Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation Follow these 12 easy suggestions: While in the Car Stretch before long periods of sitting. This will improve circulation and make positioning yourself easier. Support your spine. 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, muscle pain will decrease. 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. Simply walk in the terminal prior to boarding to keep your muscles from becoming too tense early into the flight. Use pillows to support the natural curvature of your spine. Vary positions, move, and stretch. Stand up in your seat, stretch, and walk about the aisles as needed can prevent strain. A few easy stretches, like lifting your arms over your head and reaching up toward the ceiling or bending forward to touch your toes, can do the trick. Place a book or luggage under your feet. Relieve the pressure in your back by keeping your feet raised about 1 foot off the floor while sitting. Handling Luggage Check bags. The American Chiropractic Association suggests checking all bags that weigh more than five to ten percent of your total body weight. Lifting heavy carryon items above your head can be an invitation to injury. Lift smart. When bending to pick...
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...

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...

Declare Your Independence From Pain-4 Easy Steps

Declare Your Independence from Pain-4 Easy Steps ARE YOU LIVING IN A HOUSE OF 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 twenty years.   A medical doctor had given me muscle relaxers only.  They weren’t all that helpful but over time and with restricting activities I got better.  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 What to do to decrease pain? 1. 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.  2. 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...

June Gloom? Experience Laser “Light” Therapy For FREE!!!

June Gloom? Experience Laser “Light” Therapy For FREE!!! Experience one FREE Cold Laser Light Treatment from Dr Iris as part of our MONTHLY FRIDAY FRENZY..FRIDAY JUNE 12th Lasers are used to listen to our favorite music CDs, measure temperature and distances.  Even Einstein spoke about light energy! Cold Laser Therapy has been proven to show major advances in the healing process and what is possible for chronic pain and injuries, neurological impairment and enhancing healing in many other medical conditions.  “With over 200 clinical studies (double-blind, placebo-controlled and many more planned), and in excess of 2000 published articles on Low Level Laser Therapy, this innovative new technology has a well-documented research and application history.  Having grown far beyond its distant Institutional Review Board (IRB) and experimental treatment status, Low level Laser Therapy is now being considered a therapy of choice for difficult pain management challenges including fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.” WHAT ARE THE GREAT BENEFITS OF COLD  LASER THERAPY? This effective FDA approved therapeutic modality is non-invasive, requires no medications, is easy and safe to use and does not interact with the molecules in metal joint replacements or plastics.  Research is demonstrating that Cold LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) reduces pain by accelerating tissue repair and cell growth,  reduces swelling and improves joint mobility, speeds up post-operative scar and wound healing, increases metabolic and vascular activity (improves circulation and immune response),stimulates nerve function, increases prostaglandin synthesis, enhances superoxide dismutase (SOD)  levels, etc. HOW CAN A SHINING BLINKING RED LIGHT GET SUCH AMAZING RESULTS? Simply stated, Cold Laser Therapy restores harmony and balance by using appropriate frequencies...

Radio Show: Free Yourself from Pain With Feldenkrais

Radio Show:  Free Yourself From Pain With Feldenkrais Join us Tuesday November 11, 2014 between 2:00-2:30 pm, with Dr Iris Rosenfeld on her radio show..”Attitude Adjustment” with special guest:  Suze Angel.  Topic: Free Yourself from Pain & Stiffness with Feldenkrais You are guaranteed to leave with 2 clear steps to transform your attitude immediately.  This show will create empowerment towards a paradigm shift of limitless possibilities in vitality and longevity for you and your family. Become inspired, entertained and uplifted as Dr Iris and her guests share their personal roadblocks and triumphs.  Join us by going to: www.InnerLightRadio.com   Suze Angel, M.A., C.F.T., is a Registered Movement Therapist and a Certified FeldenkraisR Teacher.  Over the past 30 years, Suze has helped thousands of people improve their movement skills, whether recovering from accident or injury, suffering from repetitive stress syndrome or desiring to improve athletic performance.   A Fulbright Scholar to France, Suze was teaching French in Massachusetts when she was disabled by a fall.  This injury led her to explore many different approaches with little improvement until she discovered the FeldenkraisR Method, a gentle approach that works with the neuromuscular system to change movement patterns.  Over the next four years Suze rehabilitated herself completely through a professional training program with Moshe Feldenkrais, the originator of this unique and highly acclaimed method of body/mind integration.  In her practice she uses her own experience to help others re-educate their neuromuscular systems to create new movement patterns that allow them to move with ease, comfort and flexibility.  She integrates Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Mechanical Link into the client’s individualized treatment plan to facilitate integration...

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