Archive for March, 2010

What we know about… Easing Back Pain? More Exercise Or Less? Weights Or Aerobics? New Studies Shed Light On These Questions And More… How top athletes trigger anti-aging effects at the cellular level, and can the Wii Fit® video game help your family get fit?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Let’s start this article with an amazing display of some incredible psychic powers. How, you ask? I’ll tell you something about yourself, even if we have never met. Are you ready? Ok, here it goes: You have suffered from back pain. And, not only have you suffered from back pain, your back pain has been a problem for quite a while and you are afraid it will stick with you for the rest of your life.

Pretty accurate statement… isn’t it? Of course it’s accurate – but it has nothing to do with psychic powers. Although “psychics” use this very technique to…

Fool People Every Day!

What you have just read is a truism. A truism is something that is true for a majority of people. In this case, statistics show 80% of people in North America will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Not only that, for 85% of these back pain sufferers, the pain will be chronic. That being said, there are things you can do to ease and possibly relieve back pain so you are not just another statistic.

One thing, of course, is Chiropractic care. Studies have shown Chiropractic care to be effective (and cost effective) in the treatment of many cases of back pain and it is clearly a great option for many back pain sufferers.

It is wise for back pain sufferers to consult a Chiropractor to find out if Chiropractic care can help and to see what their options are. Besides Chiropractic, recent research reveals some important things about easing back pain you probably do not know – but should you use…

Weights Or Aerobics To Ease Back Pain?

“People who use weight training to ease their low back pain are better off than those who choose other forms of exercise such as jogging, according to a University of Alberta study”, as reported in a December 16, 2009 article in Science Daily. “The study, done in conjunction with the

University of Regina, showed a 60 percent improvement in pain and function levels for people with chronic backaches who took part in a 16-week exercise program of resistance training using dumbbells, barbells and other load-bearing exercise equipment. “In contrast, people who chose aerobic training such as jogging, walking on a treadmill, or using an elliptical machine to ease their back pain only experienced a 12 percent improvement, said RobertnKell, an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus.” Researchers believe they achieve better pain management results with resistance training because they are using a whole body approach. On the contrary, aerobics training generally works just the lower body.

More Exercise Or Less?

According to a University of Alberta study, if you suffer with low back pain, you should exercise MORE, not less. In the study, 240 men and women with chronic back pain who exercised four days a week had 28% less pain and 36% less disability, while those who exercised two or three days a week did not see this change.

Amazing what a day or two in the gym can do, isn’t it? The study showed working with WEIGHTS four days a week provided the greatest amount of pain relief and quality of life improvement. An important note: “Working with weights” is a very relative term. Before you start any exercise program, you should see a qualified doctor for a preworkout examination. And, all workouts should be designed to suite your individual case and needs. (We are trained to assist you in this.)

Now for some great benefits of exercise, besides your aching back…

How Athletes Stimulate An Anti-Aging Effect on The Cellular Level!

According to the Journal of the American Heart Association, new research shows exercise by professional athletes triggers anti-aging in heart muscle cells – which has a protective effect against aging of the cardiovascular system. In technical terms: Telomeres are DNA that protect the two ends of chromosomes from damage. Imagine the ends of a shoelace. The telomere is like the end of the shoelace that protects the lace from fraying; the end caps Telomeres have a shortening mechanism that limit the number of divisions a cell can undergo. This basically defines the life of the cell. Telomeres gradually shorten from cell division and this shortening leads to aging on the cellular level. The study found physical exercise by professional athletes leads to the activation of the enzyme telomerase.

Telomerase is important because it stabilizes telomere. Author of the study, Ulrich Laufs, says, “This is direct evidence of an anti-aging effect of physical exercise. Physical exercise could prevent the aging of the cardiovascular system, reflecting this molecular principle.”

The study examined 32 professional runners from the German National Track and Field Team. Their average age was 20 and their average running distance was 45 miles per week. The study also examined 51 year olds who had a history of continuous endurance exercise since youth, with an average running distance of 50 miles per week.

Will The Wii Fit® Video Game make your family “fit?”

Wii Fit® may be a lot of fun… but according to a newstudy – just having “fit” in the title doesn’t mean it has anything to do with actual fitness… at least for the entire family. A University of Mississippi study shows the game has little effect on family fitness. The study analyzed 8 families who had a Wii Fit for 3 months. The data showed the children had a significant increase in aerobic fitness, but none of the other fitness factors were increased and fitness was not increased for the family as a whole.

