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Book Review: Live Better, Longer

Dr. Passwater does an excellent job summarizing much of the modern research that has been done on antioxidant nutrients and most notably OPCs (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins). He clearly explains the negative impact of free radicals on various body systems and describes how antioxidants counter their damaging effects. Dr. Passwater devotes a chapter to each of the following: cardiovascular, cancer, aging, skin and looking younger, venous health, eye health, other diseases, allergies, and attention deficit disorder.

OPCs are a group of very powerful antioxidant nutrients.  According to Dr. Passwater, these are the five most important actions of OPCs:

  1. Terminate free radicals and protect cells
  2. Enhance immune function and increase protection against many infections
  3. Bind to the skin proteins collagen and elastin to protect tissue and seal leaky capillaries
  4. Improve the functioning of blood vessels from the large arteries to the microcapillaries
  5. Inhibit the tiny blood cells from sticking together, thereby preventing circulation problems from heart attacks, strokes, and deep vein thrombosis

I would highly recommend this book to those who want to stay current with the latest research in the wellness field.  And if you are looking to enhance your personal wellness, please consider the addition of OPCs to your nutritional intake.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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July 30, 2014   No Comments

Office Closed for Summer Vacation 2014

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Our office will be closed the week of Monday, July 21st.  We will resume normal office hours on Monday, July 28th.

If your situation is an emergency, please call 911.  If you need to see a local chiropractic doctor, Dr. Craig Biddle would be happy to accommodate you.  His office is just around the corner from our office – 540 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.  For other options, please check the local listings online or in the yellow pages.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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July 14, 2014   No Comments

Introducing nutraMetrix Joint Health and Flexibility Kit

We are pleased to announce that we are offering the nutraMetrix Joint Health and Flexibility kit.  They have wisely combined 3 of the core supplements that are essential to help keep you pain free and moving well.  Here is the product description from my nutraMetrix web site.

As we get older, the effect that aging has on our bodies becomes more obvious. One of the most noticeable signs of aging occurs in joint health. As we age, the wellbeing of our joints begins to deteriorate, causing joint discomfort, limited mobility and overall poor joint health. For this reason, it is important to combat the effects that aging places on our joints. To help with the fight for optimal joint health, we have combined three products (nutraMetrix Prime™ Joint Support Formula by Isotonix, nutraMetrix Curcumin Extreme™ and nutraMetrix Heart Health™ Omega III Fish Oil with Vitamin E) to create the nutraMetrix® Joint Health and Flexibility Kit.

The nutraMetrix Joint Health and Flexibility Kit is an ideal combination of products, designed to support healthy and flexible joints. This grouping of products supports joint health, offers temporary inflammation relief, and promotes tissue hydration and lubrication. In addition, the Joint Health and Flexibility Kit offers 22% in savings from the individual suggested retail prices of the products.

The purpose of the nutraMetrix Joint Health and Flexibility Kit is to help individuals maintain their joint health while contributing to overall mobility and flexibility. This kit contains nutraMetrix®Prime™ Joint Support Formula which contains glucosamine (naturally produced by the body), an ingredient concentrated in joint cartilage, which has also been scientifically proven to support healthy joint function. Prime™ Joint Support Formula also contains the powerful antioxidant Pycnogenol®, which in connection with nutraMetrix® Curcumin Extreme promotes the reduction of inflammation associated with normal aging.

The final piece of the nutraMetrix® Joint Health and Flexibility Kit is nutraMetrix® Heart Health™ Essential Omega III with Vitamin E. Heart Health™ Essential Omega III matches well with nutraMetrix® Prime Joint Support Formula and nutraMetrix® Curcumin Extreme, as omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to support healthy joint lubrication.

Please click here to go to my nutraMetrix site to learn more or order the products directly.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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July 14, 2014   No Comments

Office Closed For Vacation Spring 2014

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Our office will be closed for vacation from Thursday, May 22nd through Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day).  We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, May 27th (after Memorial Day).

