Dr. Samantha Leger and Dr. Glenn Hyman walk you through what you can do when you injure your shoulder. Dr. Samantha evaluates Dr. Glenn’s shoulder injury from a mountain bike crash and shows you how you can tell if you need immediate medical attention. The doctors also show you which rehab exercises you can start right after the injury. As always this is not a substitute for medical advice. Make sure this is right for you and use common sense.
Feb 10- We are back in the office after the snow day on Friday. We are ready to help you if you need to come see us. Just call 303.300.0424 or us the contact form on our website.
Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:
Diet: Foods That Raise/Lower Diabetes Risk. The current research notes that a diet rich in whole grains, lean dairy, fish, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruit is associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, a diet featuring high amounts of red and processed meat, refined grains, and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to an elevated diabetes risk. National Institute of Public Health (Pakistan), December 2019
Exercise: Exercising in Very Cold Weather May Harm Lungs. Researchers from the University of Alberta warn that lung function can worsen over time when they are exposed to cold weather, especially during exercise. Experts advise that if you work out in the cold, it’s a good idea to do the following: perform an indoor warm-up to help dilate the lungs, reduce your exercise intensity to allow the lungs more time to warm and humidify the air, and shield your mouth from the cold air during exercise. University of Alberta, January 2020
Chiropractic: Spinal Pain and TMD. Using data from the Korean National Health Insurance Review and Assessment database, researchers report that nearly half (48%) of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) patients also have spinal pain. Additionally, the more severe a patient’s TMD symptoms, the more likely they were to also have neck pain or back pain. Past research has demonstrated that dysfunction in the cervical spine can cause or contribute to TMD, and treatment to improve function in the upper spine, such as chiropractic care, can reduce jaw pain and associated disability. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2019
Mental Attitude: Peppermint and Dementia Risk. Among a group of 948 seniors, researchers observed that those unable to smell peppermint and other strong odors were more likely to develop dementia in the following five years. Neuroepidemiology, January 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Losing Tongue Fat May Ease Sleep Apnea. In a study involving 67 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who participated in a weight loss program, researchers found that a reduction of weight in the tongue contributed to about 30% of the benefit in OSA improvement associated with weight loss. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, January 2020
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.
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
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!
We have a short week this week, as we will be in Monday-Wednesday (and out Thurs and Fri). Our schedule for this VERY short week is filling up VERY quickly, so call us at 303.300.0424 and we will get you in!
Here is this week’s 1-Page Health News:
Mental Attitude: Money Worries Have Americans Anxious. A nationwide poll of more than 1,000 adults revealed that 39% of respondents are more anxious than they were a year ago, with finances, safety, and health topping the list as sources of anxiety. American Psychiatric Association, May 2018
Health Alert: Illnesses Tied to Ticks and Mosquitoes Soaring in US. Diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes in the United States (US) have more than tripled over the past decade from about 27,000 cases in 2004 to over 96,000 cases in 2016. Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adds, “Zika, West Nile, Lyme, and chikungunya—a growing list of diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick or flea— have confronted the US in recent years, making a lot of people sick. And we don’t know what will threaten Americans next.” The report reveals the need for an increased effort to both combat the spread of these pests and better educate the public how to prevent bites. CDC Vital Signs Report, May 2018
Diet: Eating More Produce Lowers Depression Risk. An analysis of data from 18 published studies found that each 100-gram increase in daily fruit and vegetable intake reduces an individual’s risk for depression by 3%. British Journal of Nutrition, May 2018
Exercise: Can Exercise Make Your Heart Younger? In this study, researchers found that mice that ran the equivalent of 3.1 miles (5 km) per day generated about 4.5 times more new heart muscle cells than mice that abstained from exercise. The investigators report that these findings demonstrate how exercise can increases the heart’s capacity to regenerate. Researcher Dr. Anthony Rosenzweig notes, “Maintaining a healthy heart requires balancing the loss of heart muscle cells due to injury or aging with the regeneration or birth of new heart muscle cells. Our study suggests exercise can help tip the balance in favor of regeneration.” Nature Communications, April 2018
Chiropractic: Shoulder Strength Affected By Posture. A recent study assessed the effect of various sitting postures on the external rotator muscle strength of the shoulder. Among a group of 100 participants, researchers observed that shoulder external rotator strength declined 8% following five minutes of sitting in a forward head rounded shoulder posture. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, February 2018
While our #1 team will always be the Broncos, Philly is still in our hearts (I’m from there). Here are the boys and I before the game. My 72-year-old Dad was very happy to finally see his team win the Super Bowl. We hope you all had a great weekend.
We are here to help you. If you need us, call us and we will get you in. 303.300.0424 We can help you with:
Hip and sciatica problems
Wrists and hands
Knees and ankles