Archive for April, 2012

Chiropractor Cracks The Back Pain Code With New Spinal Decompression Technology

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Countless doctors, chiropractors, and patients wonder what it really takes to get rid of back and neck pain. Is it really all about having the special technique, utilizing the right equipment, or is it just a matter of good old fashioned “luck”? Sometimes it’s a combination of all of these. As you walk into the door of New Century Spine Centers in San Diego, you really just get a feeling that this is the place that exceeds expectations when it comes to getting rid of sciatica and back pain. It’s a story that is written all over the faces of happy patients coming out of the treatment rooms. But what is it that makes this office so different compared to countless other chiropractic offices in San Diego? As one patient states, “I don’t want to give away what makes Dr. Pritsker such a popular choice as a doctor, you really just have to experience it for yourself.”

When asked what makes his treatment so successful, Dr. Pritsker simply answers, “I always think about what it is that people want and need and I give it to them. I just do what works, not what just sounds good” And that he does. With thousands of back-pain victims taking pain medication for many years and some resorting to surgery, Dr. Pritsker was the first chiropractor in San Diego to revolutionize back pain treatment by introducing a new state-of-the-art painless therapy that has shown success in even those individuals with the worst kind of back pain, such as disc bulges, arthritis, disc degeneration, disc herniations, and more. With Dr. Mike Pritsker’s introduction of spinal decompression therapy to San Diego residents, it’s everything one might hope to experience when wanting to finally get rid of torturous back pain and restore a pain-free, active lifestyle.

When the spinal decompression technology was first introduced by Dr. Michael Pritsker in San Diego, the word spread like wildfire and soon there was a waiting list to receive this treatment. At about that time, Channel 10 News picked up the story and it was aired during the evening news hour. During this news special, news anchor Carole LeBeau had an opportunity to try the spinal decompression machine for herself and admitted “it feels nice…like the way your back should feel.” Since then, this treatment for back and neck pain has successfully treated thousands of patients.

Dr. Michael Pritsker continues to provide new and advanced treatment technology to San Diego residents and beyond for the relief of pain associated with arthritis, spinal degeneration, sciatica, headaches, neck pain, disc bulges, back pain and more. He tries to make the treatment affordable to everyone and also accepts most insurance plans such as Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Kaiser, Optimum Health, and more. They offer various treatment options ranging from short term relief care to long term corrective care. The chiropractors of New Century Spine always put their patients first when it comes to healthcare.

In the past twelve years, Dr. Pritsker has treated thousands of patients suffering from back and neck pain and continues to stay ahead of other doctors by offering patients the most advanced non-invasive technology in the treatment of some of the worst cases of neck pain, leg pain, spinal stenosis, and back pain. More information can also be obtained by calling the toll free 24 hour recorded information hotline at 1-888-867-4951. With advances in back pain therapy, many people don’t have to live with pain any more.

Survey Says Chiropractic Outperforms Other Back Pain Treatment Options

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Visit www.backcaretreatment.comIf you have back pain you are probably old enough to remember Richard Dawson first yelling the “Survey Says” phrase on the popular 70s and 80s game show, The Family Feud. If not then it doesn’t matter. You just learned something interesting about American pop culture and game show history. So what does the survey really say? According to an August 9, 2011 article on chiroeco.com, “In a new survey, chiropractic outperformed all other back pain treatments including prescription and over-the-counter medications, deep-tissue massage, yoga, and Pilates.

According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), this news reinforces the use of conservative care options such as chiropractic care in San Diego as a first line of defense against pain. The survey, released by a leading consumer product rating and survey publisher in late July, found that 65 percent of those surveyed using chiropractic care for back pain said it helped a lot. Only 53 percent of respondents using prescription medications found them as helpful. “Additionally, about half of those surveyed who are using yoga or Pilates said those treatments helped a lot and only 28 percent of respondents using over-the-counter medications reported that they helped a lot.

“Current evidence-based guidelines support the use of conservative care such as chiropractic for conditions such as chronic lower back pain.” One serious eye-opener was that only 28% of respondents said over-the-counter medications helped a lot. It has been known for quite some time that common over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID) have serious side effects. One of these side effects is that an estimated 16,500 people die every year. Natural, conservative options like Chiropractic, deep tissue massage, yoga, and Pilates are most likely better and safer choices when it comes to relieving back pain.

