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QUAD CITIES area Promoting Healthier Living in Your Community • Physical • Emotional

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2012 Volume 3, Issue 5


Emotional: Emotional Release with Essential Oils


Nutritional: Grocery Guide to Cancer Prevention


Physical: Kinesio Taping: Not Just For Athletes Anymore


Professional Planning: Don’t Lose Track of Your 401(k)


In The Community: Honor Flight of the Quad Cities


Healthy Heart: Move Over Apples


Senior Living: How to Choose a Skilled Nursing Center


Mobility: How to Predict and Prevent Injuries

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Financial Health: Get More Out of Life—10 Ways to Use Life Insurance


Skin Cancer: May is Melanoma Awareness Month


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Emotional Release With Essential Oils By Karen DeVault, RN, BCHHP


Do you: Feel stuck emotionally or spiritually? Have unexplained pain? Have you ever experienced emotional trauma? Is it possible that you have no recollection of past traumas? Do you have emotional triggers?

hen we have traumatic experiences or emotions that we are not mature enough to handle or ready or able to process, our body subconsciously stores them in cellular memory to process later. These emotions are considered toxic and can be stored anywhere in our bodies, until we recognize and release them. There are all types of emotional traumas. Some may be severe, some not so severe and some we may have no memory of, yet we live them out in our daily lives by the way we think, react, and view others, our world and ourselves. As long as they stay in our body, they have the ability to negatively affect our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Traumas are stored in the portion of our brain called the amygdala, which is located deep within the brain and is part of the limbic system called the “seat of emotions”. The amygdala is involved in

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the processing of emotions such as fear, anger and pleasure. Traumas are stored here much like a computer’s hard drive and the amygdala is responsible for determining what memories are stored and where they are stored. It responds only to the sense of smell, so aromatherapy and essential oils are a valuable tool that can access this “memory center” to release traumas and emotions that may have been stored for years, even since we were children. Essential oils hold vibrational frequencies that can shift emotional patterns. Smelling the oil releases the pattern from the limbic system, thus providing direct access to the body’s cellular memory. If you think about it, maybe you can identify a time when you smelled something that brought you back to a memory. This is because you tapped into the part of the brain that stored that memory. A facilitated Emotional Release is a technique that is administered and guided by someone who has experience with and knowledge of essential oils. A combination of essential oils is used. The oils are chosen based on their cleansing and detoxifying abilities, as well as their energy frequencies and known ability to release negative emotions. When emotions are dislodged from cellular memory, we experience an “emotional release.” This process allows us to move forward in a positive and productive way. People release in different ways. While some may experience peace, others may release with crying, anger, sadness, or pain. When a negative emotion is felt, we should not dismiss it, but rather allow it so it can be processed and eliminated. The body holds emotional patterns even when we are not consciously aware of them. Many times our body “releases” at the subconscious level and we may not even be aware we are letting go; however, we may find we respond differently to situations that used to create stress. Since physical problems can have an emotional component, our physical health can improve as these emotions are released. After a session, clients often report feeling relaxed, peaceful, and centered. It is not uncommon to have continued releases during the week following an Emotional Release session. Young Living Essential Oils are therapeutic grade oils that have been properly distilled to retain the hundreds of chemical constituents naturally found in plants’ essential oils, and it is these chemical compounds that give the oils the ability to release traumas and emotions. Simply breathing the oil directly from the bottle can have a profound affect on our emotions. To use the analogy of an onion, there are many “layers” to traumas and emotions, much like the layers of an onion. As we release, there is always more under that layer. The more we incorporate these oils into our personal care, the more we will benefit both emotionally and physically. Due to increased interest, I will soon be offering a variety of classes at my office where I will teach the basics of essential oils, their proper use, and how you can learn to do your own emotional clearing.

If you would like to experience a facilitated Emotional Release, please contact me to schedule an appointment. A session typically takes two hours. Karen DeVault is the owner of Holistic Alternatives, LLC. She is a Registered Nurse and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. Her phone number is 563-340-5999. For further information visit her web site at or email her at holistic. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Karen does not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Her services are not intended as a substitute for regular medical care. May 2012 — Quad Cities — ­ Healthy Cells Magazine — Page 7


Grocery Guide to Cancer Prevention By Chrissy Watters, MS, RD, LDN, Hy-Vee Dietitian


id you know that researchers and physicians agree that Americans could prevent up to one-third of all cancers in the United States through healthy diet and regular exercise?

The components of cancer prevention, as reported by the American Cancer Society, include: 1. Choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources. How? Eat at least 2 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables each day. Choose whole grains instead of refined for breads, cereals, pasta and more. Why? Plant sources such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains are power foods for your body. They contain fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals that can help promote good health. 2. Limit your intake of red and processed meats. How? Substitute fish, poultry, beans or nuts for meat in some meals. When you do choose red or processed meats, opt for smaller portions and leaner cuts. You can also reduce your risk by baking, broiling or poaching meats instead of frying and charbroiling. Why? Diets high in fatty red and processed meats can increase your risk of cancer - especially endometrium, prostate and colon cancers – due to the fat content, high-heat cooking methods and other components. 3. Be physically active; achieve and maintain a healthy weight. How? Be at least moderately active for 30 minutes or more on most days of the week. Ask a registered dietitian if your weight is in a healthy range to give you a good starting point. Why? Physical activity not only helps to maintain your weight and improve your overall health, but also works in complex ways on regulatory hormones and the immune system. 4. Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages, if you drink at all. How? Drink in moderation – limit alcohol to two drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women. Why? The consumption of alcohol has been linked to cancers of the mouth, esophagus, larynx and breast. Source: American Cancer Society

This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice. Hy-Vee Cancer Prevention Shopping List The cancer prevention shopping list is based on the American Cancer Society’s new guidelines, American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention Reducing the Risk of Cancer With Healthy Food Choices and Physical Activity, which emphasizes healthy diet and exercise. The Hy-Vee dietitians recommend reaching for the following cancer-fighting foods on your next trip to Hy-Vee. These foods are high in the fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals that the American Cancer Society recommends. Page 8 — Healthy Cells Magazine — Quad Cities ­— May 2012

