Help Support Shelter Our Sisters May 6-11 at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Shelter Our Sisters, a Bergen County nonprofit providing safe housing, hotline counseling, and life-changing support services to women and children.It’s that time of year again, when you can help us end the cycle of domestic abuse violence.

During the week of May 6-11, The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ will be providing services in exchange for donations to “Shelter Our Sisters.”

And that means if you’re a new or existing patient in Dumont, Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, New Milford, Harrington Park, Teaneck and Tenafly you will be able to save money and help an incredibly important cause at the same time.

The Back Care Center will provide:

  • Exams and X-Rays for a $35 donation
    (normally a $255 charge)
  • Adjustments for a $25 donation
    (one per patient, normally $80)

All money raised will be given to “Shelter Our Sisters” to help protect the victims of domestic violence. You can help stop the cycle of violence. Please call for an appointment today at 201-387-7463.

Support "Shelter Our Sisters" at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ May 6-11.

Help Us End the Cycle of Violence! Support "Shelter Our Sisters" at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ May 6-11.

Help Spread the Word!

“Shelter Our Sisters” can use all the help they can get. Click on the image to the left so you can print out our flyer and give it to people you know who may want to help SOS and also want to get a chiropractic adjustment.

About Shelter Our Sisters

“Shelter Our Sisters” is Bergen County’s leading full-service non-profit agency for victims of domestic violence. According to their website:

Our mission is to assist women and children victims of emotional, economic, sexual and/or physical abuse. The agency provides emergency and transitional housing, emotional support, and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency. Through community partnerships, SOS raises awareness, provides services, and educates community members about domestic violence.

You can find out more about “Shelter Our Sisters” by visiting their website today. They can always use in-kind donations, volunteers, and of course, financial assistance.

How Diet Contributes to Arthritis Pain

How Diet Contributes to Arthritis, from The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJThere are many different types of arthritis but most of us don’t care if it is degenerative or autoimmune arthritis. It’s the pain and stiffness that gets our attention. As the condition goes on, joints become swollen and inflamed and any type of movement or activity can become difficult

Medical treatment has been the same for years. Treat the swollen joints with drugs like steroids or “NSAIDs” and hope for the best. The problem is that nobody tries to find out why the problem has happened and, over time, the effects of those drugs can make the problems worse.

So why do your joints get swollen? One reason is that many people have hypersensitive immune systems. Your own defense system is so revved up that the slightest irritation triggers a very strong reaction. Since about 95% of your immune system is in your gut, your diet is an important key to controlling the problem.

Eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables will nourish your body and improve healing. However, eating the wrong foods like wheat, processed sugar and dairy can irritate your immune system causing inflammation and lead to joint and muscle pain. You don’t even have to be suffering with belly problems for it to happen.

In our office we correct mechanical problems of the spine by using chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic exercises. Fixing the mechanical cause of irritation helps to get rid of your pain and restore your health. But looking at what foods (and sometimes drugs) patients are putting into their body is an important part of treatment and is why our arthritis patients get great results.

If you are having problems with arthritis and want help, call The Back Care Center today.

April 15th: Free Chair Massage and Raffle for a Samsung Galaxy 2

Tax Relief Day at The Back Care Center April 15thWe’ve just added another item to our stress-busting, tax relief day program at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ:

A Free Raffle for a Samsung Galaxy 2!

Get one chance to win just for stopping by The Back Care Center, and an extra 5 chances to win for every patient you refer to us that day!

Why are we doing this?

Because April 15th may be Tax Day, one of the most stress-filled days of the year, but we can relieve some of that taxation frustration with a little Back Care relaxation! Or, in other words:

  • Free Chair Massages
  • Relaxing Music
  • Herbal Teas and Comfort Food
  • Free Exams & X-rays for new and returning patients

So whether you’re taxed out in Tenafly or Teaneck… nervous in New Milford… exhausted in Englewood… burned out in Bergenfield or Bogota… harried in Harrington Park… crazy in Cresskill… ready to crash in Closter or just thankful to be done in Dumont, stop by The Back Care Center for a little peace, health and stress reduction.

