Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Back Pain Happens to Us All!

If you listen to the sports news regularly, you will note that many athletes injure themselves. It always sounds so dire, you think to yourself. But the body is a powerful healer.

Recently Tony Romo made headlines for a sore back due to a herniated disc.

Tiger Woods continues to be plagued by pain. When there's millions of dollars on the line you might want to have your Chiropractor travel with you!
 

 No matter who you are, back pain can strike. Have your Glastonbury doctor on memory dial... The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Some tests your Chiropractor may do to detect a Disc Problem!

On top of a consult (asking a patient question like: "when did it start?", "what were you doing?"...we want to look at a few things. Things like ranges of motion, antalgia (is the person slumped to the left or right because of pain?), maybe a neurological evaluation... And orthopedic tests. Tests like SLR, and Becterew's. What are these - SLR or Straight Leg Raise is where the patient lies on his or her back and the doctor lifts the leg straight up. Becterew's is done seated. The patient raises each leg up as well as both at the same time to reveal back pain.
Here is the SLR Test to help determine the Cause of Lower Back Pain

Each of these tests along with the other things mentioned will help us to determine if a disc injury is present. Of course imagery like an MRI and a detailed patient history can be the most history during our consultation may be the most telling.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

My Pain Is Always Up My Whole Right Side...

Low Back Pain Can be the
Cause of Neck and MidBack Pain Too
When we talk about pain a major question is the location of it. Typically if you have low back pain, there's a chance you can get mid back pain or neck pain because of it. Why is that?

Reason #1 is that the whole body is on big kinetic chain. It's totally attached and works together. So if one part is off, so goes the rest.

Reason #2 is that if your posture or alignment is altered on that side of the body then there is a greater chance more symptoms appear on that side. Let's say someone walks in the office with one hip an inch higher than the other. Do we think the shoulder may be high on that side too? There is a very good chance...

Reason #3 is wear and tear often occurs unevenly. Pretend your can is out of whack, the right wheels always wear out faster than the left. Maybe you only go around right hand curves on your way to and from the office? More than likely something is off balance and it causes uneven wearing. The body is similar. Maybe you are completely right hand and foot dominant. After years of physical work and playing sports you not only have had injuries but more breakdown on that side.

However you slice it I would get it checked. Call our office to schedule now!


The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Can Shoe Orthotics Help My Neck Pain?

Orthotics for the Foot can Help in Alignment of the Spine
Yes, orthotics may help reduce and prevent your neck pain. Here's the reason; our bodies are one big kinetic chain, everything is connected.

Essentially if your base is off or non-supportive then higher up in the spine can get shifted. Much like a building, if the foundation isn't sound then structural problems can happen.

Orthotics can help create an even, stable base. They also can help to distribute shock absorption evenly. Lastly, doing theses things contributes to better balance and muscle strength.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Is My Pain in the Back or SI Joints?

What are the SI joints and what are they? The S and the I stand for Sacro-Iliac joints; where the pelvis meets the sacrum (or as many refer to it as the tailbone).

Most of us consider this the back as well. If you reach back with your hands above each butt cheek and feel a bony prominence or hard spot that is probably the SI joint. There is often a muscle trigger point around this area also. Usually just above, and you will notice the consistency is different plus it moves around.

I read something once on how your back doctor may check your spine but not the SI's, and something can go unnoticed? I suppose you can have a spot shot done with X-ray and not visualize the SI's.

At CT Spine we always check the SI joints as well. With any tests like an X-Ray, one must correlate with a physical examination!

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment

This video explain a lot about non-surgical spinal decompression. Listen here to Dr Terry Yochum as he talks about the treatment. This guy is the real deal; he's famous for writing the two volume Essentials of Skeletal Radiology books that are used in chiropractic schools and medical schools worldwide! I still pull those enormous books out if I don't understand something on someone's x-rays.

 

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Can I avoid back surgery by doing spinal decompression?

One treatment for back pain is with the Drx 9000
There is a chance you can avoid surgery by doing drx 9000 spinal decompression. Basically, what we are doing is trying to heal a disc or discs. With surgery we are cutting or fusing an area. Once we cut something out of there we can't just put it back.

We often hear in the media - this athlete is going for surgery, or this contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" is having this surgery. Keep in mind that these celebrities have a lot of money behind them and their choice of the best surgeons. Even then, you want to try to avoid it if you can.

