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May 2016 Health Newsletter


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» Support for Seasonal Allergies
» Probiotic for Seasonal Allergy Support
» Minnesota Twins Pitchers Opt for Chiropractic Care
» Back Pain Facts & Statistics
» Clinical Studies on the Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» Back Surgery May Backfire on Patients in Pain
» Natural Treatments for Back Pain Show Promising Results
» Sitting and Diabetes Linked by Inactivity

Support for Seasonal Allergies

Support for Seasonal Allergies

Aller-Essentials capsules have been designed to maintain healthy immune function in response to the environment. This supplement promotes healthy mast cell function‚ nasal function‚ histamine release‚ cytokine balance‚ and immune cell activity. This formula is made up of ingredients that may help improve your immune response.

For more information, please visit: https://www.accutrition.com/pure-encapsulations

Author: Accutrition Nutritional Consultants
Source: Accutrition/Pure Encapsulations
Copyright: Accutrition/Pure Encapsulations 2016


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Probiotic for Seasonal Allergy Support

Probiotic for Seasonal Allergy Support

A recent meta-analysis involving 9 randomized controlled trials has revealed that probiotics maintain healthy immune and nasal function.

For more information, please visit: https://www.accutrition.com/pure-encapsulations

Author: Accutrition Nutritional Consultants
Source: Accutrition/Pure Encapsulations
Copyright: Accutrition/Pure Encapsulations 2016


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Minnesota Twins Pitchers Opt for Chiropractic Care

Minnesota Twins Pitchers Opt for Chiropractic Care

 

Sometime after Kyle Gibson starts for the Minnesota Twins in their home opener Monday afternoon, the durable young right-hander will connect with perhaps the most important member of his support team this year: his chiropractor.
Gibson is still just 28, smack in the prime of his career, but there were times during the second half last season when his lower back started to bark at him. In early August in Toronto, for instance, he was shelled for eight earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings. “I had a problem in Toronto,” Gibson said. Two starts later at Yankee Stadium, his back tightened up on him again. He gave up six earned runs in five innings.
“There were a couple starts where I didn’t sit down in between innings,” Gibson said, “because if I sat down, my hips just got tight.”
Meanwhile, fellow Twins pitcher Trevor May, 26, was dealing with lower-back issues of his own. In May’s case, the additional pounding of making multiple relief appearances without much recovery time had caused issues with the hip and lower-back area of his left (landing) leg, as well.
May’s physical woes left him unavailable for days at a time while the Twins chased their first postseason berth since 2010. Massage and electronic stimulation could only do so much to keep May on the mound. Upon returning to Seattle this offseason, the yoga devotee decided to up the ante and visit a chiropractor weekly for hour-long sessions. This time, he began to see the benefits.

 

For the full article, please visit: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com

 

Author: Mike Berardino
Source: Duluth News Tribune
Copyright: Duluth News Tribune and Forum Communications Company 2016


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Back Pain Facts & Statistics

Back Pain Facts & Statistics

Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.

A few interesting facts about back pain:
  • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
  • Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
  • Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.
  • Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.
For the full article, please visit: ACAToday.org

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: American Chiropractic Association
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2016


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Clinical Studies on the Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy

Clinical Studies on the Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy

"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."

-C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, and Vera Borgmeyer, RN, MA. Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain. American Journal of Pain Management Vol. 7 No. 2 April 1997

"Serial MRI of 20 patients treated with the decompression table shows in our study up to 90% reduction of subligamentous nucleus herniation in 10 of 14. Some rehydration occurs detected by T2 and proton density signal increase. Torn annulus repair is seen in all."

-Eyerman, Edward MD. Simple pelvic traction gives inconsistent relief to herniated lumbar disc sufferers. Journal of Neuroimaging. Paper presented to the American Society of Neuroimaging, Orlando, Florida 2-26-98.

 

For the full article, please visit:www.lancasterspinalhealth.com

For more information on Spinal Decompression Therapy, please  visit: www.southjerseyspinaldecompression.com

Author: C. Norman Shealy; Eyerman, Edward
Source: www.lancasterspinalhealth.com
Copyright: www.lancasterspinalhealth.com 2015


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DTS Spinal Decompression

 

How Does DTS Spinal Decompression Work?

DTS Spinal Decompression provides relief to severe back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using the state-of-the-art DTS Spinal Decompression Unit. As the vertebrae are separated pressure is slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back inside thereby reducing the disc bulge or disc herniation. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and drastically reduces pain and disability. This “sucking” vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen, nutrients and fluid into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin.

