Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Medical Marijuana; It has been used medicinally since the 1800’s, so what is the problem.

Medical Marijuana; It has been used medicinally since the 1800’s, so what is the problem. NJ recently did not legalize Marijuana due to concerns raised by different legislators on compromises written into the legislation.   They are going try again and are likely to pass this legislation by the end of the year. Medically, Marijuana has been used successfully for years to treat many conditions.  CBD seems to be everywhere and some people swear by its effectiveness.   GW pharmaceuticals was the first drug company to get a Marijuana based drug through the FDA to market. In larger doses, which sometimes happens Read More »

Non pharmacological pain management such as chiropractic is better and safer, so why do insurer’s want to make it cost more?

Non pharmacological pain management such as chiropractic is better and safer, so why do insurer’s want to make it cost more? The HHS (Health and Human Services) task force found that insurers were not covering Non pharmacological pain management methods such as chiropractic or acupuncture.  These methods are often more expensive than opioids and insurers have used this as a reason behind them favoring one type of treatment against the use of medication such as opioids.   The HHS collected years of data which helped them arrive to the conclusion that insurers may have inadvertently caused the Opioid crisis with their Read More »

Improve your running without all that stretching.

Improve your running without all that stretching. Stretching has been part of running for many years now, but the science behind it is weak, and it will not make you a better runner according to a new article. Icing sore muscles after running activities may have harmful effects as well with less fewer benefits than previously thought. Foam rolling is now being used more often as a way to limber up.  Exercises that are ballistic may actually help you get faster. There are ideas that are offered in a post published in BBC Future. They offer some great ideas on Read More »

Medicare for all; Isn’t it about time we did something for the average American?

Medicare for all; Isn’t it about time we did something for the average American? The problem. Bernie Sanders has many American’s in agreement that we need a change in how insurance works in the USA. Not everyone agrees with Bernie Sanders on how to make this happen. Our overly complicated system has been ruined by private interests which include insurers, hospitals, medical suppliers and drug companies who often charge prices that nobody can relate to. The USA has the highest healthcare costs in the world, and one illness can wipe you out financially; something that is unique in our system. Read More »

Overprescribing drugs for the elderly; an alarming problem you need to know about.

Overprescribing drugs for the elderly; an alarming problem you need to know about. If you have elderly parents, you are aware of their health problems and the many doctors they visit for those problems. Our healthcare system is expensive partly because elderly patients require greater resources than most younger patients require. The problems begin at their primary doctors office who may be a geriatrician.   Elderly patients are time consuming to treat and are often referred out to specialists.   Once they leave their primary doctors office, the costs begin to rise dramatically as they go from specialist to specialist. Years ago, Read More »