What is Your Arthritis IQ?

Introduction

Do you know the facts about arthritis? Try this quiz to test your knowledge.

Questions

True or False

1. Arthritis is a disease of the elderly.
2. Aching joints are a common symptom of arthritis.
3. Those with arthritis have to live with aching joints. Stiffness and tightness.
4. Arthritis can come from an accident or injury, or multiple traumas.
5. Some people just wake up one morning and have painful arthritis in their back, shoulder or knee joint.
6. The cause of arthritis is well known amongst the medical community.
7. Arthritis occurs in major joints such as the hip, knee and/or shoulder.
8. You can inherit rheumatoid arthritis.
9. Once the cartilage in your joint has worn away in osteoarthritis, your body will not grow new cartilage.
10. People with arthritis should avoid exercise because activity makes the condition worse.

Answers

1. False. More than half of people affected by arthritis are under age 65 and many are under age 45. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of all ages, even children.
2. True. If the lining of the joint becomes inflamed, you may have rheumatoid arthritis. If the cushioning cartilage in the joint becomes damaged, you may have osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” arthritis.
3. False. Interventions to prevent or reduce arthritis-related pain include: gentle chiropractic manipulation, weight control, physical activity, massage therapy, herbs and supplements, hydrotherapy, acupuncture and acupressure, decreasing food sensitivities, diet therapy, prayer and spirituality, etc.
4. True. Post-traumatic arthritis can develop after an injury. This type of arthritis is similar to osteoarthritis and may develop years after a fracture or ligament injury.
5. True. Sudden onset is possible, but, generally, the pain develops gradually. A joint may become stiff and swollen, making it difficult to bend. Pain and swelling are worse in the morning after sleeping or after a period of inactivity. Pain also may increase after walking, stair climbing or kneeling.
6. False. Researchers are making progress in finding the underlying causes for the major types of arthritis.
7. True. However, it can occur in other joints, also. Arthritis occurs more in women than in men and usually after the age of 40-45.
8. False. Rheumatoid arthritis is not an inherited disease.
9. True. However, research is underway to develop techniques to replace or “grow” cartilage in areas where it has been worn away.
10. False. Regular exercise strengthens bones, increases muscle mass and reduces joint and muscle pain.

Health Check - Women's Symptoms Review

Please review the symptom check list below and indicate any symptoms you are experiencing.

Symptom

none

mild

moderate

severe

Hot Flashes

Low Estrogen

Night Sweats

Vaginal Dryness

Incontinence

Irregular Periods

Estrogen Dominance

Uterine Fibroids

Water Retention

Tender Breasts

Fibrocystic Breasts

Increased Forgetfulness

Foggy Thinking

Tearful

Depressed

Mood Swings

Stress

Adrenal

Morning Fatigue

Difficulty Sleeping

Decreased Stamina

Anxious

Irritable

Nervous

Fibromyalgia

Allergies

Headaches

Sugar Cravings

Dizzy Spells

Cold Body Temperature

Thyroid

Goiter

Hoarseness

Hair Dry or Brittle

Nails Breaking or Brittle

Constipation

Slow Pulse Rate

Rapid Heartbeat

Heart Palpitations

Infertility Problems

Acne

Metabolic Syndrome High Androgens

Increased Facial/Body Hair

Scalp Hair Loss

Weight Gain – Hips

Weight Gain – Waist

High Cholesterol

Elevated Triglycerides

Decreased Libido

Low Androgens/ Other

Decreased Muscle Size

Thinning Skin

Ringing in Ears

Rapid Aging

Aches and Pains

Bone Loss

Health Check - Men's Symptom Review

Please review the symptom check list below and indicate any symptoms you are experiencing.

Symptom

none

mild

moderate

severe

Decreased Urine Flow

Estrogen Dominance

Increased Urinary Urge

Prostate Problems

Weight Gain – Chest / Hips

Weight Gain – Waist

Decreased Libido

Metabolic Syndrome/

Low Androgens

Decreased Erections

Ringing in Ears

High Cholesterol

Elevated Triglycerides

Hot Flashes

Night Sweats

Decreased Mental Sharpness

Increased Forgetfulness

Decreased Muscle Size

Decreased Flexibility

Sore Muscles

Increased Joint Pain

Bone Loss

Rapid Aging

Thinning Skin

Decreased Stamina

Burned Out Feeling

Adrenals

Stress

Morning Fatigue

Evening Fatigue

Difficulty Sleeping

Apathy

Depressed

Mental Fatigue

Anxious

Irritable

Nervous

Headaches

Sugar Cravings

Dizzy Spells

Cold Body Temperature

Thyroid/ Other

Goiter

Hoarseness

Hair Dry or Brittle

Constipation

Slow Pulse Rate

Rapid Heartbeat

Heart Palpitations

Infertility problems

Allergies

How Old is Your Spine?

HOW OLD IS YOUR SPINE?