Neck pain is also very common and it can make your life miserable. If you suffer from headaches there is a very good chance you suffer from a common type of headache called “cervicogenic headache.” This type of headache is caused by a problem in your neck. One way to tell you might suffer from cervicogenic headaches is to identify if any neck motions cause the headaches or increase their severity.

Also, take a good look at yourself in the mirror. Does your head tilt to one side? Is your head posture bad? In other words, does your head stick out in front of you instead of sitting back over your torso? You’ll probably need a trained eye (like your Chiropractor’s) to see that one. Chiropractors like the chiropractors at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego are trained to spot problems in the spine.

According to an “evidence report” published by Duke University researchers, “Cervical spinal manipulation was associated with improvement in headaches in two trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache. Manipulation appeared to result in immediate improvement in headache severity when used to treat episodes of cervicogenic (from the neck) headaches when compared with an attention-placebo control. Furthermore, when compared to soft-tissue therapies, a course of manipulation treatments resulted in sustained improvement in headache frequency and severity. However, among patients without a neck pain/dysfunction component to their headache syndrome – that is, patients with episodic or chronic tension-type headaches – the effectiveness of cervical spinal manipulation was less clear.”

Are Beck Belts Effective In Reducing Injury Claims

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Visit www.BackCareTreatment.comIf you’ve ever walked through a department or grocery store while employees were stocking the shelves or moving supplies, you’ve probably witnessed a back belt in action. Many employers recommend or require back belts to reduce employee injuries and injury claims.

But are back belts effective in preventing back injuries? Not according to a study in the December 6, 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In the largest study of its kind, incidence rates of workers’ compensation claims and six-month incidence rates of self-reported low back pain were gathered from 13,873 employees at 160 retail merchandise stores in 30 states. Eighty-nine stores required back belt use and 71 had a voluntary back-belt policy. All employees were interviewed at the study’s inception and again at a two-year follow-up.

Results showed that neither frequent back belt use nor a store policy requiring such use had any significant effect on back injury claim rates or self-reported back pain. Accounting for multiple risk factors, such as lifting frequency and/or a history of previous back injury, did not substantially alter these findings.

In 1998, a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey revealed that Americans suffered nearly 300,000 back injuries due to overexertion. This resulted in lost days from work. As this study shows, back belts probably aren’t the answer to this growing problem. Fortunately, there are other options, including sound advice and care from experts in dealing with back pain. To get more advice on back pain and how to prevent injuries, visit www.BackCareTreatment.com regularly for updated news and views on the subject.

Reference:
Wassell JT, Gardner LI, Landsittel DP, et al. A prospective study on back belts for prevention of back pain and injury. Journal of the American Medical Association, Dec. 6, 2000: Vol. 284, No. 21, pp2727-32.

Testosterone Reduction And Computer Laptop Use Showing Some Links

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Many patients in the city of San Diego come to New Century Spine Centers to see a chiropractor for their back pain from sitting at the computer for too long. But here’s another problem from sitting at the computer for too long that may not be related to your back. A November 8, 2010 article published by Reuter’s reports placing a laptop computer on your lap might be, “cooking your gonads.” According to the article, “It turns out, unsurprisingly, that sitting with a computer on your lap will crank up the temperature of your nether regions, which could affect sperm quality.”

Authors of a study in the journal of Fertility and Sterility, say the only way you can prevent this is by putting your laptop on a desk or somewhere besides your lap. Even using a lap pad, the temperature quickly rises above the acceptable range.

“Millions and millions of men are using laptops now, especially those in the reproductive age range,” said Dr. Yefim Sheynkin, a Urologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, who led the new study. “Within 10 or 15 minutes, their scrotal temperature is already above what we consider safe, but they don’t feel it,” he added.

On another interesting note, you won’t want to miss this one. There seems to be a television commercial about it every two minutes. It’s either Viagra or Cialis for “performance” issues, or the new buzz-word, “Low T” for low testosterone. Well, here’s something very important you should know about testosterone and sexual problems…

According to an October 29, 2010 Reuters Health article, authors of a new study say, “we need a lot less testosterone for sexual function than people think.” Dr. Frederick Wu, a hormone expert at the University of Manchester, is quoted as saying, “Most people with erectile problems do not have hormone problems, but often have blockage in their penis arteries.” They also state that very low levels of testosterone can cause a problem, but they are not sure what this level is.