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How Soon Can I Work Out After a Muscle Strain? Jun 19th, 2024

Sometimes referred to as a “pulled” muscle, a muscle strain happens when muscle fibers are stretched beyond their normal capacity. Sometimes, overstretching results in tiny tears in the muscle tissue that can lead to inflammation and pain. At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness, our team helps patients recover from muscle...

Why Has PRP Therapy Become So Popular? Apr 16th, 2024

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has revolutionized many areas of medicine, helping people heal faster and providing long-term relief for many types of pain. As it’s a relatively new therapy, PRP isn’t as widely understood as other treatments, leaving some people wondering why it’s so popular and whether it might be a...

Can B12 Injections Really Help Me Lose Weight? Apr 1st, 2024

Losing weight can be challenging, and it’s even more difficult when nutritional imbalances stand in your way. Because of its important role in metabolism, your levels of vitamin B12 can have a major impact on your weight-loss efforts. Unfortunately, data show vitamin B12 deficiency is surprisingly common, affecting as many...

Turning to Acupuncture to Treat Your Headaches and Migraines Mar 2nd, 2024

About 40 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, with symptoms that can take a dramatic toll on everyday activities and quality of life. In fact, there are more than 200 distinct types of headaches, and finding a solution for chronic pain can be very challenging. Some headaches respond to over-the-counter...

Is There a Solution for My Night Sweats? Feb 2nd, 2024

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for lots of reasons, helping you maintain both physical and emotional health while improving your overall quality of life. Unfortunately, if you suffer from night sweats, a good night’s sleep can quickly turn into an uncomfortable, soggy mess. The team at Jersey Integrative...

The Best Sleep Position for Shoulder Pain Revealed Jan 1st, 2024

About 70% of women and men experience sore shoulders at some time during their lives, due to traumatic injuries, degenerative conditions, repetitive use, or other causes. Without proper care, shoulder pain can recur, causing ongoing symptoms that can interfere with simple activities, including sleep. Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness is...

Why Do My Hips Hurt in the Morning? Dec 4th, 2023

Hip pain is a common problem for many adults, especially adults who are very active and older adults. While some people experience hip pain throughout the day, others notice symptoms predominantly in the morning. With locations in Pompton Plains and Jersey City, New Jersey, Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness is...

5 Tips to Soothe a Stiff Neck Nov 6th, 2023

Neck problems are common, affecting millions of Americans and taking a toll on everything from work and sleep to enjoying recreational and social activities. Fortunately, today there are a wide array of treatment options to help soothe a stiff, sore neck, including “home remedies” aimed at providing quick relief. At...

How Is Osteopathic Manipulation Different From a Massage? Oct 2nd, 2023

 Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) is a medical technique that focuses on manipulating a patient’s joints and soft tissues to diagnose and treat a wide array of medical problems. Originating about 150 years ago, osteopathic medicine sprang from a desire by physicians to provide holistic care, recognizing that illnesses affect the...

4 Unexpected Causes of Sciatica Sep 1st, 2023

As many as 40% of Americans have sciatica, lower back pain that causes pain, tingling, numbness, and other symptoms in the back and legs. Sciatica happens when a branch of the long sciatic nerve is compressed or pinched where it exits the lower part of your spine before traveling down your leg. ...

Can Acupuncture Treat Muscle Strains? Aug 1st, 2023

Muscle strains are very common: In fact, they’re one of the most common injuries among both athletes and non-athletes alike. Also called pulled muscles, muscle strains can cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms, and they can interfere with normal movements, too. With locations in Boonton, Pompton Plains, and Jersey City,...

How Weight Loss Can Slow Arthritis Progression Jul 1st, 2023

Roughly 60 million Americans have been medically diagnosed with arthritis, and that means every one of them is at risk of developing painful, swollen, stiff joints. To date, there’s no cure for arthritis, but there are treatments that can help. Better still, you can play a proactive role in reducing your...

3 Exercises to Relieve Knee Pain Jun 2nd, 2023

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, about 25 million American adults suffer from chronic knee pain resulting in millions of doctor visits every year. While some knee pain problems require surgery to correct, many people find relief through simple exercises designed to strengthen the muscles that support the...

