Monday, November 28, 2011

Nervous System Circuitry

Your spinal cord is like the information superhighway with the “circuitry” necessary to run your body:

Sensory Nervous System: Taste, touch, sight, sound and smell are examples of sensory organs sending messages to your brain.

Motor Nervous System: Motor nerves control how your muscles work, such as standing or walking, coordination and balance.

Autonomic Nervous System: The autonomic nervous system controls cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory and many other involuntary functions.

Sympathetic Nervous System: The sympathetic nervous system has a deep connection with your hormonal system to secrete adrenaline and alert your entire body to impending danger, real or imagined (ie, fight or flight).

Like an electrician, we’re interested in the circuitry of your body. The moving bones of the spine are often the source of “brown outs,” short circuits and blown fuses. If you think chiropractic is only about your back, think again!

ANJC Health eNews: Association of New Jersey Chiropractors October 2011 Issue

Monday, November 21, 2011

USA Weekend: Chiropractic Care Works

A recent edition of USA Weekend touted chiropractic care and yoga as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies that work.

The article cites a review of 270 studies that found that spinal manipulation works just as well as pain medication for reducing the intensity of low back pain. The article went on to briefly explain how spinal manipulation works and listed the health care providers that offer the treatment.

The full story may be read at

Information provided by American Chiropractic Association.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Victoria Beckham Feeling Better Thanks to Chiropractic

Victoria Beckham was spotted out and about in Los Angeles for the first time since giving birth in July to daughter Harper Seven. She was looking tired and wearing flat shoes instead of her usual six inch Louboutin shoes.

Beckham, the mother of four had been suffering with a herniated disc and is seeing a Doctor of Chiropractic to ease the pain.

You can read her tweets at

Monday, November 7, 2011

Health Care vs. Sick Care

Traditionally, we see doctors when we have some type of obvious ache or pain. Yet, waiting for these obvious symptoms to appear before finally seeking help is becoming an increasing burden on our health care system, our economy and our well-being.

And while it may be called “health” care, it’s actually sick care.

Chiropractors are leading the way with real health care that’s designed to keep you well. Not surprising, it’s called wellness care. And the research is astonishing!

A recent analysis published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics looked at 311 chiropractic patients aged 65 years or older who had been receiving “maintenance” chiropractic care for five years or longer. When compared with subjects who were not receiving chiropractic care, they had half as many medical doctor visits and overall had healthier habits.

Other studies further confirm what a growing number of our own patients have been telling us: it’s actually less expensive to stay well, than it is to get well.