Headaches and Lost Time

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I have had many, many patients report headaches over the years.  It is quite common for people to state that they have a headache 3 times per week that lasts a couple hours.  They call them their “normal” headaches.  I am frequently told that because of these “normal” headaches, they find themselves more moody, less likely to exercise,  less likely to be intimate with their partner, and the headaches make them more irritable with their kids and co-workers.

In calculating the amount of time that has been consumed by these “normal” headaches,we find that  3 times per week is six hours of pain,  six hours of pain per week calculates to 312 hours per year. If a person suffers from headaches like this for 15 years, that equates to 4680 hours or 195 days!!

This means that if you are getting “normal” headaches a few times a week for a decade, you have lost more than ½ year of precious time that you can never get back!  Imagine how much more fulfilling your life could be if you had not been suffering, how many more experiences you could have had and how much deeper and more enriching your life could be without the burden of headaches!

First, there are no “normal” headaches.  Headaches and other pain in your body is usually an indication that something is wrong.  This could be something like dehydration or poorly conditioned muscles, poor diet, previous trauma or nutritional and food sensitivities. The cause could be poor posture, poor joint mechanics, degeneration or inability to control stress.  Whatever the cause of your headaches, the doctors at Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, Colorado will work to determine what is causing your pain.

Second, why suffer?  Successful treatment and resolution of headaches and other pains are common for the therapists and doctors here at Benchmark.  We help people learn the triggers that may be causing their headaches and pain and we have pro-active steps that can be taken to achieve better range of motion, better nutrition, better posture and less pain and overall improvement in quality of life.

So, if you or someone you know is suffering from headaches or other forms of pain, if you are losing time that could be spent doing more and enjoying more, then we may have a solution for you!  Call today to ask about our amazing specials and to see how we at Benchmark can help you get the most out of life!

Life should be fulfilling, enriching and fun!  Not filled with stress, pain and suffering.  When is NOW the best time to get started feeling and looking better?  Call us, we can help.

For more information about our life-changing services, please visit: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/physical-therapy-functional-structural-rehabilitation

For more information about CBP Chiropractic and to find a CBP Chiropractor in your area, please visit: http://www.idealspine.com/

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Low back pain is #1 cause of disability worldwide!

Low back pain is #1 cause of disability worldwide!

IfIO'Brien, Linda_9_19_2011_ER563LFLined you are suffering from low back pain, you are not alone.  Nearly 80% of Americans report low back pain at any given time and world-wide low back pain is the leading cause of disability.  Back pain robs the enjoyment from life.  Back pain makes social situations unbearable, leads to relationship strain and creates an environment where the simplest tasks like putting on your shoes can cause anxiety.

It has been said that suffering is a normal natural part of life and that all of us will experience pain.  This may be true, but ask any back pain sufferer what they would do to get rid of the pain and most will answer, “ANYTHING!”

If you suffer with back pain, do you know where the pain is coming from?  Have you had countless chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy sessions and still deal with the daily grind of morning stiffness and pain followed by a deep ache that never leaves?  Are you getting tired of your feet falling asleep and sharp shooting pain when you bend over to wash the dishes or brush your teeth?  Tired of taking handfuls of ibuprophen or Tylenol® with no relief in sight?  Have you gone to your doctor again and again only to leave with muscle relaxers and oxycodone? Are you tired of being told,  “wait until you can’t take the pain anymore, then we’ll  do surgery.”  While you see your friends and family who have had back surgery continue to suffer and still find no relief despite the procedure.

If you are ready to find the cause of your pain, and are ready to take the steps towards long-term pain relief, then look no further than Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, Co.  We offer cutting edge therapies that you will not find elsewhere and we have the experience of treating more than 5000 pain sufferers with tremendous, repeatable, reliable results.

If you want to know what kind of proactive steps you need to take to prevent pain in the first place or prevent it from getting worse, then we are the one-stop-shop that can help you get over the pain and give you a deep toolbox of tips, suggestions, exercises and postures that will help you kiss your low back pain goodbye.

