Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Shoulder impingement surgery is a popular procedure that doesn’t work according to a new study. 3 things you can do now to get relief without surgery.

Shoulder impingement surgery is a popular procedure that doesn’t work says a new study.  3 things you can do now to get relief without surgery. Shoulder impingement surgery is a popular procedure that has been done for years.  According to a trial of more than 300 patients, published in The Lancet that the procedure is not effective at relieving shoulder pain. In the U.K., 21,000 of these procedures are done yearly as reported by The Telegraph News in the U.K. The sub acromial decompression procedure was thought to relieve the pressure and rubbing on the supraspinatus tendon that may be Read More »

Still having pains after having a stent installed; A new study in Lancet may explain why.

Heart stents and chest pain; new data suggests they don’t relieve pain in most patients. Chest pain from clogged arteries is a fear many of us have as we age.  Heart attacks are the leading killer of close to 800,000 people per year in the USA alone and stents are installed in 500,000 internationally each year to relieve chest pain alone. The  procedure that is the least invasive way to relieve that pain and prevent a heart attack is known as a stent, which is a cage that is inserted into the artery to open it up. Opening up the harts Read More »

Are the new blood pressure guidelines making your pressure high?

Are the new blood pressure guidelines making your pressure high? Is your blood pressure high?  According to the new guidelines, it may be high now. For most of us, visiting the doctor includes their documentation of what we weigh and what our blood pressure is.   If you pressure is too high it can increase the risk of a stroke or other vascular event.  If it is too low, it may mean we are having a different type of problem that may require medical attention. Recently, as reported in the Washington Post, The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology Read More »

5 Best Workouts for Chronic Pain and Fatigue, A guest post from Heather Lomax

5 Best Workouts for Chronic Pain and Fatigue, A guest post from Heather Lomax According to the National Academy of Sciences, 100 million Americans experience the suffering that comes with chronic pain. With pain often comes fatigue, a combination that makes gathering up the strength to work out a nearly impossible feat. However, there are some workouts that are especially effective for people who need an adaptable, manageable program to combat their chronic pain and fatigue. These five options are among the most gentle and adaptive, yet still offer plenty of room to grow and challenge yourself as you get Read More »

Is back pain and the brain connected by old injuries and bad developmental movement habits? New studies featured in Psychology Today may offer new clues.

Is back pain and the brain connected by old injuries and bad developmental movement habits?. New studies featured in Psychology Today may offer new clues. Dr. Sarno’s book, Healing back pain sold millions of copies based on the idea that it was all in your head. Dr. John Sarno was unique in his theoretical approach to back pain.  He was a psychologist who also was a professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.  His theory of back pain through the idea of TMS (Tension Myofascial Syndrome) was based on how stress and the brain affect how we Read More »