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7866 W. Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL  33065
Call: 954-821-5772

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Marilyn Kass:
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Are you in Pain?
Data from the World Health Organization suggests that
20- to 30-percent of the world’s population experiences chronic pain, and women are nearly twice as afflicted with it than men. 
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Are you in Pain?
Data from the World Health Organization suggests that
20- to 30-percent of the world’s population experiences chronic
pain; and women are nearly twice as afflicted than men.
In America, it is estimated that up to 56 million adults experience
chronic pain with the top five conditions cited being: low back,
arthritis, migraine, jaw/lower facial, and neuropathies.
What does this mean? It means more people are visiting the
doctor for pain-related illnesses than for any other reason,
which correlates with the fact that analgesics are prescribed
more often than drugs from any other therapeutic category.

A Personal Trainer can help ease Arthritis Pain
Marilyn Kass: Certified Personal Trainer - ACSM, NASM, ACE

An estimated 46 million people suffer from arthritis in the United
States and a projected 67 million people being will be affected by 2030,
according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

However, there’s relief for arthritis sufferers. For those lucky enough to have avoided the disease, prevention is key. Here’s how a fitness facilities can play a role:

1. Have a trainer who understands your medical conditions.
Your fitness trainer's first step should always be a thorough evaluation. Make sure they have all your medical history, complete with physician or caregiver contact information if necessary.

2. Your fitness trainer should offer a specific training program. A pain-free workout is rarely found for arthritis patients. However, a specialized program—commonly slow-motion, high-intensity, low-impact strength training—offers arthritis sufferers a sure solution.

3. Get the right equipment. The slow-motion, high-intensity, low-impact strength training involves several pieces of equipment designed to produce safe and successful results from head to toe.

4. The fitness professional is the beginning and end to a successful program. When working with arthritis sufferers, there’s more that applies to the training than usual. Understanding medical and physiological implications to specific disorders initiates your entire program.

With the Baby Boomer generation getting older—and especially those suffering from arthritis—proper body alignment is essential for greater safety and program effectiveness. Once your clients have mastered the equipment and all the techniques associated with this particular program, the trainer then becomes a motivational coach who brings the client through the regimen, month after month.

These four steps give arthritis sufferers a greater opportunity to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
The Role of Chiropractic in Chronic Pain Management

Though different styles of chiropractic practice may differ on the theory of pain, all chiropractors employ spinal adjustments in the treatment of pain. Chiropractic is particularly effective in the treatment of chronic pain that results from nervous system irritation, injury or damage due to its action on the nerve roots. Moreover, chiropractic is effective in reestablishing normal function of muscles, joints and the vascular system, helping to eliminate the root causes of chronic pain.

Many doctors of chiropractic are also trained in a number of other therapies that are useful
in the treatment of chronic pain. For example, many chiropractors are also trained in the use of nutritional supplements, and may prescribe a regimen of vitamins, minerals and other supplements to strengthen the overall treatment.

Additionally, in the words of the New Zealand government’s inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe”. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record, and is the result of a natural approach to health which avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. A thorough case history and patient exam help to reveal areas of the spine that may be causing nervous system dysfunction. All factors are taken into consideration in order to determine the best course of care for each patient.

Taken together, chiropractic and related therapies are among the most effective treatments for pain. Chiropractic offers the additional advantage of a low risk profile, with no drug side effects. Chronic pain suffers may find chiropractic to be just the right therapy for long term pain management, and perhaps even the complete elimination of pain.
Oct. 26, 2005
Massage Scores For Pain Relief: Survey Finds Massage Rates As High As Medication; 1 In 5 Uses It

Excerpted by an article by Lloyd de Vries,

(WebMD) For the treatment of pain, Americans rate massage as highly as medications, a new survey shows. Conducted by an independent research firm, the annual survey is the ninth commissioned by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

It shows that one in five U.S. adults got a therapeutic massage in the last year. Three-fourths of them would recommend it to others — one reason for the body therapy's growing popularity.

Among those who actually had a massage in the past year, 28 percent say massage therapy gives them "the greatest relief from pain." Another 28 percent say medication gives them the greatest relief. Chiropractic comes in third at 11 percent, followed by 8 percent who got the most pain relief from physical therapy, 3 percent who said acupuncture was best for their pain, and 1 percent whose pain best responded to biofeedback. 

Survey Findings

The survey, conducted by Opinion Research Corp. International in Princeton, N.J., surveyed a national sample of 1,014 U.S. adults. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent. It found that:.




90 percent of Americans feel massage is good for a person's health.
93 percent agree with the statement that massage can be effective for pain relief.
Use of massage in people age 65 and older has tripled from 4 percent in 1997 to 15 percent in 2005.
22 percent of Americans had a massage in the past year; 34 percent had a massage in the last five years.
73 percent of those who had a massage would recommend it to a person they know.
46 percent of respondents at some time had a massage to relieve pain.
Among respondents who discussed massage with their health care provider, 57 percent said this health professional strongly recommended massage or encouraged them to get a massage.

Whole-Body Approach To Pain:

Massaging sore muscles obviously reduces pain. But massage is really meant as a whole-body approach, says AMTA vice president and licensed massage therapist M.K. Brennan, RN, LMBT.

"One of the things about massage that helps pain is that it goes down to the heart of where people feel their pain," Brennan tells WebMD. "There is the overall sense of well-being one can get from the massage approach. And the stress responses in the body associated with pain, such as elevated cortisol, are reduced through massage."

For these reasons, massage can be used to treat many different kinds of pain, says Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

"Basically we have found massage to be effective in chronic pain syndromes in arthritis and diabetes; in depressive disorders such as ones that involve addiction like eating disorders; in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders — HIV-associated diseases, too," Field told WebMD in a June 29 interview. "We have looked at the A-to-Z of medical conditions, and we have not found a single condition massage has not been effective for."



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