Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Does icing a sprain adversely affect healing? Check out this article in the Washington Post.

Does icing a sprain adversely affect healing? Check out this article in the Washington Post. If you have ever been involved in sports, you may have heard the term RICE which stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation.   The idea of icing a sprain has for years been the gospel of athletic trainers, coaches and even doctors. RICE no more. Science is catching up to this common practice and apparently, icing for long periods of time adversely affects healing.  This is why a couple of years ago we developed a new brochure for both of our offices called RICE Read More »

Meet Jane Simpson, a 78 year old world class track and field athlete

Meet Jane Simpson, a 78 year old world class track and field athlete What would you do if you were told in your late 50’s that your cholesterol was high?   Would you take a statin medication to lower it, and risk the side effects, or would you try to do things differently? I’ve known Jane Simpson for many years now, helping her stay in the track and field game.  Jane began her track and field career after being told she had high cholesterol. She decided to lower it by being an athlete. Jane routinely competes most weekends both nationally, Read More »

Is your immune system properly trained? A warning to all germaphobes.

Is your immune system properly trained? A warning to all germaphobes. Several years ago, Purell hand sanitizer dispensers were everywhere, and so were outbreaks of norovirus.  There was a known association between the use of these sanitizers and illnesses.  Weren’t these hand sanitizers supposed to protect us from germs? The truth is, bacteria and other germs are all around us.  Another truth is that our immune system is constantly being trained to counteract infections and build up immunities on a regular basis.   Did using Purell have the side effect of making our immune systems less effective? Did many of Read More »

C Diff and the new poop wars; the problem with curative fecal transplants, big pharma and the interests of the public.

C Diff and the new poop wars; the problem with curative fecal transplants, big pharma and the interests of the public. Fecal transplants are known to cure problems such as c diff also known as Clostridium difficile which is a spore forming bacterial infection that can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea and in a percentage of the cases, can result in death. The spores  are often found in the soil and infections can be caused by improper food handling.   The spores are resistant to stomach acid and pass through resulting in infections in the colon.    The condition has been Read More »

Summer sandals that can relieve back pain; where to find them now before the summer season.

Summer sandals that can relieve back pain; where to find them now before the summer season. Back pain during the summer months can be relieved by wearing the right sandals and flip flops. Great sandals do not have to cost a fortune, and our office’s have two summer sandal styles from Powerstep you will want to wear this summer. Their flip flop Fusion retails for $59.95.  All Powerstep sandals are now available in our offices by special order.  You can purchase your sandals as prescribed by your doctor under both your HSA as well as your HRA account as a Read More »