We offer totally different programs for acute pain relief, rehabilitation and spinal structural rehabilitation with evidence-based, scientific backing to ensure that you are getting the best care possible. If you or someone you know is suffering, why wait?  Every day you suffer with back pain is another day lost.  Change can start today, but first you need to make the call. We have amazing specials right now that can ensure that you get the care you deserve without breaking the bank.  What are you waiting for?  Call today!! 970-686-9117

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For more information about how our programs can help you, please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/testimonials-healthy-weight-with-age-management/chiropractic-testimonials-windsor-colorado

For more information on all of our amazing and life-changing services, please visit: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain

For more information on CBP Chiropractic or to find a CBP Chiropractor near you, please visit: http://www.idealspine.com/energizedontheplate

Totally Different Weight Loss

Totally Different Weight Loss

fit in fitnessHave you tried to lose weight with no success?  Have you sent away for meals in the mail hoping that they will be the “magic bullet” that will get you fit and healthy?  Have you tried cutting calories, low-fat and low-sugar foods with no success? Have you tried supplements and medications in attempt to get fir with a pill?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are ready for a program with repeatable, reliable results that will get you losing weight and body fat and will get you on track to be the fit, healthy person that you know you can be!

Our program is different in so many ways.  We never treat two people the same when it comes to weight loss.  We know that there are individual differences that can make one person struggle with weight when the next will need only simple changes to lose the pounds. We look at each individual and take into consideration so many different factors that influence weight loss; hormones, blood and laboratory analyses, genetic differences and previous injuries and pain that may interfere with exercise recommendations.

We have a trained nutritionist, nurse practitioner, and Medical Doctor who will monitor your individual situation and make sure that the program that we recommend is the most appropriate and most effective way for you to lose weight.  We have weekly coaching sessions and weekly group lectures that give you the understanding that you need to know how people gain fat in the first place and what steps are necessary to get the fat off, not just in the short term, but forever! We have helped over 3000 people lose weight and keep it off and our experience and personalized programs are truly second-to-none!

We have so many different programs that ensure that you get the private, custom one-on-one attention that is necessary to get you to the level of fitness you desire.  Whether you want to lose a few pounds to fit into your favorite jeans or you have been told by your physician that you are at risk for heart disease, diabetes or stroke if you do not lose weight, we have solutions!

If you are scheduled or are contemplating a knee replacement surgery, back surgery or other invasive procedure, we can provide weight loss programs that can take loads off of your joints, lessen pain and inflammation and, if the surgery is necessary, improve outcomes and reduce recovery times.

If you are at the point where you are about to give up on your body and the goals you have to be healthy and fit, wait!  We may be the solution that you have been looking for. If you or someone you know is struggling with body fat or body weight and you are ready to turn your life around and get to where you know you want to be, give us a call!  Be sure to ask about our amazing specials right now!tiptoeifyoumust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about our programs please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/medical-weight-loss-and-nutritional-program

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Is gravity murdering your joints?

Is gravity murdering your joints?

Example of the amazing results!
Example of the amazing results!

Do you suffer with low back pain and stiffness every time you stand up?  Are you limping or favoring one leg because of pain or stiffness?  Do you have one-sided ankle, knee or hip pain that just never seems to go away?  Do you look in the mirror and see that one shoulder is lower than the other?

Unfortunately, unless you are an astronaut slated to head toward the International Space Station, you must contend with gravity at all times.  Gravity keeps us planted to the earth, and it also plays a very significant role in growth and development of the bones and tissues of the body.  If you are not symmetrical, the pressure that is created simply from your normal daily activities can set you up for pain, suffering and eventually disability.

