October Newsletter

Happy Halloween!

Some Halloween facts:
An estimated 65% of Americans will celebrate Halloween or participate in Halloween activities this year. 44% of us plan to carve a pumpkin. Total spending in 2021 on Halloween is expected to reach $10.1 billion, with the average consumer planning to spend $102.74 on decorations, candy, costumes and more. Source: CNN

The weather does affect joint pain

A team of researchers in China have shown that changes in weather can increase joint pain. They studied patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and found that the majority of them were likely to report an increase in their knee symptoms. Think of your joints and discs as balloons. When the barometric pressure is low (bad weather) tissues can swell, compressing pain sensitive structures.

What our patients are saying about our office:

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The Sweet Spot of Sleep

We all know that adequate sleep is important for memory and being alert during the day. A couple of recent studies have shown that adequate sleep is also important to reduce the risk of dementia Alzheimer’s disease and earlier death. In one study, researchers found that people who slept five hours or less per night were twice as likely to develop dementia compared to those who slept six to eight hours per night. Another study found that those who slept less than six hours per night were 30% more likely to develop dementia compared to those who slept seven hours per night.

Almost Twenty-five percent of Adults have Joint Pain

According to the CDC, almost 25% of US adults suffer from some joint pain. The report was based on thousands of interviews of adults in the U.S. It estimates that 58.5 million adults have been diagnosed with arthritis such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and lupus.