According to J. Keith Preston, MD, FAANS, a board certified neurosurgeon and member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, more than half of all Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives.
Epidural shots have been found to be ineffective in treating painful conditions such as Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and the problems such as nausea, vomiting, depression, addiction, hypothermia and other side effects that accompany the use of opioids to treat pain, are well documented.
The Dr. Ho HoPhysio Back Pain Relief Kit enjoys enormous success with patients of a wide range of back aches and pains; both chronic and acute conditions. Acupressure nodes in the Dr. Ho HoPhysio Perfect Back Stretch are highly effective pain relievers. Aching and inflamed muscles are stretched and relaxed back to health naturally, without invasive surgery and dangerous drugs. Fans of Dr. Ho’s credit his successful line of products as a soothing alternative to costly chiropractor visits.
For youthful, glowing skin, you have the modern miracle that is Microdermabrasion. The Crystalift Microdermabrasion System clears away old, dead skin cells and diminishes lines, wrinkles and age spots. The Crystalift is painless, easy-to-use and designed for home use.
The Quasar MD Plus Advanced Light Therapy is an excellent remedy for problem skin as well. This Quasar is 25 percent stronger than the original Quasar MD, treating acne and signs of aging with no downtime. This “medical-grade skin rejuvenation” therapy promotes the development of collagen and elastin, making it ideal for repairing wrinkles around the eyes.
Internationally acclaimed, Quasar Bio-Tech has been featured on TV’s “The Doctors”, in Vogue Magazine, and The New York Times. Quasar Bio-Tech has also won the 2010 and 2011 New Beauty Magazine “Beauty Choice” awards.
Facial hair is a frequent culprit behind drab skin which is often overlooked. Female celebrities these days take pains to ensure all but their scalps are completely devoid of hair. As a result, their complexion’s appear baby smooth and clear. The Vector Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal System provides for painless and permanent hair removal and constant red-carpet readiness.
And of course…
- Make sure your skin stays fully hydrated. Drink lots of water and invest in a quality moisturizer suited for your skin type.
- Eat a healthy diet full of whole, not processed foods. Foods rich in “good fats” such as salmon, avocados, nuts and seeds are ideal.
- Wear sunscreen and sunglasses. All that squinting does leave a mark!
- Don’t smoke.
- Always make sure you get proper rest, and while you’re at it, sleep on your back. Over time we develop our own unique sleep lines depending on where we rest our faces. People who sleep on their backs do not develop these lines. If nightly lying in the casket style sounds unmanageable to you, it’s time to invest in a groove-shaped pillow that supports that position. The enVy Pillow—truly a modern marvel of modern sleep and wellness technology—works like a dream.
The Evolution Exercise Ball Chair is a high quality, easy-to-store, burst-resistant exercise device that strengthens the core. Recently it’s been making appearances in health-conscious offices all over the country.
And it’s no wonder.
These Evolution exercise balls are not just a core-strengthening addition to any workout routine. They are healthy, back pain-soothing replacements for the standard old office chair.
As the user sits, they are constantly activating their core to maintain balance.
This enlivens and energizes the muscles around the spine, improving posture and treating the issues associated with back pain.
ActiveForever is known for its oxygen concentrators. The portable oxygen concentrators do particularly well because they are custom made for an active and mobile lifestyle that includes travel, gardening, golfing, fishing, etc.,
The portable oxygen concentrators are FAA Approved for air travel, so when it comes to vacationing, the sky’s the limit.
Those in the market for an unbeatable bargain however, will be interested in the portable oxygen concentrator from LifeChoice.
Plus, ActiveForever is including a complementary second external battery (a $279.00 value) with the LifeChoice, as well as FREE Next Day Air and a $400 mail-in rebate if you order today!
Click the link below for the details to this sale and more in our latest Discovery Digest:
The PlexTalk Pocket DAISY Player PTP1 is a lightweight, easy-to-use, crossover media player with an embedded text-to-speech engine and up to 32GB of available space.
