Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Do you have a painful hip labral tear? This is an effective care option you should consider.

Do you have a painful hip labral tear? This is an effective care option you should consider. Athletes and people who do manual labor can develop painful hip labral tears. Some of these people may have been diagnosed with a painful hip labral tear after orthopedic tests and an MRI were performed by their doctor. The labrum, as described by the famed  Mayo Clinic is a ring of cartilage surrounding the hip joint.  The labrum helps  stabilize the hip joint in the socket. Painful hip labral tears are most common in athletes such as soccer players, hockey players, golfers as Read More »

Neuropathy; If you have numbness, tingling or pain, who should you visit first?

Neuropathy; If you have numbness, tingling or pain, who should you visit first? Neuropathy is often used to describe feelings of numbness or pain in a particular region of the body. Wikipedia offers this common definition of the condition which they refer to as Peripheral Neuropathy: “Peripheral neuropathy, often shortened to neuropathy, is a general term describing disease affecting the peripheral nerves, meaning nerves beyond the brain and spinal cord. Damage to peripheral nerves may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function depending on which nerves are affected; in other words, neuropathy affecting motor, sensory, or autonomic nerves result in Read More »

If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times

If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times Many of us find that their memory is not as good as it used to be when we were young.   There may be a number of reasons for this although, the physiology of the brain may be part of the reason. Regular exercise is important for our cardio vascular health, and the health of our muscles which will degenerate and weaken over time. A recent study according to the NY Times shows that a recent study done on rodents suggests Read More »

Cannabis and Wellness: Understanding the Growing Trend, a guest post

Cannabis and Wellness: Understanding the Growing Trend, a guest post It’s no secret that cannabis is still fighting to repair the reputation it lost due to bad marketing. However, thanks to the potency and benefits that this plant can deliver, it is on the way of not only recovery but establishing itself as the primary choice for various health and wellness goals. It seems that cannabis has become increasingly popular across the wellness industry. If you take a look at its various segments, such as beauty, food, and others, you will notice that more customers are seeking marijuana products every Read More »

Is socialized medicine scary? Ask a European. This article is a must read.

Is socialized medicine scary? Ask a European. This article is a must read. I came across a brilliant article that takes on the insurance industries scare tactics regarding insurance companies.  The article titled “The only thing health insurance companies are good at is scaring us about socialized medicine” takes on the industry and shows how they are using scare tactics to sway public opinion away from a more social system of coverage. If you ask most Europeans, they may complain about their system, but when asked if they want an American system of healthcare, they will say no.  The truth Read More »