myself I likely bruised my ribs which is why it has been hurting when I breath deeply.  She gave me detailed instructions for aftercare for tonight and we made an appointment for next week to complete my repair.  I will update my review accordingly.  Stay tuned!  Thus far, I highly recommend her, there is something very special about her and i am really glad I found her. More...

J
1 October 2018

Dr. Loretta is a true life saver. She is patient, kind, and beyond knowledgeable. She is constantly checking in and making sure her patients feel good and only uses natural products and solutions. Her technique took me from a painful state where I could barely walk to actually being able to dance at my best friends wedding. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. More...

S
5 September 2018

After struggling with moderate to severe back pain for eight weeks, I finally brought myself to into Synergy Health to see Dr. Loretta Friedman. After *ONE* visit, I felt 70% better. With only a couple more sessions with Dr. Loretta, I am back to my normal, active self. She is one of few chiropractors who practices a technique called directional non force therapy, which is gentle and incredibly effective. The whole point is to provide maximum, long lasting relief in a swift and effective manner. Low numbers of initial visits without the need for frequent follow up is the clear intention of this method. For those who are in pain and are tired of suffering, visit Dr. Loretta to truly heal. More...

A
1 September 2018

Dr. Friedman is a trusted, brilliant, very experienced physician who can help you be sustainably naturally pain free, reach your goals and be your best self! I am beyond grateful for her as no one has ever helped me so significantly, correcting misalignments and healing old injuries unlike any one ever has in my life, even within the first few visits. Wish I would have found her sooner! She truly is the best kept secret. Her comprehensive care & in-depth knowledge provides genuine harmonious treatment of the overall person. I come from a family of health care practitioners & doctors, and Dr. Friedman is by far one of the best. More...

K
1 September 2018

Dr. Friedman was incredible. I have been searching for a doctor to help me since I hurt my back ten months ago. I’ve tried everything and a friend referred me. I’m so incredibly happy I decided to make an appointment because Dr. Friedman was able to assess my body and ailments in a way no other doctor could. I’m so happy I FINALLY found someone who knows what they are talking about and can help me get back to running after all these months! More...

B
26 August 2018

Dr. Loretta is an absolute expert and incredible healer. I was expereincing mid-back pain and after doing a deep tissue massage and a traditional chiropractic appointment, I was left unable to walk. Out of desperation, I visited Dr. Loretta and within an hour my pain had dropped from a 9 to a 1. I practically skipped home. I work in fitness and movement so I've tried pretty much everything out there and I've never seen anything as effective and safe as DNF. No cracking or aggressive adjustments, just smart alignments. I've been going regularly and feel better than I have in years. Trust me. Go. Go now. More...

F
26 August 2018

Get treated with Dr. Loretta Friedman is the best thing that have happened to me, after having given birth, I was with an unbearable lower back pain, after the first session I felt much better, and much lighter. Going with the Dr Loretta is a unique experience, she cares about you, and makes sure you feel good after the session, she is more than you can expect from a doctor, she heals you. More...

J
5 August 2018

Amazing experience!! My back was 100% better when I left Dr. Friedman’s. Each day I feel stronger! Thank you Doctor!!!

B
26 July 2018

Highly recommend Dr. Friedman’s treatments, from lymphatic drainage to detoxification to re-alignment! Out of nowhere my breasts were hurting me and tender to touch. I’m post menopause and they shouldn’t be feeling the way they did - after a few lymphatic drainage treatments, my breasts came back to normal sensation and no more tenderness - amazing! Non- cracking, non-smashing chiropractic treatments on my back and legs make me limber and pain free after but would need a series of these treatments for optimal relief. One has to try her technique to understand exactly what I have talked about. More...

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26 July 2018

Dr Loretta Friedman is the best of the best. I went to other doctors for my chronic back to treat my 6 herniated discs and neck pain, other doctors wanted to do surgery I was very nervous with that especially near my spine, I would have a chiropractor “crack” my neck and I would feel better for a few days and then back to the same agonizing pain. I found Dr Loretta and I explained my symptoms after a few treatments I can sleep better, I walk better and my back is totally different. I’m even better than I was before my chronic back pain began. Thanks Doctor Loretta for all your help. More...

