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Catholic Health Presents: A World of Hurt - Peripheral Neurogenic Pain: Neural Entrapment to Neural Dysfunction Exercise Prescriptions March 1 & 2, 2019 at Academic Wellness Center at Daemen College; 14.25 hrs CME for physicians; 14.25 CEU hrs for PT/OT
Another article published in 2015 in the journal, Stroke, from Kyoto University in Japan clearing points out the risk of stroke, dementia and Parkinson’s disease was much higher in subjects that could not stand on one leg with eyes open for at least 20 sec
Did you know that one-third of Alzheimer’s Disease is preventable with exercise?
Can you can increase your strength with resistance training at any age, even in your 90’s?
How do you decide between viscosupplementation or platelet rich plasma?
Which injection is right for your joints?
In every office appointment, the medical EXPERT is not just looking for the right thing to do; he is looking for the better thing to do.
A medical expert has extensive knowledge or ability in a given field of medicine based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study.
So here is what we can do and tell our patients to do to counteract the effects of sitting to much
Now the answer to a question that most of us don’t want to hear.
Why is sitting the new smoking?
More evidence comes from a study published in the journal Neurology from 2010 about how walking just 6-9 miles per week (that’s less than 2 miles/day 5 days/week) improved the preservation of grey matter in the brain.
A study from Kyoto Japan, published in the journal Stroke in 2015 showed that in the subjects that could not stand on one leg with their eyes open for at least 20 seconds had more significant brain findings on their MRI scans.
One of the more challenging things I do every day, and you may as well, is trying to figure out how to motivate patients to exercise.
Concussions and the brain damage they can cause have become a crucial issue for the National Football League.
New research suggests that losing weight can slow the progression of knee cartilage degeneration in overweight and obese adults.
Many patients ask me how to differentiate between symptoms from a disc herniation and joint pain from the Facet Joints.
Drinking multiple cups of black tea (as opposed to green or other tea) with or without milk was linked to a substantially lower risk of fractures in older women who participated in the Calcium Intake Fracture Outcome Study (CAIFOS) and were followed for a
From the American College of Sports Medicine
The national and international awareness of concussions over the past several years has been excellent.
According to medical experts who presented scientific data at the North America Spine Society’s Evidence and Technology Spine Summit 2015, acupuncture seems to work best when combined with exercise rather than as a stand-alone treatment.
Acupressure and trigger point injections were one of the topics presented at the North American Spine Society Summit 2015 by E. Kano Mayer MD from the Cleveland Clinic.
Did you know that a recent study by Kuhn et. al. says that spine specialists should not take some MRI’s lying down?
William Sullivan, MD, University of Colorado, spoke at the North American Spine Society Summit 2015 on the newer traction/decompression devices (that can cost out of pocket in WNY between $2,500 – $8,500 for 12-20 treatments) as being no more effective tha
A study by German researchers finds sitting too much is the new smoking — raising your risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Travel tip for back care
It is very easy to overload a backpack especially when traveling.
Here’s another travel tip for back care
A simple change in how you view being fit can make all the difference.
If you travel frequently, you may experience back pain from time to time.
Low Back Pain – Try: Press-up Back Extensions
Low Back Pain – Avoid: Leg Lifts
Here are some interesting spine biomechanic facts validated through research done by Stu McGill PhD who will be in Buffalo on April 5-6, 2013.
Low Back Pain – Avoid: Sit-ups
Lower Back Pain – Avoid: Toe Touches
According to Ryan A. Tauzell MA, PT, MDT who presented at North America Spine Society (NASS) Summit 2015, massage therapy does seem to have a more beneficial effect when combined with exercise and was more effective in chronic over acute pain.
Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps
Neck pain is second only to low back pain in its frequency to office visits to physicians.
We have talked about postures and how they can affect your spine health.
Here are some risk factors related to sports injuries in children
About 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports
Did you know it is theorized that walking strengthens memory by increasing blood flow and growth in connections between cells in the hippocampus
Did you know that walking may decrease your risk of some cancers especially breast and colorectal cancer?
Did you know that just 10 minutes of brisk walking can boost your mood for 2 hours?
Did you know that walking daily, you can lower your blood pressure by at least 4.2% and risk of heart disease by at least 4.5%?
