Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Get over your pain and get on with life

Painlessness Achieved
Man With Lower Back Pain

Pain sucks. Whether it is caused by an accident at work, a past sports injury still lingering, or is caused by recent surgeries or treatments, pain can really put a damper on your day. So what can we do to alleviate the pain? There are plenty of ways to cope with and treat pain. As always, make sure to consult your physician before starting any medical or supplemental regime and always follow all printed instructions on the labels of medications and supplements you may take.

Natural Remedies

"Nearly 40 percent of arthritis patients reduced their pain by half after using a topical capsaicin cream for a month, and 60 percent of neuropathy patients achieved the same after 2 months, according to a University of Oxford study." - 8 natural pain relievers. According to this article, Capsaicin, Zyflamend, and Arnica will all three help joints stay soft, supple, and lubricated and helps to ward off the pain caused by arthritis and aging. Natural remedies are usually pretty safe to start with and have been thought to help a certain percentage of people feel less pain in their lives. Be wary, however, of bold claims made by supplemental companies; they also have a responsibility to answer to their stock holders and the supplemental industry is loosely regulated by the FDA so there can be a lot of inaccurate information floating around. Always refer all questions about supplements to your physician.

Prescription Strength Medication

Prescription Medication Bottle and MedicationPrescription pain medication is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. While highly effective, most pain treatment medication carries the risk of dependency with extended and/or abuse of the medication. Never deviate from the specific instructions given to you by your physician and pharmacist as to how this type of pain medication is to be taken. Remember, prescriptions are only for you and should never be given to somebody who has not been prescribed to use it. Prescription medication should always be used under supervision of a physician so that maximum benefit can be gained by its use.

In Office Pain Treatments

Chiropractor working on patient
Sometimes your physician may recommend that you get in-office treatment for your pain. These treatments could include chiropractic treatment, interventional pain treatment, and holistic medicine. Not all in-office procedures is better than another and only with the proper diagnosis of your pain will determine what kind of treatment is necessary. Chiropractic care involves musculoskeletal readjustments and massage therapy. This can remediate slipped vertebra discs, pinched nerves, Sciatica, and more. Interventional pain treatment involves using injections, or "blocks," to help dull and numb the pain at the nerves that are involved. This treatment is an alternative to chiropractic care when mobility and older age cause discomfort in a chiropractic setting. Holistic medicine includes ancient eastern medicine with modern techniques. Acupuncture is a great example of holistic medicine and has been effective in helping thousands of people live a pain free life.

There are many options available when you are faced with chronic pain. Only your physician can help you determine what course of action to take when dealing with pain. Be safe, be smart, be pain free.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Green Easy : Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Medicinal Marijuana Option for Los Angeles - The Green Easy

Choosing the right dispensary for your medicinal marijuana can be tough. You want to be sure you are getting the highest grade product possible. With what seems to be a market that has an option on every corner (and then some) its hard to know what the best way is to make sure your Marijuana is top grade. Sometimes it comes down to more than price....

The Green Easy is located at 7948 West 3rd Street, downtown LA. We offer one of the largest selections of premium grade THC. Not only is our product guaranteed to be some of the best, it is also affordable. We have a great glass pipe selection and different smoking accessories to make sure you can burn down in the way that is most enjoyable to you. 

We have been in the Los Angeles area for years and years. We pride ourselves in offering a safe, secure, enjoyable environment for you to be able to take your time and find a strain that best fits your needs. Our knowledgeable staff will be with you every step of the way; from walking in the door, to choosing your strain and offering tips and techniques to get the most out of your Marijuana.

Please come by and take a look at one of Los Angeles' Premier Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Meet Dr. David Vukelich

Personal History

Anchorage Chiropractor
I was born and raised in the state of hockey known as Minnesota. Hockey was a major part of my as a youth, and for most of us northerners it was a way of life. As time went on, my father accepted a transfer to the state of Virginia where I finished the rest of my childhood.

My first year of college I attend Emory and Henry College on a full athletic scholarship for soccer. From there, I moved back to Minnesota and finished my A.A. degree. I then relocated to Grand Junction, Colorado, where I studied premed. Eventually, I relocated back to Minnesota for my doctorate at Northwestern Health Sciences University, which I completed in November of 2008.

Read more on Dr. Vukelich and all the other doctors at Better Health Alaska here -

Stay Healthy!

Drug Abuse and Addiction Resources - Malibu Horizon

Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Treatment Resources

Malibu Horizon Treatment Center is located in Malibu, California in the Santa Monica Mountains. Their facilities are specifically designed with recovery in mind and their staff are among the most professional in the industry. Care, compassion, understanding, and knowledge are the cornerstones of a successful rehabilitation and Malibu Horizon Treatment Center in Malibu, CA is specially designed to maximize the exposure to these cornerstones for each and every patient who walks thorough their front doors.

