Posts Tagged ‘pain management’

San Diego Chiropractic Care Techniques Are Offering Hope For Headache Victims

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
Dr. Mike Pritsker, a chiropractor at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego is offering new hope for people with terrible headaches and neck pain. Dr. Michael Pritsker uses a new Triton spinal decompression technology that is now available for the treatment of neck spasms, disc injuries, neck disc bulges, and headaches.
A large number Americans suffer from headaches. These can be tension headaches all the way to migraines and cluster headaches. Headaches can affect your physical state in such a way that it affects your activities of daily living and the way you function. Not only can headaches cause the actual pain in your head, but they can also cause other symptoms such as nausea, eye pain, fatigue, and sensitivity to light and sound. Many headaches are often treated with medication, which can only give short-term relief. Unfortunately, after the effect of the drug wears off, then you get to experience the same headache that you had before you took the medication. Sometimes you wonder whether there is a way to completely fix this problem totally, instead of just relying on these short-term drugs that only mask the symptoms.
So how does specialized chiropractic care and cervical spinal decompression help patients with headaches and migraines? Many times headaches can result from a misalignment of the spinal vertebrae in the neck and mid back. Sometimes the headaches can also be caused by damage in the neck to the disc structure. This misalignment can cause the muscles of the upper shoulder and neck to become tight. This combination of misaligned vertebrae and tight muscles can cause compression on nerves, which can then cause a headache.
Chiropractic treatment in San Diego for headaches involves realigning the vertebrae of the neck and upper back. Spinal decompression addresses the disc problem in the neck. By correcting the misalignment with proper chiropractic care, the neck and shoulder muscles can then relax and get rid of the pain. Correcting these issues can then relieve the pressure on the nerves, which can then relieve the headache. Chiropractic treatment can also involve treating the tight muscles with massage therapy or electronic muscle stimulation, which can further facilitate the relief of the headaches.
For those that suffer with long-term headaches or migraines, consistent chiropractic care can decrease the amount of episodes a person may suffer. Spinal decompression may fix the condition permanently. If there are nerves somewhere in the neck area that have been irritated or blocked for a long time, then they receive fewer and fewer stimuli as time goes on. Consistent chiropractic care by a professional specialized chiropractor can relieve the pressure on these nerves so that the migraine sufferer can get less and less attacks as time goes by. Eventually, the body will continue to maintain this corrected state, thus the problem is then fixed for the long-term.
Nothing is worse than having a terrible headache. Bad headaches are one of the most debilitating pains that someone can suffer. So if you are tired of just taking pills that only cause the symptoms to subside for a short time, then trying out new things like chiropractic and spinal decompression can be your best option. Finding a reliable chiropractor can be as quick as asking family or friends who they recommend. New Century Spine Centers is located in San Diego. They can be reached by calling 619-630-9153.headache pain

New Century Spine Centers In San Diego Launches New Pain Management Spinal Decompression Technology For Back Pain

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

New Century Spine Centers In San Diego Offers Revolutionary Back and Neck Pain Treatment with Spinal Decompression and Advanced Chiropractic Care rehab program.

An innovative new treatment performed by the chiropractors in San Diego at New Century Spine Centers is helping many victims of back pain. At a fraction of the cost of spinal surgery, Spinal Decompression Treatment is extremely safe, very effective, FDA cleared, and best of all, non-operative. Many patients describe the treatment as very safe and comfortable and the rehabilitation as very helpful in eliminating their back and neck pain forever.

Many baby boomers these days are feeling older, stiffer, slower and in more pain. People are suffering with stiff joints, back pain, knees ready to give out, and more. These same people in San Diego are finding a way to win the aging and back pain battle with a proven back pain management technology. Up until now, many people with back pain thought their only treatment option was drugs and surgery. That is no longer the case as new back pain treatment options are successfully fixing back problems.

