“The next century will be dominated by the concerns of the elderly” affirms Ken Minaker, MD., Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. By the year 2050, our average life expectancy is projected to be 82.6 years (up from today’s average life expectancy of 72.1 years for men and 78.8 years for women.) The census bureau predicts that 3 million baby boomers will live to be 100 years old or more!
Air neck traction units are very portable and can be used almost anywhere. The simplicity of the design makes it the ideal tool for home or office use.
Whiplash is a neck injury that most often happens to drivers who are hit unexpectedly from behind by another car. Most of these injuries are short-term, but 10% of whiplash sufferers will have long-term pain. The pain can be so severe that sufferers can not work or enjoy a normal lifestyle.
During the cervical traction the weight of the head is gently lifted off the neck anatomy and may temporarily decompress pinched nerve roots and result in reduction of herniated inter vertebral disk. Visiting a chiro care is the best way to get useful “adjustments” to the spine.
Due to many years of wear and tear, the discs become thinner and this causes the spaces between the vertebrae to become narrower. If the nerves in the cervical area are becoming irritated or pinched, this may lead to numbness or tingling in the neck and shoulders.
I don’t know about you, but I need all the energy I can get for things like “thinking.” I used to be one of those stoic, work-through-the-night types who thought of himself as a “brain on a stick” – I’ll sleep when I’m dead, I figured. Today, when I look back on my old, ill-informed ways, I can’t help but wonder how much more effective – and creative, and (gosh darn it) BRILLIANT – I would’ve been if I’d done more to take care of my health. Who knew you needed energy to do your best thinking?
Losing weight and maintain a proper weight and health is essential. This provides for the elimination of toxins in the body to make you healthy and active. Losing weight is not about trying the newest diet craze. When toxins in the body become eliminated weight loss progresses. Some of the most common health issues slowly drift away as you detoxify, eat healthy and clean your own living environment.
You may not realize how useful your neck is until you can not move it such as when the guy standing next to you asks a question and answering him requires a three-quarter turn of your body.