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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Acupuncture & Holistic Weight Loss

Acupuncture Weight Loss | Holistic Weight Loss – Plantation, Pembroke Pines

Many people are concerned with the losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight. We struggle to balance our many responsibilities and find time to take care of ourselves in a healthful way. This is a multi-faceted problem, and a good weight loss program involves diet, exercise and stress reduction techniques. Acupuncture, oriental medicine and digestive aid exercises are also beneficial tools in the battle with weight loss.

 

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Written by Keel Russell

Chiropractic Care and the Common Cold – Can an Adjustment Really Help?

Can an Adjustment Really Help with a common cold – The short answer to this question is yes.

Our nervous system is the control system and the network of communication for the body. The nervous system is made up of nerves, the spinal cord and the brain. The nerves control everything we do; they carry messages that tell us to move, to breathe, to feel and to think. Nerves run to the muscles, organs, heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain and even to our teeth and skin. The nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system are inextricably linked.

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Arthritis for the Elderly

Arthritis can be a terrible affliction that you have to suffer. When you are diagnosed with arthritis, it can feel like your life as you know it is over. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case. Arthritis is a life changing condition, but it doesn’t have to be a life ending condition. In this article we will talk about prevention and what to do should you be diagnosed with arthritis.

 

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Written by Keel Russell

Magnesium

Magnesium is a vital catalyst in enzyme activity, especially the activity of those enzymes related to energy production. It has a direct effect on calcium and potassium uptake and a deficiency of this mineral will interfere with the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses, which can lead to nervousness and irritability.

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Chiropractic For Pain Treatment: Does It Work?

Pain is something that nobody wants. It’s a response to a problem with our bodies; a warning that something is going wrong. However, it’s a sad fact that a lot of our problems with pain occur because we think we’re just going to muddle our way through them. People may suffer from pain for many years, a tiny irritation that becomes a chronic affliction – waiting too long to go and see a doctor or someone who can help.

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