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Spinal Manipulation For Acute and Chronic Back Pain

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 13, 2018

If you are suffering from back, neck, shoulder pain, or constant migraines, spinal manipulation can provide relief. "Spinal Manipulation" is designed to relieve pressure on joints and reduce inflammation. Your chiropractor will use a combination of manual mobilization of joints and muscles, advanced physical rehab, and other non-invasive treatment to help you reduce pain and function better.

Below are some statistics regarding the success of spinal manipulation in patients who seek non-drug treatments for pain relief.

In 2017, the American College of Physicians released updated low back pain guidelines that recommend first using non-drug treatments, such as spinal manipulation, for acute and chronic low back pain.

  • The Journal of the American Medical Association in 2017 supports the use of spinal manipulative therapy as a first line treatment for acute low back pain. 95% of past-year chiropractic users say spinal manipulation is effective, and 97% of past-year chiropractic users are likely to see a chiropractor if they have neck/back pain.
  • In a consumer survey, chiropractic outperformed all other back pain treatments, including prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, Pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies.
  • Chiropractors are the highest rated healthcare practitioner for low-back pain treatments above physical therapists (PTs), specialist physician/MD (i.e., neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons), and primary care physician/MD (i.e., family or internal medicine).
  • With prescription pain drug abuse now classified as an epidemic in the United States and the number of spinal fusions soaring 500% over the last decade, the essential services provided by chiropractors represent a primary care approach for the prevention, diagnosis and conservative management of back pain and spinal disorders that can often enable patients to reduce or avoid the need for these riskier treatments.
  • In 2015, the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits more than 20,000 health care systems in the U.S. (including every major hospital), recognized the value of non-drug approaches by adding chiropractic to its pain management standard.

At Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture we take great satisfaction in educating our community with a host of spinal manipulative techniques. These techniques have proven over time to our patients to provide a higher quality of life.

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Bilingual Chiropractor in North Bergen, NJ to Address Your Unique Needs

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hola, me llamo es Doctore Alex Hernandez. Enfocado en el diagnosis y tratamiento:

  • Dolor de espalda
  • Dolor de cuello
  • Dolor de Hombros
  • Dolor de cabeza

At Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture we are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address the unique needs of you and your family.

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Chiropractic Solutions to Address Your Unique Needs

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 16, 2018

The welcoming team at Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture is committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension.

You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you're looking to improve your overall health, our chiropractor can help you attain your everyday wellness goals!

Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our North Bergen chiropractor and our chiropractic care plans.

For more information, contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Chiropractic Treatment for Neck, Back, and Shoulder Pain

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dr. Alex Hernandez at Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture specializes in treating neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and headaches without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors use techniques and manipulations that teach a body to heal itself without the use of drugs and injections. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to the testimonial of one of my patients to see how chiropractic helped her.

"Before it was excruciating pain. I couldn't sleep, I'd wake up. But the pain went away in three months - completely. I'm a different person. Thank you, Dr. Hernandez."

At Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we are dedicated to helping you live a pain-free life.

Contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture in North Bergen, NJ for more information on treating neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain and headache

Treating Back and Neck Pain

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 04, 2018

Whether it's exercise, performing work, or carrying out your regular routine,these activities are important to our daily lives. But, at any given moment, subtle or sever injuries can throw you off your game.

But, you can get the specialize treatment you need and deserve. If you aree suffering from a "back attack", sports injury, work injury or a home injury, chiropractic treatment can get you out of pain and back to your daily life.

For more information on treating back and neck pain, contact Life Chiropractic & Acupunture in North Bergen, NJ.

A Greater Use of Acupuncture to Treat Pain

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 17, 2018
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American veteran Jeff Harris was one of the first people to ask for acupuncture when veteran’s hospital began to offer it.

"I don't like taking pain medication. I don't like the way it makes me feel," he said.

The use of acupuncture has increased among patients and doctors in America over the years. Some consider it better than powerful painkillers.

Acupuncture could be a way to help keep some patients from using opioids to treat pain

For a long time in the U.S., acupuncture was considered unstudied and unproven. There has now been a lot of research on acupuncture use for different kinds of pain.

Federal researchers say there is evidence that acupuncture can help some patients deal with some forms of pain.

It is quite effective as compared to no treatment and is effective for neck pain, migraines and a other kinds of pain problems.

Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years. Acupuncturists put thin metal needles into specific spots in the ears or other parts of the body. They say needles put in these spots restore the flow of energy — called "qi" — through the body. This heals the body and eases pain.

In government studies, 1 in 67 U.S. adults say they get acupuncture every year, up from 1 in 91 in 2008.

Jeff Harris began acupuncture two years ago. The 50-year-old Marine Corp veteran said he hurt his back while training in the military in the 1980s. Today, he has pain down his legs and deadness of feeling in his feet.

Acupuncture "helped settle” his pain.

Another veteran, Harry Garcia of Connecticut tried acupuncture for his back pain after years of using pain medications.

Acupuncture “keeps pain down for up to 10 days,” said Garcia.

About ten years ago, the military and Veterans Affairs began using several different ways to treat pain, including acupuncture and yoga.

A recent study says now two-thirds of military hospitals and other treatment centers offer acupuncture.

While research continues, the willingness of medical insurance companies to pay for acupuncture is growing.

For more information on acupuncture and other comprehensive ways to treat pain, contact Life Chiropractic & Acupunture in North Bergen.

Source: VOA

Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture for Improved Health

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Welcome to the Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture Blog. Here you will find out about the latest in Chiropractic Care, Sports Injury, Acupuncture, and Postural Correction.

Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture serves a variety of patients, from young athletes to senior citizens, in North Bergen and the surrounding area. We are committed to providing chiropractic solutions that will address your unique needs, from back and neck pain, to headaches and even muscular tightness and tension. Our doctors are highly-experienced chiropractors who have a diverse range of experience in treating numerous health conditions in a wide variety of clinical settings.

At Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture we provide spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments, specialized treatments for sports related injuries, acupuncture as an alternative or cooperative treatment, and we will teach you how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct body irregularities which may be causing pain. Unlike conventional medicine, chiropractic care emphasizes the importance of improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. We would like to share our extensive knowledge through this informative blog and will be updating it regularly so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and information.

For more information, contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

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