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defaultSitting is the new smoking!..

Date: June 13, 2018 | Time: 4:10pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

Sitting is the new smoking!ANJC Technique Council Chairman David I. Graber DC talks to posture expert Steven P Weiniger about the pitfalls of sitting all day.Watch below:.DisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog should not be construed to mean that you and I have a patient-physician relationship. The.... <view entire article>

defaultNEW STUDY: Chiropractic Care Reduces Opioid Use..

Date: June 13, 2018 | Time: 4:00pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

12,000 New Hampshire residents aged 18-99 with low back pain were studied and found that those who received chiropractic services had less harm and bad effects from medication use, according to a recent study. They had a 55% less likelihood of filling an Opioid prescription!A video with the study's author Dr. James Whedon is below: on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is.... <view entire article>


Date: May 9, 2018 | Time: 4:21pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

Thymol based natural household cleaners work as well as bleach to clean and disinfect surfaces, without the health hazards of bleach use. Homemade Tea tree oil cleaners don't do as well. Here's a great video describing this: on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading this blog should not be construed to.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 17, 2018 | Time: 3:37pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

Can Chiropractic adjustments improve athletic performance? A recent study suggests that. Published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, a single session of spinal manipulation (SM) increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor (Soleus) muscles in elite Taekwondo athletes. The increased maximum voluntary contraction force lasted for 30 min and the corticospinal excitability increase persisted for at least 60 min.The SM were performed by a licensed chiropractor who assessed the function of the entire spine.... <view entire article>

Health Updates..

Date: March 16, 2018 | Time: 8:16am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Health Updates Courtesy "I can't change the direction of the wind,but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."~ Jimmy Dean Mental Attitude: Parkinson's Increases Brain Injury Risk. Taiwanese researchers report that patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) have a 63% higher risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) than individuals without PD. According to researchers, the most common cause of TBI among PD patients is falling down.World Neurosurgery, February 2018Health Alert: Obesity May Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 8, 2018 | Time: 9:38am | Posted By: Dr Graber

The Snowpocalypse has passed and 2 feet of snow was dumped on parts of Morris county! I hope all of you are safe. In the aftermath of this storm, here are 3 things to remember:Watch your step - while we see many injuries due to snow shoveling after a storm like this, even more come in from slipping and falling. The slush on the ground.... <view entire article>

Drugs are NOT the answer for many health problems...

Date: February 23, 2018 | Time: 2:13pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

Healthcare expenses in the US are expected to rise faster than inflation, and prescription drugs are expected to see the fastest growth, about 6.3 percent a year on average.Drugs are NOT the answer for many health problems.Unfortunately, they are too often the only treatment offered in the medical community. Chiropractic care is often a non-drug solution for many pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain,headaches, shoulder and hip pain, herniated discs, sciatica, "pinched nerves", etc. on this.... <view entire article>

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Date: February 12, 2018 | Time: 9:28am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Dr. Graber's Corner: Back and Core Exercises That Heal Not Harm: STOP DOING SIT-UPS! STOP DOING CRUNCHES! They don't work and can do more harm than good over the long run. What to do instead? ....... <view entire article>

Eating 2Bvitamin 2BDVitamin D - One Vitamin You Probably Should Be Taking ..

Date: February 5, 2018 | Time: 11:06am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Vitamin D has been names the "sunshine vitamin" because it's produced in your skin in response to sunlight. However, the increasing number of benefits that are found from it make it a sunshine for our health!Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to:Maintain the health of bones and teeth.Support the health of the immune system and fight infectious disease.Improve cognitive brain function and preventing depression, especially in older adults.Protects against multiple sclerosisAid in type 1 diabetes management.Support lung.... <view entire article>


Date: January 31, 2018 | Time: 11:55am | Posted By: Dr Graber

A very common question I get form back pain patients is, "What is the best mattress to sleep on?" A really excellent question and a health item too often overlooked by many people. We spend 1/4 -1/3 of our lives on average sleeping, so what we sleep on for body support and proper rest is essential for good health.There are alot of mattresses out in the market, and they all have a story. There are no shortage of choices in.... <view entire article>


Date: January 28, 2018 | Time: 11:01am | Posted By: Dr Graber

Problems with the jaw joint or TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) are very common. I have successfully treated many cases of TMJ disorders and teach non-surgical treatments to doctors that help this disorder. Here's a few things to know:Posture contributes to TMJ disorders (TMD). A recent study found posture problems aggravate muscular TMD. The most common are an overarching of the low back (lumbar hyperlordosis), forward head posture and knees turned inward (genu valgus). [1]Hands-on treatments and adjustments to the Temporomandibular joint.... <view entire article>


