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Chiropractors Can Treat These 5 Conditions

Surprise: Chiropractors Can Treat These 5 Conditions
By David Starr, Contributor 

Chiropractors are trained as neuromusculoskeletal specialists, and one of the main focuses of chiropractic care is the positive impact it can have on a person’s nervous system. 

Lift With Your Legs, Not With Your Back!

by Dr. Vincent Porta, DC

“Lift with your legs, not with your back” is a saying that we have all heard before but don’t often put into practice. The reason we overlook this saying is because more times than not, we lift or bend improperly with no immediate adverse effects. Although we lift improperly and may not feel pain right away,

What Is Text Neck?

by Dr. Vincent Porta, DC

In today’s day and age our cell phones have become a technology that we cannot live without. For many people a cell phone is a device used to run their business, for others it is their connection to the outside world via social media, and for some it is used for pure entertainment.

Exercise of The Week #9 – Functional Movement Screen Hurdle Step with Corrective

Check out the Hurdle Step test on our new FMS board (Functional Movement Screen) which we use to evaluate athletes for risk of injury in order to help prevent future injuries. The Functional Movement Screen focuses on proper movement patterns in 7 different exercises. Following the FMS Evaluation, corrective exercises are prescribed by one of our physical therapists.

Exercise of the Week #6 – TRX Lunges

This week’s Exercise of the Week is a TRX Lunge with an abdominal contraction and hip flexion. Great for core and lower body strengthening. Check it out!

Also be sure to call us at 201.746.6577 or email drpete@thespineandhealthcenter.com to reserve your seat for our Knee Injury Prevention Workshop on March 8 at 7 PM.

Exercise of the Week #3 – Volleyball Bumps on the Bosu Ball

This week’s exercise of the week is one that focuses on stabilization of the lower extremities while an athlete performs a sport specific exercise. In this case, the athlete is performing a volleyball “bump” but the exercise can be modified to be specific to other sports such as baseball and basketball. It is great when implemented at the end of the physical therapy treatment plan to get the athlete performing sport specific movements while stabilizing in order to reduce the risk of re-injury.

Top 5 Stretches Before Shoveling Snow

by Dr. Christopher Kahanec, DC

With our first big snow storm well on its way to Montvale and the entire northeast, it’s time not only to prepare our houses, but our bodies! A recent study at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that approximately 11,500 snow shoveling-related injuries and medical emergencies were treated in the United States from 1990 to 2006.

Happy Birthday Keri – Our Director of Physical Therapy!

This past Friday was the birthday of Keri Moran, The Spine and Health Center’s Director of Physical Therapy. All of us at the office want to take this opportunity to thank Keri for everything she does for our physical therapy department. With 18 years of experience as a physical therapist, Keri has always delivered high quality patient care while developing a fun,

Do You Suffer From Low Back Pain? by Dr. Kelly Blundy & Dr. Josh Jagoda

You ‘ve heard about it, or maybe even felt it from time to time, but we come across it every day!  Yes, that uncomfortable neck pain that you have been experiencing, can really put a damper on your day and how you feel.  It can affect everything from driving, basic conversation, attitude,  or even sitting at your computer.

Don’t Let The Light Fluffy Snow Fool You While Shoveling! Tips To Not Injure Your Back:

   Even know the snow looks light and fluffy out there, don’t let that fool you when shoveling.  Sometimes it is not the weight of the snow so much as the repetitive movements of shoveling.  This light, fluffy snow is better than the heavy, wet snow, but it can still cause injury.  

Sprain or Strain Treatment? Should I Use Ice Or Heat???

Ouch, I’m hurt! Do I Ice or Heat the Pain?

If you’ve recently injured yourself and are not sure what to do, then read on.

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More often then not, our patients are confused about when to ice or heat an injury. Is it a sprain or is it a strain?

Condition of the Week- TMJ

[fancy_header3 variation=”blue”]The Pain of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) [/fancy_header3]

If you’re one of those unlucky people who have TMJ Symptoms in NJ, then this article is for you. Many people typically run to their Dentist or GP when faced with TMJ problems. While this is common and good practice, many are unaware that Chiropractors are leading the way in Treatments for TMJ.

Decrease Stress! No Problem… Just Breathe….. From your belly that is!

Decrease Stress! No Problem…

Just Breathe….. From your belly that is!

More and more studies are coming out about the power of breathing correctly. Due to our everyday stresses, we have a tendency to breath from our chest. This causes a decrease in oxygen to the right places and untimely increases stress to our body.  

Stress Management – Quick Strategies for Coping with Stress

The Quick Take Away:

  • Eat less sugar: sugar is an extraordinary stress-inducing food that undermines our health in countless ways.
  • Sleep more: go to bed earlier because you still have to get up at your usual time, so to get more rest – one the most effective stress relief behavior you can engage in,

“Clark Needs an Adjustment”

Clark Griswold stands with bated breath and extension cord in hand as a childlike giddiness overtakes him. The family drum roll commences, he makes the anticipated electrical connection and VOILA… nothing happens.

Clark has a power problem. Although the extension cords are all connected and each individual Christmas light has been inspected with precision,

THE FIRST SNOW IS UPON US, SO HERE ARE A FEW TIPS:

 

Now that the snow is obviously here, I want to make sure you protect yourselves from getting hurt.  

A recent poll points to snow shoveling as the leading cause of back and neck pain during the winter months. “Chiropractors are finding that some patients experience back and neck pain as a result of improper snow shoveling technique,”

HURRICANE SANDY CAUSING HEADACHES, and back pain, and neck pain, and…

I was just sitting down in the middle of a few morning adjustments and the big thing on everyone’s mind is obviously Hurricane Sandy and the preparations they are making/ need to make/ already made. And I got to thinking that couldn’t this be a metaphor for how many of us treat our body.

Fighting Inflammation

This is another great post from my friends at Bonfire Health about inflammation:

We tend to think of inflammation in terms of injuries such as a sprained ankle or a bug bite – those are what are described as ‘acute inflammation’. There’s a much more insidious and dangerous type of inflammation –

11 TIPS TO BETTER POSTURE

Here are some tips I provide to patient’s to take home with them after their Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture or Massage Treatments:
1. Be brutally honest about your posture. You may think it’s pretty good, but if you are having neck-and-shoulder pain, headaches, issues with arms and hands, or if a bump is forming at the base of your neck,

Don’t Worry Be Happy….. and Healthy!

Below is a great article from the purpose fairy website that we found. With the way the world is going today, it is easy to get distracted and focus on the wrong things. This in turn creates negativity and untimely sadness in our lives. In this article, it explains and gives examples that we should all live by.

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