July 2021 Health Newsletter

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July 15, 2021

Dear Friends,

This newsletter and I are not always on the same time schedule. So, maybe it's July and maybe it's August. But I'll bet it's hot and sticky! I hope that Summer finds you well and growing and out in the cooler parts of the day enjoying the season!

The Staff and I have been working with new computers and an updated system. There have been a few learning issues and installation factors. We have been attending (virtual) seminars and video trainings, so I really appreciate your understanding when or if it takes a little longer to get some things done.

I'm planning a few 3 day weekends, so please check with us before assuming a Saturday "fit in"! 

I usually try to share a positive thought or a good memory in this newsletter. There are many of you that have been experiencing changes at home, at work, or in the family. Please know that we are here to help! My positive share is that no one HAS to feel alone. Advice, suggestions, referrals or a listening heart are available right here. 

 If you are not loving the way you feel, come for an adjustment. We are here to help! Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday by appointment and Saturdays 9 - 1 by appointment. Call 201-525-0707 to make an appointment with me.

All the best and see you so

Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.

 

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Current Articles

» Understanding Why Your Health History Is Critical to Excellent Chiropractic Care
» A personal note to my patients
» Are Arthritis Sufferers Hesitating to Pursue Relief?
» Stop Drinking Soda & Coffee for Energy – Climb the Stairs Instead!
» CoVid-19 precautions still state mandated in Healthcare facilities

Understanding Why Your Health History Is Critical to Excellent Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors gather a new patient's full health history before the first round of care because it's crucial to providing not just the right care, but also the right chiropractic care. It's more than giving an adjustment. It's also about treating you as a whole. The human body is intricate and interconnected, making every last piece of your physical and mental health valuable. Missing information can thwart even the most experienced chiropractor's effort to help you heal.

Health History and Whole Body Chiropractic

Filling out that health history form is a necessary process. Your health history sets the stage for what kind of care you need. It also offers clues to health issues you might not be aware of, and helps your doctor arrive at the right conclusion when seeking a diagnosis. It’s critical to treating you as a whole instead of just your symptoms.

Health history reveals a lot about your lifestyle, too. For example, if you come in with neck pain and your health history shows a change in lifestyle that revolves around a desk job, which coincides with developing neck pain, not only can your chiropractor adjust chiropractic methods to meet your needs, s/he can offer you lifestyle guidance on how to prevent desk job-induced neck pain.

Health history also serves the purpose of identifying the root cause of your health issue(s). Say that same neck pain patient was also in a car accident a year previous to the appointment. That's going to trigger another set of questions to determine whether it was the car accident or the desk job causing neck pain. The true root cause determines the best way to treat you. Your chiropractor can make connections you might have never considered.

Your Emotional Health and Whole Body Chiropractic

Emotions manifest physically in so many ways. Positive emotions are life-giving while negative emotions can manifest as pain, hormone imbalances, impede organ function, give you headaches, rob you of sleep, upset your stomach, make you gain weight and so much more.

If a patient has so much pent up stress and anxiety, chiropractic doctors want to address that and make referrals as necessary. Sometimes a misalignment in the spine can lead to emotional distress, which then leads to physical ailments tied to where the misalignment is, like how high anxiety can give a person stomach issues. Addressing the root cause of your emotional imbalances can empower you to achieve true healing.

Chiropractic can help with emotional health in so many ways because of how it helps you physically. One of the most powerful ways is how the right adjustment in the right place can help restore proper neurological function. For example, that anxious patient with stomach issues likely has a lot of tension interfering with nerve signaling to the stomach. Chiropractic can help your body relax enough to curb anxiety and restore proper nerve signals, alleviating stomach issues in the process.

Your Current Health and Whole Body Chiropractic

Beyond the obvious that you’re at your trusted local chiropractor for obvious reasons, delving into your current health often unearths clues as to what’s going on. Candid conversations with your chiropractor help them get a better picture of what’s going on inside your body and gives them a better idea on how to best help you.

Your chiropractor wants to help you and connect you with the right care whenever your needs are best addressed by a different kind of health professional. There are so many ways chiropractic can do so much to help your body heal and achieve optimal health when they have the complete health history picture.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: ChiroPlanet.com


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A personal note to my patients

As many of you are receiving vaccinations in the fight against CoVid-19 and many others are planning on doing so, I wanted you to know that I have also received both doses of the Pfizer CoVid19 vaccine. This was a seriously thought out and considered decision for me. In light of the severe and ongoing danger to the nation's and the world's populations from this disease, it became apparent to me personally that I could contribute to a safer, fuller return to an open country by receiving a vaccine. I had the disease in December and, thankfully, recovered well.  I donated convalescent plasma 3 times for use by patients hospitalized with severe levels of CoVid, but felt it was time to sign up. I am encouraging you all to consider receiving the vaccine of your choice, as well as continuing to observe the current commonsense precautions. Wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance. Get outside in the fresh air and sunshine to boost your mood and immune system!