We are taking our annual Rickett’s Glen family trip.  If the weather is agreeable, I hope to go on a few nice hikes and spend a lot of time enjoying God’s beautiful creation. Hopefully I’ll have some great pictures to share when we return next week!

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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May 19, 2014   No Comments

Introducing nutraMetrix Custom Health Solutions

I have recently discovered a great company with an amazing line of nutritional products.  The company is called nutraMetrix.  They carry products to meet almost every possible need patients like yourself may have.

One of their special features is that many of their products are isotonic in design.  What this means to you is that they are absorbed and used by the body (around 95% versus 30% for a typical tablet).  This makes nutraMetrix’s isotonic supplements amazingly effective.  They are also very affordable.

In addition to a wide variety of products, they have various pre-designed kits that smartly package together the right supplements.  This takes the guesswork out of choosing the right nutritional products for the you.  Another benefit is that the nutritional kits area nicely discounted.  So pay particular attention to those.

Some of the pre-designed kits include daily essentials, weight loss, stress reduction, detoxification, digestive support, heart health… and lots more.

To learn more, please check out my new nutraMetrix website… http://www.nutrametrix.com/drkengoldman.  Here is a link to some informative nutraMetrix videos… http://www.drkengoldman.com/nutrametrix-videos

You can order products directly from my website, and can even qualify for free shipping.

Here is my site specifically for the TLS weight loss solution program… http://us.healthforafuture.com/KENGOLDMAN.  Here is a link to some well done TLS weight loss solution videos… http://www.drkengoldman.com/tls-weight-loss-solution-videos/

Poke around.  Do some reading.  And please let me know what you think.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me anytime or shoot me an email.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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May 11, 2014   No Comments

Announcing New Office Hours May 2014

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Announcing new office hours beginning May 5th.

We will now have open office hours Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm.

Note that we will now be open through lunch.  Take advantage of our new hours!

Also, we are still accepting walk-in visits or taking appointments… which ever you prefer.  Feel free to drop in for a visit or call us to schedule an appointment.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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May 11, 2014   No Comments

Office Holiday Hours 2013

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season from Dr. Ken Goldman and Staff.

We are open this week and have regular office hours: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

Christmas week, our office will be CLOSED from Tuesday, December 24th through Wednesday January 1st.  We will REOPEN after New Year’s Day on Thursday, January 2nd at 9:00 am.

 

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December 16, 2013   No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

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Our staff would like to wish you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving this year!

We hope you have a blessed time with family and friends.  Enjoy the season and maybe even spend some time to reflect on how good God has been to you this past year… and give him thanks!  I find that during tough times it helps to take a step back and consider how good we really have it.  Having a thankful heart does wonders for lifting your spirit… and your joy may even become contagious!

We will be closed this Thursday (November 28th) and will re-open our office on Monday, December 2nd at 9:00 am.

As always, next week we will be open from Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 3:00 to 6:30 PM.  Walkin visits are always welcome.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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November 26, 2013   No Comments

Case of the Month September 2013

The Patient

  • 45 year-old male with a history of moderate intensity sharp pain in the left side of the neck and stiffness
  • The patient also described occasional headaches that originate in the lower neck and travel up the neck and over the head to the forehead and left eye.
  • The patient history revealed a moderately healthy lifestyle with regular workouts consisting of cardiovascular exercise and weight training.
  • Patient’s weight is normal.
  • The patient related that the pains began from no known cause (insidious onset).
  • Otherwise this patient’s history was unremarkable.

Snapshot of My Examination Findings

  • Past diagnostic films and reports were reviewed and did not reveal any signs of pathology or destructive bone condition.
  • Joint dysfunction and tenderness was found in the cervical and thoracic areas.
  • Restricted and painful range of motion of the neck in right rotation, and in left and right  lateral flexion.
  • Tenderness upon palpation of the left cervical musculature and left upper back and shoulder area.
  • Painful muscular fibers and trigger point activity in the left trapezius muscle.

