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Doing CrossFit? Find a Wellness Center! Mar 5th, 2020

The American Council on Exercise defines CrossFit as "an intense program featuring dynamic exercises like plyometric jumps, and Olympic lifts while using non-traditional weightlifting equipment such as kettlebells, sandbags, suspension systems or water-filled implements". While most of us do not know this exact definition, many of us know what CrossFit...

Spinal Adjustments Ease Addiction Feb 13th, 2020

The Limbic System is an area of the brain that is located near the brainstem but also extends into the upper cervical spine. The limbic system of the brain is precisely the region that gets hijacked by drugs of abuse, thereby perpetuating patients cravings to keep using these drugs. The...

What's the Best Pillow for my Sleep Position? Feb 6th, 2020

Here are a few notes on pillow choices based on position:  Back Sleeper: When lying on our backs we should be able to draw a straight line from our ear through our shoulder, through our hip joint, and through the malleolus (bone that sticks out on the side of your ankle)....

Forward Head Posture Jan 21st, 2020

There is a growing interest concerning the understanding of the position of our head on our neck and how it affects our health. Everyday, there is more conclusive research to substantiate what we already know about abnormal alignment of the spine, ESPECIALLY FORWARD HEAD POSTURE, which pushes the Autonomic Nervous...

Monday Motivation- December 16th Dec 17th, 2019

This week I'd like to give you some health tips to keep your nervous system firing and stay healthy as we age. Neuro pathways do breakdown over time and there are ways to slow this process down. Basically, the brain needs oxygen, fuel, and activation.    Oxygen and fuel I...

The Natural Solution to the Opioid Crisis Nov 11th, 2019

It is no secret that the US is facing a crisis of epic proportions. Over the course of the past 20 years, our country has been plagued by an epidemic of addiction that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Several pharmaceutical companies have been widely blamed for igniting the...

Stand Up! Oct 31st, 2019

Let's face it. We all work a lot, maybe too much, especially in New York City. For most of us this usually means long days sitting at a desk in front of the computer. Top institutions all across the country have been researching this and it is now known that...

Vitamin B-12/Vitamin D Wellness Analysis Oct 21st, 2019

Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA. Food sources of vitamin B-12 include poultry, meat, fish and dairy products. If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, you might be prone...

"Straighten Up and Move" Oct 14th, 2019

      Promotion of physical activity, good posture, responsible lifting, and healthy working conditions will all feature as people are encouraged to look after their spines and stay active.  Back pain, affects all age groups, from children to the elderly. It is the biggest single cause of disability on...

Mental Illness Awareness Oct 14th, 2019

  Common Mental Illnesses Anxiety Disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Examples: panic disorder, phobias Substance use disorders are a condition in which the use of one or more substances leads to clinically significant impairment or distress. Examples: alcohol use, opioid...

Mouse Shoulder Injury Feb 8th, 2019

What is a mouse shoulder?  Modern era diagnosis.  Computers are now considered as an integral part of everyday life. Long term work at the computer and the use of computer mouse without the proper arm support leading to inflammation of tendons and shoulder joint capsules.  As inflammation persists, the capsules...

Women and Heart Disease Feb 8th, 2019

Did you know that women have a 50% higher chance than men of receiving the wrong initial diagnosis following a heart attack? 1 in 4 women dies of a heart attack.  Women are misdiagnosed or ignored by the doctors and other professionals due to the lesser known symptoms women present...

Preventing winter sports injuries Jan 8th, 2019

Winter sports injuries are very common, with an average of 246,000 people treated at emergency rooms, hospitals, and doctors’ offices every year for injuries related to winter sports (U.S. CPSC). More than half of the injuries result from snow skiing and snowboarding.  This figure includes: 69,000 injuries from snow skiing...

Soft tissue rehabilitation and joint mobility optimization Nov 27th, 2018

Graston Technique® Therapy What is Graston Technique® (GT)? It is a form of manual therapy that uses a non-invasive method to mobilize soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendon or ligaments by using an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). A non-invasive, cost-effective and readily available intervention. There is an increasing...

Chiropractic and Posture Nov 20th, 2018

Have you noticed that lately, you are getting neck and back pain? Did you notice your posture at work, home, texting or in the car? If not take a moment and really look at yourself in the mirror. The misalignment you see is from the posture. STOP. Why do we...