A good surgeon may even tell you something like; "come back when it's so bad you can hardly walk". Don't get me wrong, some cases a clear surgery ones, and we may have to send you to one... Luckily, in most cases we can help with a more natural approach - Spinal Decompression.


The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

"Can I Exercise My Pain Away?"

It's a nice thought, if it only worked. I love the old NIKEY slogan, "Just Do It" and there's some to be said about mind over matter. But, it usually doesn't work that well. Don't get me wrong, you can do a lot with affirmations and visualization, maybe meditations, and more. Why make things worse though. Your medical doctor's office may be associated with a physical therapy outfit, and that's why they always refer there.

In some cases certain exercises may hurt your back. Talk to your Chiropractor to find the best way to reduce your pain.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Study shows that “Sitting “shortens our Life Span

According to Dr. Anup Kanodia at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, sitting increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and slows down the metabolism. Dr. Kanodia even stated that “sitting is the new smoking”. For some of us, sitting is part of the job. We do customer service, IT, we also work as a receptionist, or maybe even a server. 
Dr. Kanodia showed on Oct 2012 Australian study compared smoking and sitting. For every hour of T.V that people watch while sitting it cuts 22 mins from their life span.  It is estimated for smokers, they cut their life span by about 11 mins for every cigarette that they smoke.  
How is sitting related to cardio vascular disease and diabetes?  Sitting burns minimal calories and it suppresses the product of an enzyme that turns bad cholesterol into good cholesterol:  Lipoprotein lipase.  
Sitting can also lead to insulin resistance, therefore affecting diabetics.  Incidentally, another Australian study found that adults who sat for more than 11 hours a day increased their risk of death by a whopping 40% in the next 3 years, compared to those who for 4 hours or less.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My MRI Shows Disc but I Don’t Have Pain?

Sometimes your MRI can show a disc bulge of herniation but there’s no pain because it’s not hitting a nerve.
  • It can be hitting a nerve area that doesn’t affect pain.
  • Like we said previously, it’s not hitting any nerves.

Here’s the bottom line- get checked because really those MRI findings need to be corrected with a physical exam and consultation. This is exactly what a doctor at CT Spine and Disc Center will be doing.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Soda is the Culprit...

Alarming study shows that sugary beverages are linked to obesity in kids ages 4-5. I know what you are thinking...Another study shows that soda is linked to obesity...yeah,yeah; but the you read 4 and 5 year olds...WHAT?

I know seems crazy doesn't it. It doesn't mean they are drinking coke but there's a lot of other sugary drinks out there. Even that glass of juice in the morning could have quite a bit of sugar.
We really have to watch, not only what we eat and drink, but our kids too. Part of staying healthy might be seeing your chiropractor or chiropractors but you have to take care of yourself, and family, at home also...

  The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

The "Quick Fix" For Back Pain

These days, it seems more than ever, many of us are looking for that "quick fix" for our back pain. When in reality, if we work on prevention, it will save us a lot of time, energy, and money in the future.

Here's the link: More People using prescription narcotics for back pain


Chiropractic can be a quick fix for pain too. "Crunch" "Snap", everything feels good. How severe is the pain, how long has it been going on, and what's your crrent level of health? These factors can give us an idea if it's going to take multiple adjustments or not.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

It's So Sad...

Chiropractic For Animals Can be Very Helpful
It's always about the money. I was recently reading how animal chiropractic is been very popular because of the success with it. Animal Chiropractor Daniel Kamen stated "Why spend $5000 on hip dysphasia surgery, when a simple, almost free, chiropractic technique can prevent it's onset".

Because it's all about money, some states are banning Chiropractic on animals. Thank goodness we can adjust people... But we still are pretty well cemented into the drugs and surgery model. If we do this then that's less surgery candidates, if we do that patient don't need this medication for the rest of their lives...

To close, I just want to say that you really need to take care of yourself and do the research before undergoing any treatment.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

I Have Butt and Leg Pain - HELP!!!

Pain with Numbness and Tingling in the Leg and Butt?
You have pain that is in the butt and the leg, what can it be? Is it on both sides? Is it a pain, numbness, tingling...? The sciatic nerve travels down your rear (goes between the two heads of the piriformis muscle) and then travels down the leg. Sometimes depending on where it is you can tell which nerve root in the back is effected. Is it in the feet - might be the L5 or S1 nerve root? Is it just in upper thigh - might be L3.

