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Happy Presidents’ Day! Please See Our Holiday Schedule.

Photo of Mount Rushmore, indicating that The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ will be closed for Presidents' Day.

Dr. David Schwartz and the entire staff of The Back Care Center of Dumont NJ want you to have a happy President’s Day weekend.

The Back Care Center will be closing early, at 1:00 pm on Friday afternoon. We will be closed until Wednesday, February 18th, when we will reopen at normal hours.

See you Wednesday. Have a great and healthy long weekend.


The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

Everyone Has a Weak Point

Montage of a collection of x-rays showing that everybody has weak spots.

When I was a child, I was asthmatic and used to get frequent attacks where I could barely breath. It affected me in so many ways including my endurance and strength. Exerting myself in the cold weather almost always resulted in fits of wheezing and coughing. As I have gotten older the attacks have become less frequent but to this date, whenever I get sick, it seems to always hit my weak point, my lungs, and I end up with bronchitis.

Everyone has a weak point. Often it is in their back, neck or shoulders. People with these problems will tell me that all has been going well but recently things have been “stressful” and now they are having pain again.

Your weak point becomes a chronic issue, and whenever the stresses of your life are too much to handle it will act up. The cause can be emotional stress, but it can also be physical or chemical pressures as well. So things like troubles at home or at work can cause you to have pain, but overworking and eating or drinking the wrong things can also create the same types of problems.

Chiropractic care is very helpful when dealing with those weaknesses. Adjustments address the areas that are bothering you and help those chronic problem areas get out of pain faster and more safely without resorting medications that just hide the symptoms.

If someone you know is suffering with chronic problems, they may have a weakness that needs some help. Tell them to give us a call right away.


The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Here’s the Back Care Center’s Holiday Schedule:

Image of fireworks and Happy New Year 2015, from the Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ

All the best to you during the holiday season, from Dr. David Schwartz and the staff of The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ.

Holiday Schedule for the Back Care Center:

The Back Care Center will be closed the following days:
Wednesday, December 24: closing at 1 PM
Thursday, December 25: Closed
Friday, December 26: Closed
Saturday, December 27: Closed
Wednesday, December 31: closing at 1 PM
Thursday, January 1: Closed
Friday, January 2: Closed
Saturday, January 3: Closed

Please plan your visits accordingly. With winter weather and the holidays upon us, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy with regular chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage and spinal decompression therapy.


The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

Getting Healthy and Staying Healthy Takes Time

Photo of calendars illustrating the concept that getting healthy and staying healthy takes timeDuring the Thanksgiving holiday I went out of town to visit family, so we had to close the office. The Monday that I got back was interesting. It had only been a week but several, of my patients reported that some of their pain had returned. Honestly, I wasn’t very surprised since those particular patients had pretty severe conditions and had only recently begun care. After the adjustment they felt better again, but it got me thinking.

Many people go to the chiropractor and as soon as their pain gets better they stop their care. In my office we don’t treat people this way. Instead, we take the time to make corrections. My patients were all feeling better – but what if they had thought that chiropractic care was no longer needed just because they felt good for a short period of time? When the pain started returning, they might have thought that chiropractic didn’t work for them and turned to other solutions such as drugs, or perhaps dangerous spinal surgeries.

Over my 27 years of practice, I have told many patients that back pain is often more than just a little problem that requires a quick fix. It is usually the result of long standing issues that have gone untreated, sometimes for years. It takes time to correct these types of issues and truly get better.

Thank goodness this vacation was just a small break. All of my patients are continuing with their treatment programs and I expect that they will do well. I think they know that we are working to help them make a change in their health.


The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

Looking for a Holiday Gift? Try our December Massage Special

Image showing Back at Ease massage therapy located in The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ
Give the gift of massage this holiday season!

The holiday season may be filled with joy, but travel, crowds, storms, and even family can contribute to stress, tension, back pain, neck pain and headaches.

Why not give the gift of relaxation this year with a discounted pack of massages from Back at Ease, our therapeutic massage center located in The Back Care Center? Even better, this year, when you give a gift of massage to someone you care about, we’ll give you a little something for you, too.

Through December 30th, whenever you purchase one of our discounted massage therapy packs, you will also receive an additional massage gift card you can keep for yourself or give as a gift.

Buy a 5-pack of 1-hour massages for $300 and receive a massage gift card loaded with 30 minutes of free bonus massage. (Normally a $365 value.)

Buy a 10-pack of 1-hour massages for $600 and receive a massage gift card loaded with 60 minutes of free bonus massage. (Normally a $715 value.)

It’s the ultimate holiday present for the one you love! Your massage packs do not expire and can be used every day that we are open.

Don’t wait! Buy your massage pack at the front desk the next time you’re at The Back Care Center for a chiropractic adjustment, or call us at 201-387-7463 today.

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The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

 

Why Premature Termination Can Make Your Back Problems Worse

Photo showing why you want to avoid back surgery by coming to the Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ
This is the last place you want to end up!

Several years ago I treated a patient from Closter. He was referred to me for neck pain relief by his daughter because he had been in some pretty bad accidents. During his evaluation we found a number of issues with his neck and also that his spine was very badly degenerated (arthritic).

The good news is we were still able to help him and after a couple of months of chiropractic adjustments, he was moving better and his pain was mostly gone. He continued with care for a while and one day came to me and said, “I am going to take a break and if the pain comes back, I will come back in.”

I’ve heard this from patients in the past and have to bite my tongue every time to avoid screaming. The problem is that it may take years but when people have a chronic problem like degenerative arthritis, the pain almost ALWAYS comes back and the condition usually gets worse. Apparently that is exactly what happened to this man.

