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Start 2017 on the Right Path

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Chiropractic Care can be Your Tool to New Year’s Resolution Success

Many New Year's resolutions focus on health-related outcomes including exercise and weight loss. The personal discipline required to participate in these activities is itself a substantial reward. Regular chiropractic care assists greatly in helping achieve the intended outcomes of these specific lifestyle upgrades.

A healthy nerve system is needed to obtain maximum benefit from your positive lifestyle changes. That is, as you begin to consume enhanced nutrition, and as you begin to progressively challenge your muscles, ligaments, and joints in cardiovascular and strength training exercises, all your body's systems must be able to communicate effectively so that the right things may happen. Regular chiropractic care, by detecting, analyzing, and correcting sources of nerve interference, helps ensure that your nerve system is functioning at peak capacity. In this way, regular chiropractic care helps you reach your New Year's resolutions of greater and longer lasting health and well-being.

New Year's resolutions, beloved by some and loathed by others, are an integral part of the New Year's tradition. We wish our relationship to the new year to be one of joy and anticipation, and we hope that we'll be able to forge some new habits and accomplish some new things that will further the welfare and well-being of families and ourselves.

For most of us, exercise and a healthy diet are at the top of our New Year's resolutions lists.1 We may have made such commitments in the past, only to fall by the wayside of our exercise routines or see the pounds we worked so hard to lose slowly creep back as we became less committed to our nutrition plans. The resignation that lies concealed behind the all-too-thin veneer of lifestyle upgrade optimism is ready to leap forward at the slightest opportunity and slam the brakes on any forward progress we’ve made.

We need to be on the lookout for such internal negativity and put a stop to it before it hampers our mental and physical abilities to fulfill our New Year's resolutions. Memories of the lack of previous success may be at the forefront of our consciousness whenever we think about recommitting to healthier ways. The only way we can set ourselves in motion is to acknowledge those memories and past experiences and then reorient ourselves and focus on what we intend to accomplish in the present.

In order to successfully fulfill our New Year's resolutions, we need a rehabilitation plan to get away from the addictive hold our memories have on us. The center of this plan is an intentional focus on what there is to do today. We help ourselves by setting out goals for today and then committing ourselves to accomplishing those tasks. We gain personal power, day by day, when we complete our daily list. Gradually, step by step and meal by meal, we begin to build new habits of health.

Our exercise and nutritional plans begin to become realities as we accomplish our daily, weekly, and now monthly goals. Soon we begin to have more energy throughout the day and sleep much more restfully at night. We stand taller, our skin appears brighter, and our sense of well-being and self-confidence begins to be noticed by our families, friends, and coworkers. Now we are well on the way to fulfilling our New Year's resolutions and enjoying long-term health and well-being.2,3


Resources:
 

  1. Byrne DW, et al: Modifiable Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors: 10-Year Health Outcomes From a Health Promotion Program. Am J Prev Med 51(6):1027-1037, 2016
  2. Patel YR, et al: Adherence to healthy lifestyle factors and risk of death in men with diabetes mellitus: The Physicians' Health Study. Clin Nutr 2016 Nov 11. pii: S0261-5614(16)31317-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.11.003. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Lohse T, et al: Adherence to the cancer prevention recommendations of the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research and mortality: a census-linked cohort. Am J Clin Nutr 104(3):678-685, 2016

Nutritional Counseling


 

Nutritional counseling is a type of assessment made which analyzes various health needs in regard to diet and exercise. A nutritional counselor helps people to set achievable health goals and teaches various ways of maintaining these goals throughout their lifetime. Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Without proper nutrition, one does not have enough energy to make it through the day.
This type of counseling assists all ages, ranging from pregnant women, to vegetarians, to the elderly and people with different medical complications. Those who may benefit include those with:
Diabetes; Osteoporosis; Poor nutrition and eating patterns; Eating disorders (some of which may require eating disorder treatment); Digestive complications; HIV; Cancer; Hypertension; Nausea; Nutritional questions; Allergies; Organ problems; Obesity; Hypoglycemia; Menopause; Fitness goals; Heart diseases

Spinal Decompression (IDD Therapy)

The Accu-SPINA is one of the most scientifically advanced back pain treatment systems available today. Designed to non-surgically relieve disc pressure, this device employs force delivery techniques which mimic physical therapy approaches to spinal dysfunction. The Accu-SPINA™ system has the ability to target specific segments of the lumbar spine for treatment. Over the course of a full treatment regimen, this system enables the treating specialist to distract the intervertebral space by a distance of 5 to 7 millimeters, thus significantly decreasing pressure inside the disc.
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Spinal Decompression (IDD Therapy) Testimonials
"I endured neck pain for so long, due to two herniated discs. I could not find a comfortable position. My sleep was constantly disturbed. After the treatment, I was back to normal and pain free. I can now sleep through the night without pain. Thank You!" - P.R.
"I had sever pain down my right leg and around the knee area. I'm 62 and I felt like I was 85! Since starting IDD therapy, there has been steady improvement. I was pain free after all of my treatments! I strongly recommend this therapy for anyone with bulging discs and leg pain." - A.E.
Call us now at 908-522-8989 for a complimentary consultation to learn more about the benefits of IDD therapy and how it can help you.


Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapists are Licensed Certified Professionals with extensive knowledge and training in anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics of the body. Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses forms of exercise and equipment which are specifically designed to assist people to either regain or improve their physical abilities. Physical therapy helps to restore a person's best ability to function through minimizing physical impairment, disability-related congenital and acquired conditions, and functional limitations.
The type of physical therapy treatment a person receives is dependent upon their condition. Complete physical therapy treatment can include some different elements. Pain reduction might include the use of ice, heat, relaxation, massage, joint mobilization, stretches, or the use of electrical stimulation or ultrasound.

Acupuncture

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We have on staff Jeff Aleski, Board Certified Acupuncturist who specializes in back pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, pain management, irritable bowl syndrome, infertility, face lift rejuvenation, sinus pain and more. The goal of this dynamic and integrated 5,000 year old health care system is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body. Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free and effective.
Ten key benefits of acupuncture include:
Improved Health and Quality of Life; Stress Reduction; Pain Reduction; Improved and Faster Recovery from Injury, Illness and Surgery; Emotional Balance; Respiratory Health; Insomnia Relief; Strengthening Your; Immune System; Premenstrual (PMS) and Menopausal Symptom Relief; Reduction of Side Effects of Chemo and Radiation Therapies

We hope to see you soon. Remember, for a better tomorrow, do something about it today!
Do not forget to stop by for a spinal checkup and an adjustment.
Please remember that everyone needs to be free from pain so bring your friends and loved ones for a spinal checkup.