Flu Deaths Bring Back Pain For One Man After Daughter’s Death | Health

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Meaghan was just 16 and did not receive a flu vaccination the year she died. Meaghan’s father says her death was something his family never expected. “She was healthy, she was strong, and there was nothing really to worry about,” Clark said. “Just as a precautionary measure, he [the doctor] wanted to put her in a hospital chiropractor bayview to get her strength back.” But the illness progressed rapidly, and Meaghan died just three days later. “They were prepping her as we spoke to put her on a respirator. At that point, I knew I had to get home,” Clark said. Meaghan’s father was working in another state when she got sick and was not able to make it home in time to say goodbye to his little girl. “To have this happen is bad enough, but it cuts twice when it happens and I’m not even able to be here,” Clark said. But he says there’s one thought he just can’t shake. “Would Meaghan have survived if she had had a flu shot?” Clark said. “I don’t know, but to have to look back now and think, What if?’ What if something so simple could have prevented this tragedy” Now, he is urging everyone he can to get toronto back pain clinic the shot and avoid the pain he feels. If you still have not received your shot here is a list of places that offer the vaccine: BRUNSWICK COUNTY Flu clinics will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Health Department Boardroom starting October 2. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m.
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Having back pain? Try changing how you view your techtoys!

1:19 PM, Dec 3, 2013 | Health News FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) — Cell phones, tablets, laptops, everywhere you go people are glued to their devices. Mobile electronic use has grown significantly over the past decade,and so has the number of people suffering from back pain. Dr. Ali Ganjei, Medical Director of the Inova Spine Institute says,”The most common cause of making back pain is when people don’t follow correct body mechanics, and we see this most often when people use tablets or iPhones.” Take a look, people are hunched over or have slouched posture while using tablets and mobile phones. This can lead to neck and upper back strain. “We don’t recommend that you hold the device at a lower level, that would put the neck at an ergonomically disadvantagous situation,” adds Dr. Ganjei. A survey from the British health provider, Simplyhealth , gives astounding numbers 84 percent of 18-24 year olds have admitted some sort of back pain in the last 12 months. So what is the correct posture for using electronics? Physical Therapist Beena Nair of Inova Spine Center demonstrates a better way to use these devices without harming your back. Nair says, “Using the tablet for a short period of time, you need to hold it like a book with both of the hands, make sure your neck and upper back is in a neutral position, your arms and shoulders are relaxed, and your eye level is to the screen or a bit below.” This is also important for using cell phones. For keeping a tablet screen or laptop at eye level, you may need a prop-up case or a stand. This way, you are not bending your neck while watching a movie or TV show.
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Medicare change could affect how doctors treat back pain

Starting next year, Medicare could be scaling back on those treatments. LaDonna Robson has been receiving steroid injections in her back for nearly five years. Robson said, Before I had surgery, I couldnt stand up straight. I was being pulled to the left. Even after surgery, Robson, who is nearly 70-years-old, still suffers from lower back pain. She said, It feels like youre being stabbed with a knife. Robson receives six injections, three times a year from Dr. Daniel Burkhead, a pain management physician. Dr. Burkhead said, If a patient has several areas of problem, then we need to inject all of those areas in order for the treatment to be effective. Medicare is proposing to limit the number of injections Burkhead can give his patients. He said, Theyre going to limit it to no more than two injections for the entire procedure. Robson said, It doesnt make any sense to me so I am not a happy camper. Medicare says its a safety issue. Over time, injections can weaken your bones and studies show that after two injections, the patient sees no benefit. Instead of surgery or other therapies, Burkhead is afraid his patients will turn to addictive painkillers. He said, Theres a good number of patients that may require opiates, pain narcotics. Robson says thats not an option. She said, I refuse to take narcotics.
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