We are meant to be symmetrical creatures, two eyes, ears, arms and legs.  This symmetry is important for attractiveness, and plays an important part in how we function in the world.  Unfortunately, trauma, genetics and poor postural and gait habits can make us lose our symmetry and the results can be disastrous.  Knee pain and degeneration can prevent you from playing sports, exercising, or even carrying your laundry down the stairs.  Hip pain and degeneration can make it hard to move around and may eventually require hip replacement if the degeneration gets too bad.  Low back pain is an epidemic, affecting nearly 80% of the population at any given time.  All of this pain and suffering reduces quality of life, and leads to disabling conditions that wreck our enjoyment.

Legs are meant to be symmetrical, and if you have one leg that is shorter than the other because of growth or injury during the teen years, this inequality can place abnormal pressures on muscles, tendons and discs and can lead to pelvic and spinal muscles being weak and imbalanced.  These weak and unbalanced muscles can cause pressures on pain-sensitive ligaments, tendons, bone, and discs and can lead to accelerated degeneration of the joint involved.  Eventually the imbalance will created stresses and strains great enough to cause the tissues to deform and they will degenerate even more. Abnormal posture hurts!

Fortunately, at Benchmark Medical Group, located in Windsor in Northern Colorado,  we have the tools to detect leg length differences and can prescribe the proper heel lifts or orthotics to remedy the situation.  Many patients report much less pain and better gait and function simply by placing a small lift in the shoe!  The analysis requires a very specific x-ray and measurement to determine the exact amount of leg length difference and once we have this information, specific exercises and therapies can be applied to get you back to symmetry!

power-plateIf we find these differences in young adults and teens, we can often prevent pain and dysfunction with early intervention.  However, if the leg length problem is long standing, muscles tendons and ligaments have most likely adapted to the abnormal position and this may necessitate rehabilitation.  Fortunately, we have many different methods to get muscles and joints working properly again. We have an Alter-G  anti-gravity treadmill than can re-train your gait while removing the pressure of gravity.  We have Power Plate® Physical therapy that can get your small stabilizing muscles around the spine hips and legs working properly again and a team of therapists who can assist you in safely rehabilitating your body.

If the degeneration is extensive, we have some very cutting-edge treatments that can not only lessen pain but can actually re-generate your joints and soft tissues.  Injections of Surpartz® into reduced joint space can improve cushion and lessen pain.  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves removing  some of your own blood, processing the plasma with your own platelets and re-injection into the damaged tissues.  This PRP therapy effectively allows you to use your own cells to accelerate healing and regeneration of the tissues with little to no side effects and tremendous safety considering it is your own plasma being injected.

We have traction and CBP® rehabilitation therapies that can remove pressure from compressed lumbar spine discs and joints, remove pressure from the delicate nerves of the spine and get better pain-free range of motion.  We also have an incredibly effective weight loss program to lessen the loads on all of your joints a get you looking and feeling your best. Plus our amazing K-Laser can assist in healing time, improve circulation and reduce pain, often in just a few treatments!

If you are suffering with pain, what are you waiting for?  Call us today to see if you are candidate for our amazing treatments and to receive a screening to determine if 8qKHyVDyour pain and other health conditions are caused or complicated by an leg-length inequality.  Why suffer?  Call Now!

For more information about our amazing services please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain

To find a CBP® Chiropractor near you or for more information about CBP® Chiropractic, please see: http://www.idealspine.com/

If you would like to read/see testimonials from our patients, please visit: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/testimonials-healthy-weight-with-age-management

For information about our anti-gravity treadmill, please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/high-tech-technologies/alter-g-anti-gravity-treadmill-2

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Yoga?

Yoga PowerplateAre You Getting the Most Out of Your Yoga?

