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September 2014 Health Newsletter

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» September Health News Review
» The Bennett Lesion: When getting a shoulder MRI in the absence of pain can be ha
» Spinal Manipulative Therapy - A Winner For Defeating Neck Pain!
» Chiropractic Adjustments And Your Safety

» Neck Pain In The Office

September Health News Review

September Health News Review

September 4, 201

(Click here for a 1-page .pdf of this newsletter)

Dr. Arnold's latest pitching newsletter: The Bennett Lesion: Why getting a shoulder MRI in the absence of pain can be harmful

Have you registered for Dr. Arnold's Winter Arm Program? Click here to watch a 3-minute video about the program.


Now, on to the newsletter:

#5 - New Concerns About An Old Heart Drug - NY Times August 11, 2014

"Digoxin can help slow an abnormal heart rhythm and strengthen the heart’s contractions. But the line between an effective dose and a toxic one is especially thin...Unlike many prescription drugs, digoxin has never been subjected to a rigorous clinical trial in which the drug is compared with a placebo."


#4 - Acupuncture provides significant quality of life improvements among breast cancer patients taking drugs to prevent recurrence, study shows - ScienceDaily August 1, 2014

"Electroacupuncture can decrease the joint pain reported by roughly 50% of breast cancer patients taking...the most-commonly prescribed medications to prevent disease recurrence among post-menopausal women with early-stage, hormone receptor positive breast cancer."


#3 - AskWell: Does Yoga Build Strength? - NY Times August 8, 2014

"...measurements showed that yoga was equivalent in energy cost to strolling at 2 mph, an intensity of exercise that would 'not meet recommendations for levels of physical activity for improving or maintaining health or cardiovascular fitness'.”


#2 - Physically fit kids have beefier brain white matter than their less-fit peers - ScienceDaily August 18, 2014

Healthy body, healthy mind, especially in children.


#1 - B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95 - NY Times August 20, 201

“He felt satisfied. Even at the end, even a few weeks before, he said, ‘I’m satisfied with what I’ve done.’ He took yoga to the world. He knew that'.” -Abhijata Sridhar-Iyengar


Testimonial of the month:

"My results are wonderful! I have pain relief!" -Rose, Hauppauge

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Author: Dr. Greg Arnold
Source: Self-research
Copyright: Dr. Greg Arnold 2014


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The Bennett Lesion: When getting a shoulder MRI in the absence of pain can be ha

The Bennett Lesion

When getting a shoulder MRI in the absence of pain can be harmful

September 4, 2014
(Click here for a 1-page .pdf of this newsletter)


Have you registered for the Winter Program yet? 
Click here to watch a 3-minute video on WHY the program is so important.


Now, on to the newsletter...

2 months ago I received a phone call from a nervous father whose son had a shoulder MRI despite having no arm pain "to make sure everything was OK".

Well, the report stated:

"There is a chronic avulsion fracture...compatible with a Bennett Lesion."

It was the word "fracture" that threw the father into a panic, causing him to believe something was wrong with his son's pitching shoulder.

The good news?  There was nothing wrong with his son's pitching shoulder.

Why? Because the Bennett Lesion is a common change that happens in pitching shoulders.


A 2004 study showed that not only is The Bennett Lesion common in pitchers:



For pitchers with no arm pain, there is no need to be concerned:



This is the danger of getting a shoulder MRI in the absence of pain in pitchers.  It causes unnecessary panic.


Pitching for several years WILL cause changes in your shoulder, it's only natural.

ONLY get an MRI if you have pain!  As Dr. James Andrews says:

"If you want an excuse for surgery, get an MRI."


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Author: Dr. Greg Arnold
Source: Self-research
Copyright: Dr. Greg Arnold 2014


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Spinal Manipulative Therapy - A Winner For Defeating Neck Pain!

A new study funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services has shown spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), the primary therapy administered by doctors of chiropractic, to be superior in the treatment of neck pain in the elderly population. A total of 241 individuals aged 65 years and older with a primary complaint of mechanical neck pain present for 12 weeks or longer participated in the study. Participants receiving 12 weeks of SMT coupled with home exercises (HE) experienced statistically better pain relief than those participants who utilized HE alone. If you’re suffering from neck pain or any spinal pain, even if you’re over the age of 65, call your local chiropractor today for a no obligation consultation to see what chiropractic care might be able to offer you!


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: The Spine Journal. Vol 14, Issue 9, Pages 1879–1889, September 1, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Chiropractic Adjustments And Your Safety


Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulative therapy or spinal manipulation, are a natural, non-invasive and extremely safe form of therapy provided by licensed doctors of chiropractic. Each doctor of chiropractic goes through rigorous and extensive hands on training including the passing of national and state board examinations to ensure their expertise and competency in evaluating, diagnosing and treating spinal ailments and other health related conditions is at a high level. From time to time, stories in the media attempt to circumvent truth and what research has shown by suggesting that chiropractic adjustments may not be completely safe. We find claims challenging chiropractic’s safety record unprofessional and unfounded based on what medical research has already proven. For example, one of the largest and most credible studies related to chiropractic safety and related neck injuries, Cassidy et al., found that a patient is as likely to have seen a primary care medical doctor as a doctor of chiropractic prior to experiencing a cervical arterial injury. The truth is chiropractic care is extremely safe and medical research backs this. If you or someone you know is in need of chiropractic services, rest assured in knowing chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments are not only effective, they’re one of the safest health-related procedures offered by any healthcare discipline.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Eur Spine J. Apr 2008; 17(Suppl 1): 176–183.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Neck Pain In The Office


Results from a newly published study indicate neck pain and disability in the workplace has an exceedingly high occurrence rate. In this year long study consisting of over 500 healthy office workers, 23 percent reported neck pain with disability. Factors that increased the likelihood of experiencing neck pain and disability included a previous history of neck pain, chair adjustability and perceived muscular tension. While it’s obviously impossible to eliminate a past history of neck problems, ensuring that you receive the proper care for new neck problems and ensuring you have a high quality work chair with appropriate adjustments for proper posture and comfort are important. Chiropractors are experts highly skilled and trained in proper function and conditioning of the spine and it’s components - this includes the neck, back and lower back. If you’re having issues with your neck or back, or just wish to have a spinal check-up, call your local doctor of chiropractic today!


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. Vol 37, Issue 7, Pages 468–475, September 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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