Tag: Chiropractic

Why should you visit a chiropractor for neck pain first.

Why should you visit a chiropractor for neck pain first. Neck pain affects 45 percent of today’s workers. It is about half as prevalent as lower back pain and is largely misunderstood and is usually blamed on texting, working on a computer for hours or perhaps it is due to long sustained postures. Do you have text neck or is texting just aggravating the problem by making you feel pain when you use your phone for a long time. Is neck pain the problem or merely a symptom of lower back problems that you may not be aware of?  If your lower Read More »

Who is the chiropractor near me in Scotch Plains and North Brunswick, NJ?

Who is the chiropractor near me in Scotch Plains and North Brunswick NJ? There are many reasons to choose a chiropractor, but whom should you choose?  Often, people will type in the words chiropractor near me to find out who is closest and reviews may or may not be helpful since some of the best chiropractors have few reviews on line. For many of us, it is important to find someone who is in our insurance plan, yet for others, a personal referral is desirable and yet for others, it is finding the person who can understand why they hurt.   Finding Read More »

What does a chiropractor do and are they physicians?

What does a chiropractor do and are they physicians? Chiropractic as a profession began in 1895 and evolved in similarly to Osteopathy using manipulation as their main treatment regimen until the 1950’s, when Osteopaths began to work more like allopathic medical providers. Chiropractors have assumed the role of primary spine physicians (primary care for the musculoskeletal system) since their training in musculoskeletal medicine was much more intensive than allopathic medical providers.   The chiropractic approach to care is holistic, meaning, they look at the systems, rather than just the area of complaint.   The allopathic idea of symptoms and treatment for the symptoms 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 »

Congress has just expanded access for veterans for non drug chiropractic services

 Congress has just expanded access for veterans for non drug chiropractic services Congress has slowly been forcing the implementation of chiropractic services into all VA services, something that has been resisted by the medical profession for years.   It has taken years of intense lobbying on behalf of the chiropractic profession to make this happen, and the response from veterans has been terrific.   There is a growing demand for cost effective drug free pain relief services in the VA, especially because of the Opioid problem that has developed over time. The American Chiropractic profession is also talking to them about full Read More »