New Century Spine Centers in San Diego is a conservative chiropractic and spinal therapy practice dedicated to pain relief from disc herniations, spinal stenosis, sciatica, disc bulges, pinched nerves, and muscle spasms. Information about treatment at New Century Spine Centers can be found at Back pain patients that come to see the chiropractors and staff know that they won’t be given long treatment plans or be asked to come forever if it’s not necessary. They focus on getting patients out of pain and functioning better as quickly as possible. DRX 9000 spinal decompression therapy is helping people live pain free and enjoy life. Since offering treatment for herniated and bulging discs with advanced spinal decompression DRX9000, ABS, Triton, and cold laser treatment procedures, the chiropractors have heard over and over things like “I can’t believe I was actually thinking about surgery because my doctor told me it was my only choice. Thanks to your treatment I am finally pain free. If it wasn’t for the news special they had about your treatment I never would have known about the treatment and probably still would be suffering today.”

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for certain types of chronic back and neck pain that works by slowly and gently stretching the spine, taking pressure off compressed discs and vertebrae. People with significant low back and neck pain, sciatica, lower and upper extremity pain, numbness and tingling are being helped by this procedure, often when medications, injections or back surgery have failed. The spinal decompression program at New Century Spine Centers has been successful in treating some of the following conditions:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bulging/herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica and radiating leg pain
  • Low back and neck pain

Damage or deterioration of the spinal disks due to wear and tear from age or by physical stress from car accidents results in severe back pain since pressure is put on the spinal cord or spinal nerves. Symptoms may include numbness or sharp pains, either near the site of the damaged disk or even down through the legs or arms. Other symptoms from back problems may include weakness, muscle spasms, balance problems, and poor posture.

Advantages of the advanced spinal decompression, cold laser, and spinal arthritis relief programs at New Century Spine Centers include:

  • Return to normal activities quickly
  • Almost 100% of patients stated they would recommend New Century facility
  • Non-surgical and drug free
  • Safe and painless procedures
  • Long term and permanent results
  • Advanced alternative to spinal surgery

The chiropractic doctors at New Century Spine Centers in Mission Valley are some of the most experienced chiropractors in the field of back pain management. One of the past chiropractors Dr. Michael Pritsker, DC has been featured extensively in the media for his revolutionary treatment procedures. Dr. Mike Pritsker shared his advanced back pain management procedures at New Century Spine Centers. Dr. Carissa Hang, DC utilizes some of the latest neck pain management procedures. Back pain victims from San Diego and across the globe travel thousands of miles just to experience pain relief by the New Century back pain relief program. The chiropractors at New Century set up a website where victims of back pain can receive a free video and report. Information can be obtained online at or by calling the toll free 24 hour recorded low back information line at 1-888-611-2042.Spinal decompression for back pain

Chiropractor Reveals How Some Exercise Programs Increase Pain And The New Spinal Decompression Treatment Available For Back Pain.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

New Year’s Exercise Resolution Programs To Lose Weight Can Leave People In Pain Due To Spinal Problems. Many Are Concerned To Start An Exercise Program Because Of Their Discouraging Back And Neck Pain.  Spinal decompression therapy and chiropractic care in San Diego may put an end to the back pain. Those forced to quit because of frustrating back pain are finding new relief.

The spinal doctors at the chiropractic office in San Diego have been successfully helping people get out of pain and back into the shape they’ve always dreamt about.  They’ve literally helped hundreds of people in San Diego and California solve their pain and get back on track. Some had suffered miserably for years.  Many back pain sufferers tried medical doctors, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, pain pills, and yoga. Many times, nothing seems to work.  Many had given up hope altogether until the back pain specialists at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego introduced the spinal decompression technology.  At, people with back pain can watch the latest videos to fix their condition and undergo pain management.

There is a very good reason why many former neck and back pain victims due to disc injury are calling spinal decompression the cure they’ve been looking for.  This amazing medical breakthrough is responsible for cracking the neck and back pain code for hundreds of former pain sufferers in San Diego and around the world. Many previous patients with back pain and sciatica have tried all sorts of treatments. Many were told that there is nothing that can be done for them and they are just going to have to live with the pain.