The treatment motion is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless decompression of the injured spinal discs. Advanced DTS decompression techniques separate slowly and cycle between brief moments of pulling and relaxing (oscillation). This reduces protective muscle spasm that contributed to the poor success rate of outdated “traction” techniques. The DTS unit also incorporates advanced angulated elongation methods to target specific discs of the spine (for example: L5/S1 at the base of the spine). “Angulated Elongation” refers to the angle at which the healing decompression force is applied. This allows the treatment to rely less on brute force (separating multiple levels with high force) and more on finesse (using less decompressive force to focus on a single spinal segment) to rehabilitate individual spinal discs.

Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes and most people feel pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. It is important to remember however, that pain subsiding does not infer that your discs and spine are healed, so it's critical that patients stick with the treatment protocol prescribed by their practitioners in order to achieve the full value of the DTS Therapy.

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at reducing and even eliminating back and neck pain altogether. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating, low back or neck pain, you owe it to yourself to call our office today to make an appointment to see if you're a candidate for the DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy.

 

What are Doctors saying about Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?

"There is a place for surgery, but definitely not at the front line. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy should be a frontline treatment for chronic back pain patients suffering from bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome.

As a surgeon, I only want to do surgery when I absolutely have to. Spinal Decompression Therapy gives my patients a more conservative treatment option that can eliminate the need for surgery altogether, and that's a very good thing. Spinal Decompression Therapy also gives me a treatment option for those patients who have had surgery and have a relapse or experience a return of pain following surgery. It allows me to offer patients a key, non-surgical weapon in the war on back pain.”

Bernard Zeliger DO, FACOS, FAOAO, FICS

Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon

Founding Dean and Provost of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA

"As an interventional pain physician, I feel that Spinal Decompression Therapy has filled a void in our continuum of treatment for those patients suffering from back and neck pain associated with disc pathology. The majority of the other procedure I perform, such as injections and nerve blocks, treat the pain due to tissue and nerve irritation, which only reduce the patients' pain. My enthusiasm for Spinal decompression Therapy stems from the fact that it is the only therapy that scientifically attempts to heal and "rejuvenate" the discs. My personal experience with this non-invasive therapy is that qualified patients will show improvement within the first few treatments."

Juan J. Gargiulo MD -Southampton, NY East End Pain Management

"Neurologists like myself have long known that we should do everything possible to help our patients avoid back surgery. Now with Spinal decompression Therapy we finally have a very effective way to treat back pain without surgery. The vast majority of even our worst cases experience significant, long-lasting relief if they complete the entire treatment regimen. Anyone who says this is experimental doesn't know what they're talking about."

Orlando Maldonado MD -Bradenton, FL

"We have treated thousands of patients who have experienced long term, pain free healing because of decompression therapy. With non-surgical decompression we offer real modification of the patient's disc disease processes and rehabilitation of the neuropathic and mechanical symptoms, rather than just offering palliative care. I use it for myself and it is worth its weight in gold."

Phil Fisher DO, PhD -Barboursville, WV

 

Author: Wellness Chiro
Source: WellnessChiro.com
Copyright: Wellness Chiro 2015


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DTS Spinal Decompression

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 ...

Click here to watch the DTS video found on our homepage.



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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Natural Treatments for Back Pain Show Promising Results

It's easy in this modern age to jump right to drugs or surgery for stubborn back pain, but there are many other options to consider before going under the knife. Scientists from the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle tested two mind-body therapy techniques for the reduction of low back pain and found positive results. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy have both been shown to be helpful when patients don't respond to other therapies. In the study, 342 adults were split into three groups to either cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, or no therapy at all. For the two groups in therapy, more than half saw meaningful improvement to their pain. Though many may brush off these alternative treatments, an open-minded doctor could find that these methods may have some benefit for patients for whom nothing else works. Safe, natural care for back and spinal pain from natural therapies, including those provided by doctors of chiropractic, can be a new treatment option for many. These alternative natural therapies are not only effective, they have the benefit of virtually no side effects or recovery time, unlike standard treatments.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA, online March 22, 2016.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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Sitting and Diabetes Linked by Inactivity

Danish scientists recently found that time spent sitting is linked to developing type 2 diabetes, but generally only among people who are inactive or obese. Those who sit for more than 10 hours a day saw a 35 percent heightened risk of diabetes, but those who had a healthy weight and exercised saw that risk minimized, even with prolonged sitting. The risk of developing diabetes was completely eliminated when people moderately or vigorously exercised for at least 150 minutes per week. During the study period, those who sat for more than 10 hours a day were also more likely to be generally physically inactive, drink alcohol, smoke, and be overweight. So if you can't avoid sitting at work, there is evidence that getting a few hours of moderate exercise per week outside the office along with a healthy weight can protect you from developing type 2 diabetes. But there is still much to gain by breaking up your sitting time with short periods of movement. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, it's important to move your body often. Take breaks, walk around the office, and get exercise when you can. Reducing your level of sitting and adding more activity is a smart way to stay healthy for life.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine, online February 23, 2016.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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