By. Terry Weyman
Stress is part of life, its just the way it is. HOWEVER, when the flood waters get a little high, sometimes we need a little help. Stress comes in many forms. And its effects are so strong that even the stress of others can have an impact on your well-being. The American Psychological Association reports that “only 37 percent of Americans feel they are actually doing an excellent of very good job of managing their stress”. Not only can Stress be emotional, it can also be caused by over training!
What are you doing to help your stress? We all have read about stress relieving techniques, from mediation, positive self talk, breathing and changing your environment. However, what are you doing during the stressful times to just get by until the light at the end of the tunnel appears? Here are some quick tips to help.
Supplements to take:
Supplements are just that. They SUPPLEMENT the diet when more is needed. If you are building a house and its time to put on the roof, do you want a few tiles to show up at a time or do you want truck loads to show up when they are needed? The average American diet is CRAP. We are not getting the nutrients necessary for daily survival most of the time, let alone in times of stress. So, when the body needs more, give it more. The basics are:
- Vitamin C
- Omega #
- Valerian (if sleep is a problem)
- Passion Flower
By Dr. Terry Weyman
I got this quick tip from the American Chiropractic Association and I felt it was worth sharing.
TREATMENT OF STENOSIS
“Spinal stenosis is created by the narrowing of the Spinal Canal. There are three BASIC treatment approaches to spinal stenosis: The conservative medical approach, which often involves bed rest, analgesics, local moist heat and muscle relaxants; The conservative Chiropractic approach, which includes non rotational manipulation to decrease tension of posterior facet joints, exercise, decompression and self-care techniques; and surgery. The source of the stenosis often dictates the treatment.
Ultimately, stenosis is a chronic condition that cannot be “cured”, but it often can be improved and maintained over the long term.”
By working with the fixation of the posterior joints, decompressing the spine and providing proper exercises to strengthen the weakened core WITHOUT adding further stress, can and has been shown to decrease the symptoms dramatically. Thus, increasing the quality of your life.
Dr.Terry Weyman is the clinic director of CSI. For more info, you can visit their website at www.gotcsi.com
By: Dr. Ciro Errico and Dr. Terry Weyman
Concussions also have different degrees of severity. According to the Cantu guidelines, concussions have several grading scales: Grades I, II, and III. Grade I concussions are not associated with loss of consciousness, and post-traumatic amnesia is either absent or less than 30 minutes in duration. Athletes may return to play if no symptoms are present for one week. Grade II is a loss of consciousness for less than five minutes or exhibit post-traumatic amnesia between 30 minutes and 24 hours in duration. They also may return to play after one week of being asymptomatic.Grade III concussions involve post-traumatic amnesia for more than 24 hours or unconsciousness for more than five minutes. Players who sustain this grade of brain injury should be sidelined for at least one month, after which they can return to play if they are asymptomatic for one week.The week begins the day after all symptoms have dissipated.
This months tip, “when to use the Marc Pro” stems from a question asked of me yesterday from a patient of mine who owns one. He is a Hockey player and was asking when is the best time to use it. I asked him when does he use it now? He said “when I think about it, which is once a week”.
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