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[VIDEO] What is Bad Stress vs. Good Stress?

Sometimes stress is good, but good stress can easily become "bad" stress

[VIDEO] What is Bad Stress vs. Good Stress?
Published Thursday, 01 June 2017

Video Transcript - What is Bad Stress vs. Good Stress? 

The difference between good stress and bad stress. You know, good stress motivates us to a certain extent, and if there's no end point to the stress, there's no resolution. There's no conclusion. You know, if you're building a house it might be stressful going through different contractors and bringing different implements into the house for different situations, but there's an endpoint. When that stress is ongoing and there is no endpoint, and it breaks you down over time. Day in, day out, week in, week out, month in, month out will break you down.

[VIDEO] Explaining SIGMA Results

Dr. Levine Explains The Results From A SIGMA Ultralign

[VIDEO] Explaining SIGMA Results
Published Monday, 06 February 2017

Video Transcripts- Explaining Results from SIGMA Ultralign

With the instrument, I will take a measurement of each vertebra. That measurement will give me a sine wave, and that will measure the normal motion of the vertebra. If the vertebra's not moving properly, due to an old injury or just a vertebra gets like that, locked out of position, we lose mobility, and I get a shift of the wave. Then what happens is the instrument steps in and we will make the adjustment until the graph is corrected, and then we'll see a normal wave afterward.

It might take weeks or months to get that normal wave, but at least we're towards a common goal. It's not just adjusting and adjusting and adjusting, it's working towards something, and then having a measurement.

This would be the process of the chiropractic adjustment, and we get to measure that each and every visit, and then we'll do our reevaluations periodically to see the progress.

[VIDEO] What If I'm Nervous For My Visit?

Dr. Mark Roczey talks about calming your nerves

[VIDEO] What If I'm Nervous For My Visit?
Published Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Video Transcripts- What If I'm Nervous?

Most people do come in nervous because they're unaware about the newer technologies that chiropractic has to offer. What every patient needs to know before coming is that we're going to make sure that they belong here. We're going to find out where the problems are, how long they've been there, and what we need to do to fix them.

Our office, we walk with each patient and show them the steps to reach all their goals. Most importantly, some of the technology now eliminates all the fear of popping, twisting, and turning. It's computerized, it's comfortable, and it's consistent.

Lower Back Pain Relief With Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Natural Methods of Healing Chronic Low Back Pain Once and For All

Published Monday, 10 October 2016

lower back pain and stressThere is a vicious cycle the exists when it comes to chronic low-back pain. The pain cycle may begin with an acute injury from a car accident or with a movement in the wrong direction, but often the cycle continues because of habit. The tension created as a result of the initial injury and pain creates a habit of tensing up muscles and modifying movement because of the fear of the pain. This chronic stress and tension keeps the back pain from truly improving and it can keep you in the pain cycle. 

We've known for a long time that our patients improve when they combine overall wellness practices, like nutrition and meditation, with their chiropractic adjustments. A recent study from the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington clinically proves the physical benefit of mindfulness-based stress reduction on the level of pain experienced by chronic low-back pain sufferers. In this study, adults with chronic low-back pain showed significant improvement after eight weekly two-hour sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a program that combines meditation with simple yoga poses, a new study found. Participants also practiced MBSR at home. 

After six months, 60% of those who did MBSR reported less pain and could more easily perform activities such as walking, climbing stairs and standing for long periods--a better result than those who treated their chronic low-back pain with medication and/or physical therapy.

If you think you might be caught in a stress-pain cycle, reach out to us at (973) 761-0022 to set up an appointment for a complimentary health assessment. Together we can find a path to wellness and pain relief that works for you.

Reference: Daniel Cherkin, PhD, senior investigator, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle.

Harmless Energy Drinks?

Think again...don't let this become a habit.

Published Thursday, 06 October 2016

Natural Energy Boosting Drinks Are Out ThereIn today’s go, go, go society, it is not uncommon to hear people complaining about not having enough energy or wishing they had more energy to tackle their day. Reaching for caffeine in the form of a highly concentrated energy drink like 5-Hour Energy or Red Bull is one way some have resorted to for increased levels of mental and physical energy. Recent studies have pointed to the dangers and risks of supplementing your energy with highly caffeinated drinks.

A study from Sean Nordt, MD from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles states that energy drinks may even be deadly. Large amounts of the caffeine-containing beverages, especially if drunk in rapid succession, may cause anxiety, chest pain, gastro-intestinal upset, insomnia, palpitations, seizures and other problems. 

At greatest risk: People with seizure disorders or atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia.

Did you know that energy drinks and sports drinks can also damage teeth? Beverages such as Red Bull and Gatorade are highly acidic—they can erode tooth enamel and the underlying dentin.

Here's a self-defense: Rinse your mouth with water after drinking any of these beverages…do not brush for at least an hour—brushing can make the damage worse.

For all natural energy booster drinks and other ways to naturally boost your energy, contact our doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Center! As always our health evaluation is complimentary.

Good News for Desk-Bound Employees!

Studies reveal the magic exercise number to counter-balance sedentary jobs.

Good News for Desk-Bound Employees!
Published Monday, 22 August 2016
Researchers of a sedentary lifestyle study have good news for office workers who find themselves trapped behind a desk every day from 9 to 5. The negative health effects created by long hours of sitting down can be reduced by daily exercise.
 
The study looked at data from 16 previous studies, mainly involving people ages 45 and above from the United States, Australia, and Western Europe. They found during their follow-up period of two to 18 years that those who sat for eight hours a day with little exercise had a 9.9 percent change of mortality, while those who sat for less than four hours per day with one hour of exercise had a 6.8 percent chance of mortality.
 
The study goes on to recommend that those who sit daily for an average of eight hours should try to exercise one hour per day, while those who sit 6 or less should aim for half an hour of exercise. Right now, most health experts recommend 30 minutes of exercise every day. Adding another 30 minutes may seem daunting, but you can squeeze it in without interrupting your schedule.
 
We know it's not always easy to get up and move during the work day, especially when deadlines loom, but being mindful of movement can really help. When getting up to use the bathroom or get a drink, be sure to take the longest office route possible. Also, getting a quick walk around during lunch time can help stretch muscles and give your mind a break.When not at the office, try to insert exercise into your daily life. Start mornings with a walk around the neighborhood and maybe try a visit to the park before dinner, too.
 
Choosing to consistently add activity throughout the day will get you up to one hour of exercise before you know it. For more information on daily exercises, contact our chiropractors.

Hugging your way to better health

Published Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Social support and hugs, a recent study suggest, may help you stave off an infection. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and other institutions tracked the stress levels, social support, and number of hugs received by 404 volunteers for two weeks, then exposed them to a cold virus. Stressed people who received hugs regularly were roughly 60 percent less likely to get sick.

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