Did you know that your spine may be “older” than you are?  Depending on how you use or “abuse” your spine and what accidents or medical conditions you have had, your spine may be wearing out faster than the rest of your body.  Answering these questions may help you understand the stresses that may be taking “years” off your spine, leading to spinal degeneration.

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND THEN SEND YOUR RESPONSES TO US..WE WILL CONTACT YOU WITH SUGGESTIONS!!

MICROTRAUMA                                              

Do you repeatedly:

YES    NO

___   ___   Hold your head to one side to cradle the telephone?

___   ___   Slouch when you’re reading or writing?

___   ___   Keep your legs straight when you’re bending or lifting?

___   ___   Twist when lifting something?

___   ___   Sleep on your stomach or on a poor mattress or a couch?

MAJOR TRAUMA

Have you ever:

YES    NO

___   ___   Had a childhood fall or sports injury?

___   ___   Had a whiplash from an accident?

___   ___   Been knocked unconscious?

 CONGENITAL PROBLEMS

Have you ever been told you have:

YES    NO

___   ___   Scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine)?

___   ___   Spondylolisthesis (forward misalignment of one vertebra over another)?

___   ___   A hemivertebra (underdeveloped vertebra on one side)?

___   ___   Other back problems or spinal malformations?

YOUR LIFESTYLE
Do you:
YES    NO

___   ___   Work long hours without breaks?

___   ___   Let things “stress you out”?

___   ___   Eat  fast/junk food?

___   ___   Skip exercising because you’re too busy?

The more times you answered yes, the more likely it is that your spine is degenerating.

Now it’s time to learn about your spine so you can maintain or improve its health.

Toxicity Self Test

Rate each of the following symptoms based upon your health profile for the past 30 days. Print it out and return it to us.

POINT SCALE

0= never or almost never have the symptom
1= occasionally have it, effect is not severe
2= occasionally have it, effect is severe
3= frequently have it, effect is not severe
4= frequently have it, effect is severe

DIGESTIVE

___ Nausea or vomiting

___ Diarrhea

___ Constipation

___ Bloated feeling

___ Belching, passing gas

___ Heartburn

___ TOTAL

EARS

___ Itchy ears

___ Earaches, ear infection

___ Drainage from ear

___ Ringing in ears, hearing loss

___ TOTAL

EMOTIONS

___ Mood swings

___ Anxiety, fear, nervousness

___ Anger, irritability

___ Depression

___ TOTAL

ENERGY/ACTIVITY

___ Fatigue, sluggishness

___ Apathy, lethargy

___ Hyperactivity

___ Restlessness

___ TOTAL

EYES

___ Watery, itchy eyes

___ Swollen, reddened or sticky eyelids

___ Dark circles under eyes

___ Blurred/tunnel vision

___ TOTAL

HEAD

___ Headaches

___ Faintness

___ Dizziness

___ Insomnia

___ TOTAL

LUNGS

___ Chest congestion

___ Asthma, bronchitis

___ Shortness of breath

___ Difficulty breathing

___ TOTAL

MIND

___ Poor memory

___ Confusion

___ Poor concentration

___ Poor coordination

___ Difficulty making decisions

___ Stuttering, stammering

___ Slurred speech

___ Learning disabilities

___ TOTAL

MOUTH/THROAT

___ Chronic coughing

___ Gagging, frequent need to clear throat

___ Sore throat, hoarse

___ Swollen or discolored tongue, gums, lips

___ Canker sores

___ TOTAL

NOSE

___ Stuffy nose

___ Sinus problems

___ Hay fever

___ Sneezing attacks

___ Excessive mucus

___ TOTAL

SKIN

___ Acne

___ Hives, rashes, dry skin

___ Hair loss

___ Flushing or hot flashes

___ Excessive sweating

___ TOTAL

HEART

___ Skipped heartbeats

___ Rapid heartbeats

___ Chest pain

___ TOTAL

JOINTS/MUSCLES

___ Pain or aches in joints

___ Arthritis

___ Stiffness, limited movement

___ Pain, aches in muscles

___ Feeling of weakness or tiredness

___ TOTAL

WEIGHT

___ Binge eating/drinking

___ Craving certain foods

___ Excessive weight

___ Compulsive eating

___ Water retention

___ Underweight

___ TOTAL

OTHER

___ Frequent illness

___ Frequent or urgent urination

___ Genital itch, discharge

___ TOTAL

______GRAND TOTAL

Overall my results have improved tremendously with spinal decompression therapy

"I have had been having spinal decompression therapy for the last month. I have had excellent results. I was having sciatica and neuropathy; after the first treatment the neuropathy was so much less!   Dr Iris and the office staff are very professional, efficient and caring. Overall my results have improved tremendously with spinal decompression therapy. I would recommend Dr Rosenfeld to all patients with back problems, she listens and will work with you to improve your life."

-A.S.

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