Welcome to the Blog of Kirstein Chiropractic!

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a chiropractor in the Vineland, NJ area, we're excited you are here. With the chiropractic industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote chiropractic awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including chiropractic news, advancements in chiropractic technology and treatment, practical chiropractic health advice and updates from Dr. R. Todd Kirstein, D.C. and his staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best chiropractic health.

As always, feel free to contact us with any chiropractic questions or concerns.

--The Kirstein Chiropractic Team

Hey! It's OK to crack your knuckles!

A recent study done on 40 volunteers by UC Davis radiology professor Dr. Robert Boutin and orthopedic surgery professor Dr. Robert Szabo concluded that there is no harm in knuckle cracking. There may even be benefits. They found that after a joint was cracked it showed significant increase in range of motion with no adverse effects.

Dr. Kirstein recently completed post graduate study on MRI and the Spine

Dr. Kirstein would like to announce that he recently attended a two day seminar entitled "Comprehensive MRI of the Spine: What Every Chiropractor Needs to Know". The seminar was presented by Dr. Terry Yocum. Dr. Yocum is a Diplomate of The American Board of Chiropractic Radiologists. He has presented over 1,000 lectures worlwide. He has had over 250 scientific articles published in both the chiropractic and medical literature. The first edition of Dr. Yocum's text, "Essentials of Skeletal Radiology", is a benchmark publication for the profession. It is the required text in radiology in all 40 chiropractic colleges worldwide and is being used in over 100 medical schools around the world.

Dr. Kirstein felt that the information regarding spondylolisthesis, a stress fracture in the spine, was particularly informative and will greatly assist him in the managment of these cases. He felt that Dr. Yocum's presentation was very efficient which enabled him to provide hundreds of MRI images for study and review over the two days.

Dr. Kirstein has been a practicing Chiropractor in Vineland, NJ for the past 30 years. He regularly utilizes MRI's of the spine to assist him in providing specific chiropractic care to his patients. He can be contacted via his website at www.kirsteinchiropractic.com or by phone at (856)692-9299.

New Neck Pain Study Reinforces Use of Chiropractic

The Annals of Internal Medicine recently published a study that found that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and exercise were more effective at relieving neck pain than pain medication.

Three study groups received either SMT from a Doctor of Chiropractic, pain medication, or exercise recommendations. After three months 57% of those who were seen by D.C's and 48% who exercised reported at least a 75% reduction in pain, compared to 33% of the people in the medication group.

Do you know YOUR number?

Our office is pleased to announce that we have recently acquired the new Foot Levelers Associate Platinum V7+. This new software enables us to measure your pronation/stability index number. It's VITAL to know your number! The index number reveals the severity of pronation/stability in your feet, ranging from optimal to severe. Untreated imbalances of any level may lead to chronic problems throughout your body. With orthotics that are custom made for your feet and personalized to your lifestyle, we can help you achieve and maintain total body wellness. Click on the Foot Levelers link on our website at kirsteinchiropractic.com to find out more information.

We offer FREE scans on our digital foot scanner so that you can find out YOUR number. Call our office at 692-9299 and mention that you would like to come in for your complimentary foot scan.

Chiropractic for ADHD

Check out this news report on how a Chiropractor helped out a child with ADHD. This Chiropractor does a good job explaining how chiropractic might help ADHD sufferers.

Whats New for Kirstein Chiropractic in 2012

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!! We are excited to announce that within the next month we will be launching our new mobile website. This will enable smartphone users the ability to view a display that will function optimally with the small screen dimensions on smartphones and tablets. Other convenient functions include click to call, appointment requesting, door-to-door directions as well as our full chiropractic library and more - so that we can connect, educate and communicate with friends and patients in real time.

The first 10 people who "click to call" using their smartphone/tablet to schedule an appointment, will receive a $50 gift certificate good for 5 sessions on our Aquamed dry hydrotherapy massage table. Mention this blog to receive this offer.

Great Results in 1 Treatment

I received a Thank You card recently from a patient. In the card he wrote "I went from barely being able to stand up & having excruciating pain to nearly pain free & feeling like my back was almost as good as new - in just one treatment!" I got these results by using the ATM (Active Therapeutic Movement).