7/23/2014

Why Did My Injection Only Give Me Temporary Relief?

Those injections are only a medication.  They are given in a stronger dose and possibly injected directly to the necessary area.  Like any other mediation it may wear off, your body becomes somewhat tolerant to it, inflammation returns, all of the above, and/or spinal misalignments may be the root cause.

Also, like any other medication, they should not be continuously given due to some nasty side effects.  Steroid injections often weaken the bone, which can end up being a worse condition than you are dealing with.  I recall years ago how the doctor may give a number of these shots every year.  I remember someone who had six in less than a year.  Now they actually only allow three per year.  This gives us a little warning not to abuse these shot but to use them to precipitate healing, which should be continued with another therapy.

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7/19/2014

Stretching For Neck Flexibility!

Keeping the neck muscles loose and limber is important for neck motion.  Just like any other muscle in the body, we also don't want extreme pain and stiffness.
Here's a doctor showing us a great neck stretch you can easily do.

Many of us sit at a desk, on a computer, most of the day.  Having some neck stretches we can do without even leaving your work station can be extremely valuable.


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Additional Reading:
1. More Neck Stretches
2. Neck Stretches to Do At Work
3. How To Stretch Guide
4. All-In-One Neck Stretch
5. Fast & Easy Pain Reducing Stretches
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6/25/2014

If You Live in Fargo, then a Bed Warmer May be a Requirement

This year one of our favorite series on TV was Fargo. The acting was great, and the story was compelling, dark and kept us interested. Billy Bob Thorton and Martin Freeman did some great acting. Wow we were hooked and the finale just a few weeks ago did not disappoint. Even if you saw the original Fargo Movie in 1996, the series was still exceptional.

There were so many awesome images of Fargo and Minnesota. Everytime I saw them, they made me feel so cold. The residents of these areas must love the cold weather. If they don't love it, they must deal with the cold weather pretty well. One of the newer products that I added to our website was a bed warmer, and right away I though about Fargo...brrr bundle up.

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6/22/2014

Sleep Myths You May Not know About...

So here are some things you may not know:

1) your body adapts quickly to different sleep schedules - I wish, but it doesn't. My uncle always worked shift work.  You know one day he's doing days, the next midnight, the next time in-between.  I don't know how he did it because they've definitely found this affects your sleep.

2) sleeping more hours will get you rested - it's not quantity of sleep but quality of sleep that really matter. Is your neck pillow comfortable and supportive?  Do you have a sound free light free room?  Do you avoid caffeine and sugar right before bed?  This is just a small list of the things you want to try for.

3) power naps are all you need - I hate to say try it if you don't believe me, because I don't want you to waste your time. If you don't set an alarm I guarantee that you'll be conked out for much longer than that 10 or 20 minute power nap.

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6/19/2014

Green Bean Extract, African Mango Diet Pills, Saffron Extract, Garcinia Cambogia extract, and Raspberry Ketone - Dr. Oz, Do Any of These Help with Weight Loss?

So what was the hub-bub? Well, doctor Mehmet Oz mentions a number of products or supplements of his tv show. He is a very popular celebrity from his show and the "Oprah Effect"... A cardiovascular surgeon by trade, when he talks - people listen!

The problem, it's probably really with any public figure, is that people will use what you say, and may take it out of context, twist it, etc... So if Dr Oz touts a green coffee weight loss drink, you better believe it's going to have the makers or sellers of any similar product jump all over that.

One of the biggest concerns for the Senate was Weight Loss Products. These so called miracle pills have come under great scrutiny by the medical profession. Maybe you have heard of them, and even saw them being sold on Amazon: Green Bean Extract, African Mango Diet Pills, Saffron Extract, Garcinia Cambogia Extract, and Raspberry Ketone. The problem is that proper studies have not shown their true effects.

"Dr Oz says this..." "Dr Oz believes in this..." Many out there could be using his name to get their product out there. I must admit, with the internet, you can get your hands on almost anything...and some of it may be junk. There are a lot of great marketers out there. Do your due diligence, maybe that's internet research, maybe that's talking to your friends. Whatever the case may be, dot all your i's and cross all your t's. Ultimately the choice is yours.

Here's my tip - keep that spine healthy, and you'll be thankful for it. Start by sleeping with the Arc4life pillow.

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