Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Stay safe while running at night with these helpful tips from the NY Times.

Stay safe while running at night with these helpful tips from the NY Times. It is marathon season and many of our patients who are training for these events are running at night when they get home or early in the morning while it is still dark outside. Many runners are on the road alongside the morning or evening traffic and can get injured if a car does not see them at the side of the road. There are many things a runner can do to assure visibility including reflective shirts and even lights.  The NY Times just offered some Read More »

Avoiding red meat and processed foods may have been bad advice according to this article from the NY Times.

Avoiding red meat and processed foods may have been bad advice according to the NY Times. There have been many articles written about healthcare policy and recommendations for the food pyramid, which were not about health at all.   You may also be aware of the recommendations that we avoid red meat and processed meats due to concerns about these foods that are linked to heart disease, cancer, and other ills. The NY Times recently reported that that information that was widely disseminated is not backed by good scientific evidence. Apparently, any health benefits from avoiding many of these foods are Read More »

An MRI for a lower back pain can be bad medicine; here’s why.

An MRI for a lower back problem can be bad medicine; here’s why. Doctors will tell you that the longer you speak with a patient, they are more likely to tell you what is wrong with them. A thorough lower back history should also include questions about your feet, knees, shoulders and even your neck.  A healthcare provider should also ask about your exercise habits as well as previous episodes of pain. Primary care doctors see many patients with lower back pain which is one of the top 5 conditions seen by primary care.  Chiropractors are seeing a growing number Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Upcoming DOT Physical Exam

What is the DOT Physical? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets regulations for the safe operation of commercial vehicles. There are specific regulations and assessments regarding drivers’ general health, as well as their mental and emotional fitness for the demands of commercial driving. What is covered in a DOT Physical Exam? If you’re a commercial driver, you will need to have a Department of Transportation physical. The physical is mandated by federal law and clears you to drive commercial vehicles. The physical also ensures that you can endure the long hours, exhausting schedules, and stress of operating commercial Read More »

Back pain relief during pregnancy with chiropractic care is safe and effective according to U.S. News and World Report.

Back pain relief during pregnancy with chiropractic care is safe and effective according to U.S. News and World Report. Back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy.   Other common problems include neck and shoulder pain as well as numbness in the hands. Most Obstetricians caution their patients against pain relievers and other medications during pregnancy since they may affect your unborn child. Chiropractic is a safe and effective drug-free option to get relief.   Chiropractors have been treating pregnant patients for years who report high levels of satisfaction with the relief they had.   Your chiropractor’s methods may also Read More »