Our Denver Chiropractor shows you some basic stretches that can help prevent neck pain. As always, make sure you check with a a doctor first, not a substitute for medical treatment / advice. User assumes all risk.
I am back from a 4-Day Active Release Techniques (ART) advanced class in Colorado Springs. It was an awesome weekend learning new protocols that I’ve already started using in the office. If you need need us, call us @ 303.300.0424
Here is this week’s 1-Page Health News:
Mental Attitude: An Active Brain and Body May Stave Off Dementia. The findings of a multi-decade study involving over 800 Swedish women suggest that being more physically and mentally active in middle age is associated with a reduced risk for dementia in old age. Neurology, February 2019
Health Alert: New Way to Measure Vitamin D. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and St. James’s Hospital report that human hair can be used to measure vitamin D. This is important, as traditional blood analysis captures only a moment in time, while hair can reflect vitamin D status over several months capturing the large seasonal differences in vitamin D status. Study co-author Dr. Martin Healy explains, “The finding that vitamin D can be measured in hair samples potentially opens up a new approach to epidemiological studies relating the vitamin to bone and non-bone related medical conditions which have been associated with its deficiency.” Nutrients, February 2019
Diet: Fish Oil During Pregnancy Offers Benefits to Kids. The results of a new study involving 171 mother-child pairs suggest that taking a daily 600mg DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supplement during pregnancy may help protect kids from high blood pressure in childhood. The findings may lead to changes in the amount of DHA found in prenatal supplements, as current levels are usually much lower. JAMA Network Open, February 2019
Exercise: Unfit Teens More Likely to Be Disabled Later in Life. Staying fit during adolescence may pay dividends throughout life. In this study, researchers reviewed health data concerning 1,079,128 Swedish men from age 16 to about age 46 and found that those with poor cardiorespiratory fitness as they entered adulthood were over three times more likely to be out of the workforce due to disability by midlife. Annals of Internal Medicine, February 2019
Chiropractic: What Research Says About Manipulative Therapies… A recent article published in the American Family Physician notes that spinal manipulative therapy can provide short-term improvement in patients with acute or chronic low back pain and is comparable to other standard treatments. For patients with neck pain, the current research shows cervical manipulation/mobilization provides better short-term pain relief and improved function when compared with oral analgesics. The authors of the article add that manipulative therapies may be as effective as the prescription medication amitriptyline for managing patients with migraines. Doctors of chiropractic are highly skilled in the art of manipulation and mobilization techniques, which they utilize in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. American Family Physicians, February 2019
We have our latest video below for you: Neck stretches Level 1 and 2. You can watch it on our vimeo page by clicking the image below. If you prefer your videos on facebook you can use this link to get there:
As always, use common sense and make sure this video is appropriate for you.
Happy April Fools Day 2019! No jokes here, we are simply here to help you (and friends or family if there’s anyone you know who could use our help). It all starts with a phone call 303.300.0424. Have a great week! We’ll be back on Thursday with a brand new video on neck stretches.
Here is this week’s 1-Page Health News:
Mental Attitude: Anxiety Late in Life Linked to Alzheimer’s. Using data from the Zaragoza Dementia and Depression Study, researchers report that seniors with clinically significant late-life anxiety have up to a 400% greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease when compared to older adults without an anxiety disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, February 2019
Health Alert: Opioid Deaths Up Fourfold in Last 20 Years. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine, Harvard University, and the University of Toronto report that opioid-related deaths in the United States have jumped fourfold in the last two decades, with Eastern states being hit the hardest. According to the data, the highest rates of opioid-related deaths occurred in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The researchers hope that identification and characterization of opioid “hot spots” will allow for better-targeted policies that address the current state of the opioid epidemic and the needs of the population. JAMA Network Open, February 2019
Exercise: Fitness Protects Against Lung Cancer. A new study that followed nearly 5,000 older men for a decade found that not only are physically fit men less likely to develop lung cancer, but they are significantly more likely to survive the disease should it occur. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, April 2019
Chiropractic: Mid-Back Adjustments for Neck Pain? In a study involving 30 patients with chronic neck pain, researchers observed that spinal manipulative therapy applied to the mid-back resulted in improvements in both neck pain and the range of motion of the upper limbs. While neck pain is commonly associated with dysfunction in the cervical spine, past research has demonstrated that the thoracic spine plays a limited role in cervical rotation and flexion, which may explain why mid-back adjustments benefited the chronic neck pain patients in this study. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, February 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Reduce CTS Risk. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. To reduce your risk for CTS, the NYU School of Medicine recommends the following: minimize repetitive hand movements, keep wrists straight, alternate between activities or tasks, and avoid holding an object the same way for long periods. NYU School of Medicine, March 2019. Note – We treat Carpal Tunnel very effectively with Active Release Technique Soft Tissue Treatment.
Quote: “Try not to become a (person) of success, but rather try to become a (person) of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
My family and I are back from spring break and I am back at Denver Chiropractic Center, ready to help you. Just call 303.300.0424 and we’ll get you on the schedule.
Our Denver Chiropractor, Dr. Glenn Hyman, thinks this is a great way to improve your posture, prevent knee pain and improve muscular endurance in your quads and glutes. Check with a doctor first!
Our Denver Chiropractor, Dr. Glenn Hyman, thinks this is a great way to strengthen your knees, prevent knee pain and improve muscular endurance in your quads and glutes.
Of course, clear this and any other activity with a licensed health care professional first. Not a substitute for medical advice.