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Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates – Chiropractic Clinic – Bulging Discs – Herniated Discs

Bulging Discs – Herniated Discs – Slipped Discs – Back Pain – Sciatica

Have you ever heard of a slipped disc? It’s a misnomer. Discs almost never truly “slip”, but they can often times bulge or herniate. When they do, our team can almost always be able to help. Intervertebral disc disorders are referred to as “contained” or “non-contained.” A bulging disc is considered a contained disc disorder.

What is a bulging disc?

A bulging disc is actually the tough outer layer of cartilage in between your vertebrae that has not fully broken open – think of squeezing a balloon filled with hair gel. The disc may protrude into the spinal canal without pain or breaking open, instead, a small bubble pops out but remains attached to the disc.
Discs are exactly the right size to fit between your vertebrae so when a disc bulges, it extends outside the space it should normally occupy and can push into nerves in your spinal column.
Bulging is considered part of the normal aging process of the disc making bulging discs an extremely common spinal injury. A bulging disc can stay relatively pain free and undetected until you twist the wrong way, lift the wrong object, sneeze, or cough. A bulging disc can cause excruciating pain, lead to a diminished range of motion, and can in some cases cause organ dysfunction.
The good news is that even an acute disc bulge can heal itself over time and your chiropractor can likely help the healing process happen more efficiently.

Here are 4 steps you can follow to ease the pain of a bulging disc:

  1. Develop a relationship with the team at our office!

There are many bulging disc treatments; talk to your chiropractor and ask questions about your MRI or X-ray. Everyone is different and a good chiropractor can help you find the correct wellness path and will not close off any avenue to get you well. In our office we offer several diffferent methods of Chiropractic, Active Release Technique, Cox Flexion Distraction Technique and many others for helping you deal with the pain and related issues of discal problems.

  1. Improve your posture

Reduce or eliminate bending, lifting, twisting and even sitting for too long. Sleep on your back with your knees propped up, or on your side with a pillow between your legs. These simple adjustments will ease the stress on the disc in question. We often overlook something as basic as good posture in cases of a disc related issue, but it is paramount to keep the disc as centered and comfortable with the loads being distrubuted evenly.

  1. Strengthen your core

Your abdominal muscles and leg muscles all support your back. While the core was once thought to only be the abdominal muscles, we now commonly refer to the core as being everything from the diaphragm which attaches to your thoracic spine. Modified yoga or Pilates routines that eliminate twisting, stooping or bending can help heal your bulging disc or help to prevent further damage. Our pilates team in Mount Laurel offers modified courses in ELDOA and Pilates which target specific types of back pain related disorders as well.

Contact our team at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates today if you are suffering with the problems listed above. We look forward to hearing from you soon, 856.228.3100

If you have questions and need to email our doctors, please use the Contact Us Page on our website today!

To visit the website for our Pilates – Barre – ELDOA clases, please visit Frame Work Bodies today!

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Sciatic pain HELP! Suffering with pain down your leg, please read this following blog post!

Sciatic pain HELP! Yes, our office can almost always greatly improve that pain you are struggling with!

Sciatica is a condition that is often misdiagnosed and attributed to any intense lower back pain. Any pain in the lower back that limits your movement or stops you from enjoying life requires attention, but not all lower back pain is sciatic pain. This type of pain is unique and while it can be debilitating, it can be helped by our team here at Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates.

Sciatica Basics

Your sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, downward through your buttocks, and into the back of each leg. It is the longest nerve in your body and the widest, controlling the muscles in your lower legs. It also provides sensation to your legs and soles of your feet. When someone suffers from sciatica it means they feel persistent pain along their sciatic nerve.
Besides sharp pain, sciatica sufferers may experience dull aches, tingling, numbness, or even a burning sensation. The pain and other feelings are typically felt on just one side of the body. People between 30 and 50 are most likely to suffer from sciatica, and the symptoms are usually attributed to basic wear and tear rather than a specific injury. Sciatic pain often gets worse after prolonged sitting, physical activity, sneezing, coughing, or other sudden movements.

Chiropractic Gets to the Cause of sciatica

People suffering from intense sciatic pain will often try just about anything to make it go away, but the problem with many conventional treatments is that they simply mask the symptoms with pain medication or muscle relaxants. A chiropractor will work to find the cause of your pain, and if it is determined to be sciatica, treatment will begin to relieve some of the pressure on the nerve.

Many patients prefer chiropractic treatment because it is completely non-invasive and drug-free. People tend to be wary of more invasive treatments where their spine is concerned. And most people figure out quickly that taking pain medications is only covering up a symptom, and not really getting to the heart of the issue.