Fruits and Vegetables • Beets • Blueberries • Broccoli • Brussels sprouts • Butternut Squash • Cabbage • Cantaloupe • Carrots • Cauliflower • Celery

• Eggplant • Grapefruit • Kale • Mangoes • Onions • Oranges • Papayas • Spinach • Strawberries • Tomatoes

Herbs and Spices • Garlic • Parsley • Rosemary Other • Beans • Ground flax seed • Tea (green and black) • Whole grains NOTE: Researchers agree that there isn’t one single element in one particular food that can protect you from cancer. Eating a variety of foods is your best defense against disease. For more information on how the above foods may help protect you against cancer, contact your Hy-Vee dietitians. For more information on cancer prevention: American Cancer Society: 800-227-2345 or National Cancer Institute: 800-4-CANCER or American Dietetic Associaiton: 800-366-1655 or This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice. Chrissy Watters represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). For more information contact Chrissy Watters at (309)793-0684 or email

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Kinesio Taping:

Not Just For Athletes Anymore By Absolute Balance Chiropractic


he Kinesio Tape Method, developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase, went global in 2004 with the Summer Olympics. During the Games, kinesio taping was offered to injured athletes as one of the most up-to-date treatment methods in addition to hydrotherapy, manual therapy, and isokenetics. Traditional taping methods restrict movement and range of motion, whereas kinesio tape uses a technique that works with the body allowing muscle support and full range of motion, therefore allowing the affected area to be rehabilitated. Kinesio taping in sports is merely the tip of the iceberg as to how it can be integrated into many clinical situations. Today local athletes and clinical patients alike benefit from the use of taping. Kinesio tape is a latex free, hypoallergenic, cotton fiber tape with an acrylic heat-activated backing and has no imbedded medicinal properties. The thickness and weight of the tape is designed to mimic the thickness and weight of the skin. It inhibits pain by lifting the skin, thereby improving blood flow and lymph which normalizes muscular

functions and corrects joint movement. The space created by lifting the skin from the muscle is believed to relieve pressure on the lymph channels. Theoretically this allows muscles greater contractibility, which in turn pushes more fluid through the muscle resulting in better muscle performance. The benefit, as demonstrated through preliminary research, is reduced muscle fatigue, increased range of motion, and better quality of muscle contraction. One application lasts for three to five days making it a cost effective technique and is safe for pediatric to geriatric populations. While kinesio taping can be used for management of an injured area, research shows amazing results when used in a post-surgical situation. Surgical success rates are improving. For example, at Orthopedic Specialists of the Quad Cities, the success rate for ACL repair is roughly 96% with the majority of patients returning to full activity/sport that they were previously doing. In addition, when the graft is made of one’s own tissue (patella tendon or hamstring) the re-injury rate is similar to the un-


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injured knee. Research shows that patients who have had one ACL repair are more likely than the general population to have an injury to the other side. In addition, women are 3-7 times more likely to tear their ACL than men are. Management of scar tissue is an important part of a post-surgical treatment plan. Kinesio tape applied to postsurgical scar tissue is a conservative treatment method that has proven to be very effective when other methods have not. For instance, if left untreated scar tissue build up can decrease range of motion within a joint space thereby prolonging healing and possibly increasing pain. Research shows when used, taping can minimize posttraumatic bruising by improving circulation and help mobilize scar tissue by enhancing glide between tissue layers. In other post-surgical scenarios kinesio tape can dramatically speed the rehabilitation process by improving tolerance to exercise and movement. Tolerance improves by supporting injured muscles and facilitating weakened muscles. For rehabilitation needs, taping techniques vary by purpose and the practitioner will tape to either assist muscle strengthening or to assist muscle relaxation, depending on the injury. A qualified rehabilitation program goes hand in hand with qualified taping. Just like choosing the most qualified surgeon (we trust the fellowship trained surgeons at Orthopedic Specialists) and physical therapist, choose only a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). In addition to muscular rehabilitation, there are six other therapeutic uses for kinesio tape in practice today. Patients experiencing biomechanical issues can benefit from taping to improve stability. Taping a targeted area of the body can direct movement of fascia and create space over a specific tissue. There are also functional uses of taping such as providing sensory stimulation to either assist or limit a motion and to decrease stress on a tendon or ligament. Finally, kinesio tape can benefit the circulatory system by moving lymphatic fluid from an area of high congestion to low. Preliminary research documents that kinesio tape can be used for a diversity of needs. Because of its cost effectiveness, kinesio taping is

a possibility for many patients. To find out if it is right for you, contact Absolute Balance Chiropractic to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Kay Knight, of Absolute Balance Chiropractic, is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner. Both Orthopedic Specialists and Absolute Balance Chiropractic will again be proud supporters of the Quad City Eagles Men’s and Women’s Semi-professional Soccer teams and Dr. Knight will be serving her second year as the lead team/sideline physician. More information regarding the team and season schedule, go to More information regarding Absolute Balance Chiropractic and Kinesio Taping can be found at For more information regarding success rates at Orthopedic Specialists contact them at May 2012 — Quad Cities — ­ Healthy Cells Magazine — Page 11

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ayne Smith, age 43, moved his family from Chicago to the Quad Cities last fall after receiving a job opportunity he couldn’t refuse with a local manufacturing company. Over the course of the next eight months, his wife and children quickly adjusted to the change and wished this opportunity would have happened years ago. They found a great home, a wonderful church, and a group of good friends in just eight short months. Wayne felt the move couldn’t have gone smoother until last month when he received his quarterly statement from his previous employer’s 401(k) plan. First he felt a bit embarrassed as he opened the statement. Wayne had completely forgotten about dealing with the 401(k) plan he had left behind. Upon opening the statement Wayne’s embarrassment turned to irritation when he discovered he had been socked with several additional fees that he hadn’t seen before. After calling his former human resource department, he learned the fees were part of the cost of having him in the 401(k) plan and they had decided to pass that cost onto him since he was no longer their employee.

