Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Why is hitting a baseball with a bat one of the most difficult athletic activities?

Why is hitting a baseball with a bat one of the most difficult athletic activities? Years ago, I regularly played softball.   I was a good fielder but was never able to hit a baseball or softball very far and deep into the outfield.  Others I played with including people who were not as physically well developed as I could sometimes hit the back fence with a tremendous amount of power. Hitting a baseball is definitely about how art and technique meet physics.   To move that ball requires power, timing, and a careful eye.   It also requires good technique A baseball Read More »

Persistent neck and back pain; where can you get affordable drug free relief?

Persistent neck and back pain; where can you get affordable drug-free relief? The advertisement on the radio was from the Princeton medical system advertising their board-certified specialists, surgeons, and therapists ready to help. For anyone who has ever visited the medical system for anything, it always comes with multiple specialists and then scheduling hoping to see someone immediately. If the problems are long-standing and worsening over time, as many problems do, many people have been taught to believe that as you get older, they will need medical interventions and specialists to understand the area that hurts. You make an appointment Read More »

Which is the best side sleeper pillow?

Which is the best side sleeper pillow? Which is the best way to sleep?   For many, side sleeping is the most comfortable. Sleeping on your side allows for the fetal position which can relieve back pain and reduce lower back strain. For those who have existing lower back problems, a more accommodating mattress with foam that allows your hips and shoulders to sink in maybe the best choice because people who have lower back issues also have compensations in their upper body that are aggravated by a stiff mattress. As discussed in the book Cheating Mother Nature, what you need Read More »

Which mosquito repellant works best?

Which mosquito repellant works best? Mosquito repellants will be on people’s minds this summer.  Which is best? Wet weather means standing water which leads to mosquitos.   Having a pond can help somewhat because fish eat mosquito larvae,  A wet summer can make sitting outside in the backyard unenjoyable. Many bug sprays suggest they can repel mosquitos.  A recent article I found on the internet offers some great ideas for sprays that you can use now.    Check it out below What’s the Best Mosquito Repellent? How to Buy the Right One for You These are the types of bug sprays Read More »

Weak ankles and how to fix them with some suggestions from Dr. C and the NY Times.

Weak ankles and how to fix them with some suggestions from Dr. C and the NY Times. If you ever sprained an ankle badly without breaking it, it can be a painful experience with years of problems ahead if you don’t take the necessary steps to strengthen and rehabilitate it. Rest, Ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)may help initially, but weight-bearing and strengthening regimens will make the difference between an ankle that is easily reinjured and one that is stable and resilient when you step on a crack or an uneven surface. Research supports movement and weight-bearing as soon as it Read More »