7 Steps To A Healthy Heart – American Heart Association Identifies Important Factors Leading To A Healthy Heart.

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Heart disease is the number one killer in America. The American Heart Association (AHA) says they have identified 7 steps to achieving a healthy heart. And, just like so many other important things in life – these “steps” may be “simple”… but they will not always be easy. Published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the AHA says ideal cardiovascular health for adults is defined by these health measures:

1) Never smoked or quit more than a year ago

2) A healthy body mass index (BMI), an estimate of body fat determined by a formula using weight and height

3) Physical activity, and more is better. (The new measure says at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise is necessary for ideal health, or 75 minutes weekly of vigorous physical activity)

4) Blood pressure below 120/80

5) Fasting blood glucose less than 100 milligrams/deciliter, a fasting measure of blood sugar level

6) Total cholesterol of less than 200 milligrams/deciliter

7) Eating a healthy diet. Healthy factors in a 2,000-calorie diet include: at least 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables per day; at least two 3.5 oz. servings of fish per week, preferably oily fish; at least three 1-ounce servings of fiber-rich whole grains per day; limiting sodium to less than 1,500 milligrams a day; and drinking no more than 36 ounces of sugar-sweetened beverages weekly.

The American Heart Association hopes a couple of great things happen if people follow these 7 steps: By 2020, Americans could have improved their cardiovascular health by 20%, and also reduce deaths from cardiovascular-related diseases and strokes by 20%. This would not only add many years to countless lives, it would dramatically alter the QUALITY of life. Here’s the amazing thing about the AHA’s “new” finding…It Is NOTHING NEW! I’m sure this is not the first time you been advised to eat a healthy diet, exercise, don’t smoke, don’t eat too much salt, and stay away from sugar. Barring abnormal genetics, it’s incredible how simple living a healthy life can be. The key is living up to your genetic potential. And living up to your genetic potential is NOT about fancy technology, wonder drugs or surgeries. All of these advancements may save lives ONCE YOU ARE SICK, but they have nothing to do with staying healthy. The key to living up to your genetic potential is doing all of these simple things consistently for the rest of your life. That’s where it gets a little tricky. It is easy to eat right, exercise, etc. for a few weeks or months. What is difficult is doing all the right things for years and years and years. But, it all starts with a decision. The decision to take charge of your health and life. And when you do that – anything is possible. Make your decision and take your first steps to true health today.

Did you know that in 1976, Dr. Chester Wilk and four other Chiropractors filed a lawsuit against the American Medical Association (AMA)?

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The suit claimed the American Medical Association (AMA) had participated for years in an illegal conspiracy to destroy Chiropractic.

On August 24, 1987, after endless wrangling in the courts, U.S. District Court judge Susan Getzendanner ruled the AMA had engaged in a “lengthy, systematic, successful and unlawful boycott” designed to restrict cooperation between MDs and Chiropractors in order to eliminate the profession of Chiropractic as a competitor in the United States health care system.

And here’s something interesting: During the case, the AMA took the stance of protecting patients. Chiropractors, however, showed the court Workmen’s Compensation Bureau studies validating Chiropractic care.

More specifically, studies comparing Chiropractic care to care by medical physicians were presented showing Chiropractors were “twice as effective as medical physicians, for comparable injuries, in returning injured workers to work at every level of injury severity.”

The settlement of the suit included an injunctive order in which the AMA was instructed to cease its efforts to restrict the professional association of chiropractors and AMA members. The AMA was also ordered to notify its 275,000 members of the court’s injunction. In addition, the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent out 440,000 separate notices to inform hospitals across the United States that the AHA has no objection to allowing chiropractic care in hospitals.

If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone.
The number of people who suffer from headaches every year is staggering.
And a large percentage of these headache are “tension-type” headaches. Another common type of headache is called “cervicogenic.”

This is important because a 2001 Duke University study showed Chiropractic care helped both these types of headaches both in headache frequency and severity. The study also showed Chiropractic care worked better than many other treatments.

Many headache sufferers have been helped by Chiropractic care.

If you’d like to see if we can help you like we have already helped so many others, just give us a call at 619-630-9153. Just tell the receptionist you read this letter and would like to see if we can help you with your headaches. She’ll set you up with our next appointment. And we will get you in ASAP if that’s what you want.

And don’t forget – if you have any family member or friends who suffer from headaches – give them this letter. We will do our best for you and all your loved ones!

References:

http://www.chiro.org/Wilk/

https://www.fcer.org/html/Research/DukeEvidenceReport.htm

YOU MAYBE A CANDIDATE FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR YOUR HEADACHES! FOR A FREE NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION CALL 619-630-9153.

Suffering From Headaches? End The Suffering.

