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Back Pain Relief

I received an email today from Johns Hopkins. I subscribe to a few of their Health eNewsletters.

This offer is very interesting to me, because I have been suffering from Back Pain recently!

I documented some of my issues on my Facebook Page, but mostly have not published what I have been going through since early November, 2009. My back pain issues started in 1993 with a herniated L-4/L-5 disc. Since then I have been fortunate to only face periodic relapses of the disc issues, but in November I felt the pain and found out I had a serious herniated disc at L-5/S-1, and mild extrusions at L-4/L-5 and L-3/L-4.

My reason for this Post is not to write about my travails, but to mention the new Whitepaper form Johns Hopkins Health.

Here is the information:

The Latest Back Pain Relief Strategies
Learn how to fight osteopenia and osteoporosis

Simeon Margolis, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Medical Editor, The Johns Hopkins White Papers

It’s the price we pay for evolution.

A lifetime of walking, standing, lifting, and twisting causes significant back pain in 80% of all adults. In fact, this pain sends more people to the doctor than any complaint except upper respiratory symptoms.

And, as our population continues to age, osteoporosis becomes an increasingly widespread problem.

In this White Paper report, the Johns Hopkins experts tackle back sprains, strains, and spasms; disk herniation; degenerative changes in the disks and spine; spinal stenosis; and osteoporosis, a common cause of spine and hip fractures.

You will explore the causes and diagnostic techniques, learn about preventive steps that can spare you from considerable pain, and examine the latest treatments, including drug and surgical options.

Click the link below and you’ll be redirected to the Johns Hopkins Health Alerts page for  The 2010 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper:

http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/white_papers/back_pain_osteoporosis_wp/

January 10, 2010 Posted by | Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, Joint Care | , , , | Leave a comment

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts

I read an interesting article today from the Johns Hopkins Health Alerts from their Arthritis Section:

Do you suffer with dull, persistent joint pain that gets worse when you move? It may be due to Bursitis – a condition that produces some of the same symptoms as arthritis, but affects the tissues surrounding the joint, rather than the joint itself. Bursitis is an inflammation of one of the small fluid-filled sacs, or bursae, that act as cushions in areas of the body where muscles or tendons move over bones or other muscles. The bursae ………

( view balance of article here:  http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/arthritis/JohnsHopkinsArthritisHealthAlert_3077-1.html )

Posted in Arthritis 9/7/2009

September 12, 2009 Posted by | Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, Joint Care | , , , , | 2 Comments

Mobile Giving

***I’m going to need a new Blog just for all the Buzz about Mobile Giving and Texting to Donate! I was just on Twitter and saw the Tweet from @BuzzThreeSixty about “Mobile and Social” crashing together today with Motorola’s new Android OS and MotoBlur!  (http://www.buzz-360.com/blog/?p=81)

After reading that Post, I checked out the following Post:

There’s a lot of hype surrounding Virgin Mobile’s Free Festival. The festival features acts like Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, Weezer, Franz Ferninand and more. The music festival, taking place on August 30th in Columbia, MD, is giving away every ticket for free. Why? The times are tough and Virgin Mobile believes that you deserve a free concert. I am not opposed to this. But in the midst of all this excitement regarding the event, I feel like one of the really great features is getting drowned out among the oncoming free, great music: By texting “FreeFest” to 20222 you can donate $5 to The RE*Generation, a charity that combats youth homelessness.

What does MotoBlur and Mobile Giving have to do with JointCare??? Nothing! Unless one of our favorite charities – The Arthritis Foundation – can benefit from Text Giving! Just thought I’d share something that is cutting edge, and likely to be the topic of conversation just about everywhere!

September 11, 2009 Posted by | Joint Care, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Buying JointCare Products online

There seems to be a wave of customers ready and willing to shop, negotiate, and buy JointCare products online!

When I started JointCareDeals.com as a part-time Internet Business, my hopes were to build something big with recurring sales and an ever increasing customer base, but in the back of my mind I was concerned about the target market for these products.

People with chronic Joint Pain, Arthritis, Inflammation, or Injuries are most likely going to rely on their MD’s or Chiropractors for treatment, advice, and in many cases, remedies, or at least products to try or use, for relief of the pain and discomfort.

The question was: how many potential customers would shop online for Glucosamine, or similar products, and of those people, how many would know how to search for the best deals online?

For discerning, and internet savvy buyers, there are Deals to be had! www.JointCareDeals.com is not the only online reseller offering name brand products at great prices, but we are one of the best, and we are getting a regular following and some real traffic to our site.

Thanks to those recent customers, and to Google for pointing folks in our direction!

~JCD

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Joint Care | , , , , | 1 Comment

Arthritis Pain

Following is an Affiliate Article written by William Doyle, writing for AMazines.com

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation” and can affect joints in any part of the body. A joint is where two or more bones come together such as the knee, shoulder or wrist. Healthy joints are covered with a sponge-like material known as cartilage. The joint itself is enclosed in synovium, a sturdy sheath that produces synovial fluid that assists the cartilage in limiting friction between the bones. A joint that is affected by arthritis (http://www.synotrex.com/arthritis-information.html) will become inflamed which causes symptoms that range from mild pain, swelling, redness, heat, stiffness, and severe joint pain (http://www.synotrex.com/) that may make it difficult to move.

Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases associated with joint inflammation. The three most common kinds of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the United States and affects at least 80 million Americans, half of whom are age 65 and older. Arthritis is often a chronic disease, meaning it can affect the person afflicted over a long period of time. Arthritis cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be treated through a variety of joint pain products (http://www.synotrex.com/joint-pain-products.html) and methods.

Types of Arthritis

Although there are more than 100 different diseases associated with the term arthritis, the three most common are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It mostly affects the cartilage, the tissue that covers the ends of the bones within a joint to create a cushion between the bones. Over time, or because of disease, the cartilage may begin to wear out or decay; in some extreme cases, all the cartilage can be worn out leaving nothing to keep the bones within the joint from rubbing against each other. This friction often leads to pain and swelling, and in some cases disability. Although osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, it most often affects the large weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, and feet, as well as the hands, low back (spinal facet joints) and neck.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (http://www.synotrex.com/rheumatoid-arthritis.html) is a chronic inflammatory disease that not only affects joints in any part of the body, but may also attack tissue in the skin, lungs, eyes, and blood vessels. Classified as an autoimmune disease, the immune system of a person with rheumatoid arthritis mistakenly turns against the person’s body and starts attacking the joints, which leads to swelling in the joint lining. In addition to the usual symptoms associated with arthritis such as pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints, a person with rheumatoid arthritis may feel tired and be feverish. Rheumatoid arthritis generally affects the person in a symmetrical pattern, meaning if the left knee is involved, the right one will be affected too.

Gout is one of the most painful rheumatic conditions and often begins with a sudden onset of intense pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, which may also be warm to the touch and red. Gout is brought on when the body cannot eliminate a naturally occurring substance called uric acid. Before an attack, uric acid in the form of needle-like crystals, build up in the connective tissue in the joint. This deposit leads to inflammation of the joint. Gout is often triggered by stressful events, alcohol or drugs, or the presence of another illness, and frequently affects joints in the lower part of the body including knees, heels, ankles, or toes.

September 7, 2009 Posted by | Joint Care | , , | 3 Comments

Wrist and Knee braces

**I have used wrist braces for carpal tunnel syndrome for years, and they can be quite expensive, especially if you do not have medical insurance, or cannot get prescribed for a particular brace. JointCareDeals.com was able to purchase a bulk lot of name brand braces (mostly Bird & Cronin), which are top rated braces, for a fraction of the cost. Some are odd-sized, or the box is bent or ripped, but the braces are brand-new and if your size is available, you will save a significant amount off retail! If you have no insurance, or cannot get a prescription for a covered knee or wrist brace, check out our Special Deals in the eBay Store: www.JointCareDeals.com

We are not Doctors, MD’s, or Medical Professionals. We are online resellers with the ability to find and purchase bulk lot items for JointCare and JointHealth. Please visit our eBay Store often for Special Sales, and Buy 1 Get 1 Deals!

You can also FollowMe on Twitter:  @JointCareDeals

September 5, 2009 Posted by | Joint Care | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting the word out

Starting a work from home, part-time business, takes a lot of resources and a lot of effort. There are hundreds of sites promoting “Quick and Easy” ways to make money online, but I have not found any that are “Quick” or “Easy”! Like anything else, there is a direct correlation between what you put into a project and what you can expect out of it. (You reap what you sow)

I have tried to capture a little niche market called JointCare or JointHealth. There is a lot of data online about supplements for people who suffer from arthritis or similar joint ailments. You can actually find negative press or favorable press if you look hard enough.

My goal is to promote and provide excellent products and services for people who need a JointCare supplement, or a temporary brace or support before or after wrist or knee surgery or post injury.

I am not a doctor or a medical professional. I have access to online deals like most people, and I know how to find really good bargains on bulk lots of the best named products.

I market these products on eBay and have a website (Domain Name) www.JointCareDeals.com which points or redirects to the eBay Store.

If you take Glucosamine Chondroitin, or know someone who does, be sure to check out the Specials on www.JointCareDeals.com

We appreciate your business and your referrals!

September 5, 2009 Posted by | Joint Care | , , , , | Leave a comment

Joint Care

Joint Care Deals

Today http://www.JointCareDeals.com was purchased

The launch of a new work from home business has started

The goal will be to take advantage of my Web 2.0 knowledge and connections to get the word out about Joint Care Deals

I started asking a question on Twitter if anyone has heard of Cosamin and if they think it is a recognizable brand name

The idea is to see what the demographics are on Twitter!

If there are not enough people with carpal tunnel syndrome from all that Tweeting, than maybe I will need a new demographic study

I searched Google for Joint Care and similar terms and there are tons of sites and links to articles for data to populate this blog, or for research for marketing articles, etc.

For WordPress:

Millions of people are concerned about Joint Care / Joint Health for themselves and/or their pets or horses

There are countless articles and studies on Joint Care Products. My goal will be to research the data on Joint Care supplements (for people and for animals) and report in this blog the consensus for the best products, and point readers to the best deals on the best Joint Care Products!

Stay tuned!

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Joint Care | , | Leave a comment