November 2017 Health Newsletter

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» Ideal Weight Loss = Safe, Rapid Results
» Massage Therapy
» Save on Acupuncture
» High Watt Laser Therapy - Relief Available Today
» New Study Sheds Further Light on the Risks of Opioid Use
» Chronic Back Pain Could Be Made Worse by Spouse Hostility
» Young and Hypertense: Do You Know if You Have High Blood Pressure?

Ideal Weight Loss = Safe, Rapid Results

The end of summer is coming but it's not too late to make 2017 your year. YOUR HEALTH IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE! Reach your weight loss and health goals quickly and safely. 

Start today to learn a new healthy lifestyle!

Our medically developed diet program focuses on weight loss, followed by a smarter nutritional education to support better lifestyle changes.

Ideal Protein has ranked #1 on the "The Most Popular Diets of 2015" list by DietsInReview.com, the largest and most trusted diet resource on the web. Ideal Protein has jumped 12 places from it's #13 postition in 2014, beating out competition from diet programs Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, Optifast and Medifast.  

Did you know that by losing just 10% of your body weight, you could significantly improve your health?
The Ideal Protein weight loss program works! The best success comes from following all 4 phases of the program, including maintenance. This helps ensure a long term result. Call us if you would like a refresher or to restart.
All dieters have the option of receiving daily email tips from Ideal Protein. Please let us know if you would like to receive them (or if you have difficulties viewing them). Valuable resources!

Please call for more information about upcoming class dates. 

There is no cost for the classes, but we do request a call to reserve your place. Space is limited, so call now. We'd love to have you join us whether you are new to the program, or you would like to join us to receive some new ideas.

Please call 303-205-0501 for more information.
A private consultation on weight loss is also available for $25.

We have a generous supply of the delicious NEW Ideal Protein products. Nacho Cheese or Sweet Chili Dorados, Bacon & Cheddar Omelet Mix, Mushroom and Parmesan Couscous Risotto, Chocolatey Caramel Mug Cake and more...along with Bleu Cheese, Honey Dijon, Balsamic, and Classic Italian Salad Dressings.

Call 303-205-0501
Additional information available at www.idealprotein.com

Author: Robert C. Nelson, DC, PC
Source: Ideal Protein
Copyright: Robert C. Nelson, DC, PC 2017


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Massage Therapy

Summer will soon come to an end but fun, fall activites will abound. Don't continue to suffer and miss out. Relax and refresh your mind, body and soul.

Also, consider the gift of massage therapy for your loved ones. It's the perfect gift to show you really care.   

SOLUTIONS MASSAGE THERAPY is the cure for aches, pains, stress, and so much more! 
Call Tory Curtis at 303-667-9762 or visit www.solutionsmassage.com to schedule your appointment today.

New clients, mention this ad and receive $5 off your first massage.

 

 

Author: Tory Curtis, LMT
Source: Tory Curtis
Copyright: Tory Curtis 2017


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Save on Acupuncture

Fed up that nagging pain and you're not sure where to turn? Look no further.                  

Add acupuncture to your treatment plan, and enjoy many benefits!

We suggest a series of at least three acupuncture treatments to begin with, yet many patients report pain relief and enhanced well being with their very first session.

  • Call us today at 303-205-0501 to set up your acupuncture appointment and receive a discount when done in conjunction with your adjustment. Mention this ad to receive a discount.

 

Author: Dr. Robert C. Nelson
Source: Office Specials
Copyright: Dr. Robert C. Nelson 2017


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High Watt Laser Therapy - Relief Available Today

 

Amazing Results & Advanced Pain Relief with Laser Therapy  

  Medical lasers have become an integral part of many clinical procedures. The new higher power systems are able to treat a wider range of disorders. This new high watt Class IV Laser is a non-surgical, painless, drug free treatment option for many conditions such as:

  • Low Back Strain
  • Bulging, Fused or Slipped Discs
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Post Surgical Recovery
  • Headaches, including Migraine
  • Sports Injuries (Pulled Hamstrings, Calves, Etc.)
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • And many more joint, muscle, circulatory and inflammatory conditions

There is no discomfort during treatment, simply a deep, gentle warmth as your body's cells respond to the light. There are no known side effects; it is a noninvasive therapy with long-lasting results.

We are very excited to offer this Advanced Pain Relief.
The goal is reducing pain, restoring function and improving lives.

Contact us for your consultation and appointment. Call 303 205-0501 today.

Author: Dr. Robert C. Nelson
Source: LiteCure Lasers for Life
Copyright: Dr. Robert C. Nelson 2017


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New Study Sheds Further Light on the Risks of Opioid Use

As you have probably heard, the country is currently in the grips of a massive opioid epidemic. In 2010, 16,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose. That was four times as many as in 1999. By 2015, that number had nearly tripled to 52,000 deaths. The death toll continues to rise. This problem is formally recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services. This past March, the governor of Maryland even went so far as to declare a State of Emergency because of the problemís severity. While the epidemic is full of complexity, one factor certainly playing a role in its growth is that these powerful medications are prescribed to many patients after only minor operations.†