I ran into his wife the other day and asked about her family. The kids were well but not the husband. His neck condition had returned and gotten worse. He’d just had spinal surgery and they were trying to get him into rehab. She told me that the problem was so bad “they HAD to do the surgery.”

The thing that gets me is I know if he had continued here with care, he probably would never have needed such a radical intervention. Now I have spent the last few days kicking myself for not making certain that he understood this and continued with chiropractic even after he stopped hurting.

In our office, we provide corrective chiropractic care which not only focuses on getting our patients out of back and neck pain but also works to stabilize their spines and prevent their problems from getting worse. So before your symptoms become more than an inconvenience, call us today at 201-387-7463.


The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

 

Enter Our Halloween Costume Contest at The Back Care Center of Dumont NJ

We’re on the Haunt…
for the Best Halloween Costume!

Image of Dr Dave and Marina for The Back Care Center Halloween Costume Contest
Can you guess what Dr. Dave and Marina are dressed up as? Stop by The Back Care Center and find out…

We’re Giving Away Multiple Prizes In Our Halloween Costume Contest!
Including a $100 Visa Gift Card

Fly over to the Back Care Center of Dumont NJ during office hours on Friday, October 31st, 2014

Everyone loves dressing up for Halloween! So do we! If you have the “spirit’ within you this Halloween – we have a “trick or treat” up our sleeves, so even the grown-ups can get in on the fun!

Here’s the Scoop…

  • Come to the Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ in your costume and get your zombified picture taken (Say Spooky!) OR bring in a picture you took yourself of this year’s costume or one in the past.
  • Your picture will be posted on our Facebook page for all to see (and like!) OR on our wall of doom in the office where people will vote for you! (Let us know which you would prefer.)
  • The person who receives the most unique “likes” on their spooktacular Faceboook or Wall of Doom photo by 9pm, Monday November 3rd WINS a $100 Visa Gift Card.

Want more votes? Or would you like to improve your chances of winning?

Give us the name and phone number of a friend that you think would benefit from a Free Bodywork Package (normally valued at $305) and we’ll give you 5 votes right then and there. And if they bring in a picture of themselves in a costume you both get 5 more votes.

This contest is open to our patients, new patients, friends and their families. You must visit the office to submit your photo.


The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

Hip pain? Yes, but where does it really hurt?

Photo of wallet in back pocket,w hich could be causing hip pain in some patients.A patient came to me with hip pain recently. It isn’t such an unusual symptom and we can generally give our patients excellent pain release. The funny thing is that so many people point to different parts of their body and call it hip pain. Some people touch the side of their leg and complain while others will point to right in the middle of their buttock. Some patients will even indicate their complaint being on the side of their lower back and still call it hip pain.

Fortunately, we have been very successful treating “hip pain” in all of those areas of the body. For some patients, it is just a matter of working out a tight muscle that is causing the pain. For others, it can require more in the way of spinal adjustments to reduce the inflammation and irritation to the spinal nerves.

One patient from Cresskill, the next town over from Dumont where The Back Center is located, came in complaining of hip pain. At first we were able to give him some great relief. However, even after a month of treatment, his pain kept coming back almost every day. I was totally mystified by his results until he came in one day wearing a pair of jeans with the worn outline of his wallet in his back pocket.

I asked him about it and he told me that he usually carries his wallet back there but leaves it in the car when he comes into the office. He showed me the wallet and it turned out to be about 2 inches thick. We had him stop carrying it back there and he immediately began holding his adjustments and the pain gradually went away.

The moral of the story? If you are suffering from hip pain, of ANY type, give us a call today and let us help.


The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

Pain – It Can Get Better

Image showing Patients in Pain come to the Back Care Center for relief

People come to my office with pain every day. Over the years, I have seen thousands of people with neck pain, back pain, headaches or sciatica. The severity is different for everyone but for some the pain can be so severe that not only do they suffer, but also their work, their family and home life are affected as well.

Often people have had the pain for so long that they don’t really believe it will ever get better. These are my favorite types of patients because it is wonderful to see their eyes light up with excitement as the pain begins to go away and they can finally to get back to living.

No two people are the same (I am trying to resist saying that people are like snowflakes but I think you get the idea) and it may take longer for some to respond but overall, most people who go to a chiropractor get great results. My patients must be happy with their results because they usually refer their friends and family into the office.

If you have been suffering with pain and are tired of not being able to do the things you love, give us a call. There really is solution to chronic pain.


The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.

Free Chair Massage and Chiropractic Adjustments during “Operation School Supplies 2014″

The Back Care Center is once again proud to help Grant Elementary School in the “Operation School Supplies” supply drive from September 15th through the end of the month. And once again, we’re asking for your help to make this as big of a success as last year’s program.

Come in and get a complimentary 10-minute chair massage and free chiropractic adjustment (normally $60-$80) in exchange for donating some much-needed school supplies, or a backpack, to “Operation School Supplies.”

Like Last Year, Helping Is Easy:

  1. Call the office at 201-387-7463 to schedule your check-up and adjustment.
  2. Shop for some school supplies (ones that are needed: rulers, colored pencils, calculators, backpacks).
  3. Bring in your school supplies to The Back Care Center and get your free chair massage and adjustment.

Another Way You Can Help

You can help us collect over 100 items this year by telling just one of your friends or co-workers. If they donate some school supplies, they’ll get a consultation and evaluation, followed by a report AND an adjustment (normally $335) …all complimentary. Just tell them to call the office at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment and mention “Operation School Supplies.”

Thank you for helping us help Grant Elementary School and our school kids.

Yours in Health,

Dr. David Schwartz, D.C.


 

The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.