The Daisy was created for busy, resourceful individuals who need a handy, organizational tool for their media files. It’s expert design and intuitive functionality are ideal for anyone with visual or learning impairments.
Structured, voice memo recording enables the user to easily log phone numbers, appointments, memos, etc., Users experience crystal clear playback of voice recordings, music and audio books on the SD card or an external USB drive, via top-quality speakers.
When the DAISY is connected to a PC, it becomes an external drive with an abundance of available space. It is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 and features easy, drag-and-drop functionality for hassle-free, file transfer. It is available in white or black.
“Venous disease is one of the most common health problems in the U.S., affecting approximately 50 percent of the population. The condition includes varicose veins, spider veins, or deep vein thrombosis.
Today, there are several outpatient, minimally invasive treatments for vein issues. One alternative is compression therapy.
Compression stockings can prevent vein problems from occurring, relieve venous symptoms such as leg swelling, fatigue or achiness and decrease the likelihood of a blood clot.”
The pressure supplied by these stockings or various compression garments facilitates healthy blood flow. Compression therapy usually utilizes “gradient” or graduated compression stockings. This means the most concentrated level of compression is at the ankle.
The pressure reduces further up the leg, enabling the veins to more efficiently transport blood back up to the heart. This prevents blood pooling in the feet and enables the management of chronic and often dangerous venous disorders such as the above mentioned DVT as well as Phlebitis, Edema and others.
SIGVARIS is part of an internationally active, physician founded medical device group. For the past 140 years, SIGVARIS has focused on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments. With distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy.
SIGVARIS Compression Stockings utilizes double covered yarn so your skin isn’t exposed to spandex, making them more comfortable. SIGVARIS stockings are more durable and easier to put on. They feature several different product lines to address specific needs.
Women wanting the benefits of compression therapy without sacrificing comfort and fashion appreciate that SIGVARIS’ EverSheer stockings are some of the sheerest and most popular hosiery on the market. Once you put on any of the SIGVARIS compression products you’ll immediately feel what the industry refers to as “the SIGVARIS difference.”
Lady Gaga has cancelled her entire U.S. tour due to pains from Synovitis.
Medical tests revealed Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint.
Often compared to lupus, Synovitis, also known as “Toxic Synovitis” is an inflammation within the hip joint. A diagnosis is obtained following an ultrasound or joint x-rays of the hip or blood tests.
What is going on in the body?
Synovitis is a non-traumatic hip pain, which means that it is not caused by an injury. Instead, pain is caused by swelling and inflammation in the hip. Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu.
What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
- pain in one hip
- a limp or inability to bear weight because of the hip pain
- low grade fever at the beginning of the illness
- knee and thigh pain on the affected side
- often the infected person does not appear to be ill
What are the causes and risks of the disease?
While Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection, the exact cause is not clear, so there is no known prevention.
According to The Detroit News (and others) Lady Gaga released the following statement when announcing the initial cancellations: “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk.”
What is Far Infrared Heat?
Far Infrared is a band of light that we perceive as heat. While we cannot see infrared heat, we can feel its effects. Infrared radiation, or radiant heat, represents over half of the energy emitted by the Sun and is divided into three segments: near, middle, and far.
Infrared rays heat our body by a process called conversion. Through conversion, far infrared heat can penetrate organic substances such as the human body without heating the air in between. By using far infrared heat as opposed to traditional heating methods, you enable the heat to penetrate deeper into your body without the skin discomfort of heating pads, hot towels, and some pain relief gels/creams.
The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad (below) provides safe, non-invasive and highly effective therapy and relief.
After years of aggressive marketing efforts on behalf of womens’ health advocates and organizations, the long-held misconception of heart disease as being a predominantly male issue is beginning to fade.
The widely understood concept of an actual heart attack and the process in which it manifests is perhaps still a little behind the times however.
