Lumbar Disc Herniations

Risk Factors For Lumbar Disc Herniation 😫

A recent study found that excessive body weight can be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation. The good news is that physical activity & healthy dietary changes can help to correct AND prevent this pain.

Watch the video below to learn more about this condition & how chiropractic care can help. You don’t have to live in pain! Our office is here to help. ▶️ https://www.youtube.com/embed/HzeWQYQcIts?rel=0

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-75540-5

THANKS AND UPCOMING HEALTH ZOOMS!!

Thank you for a great turn out last night! Hopefully it gave you a better idea and understanding of the use of cool/warm for our aches and pains. Our next Zoom class will be after the new year. Subjects to be covered: “HOW TO KICK IN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS AND STICK TO IT”…….”ARE SIT-UPS GOOD OR BAD”…. In addition, ZOOM helped me solve the “lobby-sign-in” issue. The next class will still have the MEETING ID as 3143531477 ( the office phone number)…there will be a PASSWORD that you will enter (you will not have to wait on me) and you guessed it, the Password is…3143531477.

Tell Me Where it Hurts! – A Special Session on PAIN!

This Wednesday, Dec. 8th– 7:00 PM on ZOOM!

With less than 4 weeks until Christmas… the stress and pressure is ON! The holidays can be a real PAIN! Don’t miss Dr. Mike Fiscella, Wednesday, December 8th at 7:00 PM (CST) on Zoom. Learn what’s at the ROOT of your pain and how to RELIEVE it: sharp, dull, hot, cold, rest or move? We’ll clear up all the confusion. Watch from the comfort of your own home. Invite friends to log on for this FREE information-packed session! Be ready to submit your questions via the “chat” function. Go to https://zoom.us and enter Meeting ID 3143531477.

Dropping A Few Pounds Could Save You From Major Health Conditions 🙌

Research has found that excess weight increases our chances of developing conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer to many muscle, joint, and nerve problems. In fact, a new study found that overweight individuals even have a higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.

If the number on your scale is putting a frown on your face (or numbness in your hand), check out this infographic for some helpful tips! 👉 https://bit.ly/3iQm27G

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32893794/

“STOP THE PRESSES PART II”

Here we go again. In my May 2014 blog (still available in the blog list) we discussed the new omega “discovery”. So, get ready for all the health attributes for the new buzz word in the vitamin marketplace, “POLYPHENOLS”! Polyphenols are a subset of a larger group of “PHYTOCHEMICALS” (compounds that are in plant-based foods and some animal-based foods). They are commonly referred to as antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenols, organosulfides, etc. Polyphenols can improve digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases. After 50 yrs. of observing and studying food chemistry beware of overly priced isolates.  There are 4,000-25,000 phytochemicals (depending which authority one quotes) of which a few of them (150) have been identified as well as their importance. For example, anthocyanins, astaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, quercetin, resveratrol (blueberries, grapes, veggies, etc.) are the most researched; quercetin being the latest as it relates to the immune system.  They exist in an “orderly complex matrix” of 1,000’s of other unknown factors in our food not as an overly concentrated isolate (alone). Many articles researched warn of hazards associated with isolated forms and always recommended healthy choices of “FOODS”, what a concept. For many who are unable to eat consciously, supplementation is a viable alternative but must be from food concentrates. If one observes animals in the wild, they are not eating isolates. Just some “Food for Thought”.

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies! 🍎🥒

Recent research has shown that adequate fruit and vegetable intake is associated with up to 30% reduced odds of headaches.

Do you know what else works? Chiropractic manipulation! Take a look at the video below to learn more about headaches. ▶️ https://www.youtube.com/embed/nM2oVP0Y3W0?rel=0

#headaches #chiropracticmanipulation

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40519-020-00984-7

Headaches from Stress

Headaches? Check Your Stress Levels! 📈

Good news: A recent study concluded that the majority of migraine headache patients who implement mindfulness-based stress reduction have significantly fewer headache days (>50% fewer days). 🧘Check out this infographic to learn more about mindfulness-based stress reduction. https://bit.ly/3ey26Et

#headaches #stress #anxiety

Source: https://journals.lww.com/…/Enhanced_mindfulness_based_stres…