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May 2016 Health Newsletter

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» May is Posture Month
» Rate us on Social Media
» Acupuncturist Christine Gibbons Expanding Hackensack Hours
» Got a question for the Doctor?
» Natural Treatments for Back Pain Show Promising Results
» Sitting and Diabetes Linked by Inactivity
» CDC Warns Against Opioid Use

May is Posture Month
D I D   Y O U   K N O W   ?
  • College students are cell-phone addicts, spending 8-10 hours a day on their phones creating neck pain and loss of mobility.
  • 1 out of 4 adults in America have suffered back pain in the past three months!
  • People who spend 12 hours or more per day seated are at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, and life-threatening falls.
  • 7.6 million adults  are disabled with back pain.
Posture bad

 Chiropractic care is an important part of your overall health and can help you and your family prevent many problems. Call us @ 201-525-0707 to get a check-up, an adjustment or a program to improve your posture today!

Author: ChiroHealthUSA
Source: ChiroHealthUSA
Copyright: ChiroHealthUSA 2016

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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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Acupuncturist Christine Gibbons Expanding Hackensack Hours

We are happy to inform all of you that acupuncturist Christine Gibbons is now seeing patients at 344 Summit Avenue, Hackensack on Mondays,  Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Friday mornings. She has already been serving patients at this location for many years, and we are thrilled that she is now able to accommodate even more!

Christine is well known to some of our patients and I can recommend her highly to those of you who do not know her already. Many times the addition of acupuncture to your health regimen can help energize healing, reduce pain or inflammation and increase flexibility without the use of drugs. This makes acupuncture another wonderful companion to Chiropractic care for many of our patients. I have every confidence in Christine as a gifted, very experienced, and gentle practitioner of this ancient art.

If you wish to add acupuncture to your quest for optimum health or if you have questions about acupuncture or Christine's practice you can call 201-487-0036 or go to her website for more information.

Author: Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania
Source: Self
Copyright: Dr. Mania 2016

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Got a question for the Doctor?

Want to know more about what Chiropractic do to help you feel stronger and be healthier? Click on the Conditions tab for research on many problems that particularly respond to Chiropractic care. Maybe you just want to see if there is something to add to your health routine? Call me at 201-525-0707 for a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss one area that is concerning you. Tell Joan, Debi or Jolanta that you want to take me up on my complimentary offer and we will arrange a convenient time to talk.

Did you know that there are excellent exercise videos and articles on Chiropractic and health conditions on our website? Go to the homepage of and click on the Wellness Center tab. Come in for an evaluation and we can get you started on a home stretching program. Step by step instructions and clear photos and videos are available to help you achieve a better level of balance, ease and strength!

Take a few minutes to explore and like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter; rate us on Google or Yelp. We appreciate your support!

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

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Natural Treatments for Back Pain Show Promising Results

It's easy in this modern age to jump right to drugs or surgery for stubborn back pain, but there are many other options to consider before going under the knife. Scientists from the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle tested two mind-body therapy techniques for the reduction of low back pain and found positive results. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy have both been shown to be helpful when patients don't respond to other therapies. In the study, 342 adults were split into three groups to either cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, or no therapy at all. For the two groups in therapy, more than half saw meaningful improvement to their pain. Though many may brush off these alternative treatments, an open-minded doctor could find that these methods may have some benefit for patients for whom nothing else works. Safe, natural care for back and spinal pain from natural therapies, including those provided by doctors of chiropractic, can be a new treatment option for many. These alternative natural therapies are not only effective, they have the benefit of virtually no side effects or recovery time, unlike standard treatments.

Source: JAMA, online March 22, 2016.
Copyright: LLC 2016

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Sitting and Diabetes Linked by Inactivity

Danish scientists recently found that time spent sitting is linked to developing type 2 diabetes, but generally only among people who are inactive or obese. Those who sit for more than 10 hours a day saw a 35 percent heightened risk of diabetes, but those who had a healthy weight and exercised saw that risk minimized, even with prolonged sitting. The risk of developing diabetes was completely eliminated when people moderately or vigorously exercised for at least 150 minutes per week. During the study period, those who sat for more than 10 hours a day were also more likely to be generally physically inactive, drink alcohol, smoke, and be overweight. So if you can't avoid sitting at work, there is evidence that getting a few hours of moderate exercise per week outside the office along with a healthy weight can protect you from developing type 2 diabetes. But there is still much to gain by breaking up your sitting time with short periods of movement. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, it's important to move your body often. Take breaks, walk around the office, and get exercise when you can. Reducing your level of sitting and adding more activity is a smart way to stay healthy for life.

Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine, online February 23, 2016.
Copyright: LLC 2016

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CDC Warns Against Opioid Use

Pain medications can often come with a long list of possible side effects ranging from manageable to severe. Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent have focused in on the overuse of opioids for chronic pain. It's a serious matter, as at least 40 people in the U.S. die each day from an overdose of these strong drugs. The number of people on these drugs has quadrupled since 1999, fueling a crisis in side effects and misuse. In a new set of guidelines, the CDC is urging non-opioid therapy for the management of chronic pain along with the lowest possible effective dose when it can't be avoided. The side effects for these powerful drugs can include physical dependence, increased sensitivity to pain, confusion, depression, and many others. The American Chiropractic Association is encouraging patients to look at chiropractic therapy as a safer, alternative tool to opioids used to treat back, spinal and other soft tissue related pains. With virtually no side effects, alternative therapies can reduce or even eliminate the need for strong drugs.

Source:, online March 18, 2016.
Copyright: LLC 2016

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