My Diagnosis

  • Cervicalgia (neck pain)
  • Headaches (cervicogenic)
  • Segmental Dysfunction the Spine with associated myofascial pain of the left trapezius muscle.

My Recommendations

  • A course of conservative care for pain relief to include the following:
  • Chiropractic adjustments of the spine and left shoulder blade.
  • Myofascial release to the left trapezius muscle.
  • Reduced intensity of resistance exercises
  • Home-based stretches to be performed daily for the left trapezius muscle.  Anchor stretch performed with towel.

The Prognosis

  • Good

Discussion

Cervicalgia is the technical term for neck pain.  Although neck pain has many different causes, the most common cause is biomechanical, which means that it’s caused by a disruption of the muscles, bones, joints and nerves of the neck.  Segmental dysfunction is a type of joint disruption that occurs when the normal movement of a vertebrae becomes “jammed”.  This condition is a common cause of pain, and is accompanied by abnormal muscle tension and stiffness.

Headaches frequently accompany cases of cervicalgia and can occur regularly.  Patient’s often treat the headaches with medications, only to have the headaches return over and over again.  Trigger points are muscular “knots” that can form in any muscle area, and should not be confused with acupressure points.  What makes trigger points different than simple muscle tension is that they refer pain to other areas.  In this case, the headaches were caused primarily by the myofascial trigger point in the patient’s left trapezius muscle.

My exam was critical in determining that this patient’s pain had a biomechanical cause.  I needed to rule out a disc problem or other non-musculoskeletal condition which could share the same pain pattern.  In this case, I was able to firmly conclude that the patient’s pain was originating from the cervical spine and left trapezius muscle.

Upon following our advice and treatment schedule, the patient experienced some increase in muscle soreness following the first treatment session, but by the fourth visit, had a 75% reduction in pain, improved neck motion, and no headaches.  The patient will be seen on an as-needed basis and has been instructed to do home exercises, which will help him achieve a full recovery.  The overall outlook for a full recovery is excellent.

Our Approach To Neck Pain and Headaches

If you were a new patient visiting our office, we always start with a thorough case history, consultation, and examination.  I will review any past diagnostic films that were taken.  I may recommend new diagnostic studies (X-ray or MRI) if I need more information. At this point, if I determine that you are a good candidate for care at our office, I will design a treatment plan for you.  If at any time I discover something beyond the scope of my practice, I won’t hesitate to contact your primary care provider to discuss a possible referral to another healthcare provider.

I specialize in providing short-term care for neck and back pain relief, and am fully licensed and certified to adjust the spine and extremities (arms, hands, legs, feet, etc.).  I am a certified instrument adjuster and use the Impulse iQ – a special adjusting instrument that allows me to perform adjustments without the typical twisting, turning, or popping as in traditional techniques.

If you are experiencing neck and/or back pain, we invite you to come in for a quick no-obligation consultation & examination.  Call us at 215-938-8500 for more information.

It would be an honor and a privilege to provide you with natural pain relief and to help your body heal and maintain the health you deserve.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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September 15, 2013   No Comments

Discover the Benefits of Integrating Massage With Your Chiropractic Care

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Whether your body has endured an increase of physical activity over the summer, you’re in the midst of back-to-school stress, or life is busy as usual, you can probably use a massage. Therapeutic massages are a great way to let go of stress and tension, increase circulation and vitality, and prevent a number of discomforts and ailments. Lots of people are already aware that massages feel good, and through the power of chiropractic, more are learning just how they can be good for you.

When performed by a skilled professional therapist, massage can be used to target individual muscle groups, tendons, joints and other soft tissues for a focused treatment of tension, inflammation, spasm and internal scarring. As the area is stimulated through gentle, manual motion, circulation is prompted and blockages are released. That’s part of what makes a massage feel great all over. Even those areas of the body that always feel tense can finally be allowed to relax and renew. A therapeutic massage is like allowing the body to take a full, deep breath.

