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February 2012 Health Newsletter

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» Headaches? TMJ Pain Away
» Back Pain Causes Memory Deficits
» Memory Loss Can Begin In Our Forties
» B Vitamins Good For Memory
» Cancer Rates Decreasing, But Slowly

Headaches? TMJ Pain Away


Headache? TMJ Pain Away

Life can and will be better A simple safe, yet inexpensive long
term to solution to morning headaches

TMJ Pain Away program (TMJPA) can help alleviate prevent  and eliminate the symptoms such as headaches,
neck and shoulder pain, jaw pain, clicking or popping in the jaw, and tinnitus
(ringing in the ears). Morning headaches associated with these symptoms usually
are attributable to TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome) With many of these
cases these patients' symptoms are either misdiagnosed or dismissed as having
no physiological cause. TMJ may also be referred to as TMD (temporomandibular
joint disorder) or MPD (myofascial pain dysfunction). All terms for a similar
group of symptom.

Dr Cliff's TMJ Pain Away program is different. Most treatments
currently available are for the amelioration of symptoms (pain), Stress, or end
results (muscle spasm). TMJPA goes to the root cause; defining it and
retraining the mind and body eliminate headaches, reduce symptoms and prevent
future pain. The program is reasonably priced, gets quick results, usually in
the first few days and should have lifetime benefit.

You are a good candidate if
you have four or more of the following chronic symptoms:

1. Morning headaches

2. Migraine, tension headaches, temporal headaches

3. Neck and shoulder pain chronic

4. Bruxism , which is grinding or clenching of the teeth

5. Malocclusion or flattening of teeth.

6. Symptoms are aggravated or brought on by Stress

7. Popping, clicking of the jaw

8. Pain on chewing in the jaw region

9. Facial muscle tenderness

10. Tinnitus or ringing in the ears

TMJ Pain Away program has been designed and utilized since 1993
by Clifford Fruithandler DC with excellent short and long term results. Using
simple biofeedback and education, coupled with Laser digital acupuncture (no
needles) and digital or classic homeopathy results have been outstanding at
eliminating or reducing the symptoms and cause of TMJ. Additional modalities
may be used to ameliorate symptoms.

What to expect

1. 80-90% reduction of Morning Headaches in the first week.

2. Improved sleep, reduced stress and clarity of mind

3. Reduction or elimination of facial, neck and shoulder pain
associated with TMD.

4. There is a daily home exercise for long term prevention or

5. In office treatment is non invasive and pain free. Six office
visits are usually required over a three month period. Once pre week for four
weeks with two monthly follow ups.

a. Cause and effect relationship with home Biofeedback program.

b. Simple stress reduction

c. Digital Acupuncture meridian balancing Digital Homeopathy system balance

For more information or to make an appointment please call Dr.
Cliff Fruit handler's office located in the Northwest Medical Plaza at 5800
Colonial Dr. Suite 305, in Margate a few blocks south of Sample on the West
side of 441 (SR 7)  954-979-2333

Tinnitus Care We are currently performing clinical trials with
other physicians. There is no know 'cure ' for this disorder, but there are
many treatment options available that reduce symptoms or put it into remission.
We are evaluating a combination of these remedies for long term efficacy. As
research grants are difficult to come by in today's times, we are offering a
reduced fee service for the promise of long term follow up in our clinical
trials. Initial studies with be 2 months duration, with follow ups at one year.
If you would like to participate please call 954-979-2333 for a location near

Author: Clifford Fruithandler DC
Source: Clifford Fruithandler DC
Copyright: Clifford Fruithandler DC 2001

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Back Pain Causes Memory Deficits
According to research, chronic back pain sufferers experience more than just discomfort, they may also experience significant problems with short-term memory. In this study, the short-term memory of 50 chronic back pain subjects were compared with the short-term memory of 50 pain-free subjects. The results showed chronic back pain subjects had significantly impaired short-term memory as compared with their pain-free counterparts. Researchers believed the short-term memory impairment was due to either the impact that pain and stress had on cognitive function and/or the side effects of steroid treatment that back pain sufferers may have been exposed to. We encourage those with back pain to immediately seek the services of a licensed chiropractor to ensure their back pain does not become chronic and does not begin to affect one’s memory.

Source: Psychosomatic Medicine, February/March 2007.
Copyright: LLC 2007

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Memory Loss Can Begin In Our Forties

A British study has found brain functions including memory can begin declining as early as the mid-forties and possibly earlier. This decline includes memory, reasoning and comprehension abilities. The results come from a 10-year study involving more than 7,000 British government workers. This study comes as a surprise to the medical community as researchers had originally expected to see no decline in cognitive functioning in those 45 to 49. They instead found a modest decline in mental reasoning in both males and females in this age range. As they evaluated older individuals, they found the cognitive declines even greater. Although, one third of those studied between the ages of 45 and 70 showed no loss in cognitive function and thus, not all aging individuals experience reduction in those cognitive abilities tested. Researchers did not include anyone younger than the age of 45 but based on these findings believe brain functions could actually begin declining in those younger than 45 years. Researchers believe that conditions negatively affecting cardiovascular function, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are likely associated with these cognitive deteriorations.

Source: Reuters. January 6, 2012.
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B Vitamins Good For Memory

While not necessarily giving your average Joe a photographic memory, results from a new Australian study indicate taking folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements over the course of several years may enhance the memory in a number of aging adults. The study examined more than 700 individuals aged 60 to 74 years who showed mild signs of depression. Participants were provided with pills containing either 400 micrograms of folic acid and 100 micrograms of vitamin B12, or a placebo pill containing no B vitamins or active ingredients. Participants were never informed which pills they were receiving. After one year no differences were detected between the two groups in various mental test scores. However, after two years those taking the pills containing the B vitamins began showing larger improvements in their memory test scores. Although more research is needed, this study seems to suggest there may be some cognitive related benefits for certain individuals who take B vitamin supplements longer term.

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online December 14, 2011.
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Cancer Rates Decreasing, But Slowly

It appears that advances in cancer screenings and cancer treatments may be working as a new report indicates deaths from cancers are continuing to drop. According to the most recent American Cancer Society annual report, between 2004 and 2008 cancer death rates dropped 1.6 percent in women and 1.8 percent in men annually. Although the rate drops are small, they are significant and a good sign as rates have continually dropped each year over the last 10 years. As good as this news is, it's still projected that more than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer and close to 600K individuals will die from cancer this year alone within the United States.

Source: Cancer Statistics, 2012; Cancer Facts & Figures 2012. American Cancer Society.
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