November 2018 Health Newsletter

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November 15, 2018

Dear Friends,

Every month when I start to write this letter I think about the patients I saw recently and the upcoming events or health topics in the news. But today I just want to express how thankful I am that I am in a profession that genuinely helps people. Chiropractic has been a blessing to me and my family for my entire life! And since i graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic (ahem) 40 years ago, Chiropractic has been, aside from my family, the single most important focus in my life.

Some of you know that I was just a 16 year old girl when I decided to become a chiropractor. But maybe you did not know that I was treated for severe headaches that had no apparent cause. They started out of nowhere (it seemed) and could strike suddenly. They could be over in a few minutes or last for 3 days. I had no accident or fall I could think of; I didn't smoke, drink or do drugs; I had no other health problems and lived in a loving, stable home; I loved school and had friends...What could be going on that I was suffering? The late Dr. Edmund Kendall of Teaneck was the chiropractor who explained to me that the body was a self-healing and self-regulating organism. He said it would be well unless something was interfering with normal function. Hearing that was like a spotlight in my brain and a warm hug in my spirit...I knew I was too young to be sick! A few days later I knew that this was the direction for me! It was funny that science wasn't ever my favorite subject and I never had the desire to be a doctor, a nurse, a therapist or healthcare worker of any sort before Chiropractic "caught" me!

I am so thankful for Chiropractic and the opportunity it gives me to help all of you! So in Thanksgiving season, I count those people for whom I am family, my friends, my staff and my patients! My staff and I wish all of you a happy, healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving!

One Chiropractic adjustment can help relieve pain, balance your spine and nervous system. But following through with a care plan and then continuing to receive adjustments regularly (every 2 to 8 weeks depending on your body), can help your immune system have appropriate responses to attacks from outside forces like viruses and stress. Chiropractic care can help your body maintain balance and strength, improve your ability to work and play, and lower the use of prescription and over-the-counter pain killers. You already know the short term effects of adjustments, and they are fabulous! But give yourself the gift of better health and well being by routinely getting a check up! We are here to help you  be a better you!

Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 -1 and 3 -6 and Saturdays 9 - 1. Call 201-525-0707 to make an apointment with Joan, Jolanta or Debi at a convenient time.

All the best and we'll see you soon!

Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.


If this is the first time your are receiving our Health Newsletter,  we wish you a very warm Welcome! For those of you that have been on our list for awhile, thanks for making the effort to learn how to get well and how to stay well. Call 201-525-0707 for an appointment, consultation or more information about our office or the services we offer in the office and out.

If you have a church, temple, civic or social group that needs a speaker or a fundraising program, I am available for health and wellness topics by myself or with Loren Gelberg-Goff through Being Well Within. Call the office at 201-525-0707 to speak to me about the several outstanding programs available. For more about workshops and seminars, call 201-489-6720 or 201-525-0707 for more information.

Your name has been added to the newsletter list so that we can keep you informed of the latest in Chiropractic, in our practice, and in the realm of health in general. You may, of course, opt out, but we hope that you will continue to receive this newsletter and the occasional announcement from us electronically.

Current Articles

» Call to check our office schedule
» Autumn is a time for care and change
» Thank You for Participating in Joan's
» Rate us on Social Media
» How Chiropractic Care Can Help the Nervous System Reduce Pain
» If You Suffer from Anxiety or Depression, You May Have a Higher Risk for Stroke

Call to check our office schedule

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Please be aware that we will be closed on Wednesday, November 21; Thursday, Thanksgiving day November 22; and will have short hours on Friday, November 23 from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

We will be open for regular hours on Tuesday, November 20 and Saturday November 24, 2018. We will be happy to see you in the office!

Author: Dr. Mania
Source: Dr. Mania
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2018

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Autumn is a time for care and change

Whenever we see the changing leaves, or feel the need for a jacket in the mornings and have a yearning for fresh apples and pumpkin donuts, we know it is the change from Summer to Autumn! But let's not stop ourselves there -- we can also bring about the best types of changes in ourselves by getting out in the crisp fall air and enjoying the last of the summer fruits and vegetables as well as the best of the harvest! Look at autumn as the time to nourish the body with Nature's bounty and the spirit with Nature's beauty!
Take a bit of time while tending to the fall cleaning and the yard work to take care of yourself, too! This could mean a massage, a visit to the farmer's stand, or a Chiropractic adjustment! Remember that you are just as much a miracle as the Fall leaves and deserve a little appreciation, too!
Please remember that my staff and I are here to help you "fall" softly into Autumn, so please give us a call @ 201-525-0707 to schedule your Autumn Check-up! Normal office hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to 1 and 3 to 6 and Saturdays from 9 to 1.