Nerve roots exit the spine, and in the lower part of the body, form the sciatic nerve, which goes down the leg. Hence the term "Sciatica". So your pain can be back related but maybe it started in the leg? Ask yourself, what might have triggered this? That will help you find the answer.

Your doctor will send for xray or an mri and do and exam, this will confirm it. Chances are it may just be a good strain. Inflammation builds up somewhere and creates pressure; then you get a symptom.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Busy Active Lives of Teenagers....

Chiropractic for teens is important
especially ones involved in sports such
cheer leading, soccer, gymastics etc.
On a recent episode of Keeping up the Kardashians, young Kylie Jenner makes a trip to her chiropractors office to have her neck adjusted, all in the midst of the Kim K Drama!!

Getting adjusted is important as a young person is important.
In many cases we see patients this age because they are very active with studying, gymnastics, volley ball, cheer leading and other activities such as texting on their phones.

Misalignments in the spine can arise causing poor posture, neck pain, mid back pain, headaches and lower back pain. If corrected when younger, it's much quicker and easier to fix.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Chiropractic is #1 for Back Pain!

Studies show that almost 9 out of 10 people will suffer back pain at some point. But guess what, they're not turning to drugs and surgery... Here's a clip from the morning news:
 

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

I Have Arthritis In My Back...

He said there was nothing I could do for my arthritis. My doctor told me to avoid things that bother my back, but that's difficult seeing as sometimes this can be just about anything.

I'm the other hand, I've been seeing the chiropractor and my pain in my back has been better. He says that there may not be a lot I can do for my condition but temporarily making my back feel better and slowing the arthritic process down is good enough for me!

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Can Chiropractic Help my Allergies?

As a chiropractor we correct spinal misalignments. When we correct areas that send nerve supply to the sinuses to help open up your sinuses this may help. When I was a kid I had really bad allergies. It was so bad my parents took me for allergy shots.

-My Allergies Got a Lot Better-

Was it the shots? No one knows. I started getting adjusted around that time because of a sports injury. Maybe the shots did it; maybe I grew out of it? (That’s what they tell you can happen?) Was it the adjustments at the chiropractor?

What I can tell you is its much easier, cheaper, and just plain better to get adjusted!

It has helped with my sports injury too. So if you suffer from bad allergies, get checked.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

"I Hurt My My Back Moving..."

Moving Can be Hard on the Back
Moving is hard, and we all do it or have done it a couple times. It can be exhausting, especially on the back.  If you have boat loads of cash, you can pay to have it packaged, shipped, everything soup-to-nuts. However, that's not usually the case. So,I am writing this this blog today to say: "be careful"and "be smart when lifting", because I see to many people in the office who hurt themselves during this very occasion.

What do you do when you hurt yourself moving? Your spouse has to do the rest? Then he or she is at a greater risk of injuring his or her back. Other than that,you may have to miss a couple days of work, maybe that round of golf you were going to play, maybe that trip you had planned...

It's just not worth it! Use a back belt if you need to, get right into see your chiropractor, ask him how to lift, etc.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Which Neck Traction Unit is Better For Me?

If you have recently been having neck pain, numbness and tingling, or even shooting pains you may  have tried a number of treatments including chiropractic,physical therapy, massage and maybe even  home neck traction. Choosing the right home neck traction can be a daunting task. Do you get the over the door neck traction or do you opt for something where you are laying on your back? You can also get a neck stretcher that is like an inflatable neck collar (example: the trac collar). Lots of choices.

Here is an arc4life article that helps you choose the type of traction unit: over the door, supine or pneumatic types.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Why Does My Scoliosis Cause My Back To Hump?

First, you must know the definition of scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. Let’s review some anatomy of vertebrae. Vertebrae are the spinal bones that make up the spine. For example, 12 vertebrae make up your thoracic and dorsal spines. They look like this:
Here is what the spine looks like from front, the side and the back

 Ok, so why does my spine ‘hump’ on one side because of my curvature? In the mid-body or thoracic spine, the ribs attach to the transverse processes on each side. Ribs aren’t just straight out, they are curved.