There are primarily seven options for the treatment of neck and back pain. The first of the options is medication and pain management.  Whether medication is taken over the counter or prescribed, it all works in a similar fashion. Medication may temporarily ease pain and inflammation in the tissues surrounding the discs, but because discs don’t get an independent blood supply, medications will do nothing to heal the cause of the pain.

Other available options for back and neck pain are massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy. Massage is effective with muscle pain and dysfunction, and in some cases massage may ease the pain temporarily. However, massage simply can do nothing to change the cause of the problem when it is due to damaged and degenerated discs. Acupuncture has some success helping several different types of pain, but offers no solution to the cause of disc pain. Sticking a needle into the skin will do nothing for a bulging disc. Physical therapy uses exercises, which are simply contraction of muscles. Contracting muscles around a bulging or herniated disc can actually make the bulge or herniation worse by creating more pressure on the disc and pushing the weakened and injured disc material further out toward the nerves making the problem worse.

Chiropractic is a treatment option that is incredibly successful with a multitude of conditions, especially neck or low back pain. In fact, studies show chiropractic to be a very effective treatment for conditions of neck or low back pain. When dealing with disc injuries however, chiropractic is best utilized together with spinal decompression therapy.

Spinal surgery is also a common procedure for disc problems, spinal stenosis and disc injuries. The 3 most common types of surgery for disc injury are discectomy, laminectomy, and fusion. A discectomy is when a surgeon takes a knife and cuts away the part of the disc that is bulging or herniating out pinching the nerves. In some cases this offers some short term relief as the physical pressure is temporarily off the nerves. The problem with this is the part of the disc that is cut out is the outer rings and this weakens the disc causing more problems. The pain returns because the problems were not addressed properly. A laminectomy is when the surgeon takes a tool and grinds the bone back away from the nerve. This may take pressure off the nerve itself. The problem is that bone grows back! Spinal fusion is another option for spinal stenosis but the results can be very poor.

One of the best known treatment options for facet syndrome, disc problems, pinched nerves, sciatica and spinal stenosis is drx 9000 spinal decompression therapy. Clinical Studies show FDA cleared, non-surgical, drugless, and non-invasive spinal decompression therapy to be a successful treatment procedure for back pain. A free video about spinal decompression can be requested at Spinal decompression therapy with chiropractic care targets the true cause of the pain.

Clinical studies have shown non-surgical spinal decompression to offer good or excellent relief in patients with herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. Studies have also showed reductions in disc herniations. Herniated discs were originally thought to be untreatable without surgery before the introduction of spinal decompression therapy and chiropractic care. With this new technology, many people are living pain free and enjoying life.

This advanced technology is available to eliminate back pain in San Diego once and for all. Spinal decompression therapy along with safe chiropractic care in San Diego relieves pain very quickly in many cases.  Conditions that are successfully treated with spinal decompression by spinal chiropractors are degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, herniated discs, bulging discs, back pain, sciatica, facet syndrome, neck pain, and headaches.

To learn more about spinal decompression therapy combined with safe and effective chiropractic care, those interested can contact the back specialists at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego at 619-630-9153. Spinal decompression should be considered when suffering from back pain. With this new advanced technology, many former back pain sufferers are living pain free.

Back Doctors In San Diego Utilize Spinal Decompression Therapy To Get Rid Of Back Pain

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Spinal decompression therapy is a type of nonsurgical spinal therapy that is also noninvasive. It is used to treat severe and chronic back pain that is a result from different types of spinal conditions. Some of these back pains are caused because of pressure that is exerted by an expanded spinal disc to the spinal nerves.

Back pain can also be a result of several arthritic issues. It turns out that there are many different health conditions that could be benefited from this type of treatment. Many patients find quick relief from this type of therapy.

