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Achy Joints – More EVIDENCE that HIGH QUALITY Chondroitin Sulfate supplementation helps arthritis.

Direct Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28533290

While looking for pertinent and relative research to issues we deal with here at the office, I came across this article online which was very recently published in supplementation research.  PubMed is your basic search site for indexing research studies and usually one of the first places we look as doctors trying to stay ahead on the evidence based practice spectrum of chiropractic.

For about 15-20 years, Chriopractors, Nutritionists, and some other medical professionals have felt confident that Chondroitin and Glucosamine supplements from GOOD SOURCES help to keep arthritic joints moving freely.  Please note that we stress good sources with all supplements.  We don’t mind if you buy your supplements from other sources than our office, just be sure the source is reputable!

The best part of this study is this, the conclusion in a study basically tells you what the researchers what you want to know and this one goes right to the point in dealing with osteoarthritis, pain, and tightness in the joints.

CONCLUSION:  A 800 mg/day pharmaceutical-grade CS is superior to placebo and similar to celecoxib in reducing pain and improving function over 6 months in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. This formulation of CS should be considered a first-line treatment in the medical management of knee OA.

Here at the office we of both a basic Chondroitin and Glucosamine from Anabolic Labratories, but also an even better version known as Nutra-Disc which contains several different natural anti-inflammatories like Turmeric, Bromelain, Curcumin and many others. Nutra Disc is a unique proprietary product for disc injuries and related connective tissue problems.  Nutra Disc contains a specialized blend of ingredients designed to support the body’s natural response to maintain good joint health, promote the production of collagen, and support the rebuilding of cartilage.

We previously published positive quality research about Chondroitin and Glucoasamine supplementation on our blog a few months back which you can see at the link below.

Link: http://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/positive-studies-chondroitin-glucosamine-osteoarthritis-continue-grow/

Direct link to the Nutra-Disc label: http://www.anaboliclabs.com/User/Document/Labels/Nutra%20Disc%203629-180C%203.0×9%20optimized.pdf

Direct link to the Nutra-Disc data sheet: http://www.anaboliclabs.com/User/Document/Fact_Sheets/NutraDisc_DataSheet.pdf

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The ELDOA Method has hit the Jersey Shore, coming soon to Haddonfield and Mount Laurel!

This past weekend, Jill Kemenosh, Dr. Mark Kemenosh, and CK Pilates hosted an introduction to The ELDOA Method to help combat typical areas of pain and tenderness with a new type of deep myofascial stretching.  ELDOA, which translates to LOADS (longitudinal osteoarticular decoaptation system) was developed by world renowned Osteopath, Guy Voyer, initially to provide rehabilitation for people suffering from scoliosis. Each posture was developed with surgeon-like precision, working on decompressing individual spinal segments. This precision bring an added diagnostic benefit to the training: it exposes specific weaknesses and give the practitioner the information needed to tackle their individual issues even after one class.  The most commonly treated issues with ELDOA are low back pain and neck pain.

The intro class was structured to include ELDOA for each segment of the spine – lumbar, thoracic, cervical – and the exercises are beneficial to anyone and everyone taking the class. This training alone was successful in slowing down and even reversing the effects of scoliosis. It is now used by a variety of people (professional athletes, children, seniors, exercise enthusiasts) for countless benefits including; pain relief, postural alignment and awareness, spinal decompression, better neurological and endocrine function and full body fitness.

Here are some photos of the event hosted at CK Pilates in Marmora, NJ!  (Click on them for the full view)

CK Pilates Website

     

The next events will hopefully be hosted at Haddonfield Fitness in Haddonfield, New Jersey as well as our new location opening this summer in Mount Laurel, New Jersey!

Haddonfield Fitness Website

Jill Kemenosh can be reached at her website – http://www.frameworkbodies.com/

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Medscape – Statin Use Increases Odds of Back Disorder: Cohort Study

Reading up on back pain like a good chiropractor this weekend I saw an article on Medscape which greatly attracted my interest — Medscape – Statin Use Increases Odds of Back Disorder: Cohort Study.

While rare, we do see occasionally increased musculoskeletal issues (aches, pains, and strains) related to the use of statin drugs which help to control cholesterol.  The most important thing to remember here is YOU CAN NOT SIMPLY STOP TAKING YOUR STATINS JUST BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE IT OR THINK YOU SHOULD!  PLEASE SEE THE NEXT LINE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE STUDY!