Provided therapeutic massages are utilized on a regular basis, particularly after vigorous physical activity, they can be a great aid in retaining and increasing flexibility, regaining range of motion after an injury, and preventing future strain and soreness that affects overworked muscles. The soft tissue stimulation and circulation prompted by therapeutic massage allows cells to regenerate and torn muscle fibers to repair. Athletes, active workers and virtually anyone who puts extra physical demand on their body should rely on massage to counter the strain they experience as part of their daily routine. Otherwise, torn tissue can fail to repair and regenerate before it’s subjected to even more strain and eventually amount to considerable pain, stiffness and inflexibility.

Even if you’re dealing with a health issue that’s not immediately rooted in your muscle tissue, a massage can be a highly beneficial supplementary treatment for manageability and pain relief. If your pain is due to a spinal or posture issue, a herniated disc, arthritis, fibromyalgia, reoccurring headaches and migraines, or other chronic condition, massage can release the tension that frequently concentrates in the muscles as a result of these conditions and alleviate specific symptoms. Massage can even help to:

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Contribute to easier respiration in the face of asthma, allergies and bronchitis
  • Support better cardiovascular health through tension and blood pressure reduction
  • Minimize the physical effects of anxiety and depression, including constricted breathing and overall aches and pains
  • Promote an overall sense of wellbeing that connects you to your body and allows it to function better

One of the best features of integrating massage with your chiropractic care is that it’s totally catered to your needs and comforts. If you’ve never had one before or it’s been a while since your last therapeutic massage, there’s always a good reason to go ahead and treat yourself to this gentle and effective wellness treatment.

 

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September 5, 2013   1 Comment

Amazing Free Auto Accident App – Download It Free

On behalf of myself, and my entire staff, I would like to commend you for your commitment to living a healthier, happier, well-adjusted life through chiropractic care!

As I am sure you are aware, our office is committed to you and your family’s well-being and overall health and happiness. Therefore, I am pleased to announce my involvement in one of the most advanced and potentially life saving devices available, anywhere to date — Auto Accident App!

In short, this technological marvel is very similar to OnStar. If you are involved in an auto accident, it provides you with the services you need, from emergency medical response and family notification, to ongoing medical healthcare providers, legal protection, to transportation, auto repair, and much, much more!

Auto Accident App is the first and only mobile phone application to offer live assistance to accident victims – 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Their professionally trained operators guide you through the information gathering process to ensure that no critical information or evidence is missed, your rights are protected, and you are fairly compensated for any damages that may have occurred to you physically or to your property.

Best of all, there is nothing to install in your vehicle. There’s no download fee, no licensing fee and no monthly fee. It’s completely free!  With Auto Accident App, you don’t pay a dime to protect you and your loved ones.

So what’s the catch?

You must have an iPhone or Android* — that’s it!

Just search for “Auto Accident App” from your device’s app store (e.g. Apple Store), or simply go to:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accident-wizard/id505788862?mt=8

or…

https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=PlatinumPeak

…and click on download. Once downloaded, fill in your information.

In less than five minutes, you and your family can rest a little easier, knowing that if you are ever involved in an accident, you have complete and total protection!

If you have any questions about this premier, potentially life-saving application, feel free to call me anytime.

 

*Auto Accident App is currently available for iPhones and Androids only but will expand to all smart phones very soon. More devices will follow.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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August 18, 2013   No Comments

Back To School Massage Special 2013

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For a limited time, when you purchase a One-Hour MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATE for $65.00, you can receive another One-Hour MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATE for only $20.00!!!

We have 24 Gift Certificates available.  When they are gone, they’re gone!

CALL US NOW TO RESERVE YOUR GIFT CERTIFICATES.

215-938-8500

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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August 16, 2013   1 Comment

Back From Summer Vacation 2013

Hello!  Our office is now open and filled with lots of healing energy!

