Patient Resources


PATIENT FORMS:

      1.  Spinal Degeneration and Spinal Joint Dysfunction       Spanish Version
      2.  Treatment Recommendations     (Prenatal Treatment Recommendations)
      3.  Pressure Point Therapy (Myofascial Release)
      4.  Strengthening Exercises
      5.  Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Muscle Syndrome:  the most common condition I treat.
      6.  Cervical and Thoracic Dysfunction and Cervicogenic Headaches
      7.  Disc Herniation and Summary of Spinal Degeneration
      8.  What More Can I Do For My Aching Back?

The main topics of the Patient Resources page are:  Exercise, NutritionPressure Point Therapy, Vibration, Stress Reduction Techniques, and information on Mattresses and Pillows.  These are things that deal with taking care of yourself at home.  The more you do at home, the better you feel and the less you have to come see us at the clinic.

EXERCISE:

NUTRITION:

Anti-Inflammatory Diet-Patient Handout.

Magnesium supplement:  Natural CALM, take before bedtime.  Relaxes muscles, improves sleep, helps with bowel regularity.

Dr. Michael Greger’s website has wonderful evidence-based information on nutrition (nutritionfacts.org).  Watch his video, More Than An Apple A Day:  Preventing Our Most Common Diseases.

Dr. Steven Gundry gives nutritional advice (including recipes and meal plans).  Check out Dr. Gundry’s new video here.

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIES:  I use 4 ingredients in my breakfast smoothie:  Organic Baby Spinach, Frozen Blueberries, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a little honey.

Trigger Point Therapy or Pressure Point Therapy—using tennis balls or baseballs in a sock.  Up against the wall or in the car while you drive—it is a great way to reduce muscle spasm, stress, and pain.  I also recommend the TheraCane for trigger point therapy.

Trigger Point Therapy

Foam Rollers for Myofascial Release:  Power Systems Foam Rollers

Vibration:  The unit that I use on my patients is the Jeanie Rub Single Speed vibrating massager.  The single speed is usually less expensive than the variable speed unit.

Mind-Body Stress Reduction Techniques

Mattress and Pillow Recommendations