When you think of the term, heart attack, or cardiac arrest, what sort of image pops into your head? It’s most likely a man, experiencing a sudden onslaught of pain that takes over his whole body in a moment. His face registers agony as he clutches his chest and is no longer able to stand. A horrific occurrence which no one should have to endure for sure, but it is not the whole story.
For women, the process is infinitely more subtle and therefore harder to detect. Whereas men experience extreme tightening of the chest, for women it has been described as more of a discomfort. This is followed by flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, dizziness, difficulty breathing and even insomnia.
What it boils down to is this:
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States today. It is a deadly and widespread disease with common, nondescript symptoms that are easily and very often ignored.
By the time a woman seeks treatment it is often too late.
Consider the times (like these,) when the flu virus is rampant. It’s no surprise that heart disease in so many women goes undetected.
Their extensive line of products also includes some really smart devices such as this Body Tone Heart Rate Monitor.
Customizable preset functioning allows for individualized and thus more accurate readings.
No matter how it’s done, it’s crucial to know the symptoms and the signs of heart disease and to be pro-active about your health and the health of those around you.
Top 5 Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women
2. Shortness of Breath
3. Indigestion, Upper Abdominal Pain or Nausea
4. Jaw or Throat Pain
5. Arm Pain (Especially the left arm)
The cold winter months can bring pain and discomfort for arthritis sufferers. Joint inflammation, commonly known as “arthritis” affects all age groups including nearly 300,000 children. It is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability.
In severe cases, arthritis can interfere with the most basic daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, using a computer, brushing your teeth or preparing food.
Fortunately, thanks to new treatments, the disease process that leads to joint destruction can be controlled in most people – particularly those with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Form-fitting designs of soft touch fabrics target pain-prone areas. They serve as an effective, natural alternative (or complement) to over-the-counter drugs.
The Bed Buddy Hot & Cold Pack easily conforms to the body, even when cold.
Plus it’s simple and safe, filled with natural grains, herbs and flowers and is available in a number of scents including lavender, rose and cherry blossom, eucalyptus, rosemary, orange, vanilla, coconut, almond and more.
The Bed Buddy Iso-Ball is a unique product designed to help patients living with arthritis by providing moist heat therapy. The Iso-Ball fits in the palm, providing warmth while you exercise your hand.
The moist heat makes it easier to exercise and increase movement in arthritic joints. You will feel improvement in pain and stiffness almost immediately.
The Bed Buddy Warming Bear is a cute and cuddly way to apply soothing moist heat. Buddy was designed with 100 percent natural grains in his belly, hands and feet. He can be used hot or cold to keep you warm through those cool nights or provide soothing comfort to an ear or tooth ache.
If you are like most people, you may have never compared one defibrillator to another; examining the qualities that separate a best-seller from those that flounder in the marketplace, or worse, fail to do their job.
The HeartStart Defibrillator is a wonderful device for the hospital as well as the office or home. It’s small, portable, does not require a prescription and is so easy-to-use. It constantly self-monitors and can be adapted to treat both adults and small children. Plus, it guides the user through every step of the process using clear, voice instructions.
Even the most frantic novice is well-equipped if, and when they find themselves in the care of someone suffering from, sudden, life-threatening heart attack symptoms. It’s smart, intuitive and effective, so that when an emergency strikes, you don’t have to be.
The Enhanced Vision Pebble Portable Video Magnifier from ActiveForever is a lightweight, affordable video magnifier that is an ideal magnification tool for those suffering from poor vision due to conditions like Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and a number of other visual impairments.
The magnifier is so small and compact, it can be taken anywhere. It fits easily inside your pocket or purse and can be strapped to your belt for easy access. The high-resolution LCD display is adjustable with six different viewing modes and a “freeze” image feature which saves a temporary snapshot of the image.
The video magnifier screen tilts and can be adjusted for hands-free or desktop use to allow for easy writing. The high resolution LCD display with adjustable brightness is perfect for home or travel.
Just one “look” and you’ll “see” why this is one of our best-selling items!
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Enhanced Vision Pebble Portable Video Magnifier.