Despite the weather being unseasonably cool, my family and I had a great time in Cape May.  Our week was filled with lots of memorable activities that ranged from the fun beach time, to walks through the Washington Street Mall, to quiet times of spiritual reflection.

Despite the cooler temperature, the water was comfortable and provided ample opportunity for wading, swimming and jumping waves.  We had fun with a small gel-like ball that when thrown, would skip across the water!  On one of the cooler days, we had a fun game of soccer on the beach, mommies included!  catches, catching sand crabs,  social gatherings, early morning quite walks on the beach, board games.

We stayed at a humble inn called the Sea Side Home.  They provided three nice rooms for our family and all meals, including brown bag lunches for the beach.  They also provided a pastor/teacher who daily led everyone in a time of worship.  This included praise singing and a short sermon.

My family really enjoyed our time together and for the opportunity to see many good friends again.  But it’s good to be back and ready to serve you with renewed energy!  It’s an honor and a privilege to provide you with natural pain relief, and to help your body heal and maintain the health you deserve!

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

 

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August 16, 2013   No Comments

Office Closing For Vacation August 5th – 8th 2013

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This is an important message from Dr. Ken Goldman and the staff of Huntingdon Valley Pain Relief Center.

Our office will be closed for vacation during the whole week of August 5th.

If you need to be seen before our office closes next week, call us at 215-938-8500 or simply drop in any time we’re open.  Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

We will resume regular office hours on August 12th at 9:00 am.

And as always, thank you for choosing us to provide you with natural pain relief.

 

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July 29, 2013   1 Comment

Case of the Month July 2013

The Patient

  • 48 year-old female with a history of moderate to severe chronic pain (of around 12 years) in the right hip, buttocks, and right lower extremity.
  • The patient history revealed a healthy lifestyle with regular intense cardiovascular exercise.
  • Patient’s weight is normal.
  • The patient related that the pains began from no known cause (insidious onset).
  • The patient has had multiple diagnostics tests (MRI and X-ray), which revealed moderate degenerative joint disease in the lumbar area (lower back), and a normal right hip joint.
  • The patient has been under several medical doctors care over the course of several years and has been treated for hip pain and spinal degeneration with pain medications, injections in the hip area, and physical therapy.

Snapshot of My Examination Findings

  • Past diagnostic films and reports were reviewed and findings were confirmed.
  • Joint dysfunction and tenderness was found in the right sacroiliac joint and the right hip.
  • Restricted and painful range of motion of the right hip, especially in external rotation and flexion.
  • Extreme tenderness upon deep palpation of the right gluteal area.
  • Painful muscular fibers and trigger point activity in the following muscles: right gluteal and piriformis muscle.

My Diagnosis

  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Pain and Stiffness of the right hip joint.
  • Segmental Dysfunction the Spine and right hip area, with associated myofascial pain of the right piriformis muscle.

My Recommendations

  • A course of conservative care for pain relief to include the following:
  • Chirporactic adjustments of the spine, sacroiliac joint, and hip.
  • Myofascial release to the right piriformis muscle.
  • Modification of cardiovascular exercises – reduce intesity and vary activities.
  • Home-based stretches to be performed daily for the right piriformis muscle and right hip.  Figure-4 stretch and modified figure-4 stretch.

The Prognosis

  • Good

Discussion

Piriformis Syndrome is a painful condition that involves the piriformis muscle.  This muscle runs from the sacrum to the femur, and is responsible for rotation and abduction of the femur.  If the muscle becomes excessively tight, it can irritate the nearby sciatic nerve, causing a great deal of pain.  In many cases, the pain can radiate down the lower extremity. Causes of Piriformis Syndrome can range from severe sprain/strains to repetitive motion injuries.

See this article from WebMD for more information on Piriformis Syndrome.

My exam was critical in determining that this patient’s pain had a biomechanical cause.  I needed to rule out a disc problem or other non-musculoskeletal condition which could share the same pain pattern.  In this case, I was able to firmly conclude that the patient’s pain was originating from the Piriformis muscle.

