His Quality of Life is Much Better!

His Quality of Life is Much Better!

My husband has not had a peaceful night’s sleep in years. He would wake up so tired, and the feeling rarely left him throughout the day. We just attributed it to his diabetes since he would have to get up at least once in the middle of the night to check his sugar levels. When a diabetes educator told us that it was not normal to have poor sleep because of diabetes, she suggested that he see a San Jose chiropractor. Neither one of us had ever been to a chiropractor before, so we were not sure what to expect.

She was able to recommend one to us, which I was very thankful for because I would have had no idea which one to pick. Read the rest of this entry

I No Longer Get Headaches

I No Longer Get Headaches

For most of my life, I have had at least one or two headaches a week. I would take something for it if it got too bad, but I learned to manage the pain pretty well on my own. About a year ago, the pain pills I bought over the counter were not helping me any more. The severity of the headaches were getting worse, and I knew that I needed to make an appointment to see what was causing my problems. A really good friend of mine suggested that I go to a Phoenix chiropractor since they were the ones who helped her when she had migraines.

I knew that I did not have migraines, or so I thought. Read the rest of this entry

Passing the Time While Healing

Passing the Time While Healing

A bad fall gave me a bit of back trouble and I had to see a San Francisco chiropractor. The chiropractor told me that I would need to rest for a while to give my back a chance to fully heal. I thought it would be boring because I wouldn’t be able to do anything too extraneous, but it hasn’t been all bad for me. I’ve been able to relax, sit in my new recliner, and even got around to finishing that giant jigsaw puzzle that I bought many years ago. It was a picture of the San Francisco bay, cut into 1000 unique pieces.

I bought the puzzle on a whim while at the store one day. Read the rest of this entry

My Son Had Recurring Ear Infections

My Son Had Recurring Ear Infections

When my son was first born, he was not a quiet baby at night. I knew that new moms would feel really tired just from everything I had read leading up to my own son’s birth, but it was even more exhausting than what I realized it would be. When I took him to his new pediatrician, he told me that it looked like my son had an ear infection, which he treated. The same thing happened a few more times, and that is when I decided to take him to a chiropractor in Cumming GA.

I had been reading quite extensively to see what happens when a baby has a recurring ear infection, and I was surprised that a chiropractor was at the top of the list for medical professionals for this type of condition. That surprised me for two reasons. Read the rest of this entry

Chronic Case of Whiplash Finally Cured

Chronic Case of Whiplash Finally Cured

A search I did online for Concord chiropractors eventually led to a permanent solution for what I can only call chronic whiplash. I’m not even sure that chronic whiplash is an actual medical condition, but I can’t think of anything else to describe the situation I found myself in after suffering through a fairly traumatic car accident a few years ago. At least nobody died in the crash, but I broke my leg and suffered a horrendous case of whiplash. The leg healed up fine, but the whiplash seemed to come and go over the months.

The doctors said there shouldn’t be any reason that I would keep having problems with my neck. I actually wore a neck brace for several months right after the injury and that seemed to get rid of it after I got it off. I was ok for a few months, and then I moved my neck suddenly when I heard a loud noise and I was right back to having terrible neck pain. Read the rest of this entry

Best Chiropractors Located in Sacramento

Best Chiropractors Located in Sacramento

I have been pretty healthy for most of my life, and I guess that I am pretty fortunate for that fact. I know a lot of people are not fortunate enough to be able to say something like that. But healthy is not how I would describe myself at the moment. Maybe it is true in a broad sense, but I suffer from a lot of pain right now. I have set up an appointment to see a Sacramento chiropractor on Wednesday, in the hopes that he will be able to relieve some of the pain that has been afflicting me for the last couple of weeks.

I have had some issues with my back in the past, but they have not been that severe, and in general, they have been transient. Not lasting that long, and not being overly painful. Read the rest of this entry

Treating Headaches with Chiropractic Care

Treating Headaches with Chiropractic Care

I’ve been experiencing severe headaches for the past couple of months. Some are more severe than others but they all are debilitating and prevent me from leading a normal and productive life. At times they are so bad that I can barely get out of bed which is a miserable feeling. A friend of mine told me that she heard that chiropractors can help with headaches. This was news to me as I’ve never heard of that kind of treatment. I thought that I had nothing to lose and decided to look for a chiropractor in Beverly Hills. I did an internet search and was amazed at how many chiropractors there were. After sifting through several options I found one that really stood out to me. They were only a couple of miles from my house which will be extremely convenient for me. I navigated through their website and found the section on headaches. It explained how the central nervous system is protected by bones and when certain neck bones are out of place it can put stress on the surrounding muscles which can cause headaches. Read the rest of this entry

