Health Blog

Calling all Emergency Service Responders

Please join us at our Appreciation Event as our way of giving back and thanking you for your courage, bravery and honor to serve and protect our community.

We can only imagine the stressful situations you are called to and the effect it must have on you and your loved ones as you keep the peace in our community.  We’d like to show our appreciation by treating you and your family to an evening of relaxation including:

  • Stress Reduction Techniques Workshop to learn mental and muscle relaxation techniques.
  • Chair Massages to ease away your stress and tension.
  • Meet our Biofeedback therapist and learn how you can get instant feedback to help you develop the ability to recognize and change how your body responds to stress. This can help you reduce muscle tension and can prevent, reduce and even stop a headache.
  • Meet our team of healthcare providers to learn about our services to keep you healthy and strong.

You’ll take home a certificate for a free consultation in our office which includes nutrition and fitness evaluations to ensure your optimum health and wellness.

6:00pm
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
399 Campus Drive, 1st Floor, Somerset
The event is free of charge. Please email info@NMRPM.com to reserve your space.
*If you are unable to attend this event, we’d still like to offer you and your family the free consultation.
Please call 732-993-6050 to set up your complimentary visit offered to all emergency service responders and their families.

Chiropractic Maintenance Care

Proper body function is one reason so many people enjoy regular chiropractic visits. Other health benefits include:

  • Better athletic performance
  • Reduced injuries
  • Improved posture & mobility
  • More Energy
  • Enhanced function
  • More restful sleep
  • Fewer Headaches
  • Less Stress
  • Back pain relief
  • Fewer colds and overall better health

Call to learn more about our maintenance packages.
Branchburg: 908-252-0242  |  Somerset: 732-993-6050

Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

  • Reduces the craving for nicotine
  • Eases irritability and anxiety associated with quitting
  • Helps reduce coughing and phlegm
  • Removes tar and nicotine residue from the body
  • Helps you lose the taste for smoking

Enjoy a deep sense of relaxation during your Acupuncture treatment which provides you with a drug-free and proactive way to quit smoking.

Get started NOW for a Healthier 2018!
Commit to Quit with 10 treatments in less than 10 weeks.

(The number of sessions needed to achieve treatment goals vary from patient to patient,
some may need more than the 10 session minimum.)

Call to purchase your Acupuncture Discount Package

Branchburg: 908-252-0242  |  Somerset: 732-993-6050

 

 

 

What’s a pregnant woman to do?

Pregnant women often struggle finding ways to cope with the discomforts of pregnancy.  Many options are just not appropriate during pregnancy; but there are ways to get through these 9 months that can help prepare you for a healthy pregnancy and delivery which can have life-long benefits.

During pregnancy, there is a change in biomechanics, muscle cramps and/or muscle imbalances, an increased demand on pelvic and spinal ligaments and muscles, change in weight distribution, and hormonal changes which can create laxity in the ligaments and connective tissue. These processes can cause back, hip, joint, and pubic pain. Proper body mechanics, breathing mechanics, myofascial release, relaxation techniques and stretching and strengthening exercises can alleviate symptoms.

Physical therapy includes pain management strategies, soft tissue manipulation, exercises to improve physical functioning, and a home exercise program.  Building muscle strength, endurance, stability, balance, and flexibility will keep/get you in shape for delivering the baby without placing increased stress on your joints.  Toned muscles will also help improve metabolism, and help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body!

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and gentle treatment. Being pregnant changes your center of gravity and affects your posture which can cause back, shoulder and neck pain.  Chiropractic methods such as adjustments of the spine and pelvis, as well as active release of the muscles can help relieve discomfort.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat many conditions in women during and after pregnancy. Years of practice have shown that acupuncture treatments throughout pregnancy enhance the health of the mother, prevent complications and influence the development of the baby.  Acupuncture is easily integrated into a multi-disciplinary team approach. It is used to help promote faster recovery, relief of pain and numbness, reduce constipation, and promotes a sense of well-being and relaxation.

Biofeedback therapy is a non-invasive and drug-free treatment option, which makes it suitable for those who wish to avoid medications or those who cannot use them, such as pregnant women. Biofeedback is a safe and effective treatment for headaches, insomnia, morning sickness, anxiety, and stress. With biofeedback therapy, patients learn to control bodily processes such as muscle tension, blood pressure, or heart rate. Mind-body interventions are based on the interconnectedness of mind and body and on the power of each to affect the other.

