For the past several years I have spent a lot of time researching about injuries from car accidents and their long term effects on health. This includes the ligament damage, tiny fractures and concussions that few doctors know how to measure and fewer attorneys even know exist. So what have I learned that you should know:
While most concussion symptoms may resolve within three months, most people also have problems that last for many years, including:
If the NFL admitted to the damage a 250 pound linebacker can do at 25 mph, imagine the damage a 3 ton vehicle can do to you at only 3 mph. (Keep in mind that Force = mass x acceleration. The more mass the more force.)
By the way, a federal judge ruled on February 2nd that the $765 million settlement offer from the NFL is insufficient.
If you or someone you know has been in what you think is a ‘minor’ accident, don’t brush it off and get back in the game. Instead follow the NFL’s lead and get checked and have the treatment you need to reduce the risk of further complications down the road.
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Benefits of the Vibration Platform
Physical activity is the key to weight loss and maintaining a healthy body. Unfortunately, in today's society, not everybody has the time required to visit the gym or take part in sports activities. Using the Vibration Platform once or twice a day for between 10 and 15 minutes is the equivalent to one hour in the gym and can burn between 400-900 calories (depending on routine).
The Vibration Platform enables athletes and those in need of physical therapy to enjoy the benefits of using vibration exercise to get ahead in the game. The wellness benefits for everyone enhance metabolism, reduce the stress hormone Cortisol, improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow, increase bone mineral density, and elevate the human growth hormone. Vibration Platform can help your body improve wellness with little impact on joints and ligaments, helping even individuals with physical limitations.
1. Tightening and toning (slimming and thinning).
2. Reduction of Cellulite.
3. Increases Bone Mineral Mass and Bone Density.
4. Reduction of training time
5. Requires very little effort.
6. Improves metabolism.
7. Increased muscle strength
8. Lowers some stress hormones
9. Improves circulation
10. Fewer varicose veins
11. Increased sense of balance.
Subluxation (Nerve Stress or Damage) ->
Causes Body and Mind miscommunication and dis-ease.
When you have subluxation
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Did you know your spinal hygiene is just as important or more important than your outward bodily hygiene?
Whether you know it or not, all health and healing in your body flows from above-down, inside-out... from your brain to every single cell in your body providing life, health, and healing for a lifetime. But if you do not take proper care of your spine those messages of life that are flowing from your brain to your body will be damaged and your body will not function as it should.
Since we were young we grew up understanding the importance of dental hygiene. We were taught to brush, floss, and visit a dentist regularly to maintain the health of our teeth.
The common phrase “it’s a pain in the neck” has good reason to be used in many irritating situations. Neck pain is so annoying, it can limit your ability to perform normal activities like sleeping or exercising, or even restrict you from turning your head in any particular direction, and be a nuisance. If you have neck pain, spinal correction to address the cause of the pain has statistically been proven as one of the most effective therapies for reducing symptoms, improving function, and correcting the problem for the long haul.
Neck issues can cause all sorts of irritating symptoms, such as pain in any part of your neck and head, or pain in one or both of your shoulder blades. While these types of pain are indicators of a
It is well documented that high levels of stress can contribute to heart disease, cancer, headaches, ulcers, digestive disturbances, backaches and nearly every other condition known to mankind. How can one word cause so many unique and different problems in different people especially since the stress reaction is the same for everyone? The answer may be simpler than you think.
Stress is a nervous system reaction that causes your heart to beat faster, your muscles to be tense, your stomach to tighten, and your hair follicles to stand up, all as a way to prepare your body for an emergency. When you interpret a situation as stressful, whether it truly is or not, your brain triggers this reaction by sending a signal over your spinal cord and nervous system to every cell of your body. In prehistoric times, this would have been the perfect reaction to escape from a hungry dinosaur, but in today’s stress filled world and no Tyrannosaurus Rex, this chronic reaction can cause pain, sickness and disease.
Where your body breaks down from stress may depend on whether or not you have a condition known as vertebral subluxation. A vertebral subluxation is a spinal injury that interferes with the normal function of your nervous system which can affect your health on every level whether you have symptoms or not. If you have this in your spine, your body is already pre-stressed.
