Low-Impact #AerobicExercise

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“Along with specific back exercises, aerobic exercise that increases the heart rate for a sustained period is very beneficial for helping back problems. Aerobic exercise increases the flow of blood and nutrients to back structures which supports healing, and can decrease the stiffness in the back and joints that lead to back pain. While many patients with back pain are able to participate in vigorous exercise like running or step aerobics, others find it easier to engage in low-impact exercise, which does not jar the spine.”

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Common Vascular Disorder in Athletes

“A recent case study describes the role of chiropractic and conservative treatments in managing a vascular disorder called Paget-Schroetter Syndrome.” according to Chironexus. There are several case studies reviewed in this article but it is not a surprises to me to find this out. I have spent over a decade treating patients in my Kingston Wilkes Barre practice and I know the power of chiropractic. The chiropractic adjustment doesn’t just treat the muscles and joints but has a direct effect on the central nervous system and an effect on the the circulatory system. As a matter of fact the entire profession of Osteopathy was founded on the effect’s of joint manipulation on the circulatory system and the roots of chiropractic are based on the effect of the adjustment on the central nervous system so these are not new concepts.

To find out more read the story here: http://www.chironexus.net/2013/07/paget-schroetter-syndrome-most-common-vascular-disorder-in-athletes/?client=

By: Paul R. Mahler Jr. DC

Chiropractic Helps Plane Crash Survivor’s

chiropractic adjustmentAccording to Chironexus, “Plane Crash Survivor’s Back Pain Healed by Chiropractor”

In this report the Cox Flexion Distraction or flexion-distraction technique was used. I have personally used this technique for over 10 years in my Kingston office. I find it to be a very effective treatment for many low back pain conditions and according to the story “Cox Flexion Distraction is a low-velocity spinal adjustment procedure that is applied using a specialized table or instrument, in addition to manual contact. Trained chiropractors use flexion distraction to decrease pressure between spinal discs, increase disc height, improve range of motion, and more. Approximately 60% of chiropractors in the United States use Cox Flexion Distraction therapy in their practice.” I have not just used it on regular patients but on patients involved in MVA’s (car accidents) and even patients involved in air craft accidents.

To read more on this story: http://www.chironexus.net/2013/07/plane-crash-survivors-back-pain-healed-by-chiropractor/?client=

Dr. Paul R. Mahler Jr

Effects of alcohol on low back pain?

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The question is dose regular alcohol consumption increase your risk of low back pain. It has been shown in earlier research that smoking may increase your risk of low back pain and musculoskeletal conditions but are they also affected by alcohol? University of Sydney researcher have tried to answer this question. According to the Chironexus article “Nine of the cross-sectional studies showed a slight association between alcohol intake and low-back pain. However, this link was less strong after controlling for alcohol abuse and dependence.” It was unclear however whether modifying alcohol consumption has a direct link to low back pain.

read the full story here: http://www.chironexus.net/2013/07/alcohol-and-the-risk-of-back-pain/?client=

Dr. Paul R Mahler Jr. provided this information for your information.

Knee pain runners and chiropractic: Quicktip

In runners knee pain is one of the most common conditions I have run across after over ten years of treating patients. Repetitive injuries are common in all sports and foot and knee injuries are the most common found in runners. Chironexus has written a great article on the bio-mechanical injuries experienced by marathon runners and how chiropractic can help. I have been treating the serious athlete and the weekend warrior for over a decade in the Wilkes Barre Kingston area and many of the points mentioned in this article can be applied to a lesser degree to many of these patients. According to the article “Knee pain can be the result of a wide variety of underlying causes. One such cause of knee pain that is often overlooked as even a possibility is entrapment of the saphenous nerve. ”

Read the full story on this chiropractic patient at:http://www.chironexus.net/2013/07/marathon-runners-knee-healed-by-chiropractor/?client=

Information Provided By: Paul R. Mahle Jr DC

Is chiropractic safe, what do the studies show?

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Chiropractic is safe!

