Chiropractic Therapy for Back Pain and Herniated Disc

Chiropractic therapy focuses on the non-surgical treatment of nervous system and/or musculoskeletal system disorders. Generally, chiropractic therapy is focused on spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures. Chiropractic techniques are effective for the treatment of lower back pain, including treatment of lumbar herniated discs. To request a consultation, call the Back Pain and Herniated Disc Treatment Centers today.

Chiropractors typically offer more than one kind of treatment, and will often use a combination of therapies to support a more complete solution. A course of treatment for back pain may include one or more of the following:

  1. Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization: Spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustment, refer to a specific technique used to align the spine. During this treatment, the chiropractor will use a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust to restore a vertebra to proper alignment. In contrast, during spinal mobilization, the chiropractor uses low-velocity manipulation of the muscles and joints to increase the range of motion within the targeted area.
  2. Dietary and Exercise Recommendations: Most chiropractors practice a holistic approach to medicine, recognizing that total wellness supports more effective treatment of any condition, including chronic back pain and herniated discs. As such, they may offer insight on how to make lifestyle adjustments that will improve your total health, including dietary changes, vitamin therapy, and a targeted exercise regimen.
  3. Ultrasound: Ultrasound treatment consists of sound waves used to create deep heat therapy. It functions as a micro-massage for soft tissues and joints and can reduce back pain, stiffness, and spasms. It also increases blood flow to accelerate the natural healing process.
  4. Electrical Muscle Stimulation:  During electrical muscle stimulation, electrodes are placed on the skin to send electrical pulses to problem areas, such as the lower back. This treatment reduces inflammation, curtails muscle spasms and relieves back pain.
  5. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS): TENS units feature electrodes placed over the source of pain, and give the user the ability to control the intensity of electrical stimulation. This treatment blocks the transmission of pain signals by the nerves and releases natural pain killers.
  6. Spinal Decompression: Non-surgical spinal decompression uses a traction table or similar motorized device to stretch the spine. This treatment alleviates pressure to affected nerves and body structures, thus reducing back pain and supporting the body’s natural healing process.
  7.  Cold Laser Therapy: As the name implies, cold lasers do not emit heat. Instead of generating heat, they induce a biological response in the cells of the body, which stimulates the blood flow in the targeted area. This enhances the body’s natural ability to heal and also eases the pain.

If you suffer from back pain, especially the pain associated with a herniated disc, and need an experienced chiropractor that offers a wide range of services, call the Back Pain and Herniated Disc Treatment Centers to request a consultation today. Our practitioners will formulate a course of treatment specific to your unique condition.

Keep the mattress elastic and tidy, help to maintain a healthy and good sleep, and have a good sleep experience, which is a healthier treatment for back pain.

good sleep experience is a healthier treatment for back pain

Good Mattress Care for Every Type of Bed

You’ve bought the mattress of your dreams. Now how can you get the most out of it? Taking care of your mattress will optimize its effectiveness over the course of its lifespan, which can range from 5 – 7 years. Here are some general rules for good mattress care.

Read the instructions.

That mattress tag people always debate about leaving on or removing. Not only is it needed for your warranty, but it also has the mattress care instructions. Whatever you do, don’t throw the mattress tag away.

Leave it alone.

When you first set up your mattress, it’s a good idea to give it some time to breathe, so it can lose some of its ‘fresh off the assembly line’ smell. No need to use any chemical fresheners or cleaners to cover it up – it will go away on its own, and these chemicals are not good for your mattress anyway.

Buy a mattress pad.

This is the best way to protect your mattress from humidity and perspiration, and keep it clean from potential stains. It is recommended to purchase a zippered dust mite allergy proof mattress cover to keep out dust mites and other allergens. Aside from the mattress, it is your next best investment.

Rotate and/or flip your mattress.

To break in your bed correctly, you will have to rotate it every two weeks for the first three months, and then once every two months after that so that you prevent the mattress from becoming lumpy. Some mattresses don’t need rotating or flipping, so double check when you buy it.

Whatever you do, don’t overdo it.

It’s a bed – somewhere to sleep. Not a stage for American Gladiators. You can do damage to the mattress by putting it under undue stress, so be gentle to it, and it will be gentle to you for years to come.

