The Deadly Consequences of Osteoporosis

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic, Osteoporosis

As many as 28 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, which is a condition of weakened bones caused by the loss of calcium. In the United States, 80% of those with the disease are women. The majority of people with the condition are unaware of it until a pathologic fracture occurs. According to WebMD, these fractures are occurring at an alarming 1.5 million annually. These fractures include 300,000 hip, 700,000 vertebral (spine), 250,000 wrist, and 300,000 fractures at other sites. Read more »


Fish Oil Found Helpful for Diabetics and Others

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chriopractic, Diabetes, Fish Oil

November is Diabetes awareness month. During this month, health professionals are educating diabetics on ways to reduce the impact of this disease on the nervous system, cardiovascular system and digestive system. It is even more imperative that we educate everyone on the prevention of the disease altogether. Read more »


Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic

It’s winter in Ohio, and we’ve been experiencing some dreary winter days. Every year about this time, many people experience mild to extreme depression. There is a name for this condition—Seasonal Affective Disorder or “winter blues”—and the lack of sunlight that we experience during our winter months is the culprit. It is a recurring depression that recurs year after year; it develops in the fall or winter and disappears during spring or summer. Read more »


Scoliosis and Chiropractic

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic, Scoliosis

Your spine is made up of 24 bones called vertebrae that stack up one on top of the other to form a straight line when viewed from front to back. An abnormality called Scoliosis exists when the spine curves or twists excessively. In most cases of scoliosis, the cause is unknown. All of the discs, ligaments, tendons and muscles appear to be normal. In the other cases, it may be caused by a tumor, infection, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, disc problems or a birth deformity. Read more »



Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic, Stress

Before we can make a change in our lives, we must first understand what it is that we wish to alter. “Stress” is a common name in our society today. Stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension—it may be a factor in disease causation. We would much prefer to be in a state of “ease”—the state of comfort, free from labor or difficulty; effortlessness; naturalness. If stress is ignored, it can lead to distress and disease. Read more »


Happy Traveling

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic, Travel
Now that vacation season is upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to touch on the subject of travel. Many of us will be spending hours sitting in a car or airplane as we travel to our destinations. Sitting for hours can create many problems for our bodies—everything from stress to misalignments and blood clots. Any time you will be traveling long distances, it is important to take precautions in order to avoid or minimize health issues.

Garlic for Immune Function

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic, Garlic

As we age, our immune system weakens, which can leave us vulnerable to chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and infectious illnesses. What we eat and drink and the way we live our lives are key factors in whether or not we keep our immune system running at optimal capacity. Research has shown us that supplementing the immune system can help us resist some illnesses. Garlic has been proven scientifically to be very beneficial for the immune system. Read more »


Effective Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain and Whiplash

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Back Pain, Chiropractic, Whiplash

Believe it or not, some people still hold on to unsupported beliefs that chiropractic treatment is unscientific. In view of the fact that thousands of studies exist showing the efficacy of chiropractic treatment, let us explore some of the current science. Read more »


Temporary Pain Relief

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic, Pain

Are you experiencing pain, soreness or stiffness from muscle strain, arthritis or injury? Many Health Care Professionals carry a product that you may find to be very beneficial. It works on the theory of cold therapy. Those who specialize in sports medicine recommend applying cold to muscles and joints that are sore or fatigued after physical exertion. Read more »


Improving Balance Reduces Falls in the Elderly

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Balance, Chiropractic

Because falls account for more than half of the accident-related deaths in people over the age of 65, it is extremely important to make time to focus on improving your balance. According to the American Chiropractic Association, retraining the neurology to the muscles and joints of the lower extremities can increase one’s balance (proprioception) and decrease the risk of future injury. Read more »