Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Charschan Chiropractic is no longer participating with Oxford Health Plans as of February 28th, 2017

Charschan Chiropractic is no longer participating with Oxford Health Plans as of February 28th, 2017 Due to recent reimbursement changes within Oxford Health Plans, we are no longer participating with this plan as of February 28th, 2017.  Charschan Chiropractic has worked with Oxford Health Plans since 2000 however, their newest reimbursement scheme for chiropractors is incompatible with the high quality of care our patients have learned to expect and deserve. They no longer reimburse chiropractors for their evaluations as of 2/1/2017 which is important, since it is how we determine what type of care is appropriate.  They are also no longer reimbursing Read More »

Charschan Chiropractic announces their annual Shoes for the Needy campaign Feb. 20-March 30th 2017

Charschan Chiropractic announces their annual Shoes for the Needy campaign Feb. 20-March 30th 2017 Our annual Shoe Drive for the Needy is now underway.   Bring in your lightly worn and reusable shoes in adult and children’s sizes.  Many of us are likely doing spring cleaning and have shoes that we have seldom worn, or shoes our children have outgrown.  Leave them in the bins in our Scotch Plains and North Brunswick offices.  We have a special arrangement with the Salvation Army to donate shoes in reusable condition. Read More »

A new study suggests a whole grain diet help you keep the weight off while speeding up your metabolism

A new study suggests a whole grain diet help you keep the weight off while speeding up your metabolism Whole grains are better than refined grains according to a new study.   Whole grains include the nutritious outer layer of foods such as wheat, brown rice as well as oats and barley products.   More refined grains include things such as white flower which is bleached and highly processed, removing much of what is good for us. The milling process that is used to separate the starches is done to increase shelf life, removing the important nutrients that include vitamin B, fiber Read More »

Is weight loss surgery the cure when dieting fails to permanently reduce the weight? Check out this NY Times article.

Is weight loss surgery the cure when dieting fails to permanently reduce the weight?  Check out this NY Times article. Many obese people have tried numerous diets, only to find that once the diet has ended, they gain back the weight.   There are numerous reasons for this happening, including hormones, fecal bacteria mix, the type of food you consume and of course the portions. Certain types of diets can change the bodies set weight, but they also require you to change your eating lifestyle, something many of us are unable or unwilling to do.   Years ago I went on a Read More »

New guidelines for lower back pain; The hard to swallow truth.

New guidelines for lower back pain; The hard to swallow truth. Chiropractors as per Bottom Line Personal and Consumer Reports seem to have the best reputation regarding the treatment of back pain, while medical physicians seem to have the worst. The recent headlines over the past year regarding Opioids have not helped the medical cause either, since the problem of pain and the treatment of this often mechanically based condition somehow became linked to swallowing pills.  The recent explosion of costs for now treating the Opioid addictions that resulted from the relatively innocent patients who were desperate and in pain Read More »