Are you using the right pillow? Most expensive does not mean it is the best pillow? Jun 12th, 2017

I took a recent semina classr on neck support and pillows.  Many of my patients explain that they are getting a restful night sleep and they cannot get comfortable. Well first of all, what kind of sleeper are you?Side sleeper, back sleeper, or belly sleeper.If you sleep on your belly this...

Traveling Soon- Healthy Tips To prevent Muscle Cramping - Soreness - Pain Jun 3rd, 2017

American Chiropractic Association offers tips for healthier travelsMay 25, 2017You've been in the car or the plane for hours, your back is aching and your legs are stiff and sore; you can't wait to stand up and get moving again. We've all been there. This summer, plan for a pain-free...

Nutrition and Addiction - Foods and Tips that help patients reduce the cravings May 24th, 2017

Just finished up a continuing education class on addiction.  People are addicted to many things in todays society and it is leading to a mental health epidemic.  With so much at our fingertips instaneously it is so easy to feed our addictions.  There is science behind addiction and it is...

For Bad Backs, It May Be Time to Rethink Biases About Chiropractors May 5th, 2017

https://nyti.ms/2qottpBAmazing read from the NY Times

Sleep is an important tool to regenerate cells and sleep helps your body heal and function properly May 4th, 2017

When we think of being healthy we automatically think of what we eat and how much we excercise.  Sleep may be the underated way to make us feel and look better.  We buy products to make our skin look less tired.  We will excercise for hours or in excess that...

Beat Anxiety with these foods Apr 25th, 2017

Color!Brighten up your food choices. Try to eat 5 different color servings of fruit and vegetables a day.  Orange-Sweet potatoe-carrots Yellow- Bananas- Peppers- tomatoes -pineappledark Green- So many to choose from - broccoli- spinach-kale are your best bets-Light green- AVOCADO- peas- celery-pears-applesSPICES:Cumin- great on chickenCinnamon -sprinkle in your oatmeal or teaTurmeric- super...

Text Neck Research and Your Health -Kids are suffering Apr 21st, 2017

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4563636351001/ Everyone, Our health is so important and so is technology.  Why are we faced with so many decisions about our health?  You make the decisions but you need to be informed.  I have already converted all desks in my house to standing. My kids are 6 and under and they do...

Ten Ways to Get Rid of Pain without addictive PAINKILLERS Apr 17th, 2017

 1. JUST MOVING- getting up and moving around immediately will help heal the body and the pain.  I am not saying to do a full boody workout but start slowly with gentle swimming, walking, stretching.  Find a gentle excercise that will help you get moving.  If you have an injury...

SPRING into Health Apr 9th, 2017

SPRING is finally here.  The weather is warm and it is the perfect time to get out of the office. Use your lunch break to grab a quick bite to eat but also get adjusted.  It is important to not only pay attention to what you put in your body...

Chiropractic Care and Autism? Apr 4th, 2017

So much research and dedication to autism and still there is no real clear picture.  The symptoms are clearly defined, but the causes are not.  How can chiropractic care help your child with autism.  Chiropractic care treats the autonomic nervous system removing dangerous pressure off the spinal nerves. Chiropractic adjustments...

Micro-Plastics In Your Home and Your Environment -what you do not know Mar 20th, 2017

If you are eating seafood- Then most likley you are eating plastic.  Yes plastic and the particles and toxic load the chemicals carry are in your body.  They are being digested and settling into your body.  Foreign particles are settling into our tissue and organs.  No one knows what these...

FAST FOOD CHICKEN BEWARE Mar 16th, 2017

Check out this article about fast food chicken- Not the healthier option.I give my kids the Blue & Evan's gluten free tenders or nuggets and put them in a wrap for lunch with lettuce and carrots.  Give it a try! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/03/14/subway-chicken.aspx#THanks Dr. Shave

7 Ways You Can Reduce Inflammation and Pain by Just Eating! Mar 15th, 2017

Chronic inflammation has been the center of so many health issues like obesity, cancer, and joint pain. You have tried pain-relievers and take care of your spine, but have you looked more carefully into the food you select to put inside your body?  Of course there are the foods and...

Columbus Day Oct 14th, 2019

We are open from 11-7. Come and see us for a holiday adjustment. 

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