A doctor may have told you that you have degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is also known as osteoarthritis. This is a type of arthritis that affects 80-90% of the population. It is characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage between the joints. Once DJD begins it is a process like rust. It will continue from phase I to phase IV which is total joint fusion. In order to help stop, or slow down, the progression of DJD, GCSM recommends: Omega 3’s: i.e.
Epsom Salt Baths What is it? Epsom Salts are excavated from a natural spring in England. It is made of a chemical structure made up of Magnesium and Sulfate Why would you take an Epsom Salt Bath? Muscle Soreness Loosen stiff joints reduce Inflammation Chronic Pain Sprain/Strains Bruises Toxin detox How: During the first 20 minutes of your bath, the salt and toxins are drawn out of the body. During the second 20 minutes, Magnesium and Sulfate are absorbed through your skin Ben
Definition: - Refers to pain in the sacroiliac joint region that is caused by abnormal motion in the sacroiliac joint - The dimple joint at the belt line that you can palpate - Classically found on the right or left side of the spine, at a very local point. Symptoms: - Complaints of low back pain that radiates into buttock, less frequently to groin. - SIJ receives its greatest stresses from sitting - Extension of the spine, or arching backwards, increases the pain Causes: Mos