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July 2016 Health Newsletter


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» The Cost of Your Lower Back Pain
» Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Children?
» Chiropractic Care and Falls
» Belleville Chiropractor Keeping You Healthy

The Cost of Your Lower Back Pain

Chronic lower back pain is incredibly common. In fact, up to 50% of individuals may be affected by low back pain at some point, which has spurred the Global Burden of Disease Study to investigate worldwide impairment from this pain. A common type is known as "uncomplicated low back pain," which does not radiate to other areas of the body, and is not associated with damage to the spine or other structures. This pain can be debilitating and expensive, with the global costs estimated at $20 billion annually. New research suggests there may be therapies to lessen both the costs and discomfort of low back pain. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published a study that revealed chiropractic treatments significantly lowered costs for patients with low back pain. The researchers found that patients treated by a both a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) and an MD spent hundreds of dollars less than back patients treated exclusively by an MD, or even an MD and a physical therapist. These findings show the potential for chiropractic treatment to improve uncomplicated lower back pain in a way that is cost-effective and sustainable.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 May;39(4):252-62.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Children?

Children are different than adults. Their growing bodies have different needs, and children require a different medical approach than their adult counterparts. Pediatric medicine, therefore, specializes in treatment tailored specifically to the needs of children, whether those needs are dental, orthopedic, or emotional. Chiropractic care is no exception, and can be an incredibly beneficial component of a growing child's care. This month, the American Chiropractic Academy (ACA) published a statement that "pediatric chiropractic care, when administered properly, is effective, safe and gentle." This statement came on the heels of a report last month from the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (CAA) about the demonstrated safety of childhood chiropractic care in Australia. Both the ACA and the CAA illustrated the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for children in scientific literature. Large studies from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics show that serious adverse events in pediatric chiropractic care are extremely rare. Furthermore, chiropractic treatment has been investigated as an effective approach for colic in infants, as well as for suboptimal breastfeeding. A cross-sectional survey of 956 chiropractors in Europe revealed that pediatric chiropractors also treat gastrointestinal, immune-related, and neurologic conditions. There is overwhelming evidence that with proper application, chiropractic care for children can be a safe and effective treatment for many conditions. Most chiropractors have pediatric patients, and extensive specialized training in pediatric chiropractic care ensures the best possible outcomes. Children rely on a robust healthcare team for their best overall health, and chiropractors are a valuable member of that ensemble. Strict regulation, rigorous training, and precise guidelines ensure that children are receiving the best, safest chiropractic care to support their optimal well-being.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: ACAToday.org. June 1, 2016.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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Chiropractic Care and Falls

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three individuals over 65 years old falls each year. Further, 2.5 million of these falls lead to emergency room visits annually. These incidents can have devastating results, from hip fractures, to head injuries, or even death. The CDC reports that the number of deaths from unintentional falls have risen by approximately 25 percent from 2004-2013, and medical expenditures for falls cost upwards of $34 billion annually. An important step in preventing falls is to identify why people fall. There are many reasons individuals can sustain a fall, from strength, to reflexes, to sight, and more. One growing area of research is the effect that chiropractic treatment may have on minimizing risk factors for falls, particularly in the elderly. A study released recently by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics assessed this potential through a program that attempted to improve sensorimotor function, proprioception (the sense of the ankle joint's position), and other outcomes in elderly participants after 12 weeks of chiropractic therapy. Those receiving chiropractic care were compared to participants who received no intervention. After 12 weeks, participants who received chiropractic care saw significant improvements over those who did not. The group who received treatment had improved stepping reaction time, proprioception, and health-related quality of life. While the researchers acknowledged that these improvements do not prove that these individuals are at lower risk for falling, the study does strongly suggest that chiropractic care can minimize potential risk factors for sustaining a fall in the elderly population. The authors concluded with a call for further research on the promising topic of minimizing fall risk through chiropractic care.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 May;39(4):267-78.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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Belleville Chiropractor Keeping You Healthy

Hello again!

At The Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Center of New Jersey in Belleville, NJ we are constantly striving to keep you healthy. Dr. Michael Chillemi and his team utilize several forms of therapy to maximize your health, including Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Consulting and Acupuncture.

Every week our Chiro Corner Blog offers the latest news in Chiropractic Medicine as well as Healthy Living and Weight Loss Tips. For instance, it has long been known that Chiropractic Care can relieve pain, but did you know Chiropractic Adjustments Can Increase Brain Function? (http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/08/chiropractic-adjustments-stimulate.html)

Recently, The Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Center of New Jersey added Acupuncture to our therapy options. However, many of us have question about Acupuncture. Primarily, Does Acupuncture Really Work? Below are some of our blogs that may help to answer some of your questions.

Does Acupuncture Really Work?
9http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/08/does-acupuncture-really-work.html)

Acupuncture for Back Pain
(http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/08/acupuncture-for-back-pain.html)

Acupuncture for Arthritis
(http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/08/acupuncture-for-arthritis.html)

Acupuncture for Migraines
(http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/08/throw-away-asprin-acupuncture-reduces.html)

As summer comes to an end many of us are still trying to shed a few pounds we gained during all those summer BBQ's. Below are some healthy recipes as well as effective ways to boost your metabolism.

Healthy Weight Loss Tip #1
(http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/08/staying-healthy-and-healing-body_13.html)

Healthy Metabolism Boost Tip #1
(http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/07/staying-healthy-and-healing-body_2853.html)

Healthy Metabolism Boost Tip #2
(http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/07/staying-healthy-and-healing-body_22.html)

Healthy Recipe: Thai Chicken Wrap
(http://chiroptnj2.blogspot.com/2012/08/healthy-recipe-thai-chicken-wrap.html)


At The Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Institute of New Jersey we specializing in treating pain as well as maintaining a Total Body Wellness Model. If you, or someone you love, is suffering from back, neck, spine or joint pain, please contact us so we may get you on the road to recovery. Our goal is to restore the happy and active lifestyle you enjoyed before your pain. Transportation is available for those who need it.

Author: Dr. Michael Chillemi
Source: www.chiroptnj.com
Copyright: ChiroPTNJ 2012


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