NY Yankees Trust PRP To Treat Tendonitis

According to ESPN, the New York Yankees are turning to PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) to treat their star pitcher’s tendonitis and get him back on the field fast.

Pitcher Aroldis Chapman has been fighting through tendonitis of his knee for most of the season, but the pain has become so bad it’s hampered his ability to play.

To relieve his pain AND stimulate healing and revitalization of his injured tendons, the Yankees are treating Chapman with PRP.

The team expects the platelet-rich plasma treatment to get their ace closer pain free and back on the field very soon.

If Major League Baseball trusts PRP therapy to treat their players, don’t you think it’s worth considering for your pain?

Here at The Pain Arthritis Relief Center, we perform PRP therapy in-house…

So… if you’re suffering from tendonitis or nagging pain in your neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists… hips, knees, or ankles…

Give us a call at 301-710-9777 and we can discuss your pain and determine if PRP might be right for you…

There’s no obligation for the call, so you have nothing to lose but your pain!

Yours In Health,
Dr Brian Paris
CEO & Doctor of Chiropractic

 

Spinal Disc Health

With over 80% of the population suffering from back pain at some point, being proactive in taking care of your back is critical to your health. Many people do proactive, preventative things they do for their heart health or skin health, but very few people daily support the part of the body supports all of your daily movements. If you have experienced back pain, you know it isn’t just a nagging annoyanc, it changes your mood, your schedule, and you can’t live the life you want. This is why spinal disc health needs to be part of your wellness habits.

The discs in your spine are the shock absorbers between the bones or vertebrae in the spine. They have a tough outer ring and jelly-like center that makes them flexible to help you move, bend, twist and absorb the pressure of gravity. Over time these discs can degenerate and lose their cushion or be easily injured. This degeneration causes pain when the discs bulge or herniate. Most people don’t think about these discs in their back until it hurts, and assume the only solution is drugs and surgery.  Not only are there other treatment options that usually work better than drugs and surgery, but specific habits can help you prevent being susceptible to back pain.

2 Most Important Habits For Spine Health

  1. Movement: the discs in your spine have fluid and fibrous tissue inside the outer ring and jelly-like center. This fluid is full of nutrients that need to move through the tissue to keep it healthy. Movement such as regular exercise, stretching,and chiropractic adjustments — with a chiropractor  trusts — helps to keep the discs full of fluid and nutrients. Physical activity actually helps improve the cell nutrition of the discs in your spine.
  2. Hydration: spinal health is yet another item on the long list of health benefits of water/hydration. We recommend drinking ½ your weight in water daily. For example, for a 150lb person, they need 75 oz of water daily. This amount increases with sweating and caffeine intake. Consider an additional 8oz (1 cup) of water per cup of coffee daily. Your body needs to stay hydrated to keep the optimal levels of fluid in your spinal discs. Lack of movement and poor posture actually dehydrates the discs.

While movement and hydration are the two most important and accessible spine health habits, other factors affecting spinal disc health should be considered. This includes: regular chiropractic care, good posture, balanced muscles, weight loss, quitting smoking and getting good sleep each night. Regular chiropractic care helps move nutrients through the spine, optimizes the nerve signaling through the spine, corrects or prevents imbalanced muscles, (among other things). Poor posture decreases fluid in the spongy fibers in your discs by 15% so having correct posture while working at computers for long hours is a must. Smoking continually damage the vascular (vessels) health in your entire body, including the spine and is big risk factor for back pain.

Myth, Fear, and Conjecture- The Real Story Behind Chiropractic Care and Stroke Risk

Sometimes there’s just no way to stop a runaway train, which is what it is like when hot button issues hit the headlines. Through the years the idea that chiropractic manipulations (or adjustments as many call them) can cause a stroke has infiltrated the media and the conventional medicine world. This perceived risk is in relation to cervical artery dissection (CAD) which can cause stroke, and has been at times linked to a chiropractic adjustment.

