Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Insurer’s need to make non pharmacological pain management cheaper for patients to stay drug free according to a new paper.

Insurer’s need to make non pharmacological pain management cheaper for patients to stay drug free according to a new paper. The Opioid crisis did not happen by accident.  For years, insurance carriers have been raising the cost of accessing rehabilitative and chiropractic services for the consumer, while incentivizing the use of medications for pain. Pain management is a priority in the medical world, yet, medicinal pain management is temporary, while rehabilitative and chiropractic care of the spine may not only be curative, but also improve the quality of our lives.   Pharmacological substances such as opioids can be addictive, and Read More »

Are highly cushioned running shoes causing more running impact injuries?

Are highly cushioned running shoes causing more running impact injuries? Training and repetitive running regimens are often blamed for running injuries.  In response to this, running shoe companies have developed many designs that increase cushioning or spread out the point of impact. Shoes like the Hoka brand do this effectively. Other shoes are designed to have you strike the ground with your mid foot, since a mid foot stride is considered less stressful on the legs, and helps you distribute shock from the ground up better.  Others have developed a more minimalist approach to running with shoes that offer a Read More »

Pain free body building using the basics of breathing, a guest post

Pain free body building using the basics of breathing, a guest post. The world of fitness & exercise, whether to look better or perform better, is filled with flashy click bait and devoid of what really matters; fundamentals. Touching your toes should be as easy as blowing your nose, but usually it’s not. Confused? My potential clients claim they have tight hamstrings or that their backs are stiff. Hello!  Herein lies the problem. These same potential clients are dragging their bones, joints, and muscles through another boot-camp, distance run, or Cross-fit class only to pop pills afterwards because they are Read More »

Too many health screening tests from your doctor? See what Consumer Reports advises you do.

Too many health screening tests from your doctor? See what Consumer Reports advises you do. When you go to your doctor, it is likely that they will take some blood, check your heart, blood pressure and your weight. Most of these health screens offer your doctor that necessary data they need to advise you on your current health status.   Some of these tests such as the PSA may not be necessary at certain ages and may lead to false positives and unnecessary and sometimes harmful interventions. In our office, we do not order many MRI exams since most of Read More »

Can dogs sniff out disease? This pet saves his owners life by doing just that

Can dogs sniff out disease? This pet saves his owners life by doing just that Dogs are known for their heightened sense of smell.   They are also being studied because they may be a reliable source to diagnose disease. The web site Health reported on a story of a woman whose dog saved her life by sniffing out her cancer before her doctor could. Her dog was laying on her lap and started sniffing around her abdominal area.  She had been experiencing abdominal pain and had gone to the doctor who said it was probably an ovarian cyst. She Read More »