I Am Home from Kaiser Hospital

I Am Home from Kaiser Hospital

I have been out of work for nearly a whole month now. I spent a couple of weeks at Kaiser, then I had to go back a couple of times for more work on my legs and my knees. They really caught the worst of it, but I also have to see some Santa Rosa chiropractors about my back. They say that the vertebra in my back got crushed in on one another and they have to slowly get them back to where they should be. That is a bit scary to be honest, although at first I did not realize that I should be scared. Then this guy started to tell me what he was going to do and I really wondered if he was going to be as good at this stuff as he seemed to think he was. Read the rest of this entry

Back Pain is No Match for My Fishing Trip

Back Pain is No Match for My Fishing Trip

I love to fish. My buddies and I would often take an entire week off and go to a fishing cabin that we would rent. When we were younger, it would have been about partying a lot and fishing a little. In recent years, it is about fishing a lot, then video chatting with our wives and children. How time changes a man’s perspective! Anyway, fishing has become painful for me because of the hills that I have to climb up and down. A buddy suggested I visit a chiropractor in Santa Barbara to see if there was something that could be done.

He suggested a chiropractor because the pain was in my lower back area. Read the rest of this entry

That Fake Wrestling Stuff Can Still Do a Number on Your Back

That Fake Wrestling Stuff Can Still Do a Number on Your Back

I have a side job wrestling to earn money. It is not the big TV studio wrestling, but it is the same thing. We have personas and storylines we play out in the ring. It is fun, and I make money at it. I am pretty much nothing like my character though. However, you do need to be in excellent shape, and you do get knocked around a lot. I see a San Leandro chiropractor to keep my back in great shape. The issues and accidents in the ring are the same kind of things that stuntmen face. You can get accidentally punched, kicked, dropped or worse.

Our bodies could not take some of those moves if they were real, but just mimicking them can get you hurt pretty bad too. I have been dropped on my back and could not get up. The crowd went wild. I don’t know if they thought I was really hurt or acting it out. However, I was hurt. Read the rest of this entry

I Wanted to Regain Control of My Life

I Wanted to Regain Control of My Life

I was diagnosed with arthritis about four years ago. For the first three and a half years, I was suffering with it. I had to cut back on my activities on the days where I did not feel very well, and slowly that became the norm. I was growing very frustrated with life, and I talked with my doctor about alternatives. I was taking medication for my arthritis, but it just did not seem like it was very effective for what I needed. My doctor suggested that I see a Cary chiropractor if I wanted to try a more holistic approach, which I absolutely did.

He gave me the name of a good chiropractor, and I made an appointment to be seen that same week. I wanted to have my life back, and I felt that this might be the first step in that direction. I was not sure what to expect at first, and I was told that is usually the initial response. Read the rest of this entry

He Treated Both of My Problems

He Treated Both of My Problems

I went to the chiropractor because my back was hurting me, but it turned out to be a visit that helped me with so much more than just that. I had never even been to this kind of doctor before, so I did a search first to see which of the Oklahoma City chiropractors I should see. There were plenty, but there was one that had a lot of glowing reviews. Since I had nothing else to go on, I went with that, and it was a choice that I will never regret making.

When I went in, I explained that my back had been hurting me for a few weeks. Read the rest of this entry

Energy Medicine The Medicine of the FutureNOW Part 4 How You Can Use Your Understanding of Energy to Heal Yourself and Your

Energy Medicine The Medicine of the FutureNOW Part 4 How You Can Use Your Understanding of Energy to Heal Yourself and Your

There are many different ways for the body to absorb energy into tissue. The acupuncturist may use a needle, electricity, laser, heat, or pressure. The massage therapist generates energy through touching and rubbing. Jin Shin Jyutsu will provide healing energy and proper flow of energy throughout the body through touch. An herbalist may use and extract from a plant that is ingested into the body to generate that frequency. Rolfing technique stretches the fascia while shiatsu uses deep pressure to stimulate the breaking down and reformation of tissue into a more healthy state.

We have already mentioned physicians who use PEMF and many other devices to stimulate healing energies in the body. A sound therapist will use sound to vibrate tissue. Other modalities that give off healing frequencies include magnets, far infrared light, or saunas.

Our body receives a constant bombardment of vibrations in the lower frequency ranges. These include heat, light, smell, laser beams, and movement. Higher frequencies are generated by radios, TVs, cell phones, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays and gamma rays. Even schools of fish and flocks of birds move in synchrony because of vibrational signals called “wave resonance.”

Last, lets talk about and understand the power of the mind. Intention or “will” facilitates change in that direction. In 1988, a prayer study was conducted for a coronary care unit. Remote prayer was offered on behalf of 400 specific patients for 10 months. The results showed that the patients for whom prayers were offered had decreased overall complications, decreased pneumonia, decreased ventilator assistance, and decreased antibiotic use. In 1993, a group of people that practiced transcendental meditation, meditated for peace in Washington, D.C. During that period of study, there was a decreased crime rate until the group left. During this same time period, the surrounding major cities had an increase in crime rate. Intention even has the ability to change random machines and was able to tip the ratio of heads to tails to a 52-48 ratio after more than 10,000 trials. Intention or “will” has been clearly demonstrated to have positive effects on bacteria, yeast, plants, ants, chicks, mice, rats, dogs, cats, human cells, and enzymes.