Nutrition plays a vital role in the development of the baby and can help pregnant women who are affected by gestational diabetes.  Healthy eating during pregnancy is not only important to the mother’s health but is critical to the baby’s growth and development. Proper nutrition is also important for the mother’s recovery, adequate energy levels, and helps to prevent postpartum depression.  Good nutrition is also needed to help maintain the supply and high nutrient levels in the breast milk.

Healthy eating, daily exercise and learning how to temper stress are life skills, and there is no better time to start than during pregnancy!  Setting a good example and teaching children the importance of a balanced diet and physical exercise is essential for their growth, development, and even improving their focus when learning. By developing these healthy lifestyle habits early, children establish good behaviors which can have long-term benefits.

Whether you are pregnant or looking to improve the health of your loved ones, please call for a complimentary new patient consultation at our Branchburg or Somerset locations:
 Branchburg office:  908-252-0242 www.NMRnj.com
Somerset office:  732-993-6050
www.NMRpm.com

When you’ve tried everything and the pain still won’t go away

It can be frustrating to feel you have tried everything, but the pain still won’t go away – or returns after a short period of time.  Before you go down the slippery slope of taking pain medications to cover-up the pain to get through your day, consider how we can help you move past the pain, restore function, and enjoy living pain-free without the dependence of medication.

Our bodies are designed to feel pain; it is our warning system to protect us and encourage us to take action. Covering up the pain without identifying and managing the causative factors can cause more damage.  Alleviating pain with medication in the early stages can reduce inflammation and swelling to help you begin a rehabilitation program, but when pain is not responding to natural approaches (physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage) the following focused interventions make sense once we have diagnosed the source of the problem:

Injections can help relieve a patient’s pain and inflammation. Unlike oral medication used to help with inflammation, injections are administered directly around the area of inflamed or damaged nerves, creating a more focused impact without the risk of addiction and adverse side effects.  If the injection relieves the pain, the patient can have up to 3 injections in a one year period.  Injections provide not only pain relief but a window of opportunity, during which a comprehensive rehabilitation program can build strength, function and stability.  While the effects of pain relief with injections may not provide a ‘cure’, it does buy us time, sometimes months, sometimes years.  When nothing is done to handle the driving forces that caused the pain, the pain is likely to return.  Our goal is to relieve the pain, strengthen, optimize function and avoid or prolong the need for additional injections to enjoy living pain free.

Nerve Blocks are non-surgical options to relieve pain. If you have nerve damage, your ‘warning system’ will not be functioning properly.  Injury and conditions such as cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome and shingles can cause nerve pain and damage.  Damaged nerves may send false pain signals to the brain without cause.  Nerve blocks inject medication to the specific group of nerves responsible for sending pain signals to a certain area of the body providing pain relief for the patient.  Our goal is to not only provide pain relief but also identify and treat the underlying cause or medical condition causing the pain.  This may prolong the pain from returning and stop the progression of nerve damage.

The foundation of our practice is to reduce pain by identifying the cause through comprehensive assessment, then treating and strengthening the body to improve its capabilities and prevent future problems or recurrence.  Our team of physicians, including Medical, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Clinical Nutritionist, Acupuncture and Biofeedback will provide services to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle including exercise, healthy nutritional habits and stress reduction techniques that are fundamental to true long-term health and can also help with chronic pain relief.

To see if you are a candidate for the pain management options we provide please call
for a complimentary new patient consultation at our Branchburg or Somerset locations.
For more information about our
Branchburg office:  908-252-0242 
www.NMRnj.com
Somerset office:  732-993-6050 
www.NMRpm.com

 

Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation New Jersey locations

3322 US Highway 22 West, Branchburg Commons, Building 1, Branchburg, NJ 08876 | Phone 908.252.0242 | Fax 908.252.0243

Located within Gold’s Gym, 462 State Route 28, Suite 1, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 | Phone 908.252.0242

West End Physical Therapy, 10-12 West End Court, 2nd Floor, Long Branch, NJ 07740 | Phone 732.222.7799

NMR Pain Management, 399 Campus Drive, 1st Floor, Somerset, NJ | Phone 732.993.6050 | Fax 732.497.4462