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May 2017 Health Newsletter

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» Grounding Workshop and Chakra Clearing May 23, 2017
» Palmer College Researchers Earn Research Award
» Rate us on Social Media
» Got a question for the Doctor?
» Leaning While Texting May Result in Health Problems
» Painkillers Should Not Be Kept Within Reach of Small Children
» Dangers of Energy Drinks

Grounding Workshop and Chakra Clearing May 23, 2017

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For those of you looking to clean out your energy centers, Jane McNeil, CN, CH will be offering a "Grounding  Workshop and Chakra Clearing" here in our office on Tuesday evening, May 23, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to ground and center yourself for a more relaxed and efficient day. You will also learn how to clear "stuff" from your energy centers and fill them with postive energy! Bring a friend, your Mom or just yourself  for a fun, interactive and informative program by this caring teacher! Take the tools she will give you to build a better balanced life!

Call Jane at 704-907-0008 to register or speak with Dr. Mania in the office. The fee is only $60 and can be paid by cash, check or credit card.

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

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Palmer College Researchers Earn Research Award

Palmer College research team earns prestigious international award for large-scale military research study

March 29, 2017 · by ·

Scott Haldeman, D.C., M.D., Ph.D., with Dr. Goertz at the research award ceremony. (Photo by Øistein Holm Haagensen for the World Federation of Chiropractic.)

Scott Haldeman, D.C., M.D., Ph.D., with Dr. Goertz at the research award ceremony. (Photo by Øistein Holm Haagensen for the World Federation of Chiropractic.)

Low-back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, but it’s even more prevalent in active-duty military personnel. More than 50 percent of all diagnoses resulting in disability discharges from the military—across all armed services—are due to musculoskeletal conditions. Of these, low-back pain is the most common.

To address this widespread problem, the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research at Palmer College of Chiropractic collaborated with the RAND Corporation and the Samueli Institute to conduct a large-scale, multi-site clinical trial studying the effectiveness of chiropractic care for active-duty military personnel with low-back pain. This study was one of three included as part of a $7.4 million, seven-year grant from the Department of Defense to these three institutions.

This is the largest randomized controlled trial to focus exclusively on chiropractic care to date. “Assessment of chiropractic treatment for active-duty, U.S. military personnel with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial (ACT I)” is completed and currently being prepared for publication. The study included 750 study participants across three military treatment facilities in the U.S, and compared 375 participants who received medical care only to 375 who received medical care plus chiropractic care.

This project was awarded the prestigious Scott Haldeman Award for Outstanding Research by the World Federation of Chiropractic at the March 16-18 DC2017 conference in Washington, D.C.

“We’re deeply honored to be recognized by our scientific peers for our research efforts in the military,” said Palmer College of Chiropractic Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., who accepted the award on behalf of co-authors Cynthia Long, Ph.D., Robert Vining, D.C., Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S., Joan Walter, J.D., P.A., and Ian Coulter, Ph.D., and other members of the ACT I team.

The winner of the Scott Haldeman Award for Outstanding Research was selected from all abstracts accepted for platform presentation at the DC2017 conference that haven’t been previously published. The presentations were judged on the content of the abstract and its platform presentation. Once the winning presentation has received “in press” status in a journal, the researchers will be awarded a $10,000 prize.

Author: Palmer College of Chiropractic
Source: Palmer Insights Magazine
Copyright: Palmer College of Chiropractic 2017

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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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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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Leaning While Texting May Result in Health Problems

Recent increases in the number of patients suffering from upper-back and neck pain may be related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use. Many young people are reporting herniated disks and alignment problems. As these health issues more so typically affect middle-aged and elderly people, the new surge of problems in youth may have to do with the way the neck bends when a person is texting. The normal curvature of the neck is reversed when people look down, such as when using and viewing a phone. Overtime, continuation of this unnatural position leads to stresses and imbalances in the supporting tissues of the neck and upper back. Pain, soreness, fatigue and even reversal of the normal curvature of the neck and upper back can occur. Given that some young people text for hours a day, it’s no wonder experts are seeing an increase in neck and back issues.  Studies show the problem is present mainly when people use mobile devices, as using laptops doesn’t require any abnormal or unnatural posture. The 45-degree angle many people hold their neck at while texting on mobile devices can lead to issues which may become even worse if the person is sitting. This impact on the back worsens at higher flexed postures. With a 15-degree flex, the head (which weighs roughly 10-12 pounds) can feel over twice as heavy. The stress increase on the spine can lead to a 60-degree flex feeling like an additional 60 pounds of pressure. There is a serious concern among professionals about the effects this will have on young people.   Fortunately, doctors of chiropractic are specifically trained to evaluate and treat neck and back issues. If you or a loved one is suffering from neck and/or back issues including those that may be related to the use of a phone, book a no obligation consultation today!

Source: The Spine Journal, online March 20, 2017.
Copyright: LLC 2017

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Painkillers Should Not Be Kept Within Reach of Small Children

Most homes carry some type of pain relievers. More specifically, opioids like hydrocodone and codeine are common across the country. Unfortunately, these medicines aren’t always kept out of the reach of small children.  Roughly a third of adults store prescription opioid mediation in cabinets with locks. Less than 10 percent of adults with kids and teenagers recall storing these substances properly.  Researchers have noted a near doubling of hospitalization rates for issues related to medicine over the past few decades. While some parents may feel that they know their children well enough to pass on locking up these substances, the prevalence of these medicines in the home warrants safe and secure storage.  A survey conducted with adults who consume these medicines relievers within the past year and who had kids in the home revealed that a third of those with children under 7 said they secured their medicine. That number was slashed by roughly two-thirds when it comes to households with teens, and less than one-third of families with both kids and teens used lockable storage for their medicine. Adults with young kids were usually more concerned about the medicine being accessed, while those with teens were less likely to view this as a concern.  The use of this medication has skyrocketed in the US in recent years, with most opioid medication being used for post-surgery pain.

Source: Pediatrics, online February 23, 2017.
Copyright: LLC 2017

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Dangers of Energy Drinks

According to a new study, consuming enough energy drink can lead to certain concerning characteristics in heart function and blood pressure outside of those seen solely from caffeine.  Energy drinks are extremely popular with hundreds of versions currently available for sale. Unfortunately, these beverages have become associated with emergency-room visits and even death. While the makers of energy drinks claim that the products pose no more dangers than those related to caffeine, the evidence does not necessarily reflect this assertion. Caffeine in certain doses is considered normal by the FDA. For example, approximately 400 mg of caffeine can be found in about five cups of coffee. While the dangers of energy drinks are usually related to their caffeine content, it is the other ingredients which may pose the risk. The physical changes in a group of subjects (both male and female) were observed after the subjects had consumed an energy drink and a caffeinated beverage that lacked the other types of ingredients energy drinks are known for. These additional ingredients include 4 ounces of sugar, taurine, B vitamins, and other contents found in brand-name energy drinks like Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy, and Monster. The results showed certain concerning cardiovascular changes including an increase in blood pressure after the consumption of energy drinks. Be smart and play it safe. If you choose to consume energy drinks, do so in moderation and ensure you do not suffer from any sort of cardiovascular conditions or issues or other health ailments that could result in a visit to the emergency room or worse.

Source: Journal of the American Heart Association, online April 26, 2017.
Copyright: LLC 2017

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