Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Myofascial dysfunctional pain is often the reason we hurt. Watch this video to see why and how you can get relief now.

Myofascial dysfunctional pain is often the reason we hurt. Watch this video to see why and how you can get relief now. Years ago, when I was in Anatomy lab, we would cut through the fascia to get the muscles, nerves, and organs.  The fascia was seen as the junk that was covering organs and tissues. It was thought to serve little purpose but to get in the way of our dissections. We now know that the myofascia not only is responsible for movement patterns of muscles and functions as an exoskeleton, but it also contains its own vascular and Read More »

Which running shoes are best for plantar fasciitis symptoms according to Men’s Health Magazine?

Which running shoes are best for plantar fasciitis symptoms according to Men’s Health Magazine? Plantar fasciitis symptoms are a concern for many runners.  Which shoe should you choose to minimize the discomfort? Plantar fasciitis is not only a foot problem.  It is a body mechanics and impact problem.   The place we impact is on the bottom of our feet.  Over time, the constant impact will result in tighter legs, less motion, and shock absorption in the feet and ankles and Plantar Fasciitis is the result. While a running shoe can reduce impact and control foot motion to a certain extent, Read More »

Will we ever reach Covid-19 herd immunity?

Will we ever reach Covid-19 herd immunity? Herd Immunity means enough people are vaccinated so the community is protected against an illness or virus. Those who have had Covid-19, plus those who have been vaccinated become part of the herd. Depending on who you listen to, herd immunity is reached when between 60-90% of the population has become vaccinated.  While there are a number of us who are unwilling to become vaccinated, as long as most people are exposed either naturally or through inoculation, we can crowd out the virus. There is also the concern of viral variants, some of Read More »

Forget a Covid-19 vaccine; scientists are working on a vaccine for all coronaviruses according to the NY Times.

Forget a Covid-19 vaccine; scientists are working on a vaccine for all coronaviruses according to the NY Times. Covid-19 is a huge problem even as vaccines are slowly rolling out to help us build immunity to it.   The goal is herd immunity meaning if enough of us have immunity, the virus will have little if any impact on society. The problem is, your immunity may not work against the next variant and you may need a booster shot to get additional immunity. Covid-19 is also known as SARS-2, since twenty years ago, SARS-1 was a serious concern yet it never Read More »

Getting rid of IT band syndrome; helpful tips from Runners World Magazine.

Getting rid of IT band syndrome; helpful tips from Runners World Magazine. Many runners experience lateral leg pain in the hips and knees also known as IT band syndrome.  The IT or Iliotibial band is a dense tissue that runs along the lateral side of the leg from the hip to the lateral knee. Years ago, it was not uncommon for therapists to aggressively treat this tissue which was very painful and would bruise.  The problem was that the IT band would continue to retighten either from the treatment further scarring the area or because the mechanism behind it was Read More »