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Coping With Back Injury

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The road to recovery for back injury patients are often very difficult to cope with. Challenges range from inability to work and consequential loss of income to little or no support system put in place. Here are tips and guidelines to cope with back pain after surgery.

Consult With Your Surgical Team

Consult with your surgeon and anesthesiologist regarding post-surgery pain management before the procedure. Tell them all the medication you are taking including prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, and over-the-counter medication. This will prevent life-threatening drug interactions during the procedure.

Although it makes most people anxious, talk to them about how much pain you can expect post-surgery and for how long it will last. Everyone manages pain differently. Regardless, every kind of surgical procedure basically involves a certain magnitude and type of pain. For post back surgery patients, a throbbing type of pain is usually reported.  You can read more about their experiences by seeing what they have to say on Twitter or other social media pages.

Devise A Plan For When You Get Home

Coping effectively after back surgery requires a well-designed plan that considers all aspects of post-surgery care and daily regimen. You may include your family members and surgical team when devising a plan for home care. This is particularly important for long-term back health and recovery.

Included in your plan should be what medication to take for pain and recovery, what diet to consume, what activities you can perform independently, and so forth. It is also a good idea to include contact information of your surgeon or anesthesiologist so you can easily contact them during emergencies.

Avoiding Recurrence Of Back Pain

Exercise is vital to prevent many illnesses including back pain. Before starting a regular exercise regimen, make sure to consult your physician if you can perform strenuous activities. Post-surgery for back pain can take as short as a month to as long as 6 months to fully recover.

Sleeping position can also trigger a relapse in back pain after surgery. In some cases, sleeping laterally with your knees pulled up slightly toward your chest is recommended. If you prefer to sleep on your back, place a pillow under the knees and another pillow supporting your lower back.

Maintain proper posture and gait. Sit in a chair with a straight back or low-back support. Keep the knees slightly elevated from your hips while seated. A slouched posture is not only bad for your back health but is also detrimental to your breathing and circulation.

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Try Christmas Invitations for Your Holiday Event

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in Invitations | 0 comments

A holiday party would not be complete without beautiful invites, and luckily, this year’s shoppers will have the ability to shop online to find the perfect invitation.  Make your holiday event special with custom invitations. With so much to choose from, ordering Christmas invitations and Xmas photo cards online is simple and convenient.

Types of Christmas Cards Available

There are a variety of Christmas templates available, from traditional to modern. Some of the more popular cards feature a gateway fold and elaborate designs. Theme Christmas invitations are also popular. Ranging from Elvis to the Nutcracker, themed invitations are a hit. These invitations are growing in popularity.

What to Expect from a Christmas Invite

Most people will have a large celebration on Christmas for friends and family. When constructing your invitations, remember to include directions to your home, the attire to be worn to the event, and the menu. Many Christmas invitations may also include information about what is expected for the gift giving process.

Some invitations are more customized and may include pictures of a new addition to the family or an entire family photograph. Don’t be afraid to put your creativity on display. Show your guests how much thought and time you put into your event.

Your invitations can be chosen to match the existing decor for the holiday. You may even consider matching place settings and name plates with the table decor and invitations. Impress your guests effortlessly with all that’s available online.

You Can Afford Christmas Invitations for Your Event

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, there is a card to celebrate the season for every budget imaginable. The holiday party invitations are high quality for the price offered. You won’t have to worry about sacrificing quality for a beautiful event because the prices are not extraordinary. Try invitations this year even if it’s not what you might normally choose for your event.

Christmas Invitations are Not an Outdated Tradition

If you’re having an event, you should consider Christmas invitations. It’s not an outdated tradition and can help to bring the entire event together. There’s a way to impress your guests and Christmas invitation can set the stage for the perfect event to come. If you want to learn more about the types of invitations offered online, do a quick search! You’re sure to find the perfect Christmas invitation for your event.

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Making Fabulous Birthday Party Invitations

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Invitations | 0 comments


Birthday party invitations set the tone for your birthday. If you want it to be a sober, professional occasion, a classy invitation will prepare people or that. If you want it to be a fun, wild party, wacky invitations can get people psyched up. While it’s easy to go out and buy invitations, handmade ones can add a personal flare to your big day.


You can make your birthday party invitations any shape you want to, but keep in mind how many people you will be inviting. For a small get together, a complex cut out may be no problem. If you want to invite your entire neighborhood, it may be best to stick with a traditional folded card.


Make sure you pick a picture appropriate for the occasion. If your party is 80’s themed, for example, a picture of David Bowie would be more appropriate then Lady Gaga.

How to Write the Invite

While it may seem like a simple job to write out birthday party invitations, the way you phrase the invite will effect how people perceive it. If you invite people to join you for “a wild and crazy night out on the town” they will come expecting just that. In contrast, something like “You are cordially invited to the birthday party of [name]” will make people prepared for a more adult affair.

Don’t Forget the Important Stuff!

Make sure your guests know when to RVSP by, where the party is located and when it is. Make sure to include your phone number or the number of the venue in case anyone gets lost on his or her way to the party.

Printing the Invitations

You want your invites to be nice and attractive, so make sure to print them on paper that is sturdier then your standard printer paper.  If you’re going classy, online companies will print and ship your custom designs on weighted paper! This is especially important if you have printed directions on the invites, you want to make sure they can withstand being crumpled in a purse or pocket.

Mailing the Invites

If you are sending the birthday party invitations through the mail, take into account how long it will take to reach each person. Make sure that you send out the invites with enough time for guests to take off work or make other necessary arrangements.

There’s no reason why invitations need to be dull or boring. Have fun, experiment and make people excited to come celebrate your birthday!

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