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For pain: heat, ice or neither?

For pain: heat, ice or neither?

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions. For muscle and joint pain, what’s best—heat or ice? As in much of medicine, the answer—it depends.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between treating the problem and the symptoms. For the most part, heat and ice work on symptoms. It’s been studied and some research suggests a therapeutic benefit, but those results are very limited and not well established.

Neither will do much to mitigate the cause of the pain. But for a pulled muscle, back spasms, twisted ankle or soreness after intense activity—ice or heat can help you feel better. And there’s a third option: nothing. Sometimes it’s best to just leave it alone.

Let’s break it down.

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For chronic pain: meditation can help, long-term—with no risk or side effects

For chronic pain: meditation can help, long-term—with no risk or side effects

Following decades of over-prescription of opioid pain medications—opioid addiction has reached epidemic levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, over 190 million opioid prescriptions are written in the U.S., each year. That has led to over 11 million reporting abusing the drugs—and at least 15,000 overdose deaths, from prescription opioids, alone.

Opioids, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, have their place in pain management. But the medical community has new awareness of the dangers, especially considering revelations of questionable marketing tactics by some manufacturers. 

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Dr. Mark’s 2020 Stay Fit & Feel Great Holiday Gift Guide

Dr. Mark’s 2020 Stay Fit & Feel Great Holiday Gift Guide

Someone on your gift list with a passion for fitness? Or someone who wants to do what’s best for their health and body? (That’s everybody on your list, right?) We’ve got you covered. So skip the fruitcake and dive into our Holiday Gift Guide, stocking-stuffed with creative ideas for keeping your loved ones in top-top-shape. 

We’re not getting paid for these—we’re just passing on ideas for the gear and professionals we really like. Happy holidays!

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head to head trauma

Second impact syndrome: winning the game isn’t worth losing your head.

Getting a concussion is bad. But getting more than one can be significantly worse. Doctors use the term second impact syndrome to describe the aftereffects of multiple concussions in a short period of time. It can be deadly. 
Concussion happens when the brain moves beyond its normal limits. With a blow or jolt to the head or body, the head and brain move back and forth rapidly. These sudden movements can make the brain bounce or twist inside the skull.  It’s also known as mild traumatic brain injury. The new name came from recent efforts to make it sound as serious as it actually is.

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ELDOA

ELDOA: a unique stretching regimen that targets fascia

ELDOA is a myofascial stretch—designed to stretch and relax fascia, the tissue that surrounds and contains the muscles.

“I refer to ELDOA as the best thing you’ve never heard of,” says Dr. Mark Kemenosh, founder of Kemenosh and Associates Chiropractic. “It was invented by a brilliant doctor in France. It has quite a following throughout the world, but isn’t well known in south Jersey,” he says.

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Strength Training - for runners

Running isn’t enough! Runners need strength training, too.

It seems ironic, but if you’re training for running—especially long distance—running isn’t enough. Strength training will make the difference between good and great on race day.

Runners tend to do one thing: run. It’s a notorious source of repetitive stress injury and you’re much more likely to get hurt if you don’t do strength training. The bonus, strength training will likely make you faster, too.

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Don’t ignore shin splints

Don’t ignore shin splints

It’s the bane of runners, dancers and other athletes; sharp pain along the inside of the shins, the classic sign of shin splints.

Most every athlete knows the difference between good pain and bad. Shin splints are definitely in the latter category; a warning sign that should be taken seriously. The conditions that set up shin splints can lead to other injury. That’s why it’s important to get the opinion of a professional to get moving again, safely.

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The right tool for the job: ART v IASTM

The right tool for the job: ART v IASTM – By: Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Dr. Trisha Sileo

Although the chiropractic practice of Dr. Mark Kemenosh is focused on ART – Active Release Techniques – Dr. Mark and his associates are also certified in IASTM – instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

IASTM has similar therapeutic goals as ART – myofascial release to prevent the formation of scar tissue, break up existing scar tissue, loosen muscle fibers and prevent them from adhering together. What differs is the delivery and the theory behind it.

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