This is my experience as a chiropractor in the Kingston and Wilkes-Bare for over 10 years. It is not always pain free and it often takes time but it is very safe and effective. The safety of chiropractic is discuses in a recent articular on the Chironexus website. “Chiropractic care has successfully relieved patients of spinal pain for over a hundred years, and a new study shows that chiropractic is not only effective, it’s safe.” There is a recent study performed in Australia where the effects of a chiropractic adjustment were compared to sham adjustments. and it was found that “The majority of patients did not experience any adverse events, regardless of whether or not they were treated with chiropractic or sham interventions.” This indicates that chiropractic adjustments are as safe as someone just putting there hands on you (a sham adjustment) but the health benefits are fare reaching and beneficial.  This study indicates that chiropractic care is a safe, effective, non-invasive way to relive low back as well as other spinal pain.

Read the full article here: http://www.chironexus.net/2013/07/chiropractic-is-safe-study-shows/?client=

Information Provided by Dr. Paul Mahler Jr.

Stop joint and headache pain with cherries: Twenty common pain killers found in your home!

Cherries2Newest studies illustrate that at least one in four women are trying to cope with arthritis, gout or chronic headaches. If you’re one of these people, a daily bowl of cherries may soothe your pains, without the stomach upset many times caused by today’s painkillers, say scientists at East Lansing ’s Michigan State University . Their studies reveals that anthocyanins, the compounds that give cherries their incredible red color, are anti-inflammatories ten times better than ibuprofen and aspirin. “Anthocyanins help shut down the powerful enzymes that begin tissue inflammation, so they can prevent, as well as treat, many different kinds of pain,” explains Muraleedharan Nair, Ph.D., professor of food science at Michigan State University . Sugestions: Indulge In 20 cherries (fresh, frozen or dried) daily, then continue until your pain goes away.

 

Paul R. Mahler Jr.
Mahler Family Chiropractic Center, Forty Fort PA
Serving the greater Wilkes Barre and Kingston Area

Eliminate earaches with garlic: Twenty common pain killers found in your home!

Garlic2Painful ear infections drive countless of people in america to doctors’ clinics every single yr. To cure an earache quickly, simply place a couple of drops of warm garlic oil directly into your painful ear two times daily for 5 days. This easy treatment can clear out ear infections even faster than prescription drugs, say experts at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Scientists say garlic’s active ingredients (germanium, selenium, and sulfur compounds) are naturally toxic to a great deal of different pain-causing germs. To prepare your very own garlic oil gradually simmer three cloves of crushed garlic in one half a cup of extra virgin olive oil for 2 minutes, strain, then refrigerate for up to two weeks, recommends Teresa Graedon, PhD., co-author of the book, Best Choices From The People’s Pharmacy. For the best experience, warm the garlic oil a little before utilizing so the liquid will feel comforting in your ear canal.

Paul R. Mahler Jr.
Mahler Family Chiropractic Center, Forty Fort PA
Serving the greater Wilkes Barre and Kingston Area

Quick Tip – Dr Weil’s Anti Inflammatories – Ginger and Turmeric

Ginger and Turmeric added to your diet may drastically decrease inflammation in your body. The Research is still ongoing but these appear to be powerful anti-inflammatory with very low side effects if any. Systemic inflammation is one of the major causes of modern heath problems from arthritis to diabetes to heart disease. Make your meals taste great and your body heal well with just slight changes to your seasonings.

Three Reasons to Eat Turmeric: by Dr. Weil a must read.

Dr. Paul R. Mahler

Mahler family Chiropractic Center Kingston and Wilkes Barre PA.

Chiropractic: It is all just in your head- Quick Tip

Chiropractic: It is all in your head.

Chiropractic: It is all in your head.

Pretending Everything’s Okay Works

I have always agreed with patients that it is all in there head. That means that the brain interprets pain or life circumstances and controls the body and our actions accordingly. That is why the pathway from the brain to the body is so important. Have your spine checked today because it is all in your head.

See this post from The Onion It just reinforces what many chiropractors have said for over 100 years. We didn’t need a resurch studie to find this out. Spinal Hygiene for all contact your chiropractor today.

By Paul R. Mahler DC
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Promotes Chiropractic

See the video below

Quick Tip (Aug. 3, 2012): Chiropractic is for more than just back and neck pain it is important for the function of your entire body. You have your teeth cleaned 2 to three times a year shouldn’t you have your spine checked as often. The nervous system is directly effected by a chiropractic adjustment and it is the central nervous system that connects the brain to all of the cells in the body.

