Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

It’s cold, covid ,and flu season; which foods help you recover faster?

It’s cold, covid, and flu season; which foods help you recover faster? This cold, covid, and flu season has been bad as the masks come off and we look to find normal. Chicken soup also known as Jewish penicillin always seems to be a common thing to have and it seems to help.  Depending on whom you speak with, they may have their own regimen or cocktail to help you overcome the cold and find recover quickly.   In my case, I recommend Vitamin C, Zinc tabs, Alpha glycosyl, and Nettle for the symptoms and to help your body fight off Read More »

What is fascia and how does it control how we move and feel.

What is fascia and how does it control how we move and feel? Our patients often hear me explain the concept of fascia, fascial release, the importance of proper firing patterns, Fascia, and how it affects how we feel and function. Fascia works like an exoskeleton, and while years ago, it was mostly ignored by researchers, we now understand that it has its own vasculature, nervous system networks, and how muscle function is dependent on the fascia. Science is gradually showing us that the fascial system can be important in understanding why we hurt. Why chiropractic and fascia are important Read More »

According to the NY Times, the real cause of the crisis in the U.S. hospitals is…

According to the NY Times, the real cause of the crisis in the U.S. hospitals is… The Covid-19 pandemic laid bare what is wrong with the US hospital system.   While there is much to complain about including massive consolidation, tiered plans courtesy of insurance carriers, and the purchasing of private practices designed to control the regions they proliferate in, there is one overwhelming problem; nurses. During the pandemic, I had heard firsthand stories of nurses being overworked due to staffing shortages, doctors sending nurses to rooms they were afraid to enter and the crisis started years before the pandemic as Read More »

How the Mediterranean Diet can improve your health.

How the Mediterranean Diet can improve your health. You have likely heard numerous times how the Mediteraneanian diet improves health. People who eat this way are often having longer lives, and fewer doctor visits, and truthfully, food is medicine. Exercise in these areas also comes with the lifestyle, so food is not the entire formula. Also, the culture of health, family, and work is also different and we should learn from them as well. The NY Times recently discussed the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.  Check this out below The Mediterranean Diet Really Is That Good for You. Here’s Why. Read More »

Resolving your lower back pain requires more than applying a treatment or ordering tests; here’s why.

Resolving your lower back pain requires more than applying a treatment or ordering tests; here’s why. A patient recently visited our office complaining of lower back pain that began months ago but gradually became acute over the New Year’s holiday. Since our office was closed, he visited another chiropractic office that told him his problems were due to swollen muscles and discs in his lower back.   The treatment consisted of muscle stim and heat initially and then an adjustment.   The patient also mentioned that when the lower back pain began, his neck was stiff and painful but the chiropractor relieved Read More »