Newsletter Archives > Monthly Health Newsletter: November 2014 Health Newsletter

November 2014 Health Newsletter

Current Articles

» Got a Health Savings Account?
» Fibromyalgia and Vitamin D
» Women's Wednesdays
» Don't let your feet "Fall" down!
» Neck Pain Sufferers Most Satisfied With Chiropractic Care
» Colon Cancer On The Rise In Young Adults

» Drink Water, Prevent Kidney Stones

Got a Health Savings Account?

 Are there funds in your health savings account (HSA) that you will lose come January 1st? Have you been waiting for that new sleeping pillow, lumbar support or orthotics for your feet? Why should you let those funds roll back into the boss' pocket when they could help you hold your adjustments better, watch the game more comfortably or go out on the town with your loved ones? Come in for a free foot scan and report; order a pillow for yourself or your spouse; or relax with a Cranial Sacral Therapy session to handle the season's stresses! My staff and I can help you get the most out of your Health Savings account while giving you a leg up on a healthy Holiday Season!

Been out picking up mums and pumpkins and loads of apples ...I'll bet you are feeling a little bit of fall in your body, too! Come in for your Autumn Tune-Up.  Call the office at 201-525-0707 and my "wonderFall" staff will set you up at a convenient day and time!  We will help you keep from "Falling" out of Balance!

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

page toppage toppage top

Fibromyalgia and Vitamin D

Fibromyalgia and Low Vitamin D Levels

Fibromyalgia and vitamin DFibromyalgia patients are at risk of vitamin D deficiency according to a new study from Ireland. In the study, 36% of fibromyalgia patients had deficient levels of vitamin D and 62% had insufficient levels. That meant only 15% of patients were getting adequate levels of the vitamin.

The patients were mostly middle-aged women. Researchers pointed out that the women’s vitamin D levels may have been affected by the fact they live in seldom-sunny Ireland. When it is sunny, patients may still choose to stay indoors because of their disability and pain.

Low vitamin D levels can increase the risk of cognitive impairment in older adults, severe asthma in children, cancer, and more. Vitamin D helps the body maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. It also allows the body to absorb calcium to strengthen the bones.

Previous research has investigated the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and musculoskeletal pain with conflicting results. In some studies, fibromyalgia patients had low levels of the vitamin but in others their levels were no different than control participants.  In one study vitamin D supplementation appeared to have no specific clinical benefits for fibromyalgia patients.

Still, there does appear to be link between vitamin D deficiency and muscle pain. While more research is needed to understand this link, vitamin D supplements could benefit the overall health of fibromyalgia patients.

Consult with your doctor to learn which vitamins are right for you.


Jan A, et al. “Serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels in patients with fibromyalgia” BSR 2012; Abstract 231.

Walsh, Nancy. Medpage Today. Vitamin D May be Help in Fibromyalgia. May 3, 2012. Accessed May 10, 2012.

Author: Michael Melton
Source: ChiroNexus
Copyright: Michael Melton 2014

page toppage toppage top

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

page toppage toppage top

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

page toppage toppage top

Neck Pain Sufferers Most Satisfied With Chiropractic Care

Neck pain sufferers reported increased satisfaction with chiropractic care over medication, according to a recent study. In the study, researchers assessed patient satisfaction scores in those suffering from acute and subacute neck pain. Methods of care included chiropractic care, specifically spinal manipulation, home exercise and advice care, and prescription medication. While both chiropractic care and home exercise and advice care were associated with more satisfaction with the information provided versus medication, individuals receiving chiropractic care were the most satisfied with their general care received compared to the two other groups. If you’re suffering from neck pain and need some satisfaction, call your local doctor of chiropractic today for a no obligation evaluation!

Source: JMPT. Volume 37, Issue 8, Pages 593–601, October 2014.
Copyright: LLC 2014

page toppage toppage top

Colon Cancer On The Rise In Young Adults

Colon and rectal cancers are increasing among younger adults, according to new research. At the same time, incidents of colon and rectal cancers in those over 50 years of age have been decreasing slightly. Researchers aren’t sure why rates are increasing among young adults, but attribute the decrease in those older adults to the increase in screening and removal of suspicious growths before they’re able to turn malignant. Should things continue on their current path, researchers believe colon and rectal cancer cases in those aged 20 to 34 years could come close to doubling in the next 15 years. For 35 to 49 year olds, those rates could increase by 28 to 46 percent.

JAMA Surgery, online November 5, 2014.
Copyright: LLC 2014

page toppage toppage top

Drink Water, Prevent Kidney Stones

New guidelines released from the American College of Physicians indicate that preventing kidney stones may be as simple as drinking more water.  Experts suggest drinking enough fluids to generate two liters of urine daily in order to keep kidney stones at bay. Kidney stones are formed from solid crystals in the urine and increasing the consumption of water dilutes the solids and decreases their abilities to form into stones. It should be noted that drinking any fluids does not generate the same benefits of drinking water alone. Certain fluids such as sodas, especially those containing phosphoric acid, can actually increase the formation of kidney stones. Stick with water and consume two to three liters daily with the goal of generating 2 liters of clear urine daily. If the urine is yellow, you're likely not consuming enough fluids.

Source: Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(9):I-24.
Copyright: LLC 2014

page toppage toppage top

Articles 1-7 of 7 << first < previous next > last >