6 Common Signs of a Strained Muscle May 17th, 2023

Muscle strains are common injuries that can happen to anyone — even someone who leads a relatively inactive lifestyle. You can treat mild strains at home with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (also known as RICE therapy). However, some strains require medical intervention to prevent more severe problems. Also called a pulled muscle,...

Pain Management: Mental Health Benefits to Look Forward To Apr 14th, 2023

Chronic pain affects millions of Americans, and the toll it takes on your life can be significant. That’s because pain doesn’t just affect you physically — it affects you emotionally, too. In fact, studies show that as many as 75% of chronic pain sufferers also suffer from depression, anxiety, or...

5 Valuable Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy Mar 6th, 2023

Hormones are special chemicals that play a wide variety of critical roles in our health and our lives. But as we age, levels of some key hormones — particularly estrogen and testosterone — start to decline.  Although these two hormones are commonly considered the “sex” hormones, they’re involved in a...

Will I Continue to Have Knee Pain After My Meniscus Tear? Feb 7th, 2023

Meniscus tears are a common type of knee injury, especially among athletes and other active people. While tears can be treated, many people worry about having pain afterward. As a leading sports medicine practice in Boonton, Pompton Plains, and Jersey City, New Jersey, Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness offers individualized care for meniscus tears,...

Acupuncture for Diabetes-Related Nerve Pain: How Does It Work? Jan 2nd, 2023

Nerve pain is an all-too-common complication of diabetes, causing tingling, pain, and numbness in the limbs — most often, the feet. Nerve damage also makes it hard to feel injuries to your feet, which means sores may go undetected.  While there is currently no cure for diabetic neuropathy, acupuncture can...

7 Ways to Treat Chronic Back Pain and Avoid Surgery Dec 1st, 2022

About 8% of American adults — roughly 16 million people — suffer from chronic back pain, along with the symptoms and loss of mobility that go along with it. Many people mistakenly believe that surgery and medications are the only ways to manage pain but they’re not your only options. As a...

Living with Arthritis: 7 Benefits of Weight Loss Nov 1st, 2022

Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from arthritis that’s been diagnosed by a doctor, and many more have undiagnosed joint disease. What’s more, about 75% of Americans are overweight. Since being overweight puts more strain on your joints, it’s no surprise that people who are overweight are also more likely to suffer from painful arthritis...

Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy (OMT) for Sciatica: What to Expect Oct 10th, 2022

Every year, about 5% of Americans develop painful sciatica symptoms, and about 40% of all men and women develop sciatica at some point during their lives. That’s a lot of people experiencing low back pain that can take a big toll on your comfort, mobility, sleep, and overall quality of life. With...

How Vitamin B12 Injections Can Help You Lose Weight Sep 1st, 2022

Vitamin B12 has a reputation as the “energy” vitamin, and for good reason: B12 can improve your energy level and help your cells get the oxygen they need to function optimally. But what many people don’t know is that vitamin B12 also plays a role in weight management, so if...

When a Spinal Injection Might Be the Best Treatment for Your Neck Pain Aug 2nd, 2022

Neck pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 30% of Americans every year. Fortunately, a lot of people find relief with simple treatment options, like rest, massage, or physical therapy. When these options don’t work, spinal injections are often a good next step. The Jersey Integrative...

I'm in Pain: What Can Help My Gout? Jul 3rd, 2022

When we hear the word “arthritis,” most of us think of the most common form of the disease: osteoarthritis, which happens after years of wear-and-tear on your joints. But other types of arthritis are less well-known.  One type of arthritis that doesn’t get much attention is gout, yet it can...

I'm Going Through Menopause: Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Help? Jun 1st, 2022

Every year in the United States, about 1.3 million women enter menopause, which technically refers to when your periods stop for at least a year. For many women, their menopause journey begins much earlier in their 40s or even in their 30s, as fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone start to cause...

9 Benefits of Acupuncture May 1st, 2022

When you think of acupuncture, what’s the first thing you think of? Almost certainly, it’s needles. It’s true, acupuncture treatment does use super-thin needles. But if that’s all you know about this ancient medical therapy, you owe it to yourself to learn more. For one thing, acupuncture offers lots of potential benefits....

Is Low Testosterone to Blame for Your Dull Sex Life? Apr 1st, 2022

Are you 45 or older? Then there’s a good chance you have low testosterone, a chronic issue that affects about 4 out of 10 men aged 45 and above. If you fall into that group, then there’s also a good chance that your low testosterone is affecting your sex life — in...

