Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Which sports injuries lead to arthritis in joints and how to reduce the likelihood of arthritic damage.

Which sports injuries lead to arthritis in joints and how to reduce the likelihood of arthritic damage. Most of us who have arthritic joints consider it a part of aging.  The truth is that not everyone has the same level of change in their spines and extremity joints. Another truth is that not everyone with a joint injury develops arthritis. Scientists are now learning that a joint that has been damaged by an injury is very likely to show changes within 10 years of the injury; a common finding with anterior or posterior cruciate repair injuries of the knee as Read More »

There are physiological differences in 70 and 90 year olds; why one size fits all doesn’t according to this doctor.

There are physiological differences in 70 and 90 year olds; why one size fits all doesn’t according to this doctor. One of the major  flaws of our healthcare system is the lack of personalization that has sometimes been fatal or placed some patients in the hospital, when their treatment turned out to be inappropriate for them. We are quite aware of one size not fitting all in the musculoskeletal system, however, with medication and medical care in general, the physiological differences at different ages can be deadly or have devastating consequences.  One example of this is that for years, doctors Read More »

Rip Current’s; how to survive them from the NY Times

Rip Current’s; how to survive them from the NY Times Every summer we read about drownings that occur as a result of a rip current.  According to the NY Times, rip currents kill at least 100 people per year. If you are not familiar with the term, a rip current is a channel of water that runs a certain distance out to sea.  The current is fast moving and is known to carry swimmers away. They are responsible for about 80 percent of the lifeguard emergency rescue situations each year. A recent NY Times article offers some great advice for Read More »

Which is the best running stride according to the NY Times?

Which is the best running stride according to the NY Times? Many articles have been written regarding running stride and which style of running or stride type is best for you.  The NY Times recently covered this and the answer may surprise you, however, bad habits may affect your stride and your impact with the ground in ways you could never imagine. The truth is, we learn to walk with our own body mechanics, and learn to compensate for any inefficiencies our mechanical systems have built into them.  In other words, the more we are built asymmetrically, the more we Read More »

England experiments with free talk therapy, and succeeds beyond their wildest expectations.

England experiments with free talk therapy, and succeeds beyond their wildest expectations. A number of our patients are MSW (masters in social work) and some are doctorate level, treating patients weekly with talk therapy.  While we have this available through insurance carriers, many people often find independent therapists who are  more expensive however, if the relationship between the therapist and the patient does not work, the therapy often will fail as well. Many in our society have never visited a therapist, and too often, as England realized, mental health problems are often poorly managed with medications, creating dependence and no Read More »