Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

High blood pressure in millennials; why this is a growing problem according to Men’s health.

High blood pressure in millennials; why this is a growing problem according to Men’s health. Recently, our practice has had quite a few millennial new patients.   As always, we check blood pressure during the initial visit to screen for potential problems.   My office manager had noticed that most of them had high blood pressure, something we usually see in our older clientele. It is common for people to have what is termed “white coat hypertension” , a common phenomenon.  It is also common for someone to have higher blood pressure when they are in pain. After a number of our Read More »

The Benefits of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services

The Benefits of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Exercise is a vital part of life. Whether you choose to hit the gym or play sports, staying active is the best thing you can do for your health, however, if you’re not careful, an injury can set you back. Sports therapy and rehabilitation services may become essential. Sports and exercise injuries make everyday activities more difficult. A knee injury, for example, can make simple chores almost impossible. Prevention is key. What happens, though, if you’ve already been injured? What treatment should you seek? Sports therapy and rehabilitation Read More »

How Does Kinesio Tape Work?

How Does Kinesio Tape Work? Kinesio Tape It’s not a fashion statement. It might seem like a bold addition to workout attire, but athletes wear Kinesio tape to help with the healing of a variety of injuries, from back and shoulder pain to knee and ankle problems. How does Kinesio tape work? Why do they wear it? It’s colorful and certainly draws attention, but does it really provide any benefits? It does! As simple as it might seem, athletic tape—when appropriately applied—aids in the recovery from sports or other injuries. Let’s take a look at the science behind it. What Does Read More »

Politics, healthcare and an insurance executive that regrets developing the choice talking point.

Politics, healthcare and an insurance executive that regrets developing the choice talking point. Ask anyone about healthcare in the USA and you are likely to get many diverging opinions. Do you like your insurance and do you really have more choices of providers with our current system? As a provider who helps people navigate their insurance plans, nothing is more frustrating for regular folks than the in or out of network question. No other country has high deductibles like we do and many people put off needed care because of it. When you visit a hospital, you may find out Read More »

Improving access to chiropractic care under Medicare is essential; Here’s what you can do now.

Improving access to chiropractic care under Medicare is essential; Here’s what you can do now. Many baby boomers are now entering Medicare and finding out that chiropractic care under Medicare is quite limited even though chiropractors are physicians.   Currently, Medicare only covers manipulation of the spine, yet patients require an examination and may even need x rays or muscle work performed to get the optimal result from their care.   As a result, chiropractic patients pay out of pocket for x-rays, evaluations and the valuable muscle work and exercise instructions their chiropractor provides, often at a lower cost than other professions. Read More »