“We’ve got to let the people know that there is a necessity, it’s not even an option, it’s a necessity to have a chiropractor. As much as it is a necessity to have a dentist, if you have a dentist for the family, you should have your chiropractor for the family.”  Arnold Schwarzenegger

Isn’t time for spinal hygiene for all. If you are under care you already know this so be a good friend and send 4 of your closes friends to see a chiropractor and encourage them to do the same. It is about time wee see 80% of the people or better not just 10%.

Provided By: Dr. Paul Mahler Jr. DC
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Quick Tip: Pop Corn the Healthy Way

From Fox News

“The Toxicologist Won’t Eat: Microwave Popcorn
Olga Naidenko, is a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group.

The problem: Chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in the lining of the bag, are part of a class of compounds that may be linked to infertility in humans, according to a recent study from UCLA. In animal testing, the chemicals cause liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize–and migrate into your popcorn. “They stay in your body for years and accumulate there,” says Naidenko, which is why researchers worry that levels in humans could approach the amounts causing cancers in laboratory animals. DuPont and other manufacturers have promised to phase out PFOA by 2015 under a voluntary EPA plan, but millions of bags of popcorn will be sold between now and then.

The solution: Pop natural kernels the old-fashioned way: in a skillet. For flavorings, you can add real butter or dried seasonings, such as dillweed, vegetable flakes, or soup mix.

Budget tip: Popping your own popcorn is dirt cheap

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/12/01/7-foods-should-never-eat/?intcmp=trending#ixzz1uUsfE9CM”

There are a few other ways that you could prepare your pop corn. There is always the trusty air popper. If that is not convenient enough for you why don’t you prepare it the way we do in our house. Get the brown paper sandwich bags and place between 1/8 and 1/4 cup of pop corn kernels in the bag. Fold the top of the bag over 3 times and place in the microwave and pop just like the microwave pop corn from the store. After that remove the bag and add the topping of your choice. The healthiest way is probably the air popper but with a 12 year old in the house the microwaved version is sure convenient and yes it is dirt cheap you can get 500 brown bags at Sams Club very cheap and the pop corn is much cheaper loose.

By: Paul R. Mahler
Mahler Family Chiropractic Center, Kingston PA

Quick Tip: Antibiotics Don’t Fight Most Sinus Infections

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The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and reported on Fox News, “found antibiotics didn’t ease patients’ sinus symptoms or get them back to work any sooner than an inactive placebo pill.”

So what should you do? There are several facts to keep in mind. The first is,  when healthy your body is programmed to fight off these infections more efficiently than any antibiotic. The fever, chills, coughing, and runny noes are all symptoms of the cold. These symptoms are also the bodies way of fighting the infection. The fever kills the infection by raising your body temperature above the temperature at which the infection can survive, the cough is expelling the germs and dead tissue from your body, and the mucus is full of lysosomes that kill both bacteria and viruses. Sure you fell terrible but this is how you get better.

So next time you get that tickle in the back of your throat, let the symptoms get you better. Don’t supress the fever and the cough and also let mucus do its job. Why not help your body. Wrap your self up in a blanket, drink hot liquids (raises the temperature in the throat helping kill the infection), and keep yourself hydrated. You may fell terrible but you will often recover quicker than suppressing your bodies natural immune response and it will work far better than antibiotics.
 
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Quick Tip Babies and Launguage

Just another reason to help keep your babies nervous system healthy! Don’t miss this window of opportunity.

Today Fox News reported that “University of Pennsylvania researchers found that infants aged

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between six and nine months can grasp the meaning of common words months before they can speak them.” In healthy infants the first subluxation often happens during child birth and a lot happens in the first 6 months. Doesn’t your child deserve the best chance to meet these milestones. Consult a family chiropractor today about getting your babies spine checked.

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Quick Tip Exercise Helps With Dementia

exercising and chiropracticOdds of dying from dementia and brain deterioration was reduced with exercise.

Just another reason to exercise. “Researchers assessed the health of more than 45,000 men and nearly 15,000 women, ages 20 to 88 years, in the United States and grouped them into one of three fitness categories — low, middle or high.” acording to http://health.msn.com.

Just another example of how moment is life. Exercise has many great effects including reduced stress. See our other Blog posts about starting an exercise program.

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