How Long Does A Good Mattress Last?

Whenever you buy a mattress, you should always look at how long the warranty is for the particular type and model you are considering. This will give you an accurate idea of how long the mattress will last. Through proper care, following recommended handling instructions, and not abusing the mattress, you will most likely see your mattress through to – or past – its intended lifespan, while it returns the favor by giving you years of comfortable, restful sleep.

A typical innerspring mattress from manufacturers like Sealy, Simmons, Serta, and King Koil has an average lifespan of anywhere from 5 to 7 years. As the core is comprised of a coil, it does lose is springiness after years of use. Sealy, Simmons, and Serta also offer memory foam and latex mattresses that have 20-year warranties – memory foam specialists like TV Brand memory foam and AngelBeds also match these impressive warranties. Air beds – like Sleep Number beds – have also come a long way, and their renewable air chambers have pushed their warranties to up to 20 years as well.

But it’s not an exact science. For whatever reason, a mattress may fall a bit short of the warranty, or go well beyond. Sometimes, a change in lifestyle will mean that a particular mattress is just not giving you the comfort and support you need anymore. The life span and warranty are reasons to rejoice in the high quality mattress you invested in, not to endure because you feel like you should get all the years out of it you can. If you begin to feel the signs of discomfort or poor sleep, contact the manufacturer, or see if you need to switch to a different type of mattress.

Selling Custom Socks As Our Team’

My husband is the coach for a local little league baseball team in our town. Our son plays on this team and loves it. The team doesn’t have a whole lot of money and we are always looking for different and unique ways to hold fundraisers to help with the costs of the team. We have done all of the typical fundraisers in the past and are going to hold a brand new one by selling custom socks. We found a company online that has a wide variety of socks to choose from that are completely customizable.

I think we are going to go with one or two basic designs with the team logo on them with the option of adding a name to the socks. Continue reading

What is Matched Betting?

First time hearing about matched betting? If you want to make money or profit online, then this is one of your choices. You’d also want to check out Oddsmonkey if you decide to be in this game as well.

Many people are wondering whether or not matched betting is legal. Although the meaning of the words suggests that it is gambling, this isn’t gambling at all. Learning more will make you realize how easy it will be to make some added cash with matched betting, but do keep note that you are not going to become a millionaire out of it in one night.

Matched betting is a method of getting some of the free bets that are provided by the bookmakers. All these bookmakers promote their offers in order to invite new gamblers to place some bets with them. You will see something online that says you have to bet x pounds with them and they will give you x pounds free bet.

How it works

Here are some terminologies that you need to learn first before you engage with matched betting. The same terminologies are used in Oddsmonkey, too.

  • Back bet – this means that you are betting for a particular outcome to be true. A sample of a backing bet is something like this “I bet Spain will win”. If this is true, you have won the bet and you’ll get the winnings. If Spin loses or you got a draw, you will lose the stake you placed in. You can choose any bookmaker to put on your back bet.
  • Lay bet – this is a move where you bet against something that will come true. Just make an opposite prediction like the one above: I bet Spain will not win. This is still an example of the lay bet. If they either draw or lose, you still win. The lay bet can only be placed in a betting exchange, like the Betfair.

At this point, you already have an idea how matched betting works – this is by means of cancelling the risk with the ‘back’ bet at any online bookies through betting against yourself with the same odds, which is referred to as ‘laying’ a bet. And this is only done at a betting exchange. To put all of these in a few words, the player is ‘matching’ with their own bet.

After the first or the ‘qualifying’ bet you got, you will get an award with a free bet which will be provided by the bookmaker. This is the profit that you’ve heard most about matched betting. All you need to do is just repeat the process. You start with utilizing the free bet then lay up the bet. Whichever the result is with the placement, players are guaranteed with profit.

How much can you make with Oddsmonkey?

For every matched betting, you will be left up to 95 percent free bet amount as your profit. The reason for this is that the betting exchanges mostly charge with a commission of 5 percent on the winnings. You also get to make a small loss with the qualifying bet because of a minor difference in the odds on every website. To read more about oddsmonkey, check out my Oddsmonkey Review.