The subconscious mind is capable of processing information at 20,000,000 stimuli/ second. Unfortunately, it responds to these stimuli based on past experience, which may not reflect the present reality. The conscious mind processes information at 40 stimuli/ second. It does have the capability of overriding the subconscious mind reflex.

The placebo effect is defined as “people getting better because they believe they are getting medicines.” When patients with arthritic knees were offered knee surgery to scrape inflamed tissue from the joint, and the placebo group just had the knee opened up with no scraping done, both groups improved after surgery to an equal extent. Hypnosis is another tool by which the mind is able to override the normal abilities of the body.

Choosing The Right Allergy Medicine For Your Dog

Choosing The Right Allergy Medicine For Your Dog

Your dog can suffer just as much as you do from allergies. One look at your puppy’s runny eyes, red ears and flaky skin can let you know there’s a problem it’s important to have a veterinarian examine your dog to rule out thyroid disease or other types of problems; but often allergens are the culprit.

Allergy medicine for your dog is available. There are to two major types: corticosteroids and antihistamines. A look at each of the types will give an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of these treatments. There also are other, non-medicinal ways to reduce your pet’s allergy suffering.

Corticosteroids

Prednisone is one commonly used corticosteroid for dogs. This type of allergy medicine for your dog works well and fast. However, there are a number of side effects, some of which are mild but others that are potentially lethal. Corticosteroids can possibly suppress your dog’s immune system. Short-term use of this allergy medicine for your dog is okay but long-term use should be avoided. Give these drugs in as low of a dose as possible.

Antihistamines

Antihistamines are a much safer allergy medicine for your dog than corticosteroids. But it may take a while to find the most effective type for your dog. Also, antihistamines will probably have to be administered to your dog several times a day. Giving pills to your dog is not fun, and doing it three times a day can become a real chore. Antihistamines can also make your dog drowsy and may not work for all dogs, and some experts say antihistamines only work in 20-30% of dogs.

Non-medicinal treatments

Supplementing the allergy medicine for your dog that you decide on with non-medicinal treatment has shown benefits. Often, changing your dog’s diet can help as your dog could have a food allergy but this is hard for veterinarians to diagnose. The best way to figure out what’s irritating your dog is by process of elimination. Switching to a high-quality, all-natural dog food could be what is needed.

Bathing you dog frequently can also help supplement an allergy medicine for your dog. Use a shampoo with all-natural ingredients, like oatmeal and aloe vera. A bath can help soothe your pet’s irritated skin and cut down on the amount of medicine your dog needs.

Helping your dog fight his allergies can improve his quality of life. Finding the right allergy medicine for your dog, whether it’s antihistamines or corticosteroids, is important. The right medicine along with non-medicinal supplemental treatment can aid your dog tremendously.

Bathroom Organizing The Medicine Cabinet

Bathroom Organizing The Medicine Cabinet

When people think of bathrooms they don’t usually think of medicine cabinets however there are few bathrooms that don’t have one. While everyone knows that they’re there, medicine cabinets fall by the wayside in bathrooms because things like toilets, sinks, and showers often take center stage. Medicine cabinets however can be extremely useful when utilized properly.

Medicine cabinets can be used to store not only medicines but things like hair brushes, toothbrushes, hair ties, curling irons, and a multitude of other things one would find in a bathroom. Not all medicine cabinets however are created equal and the majority of them are just deep enough to house several things. There are those medicine cabinets however that are both built from scratch and expanded upon to be much more accommodating for items.

Ample storage in bathrooms is often a concern and a headache for homeowners. Having a bathroom completely remodeled can cost a small fortune if the homeowner wants it done properly and so, many frugal homeowners often turn to having their medicine cabinets either enlarged or have a new one built and put in all together. Doing either allows homeowners to store not only small toiletries and knickknacks in the bathroom but will and also allow them to store things like toilet paper, baby wipes, and in some cases even towels or washcloths in their cabinet.

Having a medicine cabinet enlarged or having a new larger one installed is a simple process and an affordable one as well. Homeowners should look for and hire a professional contractor that not only has ample experience in construction but one that knows or is familiar with interior design as well. Such a contractor will not only be able to ensure that installation is completed properly but can also advise homeowners whether to expand on an existing medicine cabinet or to have a new one put in. Moreover they might also recommend that a new medicine cabinet be put in in a new location so that it’s more convenient and eye-catching.

