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Benefits of Maintaining Optimal Health

It may seem like enough to take care of your body through the use of nutritious food and regular exercise. Others take this a step further to include organic produce or maintaining a diligent workout routine in their lifestyle. What some may not realize, however, is that having the best health for yourself is more than just what you eat, drink, or do. There can also be a delicate balance between managing your mental health that works with those you associate with on a daily basis. Even the quality of sleep you get every night plays a role. Taking care of yourself requires a multitude of components with the ideal result being a lifetime of contentment.

How to Take Care of You

If for some reason, you feel like a part of your life is lacking, it may be time to do a serious evaluation on what may be compromising your happiness. This could include something as simple as an old injury that flares up during storms or a consistent nagging ache in your back that is starting to slow you down. Some people can go for years ignoring discomfort in their bodies even while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Others choose not to acknowledge it because they don’t want to appear weak or worry their family members with something they think they have control over.

Even if it is easy to not talk about something that makes you feel uncomfortable with others, in the back of your mind it may remain a nagging sensation that takes away from your optimal sense of well-being. Talking to a general practitioner about it may lead to a regime of pain-killers or treatments that don’t really do anything to fix the problem. What most people want is an answer to what is happening with their body and how they can possibly restore themselves so they can continue doing what they enjoy in life.

Talking to a professional who specializes in injuries that have occurred through aging, athletics, or even accidents can go a long way towards helping to resolve the issue and ease any discomfort that you might be feeling. The best way to begin is through admitting it is possible to make the pain go away. To learn more about how you can improve how you feel, contact us for a consultation and we will get you started towards the path to optimal health.

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH

Arthritis is one of the most debilitating conditions in the US, affecting over 50 million adults, as well as children. And that number is expected to grow by about 30% in the next ten years.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are more than 100 types of arthritis and associated illnesses such as Tendinitis, Fibromyalgia, and Lupus. Thus, the term does not describe only one disease but refers, in general, to pain, stiffness, and inflammation of the joints—which often restrict a person’s range of motion and impact daily life. Some common areas affected include hands, wrists, neck, shoulders, knees, and back.

Proper diet and exercise are major components in attaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, but with arthritis, treatment and pain management are equally important.

Physical therapy and chiropractic care have been extremely effective in the battle against arthritis as they seek to ease discomfort, improve mobility, strengthen muscles and correct impairments in a natural way. Especially for those who wish to stay away from prescription medication (including opioids) and surgical procedures.

Additionally, these therapeutic methods address external factors which impact the body. For instance, poor posture and certain everyday habits can put pressure on joints and cause further damage.

The month of May is dedicated to bringing awareness to arthritis in order to better understand its effects, educate the public and foster research. In this regard, Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center would like to emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and the tremendous benefits which come from working with licensed physical therapists and qualified chiropractors, such as those found at any one of our four facilities throughout South Florida.

Arthritis is usually linked to the elderly, but statistics have shown that children, teens and even babies are affected, making it a widespread disease not only across the nation but across generations. Therefore, an effective course of treatment is essential for dealing with arthritis pain, preventing joint deterioration and getting your life moving in the right direction again.

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From the Ground Up!

Goldson Spine North Lauderdale welcomes custom orthotic technology.

A reasonably active person will walk an average of 110,000 miles throughout their lifetime. That’s the equivalent of running the New York City Marathon about 4,200 times. The truth is, our feet provide tremendous support day in and day out, taking us where we want to go and acting as a natural shock absorber in every step. Unfortunately, we don’t fully appreciate the hard work they do.

Given the daily stresses on our feet, it’s no surprise that roughly 80% of adults in the U.S. have foot complaints. Poor foot health can actually be an indicator of bad overall health and can even be a sign of serious underlying issues. Therefore, it’s important to analyze and understand your feet.

Each human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, and over a hundred tendons and ligaments. Additionally, the arches in the foot lend support to essential joints in the body, such as the ankles, knees, hips, and the spine. Two of the most common foot problems are plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. The terms are often used together, but they are not interchangeable. Plantar fasciitis is mainly caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that spans the length of the foot—from the heel to the toes, while heel spurs are associated with pain and soreness originating from the heel bone—the back of the foot. However, if left untreated, plantar fasciitis can result in heel spurs.

Anybody can suffer from these ailments, though some categories of people are more at risk than others. For instance, women are more prone to develop plantar fasciitis than men, as well as those who stay on their feet for extended periods. Other major contributing factors include improper or ill-fitting footwear and excessive weight gain.

These disorders can be very agonizing and can disrupt a person’s daily lifestyle as activities like walking or standing become difficult due to discomfort in various areas of the foot. Thankfully, there is a proven method of treatment. Orthotics have been shown to supplement the foot’s arches, absorb ground shock, reduce the strain on other joints, and help circumvent future injuries. Further, they can change the weight distribution in your stance and improve how the musculoskeletal system operates.

Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center is thrilled to announce the arrival of the Foot Levelers 3D scanner at our North Lauderdale location. This newly installed piece of technology will examine you from the ground up; identifying issues with imbalance, points of abnormal pressure, misalignments in the body, and ultimately creates a shoe insert tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

Over-the-counter insoles have its benefits but are mass produced and don’t deliver the kind of specialized care your feet crave. Although many people experience the same foot conditions, it doesn’t mean every foot is the same, and it certainly doesn’t mean everybody experiences pain in the same manner. So, your orthotics should be just as unique as you are.

Stop doing your feet a disservice. Come to the Goldson Spine North Lauderdale office today for your FREE foot scan and get yourself fitted with a custom-made orthotic from the Foot Levelers 3D scanner. It’ll change the way you view your feet and improve your general well-being.

Your feet will thank you!

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Dr. Goldson’s Pain Cream now with Turmeric

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

Menthol produces a calming 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 lessen irritation in another area. [Learn more at www.DrGoldson.com]

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

It’s no wonder these natural components have been utilized in traditional and modern medicine for ages as there seems to be no end to their therapeutic advantages. In today’s society, Camphor and Menthol can be found in topical analgesics, arthritis medication and many other products, providing much-needed aid to pain-stricken individuals.

Dr. Goldson’s Spine Joint and Muscle Cream taps into the powers of both substances and now, the beloved formula has been improved to include turmeric. Turmeric is a popular additive in Indian and Caribbean cuisine but its value extends way beyond flavor. One of its main ingredients is curcumin which possesses unbelievable health benefits for the brain—shown to prevent Alzheimer’s disease for instance—as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

The new Dr. Goldson’s Spine Joint and Muscle Cream harnesses the benefits of Menthol, Camphor, Methyl Salicylate Technology and Turmeric to deliver more effectual, helpful, and penetrative relief. It targets even the most nagging pain that can sting, needle and pester joints and muscles throughout the day. Critical areas such as the neck, back, shoulders, knees and ankles can finally get the ease they deserve.

No prescription is required to start feeling the restorative effects of this organic-based cream. And you don’t have to live in pain for another minute. Simply visit http://www.drgoldson.com and order yours today.