Spinal decompression chiropractors in San Diego use spinal decompression therapy to treat various types of conditions. Of all the different types of conditions that spinal decompression therapy could help, a herniated and bulging disc is the most common. When the spinal disc is herniated, it exerts a lot of pressure on the spinal nerves; this health condition results in a lot of excruciating pain. The decompression treatment will relieve the pressure from the expanded or damaged disk and allows it to go back to its normal size.

Degenerative disc disease is another common condition that requires back treatment. Spinal bodies can be compressed when there is a loss of disc height. This is caused by spinal compression. When there is too much compression, the surrounding nerves can be constricted which leads to back pain. Spinal decompression therapy can help to alleviate the pressure on the degenerative discs, helping to alleviate the back.

Spinal decompression therapy treatment in San Diego is available at New Century Spine Centers. The chiropractors there are specialists in the treatment of back and neck pain. Spinal decompression helps pain from disc herniations, disc bulges, sciatica, facet syndrome, and disc degeneration. New Century Spine Centers can be reached at 619-630-9153. More videos and information can be found on their website at  Many people are living pain free due to this advanced technology.

The Holiday Effect On Fibromyalgia

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Anyone suffering from fibromyalgia knows how painful and depressing life can be.  At New Century Spine Centers in San Diego, fibromyalgia is a common ailment that many people come in for. Many fibromyalgia patients who come in for chiropractic care also know how misunderstood this condition can be. Until you suffer with fibromyalgia, it is difficult to really understand the true effects on a person.

But, with the help of modern research (and a little care and understanding) some doctors are starting to gain more and more knowledge about the causes, diagnosis and treatment. It is not a condition that is completely misunderstood anymore.

For example, in a 558 chronic pain patient study, the American College of Rheumatology found that they could accurately identify which patients had fibromyalgia, at an 88% accuracy level. This supports that fibromyalgia can be accurately diagnosed and may not be “all in your head” as many doctors previously thought.

It was also found that many people can have fibromyalgia with less than the previously required 11 tender points as long as they have widespread pain and many of these symptoms: fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, sleeping problems, chronic headache, jaw (TMJ) pain, memory problems, muscle pain, morning stiffness, menstrual cramping, numbness and tingling, dizziness, skin and chemical sensitivities.

Stress has long been theorized to be a major factor in fibromyalgia. And starting a new year and the upcoming holidays that come along with it is one of the most stressful times of the year.

Like all doctors’ offices, care may vary from office to office. So if you are looking for a Chiropractor who offers short term, affordable fibromyalgia care, or if you have questions, call New Century Chiropractic in San Diego. The chiropractors at New Century Spine Centers can help you get your life back on track and eliminate the pain and suffering associated with fibromyalgia. You can be seen immediately with no obligation to extensive treatment plans.

5 Common Mistakes When Thinking About Your Painful Experience.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

It would be safe to assume as a San Diego chiropractor that at one point or another you have had some type of ache in your body. This is a pretty secure assumption. I would bet that you have also had some kind of difficulty that was brought on by something very small. Let me give you an example to think about. You wake up in the morning and walk into the bathroom and as you go to squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube and you drop the lid on the floor. So you bend down to pick it up and zappo, lightning sharp ache shoots up your spine and back down again. You try to stand up straight but for some reason it feels like someone is pressing against your back causing you to hunch over and making it nearly impossible to straighten up.

Here’s another typical ache invoking experience. You rush out the door because you are late for your appointment. As you settle into the car you remember that you forgot your keys so you hurry back into the house retrieve them and return to the car. As you start the engine and turn your head to back out of the driveway…whammo, someone stuck you with a hot barbecue poker in the back of the neck causing you great difficulty to return your head to a normal position without feeling that searing ache that we all enjoy.