Is PRP Right for Me? Mar 1st, 2022

Until recently, pain medicines and surgery were two of the most common solutions for people suffering from long-term pain. But today, there’s another option — a holistic, regenerative therapy called platelet-rich plasma or PRP. PRP is derived from your own blood, so you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions....

Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight Feb 2nd, 2022

Losing weight is a common New Year’s resolution, probably because about three-quarters of Americans are overweight or obese. In fact, weight loss is such a common resolution, sales of health products soar in the first month of the year, as millions of people vow to drop those extra pounds once...

The Benefits of B12 Injections Jan 1st, 2022

Up to 20% of Americans are deficient in vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin that plays a major role in staying healthy. Vitamin B12 injections are routinely prescribed to correct B12 deficiency, but they can be used to support health in other ways, too. At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness, our...

I Have Arthritis: Can Physical Therapy Help? Dec 9th, 2021

About a quarter of American adults — roughly 54 million — suffer from arthritis, a chronic disease that causes progressive joint damage. Arthritis symptoms can be debilitating, affecting your ability to work, socialize, and perform everyday tasks. Pain medicines may provide temporary relief for arthritis symptoms, but as the disease...

How Acupuncture Can Treat Your Depression Nov 9th, 2021

Acupuncture is fairly well known as a treatment for musculoskeletal pain and chronic issues like headaches. But did you know acupuncture can be used to treat depression, too? Recent research shows acupuncture can be a good choice for many patients with depression, including depression symptoms that haven't responded well to...

How To Know Which Hormone Replacement Therapy Might Be Right for You Oct 10th, 2021

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) offers significant benefits for both women and men. Today, there are lots of ways to get those hormones — so many, in fact, that selecting the best method can be confusing. At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness, our team offers several methods of HRT, along with...

How Does Metabolism Affect My Weight? Sep 7th, 2021

Want to lose weight? Just burn more calories than you consume. It sounds like a straightforward equation, right? The problem is, as anyone who’s tried to lose weight can tell you, it’s not nearly as simple as it sounds. Losing weight depends a lot on your metabolism — the process...

Decrease Pain Today With a Sacroiliac Joint Injection Aug 24th, 2021

Lower back pain is a common problem that can affect people of just about any age. Unfortunately, it’s also a condition that tends to happen a lot more frequently as we get older. While some back pain is caused by overexertion or nerve-related problems like herniated discs, data show that...

How Acupuncture Improves Digestive Disorders Jul 20th, 2021

About 60-70 million Americans suffer from digestive problems, according to data from the National Institutes of Health. If you're one of them, you know the impact they can have on your comfort, your health, and your quality of life. Traditionally, treatment of digestive problems has focused on two approaches: changes...

10 Conditions That Benefit From Physical Therapy Jun 17th, 2021

For many people, physical therapy (PT) is associated with recovering from a traumatic injury, like a car accident. While PT can certainly be a helpful tool in healing and recovery following an accident, that’s just a small part of what it can do. At Jersey Integrative Health & Wellness, our...

How Acupuncture Works May 10th, 2021

Even though it’s been around for thousands of years, acupuncture is still viewed with some skepticism by many people: How can sticking needles in your body actually help relieve pain? It seems counterintuitive. But research shows acupuncture does help with chronic pain and related conditions. And as far as the...

How TENEX Therapy Can Help Heal Your Body Apr 1st, 2021

Every year, tens of thousands of people develop tendon pain, limiting their movement and even causing them to miss out on work and social activities. Sometimes, tendon pain is associated with tiny “stress tears” in the tendon tissue. But often, tendon and joint pain is caused by scar tissue that...

Understanding the Different Types of Hormone Replacement Treatments Mar 11th, 2021

Mention the word “testosterone,” and most everyone thinks of sexual health. While it’s true your testosterone level has a big influence on sexual development and function, that’s just part of what this hormone does. Testosterone affects many other bodily functions, too. That means if your testosterone levels are low, you...

B12 Injections and Weight Loss Feb 4th, 2021

Losing weight is a big goal for lots of people, especially around the beginning of the year. In fact, living a healthier life and shedding excess pounds tops many people’s New Year’s resolutions.  Unfortunately, it takes a lot more than promises and best intentions to successfully lose weight. And most...