Wayne decided it was time for a change. He had two options that would allow him the ability to avoid any tax consequences. First, he could “rollover” the 401(k) plan into his current employer’s 401(k) plan; however, their investment provider is a large, out-of-town financial organization that would require all of their interactions to be completed through an 800 number. The second option would be a “rollover” to a Rollover or Traditional IRA with a local investment advisor. With his family feeling comfortable with the move to the area, Wayne decided this would be an excellent time to establish a relationship with a local investment advisor. Over the course of the next several weeks he spoke with a number of advisors. He had three requirements this new advisor needed to fulfill. First, Wayne wanted a trusted investment advisor that would help him organize a personalized investment strategy and implement those daily investment decisions since his new job and family responsibilities allowed very little free time. He also felt it was important to have face-toface interaction with an experienced and well-trained team that would be responsible for making those daily decisions. Second, he had read an article in a financial magazine several months ago that explained the importance of making certain your financial advisor is a “fiduciary.” As he understood it from the article, a fiduciary is an advisor that is legally required to make all investment decisions in the best interest of their clients and not sell them the “product of the day.” He agreed with the article and felt it was important to have an advisor that was tasked with this legal responsibility rather than working with an advisor that is only asked to find investments that are “suitable” for someone his age, risk tolerance and time horizon. “Suitable” sounded too broad to Wayne. Lastly, he wanted an advisor that wasn’t paid every time he/she completed a transaction on his behalf. Instead, he wanted an advisor that had a vested interest in the success of his retirement plan.

“He learned the fees were part of the cost of having him in the 401(k) plan and they had decided to pass that cost onto him since he was no longer their employee.” Unfortunately, Wayne found it was no easy task to find a trusted advisor that could fulfill all of his requirements. Eventually, after a number of interviews, he had found several great advisors including the Trust & Investment Management Group at his local bank. It’s important to keep track of all aspects of your retirement nest egg including 401(k) plans that you may have left with your former employer(s). Whether you have been gone from your employer for eight months or eight years, it is worth your time to review the performance of your investments and the fees you are paying at least on a semiannual basis. Northwest Bank’s Investment Management Group has the ability and knowledge to help you make the decisions that are right for you. Call us today.

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f you haven’t heard, local community leaders have created a chapter of the Honor Flight Network called the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. It all started at Ridgecrest Village in Davenport when William Shore, a resident WWII Veteran, asked if Honor Flight was a credible organization. So we called the national office in Springfield, Ohio for more information. The founder, Earl Morse, said, “We have just flown 400 veterans from around the country to Washington D.C. that weekend.” Senator Bob Dole also was involved. We had 40+ WWII Vets at Ridgecrest that wanted to go. Morse said, “If they complete the application, they will go on the waiting list (8,000 so far). If you want them to go sooner, start your own Honor Flight Hub.” Thus the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities was founded! Page 14 — Healthy Cells Magazine — Quad Cities — ­ May 2012

We have been flying America’s WWII Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring the sacrifices of these heroes since November 1, 2008. Top priority continues to be given to veterans of WWII service, and any veterans with a terminal illness who wish to visit their memorial. LATEST NEWS: The next flight, Tuesday May 22, is dedicated to Korean War Era Veterans. Veterans must have served from June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955. Art Petersen, a Korean era veteran and Hub Treasurer, said, “It is time to recognize the service of the men and women of the often-called ‘Police Action’, which in reality was a brutal war! They deserve this special recognition.”

So far, approximately 1,800 veterans have safely flown on 18 trips. A comfortable chartered 737 aircraft from Sun Country leaves at 7 am and returns at 10 pm. The nonstop flight departs early in the morning from the Quad City International Airport and flies to Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C., returning later that evening. Three modern motor coach buses skillfully transport veterans and their Guardians to the Udvar-Hazy Center Air & Space Museum (Smithsonian), WWII Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Iwo Jima, the Women’s Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Abraham Lincoln Monument. Each bus has a lift for bringing wheelchair dependent veterans on board, plus a convenient restroom. The intention is to honor as many of our local and regional heroes, who were selfless in their military duty, with a free trip to visit their memorial. Veterans from throughout a 75 mile radius are encouraged to apply for the trip. The program operates on donations from organizations and individuals. Volunteers of all kinds are needed to help coordinate the flight event, and special Guardians are trained to help escort the veterans the day of the flight. We currently have over 300 Guardians who are willing to pay $500 for the honor of escorting our veteran heroes. WWII and Korean era veterans interested in applying for the trip, as well as interested donors and volunteers, are encouraged to contact Margie Hansen at the Honor Flight office at Ridgecrest Village by email at, calling 563-391-3430, or download applications at

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he statistics are staggering: As the leading cause of death in the United States, cardiovascular (or heart) disease accounts for more than 2,200 deaths per day, or one every 39 seconds. Furthermore, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently estimate that every year about 785,000 Americans will have their first heart attack, and another 470,000 will have a recurrent attack. For a number of patients, talking to their doctors about lowdose daily aspirin therapy may be the “heart-smart” thing to do. For more than 100 years, aspirin has been used as a pain reliever. Since the 1970s, however, studies showed aspirin could also be used to prevent and manage heart disease. There are a variety of patients who may benefit from aspirin therapy, including people who have had a heart attack, stroke or those with any risk factor for heart disease or stroke, as well as men over age 50 and women over age 60 who have diabetes along with any other risk factor. According to the AHA, aspirin can help prevent heart attack. More specifically, the AHA recommends that people at high risk of heart attack take a daily low-dose aspirin (if recommended by their health care provider), and that heart attack survivors regularly take low-dose aspirin. “You should never start aspirin therapy on your own,” says cardiologist Prerana Manohar, MD. “If you feel that a daily lowdose aspirin regimen may make sense for you, be sure to talk with your doctor about its benefits and risks.” Aspirin benefits the heart in several ways. It decreases pain, inhibits blood clots and most significantly, it reduces the risk of death, particularly among people with heart disease. Additionally, aspirin can significantly reduce heart damage during a heart attack, and can prevent the occurrence of future heart problems.

