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October 2014 Health Newsletter

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» Women's Wednesdays
» October is National Chiropractic Health Month

» Active Kids Think Better
» Chiropractic Care Better For Seniors
» Don't let your feet "Fall" down!
» First American Man in 31 Years to Win Boston Marathon is Chiropractic Patient

Women's Wednesdays

Women's Wednesdays with Dr. Mania

Dr.Carmel-Ann Mania will be joining the 

     Women's Wednesday

        Panel discussion on Women's Health

 October 22, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 "Senior Source" at Riverside Square Mall

 100 Riverside Square, Suite 310

  Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.

                                                            Co-panelists will include:

     Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW  Jyoti Mathews, MD  Linda Mitchell, LMT

Learn from experts in the field of Women's Health how to get better, to stay better and to be better at every age and every stage! Unique information, lively discussion and down-to-earth advice on the issues that matter to every woman! This evening of empowerment is for women of all ages from the teens to the 100's, so don't be left out...

Contact for more information and to register for this  exciting and informative night! This event is free but registration is preferred.

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Copyright: Dr. Mania 2014

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October is National Chiropractic Health Month

During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October, the American Chiropractic Association is working with the more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to help educate the public and policymakers about the value of a "conservative care first" approach to health care. This health care model encourages emphasis on more cost-effective and safer approaches over potentially addictive medications for pain management and health enhancement. Conservative management of painful conditions may include chiropractic manipulation combined with exercise and stretching prior to moving on to procedures involving higher risk. During NCHM, chiropractors will share information with patients and their communities to empower them to become their own advocates by insisting on information about conservative treatment options. Why is "Conservative Care First" more important today than ever in facing our nation’s healthcare challenges?

  • Chiropractic physicians are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for low-back pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole-person approach that provides greater interaction and communication for appropriate diagnosis and developing more cost-effective treatment planning.

  • Numerous recent studies have clearly shown the dangerous overreliance in the U.S. on prescription painkillers that simply mask pain. This has tremendously increased Americans’ risk for overuse, and abuse, of these drugs if taken for long periods, leading to more than 17,000 related deaths in 2010 (more than heroin and cocaine combined). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the abuse of prescription pain medications an "epidemic."
Recent evidence questions the overuse--and in some cases the effectiveness--of more invasive treatments such as spinal fusion surgery and spinal steroid injections for back pain. It is reasonable for patients to exhaust more conservative options before undergoing these costly procedures.

"People need complete information about their treatment options," said ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. "During National Chiropractic Health Month, DCs are encouraging patients to ask questions and learn about safe, effective conservative approaches that may help them avoid riskier and more costly treatments."

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: American Chiropractic Association. October 1, 2014.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2014

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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!

Source: Pediatrics, online September 29, 2014.
Copyright: LLC 2014

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Chiropractic Care Better For Seniors

New research indicates chiropractic care provides not only protective benefits but also offers increased patient satisfaction in Medicare patients with spine conditions, when compared to medical care. Published in the prestigious Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, this new study compared chiropractic to medical care in areas related to activities of daily living, self-rated health and worsening health after 1 year. According to researchers, "...chiropractic is significantly protective against 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health, and worsening health after 1 year. Persons using chiropractic are more satisfied with their follow-up care and with the information provided to them."

JMPT. Vol. 37, Issue 8, Pages 542–551, October 2014.
Copyright: LLC 2014

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Don't let your feet "Fall" down!

Do you notice fatigue, soreness or pain in you feet or legs? Are you experiencing pain or tiredness in the lower back? 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 fee 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. 2014

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First American Man in 31 Years to Win Boston Marathon is Chiropractic Patient
First American Man in 31 Years to Win Boston Marathon: Chiropractic Strong
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Meb Keflezighi
Winner of this year's Boston Marathon, the first American man to do so in 31 years, and at 38, the oldest champion in 83 years.
"As an elite athlete, recovery and therapy is essential to staying healthy and competitive.  I have seen Dr. Devin Young as my chiropractor for years and see him twice a week during training. His care has been especially helpful leading up to and including the Boston Marathon. I have been able to recover faster and easier after races. He is very knowledgeable and professional, and I am very thankful to have him locally to keep me healthy." 

Source:  "Boston Marathon Winner Trusts in Chiropractic Care," by Editorial Staff of To Your Health, May 2014.


Author: Editorial Staff "To Your Health", May 2014
Source: Footnotes For Balanced Living
Copyright: Foot Levelers, Inc 2014

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