October 2014 Health Newsletter

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» What is your baseball offseason timeline?
» The Bennett Lesion: When getting a shoulder MRI in the absence of pain can be ha
» October is National Chiropractic Health Month

» Chiropractic Care Better For Seniors
» Active Kids Think Better

October Health News Review  

October Health News Review

October 7, 2014

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Dr. Arnold's latest pitching newsletter:

Now, on to the newsletter:

#5 - The Cesarean-Industrial Complex - The Atlantic Monthly, August 13, 2014

"...only 38% of Cesareans today have a clear medical indication...C-section babies go on to have a 22% higher risk of obesity, nearly double the risk of celiac disease, a 20% higher risk of asthma and type 1 diabetes, and up to an 800% higher risk of sensitivity to allergens...C-sections bring in about 50% more revenue than vaginal births do."


#4 - Off the drugs, onto the cupcakes - NY Times - September 15, 2014

"...food and drugs have similar influence on the brainís reward center...sugar, not fat, stimulates cravings...a widely cited study found that Oreo cookies activated the brainís pleasure or reward center as much as cocaine and morphine, at least in laboratory rats."


#3 - Exercise before school may help ADHD symptoms in kids - ScienceDaily† September 9, 2014

"...physical activity appears to be a promising intervention method for ADHD with well-known benefits to health overall. This gives schools one more good reason to incorporate physical activity into the school day." -Alan Smith


#2 -† Little league win lifts district marred by violence - NY Times August 28, 2014

"They are medicine for a municipality dulled into a sort of crime stupor because of all the shootings. We are better than that. And these kids are a living, breathing symbol of that.Ē -Terrance J. Lavin


#1 - Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics - ScienceDaily September 8, 2014

Local Raw Honey, a mandatory superfood:

"...[the bacteria in raw honey] produce the right kind of antimicrobial compounds...It seems to have worked well for millions of years of protecting bees' health...However, since store-bought honey doesn't contain the living lactic acid bacteria, many of its unique properties have been lost..." -Tobias Olofsson.

Testimonial of the month:

"I had back issues that he corrected within a couple of weeks and a long-term elbow injury...and after weeks of treatment, my elbow is feeling great!"

-James, Central Islip

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


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What is your baseball offseason timeline?  

What Is Your Baseball Offseason Timeline?†

October 7, 2014

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Thank you!† Enrollment in the Winter Conditioning Program has grown from 8 attendees in 2012 to 20 in 2013 to 35 attendees this year.† A most sincere 'Thank you' for your trust in training your children this winter.


'Offseason Conditioning' video now available
in my Baseball Video Library that discusses the offseason timeline and provides an offseason exercise program specific to baseball.† Click here to learn more.


Since year-round baseball is the #1 risk factor for arm injury, it's time to set your offseason timeline using these principles:


#1 - Get off the field!
As recommended by the American Sports Medicine Institute: no throwing for 2-3 months and no competitive pitching for 4 months.


#2 - Get 'Baseball Strong'.†
There is a very specific way the baseball shoulder needs to be trained and it's the central approach in the Winter Conditioning Program.† If you are unable to attend the winter program, you can make a pitching lesson appointment and I will show the exercises that need to be done over the winter.


#3 - How strong & flexible is your shoulder?
† The baseball shoulder needs to have a certain balance of strength and flexibility.† This can be done by getting measured and strength tested in my office.


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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
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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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October is National Chiropractic Health Month
  

During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October, the American Chiropractic Association is working with the more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to help educate the public and policymakers about the value of a "conservative care first" approach to health care. This health care model encourages emphasis on more cost-effective and safer approaches over potentially addictive medications for pain management and health enhancement. Conservative management of painful conditions may include chiropractic manipulation combined with exercise and stretching prior to moving on to procedures involving higher risk. During NCHM, chiropractors will share information with patients and their communities to empower them to become their own advocates by insisting on information about conservative treatment options. Why is "Conservative Care First" more important today than ever in facing our nationís healthcare challenges?


  • Chiropractic physicians are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for low-back pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole-person approach that provides greater interaction and communication for appropriate diagnosis and developing more cost-effective treatment planning.

  • Numerous recent studies have clearly shown the dangerous overreliance in the U.S. on prescription painkillers that simply mask pain. This has tremendously increased Americansí risk for overuse, and abuse, of these drugs if taken for long periods, leading to more than 17,000 related deaths in 2010 (more than heroin and cocaine combined). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the abuse of prescription pain medications an "epidemic."
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Recent evidence questions the overuse--and in some cases the effectiveness--of more invasive treatments such as spinal fusion surgery and spinal steroid injections for back pain. It is reasonable for patients to exhaust more conservative options before undergoing these costly procedures.

"People need complete information about their treatment options," said ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. "During National Chiropractic Health Month, DCs are encouraging patients to ask questions and learn about safe, effective conservative approaches that may help them avoid riskier and more costly treatments."

Author:American Chiropractic Association.
Source:American Chiropractic Association. October 1, 2014.
Copyright:American Chiropractic Association. 2014


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Chiropractic Care Better For Seniors  

New research indicates chiropractic care provides not only protective benefits but also offers increased patient satisfaction in Medicare patients with spine conditions, when compared to medical care. Published in the prestigious Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, this new study compared chiropractic to medical care in areas related to activities of daily living, self-rated health and worsening health after 1 year. According to researchers, "...chiropractic is significantly protective against 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health, and worsening health after 1 year. Persons using chiropractic are more satisfied with their follow-up care and with the information provided to them."

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:
JMPT. Vol. 37, Issue 8, Pages 542Ė551, October 2014.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Active Kids Think Better  


According to researchers, children who participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity not only benefit physically, they also improve their cognitive performance and brain function. Results from a new study involving 221 children aged 7 to 9 show regular participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity increases their ability to block out distractions, increase focus and improve their multi-tasking skills. U.S. and European exercise guidelines for children and teens currently call for a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. If you're a parent with a child or teen, encourage and assist them in becoming and staying physically active. Enroll them in after school programs that involve physical activity. Get them into a sports league. Join the YMCA. Take them to the park. Play in the back yard. Be safe but definitely be active!


Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:Pediatrics, online September 29, 2014.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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