Chronic cases that have not improved with medical intervention can be the most difficult.  In this case, I feel that the prognosis is good for two reasons.  First, no one accurate diagnosed Piriformis Syndrome and all her prior treatment focused on either her hip joint or her low back.  Secondly, this patient has a very healthy lifestyle of eating and exercise and is highly motivated to improve.

One of the best solutions for Piriformis Syndrome is a combination of myofascial release (deep muscle massage), exercise modification (to avoid continued aggravation of the muscle) and stretches.  This combination can help keep the Piriformis muscle healthy and prevent repeated relapses.

Upon following our advice and treatment schedule, the patient was virtually pain free for several hours after the first visit.  Later that day the pain returned but at a lesser extent.  In only 2 visits this patient has had over 50% improvement, with less pain and increased range of motion. The patient still has a month or two of treatment and home exercises to complete to achieve a full recovery, but the outlook is excellent.

Our Approach To Piriformis Syndrome

If you were a new patient visiting our office, we always start with a thorough case history, consultation, and examination.  I will review any past diagnostic films that were taken.  I may recommend new diagnostic studies (X-ray or MRI) if I need more information. At this point, if I determine that you are a good candidate for care at our office, I will design a treatment plan for you.  If at any time I discover something beyond the scope of my practice, I won’t hesitate to contact your primary care provider to discuss a possible referral to another healthcare provider.

I specialize in providing short-term care for neck and back pain relief, and am fully licensed and certified to adjust the spine and extremities (arms, hands, legs, feet, etc.).  I am a certified instrument adjuster and use the Impulse iQ – a special adjusting instrument that allows me to perform adjustments without the typical twisting, turning, or popping as in traditional techniques.

If you are experiencing neck and/or back pain, we invite you to come in for a quick no-obligation consultation & examination.  Call us at 215-938-8500 for more information.

It would be an honor and a privilege to provide you with natural pain relief and to help your body heal and maintain the health you deserve.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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July 15, 2013   No Comments

Educate Yourself on GMO

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The GMO issue has been in the forefront of the news lately.  My advice?  Research the issue and stay informed as much as possible.

Here are some web-based resources handling the GMO issue:

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/home/

 http://www.nongmoproject.org/

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/are-biotech-foods-safe-to-eat

http://earthopensource.org/index.php/reports/58

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

 

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July 5, 2013   No Comments

Low Back Pain and Balance Exercises For The Core

Modern research has demonstrated that chronic back pain is marked by periods of exacerbation and recovery.  In many cases each succeeding episode is worse than the one before.  If you suffer from chronic low back pain, you know it can be a debilitating problem and very frustrating to deal with.  Flare ups of back pain can render you useless and praying for a quick recovery.

Many sufferers of chronic low back pain don’t realize that their problem is related directly to the health of their core.  By core I mean the deeper muscles that support your spine directly.  The core muscles include one abdominal muscle and several lumbar (low back) muscles.

The larger muscles of your body are the ones that give your body shape and move the skeleton. In contrast, the muscles of your core are smaller muscles of endurance.  Their job is to maintain proper posture and spinal alignment as your body moves.  They may have to maintain tone for long periods of time.  To maintain good posture and to prevent back injury, your core must maintain proper tone at the right time when standing, walking, sitting, bending, squatting, etc.

Research has shown that low back pain problems continue to emerge time and time again if the core muscles are not up to par.  This is true for the majority of bio-mechanical problems of the lower back.  These types of problems typically arise from prior injuries to the soft tissues (muscle, tendon and ligament) of the spine.

Therefore, working on the endurance of your core muscles is one of the keys in recovering from back injury.  Here is a sampling of the core exercises I recommend to my chronic low back pain patients:

SWISS BALL SIT

Activating the core, sit for 1 to 5 minutes.  Progressive challenges include lifting one foot, twisting of torso, movement of arms up and down, and closing of the eyes.

