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Page 10 The Ogden Valley news Volume XVIII Issue XIII December 15, 2010 Relief for Chronic Low-back Pain By Dr. Lew Harper I thought I would share some interesting news from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This organization is a division of the National Institute of Health and they are stating some really interesting things that I have been saying for years. If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. It has been said that nearly everyone in the U.S. at some point in their life will have back pain that will interfere with work, normal daily activities, or recreation. Studies have shown that Americans spend at least $50 billion (yes that is billion with a “b”) each year to try and help with low-back pain problems. Did you know that low-back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and is the leading contributor to missed days at work? When looking at neurological ailments in the United States, back pain is the second most common finding—the only one more debilitating is headaches. For years we have known that low-back pain can be caused by different factors. As people age, their bone strength and muscle elasticity and tone decrease. This leads to loss of fluid and flexibility in our discs; thus, the vertebra becomes vulnerable because the cushioning is gone. Most people first hurt their back when they lift things that are too heavy for them. Bending forward, overstretching, and lifting often causes a sprain or strain-type injury in the low back. If a spine becomes overly strained, a disc may rupture or bulge outward. This rupture may put pressure on one of the more than 50 nerves rooted to the spinal cord. When these nerve roots become compressed or irritated, back pain is the result. Wilkey et al. reported in 2008 that the portion of the population that suffers from chronic low-back pain (meaning 3 or more months of back pain) is somewhere between 8 and 33 percent. They continued to report that approximately 13 percent have back pain that never goes away. Their studies continued via a randomized trial comparing chiropractic care to medical care in a pain clinic. The treatments used by the pain clinic on the medical side of things consisted of standard drug therapies, facet joint injections, soft tissue injections as well as utilizing TENS units to aid with the pain. The chiropractic group used various chiropractic manipulation techniques, many similar to other manual therapy professions. The results were nothing but astounding. After 8 weeks of treatment, the raw score of improvement was 1.99 for medicine and 9.03 for chiropractic. This research indicates that chiropractic care is 457 percent more effective than medicine for the treatment of chronic low-back pain. To say that medicine doesn’t have a place in health care would be inaccurate and irresponsible, but based upon evidence-based outcome studies, research concludes that for chronic low-back pain, the path is chiropractic first and then drugs as a second resort. Note: Dr. Lewis Harper is a doctor of Chiropractic. He served the Ogden Valley for 12 years. His office is now in Layton at 2363 N. Hill Field Road. He can be reached at 801416-8247. Gold’s Gym Seeks Gift of Fitness Nominations Gold’s Gym of Northern Utah is seeking nominations of deserving families, friends, and neighbors for their “Gift of Fitness” giveaway. Gold’s Gym is giving away 25 one-year memberships this holiday season to worthy individuals who desire improved health. The gym is also providing throughout the holiday complimentary “Gift of Fitness” gift cards worth $100. Gold’s Gym is inviting the public to enter themselves, parents, spouses, neighbors, friends, siblings, employees, or co-workers to win a free one-year single membership to Gold’s Gym to help them achieve their 2010 fitness goals. Gold’s will award the winners on December 22, 2010. The pass gives the winners the chance to unlimited health benefits including a better night’s sleep, a reduced risk of disease, a way to reduce stress, and a way to improve their self-esteem and stamina. No purchase is necessary. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Nominees will be judged by Gold’s Gym staff. Weber County Sheriff’s Office Asks for Cooperation from Residents By Shanna Francis As the snow begins to fall at the end of another fall season, the Weber County Sheriff’s office is reminding residents to keep their vehicles off of the streets this winter in order to facilitate snow removal efforts by county road crews. Since crews often begin plowing as early as 3:00 or 4:00 a.m., they are asking residents to make sure they comply with county ordinances against overnight parking on streets. Garbage cans are another impediment to snow removal efforts. It is suggested that residents place garbage cans strategically so not to impede or slow down snowplows and to remove cans from off the side of the road as quickly as possible. The county has also reported that there have been a number of incidences where motorists have slid off of the road on the North Ogden FIRE HYDRANTS cont. from page 1 How To“Dig-Out” A Hydrant p l e t e l y buried in snow. It is important to r e a l ize that snowp l o w drivers are not provided with any specific instructions with regards to plowing snow near hydrants. Their number-one concern is removing snow from streets to make them safe for travel. However, the snow they remove from Gold’s Gym is also offering “Gift of Fitness” certificates to the public. Individuals can visit any Northern Utah Gold’s Gym location and receive a $100 gift card for free (not cash redeemable) for any friend, associate, or family member. The gift card is valid and intended for application to a new Gold’s Gym membership. For more information, visit www.trygoldsgym.com or call 801-393-GOLD. About Gold’s Gym Gold’s Gym of Northern Utah is located in three locations—Roy, Layton, and Downtown Ogden. Gold’s Gym is the largest co-ed gym chain in the world with more than 700 locations in 42 states and 30 countries. Gold’s Gym offers state-of-theart exercise equipment and industry-leading fitness programs, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycling, Pilates, yoga, and Cardio Cinema. With nearly 3.5 million members worldwide, Gold’s Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. Divide and Powder Mountain Road after a rash of storms made for slippery driving conditions. Drivers are being asked to stay off of these routes unless their vehicles are appropriately equipped with snow tires or chains. Residents are also being cautioned about leaving keys and valuables inside their automobiles. In the past, vehicles in Ogden Valley have been stolen from garages after the owners left the keys in the ignition. Valuable have also been stolen from automobiles while they have been parked in garages. Valuables left inside the trunks of cars can also be stolen if there is a lever inside the car that can open the trunk without the use of a key. Christmas time seems to bring with it an increase in the number of robberies. Please remember to use caution, and to also keep doors and windows locked at home. It is also a good idea to install security lights, and to ask neighbors to keep an alert eye out for any unusual activity within the neighborhood. Please take a couple of minutes to uncover any fire hydrants within the vicinity of your home after each snowfall. Clear a path approximately three feet around the circumference of each hydrant. Then shovel a path from the street or roadway up to the fire hydrant. By keeping fire hydrants clear of snow, the public can help firefighters easily locate hydrants and access water quickly, saving critical time, when an emergency does arise. Please consider helping a neighbor with a medical condition or who is elderly by shoveling out a hydrant in front of their home. Remember, quick access to fire hydrants benefits everyone. The “Adopt-a-Hydrant” program at Weber Fire is an informal, volunteer program; therefore, it is not necessary to advise the fire department in regards to which fire hydrants you will be clearing. Fire hydrant buried by snow. the roads oftentimes ends up burying fire hydrants; thus, the need to be ever diligent in keeping them accessible remains one our top concern. Fire hydrants need a three-foot clearance outside the connections and cleared to the bottom of the hydrant. This is to assure firefighters can make a quick connection to the water that the hydrant provides. There are hundreds of hydrants that need to be cleared out each time it snows. Although firefighters do their best to shovel many hydrants, it is impossible for us to clear each one out after every snowfall. Fire hydrant properly exposed. Weber Fire has created hydrant marker poles that are attached to the caps of fire hydrants and extend up about four feet. They are painted orange for better visibility, which helps us locate hydrants during times of deep snow. If you see a hydrant that does not have this bright orange pole marker, please contact Captain Rock Toone at <email@example.com> Thank you for your help in keeping all of us safe! Come Join Us for Holiday Family Get-Togethers, 801-745-4000 2555 WOLF CREEK DR. EDEN Christmas Parties, or New Year’s Eve. Share your small gatherings with us this holiday season. 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