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Welcome To February’s Health Newsletter

Chiropractic Q and A

Question:

What is a subluxation and why are they so dangerous?

Answer:

A subluxation is a distortion in your spinal column and body structure that affects your brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. Chiropractors spend years learning how to locate and adjust subluxations using various physical testing devices, body biofeedback, and other instruments as well as X-rays and imaging devices. Why are subluxations so bad?

Disconnection

The subluxation is a “communication disorder” wherein your parts have become disconnected; your parts, muscles, discs, ligaments, and organs aren’t working together as efficiently as they could be working; there may be too much or too little cerebral spinal fluid, lymphatic fluid and/or blood flow to vital body organs. When you are disconnected your resistance to disease lowers, your ability to detoxify from life’s stresses drops and you are less alive. The term used to describe this is dis-ease.

The Goal of the Chiropractor

The goal of the chiropractor is to locate and remove subluxations so you may be better connected to yourself.

 

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Welcome To January’s Health Newsletter

Adjusting to a New Year


Every year, we all find ourselves caught in the fray of adjusting to a new year. Whether it’s getting used to writing a new year at the end of the date or taking action on a new year’s resolution, starting a new year can feel like a fresh start. Although most changes made are dependent on one’s ability to commit, other changes will require the assistance of a professional. Since you’re starting a new year, why not make sure that your spine and joints are free of subluxations? Starting a new year with a chiropractic adjustment can help you realign your body by putting your health first.

Why Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors go through several years of studying the body before they begin adjusting patients. After they graduate and begin their practice, they are responsible for continuing their education every one or two years, depending on the state in which they practice. Many doctors who practice alternative medicine are tasked with the same requirements to continue in their profession. For chiropractors, a new year means more education. Continued education allows chiropractors to engage in refresher courses on best practices in business and the various bodily systems just to ensure that they are up-to-date with the most recent techniques and equipment.

 

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Welcome To November’s Health Newsletter

Headaches and Chiropractic


The ache in headache does not come from your brain—your brain cannot feel pain. For example, during brain surgery a patient may be wide awake, talking to the surgeons while his
brain is being operated on (a local anesthetic numbs the scalp). What puts the “ache” in headache? Stretched, compressed, irritated, inflamed or infected blood vessels, membranes and cranial nerves.

The Chiropractic Approach

Millions of headache sufferers turn to the natural, drug-free chiropractic approach to health. (1) Why? Because chiropractic has a unique approach. Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained to analyze your body for a serious and often ignored condition that can damage your nerves, inflame your tissues, cause muscles to tighten and knot, weaken your body, cause fatigue and set the stage for sickness and disease: the subluxation. A subluxation is a tiny distortion or misalignment in your spine that stresses your nervous system, the system that controls your body.

 

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Welcome To October’s Health Newsletter

Save Your Back While Raking Leaves


The splendor of the fall season is the brightly colored foliage. Unfortunately, that beauty falls away, and you’re left to rake it all up! But before you march outside with rake in hand, you’ll want to take care to avoid injury and steer clear of starting the holiday season laid up from simple yard work.

Think about it. If a little game of pick-up football or a round of golf with friends and family in the crisp autumn air can cause injury, then so could fall yard work. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) concurs: “The twisting, turning, bending and reaching of mowing and raking can also cause injury if your body is not prepared. As an athlete, if you leap into something without warming up or knowing how to do it, [then] the chances of injury are greater.” The most common injuries from raking leaves are upper- or lower-back strain, neck strain and pain in the shoulders. So how do you avoid back strain while raking leaves this fall?

 

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Good News and Great News!

The good news about fall and winter activities is that raking and shoveling burns calories. For instance, a 180-pound person burns 180 calories in 30 minutes while shoveling! Although all this great exercise can put a strain on your low back, we have great ways of helping to prevent you from injuries.

The great news is that we have Tips and ProActive Tools that will help you to enjoy these upcoming seasonal activities, click to read more!

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Welcome To September’s Health Newsletter

The Magic of Chiropractic

The Magic of the Chiropractic Adjustment

At the moment that you receive a chiropractic adjustment to correct your subluxations, hundreds, if not thousands, of your body functions and activities are affected. The flow of nerve impulses over your brain, spinal cord, spinal (and other) nerves to your internal organs and tissues are normalized, and your body begins to rebalance, renew and rebuild itself.

Many patients report a feeling of relaxation or a warm soothing feeling in various parts of their bodies. Some feel very relaxed or energetic, or both! Most people find that the health conditions that brought them to their chiropractor soon begin to lessen. Some people, however, may initially feel no difference. A person may initially feel muscle soreness or some other uncomfortable feeling after an adjustment.

What Causes These Reactions?

Some reactions are detoxification; it’s good to drink a lot of water afterward. Sometimes weak, underused muscles may become sore for a brief period as they strengthen.

Old injuries that haven’t healed completely may “reawaken” for more complete healing. Memories and feelings associated with the original injury may also come to the surface. This phenomenon is known as “retracing” and is part of the healing process.

Some people are in such good general health that they may feel no difference, while others may feel no difference for the opposite reason – they are so ill or toxic that they have lost sensitivity to their body.

As you continue your care…

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Welcome To August’s Health Newsletter

Chiropractic, CTS, And TOS

Where Is Your Carpal Tunnel?

You won’t find the carpal tunnel on any map—it’s in your wrist. Your carpal (wrist) bones form a tunnel-like structure—the carpal tunnel— through which pass tendons and the median nerve.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the occupational disease of the 21st century. Sufferers experience tingling and numbness in the hands, fingers, and wrists; blanching (whitening upon pressure) of the hand; pain so intense that it awakens you at night and more. (1-2)

Who Gets CTS?

Years ago, telegraph operators, seamstresses, carpenters, and meat cutters were the CTS sufferers. Today office workers, computer operators, musicians, and assembly line workers are more prone to it.

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