Tag: Chiropractic

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 »

Independent healthcare researchers have proven chiropractic often is more effective than physical therapy; so why are insurers ignoring the obvious truth?

Independent healthcare researchers have proven chiropractic often is more effective than physical therapy; so why are insurers ignoring the obvious truth? At a recent conference of the North American Spine Society, a colleague of mine was sitting at a table with an insurance company medical director.   She told him she likes chiropractic care personally, but her company prefers PTs to deliver care for spine patient enrollees. Many of the studies show that chiropractic care can cost up to two 2/3 less while having fewer reoccurrences of most back, neck, and other musculoskeletal conditions.   These studies were in well-respected journals.  Even Read More »

Can I safely go maskless? Here is what science tells us.

Can I safely go maskless? Here is what science tells us. As covid-19 becomes endemic, can we safely remove our masks on airplanes and in crowded spaces? An elderly patient today was just beginning to go out and experience the world again and realized she needed a chiropractic visit after a self-imposed lockdown. Many people stayed away from living normally due to fear of covid-19.  Most of these fears were amplified by the news, isolation, like-minded others, and the resulting PTSD. She had been fully vaccinated which affords a good level of protection from serious covid disease. People are realizing Read More »

Pain is the 5th vital sign campaign was the tool used to market opioids; chiropractic can safely help you feel better.

Pain is the 5th vital sign campaign was the tool used to market opioids; chiropractic can safely help you feel better. If you saw the series Dopesick on Hulu or had heard about the Opioid crisis and how it happened, you know about the pain is the 5th vital sign campaign used to sell the drugs to patients in pain. In marketing, developing a catchy easy way to recommend pain medication-using charts was brilliant.  Medical physicians having had poor training in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal pain now had criteria for prescribing opioids.    Having the profession prioritize pain control in Read More »