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» Back Surgery
» Back Pain
» Health Benefits for taking Probiotics
» Nutrition for Spinal Discs
» Nutrition For Osteoporosis
» Chiropractic Care as First Choice in Pain Management
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» Back Surgery May Backfire on Patients in Pain
» Shock Treatment for Migraines vs. Chiropractic Care
» U.S. Schools Are Missing Opportunities to Protect Children from UV Rays

Back Surgery

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Shows Why You Should Be Wary of Back Surgery

The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA playoffs, but head coach Steve Kerr is not yet back...and it's because of his back and what's followed since the back surgery that he got back in the summer of 2015. And with Kerr still going back and forth among different health specialists, it's still unclear when and for how long the reigning NBA Coach of the Year will be back at the helm.

Here's the problem that Kerr has been dealing with since his first back surgery: leaking cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Your brain and connected spinal cord are pretty sensitive. Not sensitive in an emo type of way, but sensitive in that they can be easily damaged. Therefore, the brain and spinal cord sit in a "balloon" filled with clear fluid, called CSF, that cushions and protects these vital structures. This CSF bath helps ward off nasty microbes too. Normally the "balloon" membrane keeps the CSF from leaking out, but if this membrane is punctured, during an accident or surgery for example, then the CSF is no longer contained.

 

For more information, please visit: www.forbes.com

 

Author: Bruce Y. Lee
Source: Forbes.com
Copyright: Forbes Media LLC. 2017


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Back Pain

Back Pain

A new study, recently published in the medical journal Spine, found that patients who seek chiropractic care for back pain are far less likely to undergo lumbar surgery than those who consult a surgeon. The study found that approximately 43 percent of patients who saw a surgeon first when seeking treatment for back pain ended up having surgery, as opposed to 1.5 percent of patients who first saw a chiropractor. These findings support the long held position that many health care providers subscribe to that attempting to treat back pain should start with conservative approaches, such as chiropractic care.

 

For more information, please visit: Spine Journal

 

Author: James N. Weinstein
Source: Spine.
Copyright: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 2017


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Health Benefits for taking Probiotics

Health Benefits for taking Probiotics

Bacteria have a reputation for causing disease, so the idea of tossing down a few billion a day for your health might seem — literally and figuratively — hard to swallow. But a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that you can treat and even prevent some illnesses with foods and supplements containing certain kinds of live bacteria. Northern Europeans consume a lot of these beneficial microorganisms, called probiotics (from pro and biota, meaning "for life"), because of their tradition of eating foods fermented with bacteria, such as yogurt. Probiotic-laced beverages are also big business in Japan.


Enthusiasm for such foods has lagged in the United States, but interest in probiotic supplements is on the rise. Some digestive disease specialists are recommending them for disorders that frustrate conventional medicine, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Since the mid-1990s, clinical studies suggest that probiotic therapy can help treat several gastrointestinal ills, delay the development of allergies in children, and treat and prevent vaginal and urinary infections in women.

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Author: Harvard Medicine
Source: www.health.harvard.edu
Copyright: Harvard University. 2010


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Nutrition for Spinal Discs

Nutrition for Spinal Discs

Previous research has shown that 80% of the active population suffers from low back pain at some point in their lives.
But little was known about the chain of events which changes normal, healthy ageing discs into degenerative discs.

Disturbing the balance of nutrients in the discs can then lead to the onset of degenerative disease.Lower back pain, which is linked to degenerative spinal discs, could be caused by this lack of nutrients.

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Author: BBC
Source: BBC.com
Copyright: BBC 2017


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Nutrition For Osteoporosis

Nutrition For Osteoporosis

Several dietary factors affect bone health and are involved in the development of osteoporosis: insufficient calcium intake, vitamin d deficiency, low calcium, high phosphorus intake, high animal protein diets, excess salt intake and other mineral deficiencies.

Studies have shown that excessive dietary animal promote may promote bone loss. Animal protein particularly causes an increase in urinary excretion of calcium. Raising daily protein intake from 47-142 grams doubles the excretion of calcium in the urine. Calcium is mobilized from the bone to buffer the acidic breakdown products of protein. In addition, the amino acid methionine, found highest in meat, dairy products, and eggs is converted to homocysteine, which in high amounts may also cause bone loss.

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Regular Exercise that is both aerobic and weight bearing should also be a consistent part of the program. Screening and monitoring of bone health is essential through measures such as dexa scan.

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Author: Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D.
Source: www.drtorihudson.com
Copyright: Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. 2017


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Chiropractic Care as First Choice in Pain Management

Chiropractic Care as First Choice in Pain Management

Arlington, Va.— During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will build on its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management in the face of the U.S. opioid epidemic with the theme and hashtag #Chiropractic1st.
 
"Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient's reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC. "It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."
 
Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.