I Think I Am Learning to Get Past My Anxiety Issues

As someone who has severe anxiety, I have tried to limit my interactions with the general public. I have gone to a doctor to get medication for my issue, but that solved nothing. So, I sometimes shun things like HVAC installation in NYC or getting other things done around my house because it has been easier for me to ignore the issue. But this year, I decided that I wanted to be part of the living again, and I wanted to quit ignoring things. So, little by little, I have been tackling things around the house that needed to be done. I had been wanting to get a new AC for over a year, and it gets quite hot in the summer. So this year, I told myself I would not put up with ignoring it again.

Part of my anxiety comes about from my need to be really clean. I clean like crazy, but in my mind, my house is still not clean enough. And then I get anxious and worry about what other people will think of my home and my general surroundings. Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy Damaged My Roof

I have been through some pretty bad storms, but nothing compares to Hurricane Sandy. I am thankful that my house just sustained some damage, because I know there are a lot of people who lost their homes outright. Dealing with a damaged roof was my biggest concern, and that was made easy because of the company that I hired that does roof repair in Queens. I knew that there was no way I could do the repair on my own. Even if I was younger and felt confident of working on a hot roof all day long, I just do not have the knowledge on what all needs to be done in order to do the job right.

That is also why I hired a professional company. There were all kinds of advertisements from handyman services who would fix everything from a basement issue to a damaged roof. I wanted a professional who only concentrates on roofs, because then I know the job is getting done right. I also had safety concerns if a handyman would do the work. Continue reading

Understanding the Role of Marijuana in Cancer Treatment

There has been an endless discussion in the international media regarding the medical use of marijuana, which is otherwise also known as pot, grass, cannabis and ganja. Although very effective, there has been substantial abuse of this plant and its derivatives, leading to many severe effects. Drug abuse is a crime and therefore to curb this abuse, marijuana has been made illegal in the US. However, it is important to study its medicinal role in cancer treatment and judge whether medical marijuana should be made legal.

The medical use of marijuana has its own limitations since different strains of the plants have different effects and it becomes difficult to predict the effects. Therefore, certain substances have been isolated from the plant which can be used in optimum doses either alone or in combination with other drugs to deliver a predictable effect. Some of the marijuana plant substances (cannabinoids) have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve many cancer and AIDS symptoms such as nausea, vomiting etc. and also increase appetite.

Medicinal Uses of Marijuana for Cancer

Marijuana has been endorsed as a drug that helps relieve vomiting, pain, nausea, and even stimulate appetite. According to certain supporters of marijuana, it is also claimed to have anti-bacterial properties, restrain the growth of tumor and also increase the airways that helps in breathing during asthma attack.

In its crude form, the stems, leaves and flowers of a marijuana plant are crushed and dried and then smoked via pipes or home-made cigarettes. It is also made into a concentrated form of sticky liquid known as hashish or hash oil. However, for medicinal purposes, compounds of marijuana are in chemical drugs. The two most potent active components in marijuana are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Studies and Evidences

Researchers across the world have been conducting researches to identify the effectiveness of marijuana and its compounds for the cure of cancer.

In certain countries, drugs containing THC and CBD have been approved for relieving cancer pain. In the US too, clinical trials are being conducted to test the effectiveness of the compounds for alleviating cancer pain. Results in a few trials have shown that those who took marijuana medicines took lesser number of pain relievers.

A study conducted to assess the effectiveness of whole plant extract of cannabis with specific amounts of its compounds showed that it was extremely effective in relieving pain in cancer patients who were in the advanced stage and who had extreme pain even after the intake of strong opioids. The study was a randomized, placebo-controlled study.

A review of studies published between the years 1975-1996 suggested that THC administered by mouth helped in reducing nausea which is associated with cancer treatment.

Recently scientists have stated that THC and CBD slowed the growth of cancer cells when tested in laboratory settings. When tested on animals, it was seen that cannabinoids helped to reduce the spread of cancer, thus lowering the risk.

In order to further research its effectiveness, marijuana is being studied by researchers and many clinical trials are underway.

Side Effects of Marijuana

Although there is a widespread agreement on the effectiveness of cannabis, many known after- effects have been identified by researchers. These include:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased heart beat
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucination
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Slower digestion

Furthermore, long-term smoking of cannabis has been associated with many harmful effects on the reproductive system and the endocrine system.