“For individuals at high risk of suffering a cardiac event, aspirin really can make a difference,” Manohar says. “For my patients who are prescribed a daily low-dose regimen, I encourage them to purchase store-brand aspirin sold at leading retailers and pharmacies. These products are regulated by the FDA and use the same active ingredients, but cost significantly less than the brand names.” Perrigo, based in Allegan, Michigan, is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures and distributes most of the over-the-counter medications found under store-brand labels at leading retailers, grocers and pharmacies. Perrigo offers consumers a variety of affordable store-brand aspirin choices that compare with a variety of brand names, including Bayer, Ecotrin and St. Joseph. Another important line of defense in protecting against heart disease is to know and maintain your numbers. This means weight/ body mass index, cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels, as all have an impact on heart health. Additionally, exercising 30 minutes a day most days of the week and eating a heart-healthy diet low in saturated fats, cholesterol and salt are some of the very best strategies for preventing heart disease. Avoiding the use of tobacco products, which according to Mayo Clinic is one of the most significant risk factors for developing heart disease, is also critical. Finally, seeing the doctor for regular screenings is vital for managing and preventing heart disease. “Remember to be good to your heart by eating right, moving more and working in partnership with your doctor to monitor and manage your health,” says Manohar. “Together you can work to control any risk factors and determine if daily low-dose aspirin therapy is a heart-smart decision for you.” For more information, please visit May 2012 — Quad Cities — ­ Healthy Cells Magazine — Page 17

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May is Osteoporosis Month Learn About Osteoporosis Awareness and Treatment ing to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 20 per cent of seniors who suffer from a broken hip die within one year from complications related to the injury or the surgery following the initial fracture. For those with hip fracture, upwards of 50% lose their ability to walk independently without use of a cane, walker, or wheelchair despite initial repair of the broken bone. Add to this the chronic pain and loss of function associated with other common osteoporosis fractures of the wrists and vertebrae and it is easy to see how this disease robs people of their independence and additional long term care is often needed. The consequences of osteoporosis are not always as dramatic as a sudden fracture. It is a progressive process that may first be noticed as a slow loss of height over time. This occurs when the bones of your spine slowly collapse under gravity. The back of the spine has extra support so as the weaker front portion collapses, it may cause a stooped or even a “hunchback” posture. “Many of my patients have this problem,” according to Dr. Vasan Purighalla, neurosurgeon in Moline. “In most cases, multiple fractures have taken over.” It’s estimated that by 2025, osteoporosis will cause approximately 3 million fractures creating medical costs of $25.3 billion each year. Clearly efforts must be made to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures before they occur. What causes osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is caused by 2 things: 1. When the body fails to form enough new bone, or 2. When too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body

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ay is Osteoporosis Awareness Month, and improving public knowledge of osteoporosis, bone health, and how to reduce the risk of osteoporosis-related bone fractures is the best way to combat the disease. Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease in the United States and is a thinning of bone tissue with resultant loss of bone density over time. This causes the bones to become brittle and break easily. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that nearly 10 million Americans already suffer from osteoporosis, with another 34 million suffering from low bone mass (osteopenia), putting them at high risk for the disease. It is estimated that nearly half of U.S. women over age 50 will suffer a broken bone due to osteoporosis, as will 20 percent of men. As we age, breaking a bone can be much more serious than in our youth. Fractures can lead to many other health problems such as blood clots and pneumonia that can frequently result in death. AccordPage 18 — Healthy Cells Magazine — Quad Cities — ­ May 2012

“Bone metabolism is an elegant process involving a symphony of biochemical interactions that must be maintained through bonestressing exercise and a proper diet including a multitude of minerals, enzymes, and co-factors”, reports Brett Lockman, D.O., at Advanced Wellness Sports & Spine. “The body has some capacity to fluctuate from the ideal health environment. This allows us to bounce back from minor intermittent insults to our skeletal health. But, if we constantly live in an unhealthy state through low vegetable intake, smoking, lack of exercise, or chronic use of certain medications, we use up that reserve capacity. This promotes fracture in the setting of even minimal bone stress.” Pivotal to the bone-building process is the role of calcium and phosphate, two of the many substances that make up bones. Without enough calcium through your diet or vitamins, your bone tissue and production may suffer as a result. As we age, calcium and phosphate can be reabsorbed back into the body from our bones, which causes our bones to be brittle, fragile, and more susceptible to fractures even without injury. Most often, this bone loss occurs gradually over many years. The leading causes of osteoporosis are a drop in estrogen in women at the time of menopause and a drop in testosterone in men. Women over age 50 and men over age 70 have a higher risk for osteoporosis.

Symptoms occurring late in the disease include: • Bone pain or tenderness • Fractures with little or no trauma • Loss of height (as much as 6 inches) over time • Back or neck pain due to fractures of the spinal bones • Stooped posture (“kyphosis”), also called a “dowager’s hump” Simple x-rays of bones poorly predict whether someone is likely to have osteoporosis, as they only demonstrate changes after the fact. A few tests can assess bone health, however. One is a densitometry or DEXA scan, which measures bone mineral density. Your doctor can use this test to predict your risk for bone fractures. In severe cases, a spine or hip x-ray may show fracture or collapse of the spinal bones. How do you treat osteoporosis? The goals of osteoporosis treatment are to: • Control pain from the disease • Slow down or stop bone loss • Prevent bone fractures with medicines that strengthen bone • Minimize the risk of falls that might cause fractures This can happen through a combination of treatments: • Regular, low-impact exercise that does not present a risk of falling • Medication • A diet providing the proper amount of calcium, vitamin D and protein. Surgery cannot be used to treat osteoporosis, but there is a procedure called balloon kyphoplasty that can effectively treat small osteoporotic fractures in your spinal column.

