4 Easy Steps: Declare Your Independence From Pain

4 Easy Steps: Declare Your Independence From Pain

4 Easy Steps: Declare Your Independence from Pain “My back for no apparent reason was so painful.  I couldn’t move.  After two days in bed a friend recommended I see Dr. Rosenfeld.  I could barely drive or sit when I came in.  This had happened several times in the past.   A medical doctor had given me muscle relaxers only.  They weren’t all that helpful. I experienced miraculous results after visiting Dr. Rosenfeld.  I am able to do more than before in movement and strength with no pain. My whole outlook each day is more positive and I feel more energized.” GM Use RICE method–Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation—for initial 24-72 hours after an injury.  Ice for 20 min about every hour or two. Then alternate: heat 10 min, ice 10 min, heat 10 min.  Eat a diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods emphasizing magnesium and calcium foods found in: kale, collard greens, almonds, blackberries, mustard greens, oatmeal, oranges, navy beans and sunflower seeds.  Avoid or limit foods that contribute to acidity such as refined sugars, caffeine, salty foods and alcohol.  Limit foods high in saturated fats, including red meats, dairy products, warm-water shellfish and partially-hydrogenated oil. Drink chlorophyll-rich, green drinks, such as extracts of wheat grass.  Eat more fatty fish (mackerel, herring and salmon) and preferably wild. Decrease animal fat consumption as it is a primary source of arachidonic acid, a precursor of a number of inflammatory prostaglandins.  Identify and avoid food allergens. We have specific tests to check for food allergies. Calcium and Magnesium relax the muscles.  Analgesic Herbs: Chamomile, Skullcap, Passion Flower, Kava Kava and White Willow Bark are sedative...

Do Men REALLY Go Through MENOPAUSE?

Do Men REALLY go through MENOPAUSE? Are you enjoying your life? Complete the attached Men’s Symptom Review at the bottom and send it to our office. We will evaluate it for FREE. What is Aging Male Syndrome? This syndrome that occurs to men between the approximate ages of 35 and 65 is a collection of symptoms that occur due to a decline in production of testosterone in a man’s body. Low testosterone levels in males are often associated with symptoms of aging and are referred to as andropause or male menopause. Testosterone is an important anabolic hormone in men, as it plays important roles in maintaining both physical and mental health. The decline of testosterone is normal in healthy males as they age. However, when hormone levels drop, some of the commonly exhibited symptoms include: Weight gain Difficulty sleeping Loss of sex drive/Erection problems Difficulties with memory/concentration Feeling irritable/angry/nervousness Loss of motivation Lower self confidence Tiredness/Loss of Energy Muscle Loss/Bone Density decreases Depression/Mood swings Increased Urination Hair Loss As testosterone levels decrease, so does high density lipoproteins with an increase in triglycerides. The visceral fat cells are the most insulin resistant cells in the human body. They have excess hormone binding receptors for cortisol and androgens and decreased receptors for insulin. The cortisol and insulin levels rise while progesterone, growth hormone and testosterone decline. The visceral fat cell with its increased receptors, blood supply and innervations, begins to collect more fat in the form of triglycerides. If this is not interrupted with natural hormone balancing, it will lead to abdominal obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol, which is known as...

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

What is Spinal Decompression/Traction Therapy? It is a non-surgical traction type therapy for back, leg, neck and arm pain. Spinal decompression is FDA approved and clinically has an 86% success rate for pain associated with bulging or herniated discs, even after failed back surgery. During the treatment, gentle distraction and relaxation phases are cycled through. A specific spinal disc is isolated and when placed under a negative pressure, a vacuum effect occurs. This effect causes a protruding or herniated disc to be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, this vacuum stimulates growth of a blood supply which results in pain reduction and improved healing at the site of injury. How is Spinal Decompression Therapy Different from other types of Traction? The Decompression unit we have at our office controls the variations in the traction allowing for spinal decompression and eliminates muscle reaction and compression seen with typical traction devices. Since patterns are preprogrammed for ramping up and down, the axial distraction amount allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration. When is Spinal Decompression not recommended? It is not recommended for: pregnant women, severe osteoporosis, severe obesity, severe nerve damage and spinal surgery with instrumentation. However, it can be used after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery. How often is treatment recommended and how long does a treatment take? Treatment plans are specific to each individual’s needs after a thorough evaluation has been performed. Based on the current research, the best results have been achieved after about 20 sessions over a 6-10 week timeframe. Each session takes about 30-40 minutes. To...