How do you know that you’re getting the most out of your Yoga practice?  Does your instructor have the backing of medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers?   Do you have a yoga practice that is the same old routines without innovation?
At Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, CO we have the most advanced yoga available!  Our Yoga Master Debi Kennison has combined her extensive knowledge of multiple Yoga forms with the incredible technology of the Power Plate™!  This combination allows our yoga clients to accelerate their results and see gains and breakthroughs that were previously impossible.  The incorporation of the Whole Body Vibration  of the Power Plate™ with the talented instruction of our Yoga Master lowers the risk of injury, improved balance coordination and accelerates flexibility and strength gains that are simply impossible without the plate!
At Benchmark Medical, we have an incredible team of providers that enable each individual member access to knowledge, diagnostics and clinical knowledge that you will not find in other Yoga studios, gyms or even doctor’s offices!  We have the tools to prevent injuries before they happen, improve fitness, strength and endurance.  If you are injured or have not exercised in a while, we have therapies and techniques that can help you recover and a supportive team to encourage you to get your fittest!
The Power Plate™ Yoga we offer is only one of the  services that you will not find elsewhere in Northern Colorado, we are always looking to improve our equipment, tools and techniques to best serve our patients and the incorporation of Yoga with the Power Plate will give you the edge you are looking for to be at your best!   If you are interested in finding out how we can maximize your Yoga practice, look no further than Benchmark!  We offer Age Management Medicine, Rehabilitation, Fitness, Medical Weight loss, Physical Therapy, PRP Therapy and so much more!

For more information about our Yoga Classes, please see www.mindbodyonline.com click login and type 146927 into the search bar.  Click the Benchmark Logo and register to see our online schedule of Yoga and fitness classes.

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For testimonials from our patients, please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/testimonials-healthy-weight-with-age-management

For more information on CBP® Chiropractic and to find a CBP® Chiropractor near you, please see: http://www.idealspine.com/

For information on the Power Plate please visit: http://www.powerplate.com/us/

Are you getting the most out of your fitness program?

Are you getting the most out of your fitness program?

energizedontheplateWhen you exercise, how do you know what to do?  Do you guess how hard you should be pushing it?  Do you know how much weight will give you the most muscle gains?  How do you know what you’re doing is the best, most efficient and safest way to work out?  Are you relying on trainers with little to no credentials?  Does your trainer or exercise class teacher have a team of medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and numerous medical assistants? At Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, Colorado, we are proud to have former Mr. Colorado, Pat Frantz as our Personal trainer and group fitness program instructor. Not only is he one of the most experienced and knowledgeable trainers in Colorado,  he is supported by a team of therapy and medical professionals that is truly second-to-none. If you want to know that you are getting the most out of your precious training and exercise time, look no further.

Group training is beneficial for so many reasons.   People can bond and experience a social group with a focused goal of getting fit, sexier, and achieving health goals together.  People working out in a group give a social experience that has been shown to reduce stress, improve hormones and blood chemistry and lessen the likelihood of dying from all know diseases by 50% or more!  Furthermore, when you exercise with an experienced coach, a team of like-minded people, and a facility that offers the most cutting-edge equipment, your results are so much more powerful  than the standard gym, studios and box-style work-out groups.  PowerPlate™ and TRX® and Alter-G™ and BioDensity®; plus various unique weight and ball exercise possibilities, and an experienced and caring coach will drive you to accomplish the best body and level of fitness you have ever imagined.  Pat’s workouts are strenuous, but he has the knowledge and expertise to train any level of physical fitness and his knowledge of injury-prevention fitness programs and safe but results-driven exercises make the experience a fun and rewarding event.

Are you working out doing the usual treadmill, elliptical, weight machines and free weights with minimal results?  Have you been injured in a box-style fitness program/studio?  Have you simply lost your motivation to get healthy?  Tired of waiting for the machine to be free and have it covered in somebody’s sweat? Gross!

Are you unable to exercise because of injury?  If so, we have numerous methods to rehabilitate your damaged joints and rejuvenate your body to get you to the point that you can join in the workouts and reach the pinnacle of your fitness.  Physical Therapy, CBP® Chiropractic’s posture/spine and joint rehab; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, Supartz® knee injections, K-Laser, various other therapies,  and an experienced team will all give you the tools to get over your injuries fast to get back inPat Frantz a group fitness program with truly a Master personal trainer!

