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» When Can Probiotics Help?
» A Multi-Tier Approach to Back Pain Treatment in Medford
» How Chiropractic Offers an Effective Natural Headache Treatment
» 8 Signs You Need Whiplash Treatment After a Car Accident
» National Chiropractic Health Month
» Spinal Hygiene for Back Pain Prevention
» Can Spinal Decompression Help Me?
» Sleep and Weight Loss
» Power-Off to Sleep
» Health Benefits of Fish Oil (Omega 3 Fatty Acids)

When Can Probiotics Help?

 

When Can Probiotics Help?

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As probiotics have become more popular, researchers continue to study these "good" bacteria. Results show they can help with digestive problems as well as other health problems that range from eczema to children's colds.

These natural microbes can be found in foods like yogurt as well as supplements that come in pills, capsules, powders, and liquids. Choosing which supplement to buy is important. They carry different strains of bacteria, and each is thought to have different effects on your health.

In 2008, an expert panel at Yale University reviewed research and graded various strains of probiotics for how well they work against certain health problems. They added to their findings in 2012. These are some of the conditions that scored the highest for treatment with probiotics.

- Childhood Diarrhea
- Diarrhea From Antibiotics
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Pouchitis and Ulcerative       Colitis)
- Eczema
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis

 

For More Information Please Visit: https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/probiotics-benefits#1 

Author: Mary Jo DiLonardo
Source: WebMD
Copyright: WebMD 2014


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A Multi-Tier Approach to Back Pain Treatment in Medford

A Multi-Tier Approach to Back Pain Treatment in Medford

Back pain isn’t anything to take lightly.

Left untreated, back pain won’t go away – it will just get progressively worse.

Up to 80% of people in the developed world will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives.

However, masking pain with Motrin or dangerous narcotics is not the answer. Chiropractic supplies a comprehensive back pain treatment in Medford that targets pain at its source to provide long-term relief.

Treating Back Pain at Its Source

At O’Keefe Chiropractic Center, we know the first step towards treating back pain is finding what’s causing it. We start with a comprehensive medical history and thorough examination. Your doctor will also order x-rays and even MRIs, if appropriate.

Once your doctor has a solid understanding of your back injury, he can develop a personalized treatment plan to heal your spine and prevent future injuries.

Taking the time to understand your medical history and the extent of spinal damage helps our doctors create the most effective treatment plan.

Comprehensive Back Pain Treatment in Medford, NJ

Our doctors at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center use a broad range of techniques and therapies to develop a customized and multi-tiered plan for reducing short-term pain and preventing it from returning.

  • Active Release Therapy: When muscle and connective tissue becomes injured, scar tissue forms. ART breaks up these dense patches of scar tissue to improve mobility and range of motion.
  • DTS spinal decompression: Using a special table, your doctor will gently stretch your spine to relieve built-up pressure between your delicate vertebrae. Spinal decompression is especially affective for bulging or herniated discs.

Your doctor may also recommend cold laser therapy depending on the extent of your injury.

Don’t let back pain become a fact of life. Request an appointment with our award-winning doctors today by calling 609-654-4299.

Author: ProfessionalPlanets.com
Source: ProfessionalPlanets.com
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com 2019


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How Chiropractic Offers an Effective Natural Headache Treatment

How Chiropractic Offers an Effective Natural Headache Treatment

Headaches are one of the most common nervous system disorders globally.

In the United States, one-in-six people suffers from a migraine or debilitating headache at least once every three months. For women and indigenous people, severe headaches are even more common.

Frequent headaches can seriously impact your quality of life through physical pain, lost time with friends and family, and loss of income from missing work.

Fortunately, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, effective, and completely natural headache treatment.

Targeting Your Headaches at Their Source

Your doctor at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center will start by conducting a thorough examination and learning about your headache history. X-rays are important to look for any damage in your cervical spine (neck) and your doctor may also order an MRI if it seems appropriate.

Although scientists have identified over 300 types of headaches, most are the result of tension or an imbalance in your central nervous system. Tense muscles and ligaments, pinched nerves, bulging discs, or damage in your neck can all lead to chronic headaches.

A comprehensive exam ensures that your doctor can develop a personalized treatment plan to target your headaches at their source.

A Multi-Tiered Natural Headache Treatment for Patients in Medford and Marlton, NJ

Your doctor will create a completely unique treatment plan to relieve tension, improve range of motion, and help your neck heal from injuries.

  • Chiropractic: Gentle adjustments and spinal manipulations to help realign the spine.
  • Non-surgical spinal decompression: Using a special table, your doctor will gradually stretch your spine to relieve pressure and tension between the vertebrae.
  • Home exercise plans: These aren’t your typical exercises. Your doctor will recommend daily at-home physical therapy exercises to strengthen and stretch your neck and support long-term recovery.

Dr. Michael J. O’Keefe and Dr. James S. Osenenko, have decades of experience helping patients recover from chronic headaches.

Don’t accept headaches as a part of life. Request an appointment at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center today by calling 609-654-4299.

Author: ProfessionalPlanets.com
Source: ProfessionalPlanets.com
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com 2019


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8 Signs You Need Whiplash Treatment After a Car Accident

8 Signs You Need Whiplash Treatment After a Car Accident

You might be a perfect driver, but you can’t control how other drivers behave.

Every year, over 60,000 people are injured on New Jersey roads in car accidents.

