Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

The NY Times asks why it is so hard for doctors to unlearn things. Is the lack of unlearning driving healthcare costs?

The NY Times asks why it is so hard for doctors to unlearn things. Is the lack of unlearning driving healthcare costs? The NY Times recently looked into why doctors have such a hard time learning new things.  One of the most difficult problems is to teach doctors to unlearn bad habits in the past which would can lead to lower costs and less potentially harmful practices.  Many of these practices are driving healthcare costs. Recently, a systematic review in JAMA Pediatrics looked at the overuse in pediatric care in 2016 regarding Pedialyte use that was more expensive than other less Read More »

Rethinking the idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, dementia and strokes according to the NY Times.

Rethinking the idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, dementia  and strokes according to the NY Times. The idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent strokes has been around for years, and it has been promoted by many doctors for the prevention of heart attacks, dementia  and strokes. According to 3 recent papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, people 70 years and older do not have any benefit from this regimen.  On the other hand, the use of aspirin as a preventative agent actually caused a slight increase in overall mortality with Read More »

New research says 73% of people who added chiropractic care to treatment found significant or complete relief from their back pain!

New research says 73% of people who added chiropractic care to treatment found significant or complete relief from their back pain! Imagine, being told that for back pain, you needed to go first to one doctor, then another and then for therapy and then…   For many people, this has been the experience and often an ineffective and often expensive one at that.   When those ineffective methods failed to help, we were then sent to specialists who ordered tests such an MRI that were very expensive and may have led us to see a surgical specialist. The problem is, according to the Read More »

How can you prevent muscle loss as you age, according to the NY Times?

How can you prevent muscle loss as you age, according to the NY Times? As we age, sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass can become a significant health concern. Your goal as your age is to prevent muscle loss, since the process can begin in your 40’s and you can potentially lose half of your muscle mass by the time you are 70. Like osteoporosis in our bones, sarcopenia or the loss of muscle tone, mass and strength can become a significant health concern. The good news is that staying active and getting regular physical exercise, you can prevent or Read More »

The science behind foam rolling; Is it good for you and what do the experts say about this commonly used method of self treatment.

The science behind foam rolling; Is it good for you and what do the experts say about this commonly used method of self treatment. As many of our patients already know, I am a huge proponent of foam rolling and many of our patients rely on this important self treatment method to get relief when their body tightens up on them. You can view our foam roller exercises here. Over the past 20 years, our understanding of how the myofascial system operates has improved markedly and myofascial release has become main stream medicine. We now understand the myofascia controls movement, Read More »