Huntsville Medical Doctor Dr. Eric Beck Explains Why Aerobic Exercise Can be More Effective Than Drugs in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

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A recent cross-sectional survey  involving fibromyalgia patients found that when participants were asked to list the top 10 most beneficial therapies for fibromyalgia, no drugs were mentioned, and when asked to list the 10 most harmful therapies, only approved drugs were named.

“The biggest problem with drugs is that although they may help, their effect is only felt as long as the patient is taking them consistently,” said Dr. Beck in a recent interview.

“On the other hand, aerobic exercise and other non-drug approaches seem to produce more sustained effects, and patients feel more causative over their condition.” he added.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by muscle pain accompanied by tiredness as well as sleep, mood and memory problems. It tends to amplify painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals.

“One major disadvantage of medications is the fact that prolonged use tends to have a negative effect on the mindset of the patient, in addition to physical side-effects.” said Dr. Beck.

“Being constantly depending on medication reminds a person he is still ‘sick’ and he feels and acts that way. In contrast, non-drug therapies like aerobic exercises make them feel they are doing something actively to regain back their health.” Dr Beck added.

Though medications have its use and need, especially in treating serious forms of fibromyalgia, Dr. Beck spoke about the need to treat each patient’s case individually and not just prescribe medication or keep the patient on prolonged periods of taking medication.

To encourage patients with fibromyalgia conditions to take a healthier recovery approach, Dr. Beck advocates an active lifestyle and to set positive goals to attain in life.

“Many patients appreciate the approach to depend less on drugs and more on changing their lifestyle.” Dr. Beck said, “Deep inside their heart, they know they are not just treating a condition but re-establishing the goal to be healthier.”

The Huntsville medical doctor offers advanced treatment for a wide variety of muscle and nerve disorders, including, fibromyalgia, at the Valley Center for Nerve Studies and Rehabilitation. For the last 25 years, he has been servicing the residents of Brownsboro, Normal, Birmingham, Fort Payne and Huntsville and cities near and far.

Huntsville Doctor Offering Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

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Dr. Eric Beck is leading an anti tooth-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for candy. This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Dr. Beck’s office in Huntsville and receive $1.00 per pound.

“Kids can still have all of the fun of trick or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well,” says Dr. Beck.

We all know that children love candy, but eating candy is hurting children’s teeth and may also lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

Global sugar consumption for kids increase by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids’ teeth are being cared for more than ever.

Dr. Beck is sponsoring the Halloween Candy Buy Back from November 01, 2011 to November 05, 2011 and children can drop off their candy at his office, Valley Center for Nerve Studies & Rehabilitation, located at 2227 Drake Ave #5, Huntsville, AL 35805.

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Huntsville AL Doctor to award youth for doing good deed

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(From release) Huntsville AL Nerve Doctor Dr. Eric Beck believes that many good deeds done each day are going un-rewarded.

“We all know that negativity will not improve a situation, but complimenting or rewarding a job well done will actually prompt more of those good activities,” says Dr. Beck.

That said, Dr. Beck launched a Good Deed Contest in September which will end on November 20, 2011. The contest is open to any youth 18 years of age and under.

Children are urged to join the Good Deed Contest by submitting an essay about a good deed they have accomplished. Kids can submit their essay online by going to: http://medicaldoctorhuntsvilleal.com/index.php/good-deed-enroll-here/

Dr. Beck will be giving away a brand new computer to the winner who submits the best essay. Whether helping a senior citizen cross the street or helping an elderly woman with her groceries, or organizing a fund-raiser at school to help other children in the community who are less fortunate, tell your good deed story to Dr. Beck and you could win a brand new computer.

According to Dr. Beck, “we all have a vested interest in providing a stable foundation of moral values to our youngsters.”

“We believe that children deserve a helping hand to make their own choice of what is right or wrong, to make their own choice of how to reach their goals without compromising their morals,” explains Dr. Beck.

Dr. Beck believes there is no greater joy for a parent than knowing that their children are on the right path. The contest rewards good deeds done by children and teenagers to encourage them to make the right choices in life.