It’s our way of giving you a little “Tax Relief.” Bring your family and friends…
but call for an appointment! 201-387-7463

Tax Relief Day: Free Massages at The Back Care Center April 15th

Tax Relief Day at The Back Care Center in Dumont NJ

Taxed out in Tenafly or Teaneck? Nervous in New Milford? Exhausted in Englewood? Burned out in Bergenfield or Bogota? Harried in Harrington Park? Or just plain crazy in Cresskill?

Of course you are. It’s tax season, and you’re not alone.

April 15th may be Tax Day, one of the most stress-filled days of the year, but we can relieve some of that taxation frustration with a little Back Care relaxation! Whether you’re ready to crash in Closter or just thankful to be done in Dumont, stop by The Back Care Center for a little peace, health and stress reduction.

Or, in other words:

  • Free Chair Massages
  • Relaxing Music
  • Herbal Teas and Comfort Food
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Scalp Massage

It’s our way of giving you a little “Tax Relief.” Bring your family and friends…
but call for an appointment! 201-387-7463

The Back Care Center of Dumont NJ will be closed Friday and Saturday, March 29-30

Dr. David Schwartz and the staff of The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ want to wish a happy Passover and a happy Easter to all of our patients, neighbors and friends in Dumont, Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly.

The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ will be closed this Friday and Saturday. (So if you were planning on dropping in unannounced on Saturday, you’ll need to do it Tuesday or Wednesday instead.)

 

Your Spine Is Not Static

Spine and back pain at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJNothing about your health stays the same. It is in a constant state of flux, improving or degrading, depending upon both internal and external factors. This continuous change can be frustrating for people. So many times I have been asked by both patients and friends, “Why is my back hurting again? I thought we fixed it!”

The big answer is that nature doesn’t allow anything to stay static. Everything is constantly in motion. The world around you and the one inside you are always changing. On a personal level, if those changes are positive, they will create an improved state of health. That means less pain and illness. But if they are destructive changes it can lead to illness, pain and breakdowns in your ability have the type of life you want.

To those of you who have done something for your spine but it doesn’t seem to be enough, I would encourage you to be patient. Keep doing the things which lead to better health and you will see the results.

To those of you who have worked on your health before, seen positive changes but then stopped doing what was working (exercise, regular chiropractic adjustments, changes in your diet), don’t be surprised. The work needed for being healthy doesn’t stop when you feel good. It goes on for a lifetime.

If you would like to know how we can help you keep your health keep moving in a positive direction, please give us a call here at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ.

Can Chiropractic Help With Headaches?

When people ask us whether chiropractic can help when it comes to headache management, our answer is, “Absolutely.”

But for some people, that’s not enough. There are many headache sufferers who have never been to a chiropractor or have not even ever considered it as an option.

The good news is that there is more than enough support in the scientific community to satisfy anyone as to whether chiropractic treatment can help with headaches.

In a meta-analysis conducted in 2011, researchers reviewed journals published through 2009. They found 21 articles that met their inclusion criteria and used the results to develop treatment recommendations.

  • There is scientific literature that supports utilizing chiropractic care for the treatment of migraine headaches of either episodic or chronic migraine.
  • Similarly, they found articles supporting the chiropractic treatment of cervicogenic headaches, or headaches arising from the neck region.
  • In addition, joint mobilization (the “non-cracking” type of neck treatment such as figure 8 stretching and manual traction) or strengthening of the deep neck flexor muscles may improve symptoms in those suffering from cervicogenic headaches as well.
  • Finally, they found that low load craniocervical mobilization might be helpful for longer-term management of patients with episodic or chronic tension-type headaches where manipulation was found to be less effective.

Now, some of you are scratching your heads, wondering what all that means. It means that for some people, chiropractic care can help with headaches, and it can do it without serious drugs and their not-very-pleasant side effects.

The bottom line is that when people ask you why are going to a chiropractor for your headaches, you can say that not only do you know that it helps, but also that there are many scientific studies that say that, too.