V
26 July 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Loretta Friedman for nearly ten years. A brief synopsis of my condition; I suffer from wide spread arthritis, nearly every joint is compromised. I’ve had a knee and a hip replaced. I have scoliosis, spondylitis, and stenosis, which affects the full length of my spine. Most recently I was in tremendous pain after a lengthy dental procedure. I literally could not move my neck. One treatment with Dr. Loretta. One. The pain was gone and my neck was able to move freely.Years ago I had a spiral fracture in my foot. One day recently I got up, took a step and yeeouch! Dr. Loretta to the rescue. She thought I might need to see an orthopedic doctor for xrays, but she treated the foot so at least I would be comfortable til then. Again, one treatment and the pain completely subsided. Another treatment involved my replaced knee. I stepped in a sink hole accidentally and twisted it very badly. It blew up to the size of a melon and wouldn’t go down. I saw my surgeon, she ordered an mri. Fortunately there was no damage to the prosthetic, but I had massively inflamed tissue surrounding the knee. I was only six months out of surgery and I was beyond depressed about the situation. The anti-inflammatory meds just weren’t cutting it. This time there were about three treatments and the knee was good as new. Her lymph biologic treatments, as well as the adjustments really saved me from a great deal of prolonged pain, not to mention the hideous depression that ensued after having gone through that surgery and rehab. I really thought it was ruined forever.My spine, as I mentioned, is a mess, occasionally I have terrible flare ups. Sometimes one treatment, never more than three and I am able to move, and live and smile again.I could go on and on with the amazing results that she has provided me over the years. I trust her so much that I bring my octogenarian mother to treat her for the three compression fractures she sustained after a bout of pneumonia.I would testify under oath that she performs miracles.Dr. Loretta is so knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. Please, if you are in pain, CALL!Valerie Wares More...

P
26 July 2018

I have been suffering from a non-union fracture in my ankle for quite some time. It got to the point where every step I took was extremely painful. The orthopedist wanted to perform surgery to put screws in my ankle, which I am dead set against. Three treatments with Dr. Loretta and my ankle is pain free!Although treating my ankle was the main objective, she also addressed the dizziness I've been experiencing lately. During those adjustments she also treated me for that. What a relief!!!! I would highly recommend Dr.Friedman to anyone in pain. She is truly amazing! More...

G
26 July 2018

I have been completely consumed with pain for 18 years and it was as if I was estranged from my own body. At the age of 53, I felt like I was 83 leaning forward, shoulders hunched, with joint pain and inflexibility. Dr. Loretta was straight forward and knew exactly what to do to address my issues. Additionally, she was thorough enough to explain why they existed and what organ systems were being effected. She gave me a real endpoint timeframe of about 8 treatments.Following the first treatment, I began to sleep DEEP! I woke up refreshed, less inflamed and with Laser like focus and clarity. I stood up straighter and began to walk with confidence.Dr Loretta is not just an educated, but she has a real gift to know how to restore the body to balance. More...

S
26 July 2018

I came into Dr. Friedman’s Office with acute lower back pain with muscle spasms. Dr. Friedman took the time to take a detailed medical history and pinpoint where my issues were originating from. She did a thorough examination and treatment on the first visit. I was able to walk out of her office in significantly less pain then I walked in! She was extremely professional and caring. I have tried many other treatments throughout the years with minimal success until now. If you are suffering from pain I highly recommend you go see Dr. Loretta Friedman. More...

L
26 July 2018

I have a history of back issues including sciatica. I also sit most of the day which does not help matters. I came to Dr. Loretta with a stiff and painful lower back and pain in my left hip as well as ZERO energy . I literally slept my days away because being awake for more than two hours at a time was a huge struggle. I can't say my back is completely better (A life long problem will take a while to fix) but I do have increased mobility. I don't worry that my back will go out at any moment! The more important thing to me is that she gave me my life back. As mentioned earlier, I was sleeping my life away. Dr. Loretta performed a cell test on me and made some recommendations based on the results. The supplements have given me a great increase in energy! It's also helped my brain clarity. I can now sit and concentrate on things and my memory has improved. I no longer have to sleep all day and I feel productive and accomplished. More...

D
23 July 2018

Very helpful and knowelegable. She helped me with my energy levels as well as my back.

