Doctor’s Column

TMJD

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Did you know that according to the American Academy of Craniofacial pain, one in eight Americans suffers from recurring headaches that are severe enough to affect their quality of life? Furthermore, an estimated 80% of headaches occur from muscle tension related to your bite. Problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) has long been treated using pain meds, night guards, and dental grinding of the bite. None of these procedures evaluate the root of the cause. These procedures are merely soothing symptoms and many work minimally at best....

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Time

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As I approach the year-end, I’m ALWAYS reminded of what truly matters. This has come to be a sensitive time for me that I am feeling inside. The universe tends to abruptly remind me that time is ticking away; and I am off course, and that I am not focusing on what really matters.  It seems that I get so hung up on getting to my next appointment that I don’t see the gifts the world opens for me at each moment.  The old saying, “life is what happens while you are busy making plans” has never been more true.   The...

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The Big Balloon

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All natural health care practitioners and their therapies promote and support the oxygenation and nutrition of cells. This is done by stimulating circulation through various methods or therapies that benefit the end result; cell rejuvenation and the removal of harmful toxins. It states in the Bible that the “blood is life”. Blood and the encompassing circulating system have a dual process: First the blood brings oxygen, nutrients, hormones and immune defense to every cell of the body. Secondly, the blood removes harmful waste, toxins, and old...

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Success

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Russell Friedman   Measuring success is certainly a challenge.  This is because the visions of success are based on our personal reference point. The doctor wants to give quality of life, relief, and honor the standard of care to do no harm. The patient only wants to be pain free yet the most severe pain patients would cherish just some relief.  This multi-tiered definition of success is apparent with the facial pain (TN) group as well.   At AlternaHealth Solutions we define success as complete success. That means that the cause is...

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Quack Quack

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Throughout the last 100 years, there have been many myths regarding the practice of chiropractic.  The term quack was coined during the middle ages from the Dutch word, quacksalver (literally, a seller of salves) and became in the last century a term to indicate a fraudulent and huckstering or over promotion of medical treatments, procedures or products.  It has been taken up and applied often erroneously to deprecate many new treatments and therapies that established medical organizations consider either ineffective or valueless.  The term...

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Just One More Shot

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My brother called me yesterday from N.Y. and asked what I thought about the flue shot … or even vaccinations in general.  His pediatrician had just told him that if he didn’t vaccinate his 1 year old he should find another doctor. Whether you are pro-vaccination or anti-vaccination, I believe it is should be a personal choice based on facts. First and foremost, make an informed decision. Although I am in a health related field vaccinations are not my area of expertise, therefore I decided to do some homework! What I found was shocking and...

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It Just Aint So

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A message from Dr. Friedman DC   A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Once we know a little bit about something, we generally hold onto that ferociously.  New information or information which altersthat is hard to incorporate into what we already “believe” to be true.   This “common knowledge” is especially prevalent in my world. Everyone “knows” that Chiropractic does two things:   Helps back pain, and to do that, we Pop, crack, and twist the spine   I encounter this mentality on a regular basis. When someone asks what I...

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Inside Out Health

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  We all know someone that does all the right stuff for health. They may eat right, exercise, and generally just take great care of themselves; yet they show symptoms of some mysterious illness that no one in the medical industry seems able to diagnose. After months, sometimes years of meds, possible pain management and extended time through the revolving doors of multiple specialists, they find that their hope of finding an answer has diminished. That is because they are looking for an answer from the Outside-In. Unfortunately this...

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Facial Pain-TN

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Successful Outcomes for Trigeminal Neuralgia Patients Using QSM³ Procedure at AlternaHealth Solutions, Atlanta, GA     Measuring success with patients in pain is certainly a challenge.  Because our measurement of success is based on our personal reference point, it is completely subjective.  The doctor wants to provide improved quality of life and relief of pain, while honoring the standard of care to “do no harm”. The patient only wants to be pain free.  Yet even the most severe pain patients would cherish just some relief.  This...

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Chronic Pain

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Do I have to live with it? If this statement has caught your attention, you are either a chronic pain patient still hoping for an answer to your trouble OR you are living with someone that has chronic pain and you want the loved one you once knew, back. The information I am about to give you is no secret; it actually makes total sense! The reason you chose to go down the medical path is simple. A large majority of the population in the U.S. believes that their answer lies in a medical “quick fix”. Perhaps you have spent years going from...

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