If you are ready for a change from the local gym or workout box, and want to experience the best fitness programs science has to offer, come to the best workout event Northern Colorado has to offer! Bring a friend and get a special gift! Call Today!

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For more information on our Fitness Program/ Classes using TRX® and PowerPlate® please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/accelerated-sports-training-and-injury-prevention-for-fitness

For more information about Power Plate and the benefits it provides please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/physical-therapy-functional-structural-rehabilitation/power-plate-northern-colorado

To find a CBP® Chiropractor in your area or for more information on CBP® Chiropractic, please visit: http://www.idealspine.com/

For more information about the K-Laser and how it works with the fitness program please see:   http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/high-tech-technologies/class-iv-laser-therapy-northern-colorado

Want a better love life? Focus on YOUR health and fitness FIRST!

Want a better love life? Focus on YOUR health and fitness FIRST!

 

fitgirlDo you struggle in relationships?  Do you find it hard to find someone that you want to spend time with?  Are you in a relationship that has seen better days?  Do you want to re-kindle the old passion that was present at the beginning of your relationship, but has now faded?

If you said yes to any of these questions, you may be in need of a relationship overhaul and the answer may be in a place where you weren’t looking, YOU! 

Relationships require time, energy and passion.  One of the best ways to generate more of all of these is to focus on how healthy and fit you are personally.  If you have “let yourself go” in your body weight, your stamina and cardiovascular fitness, or if you have stopped caring what you eat because you know that “he/she will still love me if I’m fat”, then you are definitely heading toward love-life uncertainty.  The truth is, if you have gained weight since you got married or if you have stopped working out because you don’t think it matters how you look anymore, you couldn’t be further from the truth!

The best way to generate more energy is to lose weight and get fit.  The best way to have more stamina is to build muscle and work on your endurance, and the best way to generate more of those feel-good chemicals that your brain and body needs to be happy is to exercise and get fit!  When you have more energy personally, you will be able to give more of yourself to your partner.  When you are happy with your fitness and you smile when you look in the mirror with self-love, you will be much better able to give love to your spouse.  The truth is, you need to be healthy in order to continue to nurture and grow your relationship, and if you are single, you are much more likely to have the energy to find a mate if you are physically fit, mentally sharp and able to give 100% to your love life! Better health and fitness will get you so much more out of life!

If you are seeking a way to re-kindle the passions of your relationship, what better way than to get fit and healthy together? When you exercise with your partner, you will strengthen your bond and produce the pheromones and chemicals that are created when you are in love!  You and your partner losing weight together will show that you are committed to yourself and each other in a way that few other activities can.  When you prepare and eat meals together, your love will be strengthened and you will deepen the bond that keeps you together.

If you are looking for a guaranteed way to improve your love life and your life in general, Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor in Northern Colorado has solutions for you that can get the love flowing in your life.  Medical Weight Loss, Power Plate® fitness and physical therapy sessions, bio-identical hormone replacement therapies, cosmetic body sculpting and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapies, and postural and structural rehabilitation can get you looking and feeling younger, more vibrant, more confident and we can help you get the love life and level of fitness you deserve!!  What are you waiting for?  Call today to see how we can light that spark again!

For more information on our health and fitness services please visit: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain

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For information on CBP® Chiropractic and to find a CBP® Chiropractor near you, please visit: http://www.idealspine.com/

Do you want to rejuvenate your body? PRP and the secret tools at Benchmark Medical Group can!

benefitsofb12Do you want to rejuvenate your body?

Are you feeling tired all the time?  Do you look in the mirror and see someone that is not the real you?  Do you have no energy at the end of the day and struggle to find joy in your life?  Have you put on 20, 30, 50 or more pounds since you graduated high school? This obesity is often coupled with pain and that pain can become chronic and debilitating.

