Patient Safety Update
If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, body aches, or shortness of breath, or known exposure to Coronavirus/Covid-19, please call our office at (757) 333-3360 to reschedule your appointment. You should also contact your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms.
Preferred Radio Interview with Dr. Winifred Bragg
Have you ever uttered the words “Oh! my aching back”? Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people have back pain at least once. Dr. Winifred Bragg was our guest in September 2019. She is the Best-Selling author of the book, “KnockoutPain: Secrets to Maintain a Healthy Back”. She is the CEO of a spine and orthopedic pain center and an expert in providing nonsurgical treatment for injuries and pain resulting from spinal and orthopedic conditions. Dr. Bragg also speaks about her Bragg Factor and how you can say something memorable in 30 seconds or less.
How to Choose the Right Purse to Reduce Back Pain[border]
Sirius XM Interview: The Difference Between Addiction & Dependency
During a recent interview on Sirius XM, Dr. Bragg explained the difference between being dependent on a medication versus being addicted.
Helping Virginia Beach Victims
Our hearts go out to all of the families who lost loved ones in the Virginia Beach tragedy. You can help the victims of this senseless act by giving to the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund through the United Way by clicking here. You can also text the word VABEACH to 41444.[border]
An Effective Alternative: Spinal Bracing
“Spinal bracing” is using braces to help give people stability and pain relief in their spine, particularly in the neck and then the low back. Braces help people move. We want to change people from a focus on pain to a focus on function, and spinal bracing helps us to do that. In the old days, people were concerned about muscle atrophy with bracing, but it’s a myth.
Make your health a PRIORITY this year
When creating your goals for the NEW YEAR, please schedule your yearly breast and prostate exams, and a colonoscopy if it is needed.
A recent update from the American Cancer Society shows the cancer death rate has been falling in the U.S. for a quarter century. However, cancer is still the second leading killer in the country behind heart disease.
Pain Management Does Not Mean Treatment With Narcotics
People often erroneously think of treatment by a pain management specialist as consisting of only opioids or commonly called narcotic ”pain killers.” However, the practice of pain medicine or pain management is diagnosis driven just like other medical specialties. Just as one goes to a cardiologist for an evaluation of heart disease and receives treatment based on a unique diagnosis, a visit to a pain management specialist results in unique treatment because every patient with pain is also different. The discipline of pain medicine is concerned with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of painful disorders.
Dr. Bragg Speaks at Pain Week, World’s Largest Pain Conference
Dr. Bragg was honored and thrilled to be a Guest Speaker on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at PainWeek in Las Vegas. Her topic was: “Pain Management Strategies for the Geriatric Population: How to Live in Your Discomfort Zone Without Opioids”.
PainWeek is the largest pain management conference is the U.S. for frontline practitioners.
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Three habits for better health
Since April is National Stress-Awareness Month I’ve provided three simple steps to reduce stress and greatly increase mental and physical health — ALL year around.
1. Sleep 30 minutes more each day
Increase sleep about 30 minutes more tonight than you did last night. Stress levels are affected by sleep. Studies show that 90% of people do not get enough sleep. When we do not get enough sleep, we tend to be stressed and sometimes moody. Most people only sleep about 6 to 7 hours. However, we really need 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Try to add an extra 30 minutes of sleep each night. If there is trouble sleeping, try putting on some calm music and lowering the lights. This may help clear the mind of thoughts.
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NBA Coach says ‘stay away from back surgery’
Considering back surgery? Here’s what NBA coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors said in April 2017 about his back surgery: “I can tell you if you’re listening out there, stay away from back surgery. I can say that from the bottom of my heart. Rehab, rehab, rehab. Don’t let anyone get in there.”
Those are STRONG words. Please remember, only 5% of people with back pain should have surgery. Yet more than 600,000 back surgeries are done in the United States each year. Make sure you first try non-surgical options like my clinics provide to treat your back. Surgery has no guarantees.[border]
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80% of us will have back pain at some point in our life by age 55. Making matters worse, back pain often comes at inopportune times and destroys vacations, work, outings, holidays and special occasions.
Dr. Winifred Bragg has treated thousands of patients with back pain over the past 20 years. She has written this book to educate people about the symptoms and causes of low back pain and to offer her proven strategies for pain relief.[/two_third] [/two_fourth] [two_fourth_last][/two_fourth_last] [border]
Attention Medical Directors, Business Owners, Risk Managers, and Adjusters
Dr. Bragg frequently speaks to Case Managers and companies throughout Hampton Roads on the benefits of thinking first about non-surgical treatments before referring a client to a surgeon. She also speaks to civic organizations, churches and corporations on how to reduce back pain in the workplace. To schedule Dr. Bragg to speak to your organization, please contact her at (757) 333-3360 or email@example.com.[border]
A Message of Gratitude
START 2021 WITH GRATITUDE
2020 has been a difficult year. During this pandemic, we have had a lot of time to reflect upon what we are grateful for. During these difficult times, we need to constantly remind ourselves of what is Good around us. Practice giving Thanks Daily. It doesn’t take long. You can do it in 90 seconds. Write down three things that you are grateful for every day. Be consistent. Write the dates with each entry so you can track your progress. Think about the big things as well as the simple things. They all matter. We must learn to be grateful for what could have happened but didn’t. You will find, you have more good things happening around you than you realized. Pay attention to the names and themes that consistently pop up. It will reveal to you who and what are most important to your sense of fulfillment in life. Get Started today and let’s get 2021 off to a good start filled with Gratitude. I am grateful that visited our website. If we can help you, give us a call at 757 333-3360. Thanks, Dr Bragg[border]
Want To Use Dr. Bragg’s Articles In Your E-Zine or Website?
You can, as long as you include this complete statement with it:
Winifred Bragg, MD, is the author of Amazon Best Seller “Knockoutpain®: Secrets to Maintain a Healthy Back” and the Creator of the Bragg Factor, a system that provides a blueprint to help you Turn Pain to Power and reach your maximum potential in your personal or professional life.