To conclude, it is apparent that marijuana is an effective substance that can have many benefits for those suffering from cancer. However, its abuse can lead to many complications and has some major side-effects. Further research is needed in this respect to identify the full potential of the substance.

Author Bio: Sameer Gupta  is a medical writer who writes well-researched, in-depth cancer articles which provide relevant information to help patients combat the deadly disease

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Breast Cancer Society is doing an excellent job in the society by helping out the needy breast cancer patients in getting through their disease and curing medical procedures in an effective manner. The society is not only providing medical aid and medicines on cheaper or no prices but is also influencing a great deal of impact in the community through its breast cancer awareness programs. The awareness campaigns run by the society are highly informative for the uninformed and illiterate women in particular. The society is targeting to break various myths regarding breast cancer through its exact breast cancer awareness programs.

The society is informing people in far flung areas in various countries. The widespread information is also partnered with efforts to financially support the breast cancer patients. The patients are provided $100 per month for supporting their financial needs. Moreover, the cancer patients are also provided with free medicines and equipments to save their lives and health.

The families of the breast cancer patients are also helped both financially and morally by the society. The strong network of volunteers also helps these breast cancer patients in communicating with each other and helping themselves in all regards.

Cheap Twin Bed Reviews

Cheap twin beds are available in many different designs, sizes and style. Its standard style is loved by most people because it fits the bed frame. Be sure that you chose regular size of twin bed because some other countries have many different sizes that are not suitable for your frame. Twin bed for kids comes in different design, and decoration. Some are printed cartoons characters like Mickey Mouse, and Barbie for girls. For boys, they printed cars and other animations. Frames are also available in different traditional design and style. The most common materials used in making twin bed are metal and wood.

Cheap Twin Beds
Cheap Twin Beds

Some of the cheap twin beds offers affordable price depending on the style. Manufacturers add some decorations to make all-in-one twin bed. They put drawers and bookcases in its side. It also has built in shelves that are can serve as storage of light valuable things. Other type of the cheap twin beds can be used as a seat during day time and sleeping every night. It can be expanded because has roll-out trundles to have additional space for sleeping.

Cheap Twin Beds For All

Cheap twin beds for adults are available online. You can find there quality twin beds in affordable price. Some of the twin beds have it sleek design that is suitable for your bedroom. If you have a small-spaced room, you can buy minimal sized twin beds. Big sizes are also found in the market.

Available Cheap Twin Beds Online

• South Shore Bookcase Headboard 39

These cheap twin beds features plenty of storage space and one full-length shelf for light-weight things. It provides space for your alarm clock and small radios. This is design using recycled materials and assures its durability. This twin bed’s size measures 42 inches height and 43 inches width.

It is a perfect cheap twin beds for those who love books. It has bookcases in the side where you can store your collection of books and organize them according to their titles. You can enjoy relaxing in your beds while reading your favorite books.

• South Shore Furniture, Twin Mates Bed 39/Country Pine

This is a great option if you’re looking for cheap twin beds. There is a lot of space for storage with three drawers. It is a vintage-style twin bed made from composite woods. Its weight is 109 pounds and its size are 77x41x16 inches.

• South Shore Furniture, Cosmos Collection Twin Mates Bed

This twin bed can be bought at a cheap price. It has a shaker style twin bed box manufactured from composite wood. It has a built-in 3 pull-out drawer with nickel handles. It measures 76.2×40.2×13.8 inches and weighs 111 pounds. This is design for those who have minimal-sized rooms. You can store files and other valuable to its drawers.

These are some of the examples of cheap twin beds available online. You can also search for other twin beds online. Chose the design that suits your taste and chose the color that suits the decoration of your room. In choosing the quality of the twin bed, you must also consider what are the materials used in making the product. Choosing the right twin bed is good to assure it’s durability and performance. Cheap twin beds are good for anybody. There are also cheap twin beds designs for adults and children.