For more information, please visit:https://www.acatoday.org

 

Author: ACA Authors
Source: www.acatoday.org
Copyright: Copyright American Chiropractic Association 2016


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DTS Spinal Decompression
DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a new highly advanced procedure that is the leading non-surgical alternative to medication, steroid injections, and surgery for treatment of neck and back pain.  DTS therapy is a proactive and pain-free treatment that has shown a very high rate of success for the treatment of herniated discs, disc bulges, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis and sciatica.  As reported by C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, in the American Journal of Pain Management, "Eighty-six percent of ruptured intervertebral disc (RID) patients achieved 'good' (50-89% improvement) to 'excellent' (90-100% improvement) results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved." "Of the facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained 'good' to 'excellent' results with decompression." If you suffer from neck or back pain, you owe it to yourself to consider DTS - Spinal Decompression Therapy. Call our office at (609) 654-4299 to schedule a free consultation to see if DTS Spinal Decompression can help you. Read more ...



Author: Evergreen Marketing Group, Inc.
Source: Encore Medical
Copyright: Evergreen Marketing Group, Inc. 2009


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Back Surgery May Backfire on Patients in Pain

Author: Linda Carroll
Source: www.nbcnews.com
Copyright: NBC News 2010


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Shock Treatment for Migraines vs. Chiropractic Care

If you suffer from migraines, you already know all about their debilitating pain. These headaches can easily sideline you for an entire day while you wait for them to finally go away. While chiropractors have been successfully treating migraines without drugs or invasive techniques, traditional medicine is still searching for cures. Some of these new technological approaches might seem a bit...shocking.  For example, a new device is showing promise as a method for easing migraine pain. How does it work? Believe it or not, the device reduces pain by delivering mild electric shocks to your arm.  The Future of Migraine Relief? The experimental device, which you control through your smartphone, is called the Nerivo Migra. It consists of electrodes that attach to your arm, a patch with a battery, and a computer chip that wirelessly connects to your mobile device. When activated, the device stimulates nerves under the skin of your arm, which, in turn, blocks pain signals from traveling to the brain. In the past, similar attempts at blocking pain signals applied mild shocks to the person’s head. By focusing on the arm instead, researchers are hoping the device will be discrete and convenient enough to use in public without anyone noticing. A Recent Study Put Nerivo Migra to the Test Researchers examined the effects of Nerivo Migra on 71 participants who suffer from episodic migraines that occur two to eight times a month. They had not taken any medication to prevent their attacks for at least two months. Most were women in their mid-to-late 40s who also experienced “aura,” which is a visual disturbance that sometimes affects other senses. Participants had a total of 299 migraine occurrences during the course of the study. They were instructed to apply the device to their upper arms immediately after the start of an attack and use it for 20 minutes. The device was programmed to emit one of five pulse widths: 50, 100, 150, 200, or a placebo. When the 50-width pulse rate is excluded, the results show that 64% of participants reported at least a 50% pain reduction two hours after using the device. For the control group, that number was just 26%. At the 200-width pulse rate, 58% of participants said they had little or no pain after a migraine that was moderate to severe. Chiropractic Migraine Treatment You Can Experience Right Now While the Nerivo Migra seems promising, it will likely be years before the public is ever able to use it. And you might be understandably a bit wary of using electric shock as a way to treat a headache. However, if you’re suffering from migraines right now, your local chiropractor can help.  A study conducted by Duke University showed that chiropractic spinal adjustments can produce almost immediate improvements in those suffering from migraines. The relief also lasted longer with fewer side effects than prescription headache medication.  So don’t live with the pain migraines cause. Your local chiropractor will have you feeling better with just a single visit.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Neurology, online March 1, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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U.S. Schools Are Missing Opportunities to Protect Children from UV Rays

Parents rely on the school system to educate and protect their children. Recent studies have shown that when it comes to skin cancer, U.S. schools are missing an opportunity to do just that. Children are just as susceptible to skin cancer as adults. Some children have conditions that predispose them to skin cancer. Diligent efforts need to be taken to protect these children. However, some schools refuse to allow children to protect themselves with sunglasses and hats, even after legislation has passed. Another missed opportunity comes from tiny steps that could easily be put into practice. Schools could do more to promote the use of protective equipment, such as hats, sunglasses, and sun screen. Another important step that can be taken is to restrict the amount of time kids spend in the sun. While some sun exposure is important – everyone needs a healthy dose of Vitamin D, after all – it's essential to keep kids out of the sun during the brightest times of day. According to KidsHealth.org, it is believed that Melanoma is closely associated with severe sunburns from UVA and UVB rays before the age of 20. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Recent research, reported on by Reuters, found that only 13% of classrooms have sunscreen on-hand. And only 28% of teachers allow children the time to apply the product. When it comes to sun exposure and children’s health, there is still much to be done. If you want to do more, talk to your school or your local board of education.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Dermatology, online March 3, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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