Pain leads to you not wanting to move your body.  The obesity, low energy and loss of motivation often cause negative, self-destructive thoughts.  Those depressive and destructive thoughts make you seek out activities that make you feel good.  Unfortunately, most of those feel good activities are also self-destructive and you may turn to alcohol, drugs, and food to feel better.  This vicious cycle of eating, drinking, pain and weight gain lead to a reduced quality of life and more pain and suffering. Eventually, you can’t reach your life goals.

Are you ready to stop the cycle?  Are you committed to feeling good without fatty, sugary food, endlessalcoholic drinks, and drugs that only make us forget our pain temporarily? Are you ready to smile again? Are you ready to walk the road filled with joy, accomplishment, and fitness?  If you answered yes to these questions, Benchmark Medical Group may have the solution for you!

We have worked hard to bring the perfection of physical medicine, posture and structural rehabilitation, pain reduction, medical therapies, cosmetics, weight loss and fitness to Windsor in Northern Colorado.  We have the a medical team that is committed to rejuvenation medicine with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell Therapies,  and replacing your damaged tissue with you own cellular tools that you need to accelerate wound healing, regenerate and reduce the pain and disability associated with arthritis, and many cosmetic procedures such as hair re-growth, wrinkle reduction and anti-aging techniques to get you looking you best.

Our Spa team, led by Amanda, have the non-surgical body sculpting tools to work on cellulite, remnant pockets of fat wrinkle reduction, and other cosmetic procedures with our cutting edge Tri-Phasic Radiofrequency and Ultra-Sonic Body Fat reducing equipment.  If you want to look polished, fit and firm we have the ways!

Our Rehabilitation team is second-to-none!  The perfect combination of Top-Notch Power Plate Physical Therapy and CBP® Chiropractic make pain vanish, posture improve, and joint and muscle injuries heal fast and strong.  We can get you looking more confident, get those shoulders back and chin up and have your friends wondering how you suddenly look so much taller! The over-50 forms of traction allow our technicians to remodel your abnormal low back or neck and get you able to work, play and get fit again! We can truly rejuvenate your body and your joints!

If you are ready to lose weight the weight you’ve gained since marriage, or to get those last stubborn inches and pounds off, our Nutritionist Tanya and Dr. Mari Riley, MD can get your hormones and thyroid under control, show you how to eat and get the most out of our medical weight loss program, FOR LIFE!

So, what are you waiting for?  Do you want fitness?  Do you want that body?  Are you ready?  We can help you rejuvenate your body!

For our current specials, please visit: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/shop/category/current-special-deals 

For More information about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate your body see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3532098/

For More information on CBP® Chiropractic and to find a CBP® Chiropractor near you, please see:  http://www.idealspine.com/

Early Spine Correction is Critical for Healthy Aging and Spinal Correction is Possible!

Early Spine Correction is Critical for Healthy Aging and Spinal Correction is Possible!

X-rayThe human spine is an amazing object; it houses the nervous system, which is the controller of all of the functions of the body and the spine completely protects this nervous system.  The spinal structure is some of the first tissue to develop in utero and completely encases and protects delicate nervous tissue which is the conduit for all of the information necessary to work every part of the body.  Well-functioning cells, tissues, organs, and all of the amazing things that humans can accomplish is due to the incredible power of the nervous system and it’s housing.

Unfortunately, this housing can be damaged by poor posture, too much sitting, weight gain, injuries and trauma and this damage has consequences. Normal developing spines that are not subjected to these damaging forces have better structural integrity, better functional ability and are less likely to cause pain and dysfunction.  Growth of the spine beginning early in life and then the amazing growth that takes place during the teen years depends on normal position and rapid treatment of injuries to make sure that minor problems do not compound in to issues with posture or any ability to perform tasks.  Small postural abnormalities can rapidly progress into terrible deformities if they are not treated early and intervention should always supersede “watchful waiting.” With spine correction quickly, this “watchful waiting” can be devastating.

