Weekly Chiropractic Info

Control, Alt, Adjust...

Posted: November 13, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

If you’ve ever had to reboot your computer after the hard drive froze, you’re familiar with hitting Control+Alt+Delete to get things running again. Well your human computer, or Nerve System, works in a similar way.

Your Nerve System (consisting of the brain, brain stem, spinal cord and nerves) is vulnerable to daily living. It picks up unsolicited physical, chemical and emotional stress (like spyware) which causes your body to slow down, run sluggish and at times “freeze up.”

Getting an adjustment is like hitting Control+Alt+Delete. It clears your Nerves of unwanted stress and reboots your human computer so it can run like new again. That means more energy, better sleep and improved physical function in you daily life!

Daylight Subluxation Time

Posted: November 6, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

What does turning your clocks back and subluxations have in common? Both leave you with less LIGHT – get it! The primary purpose of Chiropractic is to locate and correct subluxations! If you break the word down you get:

 

SUB = less, LUX = light, and ATION = a state or condition of.

 

Subluxation literally means a state of less “light” or energy caused when misaligned spinal bones restrict the flow of impulses through the nerve system. A Chiropractic adjustment corrects this misalignment, eases pressure off the nerves and extends the time life energy flows through you – giving you more opportunity to heal!

Even though it will be getting darker earlier now, remember your innate healing “light” shines for hours after every adjustment you receive. Fall back into a heathy routine with Chiropractic! 
 

Scary is Being...

Posted: October 30, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

Are you an overly stressed person? Is anxiety a perpetual state of your being? Unfortunately, that constant fear of what’s lurking in the closet can be creating the chronic pain you’re experiencing in your body right now!

 

According to HANS Selye MD, well known author of the Stress of Life, occasional anxious moments elicit a reflex stress response in our bodies. However, prolonged and constant levels of anxiety can cause an OVER reaction. Your muscles become so hypertonic, they unintentionally lock your spine out of alignment – creating posture distortions, chronic immobility and potential nerve damage (a.k.a subluxations). That’s how constant FEAR causes constant PAIN.

 

Nothing is scarier than living in a perpetual, subluxated state. If you know someone who’s suffering with chronic stress, anxiety and pain, tell them how Chiropractic care can potentially pull them from the darkness of dis-ease into the light of health and happiness. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!


Fox Guarding the Hen House

Posted: October 23, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

You wouldn’t contract a burglar to install your home security system. Nor would you hire a child abuser to babysit your kids. So what confidence would you have in a drug company solving the greatest pharmaceutical induced addiction crisis in our communities today? 

In perhaps the most egregious example of “the fox guarding the hen house,” the maker of OxyContin just procured a drug patent to treat the very opioid addiction it created in the first place. Seems Purdue Pharma has no qualms adding MORE chemicals to the mix, even after being named in multiple lawsuits for allegedly fueling the opioid epidemic in the first place!

You can’t solve a problem (let alone a national crisis) with the same philosophy that created it. Better health through better chemistry is a flawed approach – and our country’s problem with prescription pain killers is just one tragic result of it. More drugs to clean up an already out of control drug problem… sounds Oxy-Moronic doesn’t it?


Diagnose and Diagnose-er

Posted: October 16, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

The word diagnosis derives from the Latin “di” which means two, and “agnosis” which means without knowledge. So you can say a diagnosis is a meeting of two minds that don’t have a clue about what’s going on – not very comforting if it’s a team of doctors trying to figure out what’s wrong with you!

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed some rather shocking numbers about physicians’ diagnostic accuracy and confidence (1). Turns out the 118 MDs who participated in the study were right only 55% of the time on easy cases and 6% on the tough ones. Even more surprising, an earlier Pew Survey (2) showed that patients were 41% accurate in their own self-diagnosis from on-line resources, giving them a statistical advantage over their more “learned” MD counterparts.

So the question is, do we really have a “health crisis” in this country, or is it just an “over diagnosis” problem – a system clogged with people lead to believe they have pressing healthy issues when in fact they don’t? When it comes to knowing what ails you, two heads aren’t necessarily better than one. Maybe it’s smarter to just trust the REAL doctor inside you!

(1)  JAMA – Physicians’ Diagnostic Accuracy, Confidence, and Resource Requests Nov 2013, Meyer et al

           (2) Pew Research Internet Project – Health Online 2013, Fox et al


It's not the Weather

Posted: October 9, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

Knee sore on Monday… creaky back on Tuesday… congested on Wednesday – there must be bad weather in the forecast. How many people do you know who attribute their aches and pains to what’s going on outside, instead of trying to find and fix the real problem INSIDE! 

