Tension Headaches

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, experienced by almost 80% of adults at some point in their lives. This type of headache typically presents as pain, soreness, or throbbing, that starts in the neck and radiates up along the sides of the head and behind the eyes and it can fe...
Tackle The Root Cause Of Sciatica NJ

Tackle The Root Cause Of Sciatica

Chronic pain can be irritating at best and debilitating at worst. If you are experiencing sciatica, the painful inflammation can take over your life, causing you to become less active and unable to participate in your daily activities. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. Roo...
Get Out And Exercise

Get Out And Exercise!

I attended a seminar yesterday on chronic inflammation and the development of injury and disease. The presenter, the very entertaining and informative Dr. David Seaman, was talking about how getting on a plane from Florida to New Jersey really messed up his schedule. He was discussing how he didn...
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The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Sleep Quality

Difficulty sleeping, both in falling asleep and in staying asleep may be related to a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is made by the body in response to exposure to UV light. During the winter, vitamin D levels fall as the length of the day shortens and people...
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Magnesium – An Essential Element

One of the biggest problems that I commonly see in practice is either frank or subclinical magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency can cause high blood pressure, muscle tension/pain/spasm, anxiety/depression, as well as a number of other maladies. Diagnosing magnesium deficiency is often somew...
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Posture Series – Self Assessment

If you haven’t already checked out our first two articles on posture. These postural exercises and stretches are designed to help improve your upper body posture. But, how do you know whether you need to be performing them? An easy way to figure this out is to stand in front of a full-length mi...
Doorframe Pec Stretch

Posture Series – Doorframe Pec Stretch

One of the leading causes of forward-flexed posture is over contracted pectoralis muscles. Modern humans spend most of the time with their arms out in from of them, and when muscles are held in a shortened position, or overused, they tighten up. This can lead to the pec muscles pulling the should...
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Posture Series – Brugger’s Postural Break

In our computerized world, most of us spend entirely too much time in a sitting position, mainly in front of a computer. Even with the most wonderful ergonomics, having your arms out in front of you for multiple hours at a time presents a problem. Dr. Vladimir Janda, a Czech physician described a...

Speeding Up Recovery Time

For most people, recovering from a broken bone is an exercise in patience. For an active person, being told that you have to significantly reduce or cease activity in order to let the bone heal is equivalent to torture. However, there are a few things you can do to help speed the healing process ...

Stress And How To Get Relief

Stress that is short term can be beneficial in that it serves to focus our attention on important matters. However, when stress becomes ongoing and chronic, it can cause immense problems for the sufferer and may end up in depression. It can adversely affect our performance at work and elsewhere, ...