Homeowners with large medicine cabinets will find that storage issues in the bathroom tend to disappear. A medicine cabinet can help homeowners keep items in a bathroom organized and out of sight when necessary. There are even lockable medicine cabinets for those homeowners who want us to take privacy up a notch. Keeping nosy guests from peering into that space on their way in or out of their bathrooms is a concern for many homeowners. No matter what type of improvement a homeowner makes to their medicine cabinet, they’ll be happy having had it done.

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Advances

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Advances

Whether you’re a fan of NCAA football or the pros, football season is in full swing. Watching a wide receiver’s one-handed circus catch, a quarterback’s fluid throwing motion or a running back’s power as he carries defenders across the goal line is enough to make these athletes appear super-human. Sports medicine specialists know the stresses these athletes put on their bodies, though, and as the season progresses, more than a few top players will be sidelined due to injury.

Advances in sports medicine have allowed athletes to spend less time recuperating and more time on the field. Minimally invasive surgery to correct a damaged ACL or shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum can save a player’s career. The orthopedic doctor who operated on Drew Brees’ injured shoulder and the team that helped Adrian Peterson come back from a catastrophic knee injury could attest to the amazing strides in sports medicine. The procedures that put an athlete back on the field and in Pro Bowl form aren’t just for professional players; they also help restore greater mobility and improve quality of life for anyone who has bone or joint damage.

Boise, Idaho, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert G. Hansen specializes in procedures involving the upper extremities, including carpal tunnel syndrome procedures and shoulder surgery. The arm and hand surgeon has seen how similar some sports injuries are to workplace or household injuries. “If you suffer a rotator cuff injury from a fall from a ladder when cleaning your gutters or finding inventory on a high shelf, it’s little different from one you might get on the gridiron,” he says. “Many of the orthopedic surgical techniques we use today were first developed as part of sports medicine, including minimally invasive surgery with its shorter recovery periods.”

Athletes who retire often feel the years of hard-hitting play they enjoyed in their early careers, Dr. Hansen notes. Knee surgery is common among athletes even during their active careers, and when they leave the sport, many seek knee replacement. “Joint replacement surgery is an option for athletes who have sustained chronic joint damage and for people with joint disorders such as osteoarthritis that limit mobility,” the orthopedic specialist George Nicola, MD says. In Idaho, hip replacement surgery candidates have a variety of options from resurfacing to full joint replacement.

Sporting events have entertained millions, but the science behind sports medicine has enriched lives in deeper ways. Increased mobility, decreased pain and greater range of motion are the direct result of surgeons seeking ways to extend the careers of athletes in their prime.

For more information about Orthopedic Surgeon click here or visit

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Advances

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Advances

Whether you’re a fan of NCAA football or the pros, football season is in full swing. Watching a wide receiver’s one-handed circus catch, a quarterback’s fluid throwing motion or a running back’s power as he carries defenders across the goal line is enough to make these athletes appear super-human. Sports medicine specialists know the stresses these athletes put on their bodies, though, and as the season progresses, more than a few top players will be sidelined due to injury.

Advances in sports medicine have allowed athletes to spend less time recuperating and more time on the field. Minimally invasive surgery to correct a damaged ACL or shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum can save a player’s career. The orthopedic doctor who operated on Drew Brees’ injured shoulder and the team that helped Adrian Peterson come back from a catastrophic knee injury could attest to the amazing strides in sports medicine. The procedures that put an athlete back on the field and in Pro Bowl form aren’t just for professional players; they also help restore greater mobility and improve quality of life for anyone who has bone or joint damage.

Boise, Idaho, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert G. Hansen specializes in procedures involving the upper extremities, including carpal tunnel syndrome procedures and shoulder surgery. The arm and hand surgeon has seen how similar some sports injuries are to workplace or household injuries. “If you suffer a rotator cuff injury from a fall from a ladder when cleaning your gutters or finding inventory on a high shelf, it’s little different from one you might get on the gridiron,” he says. “Many of the orthopedic surgical techniques we use today were first developed as part of sports medicine, including minimally invasive surgery with its shorter recovery periods.”

Athletes who retire often feel the years of hard-hitting play they enjoyed in their early careers, Dr. Hansen notes. Knee surgery is common among athletes even during their active careers, and when they leave the sport, many seek knee replacement. “Joint replacement surgery is an option for athletes who have sustained chronic joint damage and for people with joint disorders such as osteoarthritis that limit mobility,” the orthopedic specialist George Nicola, MD says. In Idaho, hip replacement surgery candidates have a variety of options from resurfacing to full joint replacement.

Sporting events have entertained millions, but the science behind sports medicine has enriched lives in deeper ways. Increased mobility, decreased pain and greater range of motion are the direct result of surgeons seeking ways to extend the careers of athletes in their prime.

For more information about Orthopedic Surgeon click here or visit