Date: January 2, 2018 | Time: 3:06pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

People with MRI findings of disc disease or disc herniation do not have more low back pain as they age. In a new study, 91 patients without low back pain had MRI's and were followed up after 10 years with another MRI. There was no difference in the amount of back pain between those whose MRI's showed more disc disease or herniation than those whose MRI's were unchanged.3 takeaways:1. Back pain is caused more by how your spine functions than.... <view entire article>


Date: January 2, 2018 | Time: 2:13pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

THANK YOU! We collected 50 bags of food, toys, and other essentials, along with $700 in gift cards for the Jersey Battered Women's Shelter and St. Peter's Home! Your donations will make a difference in so many lives. Thank you, thank you for your donations.DisclaimerMaterial on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor's medical care or advice.Reading.... <view entire article>

FDA Bans Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps as Ineffective..

Date: December 19, 2017 | Time: 5:11pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

The FDA has ruled that products containing 2 dozen ingredients including triclosan, can no longer be marketed as antiseptic. This affects many antiseptic soaps, hand sanitizers, cosmetics, ointments, and even toothpaste. Some popular brands are:Soaps:* Dial(R) Liquid Soap* Softsoap(R) Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap* Tea Tree TherapyTM Liquid Soap* Provon(R) Soap* Clearasil(R) Daily Face Wash* Dermatologica(R) Skin Purifying Wipes* Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser* DermaKleenTM Antibacterial Lotion Soap* Naturade Aloe Vera 80(R) Antibacterial Soap* CVS Antibacterial Soap* pHisoderm Antibacterial.... <view entire article>

Winter Blues: Understanding And Managing The S.A.D. Condition..

Date: December 4, 2017 | Time: 8:01pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

This time of the year as the days are shorter and the cold settles in, many people find themselves feeling tired, depressed, agitated, having trouble concentrating, having poor sleep, craving sugar, carbohydrates and comfort food, having a sense of heaviness in your arms and legs, and feel like hibernating away from all human contact and binge watch Netflix. If this is you or someone you know, you may be experiencing a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.Norman E..... <view entire article>

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Date: December 1, 2017 | Time: 1:18pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

US News and World Report recently published a good article on the benefits of Chiropractic care. It's refreshing to see the mainstream media covering how adjustments and Chiropractic care can help more than back and neck pain, whiplash, and herniated disc conditions.The article touches on 5 conditions commonly helped in our office. These are:Migraine and Tension HeadachesStress and AnxietyFibromyalgiaWeak Immune systemFlexibilityYou can read the article here: on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that.... <view entire article>

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Date: November 29, 2017 | Time: 6:16pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

ANNUAL Toy and Food Drive!It is the time of year for caring and sharing.Please donate a toy and food for those in need.We will be collecting non-perishable unopened packages, cans of food, and toiletry items to be given to the Jersey Battered Women's Shelter. Supermarket and restaurant gift cards are also accepted.We will also be collecting new and unopened toys and games through December 12th to be delivered to: Saint Peter's Village Orphanage http://www.stpetersorphanage.orgJersey Battered Women's Shelter will give you.... <view entire article>

Chiropractic Care Helps Pain Patients Get Off Opiod Drugs: Award Winning Project..

Date: November 22, 2017 | Time: 12:16pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

A Candian pilot project has shown phenomenal results in relieving chronic back pain in patients and getting them off opiod dugs like Percoset and Tylenol #3. A key part of the program is Chiropractic care. Dr. Bruce Flynn, shown in the picture, said as the project progressed, "The data was showing there was a major reduction in medication use, including opioid medications." 83 per cent of patients relied less upon pain medication following treatment.93 per cent said the quality of.... <view entire article>

Why Don't We Make Good Health Choices?..

Date: November 21, 2017 | Time: 3:27pm | Posted By: Dr Graber

Why do we make health choices against our nest health interest? We know we should do something, but we deliberately don't. We choose immediate gratification, convenience, and experience over what is good for our short and long-term health. Choosing good food over junk, exercising, turning off the computer and social media and going to bed at night, etc.One reason is we think that it will be more stressful and a hardship to do it. Another is that we each.... <view entire article>


Date: November 20, 2017 | Time: 11:08am | Posted By: Dr Graber

About half the editors at the most prestigious medical journals in the U.S. receive payments from the pharmaceutical or medical device industries. Only 30 percent of these journals make it clear to readers what their policies are regarding such conflicts of interest. Is this a problem? Maybe.All doctors depend on these journals for accurate and unbiased information on health and medical issues to treat their patients. Medical journals should have transparency about who funds their publication. Researchers need to give.... <view entire article>

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