Archive for October, 2010
Posted in: Products by chirocare on October 25, 2010
Biofreeze Pain Reliever Delivers Cold Relief
Biofreeze was created in Akron Ohio in 1991. It is the number one clinically used and recommended topical pain reliever in the USA. Today more doctors are recommending topical analgesics over pills because there is less risk of drug interaction and no affect to the gastrointestinal tract, heart, kidneys or cognition. Biofreeze delivers targeted pain relief which is safe and effective.
Cold therapy or “cryotherapy” decreases pain and reduces inflammation. Biofreeze uses United States Pharmacopedia grade natural menthol. The USP sets standards to ensure quality in medications. This natural menthol along with other ingredients is formulated to provide the cold therapy in Biofreeze. It’s like ice but better. Ice is great to use on injured muscles and sore joints but it can cause stiffness, skin irritation and numbness. Ice has disadvantages that Biofreeze does not. In one study it took Biofreeze 5 minutes to decrease blood flow while to took 20 minutes for the ice to do the same thing. The short-term pain relief from Biofreeze facilitates ease of movement, which can promote faster, long-term healing and recovery.
The science behind it and the counter-irritant effect
A counter-irritant has an effect of overriding noxious pain signals traveling to the brain through a process of modulated between pain-transmitting and non-pain transmitting nerves. Pain is transmitted by two kinds of nerve fibers. One is large and carries quick, intense pain. The other is smaller and transmits throbbing, chronic pain. Signals transmitted by these pain fibers can be thwarted by the activation or stimulation of another and thus inhibit an individuals perception of pain. The menthol in Biofreeze stimulates the cold receptors in the body and there is strong evidence supporting the benefits achieved with the cooling effect of menthol in functioning as a topical analgesic while activating these receptors.
People heal more slowly when pain hinders their ability to perform rehabilitation therapies and exercise. Biofreeze can aid in the treatment of injuries and chronic problems. If used before exercise it takes soreness out of muscles and after cool-down it minimizes next-day aches and pains. There are different application formats to choose from. The gel is ideal for large muscles and body areas while the roll-on delivers a massaging action for soft muscle tissue.
Choose products you can trust and believe in and use Biofreeze products at home and on-the-go.
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on October 22, 2010
A few months ago we shared the story of the Akin family, close friends of Dr. Gina’s.
We wanted to engage and educate the public about a very rare blood disease called HLH or hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. The Akin’s lost their sons Matthew and Andrew to this disease. Now, they have started their own foundation promoting awareness and community surrounding their beautiful children and others affected by HLH.
Please visit the website; Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation to learn more about the National Marrow Donor Program, Histocytosis Association of America and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Thank you so much and please feel free to copy this link…Tell your friends and family about the Akin family and how we can all be a part of the cure!
Muscle aches and back pains happen when we over use unprepared bodies – so don‘t go crazy with the raking. Don’t overload the bags of leaves and don’t bend at the waist when lifting.
For a little while longer walking outdoors can still be nice. Remember, with colder days you need a few extra minutes to warm up.
This time of year, apples are at their best and are low cal, high fiber, zero cholesterol and have mucho nutrients. Nuts are not only good for you, but they fit the fall color scheme. Pecans are at the top the healthy nut list.
Skin and lungs hate dry and it’s gonna get drier everywhere. Central heat robs moisture. Lungs work better and skin looks younger with good hydration. So drink up.
Wear a hat and gloves when you go outside. The hat keeps warmth from escaping through the top of your head—a major source of body heat loss.
Outdoor molds fall in gutters, soil, rotting wood and fallen leaves. If you do yard work clean up good afterwards.
If everyone around you is healthy wash your hands lots. If everyone’s sniffling, wash ‘em more (20 seconds, or one verse of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star).
And if we can be of any assistance just give us a call at (314) 439-5548. We offer the best in Chiropractic Care, Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Massage.
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Yours in Good Health, Chiropractic Care & Sports Rehab, Inc.