Are iPads Making Teens’ Bones Weaker?

Are iPads Making Teens' Bones Weaker?

Parents often bemoan the amount of time teenagers spend surfing the web or playing video games, and a new study could add fodder to their worries. The study suggests that increased screen time is tied to significantly lower bone mineral density in boys. Screen time includes any sedentary time spent in front of a computer, tablet, TV, or other electronic device. Since adolescence is a pivotal time for bone development, poor BMD Read more

Posted in Chiropractic, Healthy Lifestyle. Tagged as back pain, bone density, charlotte chiropractor southpark 28209, chiropractic, ipad, Osteoporosis.

BROKEN HIPS THANKS TO OSTEOPOROSIS DRUGS

Osteoporosis drugs do not work for the long haul because they do nothing for the formation of new, strong bone. The drugs for osteoporosis inhibit the breakdown and removal of older bone, thus allowing the skeleton to retain more older, weaker bone material. After 3-5 years, the incidence of hip and other serious fractures begins to increase. These side effects can be serious for you. Older, brittle bones may be strong enough to withstand fractures in the spine, but they do not maintain Read more

Posted in Nutritional Healing. Tagged as brittle bones, Osteoporosis, Supplements.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Alternatives

There are natural alternatives to traditional HRT.

No subject has raised as much concern among menopausal women in recent years as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). HRT, which consists of estrogen or combined estrogen-progestin therapy, has been widely prescribed for years to relieve the symptoms of menopause and prevent osteoporosis. HRT has been considered helpful in relieving flushing, vaginal dryness and mood swings associated with menopause.

But in 2002, a Read more

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, Nutritional Healing. Tagged as alternatives to traditional HRT, estrogen-progestin therapy, menopause, Nutrition Response Testing, Osteoporosis.

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Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain


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Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities.  Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1).  In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).

The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.

The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.

In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.

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  1. Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
  2. Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.