Laser Eye Surgery: To Opt or Not to Opt...Written by Mike Spencer
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If you're suffering from diminished eyesight in any capacity, there's a whole parcel of feelings that go along with possibilities of eventual loss of sight versus risks of undergoing treatments that are necessary to correct problem.
When considering delicate nature of eye, many people make decision to put off corrective treatment until situation becomes dire - or is no longer able to be treated effectively.
Laser eye surgery - now quite common as a form of treatment for eye disorders - is one of first options that many folks look toward when they've made decision to pursue treatment and reclaim their ability to see clearly.
Weigh your options
While there are pros and cons involved in such a treatment plan, it's worthy of a thorough investigation before making such a weighty decision. There are a number of things that should be looked into, and you should feel comfortable with information that you uncover before attempting to take such a leap.
Here then, are a few safety and risk factors that are involved in laser eye surgery that you may find helpful in your quest for information.
Which type of treatment is right for you?
There are two main types of laser eye surgery procedures that are currently available: Lasik and CustomCornea.
The difference between two is that CustomCornea utilizes newer technologies to accomplish what Lasik surgery can provide and, in either case, there are safety risks that may be involved. These may include serious complications which may result in decreased or lost vision, and there are those who would not be considered as candidates for such a treatment.
Included among those are:
individuals who are pregnant or nursing
under age of 21
“Bodybuilding Sins” That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts: Part 5Written by Jesse Cannone
Welcome to article number five in our 5-part series “Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts”. In this article we are going to cover some basic, yet powerful training principles that are often overlooked and are responsible for nearly all bodybuilding injuries… If you missed any of previous articles, you can view them using links below. Here’s a breakdown of articles to look for: 1. Article #1 - Choosing The WRONG Exercises 2. Article #2 - Training Variations for Pain Relief and Maximum Results 3. Article #3 - Targeted Stretching 4. Article #4 - Targeted Exercises 5. Article #5 - Rest, Recovery, and Injury Prevention Article #5 - Rest, Recovery and Injury Prevention Many of injuries that bodybuilders suffer from could be easily prevented just by allowing body enough time to rest… While most bodybuilders dread hearing word “rest”, many fail to realize that there is far more to rest than just avoiding overtraining. When you perform a tough workout you not only stress that muscle or muscle group, you also place stress on cardiovascular, neuromuscular and components of immune system… For example, many bodybuilders will train their chest 2-3 times a week and spend an hour or more performing dozens of exercises just for pecs… While this may sound ok to some, when you add in stress of other workouts it can quickly add up to too much stress in one or more ways. I hear bodybuilders all time say “I let my body rest by splitting up my workouts” and “I worked chest yesterday so today I’ll train my back”… that’s NOT rest! When you train your back, your chest still gets worked, stressed and it also slows down your bodies ability to recover from stress and repair damage from previous workouts… So don’t kid yourself and think that you can train this way over long term… it may take years or just a few weeks, but sooner or later your body will break down! Let me give you a real life example from my experience… I, like nearly every single bodybuilder out there, created muscle imbalance unknowingly by following workouts recommended in all books, magazines, etc… I trained 4,5 and sometimes even 6 days a week and thought that I was resting enough by splitting my workouts… to make a long story short, after just a few years I had tendonitis in both triceps because I worked chest, tri’s and shoulder too often, too intensely and didn’t balance out my training… I also had lower and middle back pain, knee problems and IT band tendonitis because my lower body workouts weren’t balanced… I spent too much time doing heavy squatting, too often and neglected important muscles… These injuries stayed with me for months, years and I still can have an occasional flare up if I don’t stay consistent with a balanced training program. I was able to create all this damage by age of 22… I am now 28 and will have to spend rest of my life trying to prevent these old injuries from coming back and causing more pain and problems… Don’t do what I did! And if you already have, you better act fast and take a serious look at your training and your goals because if you don’t, you will spend rest of your life in pain and frustrated by all injuries, big and small.