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.

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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/

Three Mistakes Made on a Weight Loss Journey

Power PlateThree Mistakes Made on a Weight Loss Journey

Don’t be a statistic!,  Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, over use of medications, inability to exercise due to pain or injury, loss of quality relationships due to poor libido or loss of sexual function, and poor life satisfaction all have a final consequence: slow and painful  DEATH!  If you are not living in the body you want, your risk of diseases, infirmary, and death all increase dramatically. Alzheimer’s, Diabetic amputation, hospital acquired diseases leading to death, and depression with your current body need not be a part of your future!  You can change!  You can become the person you know you want to be!  You can regain your health, passion, and start living the life you want!  But on that journey that so often involves weight loss, don’t make these mistakes!

1)      Don’t try to fit yourself into a box-  Every person is very different, we are not all the same!

 

Are you trying to use the same “Weight Loss” programs that your friends, co-workers and other are using?  Are you using a “weight loss” program that you saw on TV promoted by a celebrity who is getting paid big bucks to sell you their boxes of food?

Understanding that every person is different and unique is often the critical aspect of a successful, lasting weight program.  Metabolic differences, genetics, other health conditions, injuries and current health status all play a major role in the understanding of how and why every individual loses weight, gains muscle, loses fat and improves their body and health overall.  If you want to be treated like a person and have an individualized approach, Benchmark Medical Group of Windsor, Colorado will treat you according to your current state of health in helping you succeed in losing weight, and getting the body you deserve!

 

2)      Failure to use Diagnostics and Analysis tools for successful weight loss

Failure to measure your differences in your anatomy, physiology, metabolic abilities, genetics, and current health status including strength, range of motion, structure and functional abilities often leads to less-than successful programs.  At Benchmark Medical Group we have the diagnostic tools to give you measurable results in multiple aspects of your health journey; we will analyze you and give you the ability to make a real and lasting change in your weight and overall health.

3)       Not Understanding  Body Composition vs. Pounds lost

 

If you are using just the scale to tell you if you are successful in your chosen program, you may be missing some information that can cost you your life! Simply losing “weight” without the understand of whether that weight came from muscle, fat or water can set a peron up for losses of muscle mass that can compromise the heart and other vital muscular parts of the body, thus leading to poor long term health outlook. We have state of the art body composition that assists us in your weight loss journey, measuring you with incredible accuracy on how your body is changing! We’ll show you in detail how you are getting more muscle, less fat and the sexy, healthy body you desire.

 

If you would like more information and to take advantage of our limited time only specials, call us today! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get your health back! You can change your life and we can help!

 

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

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Posture and Digestive Improvements

I have said again and again that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. This fundamental fact cannot be stated enough.  The effects of poor posture placing stress and strain on the nervous system can be very far reaching. Poor posture weakens our overall structure, leading to weakening of the nerves that supply vital information to our organs and this reduction in good nerve health can result in overall poor organ health.

Do you suffer from digestive problems? Have you found foods that “don’t agree with you?” Do you find yourself using laxatives and other digestion enhancers because your bowels do not function the way they should? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the problem may not just be in your gut but also in your spine!

Abnormal posture can reduce the amount of information and signal strength that is sent to the organs that are necessary for digestion. We know that weakness of the muscles that attach the ribs to the pelvis can interfere with good digestion. These muscles are also affected by poor posture.  Poor posture can cause weakness of the abdominal musculature and these muscles are also involved in good digestive function.  Everything is connected and everything is controlled by the nervous system that is housed within the spinal column.  If there are postural abnormalities in the areas that are trying to send information to the digestive organs, they may not function as expected.

The problem arises when these postural distortions are present without pain. Many people realize that pain in an indication that there is something wrong and needs to be addressed. However, many postural distortions that are present don’t necessarily have to cause pain.  This is why it is so important to have a thorough postural and structural evaluation.  Preventing the problem before it arises is key to keeping your digestive and overall health optimal.

If you are suffering from health conditions that are preventing normal weight loss, normal digestive function, or if you are suffering from a condition that does not appear to have a cause, maybe we can help!  Please don’t delay, contact us today to see if you are a candidate for our postural and structural rehabilitation protocols.

Dr. Jason W. Haas

Treating Symptoms

We often say that symptoms are our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong.  This usually means that a tissue or joint has been damaged either through a trauma, or through a repetitive stress, or poor postural habit.  Symptoms are an important part of the care that we provide in our office, as we desire to alleviate the suffering associated with the symptoms as much as possible.

However, it is very important to understand that the symptoms cannot be the only thing that is treated under our care. If we only address the symptoms, we will often miss the fundamental underlying cause of the suffering and although the symptoms may subside temporarily, they will return.  Alternatively, if the symptoms do not improve or are ignored, they may worsen with time or make the person much more susceptible to further injury.

Pain is more than an annoyance, pain can cause us to do things or act in a way that can have much more significant consequences than we would expect.  Pain can interfere with our relationships, make us less attentive to our children, and interfere with our ability to perform our duties at work. Pain can make us grumpy, make us more likely to self-medicate and can lead to many problems beyond the current painful situation.  Pain must be addressed to improve our overall quality of life.

Pain, however, cannot be the only factor that is addressed in a rehabilitation facility like ours, we must get to the fundamental underlying cause of the pain in order to assure a better quality of life; and to ensure that the nerves that are causing the pain are not interfering with proper organ function as well.

For example, a person with a painful shoulder that is made worse with activities and certain ranges of motion should have that shoulder assessed to determine the appropriate therapy designed to improved pain-free range of motion and improved strength, endurance, and overall function. However, the assessment of the shoulder pain and loss of function must also include the cervical spine and the nerves that feed strength, energy and information to the tissues around that joint. In the process of analyzing what is causing the shoulder pain, an assessment of the nerves sending strength, energy and information to the organs originating from the same area may give us insight into lung, diaphragm, or cardiovascular dysfunction and improving the structure and function of the nerves in the neck may provide not only relief of the shoulder problem, but may also improve the function of other organs and organ systems.

We can never forget the contribution of our nervous system to the structures and proper function of all the cells, tissues, organs and systems in the body.  Understanding that the nervous system must have proper structure and function to ensure health of all other systems is a vital component to improving overall quality of life.

If you or someone you know is suffering from pain or any other health conditions, we may have a solution!  Please contact us to determine if you are a candidate for our state-of-the-art rehabilitation procedures!

Dr. Jason W. Haas