June 2019 Health Newsletter

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May 10, 2019

Dear Friends,

There is a connection between wanting to be happy and being happy; between wanting to be healthy and being healthy! Setting an intention for having a good day doesn't prevent every difficulty from happening. But, it does change the perception of and the response to those things that crop up in the course of our days. We can decide to accept the good things that happen, or that we see around us without saying, "but what about (insert fear or worry here)?" Accepting that we will have challenges to our health, but that many of them can be prevented or overcome with a bit of effort.

Choose to be happy when things go right! Choose to make changes that enhance your health   (small things can make a big difference over time)! Choose reality over perceived catastrophe! Sleep more, move more, sing or dance more, laugh more...these things will make you happier and healthier at no cost! Fix little issues before they become big ones...get adjusted!

 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.

 

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Current Articles

» Passing of a dear friend...Cathy Capasso
» Chiropractic Benefits Older Adults, Too
» Thrive with Chiropractic
» Rate us on Social Media
» Don't let your feet let you down
» ACA Joins Voices Coalition to Increase Access to Non-opioid Pain Treatments
» Fit At 50 Means Less Chronic Disease
» Active Kids Think Better

Passing of a dear friend...Cathy Capasso

Many of our long time patient families may remember my former assistant from the Garfield office Cathy Capasso. She was the face, the voice, and the heart of our front desk from 1987 till 1994. Cathy was a caring and compassionate former nurse, whose ready smile and efficient ways served our patients and the rest of the staff (especially me) with love and grace!

After her move to the Midwest to live alongside her wonderful daughters, she blessed another Chiropractic office with her presence. She became a loving and active grandma to 3 grandsons, as well.  Some of you knew that Cathy was also my Aunt, my mother's youngest sister, and that we were close from very early in my life. Cathy died peacefully in her early eighties, well loved and much appreciated by family, friends and acquaintances. She was known for her love of God and all of his children. She will be greatly missed, but much remembered.

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Dr. Mania
Copyright: Dr. Mania 2019


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Chiropractic Benefits Older Adults, Too

Are There Any Studies Showing The Benefits of Chiropractic Care In The Aging?

doubleangle 666 5pxblock lrA recent study evaluated the health status of 414 elderly individuals (average age of 80 years) and compared those individuals under chiropractic care with those not under chiropractic care. The researchers found a number of significant findings which included:

  • 87% of those who used chiropractic care rated their health as good or excellent compared with only 68% in the nonchiropractic group
  • 13% of those who used chiropractic care rated their health as fair or poor compared with 32% in the nonchiropractic group
  • 44% of those who used chiropractic care reported having arthritis compared with 66% in the nonchiropractic care group
  • those who used chiropractic care were more likely to do strenuous levels of exercise
  • at 3 years follow-up, less than 5% of those who used chiropractic care used a nursing home while a staggering 48% of those who did not use chiropractic care did use a nursing home
  • at 3 years follow-up, only 26% of those who used chiropractic care were hospitalized compared with 48% of those in the nonchiropractic group
  1. Coulter, PhD et al. Chiropractic and Care for the Elderly. Top Clin Chiro 1996;3(2):46-55.

Author: Chiroplanet
Source: Top Clin Chiro 1996
Copyright: Chiroplanet 2019


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Thrive with Chiropractic

The typical understanding of Chiropractic care is that chiropractors help stiff necks and sore backs. And, though that is true, it is a very limited understanding of what Chiropractic is about. We know that the body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism. If it wasn't self-regulating, we would have to decide when to breathe, when to blink, when should our heart beat, which muscles contract and which release and when. Doing any one of these things consciously would take all our time and effort. And yet, all of these functions and many, many more, are simultaneously happening all the time without any thought process from us!

Human beings survive some of the most varied conditions of weather, nutrition, physical condition and stress, often with great success and resilience. Why is that? It's not just good luck! I can assure you that the body is a marvel of mechanics, physiology and vitality working together to perform and function and adapt in an everchanging environment. But, we need more than food, water and air to thrive. Thriving means more than just surviving...more than just getting by. To thrive means to have the fullness of life expression; body, mind and spirit working together in service to ourselves and others with purpose!

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, helping my patients to enhance their ability to achieve a fuller life expression by optimizing their health, relieving their pain and eliminating excess stress is my purpose and my privilege. That's my body, mind and spirit working together with a purpose so we can each have the fullness of life expression!

