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December 2016 Health Newsletter


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» Nutritional Approaches for Beating Osteoporosis
» Magnesium
» Peak soil: Why Nutrition is Disappearing From Our Food
» Chiropractic Care as First Choice in Pain Management
» Back Pain and Chiropractic Care
» 5 Tips For Keeping Your Spine Healthy
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» Back Surgery May Backfire on Patients in Pain
» Movement and Inactivity: The Role They Play In Blood Glucose Levels

Nutritional Approaches for Beating Osteoporosis

Nutritional Approaches for Beating Osteoporosis

With new studies showing that long-term use of osteoporosis medications like Fosamax offer no continuing benefit after five years, people are wondering what to do to improve their bone density.

And a lot of people should wonder. Thirty-five million American women and 17 million men have low bone density: thinning, weakening and breakable bones. One out of two women will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.

The good news is that there are excellent nutritional approaches that dramatically and safely increase bone density (and health), and help prevent osteoporosis.

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

 

 

Author: Jacob Teitelbaum MD
Source: www.psychologytoday.com
Copyright: Sussex Publishers, LLC 1991


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Magnesium

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that's crucial to the body's function. Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady.

Experts say that many people in the U.S. aren't eating enough foods with magnesium. Adults who consume less than the recommended amount of magnesium are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers. Inflammation, in turn, has been associated with major health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Also, low magnesium appears to be a risk factor for osteoporosis.

To order Magnesium Supplements, please visit: https://www.accutrition.com
To order calcium Magnesium, please visit: https://www.accutrition.com
For more information, please visit: http://www.webmd.com

 

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


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Peak soil: Why Nutrition is Disappearing From Our Food

Peak soil: Why nutrition is disappearing from our food

The fountain of youth may be made of dirt.

So supposes Steve Solomon in The Intelligent Gardner: Growing Nutrient-Dense Food. He asserts that most people could "live past age 100, die with all their original teeth, up to their final weeks, and this could all happen if only we fertilize all our food crops differently." It's a bold statement, but mounting evidence suggests that remineralization could be the definitive solution to our nutrient-light diet.

For more information, please visit: http://theweek.com

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Author: Monica Nickelsburg
Source: www.theweek.com
Copyright: The Week Publications, Inc. 2016


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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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Back Pain and Chiropractic Care

Back Pain and Chiropractic Care

Although doctors of chiropractic (DCs) treat more than just back pain, many patients initially visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.

Used primarily by DCs for the past century, spinal manipulation has been largely ignored by most others in the health care community until recently. Now, with today's growing emphasis on treatment and cost effectiveness, spinal manipulation is receiving more widespread attention.

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

 

Author: ACA Authors
Source: www.acatoday.org
Copyright: Copyright American Chiropractic Association 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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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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Movement and Inactivity: The Role They Play In Blood Glucose Levels

It's been said that living a sedentary life can be just as detrimental to one's health as smoking. Watching TV, sitting behind a desk all day, or simply failing to get adequate exercise can increase blood pressure, mortality rates, cholesterol levels, and the likelihood of obesity. Recent reports also prove that inactivity can have a major impact on a person's blood glucose levels. Doctors at the University of Missouri have evaluated how inactivity impacts blood glucose levels. First, they had the volunteers walk an average of 5,000 steps per day for three days. Then, for another three days, volunteers stopped walking and used elevators and escalators more often.  In Phase I, the subjects had consistent glucose levels throughout the day. However, in Phase II, the glucose levels significantly spiked during periods of inactivity.  Inconsistencies and spikes in glucose levels are key contributors to the development of type II diabetes. The American College of Sports Medicine took this study to the next level. They compared the following three activities:

  • Standing: Glucose levels are 5 to 12 percent lower when standing as opposed to sitting.
  • Walking: These levels were reduced even more when a person started walking during the day. They lowered by 24 percent.
  • Cycling: Cycling lowered the glucose levels even more; they were down by 44 percent.
Clearly, staying active throughout the day can reduce one's risk of type II diabetes. Chiropractors are holistic practitioners—they care about the whole person. That is why they offer dietary and lifestyle recommendations to their patients. Their goal is to be a pillar of support to patients who want to live a healthy life.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, online July 27, 2016.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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