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What We Do
Are you or someone you love in pain? If so, I can help. Call me now for a personal consultation!
I specialize in knocking out pain Non-Surgically using as little medication as possible.
Physical Therapy is a non- operative treatment course for healing and pain reduction.
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.
Listen to excerpts from Dr. Bragg’s seminars and media interviews on back pain and other acute conditions.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 Health Benefits of Expressing Gratitude
By Dr. Winifred Bragg
Today our lives are fast paced, and we all experience some stress at times. Over the years, I have found that patients who are grateful deal more effectively with the stressors associated with living with chronic pain, which is pain that has lasted more than three months.
Gratitude is the act of being appreciative of what we have rather than feeling bad about those things we don’t have. The positive attitude that patients with gratitude show is a positive asset in the treatment process. These patients are usually willing to try numerous treatment options.
Rather than expressing bitterness they get involved in their treatment and they continually focus on trying to get better. These patients are willing to set realistic goals and they focus more on well-being and less on pain.
Life’s challenges can cause us internal conflict, and these internal battles can increase stress and cause us to waste energy. Therefore, each of us must learn how to cope with the stressors of everyday life. With gratitude we find joy in our daily lives.
An attitude of gratitude can enhance our lives in numerous ways. People who are grateful tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Being grateful can help people cope with stress. Therefore, it is essential to practice giving gratitude on a daily basis.
7 health benefits of Gratitude:
1. Grateful people take better care of themselves. This results in improving their overall health, because they pay attention to what they eat, and how much they eat.
2. Grateful people exercise more regularly.
3. Gratitude reduces stress, which can help to reduce heart disease.
4. Gratitude boosts the immune system; therefore, you are less susceptible to disease. Negative feelings, however, can weaken the immune system.
5. With stress reduction, you are calmer, therefore you think more clearly and you have more concentration.
6. When you maintain the feeling of thankfulness for as little as 15 to 20 seconds, breathing becomes deeper, increasing the oxygen level of your tissues.
7. Gratitude helps to restore a positive mood, and decreases depression.
Research has demonstrated several health benefits of gratitude. With positive feelings and optimistic views, stress is reduced and blood pressure is better controlled. With better-controlled blood pressure, the risk of heart disease is reduced.
Whether one expresses gratitude is a choice.
However, isn’t it worthwhile from a health standpoint to take the effort to get rid of negative thoughts and start enjoying the benefits of gratitude?
One way to ensure that you remember to express gratitude is to start making the effort to give words of gratitude to those who you love today.
Each morning look for people or things throughout the day for which you are grateful, and take the time to appreciate them.
Remember to say “thank you” to the special people in your life.
Get rid of negativity and let your acts of gratitude change your attitude..
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.