Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Can hanging upside down relieve your back problem? Check out this Time Magazine article.

Can hanging upside down relieve your back problem?  Check out this Time Magazine article. Decompression of the lower back by hanging upside down or having a device that allows you to do this has been around for years.  Can it help you get relief? A recent article in Time Magazine evaluated the science behind this method and answers the question well. In our experience, these devices may help temporarily, however, back pain is about more than the lower back.  It is about the way we move.  Can these devices help you move better or are they just a good way Read More »

10+ Reasons Why You Need a Ketogenic Diet! A Guest Post

10+ Reasons Why You Need a Ketogenic Diet! A Guest Post  Many believe that high-fat foods aren’t great for health and may increase your levels of cholesterol, which in turn, would increase the risks of heart attack and other diseases. The Ketogenic diet states otherwise – and is scientifically backed. A high fat, protein-rich diet low in carbohydrates, it is used to burn fats faster and more effectively and in addition to that, provides many more benefits. So, for all you crazy diet followers, there is absolutely no need to remove fats from your diet, instead, you need a Keto Read More »

Your MRI may be the wrong medicine to determine treatment for sciatic pain.

Your MRI may be the wrong medicine to determine treatment for sciatic pain. For years, the MRI has been the determinant used to determine who is a candidate for more aggressive forms of treatment including surgery.  A new study published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. written by Abdelilah el Barzouhi, MD, PhD and colleagues is now suggesting that this test according to the data they collected is a poor test to determine who should consider aggressive surgery vs. more conservative proven methods such as chiropractic. Failed back surgery syndrome is when a surgery done to the lower back has failed Read More »

Neck and shoulder pain that is worsening for no particular reason; what did these two women have in common?

Neck and shoulder pain that is worsening for no particular reason; what did these two women have in common? This is a story of two patients who developed chronic neck and shoulder pain, but had no idea why their problems worsened after having conventional treatments.  One said her problem worsened after a massage.  The other had a number of treatments that should have worked but didn’t resolve her problem.  What did they have in common other than neck pain? Patient #1 Her description; My neck has been painful on and off for the past few years.  My regular doctor was Read More »

Are your running problems coming from supination, also known as under pronation? Here are some tips from Runner’s World Magazine.

Are your running problems coming from supination, also known as under pronation?  Here are some tips from Runner’s World Magazine. Flat feet, otherwise known as overpronation is well known for causing problems such as shin pain, ankle and knee problems.   Supination is more related to high arches, and it too can be problematic in a runner due to the stiffness of the arch. Many of us have a combination of overpronation and supination, and the asymmetry is also known to cause problems in the legs, knees and back. Runners World offers advice on what you can do if you supinate.  Read More »