Written by Jason Ramdewar

What Is Text Neck?

HOW TO PREVENT AND CORRECT IT.

Your cell phone vibrates in your pocket while you’re walking to the car. Your vehicle is only a few feet away but waiting seems impossible. You eagerly retrieve the phone and smile as you look down at the message previewed on the screen. You quickly begin typing up a witty response and without realizing it, you’ve just started falling victim to text neck.

When people stare at their mobile devices or tablets, the body is often contorted in a dangerous way. These devices are rarely brought up to the face instead, people take a cruel stance: they hunch over and extend their necks almost beyond capacity. It’s no surprise then that this action promotes poor posture and an abnormal curvature of the cervical spine over time; it causes pain in the back, neck and shoulder regions and can result in other ailments such as pinched nerves, nagging headaches and herniated disks.

That’s because the human head weighs approximately 12 pounds. To put it into perspective, the average weight of a bowling ball used in competitions ranges between 13-15 pounds. Therefore, in comparison, the human head is not very different. To make matters worse, when the neck is arched further forward and downward a lot more stress is applied to the spine. In fact, experts warn that for every inch the head slants forward, the pressure on the spine becomes twofold. At a certain degree of flexion, that pressure can reach 60 pounds (or about 4 bowling balls).

Unfortunately, this electronics-driven condition can give rise to problems that necessitate medical care and in some cases, surgery. However, it doesn’t usually have to involve such extreme measures. Physical therapy is a natural and comprehensive solution. It is instrumental in relieving discomfort, treating complaints and preventing further occurrences.

Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center has a well-rounded team of chiropractors, licensed physical therapists, massage therapists and many others who are qualified and ready to help alleviate the pain of text neck and stop its perilous progression so you can happily and healthily enjoy technology for years to come. Call 866-GOLDSON and appointment to see us today!

Written by Jason Ramdewar

Chiropractic to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care better than Opioids?

The opioid crisis has become a real public health problem in the United States. Research shows that on a daily basis almost 100 people overdose and die from opioid use. The drug is commonly linked to harsh, illegal substances like heroin but the truth is there are many legal, doctor-recommended medicines classified as opioids. For example, Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet and Avinza.

The drug helps to alleviate pain by acting on the nervous system, including the spinal cord and brain. Further, it affects the part of the brain that regulates human emotion which additionally works to suppress discomfort. On a chemical level, opioids cause a sense of euphoria (or high), making it extremely addictive, especially when prescribed for prolonged periods as patients can develop dependency and withdrawal issues. This fact is made worse by studies which show that opioids are not particularly effective in the long-term and the subsequent side-effects can overshadow any actual benefits.

Therefore, with all the negative consequences, it’s no surprise that many people are turning to natural and holistic medicine as significant forms of treatment.

Physical therapy and chiropractic care are both natural options that aid in pain relief, most notably to the back, neck, shoulders, joints and muscles. Practitioners in these fields adopt a very hands-on approach to reconditioning the body and promoting good health. When used together, they successfully contribute to the rehabilitation and reparation process.

Physical therapists treat ailments or injuries with an exercise regimen, heat stimuli, massage sessions and other activities. The objective is to enhance mobility and strengthen muscles over time, which can be maintained even after therapy has ended. Whereas, chiropractors zone in on the musculoskeletal system and disorders related to the spine. They provide manual alignments to afflicted regions, the results of the which can be heard and felt immediately, for instance, a person can hear a crack when tension is released from the joints.

Goldson Spine has dedicated licensed physical therapists and chiropractors who can offer effective treatment for pain, injuries and diseases without surgical procedures or prescription medication like opioid painkillers. Our practitioners work with you and your body to achieve optimal performance, improve well-being and overall quality of life.

Make an appointment at the nearest Goldson Spine location and share in the positive results that so many others have experienced.

Written by Jason Ramdewar

The Secret Behind Long Lasting, Strong Penetrating Power!

BENEFITS OF A MENTHOL AND CAMPHOR BASED CREAMS

Camphor and menthol are natural compounds that have been used by many different cultures over the centuries due to their healing powers. Camphor is taken from the Cinnamomum camphora tree and Menthol comes from mint plants, and together, they are combined for a potent application.

Menthol often produces a cooling effect as it works to alleviate discomfort by intercepting signals sent to the brain and altering the body’s perception of pain. It also functions as a counterirritant agent whereby minor irritation is generated in one area of the body in order to ease irritation in another area.

Camphor has many soothing and suppressive properties which make it ideal for reducing swelling, relieving muscle spasms and treating nerve pain. When applied on the skin, this substance creates a cool sensation as well, which is owed to the stimulation of sensory nerves that ultimately diminish pain and irritation. Camphor has been sampled in the development of several drugs and there is even research to suggest that it can be a successful form of treatment for major diseases.

Indeed, Menthol and Camphor have been utilized in both traditional and modern medicine for ages because there seems to be no end to their therapeutic advantages. Nowadays, the two substances are found in topical analgesics, anti-inflammatory medication and many others, providing much-needed relief to pain-stricken individuals.

Dr. Goldson’s Spine Joint and Muscle Cream harnesses the benefits of Menthol, Camphor and Methyl Salicylate Technology to deliver an effective product that targets pain on a deep level. Massaging the cream into the skin provides quick relief for pain that tends to sting, needle and pester critical joints and muscles throughout the body such as the neck, back, shoulders, knees and ankles.  No prescription is required to start feeling the restorative effects of the Menthol-based cream, which means you don’t have to live in pain for another minute. Visit www.drgoldson.com and order yours today.

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