“Further prospective studies are needed to better understand the mechanism of how statins can contribute to back disorder diagnoses,” said Makris.

“We are not advocating for taking patients off statins if they have cardiovascular risk factors. As clinicians we should be aware of these potential associations and understand the spectrum of potential adverse effects.”

Link to Medscape Article: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/879387

Can Statins Cause Back Pain?

Two previous studies based on NHANES data reported that statin use was associated with musculoskeletal pain including back pain among individuals without arthritis[2,3].

Severe back pain is both debilitating and costly. In 2005, it was estimated that back pain cost the healthcare system more than $100 billion, Makris noted.

The researchers retrieved data from 60,455 individuals who were at least 30 years old, lived in the San Antonio area, and were enrolled in the TRICARE health insurance system from 2003 to 2012. Of these, 17% were active military personnel and the rest were family members and veterans.

About one in six individuals (10,910) had been prescribed a statin, usually simvastatin (in 72% of prescriptions), and on average, they had been taking this drug for 3.7 years.

The researchers matched 6728 statin users with an equal number of statin nonusers. They had a mean age of 52 and 47% were women. A quarter were overweight or obese; 53% had hypertension; 20% had diabetes; and 40% had osteoarthritis.

Close to a third (30%) had a back disorder.

In the propensity-matched cohort, being prescribed a statin (as opposed to not being prescribed this drug) significantly raised the odds of having a back disorder (odds ratio 1.27; 95% CI 1.19–1.36).

In the overall cohort and in prespecified subgroups (such as nonobese individuals, healthy individuals, or those without musculoskeletal conditions at baseline, statin use was consistently associated with increased odds of being diagnosed with a back disorder.

In an analysis of the overall cohort, but with adjustment for propensity scores, the risk increase for a back disorder went from 30% among statin users to 47% among those taking high-intensity statins. It also increased with duration to as high as 59% with >4 years of use.

Link to Medscape Article: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/879387

Struggling with back pain, hip pain or something similar, give us a call at 856.228.3100 to see if we can help!

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The Training Room – The Big 3 Workshop : Squat, Bench and Deadlift Thursday June 8 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Whether you want to pack on muscle, burn fat or look great for the summer, there is no better way than the Big 3 Lifts. The Squat, Deadlift, and Bench Press are the core of any proper weight lifting program. Being able to perform them properly is often a struggle. Sacrificing form can not only limit what you gain from these lifts, but can also put you at risk for injury. What’s the point of lifting if you aren’t going to reap the benefits or you’re setting yourself up for injury?

If you are interested in learning proper technique in the squat, deadlift and bench, then come learn from TTR Performance’s Coach, Marc Lang. He will be leading this interactive workshop to help athletes gain a better understanding of the proper form for these lifts.

Attendance is limited to 25 people. If you would like to attend, be sure to register now…Call 856-874-9700 or email rsisholtz@thetrainingroompt.com

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/471368033209481/

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ELDOA Method Group Introductory Class! CK Pilates – Marmora New Jersey – Saturday May 20th

Jill Kemenosh is proud to introduce The ELDOA Method next weekend at CK Pilates (Marmora, NJ) and will be taking on a limited amount of students to start practicing the deep myofascial stretching techniques created by Guy Voyer, DO.  The ELDOA Method is deeply rooted in techniques to greatly reduce low back pain, neck pain, and to better centralize joints to help prevent further injury and to better help tissues like the discs heal whenever possible.

Jill Kemenosh is an Authentic Pilates instructor who started into The ELDOA Method about a year ago Dr. Voyer was featured at the Titleist Performance Institute World Golf Fitness seminar in 2016.

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

PDF Format Flyer – framework and CK Pilates, in collaboration with Dr. Mark kemenosh & Assocaites presents-3

To register, call 856-761-2332.  Space for this course is limited so registration is a must. 

So what is the the Eldoa Method?  The ELDOA exercises and Myofascial Stretches are specific techniques created by world renowned osteopath, Guy VOYER DO. ELDOA METHOD Classes are semi private group classes organized by certified instructors.  To see our last post about Dr. Mark and Jill taking the Eldoa part 1 certification courses a few months back, see the link below!