Z
5 June 2018

Dr. Friedman is honestly incredible. I think the appropriate term for her might be a "god send". She has a vast knowledge of the human body and her ability as a healer is one of a kind. You will leave her office feeling like a brand new person, both mentally and physically. On top of all this she sports a great sense of humor to go along with her top notch professionalism and caring. She seems to get genuine joy from helping others. As long as Dr. Friedman is around I will never ever go to another chiropractor. More...

Z
5 June 2018

Dr. Loretta Friedman is a miracle worker. Her knowledge of the human body is honestly mesmerizing, as she is able to articulate whatever problems you may have in a clear and articulate manner. You will leave her office feeling like a brand new person. On top of all this she is a kind soul who treats her patients with care and sensitivity. I don't know what else to say besides if you have any physical issues of any sort, go to Dr. Friedman, she's the best. More...

A
12 May 2018

After a year of consistent lower back issues and pain (two slipped discs due to a fall - PT and visits with a chiropractor) it was recommended to me by an acquaintance that I go see Dr. Friedman. After working together for a month on detoxing my body and lymph drainage - I was totally healed!! I am back to every activity I participated in before and have not had a single related issue in three years! I continue to see Loretta for her non-invasive chiropractic techniques anytime my body starts to feel out of whack. More...

A
12 May 2018

After a year of consistent lower back issues and pain (two slipped discs due to a fall - PT and visits with a chiropractor) it was recommended to me by an acquaintance that I go see Dr. Friedman. After working together for a month on detoxing my body and lymph drainage - I was totally healed!! I am back to every activity I participated in before and have not had a single related issue in three years! I continue to see Loretta for her non-invasive chiropractic techniques anytime my body starts to feel out of whack. More...

H
27 April 2018

I have been completely consumed with pain for 18 years and it was as if I was estranged from my own body. At the age of 53, I felt like I was 83 leaning forward, shoulders hunched, with joint pain and inflexibility.

Dr. Loretta was straight forward and knew exactly what to do to address my issues. Additionally, she was thorough enough to explain why they existed and what organ systems were being effected. She gave me a real endpoint timeframe of about 8 treatments.

Following the first treatment, I began to sleep DEEP! I woke up refreshed, less inflamed and with Laser like focus and clarity. I stood up straighter and began to walk with confidence.

Dr Loretta is not just an educated, but she has a real gift to know how to restore the body to balance.
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G
25 April 2018

To all that read this: I have been to all types of doctors over the years. So what I’m about say is: “ Doctor Loretta is a true healer”! And you can quote me on that. In two weeks she has taken my body from pain mode of 8 on scale 1-10 to a 1 or 2 and after twenty years of pain I’m finally starting to heal. Doctor Loretta can help you! There is hope. There is a path to health and a healthier life style. Her hands can help you. She has the gift and knowledge to do so. And she’s really cool too! More...

L
9 February 2018

After suffering from years from compressed discs do you do a bike versus motor vehicle, in just four visits Dr. Friedman took the pain from debilitating to non existent. No more spinal injections or pain when I turned my neck. More...

R
31 January 2018

Dr Friedman is hands down one of the most consistent, reliable Doctors I’ve ever met. I’ve been a patient for over 10 years and within 3 visits, I’m 100% better.

L
26 July 2017

Dr. Loreta Friedman, is an amazing knowledgeable doctor who had tremendously helped me and my family achieve a good healthy life status. I highly commend on her ability and professionalism in helping her patients. Thank you, Dr. Loreta Friedman for changing and improving my life's health status for the better. More...

D
26 July 2017

No pain after 3 months treatment...20yrs later! Xoxo It works! Period!!

E
26 July 2016

Dr.Friedman is the penultimate professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about chiropractic, nutritional and medical situations. During an episode with vertigo, I could not walk or lay down and Dr. Friedman cured me with one non directional force treatment. She is quite the miracle worker and continues to help me. Highly Highly recommended. More...

