Dr. Fors’ Articles
Getting Your Shoulder in Shape for Spring
It is not surprising to find that shoulder-joint problems are the second most common work-related injury, second only to the low back.
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME, Not Only Disabling It Could Be Deadly!
Muscles hurt when you exert them; do you ache all over at times and stiff in the morning? Does fatigue seem to haunt you and at times it's like someone's pulled the plug and drained all the energy out of your body?
What You Are Not Noticing May Be Causing You Pain
All humans now harbor measurable toxic substances or foreign chemicals in their tissues, whether they are organic farmers in Minnesota or Inuit’s up on the polar cap. It is sad to say that now even newborns are not exempt from this horror.
Why Do I Always Hurt, Feel Depressed And Never Have Any Energy? Or Tuning –Up Your Cellular Engines!
“Why do I always hurt and feel so tired and depressed?” It's a question that I hear all the time from patients.
Can Vitamin E Cause Harm?
Vitamin E to most people is one molecule: alpha-tocopherol. However, vitamin E. is an eight-member family complex, much like the B-complex. The E complex is eight closely related vitamers: four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Each E vitamer has its own unique properties not shared with the other E vitamers.
Our Ravaged Nervous System-From Autism, ADHD to Depression and Fibromyalgia
Suffering from chronic back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety or insomnia? Do you have a child with autism or ADHD? You may be surprised to find that all of these disorders have the same underlying treatable cause-systemic inflammation and oxidative stress-disrupting the function of your nervous system!
TREATING THE SMOLDERING FIRE OF PAIN AND CHRONIC DISEASE
In this article I will provide you with specific wellness strategies in conquering the chronic inflammation and oxidative stress that may be at the source of many of your own health issues. No one prescription will work for all individuals, each treatment program must be individualized, but there are general wellness strategies that can be beneficial in starting you on the road to better health.
Three Tales of Gluten Woe
Because of gluten’s widespread and varied manifestations, most cases of gluten sensitivity go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as other disorders. One recent study reported that about 47% of celiac patients are completely misdiagnosed, even 59% of those with severe classic G.I. symptoms are told they have irritable bowel syndrome.
Systemic Inflammation, Pain and Degenerative Disease: Part I
If the inflammatory healing response of the musculoskeletal system goes beyond the usual six weeks, and causes recurrent pain for over three months, your patient has developed a chronic myofascial pain syndrome.
Systemic Inflammation, Pain and Degenerative Disease: Part 2
The presence of oxidative stress in your patients’ myofascial tissues will automatically create an inflammatory response in their muscles and joints. This inflammatory response will then cause the release of more free radicals in the affected tissues, creating greater oxidative stress and causing an increased inflammatory response. As you can see, this forms a vicious cycle.
In the US, 25% of all visits to primary care physicians and half of all NSAIDs prescriptions are for OA. However, degenerative joint disease is not an inevitable consequence of growing older. It develops when trauma, and/or biochemical changes trigger a shift between joint cartilage synthesis and degradation.
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Once an individual knows that their musculoskeletal pain of the back, neck, shoulder, hip or wherever has a myofascial trigger point component it is beneficial for them to start on a program of deactivating these triggers of pain.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome is not a disease, but actually a syndrome presenting with a common set of symptoms; individuals complain of being "sore all over" and generally more fatigued. It conservatively now affects more than 6 million Americans.
Brain Health 101
Today the most common brain health disorder in children is ADHD. In some US cities, the incidence of ADHD has reached an astounding rate of 10 to 15% of school-age children. Autism was relatively rare in the US before 1990, after which its prevalence skyrocketed by three to five times.