Many people deal with stress through deep breathing, meditation, exercise and healthy food choices. These are all very good things to do as part of your lifestyle to counter balance stress, but if your nervous system is pre-stressed, the slightest deviation from the perfect stress management plan can send you into a frustrating, uncomfortable, or painful tailspin. Removing this pre-stress causing subluxation can improve your resistance to daily stressors dramatically.
Research shows that it only takes the weight of a dime to reduce nerve transmission. Additional research has found that nerve compression can exist without pain and can cause deterioration within two weeks.
In this pre-stressed condition, your body becomes more vulnerable to outside stresses while other people may be much more resistant. The location of the subluxation can determine what types of symptoms, if any, you experience. For example, someone with nerve interference in the upper part of the neck might feel headaches, have allergies, or a stiff neck. Because the nerves fibers that come out of the upper neck also go to the entire body, pressure here can literally cause or mimic nearly every symptom or disease you can name.
Interference to the nerve supply in the lower back can cause a backache, leg problems and also affect ovary, prostate, bladder or bowel function. Interference to the nerves in the middle of your back can affect your heart and lungs or cause tension, stomach problems, digestive disturbances and discomfort.
The scary part is that like most serious conditions, vertebral subluxations can cause stress for decades without any symptoms. This is when serious problems occur, many of which could have been avoided by eliminating this pre-stressed condition right away. The birth process, childhood falls, sports injuries and poor lifestyle habits are just a few causes of subluxations. Rather than getting to the cause and removing this underlying problem, many people attempt to chase their symptoms away with drugs, or another type of quick fix, and then wonder why their condition returns. Removing the cause and optimizing the function of your nervous system is a better immediate and long-term plan.
Regardless or your symptoms, a chiropractic examination can locate pre-stressed areas in your spine that may be affecting your health on every level.
Crisis care is one way to deal with stress, only receiving care when you are hurt. A much better option is to remove the subluxation, stress, from your body and keep it out as a part of your lifestyle. This will help you to stress less, live more, and enjoy the quality of life you deserve.
Are you suffering from Neck Pain, Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Headaches or other Nerve, Sports or Accident related Injuries?
Long Term Chiropractic Patients Have Higher Blood Levels of DNA Repair Chemicals
The February 18, 2005 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research finds that patients under long-term chiropractic care have higher levels of the blood chemicals associated with effective DNA repair and overall wellness.
The test was a retrospective analysis of 46 patients, all over the age of 40 who had been under short- term chiropractic care for 8-52 weeks or long term wellness care for 52-312 weeks. Researchers assessed the levels of serum thiols, blood factors that have been found to help the body repair the damaging effects stress has on the structure of DNA. Serum thiols are measured in terms of nM cysteine.
The authors found that non-chiropractic treated patients in the control group had serum thiol levels of 124 nM cysteine. Patients with active disease processes going on generally had levels below 90 compared to patients under long-term chiropractic care who had values of 146.
In their conclusion, the authors say, "some final observations should be noted. The results clearly support the recommendations being made for wellness care by chiropractors. In addition, it should be stated that these results occurred under normal practice conditions and indicate what most chiropractors are likely achieving when performing long-term care. Also, it refutes earlier that five to seven years of care was necessary to optimize human health status, as indicated by serum thiol levels.
Our sampling indicates that this can occur in a time frame approximately half that period. Finally, there is no doubt that chiropractic care was the dominant factor in being able to realize thiol values that in some cases have not been seen in nutriceutical testing, the only other intervention shown to improve thiol values."
Long term chiropractic patients have higher blood levels of DNA repair chemicals. (2005). In Touch, 9,1.
How To Pick Running Shoes Running is wonderful cardiovascular exercise and a popular workout choice for men and women. Just as a carpenter requires the right tools for his trade, the right pair of running shoes is essential for both the casual and the serious runner. There are some things to consider when purchasing a running shoe.
How far and often will you be running? If you are a casual runner (less than ten miles per week), then a basic running shoe will be fine. If you are training for a marathon, consider making a true investment in your running shoes for optimal performance.
Dr. Lizie Pilicy, Chiropractor and Nutritional Specialist, uses innovative holistic approaches to wellness incorporating mind, body, and spirit disciplines to assist with whole-being wellness.