Preventative Tips

Of course, you can always help yourself when it comes to lower back pain. Sciatica can’t always be prevented, but if you work to maintain a healthy weight, watch your posture, avoid prolonged periods of sitting, use proper lifting technique, and exercise regularly you’ll be giving yourself a good head start. These tips, combined with treatment from our chiropractic team at Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates will help make your sciatic pain a thing of the past.

If you have further questions or need to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 856.228.3100

If you have questions, please email us today at https://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/contact/

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Car Accident Tips from Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates

If you’ve ever been in a major (or minor) car accident, you know that it can be a traumatizing and life changing experience. Even accidents at low speed that cause minimal injury (or none that can be detected at the time) can be potentially harmful. An injury to your neck or spine can be masked by adrenaline and stress. In short, you may be injured and not know it yet. A common line that we often hear in our office is “I was too worried about my passengers or my car to realize that I was hurting until the next day”. Follow these simple car accident tips to get better in a timely manner.

The first 48 to 72 hours after a car accident are critical and a common injury like whiplash can go undetected for hours, days, or even weeks. You may have whiplash if you are suffering from any of these symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Reduced range of motion in the neck
  • Arm pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Lower back pain

To reduce future pain or discomfort, whiplash should be evaluated within 72 hours by a medical professional when ever necessary!

Keep in mind these 5 facts about car accidents:

  1. Just because your car is not damaged does not mean you’re not. Bumpers take a lot of the force of a slow moving impact, but not all. The force has to travel somewhere and it travels through you. If in doubt always consult our chiropractic team first. The phone number at our main office has been 856.228.3100 for over 30 years.
  2. Seat belts prevent you from being thrown against the steering wheel and from being thrown out of the car. You are, however, thrown against the belt. Shoulder injuries and whiplash are common symptoms and should be addressed by a qualified chiropractor.
  3. Pain can take up to 10 days to show up after the most minor of car accidents. In particular, injuries to muscles, ligaments, and tendons can take several days to manifest.
  4. Even minor to moderate accident-related injuries can take up to 3 months of regular chiropractic treatment to show tangible and lasting relief from pain.
  5. When you are in a car accident you are often jarred forward unexpectedly, making your head and neck especially vulnerable. After a car accident it is always advisable to see your doctor as soon as possible.

For more information contact our office at 856.228.3100 or use the CONTACT US LINK on our website anytime!

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Joe’s Run 5k – Walk – Palmyra Natures Cove

Joe’s Run 5k — Joseph L. Manghan IV was a talented Pennsauken grad who fought a long, hard fight to annihilate Ewing’s Sarcoma. He was 23 years old when he passed in 2018. Joe’s Run is dedicated to his fond memory, and is a fun, scenic race which will raise scholarship money for a deserving Pennsauken Graphic Arts student. The Pennsauken Cross Country team has jumped on board to help prep a fun, slightly less intricate version of their 5k high school racing course at the Palmyra, New Jersey Nature Cove. Patrick Rodio is the overall organizer of the race.

*** PLEASE NOTE – There will also be an option to walk an alternate route! That’s right, you can run the 5k race or walk a slightly varied trail as well!

Awards for Overall Male and Female, plus 1st place medals for male and female in under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Early registration is $20 (until 11:59pm on 3/1/19), and $25 the day of the race.

https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Palmyra/JoesRun5k

All questions are welcomed at the following FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!
https://www.facebook.com/events/304981086801944/

Please share this race! As of 01/19/2019 we had around 80 people signed up and we look to make this race into a high competitive and FUN race in honor of Joe. Dr. Craig Evans and his wife Lauren are already signed up for this race! We look forward to running and supporting the ever growing running community in South Jersey!

COURSE INFO —
The course starts and finishes at the Palmyra Nature Cove Welcome Center. This 5k course covers mixed surfaces, including gravel, grass and dirt trails, and some pavement. It is similar to that of a cross country course. In fact, the Cove is where Pennsauken High School hosts its home cross country races. The start and finish run on the main Cove Trail, parallel to the Delaware River. Other highlights include loops past Bullfrog Pond and Beaver Pond. You are sure to spot some wildlife during the race, such as deer and turkeys.

The 1st mile (red line) goes out on the Cove trail, with the Delaware River on your right. It loops around the Dredge Retention Basin (aka “The Square”) and comes back toward the start. The 2nd mile (blue line) loops around Bullfrog Pond, and then heads out on the only stretch of pavement on the course, and eventually picks up the Perimeter Trail. The 3rd mile  (black line) continues on the Perimeter Trail, past Beaver Pond, until you make the final right turn onto the Cove Trail. The final half mile of the course follows the Cove Trail (now with the Delaware River on your left) all the way back to the Welcome Center.