The DMS Deep Muscle Stimulator is such an effective pain management tool, you’ll never want to reach for bottled, synthetic pain relievers again. Now you can begin to feel relief organically, naturally from within.
You simply relax and allow the hard-working DMS to unleash your body’s natural healing powers.
Its gentle stretching action goes to work on muscles and connective tissues, concentrating on general or local muscle spasms. It relieves pain by increasing both muscle metabolism and the lactic acid cycle.
The trusted and popular device is FDA Approved. It penetrates deep into muscle tissue with rapid, short-duration percussion for effective management of acute and chronic pain due to a number of conditions associated with strains, lactic acid build up, and scar tissue.
The DMS is a favorite among the best trainers and therapists. It enables athletes to do more exercise and training, as well as recover from injuries quicker. The Deep Muscle Stimulator enjoys a reputation for being more effective than any other vibration therapy device on the market.
Composed of stainless steel and titanium with no plastic or rubber parts, this durable muscle stimulator to last for years.
For those who struggle with this basic necessity, a portable oxygen concentrator is a great blessing. The Invacare XPO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator is one of ActiveForever’s best-selling, medical equipment items.
The Invacare XPO2 provides healing oxygen
therapy in a lightweight package. The popular XPO2 weighs less than eight pounds, placing it among the smallest oxygen concentrators available, including home concentrators. The controls are simple and easy to understand. The XPO2 oxygen therapy is FAA approved for air travel because of it’s ability to operate at a higher altitude than most portable oxygen concentrators–up to 10,000 feet. The internal battery provides the Invacare XPO2 with up to 2.5 hours of battery life while an optional additional battery pack increases use to up to 5 hours.
What is compression? When the subject comes up, people tend to have a lot of questions. “Compression” is when graduated pressure is built into the garment, increasing toward the top. This fosters circulation and emphasizes greater blood-flow, which reduces the rate of dangerous and sometimes life-threatening, blood-pooling and swelling.
While compression stockings specifically, are the most common type of compression garment, with the rapid growth of the industry, the standard knee-high compression stockings is quickly finding itself amongst an ever widening pool of compression products.
When it comes to compression, one names stands out among the rest. Starting with its founder, Conrad Jobst, who suffered from venous disease, JOBST® has remained deeply committed to improving the quality of life for those with Deep-Venous Thrombosis (DVT), Lymphederma, Thromboembolism, athletic injuries, or any number of other conditions related to swelling.
Since Jobst’s 1950 founding, their line has grown to provide healing compression and comfort in the form of top-quality gloves, and arm sleeves, as well as athletic and standard socks and everything in between. Their complete line of sheer pantyhose are flattering, fashionable and utterly indistinguishable from their non-compression counterparts.
It’s no wonder. Over the years Jobst has been relentless in their pursuit of quality and perfection. They’ve come up with clever devices to make putting on compression articles easy.
The Core Laser Pro Exercise System by Laser Gym brings to us the future of advanced, therapeutic rehabilitation.
The Core Laser Pro is a revolutionary treatment system for the home, physical therapy office or rehab setting.
Developed with support from leading physical therapists and physicians, it’s extremely effective for patients suffering from lower back pain.
The advanced, Class III laser therapy combined with the Core Laser belt, leads patients through a series of dynamic pelvic exercises all designed to address the causes of both chronic and acute back pain.
Clinicians and patients alike are able to monitor core movement in real time, allowing for significant and instantly track-able gains in motor control and core-power. The Neuro-Muscular connections formed by the combination of visual feedback and physical action, ensures results are both immediate and long lasting.
Each Pro system consists of two Core Laser Therapy Belts with travel bags, an institutional freestanding target that is specifically designed to accommodate a variety of patients, Tape Measure, Patient Progress Charting Material, instructional DVD and a premium carry case.
ActiveForever has teamed up with Stroke-Network.com to address the issues surrounding Stroke recovery.