Can You Help Me Lose Weight? Jan 6th, 2021

If you’re carrying around some excess weight, you’re certainly not alone. The CDC says about three-quarters of American adults are overweight, and that includes 42% of adults who are obese. Being overweight can make you feel sluggish and tired, and it can take a big toll on your confidence, too....

Treating Arthritis With Acupuncture Dec 1st, 2020

If you’re one of the more than 54 million Americans who suffer from arthritis, you’ve probably tried all sorts of things to relieve your pain and stiffness. Pain relievers, activity modification, physical therapy — all these methods can provide a measure of relief to many people with arthritis symptoms. But...

How to Get Relief for Your Sciatica Nov 1st, 2020

About four out of every 10 people will suffer from sciatica at some point during their lives, and the likelihood of developing the condition increases as you get older. Whether you have acute sciatica or you have symptoms on a regular basis, there’s a treatment option that can help you...

4 Benefits of Physical Therapy Oct 2nd, 2020

Aches and pains aren’t just for older people. Most of us lead very busy lifestyles, and that means we’re putting more and more demands on our bodies. That’s why today, anyone of any age and any stage of life can find themselves dealing with pain, even without an acute injury. ...

Tips to Avoid Back Pain in the Office Sep 3rd, 2020

Do you experience back pain from time to time? You're not alone. In fact, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 75% to 85% of Americans will experience back pain in their lifetime, and half will have more than one episode in a year. At Jersey Integrative Health and...

What Are the Most Common Sports Injuries? Aug 10th, 2020

Sports injuries are fairly common, with about 8.6 million adults sustaining one every year in the U.S. If you’re an athlete or you commonly participate in a sport these types of injuries might be unavoidable. At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness, our doctors are here to help you with a...

Myths and Facts About Dieting Jul 2nd, 2020

Are you concerned about your weight? You’re not alone. 70 million adults in the United States are obese and over 99 million are overweight. The best way to lose weight is with a diet and exercise program. But that can be difficult when there are so many diet myths out there...

Why You Should Add Acupuncture to Your Wellness Routine Jun 24th, 2020

These days, we’re taking a closer look at the health of our entire body. As a result, holistic healthcare treatments, like acupuncture, are on the rise in the United States. And that’s because we’re all looking for ways to treat the source of our pain rather than just covering up...

The Importance of Treating Sports Injuries Apr 1st, 2020

Do you know what a sports injury is? To put it simply, it’s an injury you sustain while active. Sports injuries impact your tendons, muscles, joints, and bones. They can be incredibly painful and are typically the result of a fall, repetitive overuse, or improper posture.  At Jersey Integrative Health...

How We Can Help You Lose Weight Mar 19th, 2020

More than 70% of American adults are overweight or obese. Obesity is a disease that can put increased strain on your heart, organs, and bones, and make it harder to live everyday life.  Obesity can also put you at a greater risk for suffering a range of health conditions, such...

Why Shoulder Pain Should Never be Ignored Feb 3rd, 2020

If your shoulder hurts after you helped a friend move heavy furniture, or you were a weekend warrior on the basketball court, you might have simply overworked some muscles. Rest and ice should help you recover in a few days from these types of overuse injuries. However, if shoulder pain...

Returning to Sports After a Rotator Cuff Injury Jan 1st, 2020

Though often caused by repetitive strain-type injuries over time, you can also damage your rotator cuff in a single incident. As well as sports participation, this type of shoulder injury is also common for people whose jobs require frequent overhead motions, such as painters or plasterers.  When you’re bothered by...

Back Pain: When Steroid Injections Are the Best Solution Dec 6th, 2019

Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Acute back pain is common and generally goes away on its own after a few days. Back pain that sticks around for weeks or even months is less common and might require specialized treatment.  Finding effective treatment for your...

Suffering Arthritis Pain in Your Knee? Acupuncture Can Deliver Relief Nov 18th, 2019

Here’s a sobering statistic: Chronic knee pain affects nearly 50 percent of older American adults, and knee pain is the most commonly reported pain among adults ages 50 to 69. Much of that knee pain is attributed to arthritis.  A bit about arthritic knee pain: Traditional therapies for arthritis, such...