Actual xray of the balloon kyphoplasty being performed. Other causes include: • Low vegetable intake • Vitamin D deficiency • Smoking • Long-term use of acid-blocking drugs which may prevent calcium absorption • Caucasian race • Prolonged use of corticosteroid medications (i.e. prednisone), or taking some anti-seizure drugs • Hyperparathyroidism • Chronic rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, eating disorders • Absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) for long periods of time • Excessive alcohol intake • Family history of osteoporosis • History of hormone treatment for prostate cancer or breast cancer • Low body weight • Too little calcium in the diet • Prolonged bedrest or immobility How do you I know if you have osteoporosis? Early detection is important in diagnosing osteoporosis, as there are no symptoms during the early stages. Most often, a person will suffer a fracture before even knowing that they have osteoporosis. By this time, osteoporosis is already in its advanced stages and damage is severe.

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feature story continued What is kyphoplasty? Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure designed to repair vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) by reducing and stabilizing the fractures. It has been clinically shown to reduce the fracture, relieve back pain, and improve quality of life. Unlike other treatments, balloon kyphoplasty can actually restore vertebral body height and correct what’s known as the “angular deformity” which causes the “humpback” appearance and also causes many people so much pain. Through a 1 cm incision, a physician guides a specialized balloon into the fractured vertebral body. The balloon is inflated, restoring the natural shape of the vertebra. Then the balloon is deflated, removed, and the space filled with a special bone cement to stabilize the fracture. According to Dr. Lockman, balloon kyphoplasty can be performed in an office setting by a specially trained physician. It typically takes less

than an hour and does not require postoperative rehabilitation. Patient satisfaction with the technique is excellent with little, if any, discomfort during the procedure. Balloon kyphoplasty has been shown to reduce pain from spine compression fractures and significantly improve quality of life and function. Another benefit to balloon kyphoplasty is that multiple vertebrae can be done at the same time. “The complication rate is very low in multiple levels,” states Dr. Purighalla. “Kyphoplasty is a great option, but is doesn’t address the disease. I see so many people that are not taking care of the problem, when there are so many things that can be done to treat osteoporosis before it gets to a stage where it can be harder to manage and rebuild.” To learn more about osteoporosis and balloon kyphoplasty, please visit one of the doctors featured below.

Meet the doctors performing balloon kyphoplasty; Dr. Brett Lockman, Dr. Vasan Purighalla, and Dr. Joseph Phelan each explain why they perform kyphoplasty. Dr. Purighalla

Dr. Vasan Purighalla is a Neurosurgeon in Moline who specializes in surgery in the brain, neck and back. A Dartmouth graduate who has been in the Quad Cities for over 5 years, he was really turned on by the balloon kyphoplasty procedure because of how easy it is. With 2 tiny incisions only 5mm long, the procedure takes only 30-45 minutes and people go home the same day and resume their normal functions quickly. “It helps relieve back pain quickly,” says Dr. Purighalla. “For the right patient, it helps by two means, 1) helps by making the bone stronger, and 2) helps correct deformities.” According to Dr. Purighalla, the best type of patient is one that has acute compression fractures. Acute compression fractures mainly occur in the over 60 population when osteoporosis sets in and they are more prone for bones to crack. The difference between a compression fracture and normal back pain can be from when someone is lifting something, especially if there is a pain that radiates horizontally; it’s most likely a compression fracture. There is also an increase in multiple compression fractures, where more than one vertebrae is effected. This is an ongoing concern that Dr. Purighalla sees. “The financial impact of compressions fractures have overtaken in financial impact of hip fractures,” says Dr. Purighalla. Dr. Purighalla is located at 616 35th Ave, Unit 1, Moline. He can be reached at 309-779-4700.

Dr. Phelan

Dr. Joseph Phelan is a Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist who has been performing kyphoplasty since 2000 and has performed over 400 procedures. He began performing kyphoplasty when the equipment had become refined and available for entering commercial medicine from research medicine, and wanted to make it available for the citizens of the Quad Cities. Before kyphoplasty, no other treatment existed, other than bed rest or a rigid back brace. Dr. Phelan carefully screens his patients and really considers the procedure a tool for pain management, especially when the back pain is limited by treating with medication or if the symptoms have become prolonged. According to Dr. Phelan, there is no age limit to those that can have the surgery, who’s oldest patient was 99 years old. Page 20 — Healthy Cells Magazine — Quad Cities — ­ May 2012

The other doctors at the Radiology Group that perform balloon kyphoplasty in addition to Dr. Phelan are Dr. Robert Danielson, Dr. Dietrich Gerhardt, and Dr. Marcus Cabay. Radiology Group is located at 1970 E 53rd St, Davenport. Dr. Phelan can be reached at 563-359-3931.

Dr. Lockman

Dr. Brett Lockman is a Board-Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at Advanced Wellness Sports & Spine (AWSS). Dr. Lockman takes a whole-person approach to each patient and focuses not just on the site of injury or pain but on the entire biomechanics of the patient, their nutritional status, comfort, and functional restoration to prevent future injuries. “Unfortunately, medicine has gotten so subspecialized, it is easy to focus solely on the area of injury and never ask important questions like how the patient got this way; how has the body compensated; and what can be done to maximize function and performance. It is unacceptable to me to simply `fix’ an isolated problem as though it occurred in a vacuum. Many specialists send patients back to their Primary doctor for this information but the reality is that primary care physicians are swamped and time is at a premium. I believe that asking them to magically carve out an additional 45 minutes of time to assess nutrition, posture dysfunction, explain specialized medication protocols, and localize specific pain-generators in detail is wishful thinking at best. They just don’t have that time luxury. I can’t do that for patient’s internal medicine needs but as an interventional sports & spine specialist, I have the luxury of extra training and specialized equipment to focus all my attention on problems that affect nerves, muscles and bones.” AWSS is the Quad Cities most comprehensive clinic for the non-surgical treatment of nerves, muscles, and bones. Thorough osteoporosis care is provided in the form of balloon kyphoplasty, mineral metabolism lectures, nutriceutical & anabolic prescription for bone growth, fall prevention strategies, postural assessment & biomechanical analysis. Other services provided at AWSS include: Osteopathic manipulation, epidural steroid injections, ultrasound-guided joint injections, prolotherapy, neural therapy, Botox, radiofrequency neurotomies, and for the most severe pain, spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Lockman is located at 4550 E 53rd St, Suite 100, Davenport and can be reached at 563-332-2152.