When your body responds negatively to every change in environment, the problem isn’t the weather – most likely you’re breaking one or more of the cardinal rules of Health. Proper nourishment, full body motion, adequate rest and internal cleanliness aren’t cliché healthy needs. Practicing these basic habits enables your body to thrive amid the stresses it experiences every day. Fail to eat right and your body won’t resist the elements. Fail to move your joints fully and even the barometric pressure of weather will wear them down. Now you’ve become a victim of your environment, instead of being a master of it!

If weather was the real culprit of your aches and pains, wouldn’t EVERYONE around you feel the same thing? We all share the same atmosphere! Instead of blaming the elements, strengthen your nerve system, move your body and build up your innate ability to adapt to whatever Mother Nature throws your way!
 

Subtract for Health

Posted: October 2, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

New trends in intermittent fasting and time restricted eating have taken the stage as holistic techniques that not only help with weight loss, but can restore entire physiologic systems of your body. It’s reported in the medical journal Cell Stem Cell that restricting all food intake (aside from water) for 3 days can actually reset a damaged immune system.

Where medicine’s approach to health favors addition – more prescriptions, more procedures, more therapies – studies like the one above support the concept that “less is better” when it comes to restoring health and maintaining it for a lifetime. Many health issues resolve not because of what you ADD to our body, but because of the bad stuff you SUBTRACT from it… and Chiropractors have been leading the charge of “subtracting for better health” since its inception!

On top of your list of “subtractions” should be the regular detection and elimination of spinal subluxations – the subtle nerve disturbances that throw your body out of balance and put you in a state of dis-ease. That, in combination with healthy caloric restriction methods like intermittent fasting, can reset your body and our health back to factory settings!

 

 

Announcements

·         Oct 15th thru Oct 19th is RCC Pumpkin Week – check out our Facebook page for details!

·         RCC will be closed Friday Oct 26th.


There's More to a Blender

Posted: September 25, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

If you bought a blender solely for the purpose of chopping ice, you’d be missing out on its potential to do so much more. After spending some time with your new appliance you may discover it can also grind fresh almond flour or make delicious smoothies – the culinary sky’s the limit once your mind opens to possibility!

If you went to the Chiropractor solely for the purpose of easing back pain, you’d likewise be missing out on the many health benefits that come from its proper use. After spending time in regular care you may notice your energy increasing, your sleep patterns normalizing, your digestion improving – a few of the many health changes that come from maintaining a healthy spine and nerve system.

When it comes to Chiropractic, don’t sell the product short by using it only for pain relief. Do your homework and discover all the features and benefits this drugless form of care can offer. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how it can transform many aspects of your healthy – the sky’s the limit when your life line is clear!


Can You Hear Me Now

Posted: September 18, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

Did you know the very first Chiropractic adjustment wasn’t for back pain? Here’s how it all started as told by our founder Dr. D.D. Palmer…

“Harvey Lillard, a janitor, in the Ryan Block, where I had my office, had been so deaf for 17 years that he could not hear the racket of a wagon on the street or the ticking of a watch. I made inquiry as to the cause of his deafness and was informed that when he was exerting himself in a cramped, stooping position, he felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf.

An examination showed a vertebra racked from its normal position. I reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the man’s hearing should be restored. With this object in view, a half hour’s talk persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow me to replace it. I racked it into position by using the spinous process as a lever and soon the man could hear as before.

There was nothing “accidental” about this, as it was accomplished with an object in view, and the result expected was obtained. There was nothing “crude” about this adjustment; it was specific, so much so that no Chiropractor has equaled it.”

And that’s how Chiropractic was born on September 18, 1895 – good thing D.D. was a great persuader! 

Happy 123rd Birthday! 


Band Aids Don't Heal

Posted: September 11, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

When you get a paper cut, the natural thing to do (after getting over the intense pain) is clean it up and put a Band Aid on it to protect it from getting irritated. After a few days when the bandage comes off, the cut is hardly noticeable. The question is, did the Band Aid do the healing?

Band Aids and Chiropractic Adjustments have something in common… neither one have the ability to heal you. Sure, both are helpful after an injury. But they can only provide an environment conducive for healing to take place. Band Aids approximate damaged skin to optimize the mending, adjustments approximate misaligned vertebrae to optimize nerve flow – but it’s the innate healing power of life inside you that scripts the repair!

The next time you come for an adjustment to instantly ease your headache, your sciatica or your sleeping problems, understand it’s not the adjustment that produces the result. Chiropractors don’t perform miracles. The doctor inside you is the one who does that work!