Chiropractic Health Hints
WITH DR. STANLEY LEVINE, D.C.
Sciatica can be a severely painful condition. It is caused by
inflammation of the sciatic nerve, a nerve which runs from the
lower back through the hip and down the leg.
The most common cause of sciatica is pinching or irritation
of the nerve in the lower spine.
Sciatica is one of the most common conditions for back
surgery and has a high risk of complications. More recent interest
in non-surgical treatments for sciatic nerve pain has caused several
researchers to look at chiropractic manipulation as an alternative.
Researchers at St. Thomas Hospital in London recently reported the results of non-
surgical treatments for back and sciatic nerve pain in the British Journal of
Rheumatology; they found Chiropractic manipulation the single most effective treat-
ment in the 513 patients studied.
A similar study, at the California College of Medicine at the University of Califor-
nia Irvine, also found manipulation to significantly improve clinical signs of sciatic
nerve compression. Clearly, chiropractic manipulation is one of the most effective con-
servative treatments in those with sciatic nerve pain and should be the first considera-
tion in those with sciatica.
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Teen To Teen
Students inform peers via an HIV-STD hotline.
RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER
taci Lichterman knows
her classmates at West
Bloomfield High School
are not immune to AIDS.
No one is.
Each year, 3 million U.S.
teen-agers are diagnosed with
sexually transmitted diseases
(STDs), including herpes, gon-
orrhea, syphilis. This statistic
ent-to-child educational pro-
grams, applauds the new hot-
line. MJAC refers Jewish youth
to the hotline. Karen Jacobson,
a MJAC facilitator, said peer-
to-peer communication is a pow-
"Peer education, as research
shows, really impacts kids," she
does not include teen-agers di-
agnosed with HTV and AIDS.
The Michigan Department of
Public Health has documented
23 cases of AIDS in Michigan
children ages 13 to 19. As of
Sept. 1, 1993, 506 cases of AIDS
among children and adults had
been diagnosed in Oakland
"AIDS is something that af-
fects everyone," Staci says. `Too
many of the people I know don't
really understand what's going
That's one reason Staci and
20 other young people in the tri-
county area are volunteering for
a new hotline. The Teenlink
HTV-STD Hotline is the second
in the nation to give teen-agers
a chance to talk to their peers
about AIDS and other sexually
The Michigan Jewish AIDS
Coalition, which sponsors par-
Teenlink HIV-STD Hotline
is sponsored by Wellness Net-
works Inc., a nonprofit organi-
zation providing information,
referral and support services to
Michiganians concerned about
sexually transmitted diseases.
Thanks to a $40,000 grant from
the United Way of Southeast-
ern Michigan, the hotline oper-
ates Monday through Friday,
from 4 to 7 p.m.
Since its inception in Janu-
ary, the Teenlink Hotline has
received numerous calls from
Michigan teen-agers. TA st year,
the general hotline, for youth
and adults, received a total of
35,000 calls — 4,000 of which
were placed by people under 21.
"That was one of the reasons
we thought about expanding to
include a teen hotline," says
Lynne Remshurg, Wellness
Networks' youth services spe-
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Have You Heard?
by Felix Cruz
Hearing Aid Specialist
AN AGE-OLD PROBLEM
Just as adults in middle age and beyond can
expect to experience a loss of near (reading)
vision, so too can they expect age-related hear-
ing loss. Presbycusis, which can be literally trans-
lated to mean "old hearing," affects everyone
sooner or later. As healthy, young children, we
can distinguish sounds with frequencies rang-
ing from 20Hz (the low note on a pipe organ) to
20,000Hz (a dog whistle). By middle age, our
sensitivity to high-pitched sounds begins to de-
cline. In our 50s and 60s, the loss extends to
the frequency range which encompasses speech
(250Hz to 8,000Hz), and discerning conversa-
tion may be as difficult as reading a newspaper.
However, one must be careful not to compare
reading glasses with hearing instruments, which
differ in their corresponding abilities.
If you suspect that your hearing is not what
it once was, you owe it to yourself to stop in
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