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electing a skilled nursing center is a very important decision. With proper planning and the use of a few guidelines, you can make the decision that best suits your needs. Skilled nursing centers should foremost offer attention to personal care. Ideally, they should feature registered nurses, therapists and a specially trained staff who help patients feel at home. We recommend that you visit and evaluate at least three facilities before choosing the one that is right for you or your loved one. It is important to assess what your requirements are prior to beginning your search. Some things to consider are listed below: • Appearance and general atmosphere • Skilled nursing staff • Rehabilitation and medical services • Recreational therapy/Activities program • Dietary services • Safety • Family services Once you have narrowed your search down to the services you want and need, it is important to know exactly how each center administers each service. Medical Care Patients in nursing facilities are under the care of physicians, who visit regularly and are responsible for the patients’ medications, treatments and overall plan of care. The nursing center staff follows

the doctors’ orders, and every nursing facility has a physician on staff or on call. Nursing and Rehabilitative Care All nursing facilities require the professional skills of registered or licensed practical nurses for assessments, treatments and coordination of care. Rehabilitative services such as post-hospital stroke, heart and orthopedic care are available in addition to a wide range of therapies. Personal Care Personal Care is provided to patients who need help with activities such as walking, getting in and out of bed, bathing, dressing and eating. Residential Care Residential care services include general supervision, along with a variety of programs to meet the social and spiritual needs of patients. This health tip was brought to you by HCR ManorCare. With 60,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers and agencies are preeminent care providers in their communities. Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and hospice and home health care agencies. These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names. May 2012 — Quad Cities — ­ Healthy Cells Magazine — Page 23


How to Predict and Prevent Injuries Using The Functional Movement Screen® By Kaminski Pain and Performance Care


ovement is essential to life. From the microscopic level of cellular activity to the sophisticated effort of walking, movement is foundational in promoting and sustaining life. Regardless of age, ability or experience, healthy movement enables the body to thrive and minimizes the potential for disease or injury. It is important, therefore, to identify where limitations or asymmetries exist in basic movement and how to address potentially harmful patterns. This article will describe the Functional Movement Screen®(FMS) and how it can be used to identify, predict and prevent dysfunctional movement before injuries occur.

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The Functional Movement Screen®(FMS) is a patented screening system that evaluates seven separate foundational patterns of movement. The intent of the FMS® is to pinpoint areas of limited or unstable movement, and it is used by collegiate athletic programs and professional sports leagues (such as the NFL and MLB) to analyze the potential risk of injury. As the name implies, the FMS ® is based on basic movements that occur in normal day to day circumstances. The seven screens include the deep squat, hurdle step, inline lunge, shoulder flexion/extension, active straight leg raise, push-up and core rotation. At first glance these screens appear to

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t’s 3:30 a.m. and you’ve just rolled over in bed for what seems like the 500th time. As you watch the minutes on the clock tick by, all you can think about is how tired you are going to be tomorrow. While the cause of your insomnia may vary night to night, the outcome is still the same; you’re not asleep. You’re also not alone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that somewhere between 50 and 70 million adults in the United States have chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders.

According to the National Institutes of Health, sleep disorders account for approximately $16 billion in annual health care costs, and Cornell University psychologist and sleep expert, James Maas, estimates that sleep deprivation and sleep disorders cost the American economy at least $150 billion a year. Sleep deprivation is not only costly, but dangerous too. After a review of national behavioral health data, the CDC found that one in 20 adults reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in 30 days.

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Short-term sleep loss can lead to slower reaction times, headaches, aches and pains, irritability, shorter attention span and hindered decision making. The health effects of chronic insomnia are more difficult to study, largely because individuals with insomnia are oftentimes simultaneously suffering from other health ailments, and it becomes difficult to determine the difference between a direct correlation and a mere statistical association. However, there is documented association between sleep deprivation and diabetes, weight gain, hypertension, and lower immunity. All of these maladies can lead to even greater health problems, including heart failure, stroke, kidney disease and death. Considering the risks of not sleeping, it is not surprising that so many people turn to pharmaceuticals for help. According to IMS Health, Americans spent about $2 billion on prescription sleep drugs in 2010. In 2010 alone, 60 million prescriptions for sleep aids were written. Unfortunately, sleep aids carry their own medical risks. As is the case with many prescription drugs, there is a chance of increased tolerance and physical and psychological dependency. Many sleep aids on the market come with side effects that range from bizarre to dangerous. Sleep aids have been connected with various incidents of sleepwalking; everything from night eating to actually getting into vehicles and driving, while still asleep. Most recently, a study by researchers at Scripps Clinic Viterbi Family Sleep Centre in San Diego has linked hypnotic sleeping pills to a 4.6 percent greater risk of death and a 35 percent increased risk of cancer among regular pill users. So is there another answer to alleviating insomnia? Maurice Bard, founder and CEO of Mediflow Inc., a company that makes waterbase cervical pillows, is hopeful. “Before turning to prescriptions or other more drastic measures, you should examine some non-pharmaceutical remedies that could help your sleep problems. The answer to your insomnia may be simpler than you think.”