Factors That May Lead to Opioid Abuse

According to a recent study, patients are equally likely to become chronic opioid users after minor operations as they are following major ones. Among people who are prescribed opioids for reasons unrelated to surgery, only 0.4% will develop a problem. After a major surgery, the rate is 6.5%. However, that is only slightly higher than the rate for patients who have had minor operations, which is 5.9%. A better identifier for who will become a chronic user seems to be the personís history with chronic pain. Those who became addicted to opioids after any type of surgery were 50% more likely to have previously suffered from arthritis or chronic back pain. Smoking also played a role. Smokers were 34% more likely to abuse opioids they were prescribed following surgery. For those who had preexisting substance or alcohol use problems, the odds of becoming addicted were also 34% higher.† These factors have led many experts to call for better screening practices before opioids are prescribed.††

Donít Risk Becoming a Victim of the Opioid Epidemic

No one plans to become addicted to opioids, but when you combine the strength of these drugs and the pain people are often in when they begin taking them, itís not hard to see how we got to a crisis. It also shouldnít come as too much of a surprise that people with chronic back pain are especially susceptible to becoming addicted. The pain can be so severe that patients will accept just about any fate if it means some kind of relief. Fortunately, if you experience pain, your local chiropractor may be able to help. Their noninvasive treatments can be quick, are often highly effective, and importantly donít involve the use of prescription medications. In fact, some patients feel better than they have in years after just one adjustment. Call your local chiropractor today if youíre suffering from pain that wonít seem to go away.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Surgery, online April 12, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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Chronic Back Pain Could Be Made Worse by Spouse Hostility
According to a recent study, lower back pain may be heightened if a spouse is unsupportive or critical of their partner. Published in August, the report involved observing 71 couples during a 10-minute discussion. The researchers were looking to see how a spouseís perspective could influence a patientís ability to deal with pain when they were suffering from a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or a degenerative disc. After the discussion, the patients suffering from chronic back pain were asked to do a 10-minute activity which involved stretching, bending, reclining, walking, standing, and sitting, while their partner watched on. The research team measured the levels of hostility and criticism from the spouse along with how much criticism was perceived by the patient. They also monitored the patientsí depressive symptoms, pain behaviors, and pain intensity.

How Negativity Can Intensify Chronic Back Pain
It was intended for the initial 10-minute discussion to create conflict, but the amount of hostility or criticism given wasnít manipulated. The researchers were successful in creating this conflict, with all patients reporting significant increases in their feelings of sadness, anger, and anxiety. Throughout the activity, the patients who experienced greater pain and were more likely to observe greater criticism from their spouses have been found to have higher depression scores.†

Combatting Chronic Back Pain†
Speaking about the study, John Burns who was their lead researcher suggested that until now, most studies have focused on how adequate social support can positively influence someone with chronic pain. However, this study has demonstrated how negative communication from a spouse can have a harmful effect on pain patients, with these negative responses often creating a vicious cycle. Spouse criticism can cause pain among patients as expressed by straining, groaning, and grimacing up to three hours later. This can also lead to further spouse criticism up to three hours later. When someone is experiencing back pain, itís very easy to criticize, dismiss them, or even act in a hostile manner toward them. However, when a patient is enduring pain, the best type of support is to help them lead the best life they can despite their pain. For back pain sufferers, this may also include getting the help of a chiropractor. As studies suggest, this noninvasive treatment is effective at relieving this type of pain. If youíve got chronic back pain, donít suffer in silence. Seek the professional advice and care of your local chiropractor.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Pain 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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Young and Hypertense: Do You Know if You Have High Blood Pressure?
If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 39, there is a good chance you have high blood pressure and may not know it. Research findings in eight national health surveys conducted between 1999 and 2014 suggest that only half of the 6.7 million young adults between the ages of 18 and 39 who actually have high blood pressure or hypertension received treatment for it.

Most High Blood Pressure Goes Undiagnosed

Approximately 75 million adults in the US, which is roughly 32% of the population, have high blood pressure.† While awareness of and treatment for hypertension and high blood pressure has improved in recent years, a significant number of people still go undiagnosed and untreated every year. And a large percentage of those people are men under the age of 39. Over 86% of women with high blood pressure have been diagnosed and sought treatment, compared with 44% of young men. High blood pressure and hypertension are the leading cause of stroke and heart attack, and contribute to one in 4 deaths every year in the US alone. High blood pressure can be caused by many factors, including obesity, smoking, stress, and genetics. In many cases the risk factors can be reduced or eliminated and the condition can be controlled.† However, failure to seek medical opinion and treatment can have serious consequences.

Reducing Stress With Chiropractic Care May Reduce Blood Pressure
Studies conducted at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Womenís Hospital in Boston, MA show that individuals who have shown elevated blood pressure in adolescence and early adulthood are at greater risk for heart attacks later in life. Researches suggest that preventing high blood pressure in the first place by exercising, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco is one of the best ways to reduce the likelihood of hypertension or high blood pressure.† If medication I required to control the condition, patients tend to get better results when they are young. Chiropractic care can also help alleviate or eliminate sources of stress caused by chronic pain, which can contribute to an overall reduction in blood pressure. If you have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease in your family, or think you may be suffering from the condition, you are encouraged to seek a medical evaluation and treatment.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Hypertension, online August 28, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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