What type of headache do you have?

We had a new patient come into the office yesterday with a “cluster headache”. They never heard of such a headache. This graphic is a rudimentary example of some different types of headaches……..and Yes his headache was relieved!

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Some Things to think about this weekend…..

Mental Attitude: Selenium For The Mind. Selenium is a mineral that acts like an antioxidant in the body. Research suggests the presence of oxidative stress in the brain is associated with cases of mild to moderate depression in the elderly population. With 200 micrograms of selenium a day there is a significant decrease in depression symptoms. Try to get at least the recommended daily allowance for selenium: 55 micrograms a day for both men and women. Whole grains are an excellent source of selenium. You can easily get 70 micrograms of selenium by eating several servings of whole grains such as oatmeal, whole-grain bread, and brown rice. Public Health Nutrition, 2007

Health Alert: Even Modest Weight Gain Can Harm Blood Vessels. Adding as little as 9 pounds of extra fat, specifically in the abdomen, increases the risk of developing endothelial cell dysfunction. Endothelial cells line the blood vessels and control the ability of the vessels to expand and contract. For those who gained weight in their abdomens, even though their blood pressure was normal, their regulation of blood flow through their arm arteries was impaired due to endothelial dysfunction. Once they lost the weight, the blood flow recovered. Blood flow regulation was unchanged in the people who maintained their weight and was less affected among those who gained weight evenly throughout their bodies. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, August 2010

Diet: Worst Foods in Your Fridge: Frozen French Fries. Frozen hash browns, French fries, or tater tots can be found in most American freezers. Just one serving (3 ounces) of some popular potato products (criss-cut French fries, tater tots, or curly fries), contains 8-11 grams of total fat, around 3 grams of saturated fat, 390-540 milligrams sodium, and about 190 calories. Many people eat double this amount in one sitting. Instead, try unprocessed potatoes, like baked or roasted red potatoes. Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

Exercise: How Much Exercise Do You Really Need? Get the most from limited training time by choosing activities that use large muscle groups all at once. Try standing up super-straight, with shoulders rolled back, abdominals tight and chin up. The trick is to set a timer for 5 minutes and hold that posture. Also, try repeatedly standing up and sitting down in a chair, jumping jacks or squats. Do these for 60 seconds, and then repeat it.
Preventive Medicine, 2006

Chiropractic: More Chiropractic Satisfaction! “Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians. Satisfaction scores were higher for chiropractic patients. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56% vs. 13%) reported that their low-back pain was better or much better, whereas nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse.”
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2000

Wellness/Prevention: Vitamin D For Wellness. An increase of vitamin D by 600-1000 IU above the present level, would improve bone health in the elderly and decrease the risk of cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic and immune diseases.
University of California Riverside, August 2010

What Makes Our Practice Unique?

NY NJ Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Center is in the fore front of helping people get better without surgery who suffer with slipped, herniated, bulging or degenerative lower back discs. Treatment is not watered down but instead singularly focused on getting patients better as fast as possible without needing to go “under the knife”.

At a time where back surgery is prescribed regularly, our office offers a unique alternative. One thing back pain sufferers need to keep in mind; once you cut, you cannot uncut. Surgery must be the absolute last resort, not the promise of a quick fix – because there are no “quick fixes”. Although surgery can offer last help to many with lower back disc injuries, there is the all too common follow up diagnosis called: Failed Back Surgery.

Failed Back Surgery

Regardless of the type of surgery, there are potential risks and side effects that can result. It doesn’t matter what type of back operation, be it laminectomy, “minimally invasive”, laser etc., all non-surgical options should be looked into before heading to the operating room. Rather than continue to beat up the topic of failed back surgery it is more important to talk about the DRX9000. (For more info on Failed Back surgery please click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failed_back_syndrome)

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

 

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What makes treatment with the DRX9000 so great is that it is a painless, relaxing type of treatment that offers those suffering with disc injuries a viable alternative to surgery. Each DRX9000 treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes, and patients can drive home after each session. Most patients fall asleep during the therapy or watch one of the many DVDs of popular sitcom episodes that we have available. There is no harm into looking into the DRX9000 by asking for a consultation.

If you are thinking about surgery and have not looked into DRX9000 treatment, call the office today at 201-825-6601 to see if you are a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression. The initial consultation with Dr. Guadagnino is free and most insurance is accepted. Appointments can be schedule for and day, evening or Saturday mornings. Don’t wait