FUCK You All Mafakerz !
This is a repost from Chiroup. I found the info good and wanted to share. Beyond Chiropractic, vital in reducing fixations in the upper cervical vertebra thus reducing upper neck muscle tonicity, adding Magnesium is a good choice. Dr. Terry
There are more than 150 types of headaches and “migraine” is one of the most common. In addition to moderate to severe headache, the presence of nausea, disability, and photophobia are the most significant predictors for migraine.
A self-administered screening tool called ID Migraine ® poses the following questions to help confirm the diagnosis:
1. Are you nauseated or sick to your stomach when you have a headache?
2. Has the headache limited your activities for a day or more in the last three months?
3. Does light bother you a lot more when you have a headache?
An affirmative response on 2 of 3 questions yields high sensitivity (81%) and specificity (75%). (1)
Magnesium deficiency has been strongly associated with migraine attacks. A recent study by Chiu demonstrates the positive effects of magnesium administration both orally and intravenous for migraine symptoms.
“Intravenous magnesium reduces acute migraine attacks within 15 – 45 minutes, 120 minutes, and 24 hours after the initial infusion and oral magnesium alleviates the frequency and intensity of migraine. Intravenous and oral magnesium should be adapted as parts of multimodal approach to reduce migraine.” (2)
Although the studies comprising this meta-analysis used varying dosages and formulations (Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide) the most common adult dose was 400-600mg/ day. This dose should be sustained for 8-12 weeks before assessing effectiveness.
1. Lipton RB. A self-administered screener for migraine in primary care: The ID MigraineTM validation study. Neurology. 2003;61:375–382.
2. Chiu HY, Yeh TH, Huang YC, Chen PY. Effects of Intravenous and Oral Magnesium on Reducing Migraine: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pain Physician. 2016 Jan;19(1):E97-112.
by Dr. Terry Weyman
Many times I get asked, “How safe is a cervical manipulation” or I hear, “my neck hurts, I will just take an Advil”. I often wonder why MDs don’t refer more patients with neck or back pain to Doctors of Chiropractic? Over the years I have heard comments such as “there is no science that supports that it is safe”, or “don’t let a Chiropractor touch your neck as they can cause a stroke”. Yet, they refer to a physical therapist who has very little training in manipulation and most of their Manual Manipulation techniques involve a lot of rotation which can cause the most damage to the surrounding cervical structures. Now, I am not putting down the profession of Physical Therapy as I am a big user and believer in what they do. In fact, when teamed up, the DC/PT combo can be extremely beneficial to the patient.
Chiropractic has been reviewed for decades and proven safe, but just as a facial tissue is sometimes referred to as a “Kleenex” (a brand name vs the actual product) a manipulation can be performed by many people from Doctors to friends, yet most often, according to the literature, when an incident is recorded, it is recorded as a Chiropractic adjustment, whether or not the manipulation was performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Back in 1995, the prestigious Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), did a full Literature Review. In this review they evaluated the risk of serious injury or death resulting from cervical manipulation and to assess the evidence that cervical manipulation is an effective treatment for mechanical neck pain. They also reviewed the literature to assess the risks and effectiveness of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), which are often used as the “conventional” first-line treatment for similar musculo-skeletal conditions.
Their conclusion? “The best evidence indicates that cervical manipulation for neck pain is much safer that the use of NSAIDS! That is saying having your neck adjusted is safer than taking an advil. IN FACT, they concluded that its safer by as much a FACTOR OF SEVERAL HUNDRED TIMES. They further concluded that there “is no evidence that indicates NSAIDS use is any more effective than cervical manipulation for neck pain. (J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1995; 18:530-6)
So why do most people grab a handful of Advil (which has side effects) instead of simply going to the Chiropractor? Lack of knowledge or ignorance? Someone once told me it was due to cost. My answer to that was spend a little now or wait and spend ALOT later.
We only get one body, please take care of it and treat it for what it is, your most PRIZED possession.
Dr. Terry Weyman is the clinic Director at the Chiropractic Sports Institute located in Westlake Village, Ca
The use of a Hyperbaric chamber for wound healing and concussions is not new. In fact, when doing a literature search over 379,000 results came up! If you’re a person who likes to do their research, a great site that discusses the use of mild hyperbaric therapy and concussions is http://www.hbot.com/categories/hbot-concussion AND http://medicalgasresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2045-9912-4-8
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? HBOT is the use of Oxygen in a pressurized environment, at a level higher that 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Increased pressure allows Oxygen to dissolve and saturate more effectively in the blood system, primarily the plasma (independent of hemoglobin), which yields a broad variety of positive physiological, biochemical and cellular effects. This non-invasive therapy is the most trusted way to increase oxygen levels to all organs of the body. The typical treatment last for 60-120 min, during which the patient lies down and breathes normally. One session of HBOT increases the oxygenation of the blood system by 50%. Research also shows that it takes a minimum of 10 total hours to change an MRI of the brain.
Some of the proven benefits of using HBOT therapy:
1) Reduces Tissue Hypoxia
2) Reduces inflammation
3) Ameliorates Neurological and brain conditions such as concussion and stroke (as well as injuries)
5) Creates new blood vessels and capillaries
6) Promotes stem cell mobilization
Call CSI today, to see if you can benefit from HBOT therapy. (805-371-0737)
By: Dr Terry Weyman
The other statements I hear are “its ORGANIC” or “it helps with the pain” or my favorite, “all my friends smoke it, its not addictive”
Well its been a while since I have written a blog (coming up on a year to be exact). As with anything life got away from me. But with the help of my old friend, Obie 1, I am back. With school back in session and kids trying to fit in, I picked this topic to start it off.
POT, MARIJUNNA, GANJA, MAUI WOWIE, DOOBIE, HASH, HEMP, REEFER, ROACH WEED, ACAPULCO GOLD, MARYJANE not matter what you call it. We all know all about it. Or do we?
I get asked alot in my practice, especially my HighSchool and College kids,”is it bad for you?” From the onset, let’s categorically say that pot is bad for you. The answer to the question has nothing to do with being a teen; pot is simply bad for you, period. Also to note, it doesnt matter how the chemical is injested. Whether you smoke it, eat it or inhale through Vapor oil (e-cigs), its the same chemical.
However, when one looks at a teenager you’re looking at a growing organism, which includes a growing brain. There is overwhelming evidence that pot interferes with short-term memory and therefore interferes with brain function. The more the brain is changing the more concern one has about any chemicals entering the brain. Pot is fat soluble. The brain is almost all lipid, or fat. Therefore, pot gets into the brain. So at one level there’s a great deal of concern about pot affecting brain function.
On a very easy-to-observe level pot will also cause irritation of the bronchial lining. I am always astounded when a patient comes in coughing and does not put two and two together that pot may be the reason for the cough. When I then ask them if we were to take leaves in our backyard and burn then, would our eyes not tear and would we not be coughing, then they understand.
The medicinal use of pot for glaucoma, certain Neurological/Musculoskeletal diseases and nausea is real; it does help, but the only time I have seen pot used in a good way for some patients who hadchemotherapy for cancer and the overwhelming nausea caused by the medication was alleviated by the use of prescribed marijuana. Overall, it’s a
drug to stay away from. Think of it this way. If it alters your state, it probably is not worth it. For Athletes, why would you EVER want to alter your mental state? If you feel the need to alter your state to combat anger or other issues, Why not seek the advise of a professional to help you to fix the cause and not just treat symptoms?
God only gave you one body. Treat it with respect and care and it will take you on amazing journeys! Until next time. Be well!
Dr. Terry Weyman