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Copyright: Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania 2018

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Thank You for Participating in Joan's

Thank you to those many patients who contributed socks to Joan's Socktober Drive to benefit the Oasis Center. Oasis helps women who are in need of training, job skills, education and support in caring for young families. One goal is to help families become self-sufficient and to climb out of abuse and poverty.

Your contributions will help people help themselves better care for their families and themselves. We hope in future to sponsor other opportunities to share our abundance with those who can make the best use of our excess resources. Many Thanks!


Author: Dr. Mania
Source: Dr. Mania
Copyright: 2018 2018

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Rate us on Social Media

Are you the type of person that posts on social media a couple of times a day? The one who tells your friends about the new bagel shop you found, or the best place for brunch? Do you share those great things that "just happened"?

So, then, how do you tell someone where to go to get gentle, experienced, compassionate Chiropractic care? How do you help someone find a way to great health, overcome ignorance or fear? How can you support our wellness practice? Why not rate us on Yelp and Google? I'd like to leave it to those of you who are web-savvy to help other needy people find the way to our office and to live a healthier life. There are buttons on our website to rate us from your phone or online.

The website is very mobile friendly and office hours, phone and directions are easy to find. Email me with suggestions for the site. Do you or a friend have a question about what Chiropractic can do for you? Check out the website and give us a call...I'll gladly arrange a few minutes to answer a question about a problem. Thanks for your support!

Author: Dr. Mania
Source: self
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2017

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help the Nervous System Reduce Pain

If you are wondering how to reduce pain, especially in the low back, consider chiropractic care. A recent study has shown that "high-velocity lumbar manipulation," a type of spinal adjustment used by chiropractors, is effective at pain reduction for acute and subacute low back pain.

How to Reduce Pain with Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments
How does "high-velocity lumbar manipulation", aka spinal manipulation, help with pain reduction? It has to do with the nervous system. The human nervous system has two main complimentary branches: the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.  Now, you may have heard that the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) is our "rest and digest" system. For this reason, it gets stressed a lot in holistic professions such as yoga, where the PNS is credited for helping reduce stress.  The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is responsible for our "fight or flight" response. You might get the wrong impression, then, that the sympathetic nervous system is somehow bad or won't help us feel better. However, when it comes to pain relief, the activation of the SNS can actually reduce pain.  The study showed that high-velocity lumbar manipulation activates the sympathetic nervous system and thus provides pain reducing benefits.

Chiropractic Care for Fast Pain Relief
Do you have low back pain? Looking for help? If you want to know more about how to reduce pain through chiropractic care, contact us today.

Source: JMPT June 2018. Volume 41, Issue 5, Pages 405–412.
Copyright: LLC 2018

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If You Suffer from Anxiety or Depression, You May Have a Higher Risk for Stroke

A new study from researchers at the University of Edinburgh has shown that adults who suffer from mood disorders may have a higher risk for stroke or heart attack. The long-term study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality Outcomes, followed nearly 222,000 people older than 45 for almost 5 years. None of the participants had a stroke or heart attack in their medical history. Among men age 45-79, those who had experienced a moderate amount of psychological distress before the study began were 20% likelier to have a stroke and 28% likelier to suffer a heart attack, as compared to men without mental disorders. Men who suffered psychological problems at high levels were 44% likelier to suffer a stroke and 60% likelier to suffer a heart attack. The rate of stroke and heart attack for women was slightly different. Among the same age group, women who had suffered moderate psychological distress were 28% likelier to suffer a stroke and 12% likelier to suffer a heart attack. Meanwhile, women with very high levels of psychological issues were 68% likelier to suffer a stroke and 24% likelier to suffer a heart attack. Researchers note that the study wasn’t meant to definitively prove a connection between mood disorders and heart attacks/strokes. However, they say it's possible that mood disorder symptoms can affect the body negatively, such as increasing inflammation in the circulatory system, though more studies are needed.

Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, online August 28, 2018.
Copyright: LLC 2018

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