Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

CBD, the science vs. the hype.

CBD, the  science vs. the hype. As many of you who read this blog regularly already know, CBD (cannabidiol ) is everywhere. There is a bubble in CBD, when stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond and my local salad place is selling the stuff. Is all CBD equal?   To understand CBD, you need to understand a little about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) within the body. The ECS is a lipid (fat) signaling system made up of enzymes, cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors which regulates the immune system, autonomic nervous system and microcirculation. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors known Read More »

The FDA and Cannabis; Should the FDA ease rules on cannabis products?

The FDA and Cannabis; Should the FDA ease rules on Cannabis products? We are slowly moving toward a legalization of marijuana for recreational use.   CBD which comes from Hemp which is a product that is Cannabis family. Unlike marijuana, does not have THC.  It can be used to make clothing, rope, and CBD has been highly praised for its uses as an antioxidant, pain reliever and affects on mood and sleep. For those who look for the effects available through THC which has a long history of medical usage from the 1800’s, the Cannabis plants are seeing increased demand for Read More »

Professional gaming injuries include back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome according to the Washington Post.

Professional gaming injuries include back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome according to the Washington Post. When we think of professional sports, we think of tennis, football or games such as baseball.   Few think of professional gaming as a sport, but it has become a high paying spectator sport where the superstars can make millions of dollars through winning tournaments and professional endorsements. Many of these athletes are affiliated with gaming teams which would make gaming a team sport. Are professional gamer’s athletes? Gamers will spend hours playing different games and they compete in tournaments that are attended by their fans Read More »

In 2016, 64 million prescriptions for gabapentin were dispensed with little evidence it actually works.

In 2016, 64 million prescriptions for gabapentin were dispensed with little evidence it actually works. Gabapentin, opioids and  other drugs  are continually dispensed for pain relief by physicians, even though these medications long term solve nothing for the patients who take them.  On the other hand, opioids have fueled healthcare costs due to addiction and other long term problems caused by addiction.  Patients have been discovering CBD which if found in hemp which relieves pain affordably and naturally without the side effects of medications that are designed to relieve pain. Medical providers are often looking for other uses of approved drugs, Read More »

Sensible advice to help you avoid stress fractures from running courtesy of Runners World magazine.

Sensible advice to help you avoid stress fractures from running courtesy of Runners World magazine. Runners who are training for their next race are always prone to injuries.   One of the most dreaded is the stress fracture that often can occur in the foot or in the lower leg.   While there are other types of stress fractures such as those in the pelvis, they are much more rare. Some running injuries occur by falls or improper steps on uneven pavement or trails, but stress fractures are insidious and develop over time. Stress fractures are more prone to occur when increasing Read More »