Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

5 tips for building your musculoskeletal strength when running, a guest post

5 tips for building your musculoskeletal strength when running, a guest post Like all the regulatory systems of the body, the musculoskeletal system is vital for ensuring that your body is holistically healthy. If one component of the musculoskeletal system isn’t working properly, then it can have a knock-on effect on your overall health and well-being. As well as the more obvious tolls which musculoskeletal stresses and strains can take on your physical health, it’s important to consider the subtle tolls in can take on your mental health. If you’re a keen runner, or someone who is considering taking up Read More »

Make your heart younger with exercise according to the NY Times.

Make your heart younger with exercise according to the NY Times. In the chiropractic world, we always see mobility and movement as some of the essential elements of life, while a lack of movement is incompatible with life as we know it.  When someone becomes old and ill, often the lack of mobility leads to swollen limbs and infections and a deconditioning of the heart. More research is now showing that if we exercise and stay active as we age, our heart will not only be healthier but can also become a more effective pump and even act as if Read More »

In loving memory of my dad, Carl Charschan

In loving memory of my dad, Carl Charschan Who was my dad, Carl Charschan? My dad was a kind, gentle and fun man with a great sense of humor.   He had a caring warmth about him and would always ask you about how you were doing.   He was a great listener and would often offer great advice based on his many years of raising a family, having a great marriage, having traveled to many places around the world. He had an intuitive business sense. My Dad, was very close with his brother Sid, and they constantly looked out for one Read More »

Simple Ways to Boost Your Balance and Stability, a guest post.

Simple Ways to Boost Your Balance and Stability, a guest post. Balance and stability can improve your body’s coordination to reduce the risks of falls and untoward injuries. While balance may seem like a simple thing, you may find it to be a little challenging especially when put into specific scenarios that will require you to whip out your physical balance. We’re not talking about a balancing act from a circus, although you can learn a thing or two from it. A physical stability should be achieved regardless of age, height or weight. You will find that as simple as Read More »

Epidural injections for back pain are no more effective than placebo according to recent study.

Epidural injections for back pain are no more effective than placebo according to recent study. Back problems are a result in dysfunctions in movement and movement patterns as was discussed in the Annals of Internal Medicine.   A recent study also published in this same journal is now suggesting the Epidural Injections for back pain may be no more effective that placebo, as published in a recent NY Times article. The idea of epidural steroid injections for radiculopathy and problems due to spinal stenosis has been used for many years by pain management specialists and patients who have been in motor vehicle Read More »