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Chiropractic and Extremities

Chiropractic and Extremities

Many people believe that chiropractic works only for spinal issues. Chiropractors are experts and locating and correcting subluxations (areas of stress) to the spine, but we are also trained to work with extremities as well. Chiropractic and extremities such as ankles, knees, wrists and shoulders work great together. Continue reading

Where do you live?

Where do you live?

Recently I was reviewing X-rays with a new patient who was having a lot of health challenges. I found the cause of her problems and was explaining this to her. After reviewing what we need to do to correct her problem we talked about the finances of what it would cost. She sat in silence thinking about it for a while and then she said Continue reading

Allergies and Chiropractic

Allergies and Chiropractic

Allergies got you down? Chiropractic can help!

Allergies got you down? Chiropractic can help!

It’s that time of year again. The weather is warming up, things are blooming, and your allergies are kicking! Well it doesn’t have to be that way. Many people in our office have experienced the allergy relieving effects of having their spine adjusted. Many other people are skeptical, and they ask, “how does having my spine adjusted help me with my allergies?” Continue reading

Do something different in 2014

When I was an intern in chiropractic school, I used to adjust an elderly gentleman in his late 80’s who was in phenomenal shape! He was agile, trim, active, and mentally very sharp. I asked him what his secret was to staying so healthy and happy. His answer was this: “I have been getting adjusted regularly for over 50 years and I make sure learn something new every year.” Being in chiropractic school I already understood the importance of adjustments (and I hope you do to) so I questioned him further. I asked him to give me an example and tell me what he was doing this year that was new. He told me “this year was really exciting because he was learning to play the drums and he had always wanted to do that since childhood!” He then told me “sometimes he would stick with his new adventure and sometimes not, it all depended on if he was having fun doing it or not!”

Ever since hearing that story I have made that my philosophy too, so every year I do something different because I like to stretch my comfort zone. One of my favorite sayings is, “growth happens at the end of your comfort zone” and if you are not growing, that means you are shrinking!

So every year I choose a new adventure to participate in. It is usually physical in nature, but doesn’t have to be. In 2010 I competed in an Olympic weightlifting competition, In 2011 I committed to riding a century, which is a 100 mile bike ride in one day! In 2012 I entered and competed in a powerlifting meet. In 2013 I ran a spartan race and I joined a hockey team and started playing the sport I haven’t played since I was in High School. I have also been learning Mandarin which is taking a lot longer than a year as you could imagine! I am not telling you this to impress you, I am telling you because it is possible for all of us to learn new things and get uncomfortable! Every time you perform a new activity or sport your brain builds new connections, your body changes, and you ultimately become a better, more rounded, healthier person.

So whether it is learning to golf, play the guitar, take an imrpov class, or join a new group…make 2014 the year you do at least one new thing! Do something that scares you, it will make your year more fun and ensure you are making the most of your life!

Change Your Focus

I am often asked if chiropractic can help with (insert any disease or symptom here). My answer is always the same no matter what is in between those parenthesis…. YES! Would you have that (insert any disease or symptom here) if you were healthier than you are right now? That is what chiropractic does. We do not treat specific symptoms or diseases, what we do is help build you body from the inside out so you are more adaptable, more flexible, more relaxed, and more in-tune with your body so you can be the healthiest version of yourself.

When we are sick or diagnosed with a disease we often focus on trying to eradicate, fight against, or get rid of the disease. For example: The war on Cancer. What if we changed our focus. What if instead of trying to fight the disease we focused our energy on doing the most that we can to make our body so healthy and so strong that disease could not exist within it? What do you think would happen then?

What you think about you bring about. Focus on health and healing, and health and healing is what you will have!

Back Pain and Chiropractic

Back Pain and Chiropractic

Most people who come to our office do so because they are experiencing back pain or neck pain that has started to interfere with their life in a negative way.

Back pain comes in many different forms: Sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, pulled muscles, sprained muscles, or even a back that is “locked” or “out”. Whatever the case may be, it is important to realize the pain you are experiencing is not the problem. Pain is just the body’s alarm system being activated to tell us there is a problem and you better pay attention or it will get worse. When we are in pain, our natural reaction is to want the pain to go away as quickly as possible because it is so uncomfortable.

I am here to tell you the “quick-fix” is not the right fix. Yes, taking pills may get you out of pain, but has the underlying problem been fixed? Remember, the pain is not the problem! If your check engine light goes on in your car, do you merely cover up the light with a piece of tape and keep driving on, or do you have a professional get under the hood to find the problem and fix it?
Chiropractors are the mechanics for your body. We figure out what is causing your back or neck pain and then we get in there and make the changes necessary to fix your problem.

checkEngineLighT-125If you are suffering from back pain, please let us help you. Even if you have given up hope and have tried everything under the sun to feel better, we can help you!

Spring Cleaning is Good For Your Body Too!

It is a great time of year for new beginnings

About this time of year, families around the world pick up on Nature’s cue and use this season to clean up, spruce up, de-clutter and get ready for springtime. But your body can benefit from some spring cleaning as well – what are some ways to tune up your body? Continue reading