Patients often confess they feel nervous about their first visit to NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, especially if they’ve heard some myths about chiropractic care. Our compassionate staff understands there’s a lot of misinformation around how chiropractic works, which is why we’ve compiled 25 of the most popular questions we hear from new patients. Do you have a question you don’t see addressed here? Get in touch.
That’s why as concerns of Covid-19 spread across New Jersey, we want to assure you we’re taking the necessary precautions to protect you.
What You Should Know:
NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is following the CDC’s best practices for preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
- We are encouraging all patients and employees to stay home if you are feeling sick. If you arrive for an appointment and are exhibiting symptoms, you will be asked to leave.
- Staff is disinfecting daily between patient visits and will do deep disinfectant cleanings at least 1-2 times per week
- We are reminding all patients and employees to wash hands thoroughly and regularly.
- Whenever washing your hands isn’t an option, we recommend sanitizing.
If you have any questions or need to reschedule an appointment, please contact us or give us a call at 732-653-1000.
Move over, coconut oil: It’s time to share the spotlight with CBD. Now that CBD products are legal in states across the nation, you may have noticed how quickly acceptance of this once-controversial substance has spread. Many stores proudly display signs stating they sell CBD oil or capsules, and social media is filled with testimonials detailing how CBD helps people manage everything from anxiety to chronic pain. Some medical providers even sell CBD products to patients seeking a nonsurgical approach to pain relief.
Many of our patients have diabetes, which isn’t surprising when you consider this condition affects more than 30 million people in the United States. Some people manage diabetes with lifestyle adjustments or medical treatments, but these changes don’t always eliminate every symptom. A whopping 60% of adults with diabetes are plagued with aches from peripheral neuropathy, a painful disease that makes it nearly impossible to walk at times. This disease can be difficult to treat, but many patients get great results from Micro-Vas therapy, a treatment offered at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine.
Before you book back surgery or decide you’re doomed to a lifetime of lumbar pain, consider spinal decompression therapy. Though you can request decompression therapy anytime your doctor deems it appropriate, this nonsurgical procedure is often a last-ditch effort from patients who haven’t gotten the results they want from other treatments. Adults with low back pain generally come to NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine wanting decompression therapy after other doctors have recommended a spinal fusion, discectomy, or laminectomy. In many cases, we are able to help these patients avoid surgery and obtain long-lasting relief from nerve or back pain.
It’s no secret that many people fear needles. However, once they get past their initial anxiety, many patients come to our office excited about their next injection. We offer several therapeutic injections at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine to help ease the symptoms of painful conditions such as sciatica and arthritis.
Participating in a sport helps teach your child discipline, respect, and the importance of time management. Your student athlete may also develop leadership skills, problem-solving techniques, and a misaligned spine. In some cases, spinal issues may even outweigh the positive perks of youth athletics as your child stumbles around in pain. Luckily, your student athlete may benefit from chiropractic care at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine.
Many of us experience physical pain from time to time, but symptoms usually resolve within days, weeks, or months. Unfortunately, for some people long-lasting pain makes it difficult to work, play with their children, or enjoy life. More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults battle issues associated with chronic pain, and nearly 20 million people classify their symptoms as high impact. Some of these adults may find relief through Micro-Vas, an effective nonsurgical treatment offered by the compassionate team at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine.
Taking place on October 16 each year, World Spine Day has become a focus in raising awareness of back pain and other spinal issues. With health professionals, exercise and rehabilitation experts, public health advocates, schoolchildren, and patients all taking part, World Spine Day will be celebrated on every continent.
Pregnancy brings about all kinds of changes, some readily apparent, some less so. It not only brings changes in you but also in the life of your partner. I had one such a change but soon enough came across this great post to read, and found it immensely helpful. While you may not be surprised by your burgeoning belly or fluctuating hormones, other symptoms, such as lower back pain, joint discomfort, round ligament pain, loose limbs and rapidly shifting posture, may be less expected — and far less welcome.