How To Avoid Back Pain During the Holidays

HOW TO AVOID BACK PAIN DURING THE HOLIDAYS Parties? Shopping?  Driving? Wrapping gifts?  Our 12 solutions to decrease stress and muscle tension that lead to back and neck pain. WHILE INDOORS: Sit in a comfortable and firm chair and be aware of your sitting posture. While prolonged standing put equal weight on both feet. Need help? Get your posture checked at our office for FREE with our NEW COMPUTERIZED POSTURE ANALYZER. Unless you are using a headset, don’t cradle the phone between your ear and shoulder while cooking, cleaning and talking. WRAPPING GIFTS: Best not to wrap presents on the floor as that encourages poor posture. Instead vary your position while wrapping.   Stand or sit at a table, sit in bed or sit in a comfortable chair. Remember to “stretch opposites”, so if you are leaning forward stretch backward. SHOPPING? Be comfortable with supportive shoes and comfortable clothing. Wear a fanny pack, instead of your heavy purse, with the essential items you need. Stretch before and after a day of shopping to stretch out your muscles. Make frequent visits to your car so you do not carry too much at once. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Take regular breaks and eat light foods. (ie: salad, fruit, cheese, sliced turkey, veggies, nuts, etc) Try not to bring your children with you as this leads to frustration for everyone. At the end of your day, stretch your muscles, take a hot bath or shower and consider a relaxing massage with one of our therapists. If you feel pain starting, use an ice pack for 20 minutes and repeat every...
Discover Pain-Free Traveling this summer!

Discover Pain-Free Traveling this summer!

Discover Pain-Free Traveling this summer! Don’t let back pain be a part of your vacation! Follow these easy suggestions. While in the Car Stretch. Before you subject your body to long periods of sitting, it’s a good idea to stretch. This will improve circulation and make positioning yourself easier and more comfortable. Support your spine. Many vehicle seats are designed to provide some lower back and neck support, but chances are you don’t “fit the mold” exactly. Bring small pillows or specially designed back or neck pillows to give extra support as needed. Shift positions and stretch often. When you stretch or vary your position, muscles are much less likely to lock up and cause discomfort or pain. Stop the car to fully stretch whenever muscles feel exceptionally tight or fatigued. Squeeze the steering wheel when stopped. When at a red light or stopped in traffic, squeeze and release your hands around your steering wheel to decrease tension in your arms, neck and shoulders. On the Plane Exercise before you board. Even simply walking along the terminal prior to boarding will keep muscles from becoming stiff or tense early into the flight. Use pillows to support the natural curvature of your spine. Vary positions, move, and stretch. Though you don’t have the luxury of stopping the plane every couple hours to get out and relieve your aching back, standing up in your seat, stretching, and walking about the aisles as needed can prevent strain. Space in airplanes is notoriously tight, but a few easy stretches, like lifting your arms over your head and reaching up toward the ceiling or...

DR IRIS’ HOLIDAY BACK CARE GUIDE

DR IRIS’ HOLIDAY BACK CARE GUIDE Parties?  Shopping?  Driving? Wrapping gifts?  Our 12 solutions to decrease stress and muscle tension that lead to back and neck pain. WHILE INDOORS: Sit in a comfortable and firm chair and be aware of your sitting posture. While prolonged standing put equal weight on both feet. Need help? Get your posture checked at our office for FREE with our NEW COMPUTERIZED POSTURE ANALYZER. Unless you are using a headset, don’t cradle the phone between your ear and shoulder while cooking, cleaning and talking WRAPPING GIFTS:  Best not to wrap presents on the floor as that encourages poor posture. Instead vary your position while wrapping.   Stand or sit at a table, sit in bed or sit in a comfortable chair. Remember to “stretch opposites”, so if you are leaning forward stretch backward. SHOPPING   Be comfortable with supportive shoes and comfortable clothing. Wear a fanny pack, instead of your heavy purse, with the essential items you need. Stretch before and after a day of shopping to stretch out your muscles. Make frequent visits to your car so you do not carry too much at once. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Take regular breaks and eat light foods. (ie: salad, fruit, cheese, sliced turkey, veggies, nuts, etc) Try not to bring your children with you as this leads to frustration for everyone. At the end of your day, stretch your muscles, take a hot bath or shower and consider a relaxing massage with one of our therapists. If you feel pain starting, use an ice pack for 20 minutes and repeat every few hours. ...

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