Tag: Chiropractic

Chiropractic care for neck and back problems first? Here’s the evidence that has been ignored for years.

Chiropractic care for neck and back problems first? Here’s the evidence that has been ignored for years. The evidence for visiting a chiropractor first has been building for years. As it’s been said, who you see first for a problem will determine the safety, effectiveness, and cost.   Chiropractors, who are physician-level providers specialize in the primary care holistic approach to the musculoskeletal system. Their unique skills of combining exercise, myofascial work and manipulation have been shown to be very effective at improving solving physical problems without the use of drugs, surgeries or other invasive methods. Follow the evidence…  “The pathway Read More »

Why did I get a stress reaction in my knee from running?

Why did I get a stress reaction in my knee from running? Runners want to avoid stress fractures which many believe are due to impact and overtraining. These types of injuries can stop your training and they can be painful. If you are increasing your mileage or speed or both, it is best to do it gradually as it is believed that increasing either speed or distance too fast will result in a stress fracture or another type of injury. Doctors now understand that a stress reaction can proceed with a stress fracture. I have been to many seminars that Read More »

The buzz surrounding Pilates according to the NY Times

The buzz surrounding Pilates according to the NY Times I have recommended Pilates as a core strengthening regimen to our patients for years.  People often discover Pilates after having back or neck problems and after traditional rehab had not solved their problem or they wanted to avoid a medical procedure for herniated discs in the back, neck, or both. Pilates began years ago when Joseph Pilates, a German physical trainer who originally was a gymnast and body builder promoted his techniques after successfully treating famous dancers in New York City. His unique approach to core strength and posture helped many Read More »

Charschan Chiropractic is face mask optional after a new order from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.

Charschan Chiropractic is face mask optional after a new order from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. We are no longer requiring facemasks in either of our offices either in the public areas or in the treatment rooms after the latest announcement from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. Following the science of virology shows us that face masking at the beginning of the pandemic may have made sense as a precautionary measure when we had very little understanding of the Covid-19 virus. We are here today because of the science behind adaptation and the masks clearly make it more Read More »

Are massage guns worth it?

Are massage guns worth it? You just got a new massage gun and were looking forward to using it to solve your problem with muscle soreness. Massage guns resemble a drill with a battery.   They have different heads that can be added on depending on the shape of the area you want to treat. They also offer different speeds and intensities. How do massage guns treat an area? Massage guns perform high-intensity tapotement, which is the laying on of hands using either the palms or the sides of the hands and rhythmically striking the person when performed by a massage Read More »