Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Growing evidence suggests the Omicron variant could be the end of the pandemic. Here’s why.

Growing evidence suggests the Omicron variant could be the end of the pandemic. Here’s why. The headlines scream Omicron is here and the infection rates are soaring.  There is another variant discovered somewhere else. Welcome to cold, flu, and covid season coronavirus style. This highly efficient and infective variant is infecting those who are vaccinated, not vaccinated, or boosted.  The government is suggesting we don’t look at the overall number of infections which is likely a good idea as it is not helpful to do so. Fewer people are being hospitalized or dying from the Omicron variant and the illness Read More »

Cold, covid and flu season? Some thoughts from Dr. C.

Cold, covid, and flu season? Some thoughts from Dr. C. Cold and flu season is typically from December through February.   This year, 2021 things are different. In the Northeast, where we live, reports from two months ago were saying that this was going to be one of the worst Flu seasons, although current data shows us that the Flu is the least of our worries.  This, as I reported earlier this year is likely due to fewer people doing international travel and the newer strains people are being vaccinated against are not coming to the USA. It is also true Read More »

Lower back pain after deadlift.

Lower back pain after deadlift. My back began hurting while performing a deadlift he said.   He was lifting almost 300 lbs but this time his back began to ache. After three weeks of the pain continuing,  he visited our office on the advice of his girlfriend. Lower back pain from a deadlift is quite common but the ache should resolve within a few hours or by the following day. Even proper deadlifts will strain the legs, back, hips, and even the upper body.   The strain from lifting will make us stronger the next time we lift providing our bodies function Read More »

Physical activity can protect your brain as you age according to the NY Times.

Physical activity can protect your brain as you age according to the NY Times. Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other mental impairments due to aging may be as easy as gout out for regular walks according to the NY Times. Physical activuty can keep you mentally fit in your later years. A new study of Octogenarians from Chicago offers some clues to why movement and walking rather than sitting improve the way our immune cells work.  The study involved autopsies of people and found that when we move our bodies, we enhance how our minds work. While it Read More »

Viruses and mental health; Psychiatrists are beginning to understand the connection.

Viruses and mental health; Psychiatrists are beginning to understand the connection. A positive mental outlook can help you overcome infections such as Covid-19 according to some recent data published by Psychiatrists.  Problems with your mental state such as having schizophrenia can have a detrimental effect on your recovery or survival from this or other diseases according to new research. The immune system also may affect your mood as your body fights off a virus as well and can result in mood swings. Psychiatrists are understanding that mental health and physical health are often intertwined according to a recent article in Read More »