The human body is equipped with nerve fibers known as the peripheral nerves, which connect the spinal cord and the brain. The central nervous system, known as the peripheral nerves and are considered the portal that controls the passage of pain signals to the brain for different parts of the body.
Ellen Blau, PSY.D., promotes another form of coping with pain through relaxation methods, stress management through connecting mind and body. American Pain and Spinal Center, PC, using a combination of treatments based on each patient’s own form of pain, as each brain is distinctive within a persons mind.
Spinal stenosis leaves many people who suffer from the degenerative disease faced with the choice of surgery, for pain relief. There are alternative solutions to try for relief with the hope of checking off having an operation off the to-do list. The alternative solutions do not always work, and the Ess word (surgery) becomes increasingly feasible for those whose pain is just too intolerable to bear on a daily basis.
After all the researching and tips to control the pain, some people still opt to have surgery after years of trying to keep pain levels a minimum. There are several different spinal stenosis procedures, and as the alternative methods, sometimes the surgery works and sometimes it does not. When led to make the decision a Neurologist that works with nerve issues is a good place to start asking questions. A Neurologist will refer you to a Neurosurgeon who is a spinal surgery specialist, and you will be advised of the risk and benefits involved in surgery for the relief of pain due to spinal stenosis.
Everyone’s body is different, and it may not respond to the various treatments according to their metabolism and how it absorbs and breaks down the opiates in their body and how well the body accepts the minimally invasive procedures, described as alternative methods. Pain patients can try many methods including self-management; this is to be aware of the different things that could cause the body to a flare-up in pain. Know what your triggers are to help keep your body as pain-free as possible.
As a person attempts to self-manage their pain levels, many patients find that they still need the opiates to be able to function throughout the day. Even though there is a crisis among addictions, some people will take the meds as prescribed and try the alternative methods, and that does not make them an addict for wanting to be as free from pain as possible. The alternative methods work for some and not for others, and people that live in chronic pain still believe in full active life styles.
The obstacles I’ve faced since I’ve started my journey of mastery, in New Media Journalism have been quite compelling. But the car accident my son was involved in, late Saturday night, thousands of miles away from home and with no family members have me a bit confounded, but I must continue on with my journey, being so close to the end.
Rickey Gladden loves his children immensely and left Detroit, to work. Through my studies, I’ve been told that writing about family members is a big no-no, but I want the world to understand my struggles as I use this form of media to help encourage other people who find it difficult to succeed throughout the ups and downs of life.
Rickey still is breathing with the help of a respirator. The doctors are going to remove the tube soon, and hopefully, he will breathe on his on, if not he will have a trachea inserted. I have not raised enough money to get to Portland, Oregon yet, but I will remain hopeful.
Further research indicates that at the end of the day healthy lifestyle choices and no exercising is the biggest culprit for obesity, making many people responsible for their own growth into obesity. Healthier eating choices and appropriate exercise can help with burning unnecessary calories that lead to obesity.
Eighty percent of adult Americans do not meet the governments physical activity recommendations for aerobic and muscle strengthening, causung a high rate in healthcare cost for obese patients with sicknesses related to obesity.
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of maganese, fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Zucchini contains vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus. Moreover Vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B2 and calcium, assuring optimal health. Squash has a high content of omega -3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin and protein, together a wonderful side dish. Photo by : Cynthia Gladden
Grapefruit is snack full of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, lycopene and choline, a healthy heart fruit. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes. Potassium is beneficial to the heart. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Heaven Young, a fifth grader at Gompers Elementary-Middle School, has finished her testing and says “I’m glad it’s over with because I feel like a lot of pressure is put on us kids to keep the school open.”
A group of parents is speaking out against the testing of their children. These parents have opted their children out of the M-STEP test, which shifts the responsibility of the failed test scores in the educational process of teaching within the schools, as 95% of the children within the failing schools are expected to be tested, or the school will be sanctioned by the State of Michigan.
Testing Sheet Credit: Creative Commons
Young man taking a water break Credit: Creative Commons
The original Samuel Gompers Elementary School, 20601 Davidson, Detroit, Michigan Photo by: Cynthia Gladden