So it may not be a toothpaste lid or the turning of your head that provokes you to fall to your knees in anguish, but I am almost certain that you have experienced a similar type situation in which the action you performed such not have caused SO MUCH ACHE! There are a few different responses to this type of circumstances. Before we talk about those, let’s just get real philosophical for a moment.

If you were hanging out with Hippocrates right now at Starbucks sipping on a Latte and talking about life and science and the human experience, how do you think he would respond if you asked him if it was ordinary for the body to respond like yours did when you bent over to pick up that heavy toothpaste lid or when you whipped your head around to back the cart out of the dirt road. I would guess that he would first ask you what toothpaste was and then once that was cleared up he would tell you no. This is not a normal physiological response for your body to such a minimal action. The reaction does not equal the action. Okay, philosophy class being over let’s get back to how you would respond to this state of affairs. Here are 5 ordinary mistakes that I have observed from patients at the chiropractic office in San Diego who experience these types of situations.

1. I use a heating pad or I took a hot shower on the area and it felt great. I am not against heating pads or heat but here is the situation. When you have an acute injury you generally should not put heat on it. Heat opens up the blood vessels which are already engorged even more causing more swelling and fluid accumulation in the injured area. This will result in relaxation for up to 12 hours after heat use and then ache worse than the initial event after the trip to lala land has ended. There are exceptions but for the majority of people please resist the urge to use heat unless I’ve told otherwise.

2. I thought it would go away but it has been two to three weeks and the ache hasn’t stopped. Ouch, this one is not good! The real question from me to you is why you thought that the ache would go away. Let me give you a simple analogy. Pretend the oil light on your car goes on, would you continue driving until it went out and just assume that the problem went away. I hope not. This is the best analogy that I can think of to relate to the ache signal that your body is sending you. Don’t pretend there isn’t something wrong. Get to the cause of the problem. Come get adjusted by a chiropractor immediately or as soon as possible after the initial event.

3. I don’t know why this happened, I am totally healthy, and there is nothing wrong with me. This is my favorite one from males. Guys, we have to admit to some facts. Women are much better at taking care of themselves then we are. The reason is because they are willing to tell someone when they aren’t feeling well and then they try to get help for it. Generally speaking, men are much more willing to put up with little problems that they experience. This is not good in the long run. One little crisis + one little difficulty + one problem = One BIG PROBLEM. The proof is that women tend to live something like 4 years longer than men. Surprise, surprise, I wonder if we men just think Oh well we aren’t going to live as long anyways so why not just put up with what we got and die sooner. This is of course some faulty logic because if we did take care of ourselves we would live longer.

4. I know that I only need one or two adjustments and everything will be fine.  Just crack my back and I’ll be all better. The only man I know in history who performed one treatment on someone and they were fine was Jesus. I am not Jesus. I don’t know any chiropractors named Jesus. Normally when people tell me the chiropractor fixed them in one adjustment and I look in their files, or consult with the other chiropractors I see that they have been adjusted 4 times on the low end and 8-10 on the high end (normal, about 6 visits) for an acute problem. My goal is to see you out of ache as quickly as possible so that you can function normally, but my goals do not end there! This leads me to the next common mistake.

5. Not getting adjusted by a chiropractor regularly to prevent these occurrences in your life. Now I am not saying that if you get regular adjustments your life is going to be perfect. Life is not perfect. I myself get regular adjustments. I don’t stop getting adjusted all together because I know that if I didn’t get regular adjustments and a flare up occurred, it would be a lot worse than it normally is. Our bodies are not perfect but if we work preventatively to keep things moving and aligned throughout the course of our lives a lot of these irritating aches could be avoided.

The joints of your spine are some of the key messengers of your nervous system. If they are not working there is no way for you to know because you cannot see them. Ache is your only signal and by then a lot of times it is already too late. Chiropractors are trained to detect problems with these joints and help prevent the ache before it occurs. Waiting too long will only cause more serious problems.