Dealing with Varicose Veins-Health as well as Fitness

Varicose blood vessels are most observed in the thighs and ankles. They’re large, twisted veins that may be seen near the top of skin. Based on the Mayo Center, Varicose blood vessels occur when arteries weaken as well as stretch. Varicose VeinsIn this problem, varicose veins cannot move blood to the center.

They primarily weak to the effectiveness of gravity ought to be limited and may not break the rules the blood in the legs.
This leads to blood to gather in the actual legs and boosts the pressure about the veins. This particular causes ultimately the blood vessels to enlarge. Sometimes the small blue or even red blood vessels visible on the top of skin. These are often called varicose blood vessels, because they frequently resemble the spider internet.

Are you in danger?
Varicose veins could be hereditary. They’re usually more typical in obese people, or are a symbol of long.
Signs and symptoms of varicose blood vessels
Some individuals feel discomfort or fatigue within the legs at the conclusion of your day, or varicose blood vessels often trigger no symptoms besides minor swelling within the feet as well as ankles.
In more severe conditions, pores and skin dry as well as itchy. In this instance the pores and skin to split up and bleed very easily. These open up wounds could be a long time for you to heal. Even though the bloodstream pools inside your legs, the skin looks tan for the reason that area. House Treatment with regard to varicose blood vessels.

Avoid restricted clothing
Tight clothes can limit circulation and may contribute in order to varicose blood vessels. Avoid socks which are red represents on their legs, restricted trousers as well as tight belts in order to leave.
Whenever seated, put your own legs on the footstool. Prevent your thighs when seated.

Switch jobs often
Sitting as well as standing for a long period can often bring about varicose blood vessels. If you need to sit within school or even work, attempt to regularly increase and extend your legs by walking.
Even should you must stand for a long period, try altering positions frequently and sit when you are able.

Many training
Try in order to exercise frequently by strolling, cycling, floating around or what ever activity which interests a person. Recruit muscles within the legs to avoid blood through pooling within the lower extremities.
Exercise will even help keep the weight lower. This will reduce the quantity of direct pressure about the lower extremities.
Treatments for varicose blood vessels
The traditional medical procedures is problematic vein stripping to get rid of the blood vessels
Newer, less unpleasant treatments make an effort to identify the primary seal is actually leaking vein within the thigh.
Techniques for example ultrasound-guided froth sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation and laser light treatments are additionally available.
When in order to call a physician?
If your skin over the actual varicose problematic vein starts in order to bleed seriously and didn’t stop along with direct stress, contact your physician.
Also, in case your legs swell and be painful, you’d other health conditions who require help.

A Gym Ball is the Perfect Companion for Shakeology

Are you hitting the gym? Maybe you’re like myself and making use of that gym ball you have sitting around. After finding delicious Shakeology ingredients, I made the decision to start exercising again. Diet has always been the most difficult part for me but with Shakeology I think I can finally get over that hump. I like eating tasty meals which is exactly what Shakeology provided. So, if you’re using a gym ball, you might want to check out some tips and advice that I’ve learned over the years! For all intents and purposes a Gym Ball is a wobbly bench. Continue reading

Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Review

My husband and I wanted a good quality juicer that we could use to make juice quickly and in large quantities.  For our purposes, the masticating juicers were not exactly what we were looking for at the time. After a lot of reading and research, the centrifugal Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite is what we decided on for our family of 6 fruit and veggie juice-guzzling individuals.

We have written this review to help others decide if this is the juicer they need. It is our real life experience based on three years of use ….

We need a lot of juice for our large family and we need it fast. We can’t be chopping and peeling for ages every day so we needed a centrifugal model that would produce lots of juice with a minimum of fuss. We wanted a durable machine we could use twice daily for morning and evening consumption.

To be honest I was in awe of this when it first arrived much to my husbands amusement.  It is a very solid and heavily built machine – the Godfather of Juicers perhaps…!

It has a sleek, kind of industrial look to it that fits in well in modern kitchens and it matches our stainless steel range cooker nicely.  So, lets have a look at it’s main features, it’s benefits and anything else we can think to say about it including downsides ….

High Powered Motor…..