For headaches due to text neck try cervical retractions with chin tucks – hold for 3 minutes and release.
Did you know that walking regularly lowers the rate of weight gain?
Forward Head Posture vs “Text Neck”
How is Spine Training for Skiing different at short or long verticals?
How often do you need to train?
The so-called “Text Neck” results from looking down while texting on a smartphone, tablet or working on a laptop computer.
What should NOT be included in training for skiing?
No matter what level of skier you are from beginner to expert, it’s important to take a ski lesson with a professional ski instructor every year.
Here are the rankings from the Consumer Product Safety Commission for estimated injury statistics related to sport for 5-14 year old athletes
deally Spine Training should begin 8-12 weeks before the start of ski season.
We have heard so much about low back pain as it is the most common reason in the world for people to be out of work.
Of note is The New York State Medical Society just announced ski helmets are now required for all under age 14 years old in our state.
Did you know that a 2013 study published in Diabetes Care found
What if you have a job that can only be performed in cramped spaces or with the head and neck in awkward positions?
After sitting, the next most common cause of neck pain is due to postural stress in the lying position.
In summary, the runner is especially at risk for development of injury to the hip and pelvis secondary to chronic repetitive microtrauma.
Overuse injuries of the hip and pelvis in runners may be classified as soft tissue injuries or as primary joint and bone pathology.
Did you know that the most common form of neck pain is caused by overstretching of ligaments due to postural stresses?
There is no shortage of training myths and unsound training practices in running.
A case for strength training your leg muscles especially your gluteal muscles
Anatomic considerations are the second category of injuries with runners.
The first category of overuse injury in runners is training errors.
Causes of overuse injuries in runners can be divided into three general categories
One investigational study found that 25% – 70% of runners sustain overuse injuries.
Spine terms that need to go!!
Whenever training for a 5 or 10k race or a half or full marathon or just out for a run try something different.
All too often, the runner who presents with pain or dysfunction in the hip or pelvis is approached from a one-joint or soft tissue injury concept.
STAGE 5 of golf training is all about speed, power & agility.
In STAGE 4 training for golf, exercises are designed to build strength by challenging the neuromuscular system.
STAGE 3 of golf training is all about building endurance.
STAGE 2 of golf training is intended to build whole body and joint stability.
As we all know cycling is a great aerobic exercise.
Here are some suggestions on STAGE 1 of the training for golf play
Did you know these interesting facts about golf?
The golf swing generates tremendous forces on the spine through the axial rotation, compression, anterior-posterior shearing, torsion and lateral bending forces
Once muscle imbalances and motion deficits have been maximized through a rehabilitation program
Here are some risk factors for osteoporosis and aging
Patients with low back pain need to limit their golf play and focus on a rehabilitation program.
Here is a surprising fact: Women who lift weights, even if they use heavy dumbbells won’t bulk up muscularly.
Amateur golfers are more likely to play through a sore back.
Low back pain (LBP) causes more disability globally than any other condition, according to 2 studies published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.
Did you know that the size of a herniated disc doesn’t matter and in fact, larger disc herniations have been shown to reduce in size, often more quickly than smaller disc protrusions?
The best predictors that a patient will get better with low back pain and sciatica is Directional Preference and Centralization (movements that reduce pain).
52 weeks of weight training twice a week has the same effect as bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Actonel/Atelvia, Reclast and Boniva) on bone mineral density.
Did you know that drinking more than 3 caffeinated beverages a day is a risk factor for osteoporosis?
Are weight machines better and safer than free weights?
Are you ever too old to benefit from strength training?
Do you know what your radiation exposure risk is?
Why are young athletes more sensitive to radiation than adults?
Research confirms that while both mental and physical exercise are beneficial in preventing age-related cognitive decline and dementia, physical exercise shows the most benefit in reducing these deficits as we age.
We know that low back pain affects 80% of the population but did you know that its prevalence in children is somewhere between 7-51% depending on the study?
Dr. Geraci recently Chaired the North American Spine Society (NASS) mid year meeting and he spoke on the Differential Diagnosis of Sports-Related Spine Injuries in Young Athletes.
Prolonged bed rest is no longer supported by research as a treatment for low back pain.
The aging adult loses approximately 1% of bone mass per year after age 20.