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Headaches are one of the more common conditions that enter the offices of primary care physicians, including medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic. As you know, the standard medical treatment revolves around the use of pharmaceuticals and/or injections.
The standard chiropractic treatment approach includes manual therapies such as spinal manipulation or adjustments, manual or mechanical cervical traction, mobilization techniques, trigger point therapy, physiological therapeutics such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc., and nutritional counseling. While both approaches have pros and cons, there are far less negative side effects associated with the chiropractic treatment option.
There are many types of headaches, which can be generally classified as primary or secondary:
Primary Headaches: 1.Migraine; 2. Tension-type; 3. Cluster headaches. Secondary headaches occur because some other condition or injury is present such as after a car accident or slip and fall injury, due an infection, a sinus, jaw, and/or dental condition, a vascular injury such as stroke, a medication side effect, psychiatric disorder and others.
Find yourself frequently utilizing over-the-counter medications such as an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen: Advil, Nuprin; Naprosyn such as Aleve) or Tylenol,?
READ THIS…

It is probable that chiropractic approach will provide relief for your headaches. Frequently, with headache patients, the vertebrae in the upper neck lose their normal range of motion and the muscles that attach to the base of the skull become overly tight and squeeze or compress the nerves feeding into the head. This results in pain that radiates over the top or around the head, sometimes into the eyes. Conservative Gentle Chiropractic care restores the vertebral range of motion, which in turn reduces the muscle tension and subsequent nerve compression, resulting in a reduction of headache pain! If you’ve also noticed stiffness in your neck, then give us a call. We offer short term affordable relief care for your headache. Explore this option. There is no obligation to receive care. Our number is 619-630-9153

Sincerely,

New Century Spine Centers

Controversial Website Reveals The Shocking Truth About How To Eliminate YOUR Low Back Pain Once And For All!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

San Diego, CA – If you suffer from relentless and annoying pain in your lower back and you want to end it NOW – please continue reading this health bulletin. It may be the most important thing you read this year! Why is this? Finally, someone is speaking out and revealing to San Diego residents the shocking truth of getting rid of low back pain once and for all that many MDs and drug companies would prefer you never found out!
What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Low Back Pain CAN Hurt YOU!
If you’ve gone to your family or company doctor complaining of low back pain, you may have heard from your doctor, “You’re probably suffering from a sprain or strain and some bed rest and medication will take care of it.”
This is a sure sign that your doctor may not be the person to talk to if you really want to get out of pain fast!
You see, most MDs don’t have the training or experience to diagnose and treat the REAL cause of your low back pain. Not knowing what to look for will only result in ineffective treatments and you being in pain longer!
Dark Secrets Of Pain Medications Finally Revealed…
Taking any pain medication, whether it’s over the counter or prescription, will never cure you of low back pain! At best, these drugs will only offer 4-6 hours of
relief by sabotaging your body’s
ability to feel pain from your
lower back.
This puts you at risk in 2 ways:
1. Pain is your body’s way of keeping you from injuring your back even more. Take a pill and you’re disabling your body’s first line of defense. And, 2. Taking drugs, even aspirin, can have damaging and sometimes deadly effects on your stomach lining, kidneys, and liver.
So before you take another medication to help you with your pain, ask yourself this question: Are the risks (a chance at increased pain, and dangerous side effects) worth a measly 4-6 hours of numbed out pain?
Here’s Why Back Surgery Is Only 50-53% Effective…
If your doctor has suggested back surgery to relieve your pain, there is important information you simply MUST know! You see, many MDs don’t have the training to detect the root cause of all your pain.
If your doctor’s diagnosis is incorrect, how can a surgery which is performed under that diagnosis be helpful to you? This is why the vast majority of all low back surgeries are deemed unnecessary and will only offer temporary relief, if any at all.
World Famous Study Uncovers Startling Results…
In search of a safe, effective, and natural treatment for low back pain, a team of university scientists performed a double
blind study. One group received
the traditional treatment of drugs
that most MDs prescribe. The
other group tried a drug and
surgery free method that’s been tried and tested for over 100 years. Both groups reported they felt better after one month. Now, this is where it gets interesting…
University Scientists Discover The #1 Treatment To Eliminate YOUR Back Pain Is…
After a month, all treatments were discontinued. Immediately, the group receiving traditional care reported their pain had come back. The group that had received the natural, drug free treatment continued to report being pain free!
After a careful examination, it was discovered that this Natural Treatment Corrects The REAL Cause Of YOUR Pain!
Website at www.BackCareTreatment.com Reveals How To Eliminate Your Low Back Pain Quickly, Safely, And Easily Without Dangerous Drugs And Unnecessary Surgery!
If you are one of the millions of Americans who continue to suffer from low back pain then this treatment may be perfect for YOU! To learn more about this fascinating, state of the art treatment, please visit www.BackCareTreatment.com. Don’t live another day in pain, you don’t have to.