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QUADRUPED EXERCISE

Start on your hands and knees. Place your hands directly below your shoulders, and align your head and neck with your back. Activate your core muscles.  The abdominal muscles should pull upwards towards your spine.  This is called “abdominal hollowing”.

Raise your right arm and left leg off the floor at the same time.  Hold for three deep breaths. Repeat with the opposite side.

If this is too difficult, you can try just the abdominal hollowing while maintaining the posture for three breaths.  Repeat.  Adding the arm raises, and alternating progresses the difficulty of this exercise further.

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We realize you have a choice in who you choose to provide your healthcare services. If you, a friend or family member requires care for low back pain, we sincerely appreciate the trust and confidence shown by choosing our services and look forward in serving you and your family presently and, in the future.

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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June 23, 2013   1 Comment

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift…

One-hour relaxation massage for only $39!

Treat Mom to the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day.

Buy as many gift certificates as you like.

(limit of one gift certificate per person)

215-938-8500

ThePainReliefCenter@gmail.com

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May 6, 2013   No Comments

Is Aspartame Dangerous?

Yes.  It has been studied for years.

If you use Aspartame, I recommend completely eliminating it from your diet.  Replace it with natural sweeteners such as fruits, dried fruits, date sugar, or fruit juice.

See the following links for more information:

http://aspartame.mercola.com/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892765/

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March 27, 2013   No Comments

Give To A Great Cause And Receive A Great Massage

Huntingdon Valley Pain Relief Center is taking part in a special program where we are offering one-hour massages for only $35. For each massage purchased, we are donating $10 to the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation.

Click here to Give To A Great Cause And Receive A Great Massage.

Click here to learn more about Kurt Warner’s First Things First Foundation.

 

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March 19, 2013   No Comments

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Getting a Massage

According to Mayo Clinic, massage is the technique of pressing, rubbing, and manipulating muscles, which helps release stress and anxiety in the body. In order to enjoy this experience, we must know the etiquette that needs to be observed before and during the treatment. This will help our therapist gauge the type of pressure our body requires and for us to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. We’ve listed below the basic guidelines of getting a massage:
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· Be sure to check with your physician regarding your physical fitness level before getting a massage. According to spine-health, it is advisable to seek your physician’s advice before you start any alternative therapy procedures. This is to avoid any risk for clients with allergies to oils and other substances as well as those who are sensitive to pain and pressure.
· Always be on time for your appointment. When visiting a spa, it is best if you arrive earlier than your schedule. This allows you enough time to fill out necessary paper works before the start of the session. Some massage centers don’t take responsibility of any accidents and health hazards so be aware of that when filling up forms. By doing so, you are assured of getting your claims from UK Aviva or other reputable insurance company when things go wrong.
· Inform your therapist about any medical condition. Zest East West  said that the client should inform the therapist of any health conditions so that the massage can be customized to help ease their body as well as not to aggravate the situation any further.

· Tell the therapist if you feel that something’s not right. It is important to tell your therapist if the pressure that you’re receiving is not to your liking. Remember that the reason why you went there is to relax and not to get additional stress from something that you don’t enjoy.
Don’ts

· Go to the massage center when you’re sick. Fever, cough and colds are transmittable diseases. If you have any of the above-mentioned illnesses, call your therapist and ask if it’s possible to reschedule for another date.
· Go with a bad pedicure or unshaved legs. Hygiene is necessary, thus taking a bath prior to your session as well as shaving legs and cleaning your nails is a must.
· Come in after taking any medication or when intoxicated. It is best not to take any substance before you get a massage to avoid any untoward incident. Let the medicine and alcohol subside after 24 hours before visiting your therapist.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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February 17, 2013   No Comments

Do’s and Don’ts of Getting a Massage

Simple reminders for a relaxing experience

According to Mayo Clinic, massage is the technique of pressing, rubbing and manipulating muscles which is helpful in releasing stress and anxiety in the body. In order to enjoy the experience, we must first know the etiquette that must be observed before and during the treatment. This will be helpful for our therapists as it will help them gauge the type of pressure your body will require. This guidelines will also save you from any further incident and embarrassment. Below, we’ve listed the basic guidelines and we hope that you will keep them in mind for a more relaxing day at the spa.

