Tag: back pain

Study shows chiropractic care lowers costs workers compensation costs with a faster return to work.

Study shows chiropractic care lowers costs workers’ compensation costs with a faster return to work. The evidence continues to grow supporting chiropractors as the most cost-effective providers for lower back problems. This latest study shows significant savings under workers’ compensation. WCRI researchers examined more than 2 million claims from 28 states with injuries dating from Oct. 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2017, to compare costs and claim duration for workers who were treated exclusively by chiropractors to workers who received no chiropractic care and workers who received services from both chiropractors and other types of providers. In NJ, few workers Read More »

Why does your shoulder pain return after all the physical therapy you’ve done?

Why does your shoulder pain return after all the physical therapy you’ve done? The patient told me that their first episode began three years ago and didn’t resolve after months of physical therapy and doing exercises at home.   Two months ago he experienced the same symptoms in his left shoulder which did not improve much after therapy directed toward his neck and shoulder. He said his friend recommended him to our office because we evaluated people holistically.  Holistic simply means we are thorough and we evaluate the whole person, not just the symptomatic part. It doesn’t mean we stack rocks, Read More »

Back pain; if my doctor was evidence-based, shouldn’t he have sent me to a chiropractor first?

Back pain; if my doctor was evidence-based, shouldn’t he have sent me to a chiropractor first? A call came on a Friday afternoon from a family member who was wanting their father to get treated asap.  Their insurance plan said they required a referral from their primary doctor.  The doctor refused to give it and wanted the patient to visit him first. For many patients, jumping through hoops to get the care they need is common.   Upon seeing his family doctor, the doctor refused to give the referral saying he doesn’t believe in chiropractic care and that he should take Read More »

Persistent neck and back pain; where can you get affordable drug free relief?

Persistent neck and back pain; where can you get affordable drug-free relief? The advertisement on the radio was from the Princeton medical system advertising their board-certified specialists, surgeons, and therapists ready to help. For anyone who has ever visited the medical system for anything, it always comes with multiple specialists and then scheduling hoping to see someone immediately. If the problems are long-standing and worsening over time, as many problems do, many people have been taught to believe that as you get older, they will need medical interventions and specialists to understand the area that hurts. You make an appointment Read More »

Weak ankles and how to fix them with some suggestions from Dr. C and the NY Times.

Weak ankles and how to fix them with some suggestions from Dr. C and the NY Times. If you ever sprained an ankle badly without breaking it, it can be a painful experience with years of problems ahead if you don’t take the necessary steps to strengthen and rehabilitate it. Rest, Ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)may help initially, but weight-bearing and strengthening regimens will make the difference between an ankle that is easily reinjured and one that is stable and resilient when you step on a crack or an uneven surface. Research supports movement and weight-bearing as soon as it Read More »