Dr Mark Kemenosh – ELDOA Method – Colorado seminar this past weekend

Jill went on after the Colorado Level I certifications to obtain her Level II and III certifications in The ELDOA Method later and you can see more about this at the following link.

Jill Kemenosh is now Level I and II certified in the Eldoa Method!

Definition:  The ELDOA are postural exercises (LOADS) that you can do yourself with the primary goal being to increase the space within a chosen articulation. As the ELDOA “create” space, there is an improvement in joint mechanics, increased blood flow, reduced pressure on the discs, a reduction of pain, spinal disc rehydration, better muscle tone, improved posture, and a sense of well being and awareness.

The human spine is a complicated and vital structure. Compression and articular blocks can cause pain, arthritis and neurological conditions. The ELDOA exercises are a highly effective solution to these conditions. The ELDOA are very precise postures that target a specific joint region to provide relief from pain and restore balance. LOADS (Longitudinal Osteo-articular Decoaptation Stretches) are postural self-normalizing techniques, which aim at widening the space within a pair of joints. It is possible in one minute a day to relieve disc compression between L5-S1 or even more specifically at the base of the long arm of the left sacroiliac joint.

We are hoping to host the next intro to ELDOA class at Haddonfield Fitness, right next to our office in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  Details should be posted online soon!

Exact details in PDF Format! — framework and CK Pilates, in collaboration with Dr. Mark kemenosh & Assocaites presents-3

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U.S. News and World Report – Sports Chiropractic Treatment for Running Injuries

Cruising the web this weekend waiting for Sunday to roll around for the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, this article popped up on my twitter feed shared by colleague in North Jersey!  I’m usually all over good press for the work my team and I do here at the office, and even more so on the look out when it comes to helping runners.

Link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

From the article:

Why see a sports chiropractor for a running injury?

Although physical therapy is often the first line of defense in rehabbing a running injury, many athletes and runners have started to rely on sports medicine-trained chiropractors. While physical therapy can focus on strengthening and coordination, chiropractic care is designed to improve joint mobilization, making sure that all the joints in the body are moving correctly. Hirad Bagy, founder of the United Wellness Center in Herndon, Va., and team chiropractor for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and DC United, believes that sports chiropractic care has evolved to incorporate the best of both worlds of joint mobilization techniques and soft tissue repair, creating a new gold standard of best practices in treatment plans for patients.

Link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

From the article:

Active Release Technique for runners

After three months of not being able to run, in almost constant pain ranging from my iliotibial band to the back of my hip and then into my psoas muscle, I was admittedly ready for anything when my orthopedist suggested trying Active Release Technique. According to Bagy, the reason that Active Release Technique can be beneficial – especially for iliotibial band and hip injuries – is that it combines different muscle work that breaks down scar tissue while also emphasizing correct flexibility. Through Active Release, as Bagy explains, you can actually “elongate some of the muscle fibers making those muscles more pliable and therefore healthier.”

Anyone preparing for ART should know that this is not a particularly gentle treatment. I tried telling myself that it would be like a deep tissue massage, which I enjoy, although I quickly learned that while highly effective (after three weeks my pain, though still there, was incrementally improving), the pressure and work on the muscles is deep and sometimes painful.

Questions about running related injuries and soreness?  Give us a call at 856-228-3100 or email us at the link below!

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More Local South Jersey Races – Cape May to Pennsauken NJ

Looking for some local South Jersey and Philly races?  We have you covered for local events from Cape May, NJ to Pennsauken, NJ with the following list for late spring 10k’s, 5k’s, and walks!
May 6, 2017 – 10:00 am
Glassboro, NJ
May 7, 2017 – 10:15 am
Pt Pleasant, NJ
May 13, 2017 – 8:00 am
Cape May, NJ 
May 13, 2017 – 8:00 am
Pitman, NJ 
May 13, 2017 – 9:00 am
Pennsauken, NJ
 
May 13, 2017 – 8:00 am
Doylestown, Pa
May 19, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Doylestown, Pa
May 20, 2017 – 10:00 am
Burlington, NJ
May 27, 2017 – 7:45 am
Hammonton, NJ
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Local South Jersey Races – May 2017

AIM HIGH 5K Run / 3K Walk

Erial, NJ

Sunday – May 07, 2017

Proceeds for this event support the Aim High Scholarship. The AIM HIGH scholarship is in honor of Aimee Jo Girard & will be awarded to 1 Timber Creek graduate with a commitment to nursing and 1 Timber Creek graduate attending a 2 year or 4 year school.