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: D. D. Palmer
Copyright: Dr. Mania 2019


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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 Drmania.com 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 DrMania.com 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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Don't let your feet let you down

Do you notice fatigue, soreness or pain in you feet or legs? Are you experiencing pain or tiredness in the lower back? Do you notice these more than you used to after exercising or a long workday? Did you know that your feet are unique structures that support is a dynamic way both weight bearing and motion functions of the rest of the body? There are 3 arches in the feet that act to support our� legs, hips, back and neck in what is called the "kinetic chain". When we are balanced from the feet up, then the body can overcome even quite significant differences in leg length, knee, issues, hip, back and neck pain, as well as foot problems. And, that pain in your feet might be coming from an instability in the spine that can be helped by spinal pelvic stabilizing orthotics for your feet!

I want to make you aware that as a service to our patients, we offer digital foot scanning free of charge to patients and their families. Insurance may pay all or part of the cost of custom spinal pelvic stabilizing orthotics, and we work with patients whose plans do not cover to help them afford to get the care they need. Please call the office (201-525-0707) to schedule a free digital exam with your next office visit and find out if custom stabilizing orthotics are likely to help you!

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Foot Levelers, Inc.
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2019


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ACA Joins Voices Coalition to Increase Access to Non-opioid Pain Treatments

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has joined forces with Voices for Non-Opioid Choices ("Voices"), a nonpartisan coalition of more than 20 organizations committed to preventing opioid addiction before it starts by increasing patient access to non-opioid therapies and approaches for managing acute pain. Chiropractors' use of spinal manipulation as a non-drug approach to back pain treatment is especially relevant in combating the U.S. opioid epidemic. Low back pain is one of the most common conditions for which prescription opioid pain medications are prescribed even though research shows the drugs have limited effectiveness in relieving back pain and carry higher risks. The Voices coalition seeks to increase access to multiple non-opioid and non-drug approaches so that patients can manage their pain more safely and effectively--particularly pain after surgery. According to Voices, pain after surgery is a common path to opioid abuse, misuse and addiction, with about 3 million Americans becoming "persistent" opioid users each year following a surgical procedure. The Voices coalition includes both patient and provider organizations such as the American Nurses Association, the Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives, the American Medical Womens Association and the National Safety Council. "We are excited to join Voices and its efforts to increase access to non-opioid approaches to pain treatment. Chiropractic services and other non-drug approaches are an important first line of defense against pain," said ACA President Robert C. Jones, DC. "Beyond the risks of addiction and overdose, prescription opioid medications that numb pain may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition such as back pain is less severe than it is or that it has healed. This misunderstanding can lead to overexertion and a delay in the healing process or even permanent injury."

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. ACA attracts the most principled and accomplished chiropractors, who understand that it takes more to be called an ACA chiropractor. We are leading our profession in the most constructive and far-reaching ways -- by working hand in hand with other health care professionals, by lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, by supporting meaningful research and by using that research to inform our treatment practices. We also provide professional and educational opportunities for all our members and are committed to being a positive and unifying force for the practice of modern chiropractic.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Acatoday.com; May 20, 2019.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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Fit At 50 Means Less Chronic Disease

In a finding that should come as a surprise to no one, a new U.S. study concluded that physically fit 50 year olds suffered less from chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and colon cancer, as they aged. The study of over 18,600 men and women, linked treadmill tests, done at the age of 50 and meant to establish cardiovascular health, to an additional 26 years of Medicare claims. Men in the lowest fifth of fitness scores in the initial evaluation experienced a rate of chronic disease of 28 percent per year. In contrast, the the rate of the top fifth was 16 percent per year. In women, the rates were 20 percent and 11 percent. Currently, national guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of high-intensity exercise per week. While the findings do not prove that exercise cuts the risk of chronic disease, it does appear that it makes a difference as we age. However, researchers added that the study did not take into account genetic and environmental factors which may affect the chronic disease rates.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, online August 27, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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Active Kids Think Better

According to researchers, children who participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity not only benefit physically, they also improve their cognitive performance and brain function. Results from a new study involving 221 children aged 7 to 9 show regular participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity increases their ability to block out distractions, increase focus and improve their multi-tasking skills. U.S. and European exercise guidelines for children and teens currently call for a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. If you're a parent with a child or teen, encourage and assist them in becoming and staying physically active. Enroll them in after school programs that involve physical activity. Get them into a sports league. Join the YMCA. Take them to the park. Play in the back yard. Be safe but definitely be active!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Pediatrics, online September 29, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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