This week we discussed mobility aids for the different steps of the rehabilitation process. After all, you’ll never reach your recovery goals if you don’t keep moving.
We carry an extensive line of Carex mobility products at the best prices in our Stroke and Neuro Rehab line. These products are smart, adaptable for different phases of progress, and created with the goal of progress in mind.
According to to the American Stroke Association, Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Although in recent years there have been increasing occurrences in younger adults as well.
Stroke kills more than 137,000 people a year. There are different types of Strokes, however a commonality is the fact that likelihood for survival and speedy recovery is increased exponentially with timely detection and treatment.
That’s why we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms, effects and issues, surrounding Stroke.
A great deal of praise has been heaped upon this tiny little device and for good reason. As it’s name suggests, when it comes to oxygen concentrators, there are none more portable thank the Life Choice Portable Oxygen Concentrator from ActiveForever.
The most compact concentrator on the market, this unique machine combines reliable operation, unbeatable portability and function into one stylish, easy-to-carry package.
Whether it’s dancing, working, golfing, gardening, or playing with the grand kids, the LifeChoice oxygen concentrator will not get in the way. It’s perfect for travel too. The package and design are discreet and stylish. You’ll look, and feel perfectly natural as you breathe deep and easy with nothing but a little satchel by your side.
There are a number of things that signify youth, health and beauty. Among them are glowing skin, bright clear eyes and firm, smooth nails. Of all of these factors however, the state of your crowning glory is perhaps the most obvious. The impact that a full head of hair has on a person’s looks is undeniable.
Is this fair? Of course not. What about those who take impeccable care of themselves but just happen to have genetics working against them?
At one time, they’d have been either out of luck or confined to a questionable looking toupee or wig.
At ActiveForever we are thrilled to report that the iGrow Laser Hair Rejuvenation System has leveled the playing field for the follically challenged. Their unique, patent-pending combination of LED lights and low-level lasers has earned iGrow media attention. The effectiveness of this popular system has been scientifically proven, and a number of happy, healthy-haired heads publicly swear by it.
It’s not a hand-held device, but rather goes on like a helmet, so complete scalp coverage is effortless. Follicles are fattened as you sit, read, catch up on your favorite show, work on your laptop, etc., The innovative iGrow is also iPod and MP3 compatible so you can listen to your favorite music during your 25 minute session a few times a week.
It incorporates 5 pre-programmed modes for a customized session to meet the needs of each man and woman. After 10 to 12 weeks of regular use (or as directed) users can expect to see thicker, fuller, healthier looking hair.
The iGrow is one of ActiveForever’s hottest selling items and now it is 31 percent off. Free ground shipping is included if you order now.
Users rave bout the ease and painlessness of the iGrow system, claiming that it doesn’t cause discomfort like other hair-growth treatments. Now, with such a low price, neither your scalp or your wallet will feel the burn.
With the holiday season upon us, travel has once again moved to the forefront of many people’s minds and, with airline regulations the way they are it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the thought of travelling with oxygen. Fortunately, the Respironics EverGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator helps take some of the burden off of your shoulders to help you concentrate on all the other stresses of the holidays.
The EverGo is FAA approved for air travel and looks just like an ordinary carry-on luggage bag so getting through the airport is no problem whatsoever. It’s 8 hour battery life, additional batteries, and easy to use touchscreen interface make it convenient and functional enough for even the longest of flights. With a 1050 ml per minute capacity, this oxygen concentrator ensures that you can stay active and enjoy your time with your family all vacation long.
The holidays are known to be hectic, so why not take the hassle and expense of home oxygen delivery out of the equation? This portable oxygen concentrator is lightweight and mobile while also providing the capacity to be used at home on a regular basis. With the ability to be in use and charge simultaneously, plus an additional battery, oxygen concentration has never been so convenient and easy to use.
Combine it with the EverFlow Q Home Oxygen Concentrator for a complete oxygen therapy system.
Stay active this Holiday Season with the Respironics EverGo portable oxygen concentrator from ActiveForever today!
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