The Simple Things to Do:
· Be sure to check with your physician regarding your physical fitness level before getting a massage. According to spine-health, it is advisable to seek your physician’s advice before you start any alternative therapy procedures.  This is to avoid risk for clients with allergies to oils, and those sensitive to pain and to pressure.
· Prior to visiting the spa center, if you’re going to use your health insurance, make sure you have physical therapy coverage and that the therapists accepts payment from your plan provider. Search for more information about your plan from here.
· Don’t be late for your appointment. When visiting a spa, it is most polite if you arrive earlier than your schedule. This allows enough time for you to fill out necessary paperwork before the start of the session.
· Inform your therapist about any medical condition. Zest East West said in IMPORTANT: When should I not have a massage?, any client should inform the therapist of any health conditions so that the massage can be customized to help ease your body as well as not to aggravate the situation any further.
· Tell the therapist if you feel that something’s not right. It is important to tell your therapist if the pressure that you’re receiving is not to your liking. Remember that the reason why you went there is to relax and not to get additional stress from something that you don’t enjoy.

Please Remember Not to:
· Go to the massage center when you’re sick. Fever, cough and colds are transmittable diseases. If you have any of the above-mentioned illnesses, call your therapist and ask if it’s possible to reschedule for another date.
· Apologize for a bad pedicure or unshaved legs for the women. Hygiene is necessary, thus this includes taking a bath prior to your session.
· Never come in after taking any medication or when drunk. It is best not to take any substance before you get a massage to avoid any untoward incident. Let the medicine and liquor subside after 24 hours before visiting your therapist.

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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February 7, 2013   No Comments

You’re Invited To A Local Meetup To Discuss Families Adopting A Nutritarian Diet

You’re Invited!

WHAT: Meetup to discuss families adopting a plant-strong nutritarian diet

WHERE: McCaffrey’s Supermarket 635 Heacock Rd, 2nd Floor – Dining Area

WHEN: Sunday, February 10th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

DETAILS:

Knesset Hasefer of Yardley Presents a family meetup.

Connect and learn from other Families interested in a plant-strong nutritarian diet. Learn about specific benefits children get from eating a nutrient rich diet every day.

Bring your whole family Sunday afternoon! We will have snack foods and activities for kids (Bring healthy snacks to share if you like).

While kids are doing activities, parents will have a chance to learn from other parents about the nutritarian / plant-strong diet (based on the book Disease-Proof Your Child by Joel Fuhrman), get answers to common questions and get reference materials for further investigation.

Meet local parents who have implemented this diet to become a lifestyle successfully like Dr. Ken Goldman and his family – 14 years, and Eugene Pevzner and his family – 6 years.

Hear success stories, get inspired, get empowered to get started, or continue on your superhero journey against any odds.

Read more info here http://goo.gl/OGP8z

You will learn about various support groups (free and paid) and will want to register after you leave

Start today, join our Facebook Group and join the conversation http://goo.gl/gzDlL

Please Confirm how many people are coming to the meetup athttp://goo.gl/WI8Z8

 

To learn more, visit www.DrKenGoldman.com.

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February 7, 2013   3 Comments

Message From Dr. Ken in the New Year

With the Holiday Season behind us and headlong into the New Year, we may find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped shape our lives in a most significant way.

As a patient, we deeply value our relationship with you and look forward to serving you in the year to come.

-Dr. Ken Goldman

 

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January 7, 2013   No Comments

Office Holiday Hours

We will be open this Friday (12/14/2012) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, working with the practitioners of Comprehensive Pain Consultants.

Next week we will be open our regular hours: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Christmas week, our office will be CLOSED from December 24th through January 1st.

We will reopen after New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 2nd at 9:00 am.

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December 13, 2012   No Comments