Zero Causation Ever Established

There has been zero causation ever established between chiropractic care and stroke. In other words, there is no evidence either in research or in the physiology of cervical chiropractic adjustments that prove the process of adjusting can cause CAD or stroke. What is true in the relationship to CAD stroke and chiropractic care is that preliminary symptoms of CAD are those that people commonly see a chiropractor to relieve such as headache, neck/face pain, and dizziness. Therefore it is usually unknown in cases where stroke has occured within days of a chiropractic adjustment if the CAD had already occurred and the symptoms were actually what caused the person to see a chiropractor, like a Chiropractor trusts.  At the end of the day research associating stroke and chiropractic care has shown inconclusive results, at best.

Chiropractic Care- The Safer Option

It is important to put the numbers associated with this risk into perspective as it is easy to become myopic when trying to prove a point that does not have the data to back it up. There is known to be 1 death per 1 million people from cervical adjustments related to CAD. What is not reported, or put into context is there are 153 stroke deaths per 1 million people from NSAID medications (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Even worse, there are 500 stroke deaths per 1 million people from cervical spinal surgery. In digesting this data, it appears chiropractic care is actually far safer than standard medical treatments of drugs and/or surgery.

Myth, Conjecture and Fear- Not Reliable Treatment Options

High profile organizations like the American Heart Association have produced statements over the years warning people that chiropractic care could be harmful and cause a stroke, but there is simply not the data either scientifically or anecdotally to back up this claim. Additionally, when the data on safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care is honestly assessed, it is found to be a very safe, effective, cost saving treatment option providing relief and restoration for millions each day.

How to Use Your Body to Prevent Injuries on Moving Day

Those who have moved before, probably understand just how much squatting, lifting, pulling and pushing is involved. Any person who has tried to squeeze their couch or kitchen appliance through the front door, also likely knows how frustrating things can get. Your physical, mental and perhaps even emotional energy can become drained during a move. This may be especially true for those who are moving far away from friends and family for the very first time.

It can put a real damper on this big life transition if you get injured on moving day. So, here we have listed ways you should move your body when heaving and hauling, to help lessen your chances of suffering an injury.

Proper Body Mechanics

The majority of people have heard at one point or another the importance of lifting with their legs and not their back. We have heard this saying so many times, that it may just go in one ear and out the other eventually. That is, until we ourselves become seriously hurt due to forgetting to follow this very common rule. Here we have listed how to use your body safely, by abiding proper body mechanics:

  • Carry items closer to your center (not too low or above your head), with your back straight at all times.
  • When picking up items, use the muscles in your legs and arms, not your lower or upper back.
  • Do not rush, take your time and always walk slowly.
  • Stretch before and after you carry something of substantial weight.
  • Listen to your body if it tells you an item is too heavy.
  • If for any reason you do feel any aches or shooting pain, stop right away.

Other Moving Tips

In addition to properly utilizing your body during the move, there are other tips to consider as well. If you have friends or family assisting you on the moving day, you may want to talk to them about how to make things safer for themselves too:

  1. Buy moving gloves for extra grip on slippery cardboard boxes and other slick household items.
  2. Spend some time before the move day to clear common walkways and paths, so people can carry boxes out without the risk of tripping.
  3. Reinforce boxes that are damaged through strong packaging tape, to help prevent things from falling through the bottom.
  4. Stay hydrated, well-rested, take breaks and have snacks ready to keep your energy level up.

The Handy Backup Plan

There is a potential backup plan in the event you just do not want to do the lifting and carrying of your belongings this time around. You can consider hiring one of the long distance moving companies Alexandria, VA trusts to do all of the packaging, wrapping, maneuvering and strategizing instead. Hiring professionals can provide profound relief for you and the loved ones who typically help you move. Of course, moving companies are not free. However, it can be even more costly to risk an injury if you don’t have the zest or time to complete this huge task yourself.

 


 

Thank you to our friends and contributors at Suburban Solutions for their knowledge about moving and avoiding injury.