Science has proven that nerve endings are all affected during a chiropractic adjustment. The goal of chiropractic adjustment is to get you out of pain first of all, but to keep you ache free and fully functioning is the main idea. Chiropractors want to work with you to develop a healthy body which is firing on all cylinders so that you have a nervous system which is quick, alert, strong and ready to fight off any problems that you might encounter throughout the day. This is what regular chiropractic adjustments do. They help keep your central nervous system strong and healthy and give you the ability to live a better quality of life as far as your health is concerned. My desire is that you would all experience life and health to the fullest. For more information, contact New Century Spine Centers in San Diego at 619-630-9153. You can be treated by the best chiropractors and spinal decompression specialists.

When Your Chiropractor Told You To Stand Up Straight, He Wasn’t Joking Around!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The latest information does not come from Grandma Smith’s Home Book of Healthy Remedies but from the most prestigious orthopedic journal in the world, Spine.  Three recent articles in this medical journal  (The Impact of Positive Sagittal Balance in Adult Spinal Deformity (Spine Journal), Spinal Kyphosis Causes Demyelination and Neuronal Loss in the Spinal Cord: A New Model of Kyphotic Deformity (Spine Journal) and A hypothesis of chronic back pain: ligament subfailure injuries lead to muscle control dysfunction (European Spine Journal) ) not only have a lot of big words in their titles but they confirm the concept that the shape of your spine determines the function of your body.

Now when we talk about shape, there are two things that need to be addressed.  Shape means having the correct curves in your spine from the side view and also means having joints that are mobile and full of flexibility.   The most interesting one for me is the one that talks about Sagittal Balance. The conclusions from the article were: There is a DETERIORATION of health status with progressive forward head [posture]. ALL measures of health status showed significantly poorer scores as [forward head posture increased]. Even MINOR forward head [posture] is DETRIMENTAL. The SEVERITY of Symptoms increases in a linear fashion with progressive increase of forward head [posture]. There was CLEAR evidence of INCREASED PAIN and DECREASED FUNCTION as the magnitude of forward head [posture] increased.
What does this mean for you?  It means your chiropractor knew more than you thought and maybe even more than the chiropractor thought!   Standing up correctly, ears over shoulders, shoulders over hips and hips over ankles will help you live a healthier life, with less pain and increased function of your entire body.
This is why our posture analysis is a great indicator of your health. It is extremely important to get your posture checked regularly to find out if there are any misalignments that need to be corrected. Don’t wait until the weekend or until you are retired or until you have enough money. Remember Spine, the most prestigious orthopedic journal in the world says it’s true so it must have some validity.
Back and neck pain can be devastating and will strike millions of victims this year. At New Century Spine Centers in San Diego, you can get a free consultation to feel better, be pain free, get motivated, and get excited to live life again almost immediately! Discover the secrets to finally stop living in pain, even if you’ve tried everything before!
New Century Spine Centers has treated thousands of patients in San Diego and across the globe for neck pain, low back pain, and leg pain, utilizing state of the art spinal decompression therapy, cold laser therapy, advanced New Century rehab and specialized chiropractic care. The top doctors at New Century chiropractic and spinal decompression centers specialize in the treatment of back pain and spinal disorders such as disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis and failed back surgeries. We also offer comprehensive treatment for personal injuries and treatment of car accident injuries.

Can Chiropractic Care Keep Your Brain From Shrinking?