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Expose yourself to bright lights when you wake up Exposure to bright light early in the morning, typically for 30 to 40 minutes, has been shown to promote healthy habits and a good night’s sleep. Change your pillow The ideal pillow is one that helps you maintain natural alignment between your neck, head and spine as you shift positions during the night. Because people tend to change sleeping positions at multiple times during the night, finding the right pillow is not always easy. A waterbase pillow is a good solution, because the water gently disperses and fills the region between your shoulder and jaw, to maintain proper cervical support - no matter what position you sleep in. Establish a routine By keeping a regular bedtime, your body becomes trained to ritually wind down and speed up, thus bringing on sleep more consistently. Consider avoiding daytime naps, as they may alter your body’s natural sleep cycle. Abstaining from naps helps to keep the body on schedule. “There is no single answer to insomnia,” Bard says. “But at Mediflow, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep. We firmly believe that combining the right products with a healthy lifestyle can help individuals create an overall sleep strategy that should help lessen sleep woes.” For more information, please visit

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month By Carol Ehlert, Miles for Melanoma

Melanoma Facts • Every hour of every day, someone dies of melanoma in the United States. • Melanoma strikes people of all ages (including children), of all races, from all economic levels and both sexes. • It is the most common cancer in young adults ages 20-30. • Since 1975, the incidence rate has more than doubled – 8.7% to 17.7%. • For women, ages 30-35 – melanoma is the 2nd leading cause of death. • Prompt action is your best protection. Common moles and melanomas don’t look alike.


ummer is quickly approaching. Vacation plans are being made, ball teams are practicing, swimming pools will be open soon and the parks and bike paths will be filled with families anxious to enjoy the summer months and all the activities that go along with the warmer temperatures. As you get out your summer clothes and swimsuits, don’t forget your hats and sunscreen. Most people love the warmth of the sunshine and a relaxing afternoon on their patio. To those who have been touched by melanoma, it is something that makes you think twice. Of the three types of skin cancer, melanoma can be very aggressive and metastasize to other parts of the body. Prevention is the key when dealing with skin cancer. Check yourself regularly for any changes in your skin and avoid sunburns. Page 30 — Healthy Cells Magazine — Quad Cities — ­ May 2012

Deb Sandry, from Bluegrass, Iowa was an inspiration to those who knew her. Diagnosed with melanoma in 1994, she fought it bravely, aggressively, and positively to the very end, and inspired others to do the same. She was a personality with a message, not just some person with melanoma. She made you feel good even when she didn’t feel well herself. She traveled far and wide to see specialists and for treatments. She was an advocate of prevention and early diagnosis. Unfortunately, Deb lost her battle with melanoma in 2002. Out of honor and love for her, the “Doin’ It For Deb” 5K walk was established, hoping to carry on her fight and raise money for research, along with awareness in the community. Miles for Melanoma 5k walk “Doin’ It for Deb” is on Saturday, May 12th 2012, and marks the 10th anniversary for this 5K walk. The walk begins and ends at Carver PE Center on the campus of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. For more information call 563-5080158 or visit the website and register online at This is a non-competitive walk with fun, food and a raffle drawing. The walk begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12th

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Saves Patient From Lower-Leg Amputation By Craig Cooper, Genesis Health Systems

Dr. Bradley DeWall sees patient Jim Keenan at the Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute at Genesis, West Central Park in Davenport. The institute has a second location at the Genesis, Illini Campus in Silvis.


e’ve all gone for a long walk, only to have the edge of a shoe rub against a heel and cause a blister.

Jim Keenan’s long walk caused an abrasion on his heel, too. His abrasion, however, quickly deteriorated into an infected wound that exposed his Achilles tendon, painfully persisted for two years and threatened the loss of his foot. Healing the wound was complicated by his Type 2 diabetes and vascular problems in his legs. When doctors in Iowa City suggested a lower leg amputation might be necessary, Keenan got another opinion. He found hope, compassion and state-of-the-art treatments at the Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute, which saved his leg. “After nearly two years, my wound has healed, and I feel very lucky,” Keenan of Bettendorf says. “I had a vascular surgeon and Page 32 — Healthy Cells Magazine — Quad Cities — ­ May 2012

an orthopedic surgeon in Iowa City tell me that I was probably facing lower leg amputation. They didn’t think they could get the wound to heal before my Achilles’ tendon dried out, which just can’t happen. “Without the clinical judgment and patience of Dr. Brad DeWall and the nurses at the Wound and Hyperbaric Institute, I faced some pretty disheartening surgery and significant life changes.” More than two years ago, Genesis collaborated with Dr. DeWall and Dr. Richard Sadler, two longtime surgeons and wound care specialists who oversee the institute. The two co-medical directors brought hyperbaric oxygen therapy to Genesis. Wound care services in Pavilion 2 of the Genesis, West Central Park campus in Davenport expanded to make room for three hyperbaric chambers. Today, the institute has approximately 800 outpatient visits and 250 inpatient visits each month. A second location opened

