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Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain and Pinched Nerves

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 14, 2019
Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture - North Bergen, NJ

There are countless ways normally healthy and pain-free people suddenly suffer regular and systemic neck pain. High school athletes routinely suffer neck pain early in the school's sports season. Auto accident victims are also examples of normally pain free individuals who seek chiropractic services to eliminate neck pain. Relief of neck pain is just one of the many benefits of chiropractic care. This type of treatment works to safely and effectively alleviate neck pain without drugs or surgery. This conservative approach to care also helps to strengthen the spinal muscles and improve the way your body functions. When indicated the doctor will perform manipulation of the spinal joints to help reduce pain that is caused by either pinched nerves or irritation of the muscles.

Our chiropractic care clinic in North Bergen, NJ, offers many drug free treatment options that can help enhance the pain-relieving effects of traditional chiropractic manipulation of the spine.

Chiropractors can address pain and treat the other related issues. Many patients swear by and prefer chiropractic treatment to relieve their pain because chiropractic treatment addresses the source of the pain rather than just eliminating the symptoms. Additionally, children can also undergo chiropractic care for pain or to improve the biomechanics of the spine before it develops poor alignment through the growth and developmental years.

To find out more about chiropractic care to treat neck strains or pinched nerves, contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Happy Holidays from Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Happy Holidays from Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Our warmest Holiday wishes from the entire team here at Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Calendar year 2018 was, and continues to be, a truly remarkable year and we take this moment to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our personal and professional lives. We exist because of your faith and trust in us.

As calendar year 2019 approaches, we reflect upon the foundational recognition that "your success is our success". Our New Year’s wish for 2019 is to nurture our positive and ever strengthening partnership and to deliver ever increasing value to you and your family through the entirety of 2019.

Throughout this Holiday season may you be blessed with health and surrounded by friends and family. All the best! Cheers!

Chiropractic Care Helps You Stay Active Through Your Golden Years

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 13, 2018
Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture - North Bergen, NJ

They say that a person’s life begins at fifty. This is the age when people begin to contemplate retirement and begin to enjoy the fruits of their years of work and life experience. This is also the period when Father Time begins to do his thing and introduce recurring pain. But there are ways to combat the normal aches and pains associated with aging. When the aches and pains of aging begin, one strategic health initiative is to consider comprehensive chiropractic care.

It is common for people 50 and older to begin to suffer from back pain which can be related to misalignment of the spine. Chiropractic care treats this with safe and drug-free treatment. One of the benefits of chiropractic care is to identify the source of the pain and treat the source without the use of medication. Addressing spine misalignment improves the motion of the spine and consequently the limbs, allowing you to move around more comfortably and perform activities that you might otherwise avoid.

The relief delivered via chiropractic care is undeniable. Chiropractic care relieves pain and can also be used as a preventative health measure. For those of you who are 50 or older, whether you are in pain or not, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a licensed chiropractor in North Bergen, NJ to dramatically improve your quality of life.

To find out more about chiropractic care and how it can help you maintain an active lifestyle into and through your golden years, contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Drug-Free Chiropractic Care for Patients with Back Pain

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture - North Bergen, NJ

More and more medical doctors recommend nonpharmacological (drug-free) chiropractic treatments for patients with back and spine pain. The reason medical doctors turn to chiropractors for patient treatment is because of their clear understanding of the opioid epidemic and the opioid-related health risk that patients face. With every opioid prescription there is a potential pathway to drug addiction.

The American College of Physicians issued guidelines that suggest the use of spinal manipulation and other back and neck pain treatment as highly recommended alternatives to opioids. Studies show that continuous use of opioids in excess of 30 days greatly increases the risk of drug dependence. Back and neck problems often relate to systemic issues that require more than 30 days of treatment to mitigate or eliminate pain. This is a real life health dilemma given the fact that dependence can develop in as little as two days of continuous use.

With the potential for dependence and the real harm caused by long-term opioid use, utilizing non-drug approaches like chiropractic care makes perfect sense. Chiropractors have the training, expertise, and tools necessary to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and monitor pain. Chiropractic treatment for back and neck pain can eliminate the need for prescription pain relievers. Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture offers opioid-free chiropractic treatments for pain.

If you suffer from back and/or neck pain, consider chiropractic care. Contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Reference: American College of Physicians

Chiropractic Care Helped this Patient Become Pain Free After a Car Accident

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 23, 2018

I was driving my car and the other driver did not stop at the stop sign. So, they hit the passenger side of my car. I spun around and then my car flipped onto it's side.