S
26 July 2016

I fist went to Dr. Friedman with pain in my neck. Dr. Friedman was extremely effective in treating this pain, and spotting other "problems" that I've dealt with for long time and had even become accustomed to, such as a dislocated shoulder that never healed well from 25 years ago, severe and very annoying heart burn, and she also suggested she wanted to do a full alignment. Her bedside manners are amazing! She is very thorough explaining what she is doing and why, letting you know what to expect every step of the way. It took me about 8 sessions to feel like a new man entirely. I would recommend everyone to at least have a chat with Dr. Friedman, and to give her the opportunity to make you feel the real meaning of holistic health... Alternative medicine? Heck, this should be the mainstream approach. More...

C
26 July 2016

Dr. Loretta Friedman is truly great at what she does!! She spends the time to listen and diagnose the problem, and creates a plan to remedy it. Her passion and dedication to providing the best treatment possible is unmatched by anyone else. I highly recommend coming here if you are suffering from acute or chronic pain. More...

E
26 July 2016

I can't even begin to explain how her technique works, but if you are proactive in your pain or injury management you need to her. Dr. Friedman's extensive knowledge of the body and its systems, how interconnected they are is pivotal in setting your issue right. More...

H
26 July 2016

My thigh had been bothering me from sitting at the computer too long, days on end. I developed pain and a knot, I didn't know if I was having circulation problems or fluid buildup or what, but some kind of stagnation was going on in there! In one lymph treatment I felt the difference. The dr said I would be tired afterwards, which I brushed off, but I knocked out when I got home, a restful 1 1/2 hour nap. I think my body needed that time to heal even more. More...

J
30 March 2016

I've been having severe lower back pain for at least 9 months, probably more. I'm afraid of traditional chiropractic care and would only sign up for a gentle method. After ONE session with Dr. Friedman, I feel definite and dramatic improvement (head to toe, actually). She is a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner who's determined to help her patients. She explained things clearly, answered questions, and she targeted various problems, including a knee issue I wasn't even aware of. I'm so glad I found Dr. Friedman and recommend her highly! More...

L
15 February 2016

Because of my type of work my neck needs adjustments . Dr Friedman methodology is Directional Non Force which is quite different from other chiropractors . Is effective specific and detailed , with longer sessions and a process that ensures bringing me to alignment and wellbeing . It has made a difference in my personal and professional life o be able to get rid of discomfort so efficiently and with no meds . Thank you Dr Freedman . . More...

C
15 February 2016

I have been seeing Dr. Loretta for about a year now. During this year, her ministrations have reduced my lower back pain significantly. And, as needed, she has addressed other areas - my knees, my left elbow, the fact that some of my fingers have been going numb, my neck, sinus issues, etc. Whatever has shown up since my last visit, she can tweak or prod the appropriate part of my anatomy and the pain will go away. Amazing. I cannot recommend her too highly! More...

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The old adage you are what you eat is very true. We encourage our clients to eat the healthiest they can.
We teach them to make more informed choices, and live their lives w an understanding that food is only nutrition.

I love helping and educating my patients. Explaining things in a way that they can take home and put into practice immediately

I graduated from school and I knew what I wanted to do.
Graduating from Nursing school first when I was 21yo. Healthcare is really the only career I have ever had

I give a lot of time to my clients, not just appts in the office. But texts and emails too. When they have questions, or their food shopping. Even at a restaurant.
They really seem to appreciate that

Services

The gentlest most effective chiropractic techniques in the United States and Europe There is no twisting popping or cracking involved. World Congress of Chiropractic says that Directional Non Force Chiropractic can fix Low Back Pain in six visit

Removes swelling, inflammation & pain any where in the body lymphatic fluid is stagnant. It's a comfortable, relaxing treatment that relieves lympehedema

This is a metabolic detox that addresses your small & large intestines, our liver, kidneys and lymphatic system. Cleanses weather they are 5, 7, or 9 day cleanses. Or even 20 days like the Master Cleanse, only really deal w ur digestive sysytem. It only cleanses a small part of what truly needs to be detoxified in our bodies. We as a nation spend billions of dollars on cleanses that for all extensive purposes aren't doing anything for us. Because it's leaving out key organs from being Detoxified You believe because you reduce your caloric intake for a few days, loose some water weight, get light headed and your breathe stinks. That this is accomplishing something. I'm here to burst your bubble and tell you thats its not. Your wasting time, money and putting your body thru un-needed stress At Synergy Health Associates, I have a better more comprehensive, longer lasting solution. Call us today, so can feel better today...