Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy To Treat Low Back Pain, a guest post

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy To Treat Low Back Pain, a guest post Even though you are involved in some physical treatment for your lower back pain, there is still one more option that can speed up the healing process. Have you heard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? You have probably heard about this therapy approach earlier, but you might think it can only solve mental problems. However, CBT is an efficient tool for reducing low back pain. Numerous studies have shown that with the right mindset you can make the pain disappear. That is why you should learn more about Read More »

Sports drinks or bananas, which is better for you according to the NY Times

Sports drinks or bananas, which is better for you according to the NY Times Sports drinks are popular because they help athletes thrive and recover during physical activity.  Which drink is best and is a drink the best option to get the nutrients and salts you need back into your system after athletic activity. The NY Times recently challenged the idea of sports drinks comparing them to a fruit many of us have had, the banana. Which do you think won?  Check out the article below Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study GRETCHEN REYNOLDS APRIL 4, 2018 A Read More »

Rob Defilippis from Runner’s High in Metuchen NJ tells us about the newest 2018 shoes and products for runners.

Rob Defilippis from Runner’s High in Metuchen NJ tells us about the newest 2018 shoes and products for runners. The weather is finally warming and many of you no doubt are beginning to go outside and run.  Running shoe designs have changed markedly over the past few years and it is not about Nike or New balance anymore, since other manufacturers are rethinking what a running shoe is and what it should do, including some newer boutique brands not normally carried in the big box stores like Dicks or Road Runner Sports whose poor shoe fitting habits results in hundreds Read More »

Push-ups should be part of your fitness regimen for a healthy core; are you doing them correctly?

Push-ups should be part of your fitness regimen for a healthy core; are you doing them correctly? Push-ups are important for a healthy upper back.   An inability to perform them can mean problems exist in the lower core, in the lower and mid traps as well as the rhomboids which help stabilize the shoulders. The core muscles are not the abdominals or six pack abs as we often see on television, however the gluts, the deep muscles in the lower back and the posterior chain which includes the upper, mid and lower traps as well as the rhomboids are important for Read More »

This new scientific discovery may explain why acupuncture works.

This new scientific discovery may explain why acupuncture works. If you have ever had acupuncture performed on you, you may have experienced relief of pain or another systemic symptom by having the proper meridian treated. Acupuncturists use needles but may also use electrical stimulation to enhance the effect of the treatment. Sham acupuncture when tested against treating real acupuncture points has been shown not to have the same therapeutic effect. Recently, a fluid filled interstitium between our skin and our muscles, had been described in a number of articles promoted as a previously undiscovered organ(1), we were unable to see before because it Read More »