My entire left side was what got most of the impact. I was in a lot of pain. My windshield shattered, so I had glass in my eye.

After the accident I couldn't do the things that I was able to do before. Something as simple as opening up a bottle, I didn't have the same strength with my left hand as I did with my right. I had pins and needles on my left side. I was not as comfortable driving as I used to be before the accident.

After many months of therapy with Dr. Alex Hernandez I was able to get back to normal basically. I was able to use my left side and have that strength again that I used to have. I could go back to normal activities like running, which made me more confident and comfortable driving. Thank you Dr. Alex Hernandez.

For more information on becoming pain-free after a car accident, contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Severe Leg Pain Cured by My Chiropractor: Patient Testimonial

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 08, 2018
Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture - North Bergen, NJ

When I was younger, I played football a lot and lifted weights heavily. As an adult I got into IT and when you are in IT you sit down a lot and your back starts to give out.

All those things put together, I started to feel a massive pain down my legs, like someone was putting a sword down it and twisting. I was crying at night, unable to sleep. My wife was probably thinking there was nothing wrong with me, but I was feeling the pain.

One day as I was driving I saw the Chiropractor sign and I thought "I'm going to give this a try." Alex suggested what I needed to do, have an X-Ray, and come in and have the adjustments. Also nutrients, how to eat well and drink plenty of water. Eventually, I am able to do now what I couldn't do when I had that pain. Now I'm able to exercise, I'm running now and hiking. I don't feel like I'm 49 anymore I feel like I'm thirty-something. Thank you to Dr. Alex Hernandez guiding me in the right direction, for curing me, helping me out.

For more information on as a path to better health, please contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

NJ Chiropractor Helped Me Run the New York Marathon

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

I was training for the New York City Marathon. I was having really sharp knee pains and I couldn't run for more than a mile without a knee band. But, I had to train 26.2 miles so I was really nervous.

I came to see Dr. Hernandez, a chiropractor in North Bergen, NJ. Immediately, since our first session, he was able to help me; he knew where to massage my leg. I came to him throughout my whole training, through the whole summer until November which was the month of the marathon. I came to him every week with different complaints. There was a time that I came to see him with very bad shin splints. I couldn't run more than a half mile without feeling it. After coming to him just two or three times I couldn't feel them anymore; the shin splints went away and I was able to run.

My biggest fear was not being able to finish the marathon because of pain or injury. But, because of Dr. Hernandez I finished and I recovered quickly. I am so thankful that he was able to help me because I would not have been able to do it without him.

For more information on chiropractic care as a path to better health, please contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Acupuncture Treatment for a Path to Better Health

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 21, 2018
Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture - Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a non-drug, non-invasive therapy that has a variety of benefits – from pain management to helping with stress reduction, circulation and sleep disorders. An acupuncturist must be committed to providing effective and comprehensive acupuncture treatments for pain as well as common medical conditions. Acupuncture offers effective treatments for acute and chronic musculature injuries.

As an acupuncturist the goal is to enhance the bodies energy by using specific points on specific meridians so that the body can heal itself.

Different modalities are used for different bodies and injuries. The various techniques include cupping, acupuncture, infra-red therapy, and electric stimulations to enhance the treatment.

If you have an unresolved health problem, consider acupuncture. This effective technique can treat:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • siatica
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • allergies
  • depression and anxiety
  • and much more

For more information on acupuncturist as a path to better health, please contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Chiropractors Who Specialize in Sports Injury Can Get You Back to Sport Love

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 31, 2018

If you have a sports injury you need a chiropractor who specializes in sports injuries in order to get back to full-health and to get back to the sport you love.

Chiropractors who have played life long sports have even more interest in treating tears, strain and pulls as a result of sports because they themselves have sustained all types of sports injuries. They understand the importance of trying to- and being able to get back to the sport you love.

Regardless of your age, as a person who loves to participate in sports you need a chiropractor who can more easily recognize these injuries and who can create a plan to help you quickly and safely get back to perfect health.

Continuing education and state-of-the-art technology should be part of the chiropractic practice. Laser therapy, balance training, flexibility, and massage should all be incorporated.

For injuries that include:

  • Ankle Sprain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Rib Sprain
  • Hip Sprain
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • and more

You need a chiropractor who specializes in sports injury treatment. Contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture for more information or to set up a consultation.

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.

Contact us today to schedule your initial consult.