When we have curvature this makes the ribs protrude out in the back. The reason is because when the spine is twisted, vertebrae rotate. Hence, with a big spinal curvature (scoliosis) you will get rib humping.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, mid back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Study Shows Improvement in Acute Low back pain in Military Patients

Study Shows that Chiropractic Therapy
Helps Military Personel ages 18-35 with actue
low back pain
In the April 2013 issue of Spine, a new study showed that a decrease in acute lower back pain in military patients when they received a combination of chiropractic and medical treatment, as opposed to just received medical attention.The study showed a significant decrease in their back pain as well as physical functioning.

The study involved 91 active duty military personnel ages 18-35. 73% of participants in the medical care plus chiropractic treatment group rated their global improvement as pain completely gone, much better or moderately better. Only 17% in the standard medical care group said their pain was completely gone.

"It is critical that we explore drug-less approaches to reduce pain," said Wayne B. Jonas, MD, president and CEO of Samueli Institute. “Chiropractic manipulation is an important option to consider for musculoskeletal disorders, which is the most prevalent pain complaint in the military.


Source:Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness StudyApril 15, 2013, SPINE Volume 38 - Issue 8 - p 627–634

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fix Your Posture Already...!

I recently heard someone talking about posture. They actually set an alert on their phone to fix their posture. This is a great idea! I always talk about checking your posture periodically or taking breaks at work, or something similar. Basically this breaks you out of what you're doing and gets you to fix your posture. So I thought this idea was genius. Why not set an alert or alarm on our phone. Nowadays we all have one on us 24-7!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Get Your Spine Adjusted - Joe Does!

Back when the 49ers were winning all the time, including just a couple Super Bowls... I bet you didn't know, the team would get regularly adjusted by the Chiropractor. Now, you can imagine how a pro football player really needs to get adjusted but you don't need to play a pro sport to need adjustments. Anyway, I saw this commercial, and it reminded me of the 49ers going to the chiropractor.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Prescription Drug Overload...

It's so scary, every year we prescribe more medications, every year we have more prescription drug overdoses... "Ya know, people live longer" This may be true but it's quality of life that matters. So if I live a few extra years, great...but I don't want to live like  a vegetable!


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Monday, April 8, 2013

Could this be Carpal Tunnel?

SYMPTOMS OF CARPAL TUNNEL?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is very plausible but is that really the problem? Here's a scenario: Someone visits our office because they are having tingling into their fingers - Their neighbor told them it's probably carpal tunnel. It may be? This person is on the computer all day at work so they're leaning toward what the neighbor said. This is why we do a thorough exam, to find out if that's really what it is.

From talking with the patient we learn that there is numbness and tingling in the whole arm. The patient also noted she strained her neck a bit the other day and is having neck pain to boot.

We do an exam and find that there is muscle spasm and tender points in the lower neck. Testing in the hand, wrist, and carpal tunnel reveals nothing of significance. We also had an x-ray study of the neck from last year when this particular person was in a minor accident and had neck pain. (This isn't always the case; a month prior we sent someone to the surgeon for him to take a look.)

In this particular case we learned that the arm numbness and tinglingwas coming from the neck. By the way, the x-ray from a year ago showed moderate degeneration or arthritis in the lower neck. When we have this it won't just disappear.

To shorten up the story, the patient began a course of gentle chiropractic and in office therapy. She no longer has these symptoms and completed her care.

If you are having similar symptoms please visit our Glastonbury Office before the problem gets worse.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked To Low Fat Diets



For awhile there was a low fat, or non-fat diet craze.  In fact, there are still a lot of subscribers to this.  It makes sense right?  Take away fat from your diet, take away your fat!  Not at all true.  Junk food, highly processed food, and complex carbohydrates break down into sugar in the body and ultimately poorer health and a fatter waist line.

Most “healthy” people I know do not subscribe to this “low-fat” diet model.  You have to remember that there are good and bad fats.  Oil’s and fats they use for store bought cookies and fast food are typically “bad” fats, where fat from eggs and butter and fresh meat and fish are good.  The bottom line way to think of it is natural stuff = good and unnatural stuff= not good.

If it’s fake, stay away.  Oh, and don’t forget, your brain is made up of mostly fat...So don’t exclude it from your diet!  No wonder they are finally linking it to Alzheimer’s; there’s other nasty stuff you can link it to as well.


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