February 2019 Health Newsletter

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Hello friends!

Spring is ALMOST here -- but not quite.

Like us, you have probably been busy shoveling snow and chipping away at ice on your driveway and sidewalk. And that can lead to back and shoulder strain, and even spine misalignment. Try to lift a full snow shovel using your leg muscles more than your back. It's hard, but will help prevent over-exertion on your back.

Be careful walking outside, as the melting elements easily form "black ice" when temperatures drop. Take small steps and a shorter stride to maintain better balance. Wear winter boots or shoes with treads to keep more secure footing on precarious surfaces.

If you are aching and feeling the pain of subluxations from back strain or a fall, come in for an adjustment.

Call us at (732) 566-7658 to schedule an appointment. We'll help to get you back in shape, just in time for the bloom of Spring.

Yours in health,
Dr. Jeff and Dr. Val Peltzman

Current Articles

» Reduce Your Risk of Adverse Drug Events with Chiropractic Care
» Seniors: Eat More Vitamins, Lower Your Risk of Frailty

Reduce Your Risk of Adverse Drug Events with Chiropractic Care

If you are in chronic pain from back problems, you may be tempted to try anything to keep the hurt at bay. This might include taking addictive opioid pain killers or analgesics that have negative side effects. These prescription drugs can cause "adverse drug events," which refer to any sort of injury or side effect caused by a medication. Even scarier, the mortality rate from adverse drug events has been rising dramatically. No one wants to die from a pain pill or end up addicted to it. The Good News: Adverse Drug Events Can Be Avoided The next time you are tempted to just medicate your back pain away, contact your chiropractor. By getting comprehensive chiropractic care, you may be able to reduce or completely eliminate your dependence on prescription pain medication. In fact, it's been proven to work. One recent study showed that chiropractic patients had a 51% reduced likelihood of adverse drug events within 12 months compared to nonrecipients. Comprehensive chiropractic care for back pain can include spinal manipulation and adjustments, pain relieving exercises, and other wellness protocols that are safe, non-invasive, and dont have those pesky and often dangerous side effects of drugs. Reduce Pain with Chiropractic Care Today There is no need to risk adverse drug events when there is a safer option with chiropractic care. Contact us today for a consultation!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT June 2018. Vol 41, Issue 5, Pages 383388
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019

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Seniors: Eat More Vitamins, Lower Your Risk of Frailty

A recent study has linked eating a vitamin-rich, balanced diet with a lower risk of developing frailty for adults age 65 and up. The research comes from the School of Medicine at Universidad de La Frontera in Chile. The study looked at over 1,600 adults over the age of 65, none of which had developed frailty as they got older. All of the participants offered in-depth information about their diet and food habits. After the end of a follow-up period of about 3.5 years, 5.4% of participants (89 adults) had developed frailty. Frailty is defined as a lowered amount of physiological health and functioning. It often includes issues like fatigue, weakness, low activity, and slowness. Most people expect older adults to develop frailty as a byproduct of old age, but frailty isn't totally age-dependent. The Chilean study revealed that the seniors with the lowest levels of vitamin B6 at the beginning were 2.8 times likelier to develop some measure of frailty by the end of the research period. This is in comparison with participants who regularly ate vitamin B6-rich foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, fish, tofu, and chicken. Additionally, participants with the lowest vitamin E levels were 2.3 times likelier to develop some kind of frailty as opposed to those adults with diets rich in vitamin E. Finally, the seniors who ate the least amount of vitamin C were 93% likelier to become frail than their counterparts who regularly ate vitamin C-packed foods like dark leafy greens, broccoli, and lemons.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Age & Ageing, online July 25, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019

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