The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

 

5 Important Tips To Remember When Shoveling Snow

5 Tips for Shoveling Snow from The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

When you're out there shoveling snow, remember these 5 Tips from The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

There is no denying it:  winter is here and the weather is rotten! The news stations keep telling us this storm will be the most recent “Worst Storm Ever” and to stay inside. I think they’d be thrilled if you didn’t even look outside your window and kept watching them report on the storm!

Eventually you are going to have to leave your home and go outside. It may not be today, but when you do there is a pretty good chance that there will be some snow waiting for you. Which means, soon it is going to be time to shovel some snow.

I want to remind you of a few tips to remember to avoid ending up in pain:

5 Tips for Shoveling Snow

  1. Have a good shovel that is long enough so you don’t have to bend too much.
  2. Push the snow and avoid lifting it.
  3. If you have to lift the snow, keep it close to your body and try not to go for the distance record when you throw it.
  4. If you feel dizzy, light-headed or out of breath, stop shoveling.
  5. If you do hurt your back or your neck, put an icepack on the area for 15 minutes/hour.

Enjoy the snow,

Dr. David Schwartz, D.C.

My Commitment To You For 2013

Let’s face it, 2012 was a bit of a rough ride! Between the weather, a difficult economy and a disappointing showing of our local baseball and football teams, most of us aren’t going to be too sad to see last year go into the history books.

So bring on 2013! I am personally committing this year to do what I can to make it better for all of my patients!

MOST IMPORTANTLY, we are going to keep being the best place for you to come to get out of pain fast, without taking drugs. But I promise, we are not stopping there. This year I am going to make it a point to be in touch more often with the most up-to-date information about your health.

Besides continuing with our Facebook Page, Twitter and this blog , we also have added a whole lot more. First thing for you is our “Weekly Update”. This one page quickly gives you six different snippets of advice at a glance. To receive the “Weekly Health Update” every Monday by email, click here and enter Doctor Code: 07628SCHWA.

We also have our monthly “In Good Hands” newsletter. This piece is filled with information by contributors like Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D., chief wellness director of the Cleveland Clinic and co-author with Dr. Oz. Not only is this publication filled with interesting stories, but it gives you multiple tips on dealing with some of the most commonly faced health issues. To sign up for our monthly email newsletter, click here and enter Doctor Code: 07628SCHWA.

Finally, check out our new, second blog at DrDavidSchwartzBlog.com. Every week we update that blog with an article about a specific condition like lower back pain, neck pain or headaches.

You are probably wondering why I am providing you with so much information. Well, I’ve said it many times in the past and I am not changing my tune in 2013: the government and the insurance companies don’t care if you are sick or in pain! It is up to you to know how to stay healthy and pain-free. By providing you with the most up-to-date and practical information available, I want to help you do just that.

I am looking forward to this coming year and wish for it to be healthy and prosperous and pain-free.

Best Wishes,

Dr. David Schwartz, D.C.
The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

Three Years of Pain Is a Long Time… Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Care

A patient recently referred his son to my office because of some neck and back pain. When I saw the young man, he told me that he also very frequently gets headaches.

It turns out that the whole issue began while he was still in high school and was related to some injuries he suffered while competing on his school wrestling team. Not an unusual thing considering how hard they push high school athletes these days. What shocked me was that the patient told me he had suffered 5-6 concussions during the season and his coach still allowed him to participate.

Ever since high school, he has been living with neck pain and moderate to severe headaches just about every other day. By the time he came to my office the problem had been going on for over three years! Nobody, not even his old coach or his primary doctor, ever suggested checking out the problem.

Thankfully, we found that some of the issues in his neck were related to the head pain and with a little bit of chiropractic care we have begun to see good results. His headaches are going away and his neck pain is stopping as well. There was no question that his pain is a result of the injuries he suffered while in high school. The things I wonder about are, why was nobody concerned enough to help this young man and how many other student athletes have had the same thing happen?

School sports are very competitive and even though coaches try to keep kids safe, injuries happen more and more often. These injuries can be serious and effect these kids for years to come.

If your children are participating in sports, getting their spine checked can be the difference between being pain-free or suffering from neck or back pain for the rest of their life. Don’t wait three years until you get help… call the Back Care Center of Dumont NJ to make an appointment today.

 

 

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