I have lost friends to this disease, I've seen my patients, family and friends lose loved ones. We have the power to help each other and ourselves to overcome our sorrow, fear, anxiety, and anger! If you are feeling stressed, exhausted, or anxious, come in for an adjustment to balance your body systems. Relieve the tension, restore your movement, reboot your nervous system! We will continue to do our best to assist you in your search for optimum health! We are here to help!

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


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Are Arthritis Sufferers Hesitating to Pursue Relief?

Arthritis is a serious and frustrating condition that affects tens of millions. This type of ailment can make a person’s daily routine much more difficult than it should be. Those afflicted with arthritis may have trouble lifting things, and they may even be inhibited from being mobile without facing serious pain. According to the CDC, more than 54 million adults in the US suffer from arthritis. The total number of afflicted individuals has increased by about 20 percent over the past 15 years. Not only is the condition's widespread prevalence concerning to the medical industry, but the lack of attention given to arthritis' status as a serious disability is also alarming.  One of the main reasons that people may be holding off on pursuing solutions for this condition is that the way to handle it can sometimes result in more pain in the short-term. A healthy amount of physical activity has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain. However, since exercise can be painful for someone who is already suffering from arthritis, some people avoid it altogether.  Though movement can be difficult for a person with this type of disability, it can be used to help ease the severity of the issue. The growing number of sufferers indicates that people are holding off on pursuing relief, though doing so could benefit them in the long-term.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: CDC, online March 7, 2017.


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Stop Drinking Soda & Coffee for Energy – Climb the Stairs Instead!

Drinking coffee first thing in the morning may seem like the logical way to perk up low energy levels. Researchers have found, though, that caffeine – either from soda, energy drinks, coffee, or tea – has less of an effect on a person’s energy as does physical activity. The physical activity promoted in this recent study: stair climbing. Climbing the stairs may be the last thing a person wants to do when they’ve had a long night, but according to a study in Reuters, taking the stairs has a more profound effect on energy than caffeine. The study followed young, busy women, as this is a demographic that is largely often sleep deprived. The women in the study averaged less than 6.5 hours of sleep each night. Some of the women were given a placebo, others a 50mg dose of caffeine, and the last group had to climb stairs for 10 minutes. After this, they were asked to describe their level of energy, and were also tested for cognitive awareness and function. This included testing their memory and reaction times. The women who climbed the stairs felt significantly more energized, particularly right after their exercise. According to Men’s Health, the activity didn’t reduce the participant’s cognitive function, which means that when a person exerts themselves physically they don’t exhaust themselves mentally. Medical News Today reports that the participants even had greater motivation to work after their jaunt up the stairs. So, after a sleepless night – ditch the caffeine and hit the stairs. You’ll feel better!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Physiology and Behavior, online March 14, 2017.


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CoVid-19 precautions still state mandated in Healthcare facilities

The New Jersey State guidelines for now continue to require staff and patients to wear masks in the office.  We continue to follow CoVid19 procedures in the office, by tightening our procedures and increasing the level of preventive measures taken. We are cleaning and sanitizing the tables, chairs, counters and other surfaces more than ever. We have put up clear carbonate barriers to maintain social separation. We have installed HEPA 13 room air filters, as well as, using window ventilation. My staff wears face masks, I wear a face mask and gloves. Hand sanitizer and soap are readily available. Pens and clipboards are sanitized after every use. We distance in the reception room with very limited numbers in the office at any time and we bring patients to the adjusting rooms with little to no wait. Patients can also call us from the car if they prefer. We are adhering as closely as we can to the state guidelines to protect our patients, our staff, and everyone's family (including mine).

We would ask your cooperation in these efforts by having you wear a mask or face covering that covers your mouth and nose while you are in the office. Feel free to use the hand sanitizer. Tell us if you notice anything that needs our attention and we will attend to it immediately. Please be patient if we need to look for your most convenient time. We are distancing patient appointments to limit the number of people in at any one time, so it may take a little extra effort to accommodate. We are all in this together, and together, we will come out on the other side.

Thanks for your confidence in me...for trusting me with your health. It's an honor and a privilege to be your chiropractor!

Author: Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania
Source: Dr. Mania


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