Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

How to avoid lower back pain from shoveling snow and where to get relief now.

How to avoid lower back pain from shoveling snow and where to get relief now. Are you tired of the constant barrage of snow that we have had over the past few weeks?   It is likely your lower back has been aching and has had enough as well. Moving snow safely is the key to avoiding a lower back injury.  Other concerns include heart problems due to exertion required to move the snow as well and people who have knee, neck, shoulder and foot problems who can be affected by moving heavy snow too. Having a snow blower is ideally Read More »

Parkinson’s disease and your gut; is there a link?

Parkinson’s disease and your gut; is there a link? I have a cousin who has Parkinson’s disease which took him from being a world-renowned pediatrician who worked at a hospital in Boston to someone who is now on disability.   Michael J. Fox has lived with Parkinson’s disease for years and has been able with the use of medication and other interventions to function better, but with markedly altered abilities. Parkinson’s disease is described by Wikipedia as a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms usually emerge slowly and, as the disease worsens, non-motor symptoms become more common. Read More »

Attend an indoor music concert without social distancing and no covid-19 infections today? Check out this Spanish covid-19 study.

Attend an indoor music concert without social distancing and no covid-19 infections today? Check out this Spanish covid-19 study. Concert tours have rebooked for this summer and beyond.   Sure, many of us either will have had Covid-19 with natural immunity, had the vaccination, or both. When can we return to seeing live music at PNC or at Madison Square Garden without having to worry about becoming ill or spreading this virus and making others ill? The following study may offer us some clues on how we can safely attend concerts in the spring and summer, both in and outdoors. A Read More »

The American Medical Association tried to destroy the chiropractic profession and failed; Here is the story.

The American Medical Association tried to destroy the chiropractic profession and failed; Here is the story. Many health professions assimilated into the allopathic model of care including podiatrists, physical therapists, and osteopaths in the 1950’s due to the activities of the American Medical Association (AMA).  The AMA is a trade organization that represents allopathic medicine although only a small percentage of physicians belong to it.   They are also the owners of the coding method we use for describing conditions that we treat on a claim that is sent to your insurance carrier.   The AMA is very influential in public health Read More »

Balance and gait; recognizing these warning signs can prevent your next fall.

Balance and gait; recognizing these warning signs can prevent your next fall. Poor balance abilities, being clumsy, falling, and tripping over things is a common experience for many people.  If you are younger, a fall may hurt but it is not likely to cause a major injury. On the other hand, older folks can break a wrist, arm, shoulder, or hip.  These types of injuries can result in a permanent loss of function. A need for a surgical repair requiring risky anesthesia in the elderly can be devastating. If you have poor balance when you are young, it is likely Read More »