You’ve likely heard a friend talking about visiting a chiropractor or even had someone recommend you go for an adjustment yourself, but what is it that a chiropractor actually does? Before you schedule your first appointment, learn more about who chiropractors are and what these versatile providers can do to help you feel and function at your very best.
In 2014, approximately 2.87 million people were hospitalized or died from serious traumatic brain injury (TBI), many of whom experienced a concussion. Though around 48% of those injuries were related to falls, there are also some 300,000 concussions every year that are football related, and many more TBIs — perhaps as many as half — go either unreported or undetected.
Beach season may be ending, but there’s no shortage of exciting things to do in the Garden state once Fall rolls around. If you’re looking to get more active in the Autumn, this list is full of special sporting events, charity runs, and community events encompassing everything from motorcycle racing to goat yoga.
Farmer’s markets seem like such a virtuous way to do your weekly shopping, but when you’re faced with giving up the all-in-one convenience of your regular grocery store run, is there truly a reason to swap air conditioning for strolling stand to stand in the great outdoors?
In short… yes.
New Jersey farmer’s markets offer variety, quality and a bevy of other benefits that make digging through buckets of apples downright exciting.
How much time do you spend on your phone? More than 30 percent of mobile internet users confess they are online “almost constantly,” and 90 percent say they go online at least once a day. Statistics like these are alarming from a medical standpoint, because frequent phone use can do some serious damage to your spine. We treat a large number of patients with text neck, a condition that stems from overuse of handheld electronic devices.
Each day, the average American adult spends at least 26 minutes texting. Adults also use smartphones to surf the Web, chat with friends on social media sites, watch videos and play games. Aside from using smartphones for leisure time, many of us are tied to them for work-related matters such as emailing clients or tracking sales. We constantly remain connected through the digital world, and that takes a toll on our health.
If you’ve been struggling with persistent aches and pains or simply want to get your body back into balance, you may be considering chiropractic care. This noninvasive, hands-on approach to patient care emphasizes holistic diagnosis and treatment, meaning your chiropractor will use a whole-body approach to well-being even if you’re only looking to address a singular concern. Ideally, the result is greater mobility, faster healing, and an overall increase in functionality for the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Are you reading this on a smartphone or tablet? After you read this sentence, lift your head and look up for at least 10 seconds.
Seriously. Go do it.
A whopping 95 percent of U.S. adults own a cell phone, and 79 percent of adults age 18 to 44 carry their phones around nearly all day. People text during school, work, errands and appointments. It’s not uncommon for shoppers to bump into each other or block aisles because they’re busy on their phones.
“But my back doesn’t hurt!”
“You’ll make my pain worse.”
“I’ll get addicted to treatment and need it forever.”
“Nobody can help me. My condition is too severe.”