It has a high powered (1000watt) motor which has two speed settings; low (6500 revs per minute) and high (13000 revs per minute);  which you can alternative between for the different types of fruit and vegetable ingredients you will be juicing – you will get to know which are better juiced fast and which are better slow as you become used to the juicing process.  In general, it is better to juice most things slowly for the ultimate juice extraction – but if you are in a rush in the mornings – then you can turn up the speed….

Good Looks ….

You cannot fail to be impressed by the highly durable die cast steel body; the heavy duty stainless steel wire mesh filter in the spinning chamber and titanium plated grating/chopping teeth and disk. This juicer means business.

Ease Of Use ….

It has a very good sized round feeder tube for your whole size fruits and veg to be fed into the spinning (centrifugal) chamber where all the chopping and grating takes place.

Clean Up ….

The residual pulp is spun through the mesh and out into the large hard plastic pulp collecting bin.  You can pop a (recyclable!)plastic bag in there and hook it over the sides of the bin so you can simply lift out your pulp and bin it afterwards – saves a little washing up – if you plan to juice more than once a day, you can leave the pulp in there until it is used for the last time as it is a very big container!   For cleaning up, it all comes apart very quickly and simply and all parts except the motor can go in the dishwasher if you wish, but do need a quick rinse first.

Secure Fittings ….

An easy clamp locking arm automatically adjusts up to 1/4″ all round to accomodate all parts and lock them together nice and tight.

Juice Collection ….

The pitcher jug is see thru thick plastic and a good size for juice collection. You do need to keep an eye on the marked full level as it needs to be tilted ever so slightly when removing it for pouring or storing and could result in spills. The defrother really works well to remove the foam if you dont like it, we just stir it in! If you want to make a huge amount of juice in one go, then stop the juicer before the jug is full, transfer the juice elsewhere (or drink it !) and then continue – easy!

Getting Started and Recipes ….

There is also a basic juice recipe book which arrives with the machine and you can download the manual with recipes from the product page as a PDF.  This will get you up and running with ideas.

Okay – thats the features and information covered ….  what are the benefits and what do WE think about this machine – really…?

As mentioned earlier we use it twice a day everyday. Sometimes we use it three times…  The juicer is fast and we mean fast.  It powers its way through a bunch or carrots or beetroot or parsnip with ease.  A whole head of celery? No problem…  Also, you can pack green leaves like spinach in between and around harder stuff and juice that too.

It is a little noisy, but just for two or three minutes, we don’t care about that! Rather that than stand there peeling and waiting and waiting and waiting some more for a quiet little masticator to do its stuff. It can leak/spit a little around the edge of the pulp collection container, more noticably when you have something very soft or bright like oranges, carrot or beetroot.  Adding the plastic bag seems to help a lot, sealing the very tiny gap that seems to be the cause. We wipe up around it only once a day and we have a white kitchen!  We have noticed one or two tiny spots on the ceiling once, but nothing to speak of and we use it very often.

We like to juice very soft fruits in it by squashing in with harder stuff. It juices more thoroughly and drier that way. It does a very good job of a pure citrus juice which the children like best producing a lot of quality juice very quickly.  We prefer easy peel tangerines or satsumas (the bigger the better) or easy peel oranges if you can find them.

Juice residue does build up on the parts of the machine, which will remain even after a hot dishwasher wash.  You need to be prepared to do a maintenance scrub with non abrasive cleaners now and then to keep it shiny and new looking. Of course any other juicer would need this to be done.

The pitcher jug can be replaced cheaply if it becomes too stained and it bothers you. We are on our second mesh filter, about three months ago it started to peel off the frame slightly at an edge where it was soldered. We contacted the manufacturer and it was replaced within a few days and still usable during that time anyway.  It took nearly three years of use for this to happen – which we think is excellent service.

It is still going strong and we do put it under pressure.  You could use this machine in a juice bar!

You need to be prepared to buy quite a lot of fruit, fairly often, but it is still cheaper than shop bought juice and ten times as nice.  Theres a lot of temptation to go a bit mad with fruit when you first get one, but after a few weeks this passes and you do become more sensible with a staple of juice ingredients you really do like.

On the whole it is a great machine, it has been given 4.5 stars by customers on and we would agree with that. Although there are a few people whose experience was not ‘ideal’, you should not be too concerned about that. It is clearly a very good quality machine which gets the job done efficiently.