Monday, July 26th, 2010
Can your chiropractic doctor keep your brain from shrinking? The Journal of Neuroscience brings sobering news to long-term back pain sufferers. Scientists found that even one year of long-term back pain can age the brain 10 to 20 years. 26 individuals with long-term, continuous pain of more than a year were compared with 26 healthy individuals. The researchers theorize that the stress of long-term pain causes “burnout shrinkage.” But that may not be a life sentence.
Shrinkage doesn’t always equal loss of brain cells and shrinkage may reverse once the long-term pain ends. Can chiropractic care reverse the damage? Chiropractic success with long-term conditions is well known. Apparently “learning to live with it” may cause serious long-term problems. If you know anyone with a long-term condition please advise them to explore chiropractic care first. Their pain and their brain will thank them for the relief.
Most of you know that there can be damaging effects to your brain from electromagnetic radiation, environmental pollution, toxic chemical additives to food and other chemicals added to the things we drink, but did you know that pain can cause your brain to shrink somewhat.  I have been contemplating this brain shrinkage phenomenon since I first read about it a while ago.  The conclusions I have come up with may astonish a lot of you.
Here they are (keep in mind that I am being sarcastic here to prove a point): 1) Because individuals tend to think that their pain will “eventually go away by itself” (if only I had a dollar for every time I heard this), I suppose that the logic explanation for the reason that the pain eventually goes away is that part of our brain just disappeared. 2) If pain causes our brains to shrink it would probably be a good thing for those of us who are quite knowledgeable on every subject known to mankind (i.e. smarty pants) to be in pain every once in a while in order to give the other individuals around us a chance to keep up with us. 3) It may be beneficial to most of us that we only use a minor percentage of our brain’s capacity to engage in our daily activities (the myth that we use only 10% of our brains is exactly that, a myth).  But this could mean that most of us have lots of brains to spare so if we ever get into pain and start to lose our brains, we shouldn’t have much of a problem. 4) Some of us have been told that we have “swollen heads”, pain every once in a while might help our heads to shrink slightly, allowing us more easy passage through doorways and getting in and out of cars, we would also be less of an obstruction for the individuals behind us at the movie theatre.  5) Long-term pain could allow us to have that constant light headed feeling that some long distance runners strive for because our heads would literally be lighter.  This would also help our posture because a lighter head would be easier to keep upright.  Less forward head leaning with the reduction in weight makes for a better posture.
Well I hope you get the big idea that having a smaller brain is not a good thing or should I say avoiding pain is a good thing!  I have found that the best way to avoid ache is to be proactive about your health.  When my patients ask me how often they should come in to get adjusted I recommend at least one time per month to get checked and adjusted.  I personally try to get adjusted once per week and I believe that it helps prevent a lot of problems with my health that I would have otherwise developed.
So here is my official position on how often you need to be coming in to get adjusted.  If you do not have acute pain due to some unfortunate incident you should be coming in once per month.  I look forward to seeing you and helping you maintain your hat size for the duration of your life. New Century Spine Centers is located in San Diego in Mission Valley and can be reached at 619-630-9153.

Could Improper Computer Use Be The Cause Of Your Back Pain?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Chiropractors in San Diego are revealing how computer use may be the cause of your back pain. Computers can be a great tool. You can investigate the complete cheapest cost on a new Iphone, take a practical visit of a resort halfway crosswise the country or keep in touch with far-away relatives all with the snap of a button. The power of computers is only getting superior and better. And the more authoritative they get, they more time we use with them, for labor and for enjoyment. I mean, is there really any place in your life you don’t use a processor in some way?

While computer systems can make renewing over library books or filling your tax returns easy, there is one large problem. Regrettably, our body was not intended to sit in a chair with our hands propped up while we stare at a shining screen. Extended time at the keyboard can give rise to some rather malicious ailments and injury.

Low back ache is a very common ailment that occurs from central processing unit use. Using the incorrect type of chair at the mainframe is usually the culprit here – either that or not taking the time to correctly adjusts it. If you have unfortunate position when sitting this can also create an uneven distribution of weight on your spine, which leads to soreness. Another reason is an inappropriately configured desk setup. For example, do you find yourself leaning and stretching without cause as you labor?

Do you find yourself repeatedly looking up and down referencing a document when you’re at the computer? If so this may be the cause of your pain. Shoulder and neck pain can be another problem. Another killer when it comes to shoulder and neck pain is using a phone wedged into the side of your neck. Spend the couple of bucks on a hands-free headset – its well worth it!