Follow the link HERE for a more detailed Google Map of the course. 

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Cox Technic Flexion Distraction

We have great news South Jersey back pain sufferers! Cox Technic is now fully ready to take off at our offices! We are very excited to announce that we now have two full blown Cox 8 Flexion Distraction tables available to our patients. The Cox 8 tables are located in Mount Laurel and Laurel Springs. The tables are truly state of the art and unlike most anything that is offered in our region, period. We also offer lumbar only flexion distraction tables at our Haddonfield and Somers Point locations as well.

Cox® Technic is non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on spinal manipulation performed with the patient lying on The Cox® Table, our proprietary, specially designed chiropractic instrument. This table permits the effective administration of flexion-distraction and decompression adjustment and manipulation.

Well-researched and documented, flexion-distraction and decompression helps relieve spinal pain and return patients to their desired quality of life by …

— dropping intradiscal pressure to as low as -192mm Hg
— widening the spinal canal foraminal area by 28%
— reducing pressure on the spinal nerves
— returning motion to the spinal joints

The goal of Cox® Technic is to help the spinal pain patient go from “pain” to “no pain” as quickly as possible following the “rule of 50%” which governs the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Evidence-based Cox® Technic is appropriate for conditions causing low back and leg pain as well as neck and arm pain. It also reduces pain attributable to …
— disc herniation
— a slipped disc
— a ruptured disc
— facet syndrome
— stenosis
— spondylolisthesis
— spinal degenerative disease also known as DJD
— other conditions of the spine and hips / shoulders producing varying issues into the extremities commonly referred to as sciatica or shooting pain.

For more information on Cox Flexion Distraction or to find a provider outside of the Southern New Jersey region, check out https://www.coxtechnic.com/

If you have questions about Cox Technic, Flexion Distraction techniques, or anything else, please feel free to use our Contact Us Page by going to https://drmarkkemenoshandassociates.com/contact/

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Framework Pilates ONE YEAR Anniversary & Lululemon Trunk Show!

Framework Pilates One Year Anniversary is COMING UP QUICK! Can you believe it’s been a little over one year for our office in Mount Laurel, New jersey for Chiropractic, Active Release, and Cox Technique! It has been exactly one year for the Pilates/ELDOA side of the office! Congrats Framework Pilates! This same Saturday last year is when we celebrated this offices Grand Opening. The office is going great! We have classes running daily for ELDOA, Pilates, the Infrared Sauna and many other options like Barre! The Chiropractic side of the office is now open five full days a week! Last summer we were open two days per week by comparison, so in a little under one year we now have at times two doctors working in the Mount Laurel office!

So, as a BIG THANK YOU to everyone, Framework Pilates is hosting a BIG one year anniversary event this SATURDAY, 11/17/2018 with demo classes featuring Pilates and ELDOA as well as some small bites and a Lululemon Trunk Show!

Facebook Event — https://www.facebook.com/events/355319185274133/

Please use the Facebook event page if you are planning on attending! We really hope you can make it and we need at least a rough count of how many will be attending.

Framework Pilates Facebook Page — https://www.facebook.com/frameworkbodies/

Framework Pilates Website — http://www.frameworkbodies.com/

Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates Facebook Page — https://www.facebook.com/DrMarkKemenoshAndAssociates/

Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates Website — http://DrMarkKemenoshAndAssociates.com/

 

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Common causes of foot pain – plantar heel pain versus plantar fasciitis

Plantar Heel Pain – soreness or tenderness of the heel that has a location restricted to the UNDERSIDE (heel pad) of the heel bone. Pain often times radiates from the central part of the heel pad towards the BACK OF THE HEEL itself…

VS…

Plantar Fasciitis – involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue (THE PLANTAR FASCIA) that runs across the bottom of your foot from the heel bone to your toes. Pain usually starts in the front of the heel bone and feels like it travels through the plantar fascia towards the toes.

Heel pain, plantar fasciitis, plantar heel pain, usually respond well to Active Release Technique and IASTM at our office!

The Bad News: It sucks and it hurts, usually causing us to limp.

The Good News: We treat them both and know when to ask for HELP if need be!

Struggling with either issue, give us a call 856.228.3100 or EMAIL US ON OUR CONTACT US PAGE below!

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New Haddonfield Office! We have moved down the street!

