Monthly Archives: August 2014

朱君璞脊醫受美國註冊財務策劃師協會 委任為慈善基金會委員

美國註冊財務策劃師協會 (RFPI)

美國註冊財務策劃師協會 (RFPI) 於1983年在美國正式成立,在過往20多年一直致力推廣財務策劃這項專業並將之引進到歐洲及亞太地區。現時協會會員遍佈世界各地,在亞太已分佈20個國家和地區,現時在中國(包括港、澳地區)已有接近2,000名專業人士成功取得美國註冊財務策劃師(RFP US)專業資格。協會最近亦於希臘 、印度及菲律賓成立分部方便招收會員。

 

基金簡介成立目的

根據政府數字顯示,在2008年全港發生的職業傷亡個案為41,900宗,交通意外達14,576宗,傷亡人數達18,684人。由於協會會員大部份是保險理財顧問,若其客户遇上不幸事故,必定首先諮詢自己的保險理財顧問,尋求專業意見及協助。 為了支援協會會員,讓他們能提供最好的服務給客戶,協會於是連同幾位志願的專業人仕,包括醫生及律師等,共同成立非牟利機構「美國註冊財務策劃師慈善基金」,提供不同類型的專業支援及顧問服務,幫助協會會員或其客户及家屬。

理念

旨在為因工傷、交通意外或不幸事故受影響之協會會員、其客户及其家屬、協會會員轉介之人士,提供緊急的經濟支援、專業意見及協助。 透過安排專業人士作出跟進,為個案作出適切之評估,從而提供長遠個案之顧問與支援。服務範圍包括提供緊急援助金、殮葬援助、免費醫療及法律諮詢、復康轉介服務、以至專業社工服務,助他們渡過難關,為他們撫平難癒的傷口。

服務對象

因工傷、交通意外或不幸事故而需尋求協助或導致生活陷困境之人仕,而申請人必須為香港居民,以及為:

  1. 協會會員或其家屬
  2. 協會會員之客户或其家屬
  3. 協會會員轉介之人仕

委員會架構

主席:王國偉先生
副主席:鄭竣文先生
委員:謝遠明律師 朱君璞醫生 黃添偉大律師 尹偉祥先生
名譽顧問:梁錦輝先生

展望

RFP慈善基金並非只提供金錢協助,而是希望透過醫療、法律、社工等專業團隊,關懷弱勢的情懷、整合各項專業服務,為申請人或其家屬提供全面及專業服務,令其本人或其家屬可盡快康復,重投社會,感受關愛,達到「全人共融」,服務社會!

http://www.rfpihk.com/RFPF/intro.htm

How Chiropractic Can Help You Recover from Back Surgery

Obviously, chiropractic should be everyone’s first choice for spinal care. Unfortunately, the cold hard facts show that it’s not. Luckily, though, surgery is only necessary in a relatively small number of cases involving back problems. Non-invasive methods such as chiropractic care are available for treating a wide range of spinal conditions, including back pain, sciatica and herniated discs.
However, in some severe cases, particularly those involving fractured vertebrae, scoliosis, kyphosis, and when degenerative disc disease has progressed to a point where the spinal nerves are being compressed and causing constant pain, surgery may be necessary.
Many people ask, “How long does recovery from spinal surgery take?”
The answer varies greatly depending on the extent of the surgery and the techniques used as well as the general physical condition and behavior of the patient. Recovery time can range anywhere from two weeks to a year, with the average being about 12 weeks. However, there are some things you can do to help speed recovery, including receiving chiropractic care.
While regular chiropractic care can help keep you off the operating table in the first place, it can also help you to recover from back surgery if it does become necessary. Despite what you may think, visiting a chiropractor after back surgery does not have to be a cause for anxiety.
Licensed chiropractors are among the most experienced healthcare professionals when it comes to treating spinal problems of all types. They will give you a thorough examination to assess your particular situation before beginning any kind of treatment. This examination will usually involve taking a detailed medical history, doing a careful physical evaluation and (where appropriate) ordering diagnostic imaging such as an x-ray or MRI.
Chiropractic care may not be appropriate for some time following certain types of procedures. For example, a spinal fusion surgery should generally be allowed to heal for a year before having chiropractic treatment. Consult with your surgeon and chiropractor about the best timing to begin chiropractic adjustments. As patients who have had spinal fusions often continue to experience pain post-surgery, they in particular may benefit from chiropractic care provided it is delivered at the appropriate time and in the appropriate manner.
A case report that was published in the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 2009 noted that those patients who reported pain after spinal fusion surgery found relief with a combination of distraction decompression and spinal adjustments. If you have had spinal fusion surgery, check to be sure your chiropractor can use non-rotational methods of spinal adjustments to treat you.
Chiropractic care for back surgery that does not involve spinal fusion is also a good idea. After your back has had some time to recover, it’s important to get it moving again, and your chiropractor can help to relax the muscles and realign vertebrae that may have become misaligned from surgery or in the days of recovery following.
Chiropractic adjustments can help to stimulate the flow of fluids to the spinal area, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the spinal tissues and carrying away waste material in order to speed healing.
Your chiropractor can also provide you with exercises you can do at home to strengthen your back and core muscles that will allow you to get back to your normal life more quickly and help to keep you from having to undergo any further back surgeries.