Details of Dr. Eric Beck’s other community events can be found online at: http://medicaldoctorhuntsvilleal.com/index.php/category/community_events/

People helping people have been one of the prominent strengths of our country. During these hard economic times, the spirit of giving and helping is needed more than ever.

For further information contact:

Dr. Eric Beck

2227 Drake Ave #5, Huntsville, AL 35805

Phone: (256) 382-1603

Fax: (256) 382-1607

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Huntsville AL Doctor Sponsoring Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

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Huntsville AL  Dr. Eric Beck is sponsoring a Halloween Candy Buy Back from November 1st – November 5th, 2010 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at his office located at 2011 Gallatin St., Huntsville, AL 35801

Dr. Beck is collecting the candy from trick or treaters’ in exchange for cash.

All of the candy collected will be donated to the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

You can bring in your extra candy for $1 per pound!

Not only will it save your teeth, our troops that are serving our country overseas will be able to enjoy a Halloween away from home!

“People helping people” have been one of the prominent strengths of our country. Now during these hard economic times, the spirit of giving and helping is needed more than ever.

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Huntsville AL Doctor to Sponsor Free Clinic

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Huntsville AL Dr. Eric Beck, in an effort to give back to the community sponsored a “Neck and Back Pain Special” this summer. The event was designed to help people who, because of the economy, may have lost their insurance or not have the funds to pay for a doctor’s visit, which is very important to their health.

The special event gave patients a Medical Acupuncture for Neck and Back Pain, plus a Comprehensive Neuromuscular Exam completely free.

“We will be conducting similar specials periodically throughout the year to help the less fortunate in our community,” explains Dr. Beck.

“In a troubled economy that affects many Americans, the spirit of giving to others is needed more than ever,” Dr. Beck concludes.

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Huntsville AL Doctor Buys Back Halloween Candy To Give To Troops Overseas

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 Huntsville AL Dr. Eric Beck says, “Basically what we do is give a dollar a pound for any candy that children bring in.  Then, we take the candy and send it to Operation Gratitude, which will then package the candy up and send it in care packages to active duty troops overseas.”

The office decor gives it away, but they’re not anti-Halloween.

Beck explains, “We love Halloween, we’re just trying to minimize a little bit of the candy and do something nice at the same time.”

The doctor thinks a little candy should do a kid fine.  Generosity will hopefully fill them up the rest of the way.

Beck says, “Candy is not great for the teeth or the waistline, so the less candy they eat the better off they are.  And the more candy we get to send to our troops, the better off they are.”

Last year, the children sold back more than 300 lbs of candy.  Dr. Beck hopes they’ll break that record.  The buy-back program lasts from November 1st until November 5th.

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Huntsville AL Doctor to Sponsor Free Clinic

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Huntsville AL Dr. Eric Beck is organizing a free clinic this summer to put smiles on the faces of people that have been postponing a visit to the doctor’s office due to limited funds because of the bad economy.

Dr. Beck, in an effort to give back to the community, is sponsoring a “Neck and Back Pain Special” this summer. This event is designed to help people who, because of the economy, may have lost their insurance or not have the funds to pay for a doctor’s visit, which is very important to their health.

The special event gives patients a Medical Acupuncture for Neck and Back Pain, plus a Comprehensive Neuromuscular Exam completely free.

“We will be conducting similar specials periodically throughout the year to help the less fortunate in our community,” explains Dr. Beck.

This special incentive which benefits the less fortunate of Huntsville AL and surrounding communities will expire on Aug. 10, 2011.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Eric Beck, Medical Doctor, Huntsville, AL

In this video, Dr. Eric Beck, a physician from Huntsville, AL speaks about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) which is associated by symptoms and signs, which are caused by compression of the median nerve traveling through the carpal tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the hands since it is an upper limb neuropathy that results in motor and sensory disturbance of the median nerve.Watch the video and learn more about CTS.

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Halloween Candy Buy Back by Eric Beck, Medical Doctor, Huntsville, AL

Dr. Eric Beck , medical doctor from Huntsville, AL, held Halloween Candy Buy Back  and gave cash to the kids. The candy will be send to the US Troop who are serving over the seas.

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