Just a quick update everyone, we have a new Haddonfield office! We have moved away from the Training Room of Haddonfield and while this was not an easy decision, the time had come to move to a bigger facility.  We are now located at:

807 North Haddon Avenue Suite 210 Haddonfield, NJ 08033 – more commonly known as the South Jersey Radiology Building of Haddonfield / Westmont!

This move was only about four blocks down on the opposite side of the street.  The new facility has more parking spaces available and we are located on the second floor, no worries, we have an elevator as well! With the addition of our newest doctor, Dr. Trisha Sileo, we have added hours at our Mount Laurel and Haddonfield offices!

If you have questions about issues you are struggling with, please always remember to use our Contact Us Page to get us a message or call our direct main line at 856.228.3100, extension 1.

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To learn more about our newest doctor, Trisha Sileo, DC, ART, please see the following link!

Dr. Trisha A. Sileo

You can also keep in contact and follow us day to day on our Facebook page at the following link.

https://www.facebook.com/DrMarkKemenoshAndAssociates/

 

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Harvard Health – Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

Found a real gem earlier this weekend about the positive effects of sauna use published on a website you might just have heard of, Harvard, which as we all know is kind of a big deal!

Link to original article: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/sauna-use-linked-longer-life-fewer-fatal-heart-problems-201502257755

In our Mount Laurel office that we share with Framework Pilates and Functional Movement, you will notice that we built a room dedicated a Clear Light Infrared Sauna which has several health benefits, however when I found this article posted on a world class institution like Harvard, I got a bit more excited to get the word out further about this great tool for keeping yourself healthy.

Infrared Sauna Detox and Revive

*** This blog post is unfinished, more info to come ***

Check out all the great info for this device over at Framework Pilates — http://frameworkbodies.com/about/infrared-sauna/

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ELDOA Intro Class – Wednesday Nights – Mount Laurel, NJ

Hello everyone! As most of you all know, Dr. Kemenosh and his daughter have been taking more seminars in the areas of ELDOA, a restorative deep myofasical stretching technique with many health benefits. Often times, ELDOA is best practiced as group fitness and we are currently holding Wednesday Evening classes at our Mount Laurel location at the corner of NJ Route 38 and Larchmont Blvd! Here is link below to our Facebook page which has a group event that you can RSVP to if you plan to attend.  The cost for the class is $30.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1817636101865446/

Location: Framework Pilates Mount Laurel

Time: 6 – 7 PM

Date: Wednesday Evenings

Instructors: Mark Kemenosh and Jill Kemenosh

Check out our Facebook events post for more info and check out the thumbnail images below for more information on this fantastic course!

Facebook Event Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1817636101865446/

ELDOA METHOD Classes

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 ELDOA/MFS Instructor, Stephanie McCusker, who uses a combination of these techniques as well as other Somatraining techniques to deliver the most beneficial sessions possible. The ELDOA METHOD classes were founded in Los Angeles, CA and are now being offered here in Auckland, NZ. These Classes are not based on a formula. Every class is designed to respect the proper progressions and order of the techniques as taught by Dr. Voyer to ensure quality. These classes will vary depending on the needs of those participating. There will be an intentional goal set for each designated class and will be ever changing to continually challenge each individual while encouraging their overall improvements.

BENEFITS OF ELDOA METHOD Classes

ELDOAs and Myofascial Stretches are very specific and complex techniques that require strong attention to form and correct progressions. Everyone will benefit from the effects of ELDOAs and MFS but each person is different and without proper instruction and help from a Certified ELDOA/MFS Instructor, these techniques will not be as effective. By attending the classes, you not only receive instruction from a certified instructor but the full hour dedicated to stretching enhances the many benefits including:

  • Normalize Disc Bulges
  • Reduced Degrees of Scoliosis
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Improved Muscle Performance and Tone
  • Normalization of Visceral Function
  • Reduced Stress
  • Injury Recovery and Prevention
  • Reduced Joint Inflammation and Arthrosis
  • Delayed Disc Degeneration
  • Increased Disc Hydration
  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Improved Posture
  • Relief of Chronic and Acute Back Pain
  • Relief of Neck and Shoulder Tension
  • Improved Awareness and Overall Wellbeing
  • Improved Recovery Time for Sports and Training
  • Reduced Forward Head Posture

**DISCLAIMER**

The ELDOA METHOD classes and website are not meant to diagnose or offer medical advice.  Do not rely on the information provided as an alternative to medical advise from your doctor or other registered health care providers. If you have specific questions about any medical matter, please consult your physician or professional health care provider. All those with a chronic/acute injury or medical condition who wish to attend the ELDOA METHOD Classes must first receive clearance from their doctor or registered health professional prior to participation.

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