美國醫學會期刊:脊醫應做為第一線的背痛治療

許多主張不開刀的醫生多會選擇脊骨神經科醫生為第一治療肌骨病患的醫生。美國醫學會期刊 (JAMA) 在最新的文章指出: 所有背痛患者在選擇侵入性手術治療之前,應該考慮接受脊骨神經醫學治療。脊醫治療應被做為第一線的腰背痛治療,
因為對於減輕下背疼痛而言,脊醫治療法更為安全而且有效。

最近一個發表於醫學期刊脊椎(Spine) 的文章, 研究將背痛患者分別一半接受標準醫療,和另一半患者給予脊骨神經醫學治療。結果發現相較於只接受標準醫療治療患者只有17%的病人有感大幅改善,但是額外接受脊骨神經醫學治療組有高達73%的病患表示有大幅改善或甚至完全免於疼痛的情況。


找位脊骨神經科醫生檢查一下

老虎伍茲背痛與舊患無關


雅虎香港 08/08/2014
Tiger Woods周三抵達Valhalla 球場,為PGA Championship作準備,參加了今年最後一個重要大賽的練習局。他的球僮早在周一就來為比賽作準備。

Tiger Woods上周在Bridgestone Invitational最後一局,因背痛中途退出,但他強調,這次的背傷與3月時動手術的那次無關。


“基本上,當我跌落沙坑時,骶骨便移位了。”當時他在第2洞他在草區打出一個頗糟的球後,失去平衡跌落旁邊的沙坑。

“這種痛法和之前不同。”Woods當日便回到老家接受治療,”我知道這不需要手術,當脊醫矯正後,痙攣便消失了,我開始可以作一定範圍的運動。”

希望他不要在PGA決賽又再受傷吧!


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驗血報告證明脊骨矯正不是只有矯正錯位

2014年4月骨科及運動物理治療醫學文獻中顯示,脊骨神經矯正會增加神經降壓素 (neurotensin),催產素 (oxytocin) 和皮質醇 (cortisol)。該研究選取了30名志願者無症狀,並把它們分組成頸椎, 胸椎,和腰椎的志願者。每組實驗小組在脊骨神經矯正前後2小時內抽血比對。實驗發現神經降壓素和催產素在所有頸, 胸, 和腰椎矯正下都有增加,而頸椎矯正後皮質醇增加最多。

什麼是神經降壓素,催產素和皮質醇? 
神經降壓素 (neurotensin) 的功能
具有鎮痛作用,有助於減少疼痛
產生藥理作用的光譜類似的抗精神病的藥物
調製在小腸中的活性
塊生產胃酸

催產素  (oxytocin) 的功能
在大腦的主要神經調節
減少炎症
提高傷口癒合力
增加信任,減少恐懼社會交往

皮質醇 (cortisol)的功能
激活抗應激途徑
激活抗炎途徑

香港執業脊醫協會主席朱君璞脊骨神經科醫生表示,脊骨矯正的影響超越只是矯正錯位,恢復活動功能,改善機能,降低脊髓周圍僵硬和肌肉和組織受傷。它可產生即時和持久的健康變化。一個脊椎調整提供,特別是緩解疼痛,減少炎症的近期和長期的健康益處,是驚人的是,它顯示了脊骨的控制生理的功能。

Reference
 Plaza-Manzano, G., et al. Changes in biochemical markers of pain perception and stress response after spinal manipulation. Journal Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2014;44(4):231-9. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.4996.