Are you getting enough vitamin D? Very few Americans do…

The myth is that you can get enough vitamin D if you spend enough time in the sun (besides getting sun damage.)

Could you get enough vitamin D from sun exposure?  The quick answer is yes if you are in the sun long enough, perhaps 20 minutes five days a week or more, and did not wash with soap for 72 hours after every exposure…How many do that?  How many would want to do that and lose friends and their job?  It takes 72 hours of not washing with soap for your skin to synthesis vitamin D from the sun working with the oils on your skin.  This only happens in primitive countries like some places in Africa or in the Islands of the Pacific and south Pacific islands like Fiji where the natives living in primitive situations don’t use soap.

So you need to take a vitamin D3 tablet or enough cod liver oil (milk contains D2 and milk products don’t agree with many people.)  Besides D2 does not work as well as D3 (you need about 2x the amount to equal D3, and milk products excrete more calcium than they carry due to the milk protein and the phosphorous it contains.

I recommend 5,000 units of D3 for normal sized adults and less for young children.

Common problems without answers in mainstream medicine

There is Treatment for Dizziness, Vertigo, Whiplash Injuries, Blurred Vision, Numb Lips, Drooping Eyelid, Ptosis, Tongue Pain, Asthma, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Chronic Cough, Discoordination, Hearing Loss, Headaches, Menstrual Cramps

All of these seemingly unrelated symptoms can actually have a very simple, though often quite unsuspected, connection. They can be caused by myofascial trigger points (tiny contraction knots) in strained, overworked, or traumatized muscles of the head, face, jaws, and neck.  They are also called acupuncture points.

This comes from decades of clinical research by Doctors Janet Travell and David Simons, authors of the widely acclaimed medical textbook, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual.

Whiplash Injury

Any of these diverse symptoms can begin after a whiplash accident, a fall, or an athletic injury that violently overstretches or over contracts the scalene and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles of the front and sides of the neck.

Trigger points that are created by these incidents can exist undetected for years, the unknown and unaddressed source of disheartening chronic pain and disability.

Doctors Travell and Simons point out that numbness, tingling, and other apparent neurological symptoms in the upper back, shoulder, arms, and hands that mysteriously persist after an auto accident can be nothing more complicated than a tight muscle squeezing a nerve as a result of a trigger point that won’t let the muscle relax.

Mysterious Symptoms

Injury to posterior neck muscles is familiar to everyone, but few people recognize that the anterior neck muscles can also be seriously affected by whiplash and falls. Trigger points in these muscles are the source of an astonishing variety of symptoms that very often leave physicians scratching their heads.

Trigger points in the anterior neck muscles can blur your vision and make the words dance around on the page when you’re trying to read. They can sometimes be the cause of a chronic dry cough or a sore throat that won’t go away. They can be the source of numb lips, tongue pain, and a drooping upper eyelid (ptosis).

Dizziness and Vertigo

These anterior neck trigger points can distort your perception when gauging the weight of things. They can cause dizziness and discoordination, making you to stumble and lurch and awkwardly bump into things. Dizziness from trigger points can last for minutes, hours, or days.

Often incorrectly labeled “benign postural (or positional) vertigo,” dizziness caused by myofascial trigger points can become a lifelong recurrent condition, defying all treatments and medical explanations.

Reversible Hearing Loss

Amazingly, you can sometimes experience a degree of reversible hearing loss on the side where trigger points exist in anterior neck muscles. This is thought to be due to referred tension in the tiny stapedius and tensor tympani muscles that attach to the equally tiny bones of the middle ear.

Tension in these little muscles could be expected to inhibit sound vibrations. Anterior neck massage has been known to bring back normal hearing when trigger points were to blame for the problem.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Some of these same trigger points in the front of the neck can cause occasional pain in the sides of the face that mimics trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder characterized by brief attacks of pain caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve.

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Prisma Center specializes in the following care:

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