Unfortunately, many people who have postural problems do not find out about these issues until they are adults.  The doctors that they visit, the chiropractors that “adjust” them, and most therapists that treat their injuries do not take into account and measure the importance of posture and spinal structure. This then leads to the nasty work of Wolff’s and Davis’ Laws that state that bone and soft tissues remodel to stresses! The remodeling leads to tissues changing their shape, bone spurs growing, discs degenerating and collapsing, and the eventual loss of function, strength and eventually disability.

The pain that comes with disability does not need to be part of your future!  Spinal correction is possible and spinal correction is one of the many amazing services that we offer at Benchmark Medical Group, Inc. in Windsor, Colorado.  Servicing Northern Colorado for more than a decade, the doctors and therapists at Benchmark Medical have the tools to correct these abnormal spines and postures and spinal correction can create a healthier, happier, more functional future!  If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for spinal correction, of if you know someone that is in need of spine correction, contact us today!

For a complete list of our current specials, please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/shop/category/current-special-deals

To hear our amazing testimonials and for more videos on how we can help you, please see:  http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/testimonials-healthy-weight-with-age-management/chiropractic-testimonials-windsor-colorado

For more information about finding a CBP® Spine Correction doctor near you, please visit: http://www.idealspine.com/cbp-patient/

For general information on Chiropractic Biophysics® please visit: http://www.idealspine.com/

Mind over Pain- Pain Relief Through Your Thoughts!

johnswordsPain is no fun.  Injury, disease, degeneration, all can lead to a pain.  Pain can make us less functional, make us less likely to be active and even prevent us from any enjoyment of life whatsoever. Fortunately, we have many physical solutions for pain that can lessen the severity and improve structure and function.

However, we also must address the mental component of pain.  The brain is the most powerful organ in the body, capable of truly amazing feats and is the central controlling organ for the function of all of the other organs.  It has been known for many decades that people can control their perception of pain with mental strength alone.  There are documented events performed by Fakirs in India where they are able to overcome, or not be affected by, what would normally be incredible painful stimuli.  Martial artists will break boards, ice, and perform unbelievable feats with little or no painful perception whatsoever.  Marathon runners and endurance athletes will run for miles and miles with no perception of pain.

This type of “mind over matter” ability is usually not something that we are born with, but something that must be learned.  Once we learn that we have the ability to control our pain perception with our mind, that ability must be honed and perfected if we wish to perform feats that would typically cause debilitating pain. That is, if you want to perform amazing feats.

Most people will not run marathons or break boards with their hands.  Most people who are suffering just want to get rid of their back pain, neck pain or headaches. However, the brains of most people are no different than the brains of the martial artist or endurance runner; they just have not perfected the ability to block pain with their mind and thoughts only!

In the frontal lobe of your brain, you possess specialized cells that allow you to pre-plan, create new ideas, and anticipate the future.  This frontal lobe is where your focus and attention will need to go if you are reducing pain with your mind.  A mantra or repetitive thought, a trigger to make you think of something else, or an image that calms and relaxes you will enable you to overcome your pain in the moment.  Movement, a great state of mind and knowledge that what you are feeling will only be temporary can enable you to lessen the physical sensation of pain.

Many people who are injured severely report that thinking of the people that they love , family, friends and thinking about those that they deeply care about is enough to lessen the sensation of pain and persevere through the pain.  Distraction activities, putting the mind on tasks and the future, as well as moving your mental awareness to another part of the body can all lessen a painful area. Focusing on those that are less fortunate and understanding that there is always someone suffering more than you are all tools and techniques that can lessen the perception of pain.

Ultimately, learning mental coping skills and practicing those skills over and over is a critical component to feeling less pain and suffering.  If you are interested in learning more about the types of pain relief tools we provide and some of the amazing pain therapies that are available at Benchmark Medical Group give us a call!  We can help!

To find out more about our incredible pain relief services, please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain

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