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October 2016 Health Newsletter


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» Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?
» 12 Foods Nutritionists Won't Eat
» 5 Tips For Keeping Your Spine Healthy
» Clinical Studies on the Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» Back Surgery May Backfire on Patients in Pain
» New Findings on Acetaminophen and Pregnancy
» Can Your Mental Workload Affect Your Muscles?
» Unsafe Drinking Water: Millions of Americans Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

It would be overkill to say that the carrot you eat today has very little nutrition in it—especially compared to some of the other less healthy foods you likely also eat—but it is true that fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today.

For more information, please visit: https://www.scientificamerican.com

 

Author: Scientific American
Source: Scientificamerican.com
Copyright: Scientific American, A Division Of Nature America, INC. 2016


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12 Foods Nutritionists Won't Eat

12 Foods Nutritionists Won't Eat

Everyone splurges once in a while, even nutritionists. But these healthy eaters won't touch certain foods. We asked some of the most-famous nutritionists from around the country which foods they'd snub — you'll be shocked by some of their responses.

For more information, please visit: http://www.aol.com/article

 

 

Author: TOBY AMIDOR, M.S., R.D., CDN
Source: AOL.com
Copyright: AOL Inc. 2016


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5 Tips For Keeping Your Spine Healthy

5 Tips For Keeping Your Spine Healthy

Up to 90 percent of the entire American population will suffer spinal pain at some point in their lives. A little preventive effort could go a long way to reducing your chances of suffering from debilitating back pain.

“Nerves, muscles and ligaments from the spine provide support to your entire body,” says E. Kano Mayer, MD, Spine Specialist at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Spine Health. “That is why a healthy back is so important to your overall health.”

For more information, please visit: https://health.clevelandclinic.org

 

 

Author: E. Kano Mayer, MD
Source: https://health.clevelandclinic.org
Copyright: Cleveland Clinic 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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New Findings on Acetaminophen and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it's all about the healthy development of the mother and child. There is a host of medical providers and practitioners who focus on prenatal care through vitamins, check-ups, and health tips including what to avoid. It's no longer news that alcohol and tobacco are among the substances to avoid during pregnancy, but a new study suggests that acetaminophen, the active ingredient in certain painkillers, may be added to that list. Last month, a new study was published in JAMA Pediatrics that explored the relationship between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and childhood behavioral problems. These findings concluded that while further investigations are needed to clarify the relationship between the pain medication and abnormal fetal neurodevelopment, children appear to be more at-risk of developing behavioral problems if the mother took acetaminophen while pregnant. No matter the drug, healthcare providers suggest using the lowest effective dose or avoiding pain medications whenever possible during pregnancy. It is very common for women to experience pains during pregnancy. In fact, 50 percent or more of women experience back pain while pregnant. Physical and hormonal changes can cause pain leading to stress and anxiety both of which can negatively impact both the mother and the baby. But with new research suggesting that pain medications may lead to potentially serious side effects for fetal neurodevelopment, mothers may wonder what to do about their pain. Fortunately, doctors of chiropractic have a solution. Chiropractic care is a safe, gentle, and effective method of treating soft tissue and joint pains that arise during pregnancy. And as chiropractic treatment focuses on the source of pain rather than masking symptoms, doctors of chiropractic are important members of a pregnant mother's healthcare team to support her overall well-being both before and after childbirth.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(10):964-970. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1775
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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Can Your Mental Workload Affect Your Muscles?

It's no secret that hard manual labor can have an effect on the body. But a new study suggests there may be a connection between musculoskeletal disorders and mental workload, too. How does mental stress affect our bodies? Research published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics investigated bank workers' mental workload against pain throughout nine different musculoskeletal regions. The results demonstrated that the more subjective mental workload the employees experienced, the higher their musculoskeletal pain, particularly in the neck and back. Over time, we are beginning to understand the relationship between mental stress and musculoskeletal pain. Last year, a similar study was conducted on hospital nurses, revealing similar results, suggesting that increased mental stress leads to increased musculoskeletal pains. For doctors of chiropractic, this research highlights a philosophy that chiropractic care has always embraced: the importance of holistic care. Exceptional and effective chiropractic care relies on a comprehensive approach that sees the body as a complete entity. Through a multifaceted approach including physical therapy, spinal manipulation, massage, nutrition, and more, chiropractic care helps individuals manage both their pain and their lifestyle to improve and eliminate discomfort from the source. Particularly for those with mentally stressful jobs, good posture can be easy to forget about, for instance. Emphasis and instruction on proper techniques and form for employees who stand or sit at a computer for long periods of time is an excellent example of preventing musculoskeletal aches and pains from developing. By taking appropriate breaks and learning tips and methods for minimizing physical and mental stress at work, a doctor of chiropractic can help guide stressed out workers towards a holistic method of resolving their mental and physical fatigue.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Jul-Aug;39(6):420-6.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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Unsafe Drinking Water: Millions of Americans Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

There are three things humans need to survive: safe food, air and water. Unfortunately, with all of the pollutants in the environment, more and more people are being exposed to unsafe drinking water. A study conducted by Harvard researchers found that substances called PFASs (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances) are showing up in drinking water. PFASs are used in fabricating commercial and industrial products, as well as aqueous film-forming foams (used in fire fighter training). These toxic chemicals are produced at industrial sites, military and fire rescue training facilities, wastewater treatment plants and airports. Over six million people live close to such facilities and are at risk for exposure. PFASs have been linked to testicular and kidney cancers, obesity, and the disruption of hormones. Because of their small size, toxic chemicals can quickly accumulate in a childs body. Adults, on the other hand, need to be exposed to higher levels of toxins or exposed for longer periods of time before getting sick. Harvard researchers recently studied over 500 children, aged 13 years. They tested the concentration levels of PFASs, as well as tetanus and diphtheria antibodies. Children exposed to higher PFAS levels had a 25 percent decrease in antibodies. The theory is that PFASs interfere with a childs immune function and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines. The best option is to purchase and use a quality water filtration system in your home, and maintain and change your filters as recommended. Then, simply pack water with you wherever you go within a PBA-free container. If purchasing bottled water, ensure you safely recycle all your plastic water bottles.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives, online August 9, 2016.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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