Monday, August 16th, 2010
I recently discovered three free mobile applications that you can use to improve your health and stay healthy. They are available for free from the government. They have several apps available that may be of interest to you, but there are 3 in particular that you can use to stay healthy.
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or think you may have it. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, it can take up to 4 years to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Why does it take so long? The reason is because fibromyalgia is sort of a diagnosis you get if you fit the description and symptoms and nothing else can be found as the cause. Fibromyalgia is somewhat of a mystery and is not well understood. In the past it was looked upon as mostly a psychological condition, but more resent research has shown a possible link to chemical imbalances within the brain, resulting in a lower pain tolerance.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
What is your doctor not telling you about your diabetes? It is such an incredibly common condition so many of my patients suffer with in addition to their joint dysfunction we are treating. The problem I have found is so many medical doctors are not educating their patients on how to manage their condition once it is diagnosed. They simply prescribe medication and check lab values a few weeks down the road to check for improvement. Now, this is not a bash on the medical profession as a whole, but on the majority of doctors who fall into this method of care. There are several medical doctors I know who are great and provide excellent education to their patients. This post is for the many who are being treated by the doctor who is not providing you any information on managing you condition.
Thursday, January 28th, 2010
October of this past year was National Chiropractic Month and the ACA chose to focus on awareness of headaches and chiropractic. Statistics report nine out of ten Americans suffer with headaches. I see the truth in this statistic with every new patient that enters my office. Patients who come to my clinic for other reasons also report they suffer with headaches in addition to their primary complaint. Good heads shouldn’t hurt. The majority of headaches individuals suffer with come about gradually and the patient learns to needlessly “deal” with them. However, severe headaches can arise suddenly and these may require immediate medical attention.
Monday, December 21st, 2009
Aging brings about many difficulties. These new challenges become very apparent during the holiday season as you try to do all the things you used to be able to around the house. As we age we become more susceptible to injury and falls. The nerves of our body carry information at a slower rate, our muscles lose strength, and our joints lose range of motion due to degeneration. Somewhat of a gloomy picture is painted here, and this is reality to a degree, but many steps can be taken to decrease and slow down the effects of aging. If you yourself are dealing with these difficulties or you are the child or grandchild of someone who is, please read on to learn more about taking a proactive approach to preventing falls and reducing the chances of injury. Dealing with this reality now is much easier than when it is too late.