If you or somebody you love is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, please don't hesitate to call Dr. A. Mohammad MD and his staff at:

Malibu Horizon Treatment Center
265 Westlake Blvd
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (877) 338-6964
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Featured Exercise

Stretching your Calves With one leg firmly planted and knee locked, lean forward bending the front knee while keeping the back straight.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Better Health Alasksa - Hobbies of Dr. Wells.


Anchorage Chiropractor
I enjoy teaching and coaching youth hockey. I’ve had the Honor of a coaching a Youth Hockey team known as the Grizzlies. We were able to achieve the first regional championship and placement in the State Championship since the start of the hockey program in Glenwood Springs, CO.

I decided to move to Alaska because of my true passion is the outdoors. Most free time I have is spent climbing the peaks of Alaska & venturing new trails. And, when it comes to winter, back country skiing becomes the new adventure along with the fast-paced sport of hockey.

I am available to speak with patients and prospective patients anytime during business hours, typically 9-7 weekdays. I am also available by email.

Check out the profile of Dr. Wells as well as the rest of the doctors for Better Health Alaska here - 

Stay Healthy!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Whiplash - Symptoms and Treatments


Good news for whiplash patients

More than 3 million Americans suffer from whiplash every year – and that’s just from vehicle accidents. Whiplash can also be caused by other types of collisions, such as playing sports or falling on the ice.

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by the sudden movement of the head backward, forward or sideways. Whiplash injuries can result in stretched or torn neck muscles or ligaments, bulging or ruptured discs, misaligned vertebrae, and the loss of the neck’s normal forward curve.

Apart from neck pain, whiplash symptoms may include:
  • Headaches
  • Upper back pain
  • Pain between the shoulder blades
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain, numbness or tingling in the arms or hands
  • Low back pain
  • Loss of mobility / stiffness
  • Dizzines
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision

Most often with whiplash injuries, pain occurs immediately or is felt within a few days, but sometimes whiplash symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months after an accident.

Often, whiplash injuries can result in chronic neck pain. For example, one study showed that nearly 40 percent of people with whiplash still experienced pain seven years later. Behind chronic back pain, neck pain is the next disability epidemic, with whiplash as the leading cause of neck pain.
The good news is there are several treatment options available for whiplash.

Whiplash treatments include:
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical / occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation to improve muscle strength
  • Massage therapy
  • Multi-cervical unit (MCU) therapy

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Apple Cake - Our Favorite Recipe!

Featured Recipe

Simple Apple Cake


2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup oil
2 cups flour
4 cups diced apples


mix together first 8 ingredients and cream well. Add in apples and pour into a greased oblong pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Taking the Pressure Off of Learning to Be Flexible

Men's Corner

Learning Why Flexibility in Men is So Important

When most men think about flexibility, they instantly think about their spouses or some sort of circus act. While this is obviously a negative way to interpret this subject, it is a proven fact. Rarely will a man consider his own flexibility, when in fact it is something everyone should be concerned with. Stretching is a key part of establishing good flexibility.

Stretching is proven to help improve circulation through the entire body. This helps speed up recovery to the body from strain or injury. It also increases blood flow to your muscles. This increases the amount of nourishment that the muscle receives and increases the amount of impurities that are removed from the body.

Stretching and good flexibility can also decrease the amount of lower back and neck pain that most men suffer from. When our muscles tighten they become strained, they put these parts of our body into tension or various periods of pain and discomfort. Stretching will help increase the mobility of these regions, and the increased oxygen within our muscles and blood will help prevent them from becoming over worked and strained.

It can also help with your coordination. This can help improve our athletic prowess as well as our self esteem due to this increased performance. This also helps to eliminate the risk of falls or injury when we do fall. It also increases our cardiovascular health, which directly improves our health and performance. All of these factors can be easily witnessed through dozens of applications throughout of daily routines. 

Stay Healthy!

Women's Corner - October 8th, 2013

Ways to Keep Women Healthier through Multivitamins

Better Health Pain & Wellness Centers
In today’s modern society, we are constantly on the move. We are also looking for things that are bigger, faster, and easier. It is the drive for efficiency that often times causes us to forget about some of the more basic portions of our lives. We put so much strain on our body throughout the course of a single day that without the proper care and nutrition, our body’s can and do suffer. The simple addition of a multivitamin may be exactly what you need to keep your body running in tip-top shape.

Multivitamins Are Wonderful
The purpose of a general multivitamin is to help the body supplement the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are missing from our daily meals. Obviously this will not help to remove any of the unnecessary or unhealthy items that we have put into our body throughout the day, but it is a good first step. A balanced Multivitamin will ensure that regardless of your diet, your body is getting the recommended daily amounts of a vast majority of your essential vitamins and minerals.

This has proven to be very effective for women who live very active and stressful lives. While it is not a cure-all solution, it is far better than doing absolutely nothing. It will help prevent you from getting routinely sick or hurt. It will also help to satisfy additional cravings for food by your body, in an attempt to get the nutrients it needs.