September 2021 Health Newsletter

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September 11, 2021

Dear Friends,

There are times that we all feel stressed, tired, overwhelmed. Today as I write this, I remember 20 years ago as one of the most overwhelming and upsetting days of my life. And that was true for many people as we watched a tragedy unfold before our eyes. 

But I would like to remind you that we came together, not only as Americans, but as human beings to show love, support and compassion for our neighbors. I hope you will join me in trying to tap into that love, support and compassion and re-kindle the spirit of kindness and healing. I keep you all in my heart and thoughts and prayers.

 If you are not loving the way you feel, come for an adjustment. We are here to help! Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday by appointment and Saturdays 9 - 1 by appointment. Call 201-525-0707 to make an appointment with me.

All the best and see you so

Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.

 

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Current Articles

» Zuma the bearded collie is our new family member
» A personal note to my patients
» CoVid-19 precautions still state mandated in Healthcare facilities
» Chiropractors Play An Essential Role In Auto Accident Injuries
» Can Your Mental Workload Affect Your Muscles?
» Vitamin D and Calcium for a Longer Life?

Zuma the bearded collie is our new family member

Zuma, our Bearded Collie

Author: Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania
Source: Dr. Mania


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A personal note to my patients

As many of you are receiving vaccinations in the fight against CoVid-19 and many others are planning on doing so, I wanted you to know that I have also received both doses of the Pfizer CoVid19 vaccine. This was a seriously thought out and considered decision for me. In light of the severe and ongoing danger to the nation's and the world's populations from this disease, it became apparent to me personally that I could contribute to a safer, fuller return to an open country by receiving a vaccine. I had the disease in December and, thankfully, recovered well.  I donated convalescent plasma 3 times for use by patients hospitalized with severe levels of CoVid, but felt it was time to sign up. I am encouraging you all to consider receiving the vaccine of your choice, as well as continuing to observe the current commonsense precautions. Wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance. Get outside in the fresh air and sunshine to boost your mood and immune system!

I have lost friends to this disease, I've seen my patients, family and friends lose loved ones. We have the power to help each other and ourselves to overcome our sorrow, fear, anxiety, and anger! If you are feeling stressed, exhausted, or anxious, come in for an adjustment to balance your body systems. Relieve the tension, restore your movement, reboot your nervous system! We will continue to do our best to assist you in your search for optimum health! We are here to help!

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Dr. Mania


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CoVid-19 precautions still state mandated in Healthcare facilities

The New Jersey State guidelines for now continue to require staff and patients to wear masks in the office.  We continue to follow CoVid19 procedures in the office, by tightening our procedures and increasing the level of preventive measures taken. We are cleaning and sanitizing the tables, chairs, counters and other surfaces more than ever. We have put up clear carbonate barriers to maintain social separation. We have installed HEPA 13 room air filters, as well as, using window ventilation. My staff wears face masks, I wear a face mask and gloves. Hand sanitizer and soap are readily available. Pens and clipboards are sanitized after every use. We distance in the reception room with very limited numbers in the office at any time and we bring patients to the adjusting rooms with little to no wait. Patients can also call us from the car if they prefer. We are adhering as closely as we can to the state guidelines to protect our patients, our staff, and everyone's family (including mine).

We would ask your cooperation in these efforts by having you wear a mask or face covering that covers your mouth and nose while you are in the office. Feel free to use the hand sanitizer. Tell us if you notice anything that needs our attention and we will attend to it immediately. Please be patient if we need to look for your most convenient time. We are distancing patient appointments to limit the number of people in at any one time, so it may take a little extra effort to accommodate. We are all in this together, and together, we will come out on the other side.

Thanks for your confidence in me...for trusting me with your health. It's an honor and a privilege to be your chiropractor!

Author: Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania
Source: Dr. Mania


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Chiropractors Play An Essential Role In Auto Accident Injuries

Chiropractors are arguably the best medical professional to see after you’ve been in an auto/motor vehicle accident. They're extensively trained in treating soft tissue injuries, including the most common auto accident injury: whiplash. Additionally, chiropractic methods are drug-free, natural, non-invasive, and focus on treating and rehabilitating the root cause of what hurts - the injured soft tissue itself.

Auto accidents are violent and almost always unexpected. The extent of occupant injuries can be minor to extreme and everywhere inbetween depending upon the many variables at play. Pain and other symptoms can be severe and immediate, but can also be insidious and not immediately noticed for days, weeks or even months post-accident. This makes obtaining a professional evaluation - a chiropractic evaluation - after any motor vehicle accident a necessity.


Your chiropractor will evaluate you from head to toe to determine the full extent of your injuries, if any. They can identify soft tissue injuries and discover painful areas that were previously unidentified and unnoticed. They can also swiftly develop an effective treatment protocol to get you back on the road to being healthy and pain-free. The sooner you get evaluated, the sooner you can receive the essential care your body and soft tissues need, giving you less downtime and a more optimal outcome.

For those without legal representation, the majority of chiropractors have existing relationships with law firms that can assist in your case, if appropriate. If legal representation has already been obtained, the majority of chiropractors will still gladly provide you with the essential medical care you need while dealing directly with your current attorney and legal team.

So if you have been involved in a recent or past auto injury accident, please reach out to our office today so we can get you out of pain, effectively heal and rehab any soft tissue injuries, or at minimum, evaluate you to perhaps simply put your mind at ease.



Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: ChiroPlanet.com


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Can Your Mental Workload Affect Your Muscles?

It's no secret that hard manual labor can have an effect on the body. But a new study suggests there may be a connection between musculoskeletal disorders and mental workload, too.  How does mental stress affect our bodies? Research published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics investigated bank workers' mental workload against pain throughout nine different musculoskeletal regions. The results demonstrated that the more subjective mental workload the employees experienced, the higher their musculoskeletal pain, particularly in the neck and back. Over time, we are beginning to understand the relationship between mental stress and musculoskeletal pain. Last year, a similar study was conducted on hospital nurses, revealing similar results, suggesting that increased mental stress leads to increased musculoskeletal pains.  For doctors of chiropractic, this research highlights a philosophy that chiropractic care has always embraced: the importance of holistic care. Exceptional and effective chiropractic care relies on a comprehensive approach that sees the body as a complete entity. Through a multifaceted approach including physical therapy, spinal manipulation, massage, nutrition, and more, chiropractic care helps individuals manage both their pain and their lifestyle to improve and eliminate discomfort from the source. Particularly for those with mentally stressful jobs, good posture can be easy to forget about, for instance. Emphasis and instruction on proper techniques and form for employees who stand or sit at a computer for long periods of time is an excellent example of preventing musculoskeletal aches and pains from developing. By taking appropriate breaks and learning tips and methods for minimizing physical and mental stress at work, a doctor of chiropractic can help guide stressed out workers towards a holistic method of resolving their mental and physical fatigue.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Jul-Aug;39(6):420-6.


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Vitamin D and Calcium for a Longer Life?

A review of several studies involving over 70,000 older individuals found that people who take vitamin D and calcium together may live longer than people who do not. The study, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, found that participants taking the supplements were 9% less likely to die over a three year period than individuals taking a placebo. Participants were administered 20 micrograms of vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day; both well within the guidelines suggested by US health officials. The reasons for the decline in mortality were unclear, although a decline in both hip fractures and cancer were suggested. Lead researcher Lars Rejnmark, of Aarhus University in Denmark, noted the effect as being comparable to the benefits of blood pressure medications and cholesterol-lowering statins. There was no effect noted by taking vitamin D alone.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, May 17, 2012.


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