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Car Accidents and Chiropractic

Car Accidents and Chiropractic

car accident

Many people seek out chiropractic after being in a car accident. A recent study performed at Yale demonstrated that accidents at 8.2 mph create enough change to the body to create injury and cause damage Continue reading

Stay Healthy This Winter

Stay Healthy This Winter

It’s time to start preparing for winter. For many, the winter months become a time of hibernation, inactivity, excess consumption and unhealthy habits. This does not have to be the case. You are still either creating health or destroying health no matter what the weather is doing.  Winter is a great time to continue to build upon your health.

Have you ever wondered why the “cold and flu season” happens in the winter? Do you think it is because these cold and flu viruses are dormant and all of a sudden become active once it’s cold outside? No, these bugs are always around and always invading us, the difference is in the winter most people are run down, stressed and not following through on their healthy habits therefore making them more prone to becoming sick.

My Health Enhancer’s For Winter

Here is what I will be doing to prepare for and stay healthy this winter:

1) Get adjusted — Keeping your spine healthy and free of intereference is a great way to keep your body healthy and resistant against infection. A nervous system without stress is a nervous system that is adaptable to the health challenges of winter. I get adjusted on average once a week.

2) Get fresh air (even if it’s cold) — Most people are vitamin D deficient during the winter because you may go 3 months without ever seeing the sun! This is common, but it is not normal. Bundle up and go out side for a walk. Walking in the winter is actually a lot of fun! There are much less people out and about and you get to enjoy some silence and maybe even get to listen to the snow falling!

3) Take Vitamins D and C — We already talked about Vitamin D above as a way to stay healthy this winter. I add in extra Vitamin D and C in the form of vitamins to help give my immune system a natural boost to fight off the potential invaders.

4) Winter exercise — Try a new activity. Most people in the winter are not getting enough exercise. Besides going for a walk, try ice skating, sledding, snow shoeing, or skiing. Use the snow and cold as a chance to enjoy a sport or activity that can only be performed in the snow and cold. If the outdoors are not for you during this time, then make a commitment to try a new activity this winter. Try something that will get you excited and test your body in a new way.

5) Relax — Stress during the holidays and winter is normally at an all time high. RELAX! Take time for yourself, don’t over-spend, over-eat or over-drink. Have some fun, life is meant to be enjoyed.

Conclusion

The winter is a great time to supercharge your health! Follow the steps above and let this be not only your healthiest winter yet, let it be the springboard to your healthiest year EVER!

Chiropractic and Knees

Chiropractic and Knees

Chiropractors help many people with knee pain

Chiropractors help many people with knee pain

I love sharing success stories, here is one about a knee. A practice member who I’ve known for a while came in one day and was very stressed and concerned. After we got to talking she told me her knee was really bothering her and it was preventing her from working out. Working out is her life, she is in amazing shape and trains at least 4-5 days a week with intensity. She said she was at her wits end with her knee and was getting ready to see an orthopedic surgeon. I took a look at her knee and was able to diagnose what was going on. Continue reading

Can Chiropractic Help Humpback?

Can Chiropractic Help Humpback?

This is a common question that patients often ask in my office. The humpback that is being questioned is what we call a Dowager’s Hump. This is typically found in women over 60, but is actually becoming more common in women that are younger and younger. This condition can drastically alter a woman’s appearance, but also has many negative impacts on health as well. Continue reading

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

What caused my back pain?

What caused my back pain?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked when people first come into my office. Many times people are aware of how their pain started. Maybe they were lifting a weight that was too heavy for them, or maybe they bent over to pick up their child in an awkward way and felt immediate pain. Most people who come into my office though actually don’t know how or why they are having back pain. So quite often they come in confused and asking, “What caused my back pain?” 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

Surgery Avoided

Surgery Avoided

Matt went to the ER twice in one day because he was in so much pain and unable to function. The doctor’s told him he needed surgery and gave him heavy duty pain killers.  Luckily, Matt felt like he should have other options besides surgery. Matt was referred to our office by one of his friends who had great results with Chiropractic care.

Fast forward to 3 months later: Through a series of adjustments and exercises Matt is pain free and back to his normal regimen of exercising and calisthenics. Healing is a process, and Matt did a great job with all of the “homework” we gave him to do in between our visits.

Healing is more than just physical…It’s emotional as well. Even when Matt was feeling better, the confidence in his back was still lacking. We helped him to rebuild that as well during the healing process and now he his back to living his life 100%. To truly heal it needs to happen on both a physical and mental/emotional level.

There are some cases were surgery may be necessary. I am not anti-surgery. It is imperative to seek a second opinion and try non-invasive methods of healing before surgery becomes an option. Chiropractic is drug and surgery free. Our methods are safe, effective and gentle.

Have you avoided surgery because of chiropractic? If so, share your story with us below.

 

 

Pills for Pain?

Should I take pills for my pain?

Many patients ask me about taking pills for pain in the form of over-the-counter (OTC) pills because we have been taught that health comes in a bottle and most believe that Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) and other OTC pills will help them feel better. However, Continue reading