Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Got Plantar Fasciitis?; here is some helpful advice.

Got Plantar Fasciitis?; here is some helpful advice. Plantar fasciitis is a problem that plagues many runners and non runners alike.   Do conventional approaches work?   They may help relieve, however some of the well worn approaches are questionable. Most people with the condition may visit a podiatrist since they specialize in feet.  The truth is that the feet are the point of impact but may not be the reason they hurt. You may have had an injection, or had foot orthotics recommended or had been told to get a device that will stretch your calf at night.   Sometimes, these approaches Read More »

Spinal fusion; costly yes, effective ??? Here’s what data suggests you should do first for back pain.

Spinal fusion; costly yes, effective ???  Here’s what data suggests you should do first for back pain. After experiencing lower back pain for weeks, an MRI is ordered and indicates that you have a badly herniated disc.  Your next visit consists of your doctor suggesting you will need a spinal fusion.  What should you do? Spinal fusion surgery is performed in the USA and in Australia at rates that doubled from 2000 through 2009.   The idea behind a fusion is that by fusing the segments that are problematic, it will solve your problem. The truth is that there is little evidence to support Read More »

Herbs for Health- The Top 10 Super Fat Burning Herbs and Spices for Weight Loss, a guest post

Herbs for Health- The Top 10 Super Fat Burning Herbs and Spices for Weight Loss, a guest post We all use herbs and spices to add flavor to the food. These herbs not only enhance the flavor, without adding calories but also help in weight loss. These fat burning nutrients might come in small packages but are really powerful weight loss super-foods. These are a must to be included in your diet chart for weight loss. These herbs and spices help in maintaining the body weight by increasing the metabolism, suppressing your appetite and decreasing the fat tissue. Along with Read More »

Why did United Healthcare begin to refuse to cover clinically proven chiropractic treatment for headaches?

Why did United Healthcare begin to refuse to cover clinically proven chiropractic treatment for headaches? If you are insured by United Healthcare, you should be concerned with their newest policies concerning the treatment of headaches by chiropractors. Most patients are unaware they no longer cover chiropractors for the initial evaluation which has been in effect for over a year now.  Many doctors of chiropractic had responded by leaving their networks, while others like our office had dropped out of Oxford, since it was becoming unaffordable to treat their patients.  We had considered dropping United for the same reason but have Read More »

Runners World recommends the best trail running shoes for 2018.

Runners World recommends the best trail running shoes for 2018. If you run on trails, you need a shoe that is capable of uneven terrain.  It must also work with your foot and body style as well. Runners world just compiled their 13 best of list for trail shoes for 2018.  Which one do you think they picked as an Editors choice? Depending on how you run and where you run, you may want a waterproof shoe or one with a special type of tread designed for the places you typically run. Also, if you are a casual runner, you Read More »