How about hurting knees and buttocks? Believe it or not, the most common cause of hurting knees and buttocks here is just sitting on your butt way too long! Your body doesn’t like that position. If you specifically suffer from knee pain, it’s usually causes by sitting in a chair that is too high, which leaves your feet dangling and unsupported. Poor lumbar support can make the problem even worse.

The position of your mouse and computer chair also plays a critical factor. Monitor glare is the enemy for eye strain. Whether it’s artificial light or sunlight being reflected off your monitor screen, glare can cause some serious pain. Try rearranging your workspace if you regularly experience eye strain. Where do you rest your wrists when you type? Resting your wrists on a hard or uncomfortable edge can definitely be the cause of hand pain.

So how do you overcome computer soreness? One of the simplest and greatest actions is to just take regular breaks during the day. This certainly sounds easy, but it works like a charm. Let’s face it – when most of us get sucked into our computer, we don’t pay any awareness how our body feels. Take a little stretch or stroll and take your eyes off the screen. It doesn’t have to be an extended break – five minutes every hour should work wonders.

As you probably already know, chiropractic isn’t just about relieving the pain you have now, it’s about eliminating any of your future pain too! During your next chiropractic visit, please be sure to let your chiropractor know if you find yourself experiencing any of the computer related pain we spoke about here. Even if it’s not serious pain – by letting your chiropractor know about it, they can make sure it never gets serious.

New Century Spine Centers introduces new state of the art non-surgical treatment for back pain, sciatica, arthritis and disc injuries.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

New Century Spine Centers acquires San Diego’s top spinal decompression specialist Dr. Michael Pritsker DC and introduces new state of the art non-surgical treatment for back pain, sciatica, arthritis and disc injuries.
For most severe back pain sufferers, permanent back pain relief is hard to find. Simple things like sitting, walking, and driving can be very difficult. Low back pain is experienced by thousands of people. Estimates are that 80% of the population in the western countries at some time during a persons’ life will suffer with back pain. In the majority of these cases, there is nothing physicians can do except prescribe pain killers, physical therapy, chiropractic care and advice. Traditional therapy offered has a history of poor outcome and in surgeries performed for disc problems a large percentage of these surgeries result in permanent disability and requires more surgery.
One group of doctors in San Diego think they just might hold the key to complete relief of back pain with no drugs and no surgery. And their patients seem to agree. Videos and information can be researched at There is a very good reason why thousands of former neck and back pain sufferers in San Diego are calling advanced non-surgical spinal decompression the “eighth wonder of the world.” This amazing new medical breakthrough is responsible for cracking the neck and back pain code for hundreds of thousands of former pain sufferers world-wide. Many previous sufferers have tried everything and were thought to be hopeless cases.
Thanks to this new technological advance in therapy, thousands of back pain sufferers are now living pain free. Many people learn about this technology from friends and co-workers. Many are also requesting the free Eliminate Back Pain Forever report and video at
Even better, treatment with this amazing FDA Cleared, non-surgical technology is pain-less, drug-less and there are no documented side effects. In fact, many patients report treatments are so relaxing they actually fall asleep!
Through the combination of proven scientific principles, the latest technological developments and the brilliant work of specialized teams of physicians and medical engineers and scientists, this space age advanced spinal decompression technology is available to eliminate back pain once and for all.
Conditions that are successfully treated with spinal decompression are degenerative, herniated and/or bulging discs, back pain, sciatica, facet syndrome, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, neuropathy, and more. Non-surgical spinal decompression has been successful even with the most severe cases, even when nothing else has worked.

To learn more about these advanced procedures, New Century Spine Centers has set up a website where readers can request more information. The website is Readers can also call the clinic directly at 619-630-9153 or visit their San Diego location at 2835 Camino Del Rio South, Ste 110, San Diego, CA 92108. To receive a free Eliminate Your Back Pain Forever video, readers can also call the toll free 24 hour recorded hotline at 1-888-611-2042.