Even if you “feel fine,” it’s still important to see a qualified chiropractor for an evaluation and whiplash treatment for spinal injuries after an accident.

8 Signs of Whiplash You Shouldn’t Ignore

The symptoms of whiplash are often so subtle that you may not notice them.

  1. Neck pain or stiffness that gets worse with movement
  2. Frequent headaches that start at the base of your head and neck
  3. Tingling or numb sensation in your arms or hands (due to a neck injury)
  4. Sore muscles in your shoulders or neck
  5. Dizziness or blurred vision
  6. Ringing in your ears
  7. Sleeping problems
  8. Memory loss or problems concentrating

Some symptoms overlap with that of a traumatic brain injury so prompt treatment is important.

Comprehensive Auto Injury and Whiplash Treatment in Medford and Marlton, NJ

In many cases, the injuries to your spine from whiplash are so small that an x-ray won’t even pick them up. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t wreak havoc on your musculoskeletal health.

That’s why prompt and proactive chiropractic treatment is crucial: It helps to restore your mobility and reduce tension following an accident, so problems don’t arise. Plus, most insurance plans cover chiropractic care for auto injuries and even if you don’t have insurance, chiropractic care is often affordable.

Your doctor at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center will take x-rays and ask questions about your symptoms. From there, he’ll develop a personalized treatment plan. Most plans include gentle adjustments. However, your doctor may also recommend cold laser therapy or spinal decompression depending on the damage.

Experience the compassionate and knowledgeable care from our award-winning doctors. Request an appointment at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center by calling 609-654-4299.

Author: ProfessionalPlanets.com
Source: ProfessionalPlanets.com
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com 2019


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National Chiropractic Health Month

National Chiropractic

Health Month

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"Improving bone, muscle and joint health is a smart way to live healthier and actively now and into the future. Nurturing MSK health begins with good nutrition, adequate hydration and healthy habits such as regular rest and physical activity. Prevention is also key; we can reduce the risk of pain and injury by improving our posture and movement techniques as well the ergonomics of our work and home environments."

 

For more information please visit: https://www.acatoday.org/Education-Events/National-Chiropractic-Health-Month/Patient-Resources

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: American Chiropractic Association
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2019


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Spinal Hygiene for Back Pain Prevention

Spinal Hygiene for

Back Pain Prevention

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"Back pain is a fact of life for many people. Research shows that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point during their lives. It is also the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Sometimes back pain is sharp and intense, caused by a wrong move or an injury, and heals in a few days or weeks. Others experience back pain as a chronic condition, seriously altering their ability to work and enjoy time with family, friends and other leisure activities—leading to depression in some cases. A recent global survey of health conditions identified back pain as the single most disabling condition worldwide."

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.acatoday.org/patients/health-wellness-information/back-pain-prevention

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: American Chiropractic Association
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2019


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Can Spinal Decompression Help Me?

Can Spinal Decompression

Help Me?

Medication for pain management is helpful when treating back pain. However, it does not correct the cause of the pain. Spinal decompression therapy addresses the cause of the pain by relieving disc pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. The relief of pressure on the spine and nerves helps to relieve spasm and pain. It also helps to improve range of motion. 
A pinched nerve in the neck (cervical spine) can cause pain in the neck and arms.
A pinched nerve in the lower back (lumbar spine) can cause pain in the back and legs (sciatica). 
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"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: https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/spinal-decompression-therapy-surgical-nonsurgical#1

Author: WebMD
Source: WebMD LLC.
Copyright: WebMD LLC. 2019


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Sleep and Weight Loss

Sleep and Weight Loss

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"It's true: Being short on sleep can really affect your weight. While you weren't sleeping, your body cooked up a perfect recipe for weight gain."

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.webmd.com/diet/sleep-and-weight-loss#1

Author: WebMD
Source: WebMD LLC.
Copyright: WebMD, LLC. 2019


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Power-Off to Sleep

Power-Off to Sleep

Accutrition

"The proprietary blend in Power Off contains extensively studied ingredients designed to promote relaxation, sleep, and brain health. Nano-GABA is a specially engineered, highly absorbable form of GABA made specifically for Power Off. Nano-GABA supports the VLPO, where the neurons responsible for sleep are located, to promote sleep and relaxation. The Power Off Proprietary blend includes small doses of Magnolia Bark extract, California Poppy, and Melatonin to aid sleep. Unlike other sleep supplements, Power Off uses low dose Melatonin to avoid making you feel drowsy and groggy the next day. Instead, Power Off features more 5-HTP, a precursor to both serotonin and melatonin, to encourage the body to naturally produce more melatonin."

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.accutrition.com/power-off-sleep-supplement-60-capsules.html

Author: Accutrition
Source: Accutrition Nutritional Consultants
Copyright: Accutrition Nutritional Consultants 2019


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Health Benefits of Fish Oil (Omega 3 Fatty Acids)

Health Benefits of Fish Oil

(Omega 3 Fatty Acids) 

 
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"Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important. They have many powerful health benefits for your body and brain. In fact, few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids... Osteoporosis and arthritis are two common disorders that affect your skeletal system. Studies indicate that omega-3s can improve bone strength by boosting the amount of calcium in your bones, which should lead to a reduced risk of osteoporosis. Omega-3s may also treat arthritis. Patients taking omega-3 supplements have reported reduced joint pain and increased grip strength."

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-health-benefits-of-omega-3

Author: Healthline
Source: Healthline Media
Copyright: Freydis Hjalmarsdottir, MS 2019


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