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Current Articles

» We would like to welcome Dr. Trisha A. Sileo to our professional staff.
» Active Release Technique
» Pregnancy and Chiropractic
» Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
» Nutrition For Osteoporosis
» Chiropractic Care as First Choice in Pain Management
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» Back Surgery May Backfire on Patients in Pain
» New Study Sheds Further Light on the Risks of Opioid Use
» More Exercises Are Proving Helpful for Optimal Brain Health & Function

We would like to welcome Dr. Trisha A. Sileo to our professional staff.

 

We would like to welcome Dr. Trisha A. Sileo to our professional staff.


 

Dr. Trisha A. Sileo offers a functional approach to her patients for all musculoskeletal and sports injuries. As a former Division II collegiate soccer player, Dr. Sileo has reciecved many accolades including Rookie of the Year, All Conference in 2009, 2010, 2011 and a team captain. She was able to have this successful soccer career by using treatment including chiropractic care and nutrition. Dr. Sileo earned her doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic where she graduated magna cum laude and also obtained a Bachelors of Sciences in Biology from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Sileo strives to educate her patients on the underlying cause of their symptoms. She is consistently pursing new information and staying active in the American Chiropractic Association to provide the highest standard of care for her patients.

Author: O'keefe Chiropractic Center
Source: southjerseyspinaldecompression.com
Copyright: O'Keefe Chiropractic Center 2017


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Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

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

 

 

Author: Active Release Techniques
Source: www.activerelease.com
Copyright: Active Release Techniques 2010


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Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Chiropractic care has typically included the care of pregnant patients to assure the patient a comfortable pregnancy and to help facilitate an uncomplicated labor and delivery. Clinical studies on chiropractic care during pregnancy found relief from back pain during pregnancy in 84% of cases. Chiropractic evaluation and treatment during pregnancy may be considered a safe and effective means of treating common musculoskeletal symptoms that affect pregnant patients.

For more information, please visit: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

 

 

 

 

Author: Cara L. Borggren DC
Source: Journal of Chirporactic Medicine
Copyright: Elsevier Inc. 2017


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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

If you have lasting back pain and other related symptoms, you know how disruptive to your life it can be. You may be unable to think of little else except finding relief. Some people turn to spinal decompression therapy -- either surgical or nonsurgical. Here's what you need to know to help decide whether it might be right for you.


What Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

For more information, please visit: www.webmd.com
Nutrition for the disk: Disk Flex

 

Author: WebMD
Source: www.webmd.com
Copyright: WebMD, LLC. 2005


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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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Accutrition Osteoporosis Protocal

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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New Study Sheds Further Light on the Risks of Opioid Use

As you have probably heard, the country is currently in the grips of a massive opioid epidemic. In 2010, 16,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose. That was four times as many as in 1999. By 2015, that number had nearly tripled to 52,000 deaths. The death toll continues to rise. This problem is formally recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services. This past March, the governor of Maryland even went so far as to declare a State of Emergency because of the problemís severity. While the epidemic is full of complexity, one factor certainly playing a role in its growth is that these powerful medications are prescribed to many patients after only minor operations.†

Factors That May Lead to Opioid Abuse

According to a recent study, patients are equally likely to become chronic opioid users after minor operations as they are following major ones. Among people who are prescribed opioids for reasons unrelated to surgery, only 0.4% will develop a problem. After a major surgery, the rate is 6.5%. However, that is only slightly higher than the rate for patients who have had minor operations, which is 5.9%. A better identifier for who will become a chronic user seems to be the personís history with chronic pain. Those who became addicted to opioids after any type of surgery were 50% more likely to have previously suffered from arthritis or chronic back pain. Smoking also played a role. Smokers were 34% more likely to abuse opioids they were prescribed following surgery. For those who had preexisting substance or alcohol use problems, the odds of becoming addicted were also 34% higher.† These factors have led many experts to call for better screening practices before opioids are prescribed.††

Donít Risk Becoming a Victim of the Opioid Epidemic

No one plans to become addicted to opioids, but when you combine the strength of these drugs and the pain people are often in when they begin taking them, itís not hard to see how we got to a crisis. It also shouldnít come as too much of a surprise that people with chronic back pain are especially susceptible to becoming addicted. The pain can be so severe that patients will accept just about any fate if it means some kind of relief. Fortunately, if you experience pain, your local chiropractor may be able to help. Their noninvasive treatments can be quick, are often highly effective, and importantly donít involve the use of prescription medications. In fact, some patients feel better than they have in years after just one adjustment. Call your local chiropractor today if youíre suffering from pain that wonít seem to go away.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Surgery, online April 12, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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More Exercises Are Proving Helpful for Optimal Brain Health & Function

How can you boost brain power? Itís an important question to ask, especially with the rise of dementia and Alzheimerís diseases. Is there really anything that can be done to achieve optimal brain health in an effort to ward off these debilitating diseases? Indeed there is! Reuters recently reported on a study that found more and more physical exercises are proving useful for brain health. Tai Chi seems to dominate the cognitive function category. But theyíre definitely not alone Ė which is great news for people who like activities that are more energetic. A variety of strength training and aerobic exercises have been shown to slow cognitive decline in adults over the age of 50. Neurons in the brain fire whenever people are engaged in a form of physical activity. Even something like walking regularly can have a profound effect on brain function. The neurons in the brain fire whenever people have to balance and contract their muscles. Not only does the rapid firing help the body to perform these functions even better, they keep the brain active and healthy. The Harvard Health Blog recommends walking at the very least. If people arenít into that, they can try:

  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Tennis
  • Aerobics Classes

 

And even hiring a personal trainer. The goal here is not so much what type of physical activity a person engages in, but the regularity in which they do it. Exercising at least three days a week is a good start for achieving optimal brain health.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine, online April 24, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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