Aimee was an active member of the Timber Creek High School community: she was captain of the Varsity Tennis Team, an officer of Student Council & the Class of 2007. She was crowned homecoming queen the fall of her senior year.

Haddon Heights Rotary FUN & FITNESS 5k Run/Walk

Haddon Heights, NJ

Saturday – May 13, 2017

Sponsored by the Haddon Heights Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit the Haddon Hts Rotary Club scholarship and charity funds!

Stangpede 5k & 1 Mile Walk

Runnemede, NJ

Saturday – May 20, 2017

2nd Annual event set for that third Saturday morning in May (May 20th) at Triton High School (250 Schubert Ave., Runnemede, NJ).

Run Like it’s Recess!  5k & 1 Miler

Haddon Heights, NJ

Sunday – May 21, 2017

Profits from the Run Like it’s Recess! 5K will be used to fund various student enrichment programs and provide educational support to over 500 students at all three of the elementary schools in the Haddon Heights district:   Glenview  *  Atlantic  *  Seventh Avenue

OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon

Ocean City, NJ

Sunday – May 21, 2017

1/4M SWIM(timed between): 6:00AM – 8:00AM (Tri Entries Only) – 2M RUN/16M BIKE/2M RUN- Begins: 9:00AM

Duathlon Start time – 9:00 AM – 2M RUN/16M BIKE/2M RUN

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Dr. Axe – 5 Active Release Technique Benefits, Including Lowered Pain & Increased Performance

An awesome article popped up on my Facebook feed this weekend as I was aggressively looking for updates about the Penn Relays!  Dr. Josh Axe gets invited reguarly to speak on shows like The Doctors and Dr. Oz.  It was awesome to see more in the news about Active Release Technique and how it can be used to treat most common conditions.

Dr. Axe’s blog had the following information to get started about what Active Release is:

Relieving tight muscles and trigger points can make a big difference in reducing joint stress and improving your overall quality of life. That’s why you should consider active release technique (ART). It can help turn on muscles that have been turned off due to injury and eliminate muscular pain.

Active release technique is a type of soft tissue therapy that helps relieve tight muscles and nerve trigger points, greatly reducing joint stress or muscular pains. I’ve visited ART practitioners for years to help me overcome a number of muscle- and joint-related injuries.

DIRECT LINK: https://draxe.com/active-release-technique/

 

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ESPN Outside The Lines – Quality Of Care – Back Pain Strikes Down two Indiana University Athletes

While I was on the treadmill and working out yesterday at the gym ESPN’s investigative reporting journal, Outside The Lines, came on and showed a very interesting story (to a chiropractor who works on a good deal of young athletes at least).  The story started about the mismanagement and treatment of several young athletes at the Indiana University who developed a great deal of mid, low back and hip pain.  Two in particular had striking stories about the misdiagnosis of back pain that was very serious and one had to have a fairly serious surgery that might very well have been corrected using conservative measures if they were properly diagnosed and treated in the first place.  In the case of the football player, it seemed to some extent that he was “machoed” into continuing to suit up by the coaching staff. The simple fact is this, if you can barely walk across campus, you probably can’t withstand football practice.  If you are an athlete or the parent of an athlete, you should probably check out this podcast or look for a re-run of the episode on ESPN because it was saddening and informative about what happens when athletes quite simply push themselves too far.  While it was tough to say who is truly at fault, it was a poor choice of the coaches and trainers at the university who let these issues spiral out of control.

If you are in a situation where you are simply being told to rub some dirt on it and to play and something truly feels off, please seek outside medical care from a qualified healthcare practitioner.  In both of the cases shown in this article, it took far too long for the true problem to be identified, diagnosed and the proper treatment protocols activated.

Podcast Teaser: Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson lost his job in December and reports surfaced of players alleging medical care had been neglected. Our 3-month investigation found more.

Podcast Link: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=19223941

 

Struggling with a sports related injury?  Please give us a call at 856-228-3100 to see if we can help.

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