at the Genesis, Illini Campus last fall, and an expansion currently is underway at the Davenport location to accommodate the institute’s growth. Improving quality of life Jim Keenan knows all too well the physical and emotional problems that chronic wounds can cause. For two years, he was on multiple prescription painkillers. At times, he was on powerful antibiotics to combat infection. Over the first 18 months of treatment, he was in a cast, walked on crutches, wore three different kinds of orthotics and eventually graduated to walking with hiking sticks. Even so, he couldn’t walk very far. He couldn’t ride his bike, swim, ski, dance or hike with his kids in the Grand Tetons, where they live. The wound that began as a small abrasion consumed his life. “I wasn’t sure I would ever walk naturally again. I was discouraged,” Keenan says. “But I think Dr. DeWall and the nurses will confirm that I never lost my sense of humor, and I never lost my faith in their ability to heal my wound.” He’s walking today because he walked into the Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute on March 12, 2010. Keenan’s troubles began when he returned from a long walk and noticed that his shoe had rubbed a small abrasion on his skin, just behind the Achilles’ tendon of his right foot. “I thought it was no big deal and assumed it would heal on its own,” he recalls. “So, I continued to walk on it, and I literally went from an abrasion on my heel to a serious, infected wound in about five days. My primary care physician, Dr. Andy Edwards, sent me immediately to the Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute but by then the wound was deep enough to expose my Achilles’ tendon.” Keenan has had vascular problems in his legs for several years and numerous surgeries. His vascular history, along with his Type 2 diabetes, diminished his circulation, making it difficult for his body to deliver enough blood and oxygen to the tissues to heal his wound. Keenan began wound treatment at the institute about the same time he connected with a new vascular surgeon in Iowa City. “My vascular surgeon, whom I trust implicitly, looked at the wound, became concerned and called in an orthopedic surgeon to look at my Achilles’ tendon,” Keenan recalls. “Both were concerned that I faced a lower leg amputation.” Dr. DeWall wasn’t ready to accept amputation as the course of treatment. “At Genesis, we consider amputation to be a ‘treatment failure’ – not a ‘treatment option.’ Our goal is to save the extremity,” Dr. DeWall says. “We address many different types of wounds with a focus on safety protocols and quality outcomes for our patients.” Many treatments Keenan underwent a range of treatments, including specialized dressings, multiple bio-engineered grafts and 40 treatments in the hyperbaric chamber. During hyperbaric treatment, he reclined inside a pressurized chamber of 100 percent oxygen. The painless therapy delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerates wound healing, fights infection and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels to improve circulation. Wound and hyperbaric treatment is generally covered by health plans, including Medicare. “I gained substantial, measurable improvement in the flow of oxygen to my feet and the hyperbaric treatment contributed significantly to my healing,” Keenan says. “I also got a two-hour nap in every day, which is a habit I would have cheerfully continued.” Meanwhile, several more vascular procedures on Keenan’s legs helped improve blood flow to the wound.

Keenan says, “In the early months of dressings, grafts and hyperbaric sessions, Dr. DeWall said, ‘I will tell you when I think we’re over the crest and on the downhill side in healing this wound.’ I think it was more than a year before he finally said, ‘We’re going to get this handled.’” “I trusted his judgment and skill and appreciated his reassurance – even if the news was discouraging. I sing his praises and the praises of program director Lori Riessen and the institute’s outstanding nurses. They all took a personal interest in me and my problem.” With his wound now healed, Keenan looks forward to returning to the activities he has missed – especially walking and biking and a little golf. “I thought I might never be able to do these things again. Now, I think I can,” Keenan concludes. Learn more The Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute offers treatment for patients experiencing: • Diabetic ulcers • Venous insufficiency ulcers • Arterial ulcers • Radiation injuries • Pressure ulcers (bedsores) • Outpatient burn care • Recurrent wounds • Non-healing surgical or traumatic wounds (more than 3-4 weeks) For more information, visit or call 563-421-1585.

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May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month About the Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is the only non-profit in the US devoted to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, serving the 10 million women worldwide who develop preeclampsia each year. We are achieving our vision of a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies… with your help! In many cases, if a woman and her doctors realize that she has preeclampsia, the baby can be delivered with relatively few problems to either mom or baby. But sometimes – by some estimates, in about 25% of the cases – serious complications can occur. Preeclampsia affects the mother’s kidneys, liver, brain and other vital organs and can lead to seizures, bleeding in the brain, organ failure, and even death. The baby may suffer from the effects of being born too early, have growth restriction, or may die.

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Science has gotten us closer, but there is still no known cause or treatment for preeclampsia. Your support promotes educational programs to help moms get the information they need for the healthiest pregnancy outcomes. Most importantly, it brings together hundreds of community participants to support preeclampsia research. Every stride brings us closer to ensuring healthy pregnancies for all women! The Davenport, Iowa walk has over 300 participants each year who come to support the cause. Join our Preeclampsia Awareness Month campaign today at!

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Support like yours helps us... • Provide life-saving education to our 3,000 daily website visitors. • Educate and support our 12,000 members and their families. • Provide the latest information in preeclampsia diagnosis, management and education to 1,000 health care providers each year Every dollar we raise means that every day… • 10,000 women and their families are supported and guided through the emotional and medical complexities of preeclampsia. • Most importantly, that babies and moms in your local community are supported during their preeclampsia experience and have hope for future treatment and management techniques! Saturday, May 12th, at Modern Woodmen Park, Registration 8am, Opening Ceremonies 9am.

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requently, the vagaries of age creep along until one day we can’t do the things we used to do effortlessly. Spinal stenosis and its symptoms are one of those vagaries. It can get a little complicated to understand but a brief description can help. As we age, the shock absorbers in our spines, which are known as discs, deteriorate in a way that causes them to shrink in height. All of us have probably noted that we get shorter as we get older. The configuration of the spine is such that if one part loses height then the connected parts must as well. One of those other parts is a ligament known as the ligamentum flavum and it will normally provide stable tethering of the spine. It does not shrink down as its sister, the disc, does; so it responds in a different way, it wrinkles like a sock that sags. This internal wrinkle can crowd the central canal of

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a spine so that nerves and blood vessels are pinched, particularly when the blood vessels are carrying more blood. Those vessels carry more blood from the lower part of the body when we are upright and when we are walking. The symptoms that occur when this picture emerges are that we cannot stand or walk for long before pain develops in the back, buttocks and legs. It goes away fairly quickly when we sit or lie down because the blood supply carried in those spinal vessels of the central canal drops below a critical level so that the nearby nerves of the spinal cord are not crowded. Leaning forward also can change the configuration of the spinal central canal and lead to relief as well. These symptoms are called neurogenic claudication. We have all seen folks in the store aisles leaning over their shopping

carts seeking enough relief to complete the shopping trip. We have also seen many partners at the front of the store sitting patiently as they themselves cannot walk far enough even with the shopping cart crutch to ease their discomfort. It used to be thought that this problem caused inflammation of the spinal nerves and if we treated inflammation with steroid injections or other anti-inflammatory medicines, then the nerves would calm down and the pain would go away. Experience suggests that the “go away” part is temporary because the primary problem is not inflammation but obstruction in the central spinal canal. It can be surgically decompressed but that is not available to everyone because it is a complex operation that some people cannot have because of other health issues. Now there is another option.

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