Weekly Chiropractic Info

Wash Me

Posted: June 18, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

What would happen if you didn’t clean your house for a few weeks? Your furniture would get pretty dusty wouldn’t it? The same can be said for you, if the dirt in your nerve system isn’t cleaned up on a regular basis!

The “dirt” we’re talking about is Vertebral Subluxation (a Chiropractic term for nerve interference). If not cleared regularly, stress from subluxations can pile up in your nerves, causing sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue, lowered resistance, persistent pain or even anxiety.

People who keep their nerve system “tidy” with regular chiropractic care report having more energy, better recovery from injuries and an improved state of mind. If your health isn’t as clean as you’d like it to be, maybe it’s time to dust the stress off with a good adjustment. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!

Checkers vs. Chess

Posted: June 11, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

There’s a vast difference between playing chess vs. playing checkers. In checkers, the best moves yield immediate results… a piece is jumped or a king is crowned. With chess however, the best moves aren’t made for simple instant gratification, but well thought out for the benefits they will reap many moves ahead. Chiropractic shares a similar modus operandi! 

Today, instant relief comes in the form of pain relievers, muscle relaxers and cortisone shots. And yes, those “moves” can bring instant gratification… but does a temporary patch contribute anything to your best health? Chiropractic care, on the other hand, makes moves (adjustments) that provide natural relief and sets you up for improvements in other areas of your health down the road! One spinal move today sets up a cascade of positive physiological changes you’ll experience in your body for years to come.

Winning health strategies aren’t founded on quick fixes that make you feel comfortable in the moment, but on smart actions you take now that will contribute to your wellness in the future. Every chiropractic adjustment removes a piece of “dis-ease” off the board – clearing a path to your desired health goals. When it comes to chiropractic, we don’t think checkers… we think chess!


The Right Key

Posted: June 4, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

You’ve tried stretching, went to physical therapy and faithfully did all the exercises they prescribed. But still your spine feels tight, rigid and locked up. In your case, Chiropractic may hold the right key!

Unlike the gross manipulative therapy done by PT’s and osteopaths, or the general movement offered by prescribed exercises, specific Chiropractic adjustments ONLY target the parts of your spine that need work. Specificity is the key to results – knowing what spinal segments to move, when to move them and how much force to use is paramount to getting a favorable outcome… and that requires a skill set taught only in a reputable Chiropractic College.

You wouldn’t use a sledge hammer to bust open your front door if the right key wasn’t handy to unlock it safely. The same goes for your spine. When it comes to unlocking a tough, painful back it’s best to seek the advice of a master spinal locksmith (a DC) who know what they’re doing. In the long run you’ll save time, money and frustration hiring the right person for the job!


No Cramming in Chiropractic

Posted: May 28, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

Remember the days of pulling an “all nighter” for a major exam – trying to cram an entire semester’s worth of work in one, non-stop studying marathon? Well, you can’t get away with that when it comes to your health and chiropractic!

There are some who wish they could simply go to the chiropractor and have years of aches, pains and health issues erased in just one cram session – a chiropractic all nighter if you will. But like cramming for a test, a quick chiropractic patch job is temporary at best. Last minute adjustments for long standing problems will always yield fleeting results. It takes sustained, consistent care over time to make measurable changes to bad spines.

So if you think you can re-call a cervical lordosis or undo years of poor bio-mechanics with one 24 hour sleepless chiropractic binge, think again! There is no such thing as pulling an all nighter when it comes to getting your health and your spinal integrity back!


Post Marketing Guinea Pig

Posted: May 21, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

The scientific flip flop over what’s good for you vs. what’s bad is ever changing – and it’s far worse when it comes to medications. In fact, many drugs released as “safe” by the FDA, are found to be harmful or even deadly years after they’ve been out in the market.

Post marketing surveillance is a common practice in a drug’s approval process. Just recently, the FDA issued strong warnings against the sleeping aid Ambien (and its related generic brands which were all approved in 1992) citing cases of “…accidental over doses, falls, burns, near drowning, exposure to extreme cold temperatures leading to loss of limb, carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning, hypothermia, motor vehicle collisions with a patient driving, and self-injuries such as gunshot wounds and apparent suicide attempts.” Makes you wonder, if this drug is being considered for a “black label” dangerous warning in 2019, wasn’t it just as dangerous when it was unleashed on the masses in 1992?

We can all agree that abusing medication is outright wrong. But when you take prescriptions as directed for years, only to discover the harm they’ve inflicted after all the profits been made – then it’s YOU that is being abused. Ask yourself… are you comfortable being Big Pharma’s lab rat?


Watch Your Gauge

Posted: May 14, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

I’m forever reminded “…don’t let the gas gauge get to E.” Fill up when it hits a quarter left because you don’t want to run out of fuel when you need it the most – like when on the highway with a car full of kids!

Likewise, you don’t want to let your “Chiropractic gas needle” get to E before you come in for an adjustment. Some patients feel they can go several weeks or months without an adjustment because they’re cruising along, just feeling fine. Unfortunately, symptoms are the last thing to who up so 9 times out of 10, the clients fail to gauge their adjustments properly show up with some ache or pain as a reminder they’ve waited too long. And that’s not how maintenance works.

Maintaining a healthy spine is a proactive act… something you do regularly not based on how you feel, but based on what you need to stay on the road of life. The next time you wait too long for your next adjustment and experience the hurt, consider filling your chiropractic tank way before it gets seriously low again.

 


Like a Fine Wine

Posted: May 7, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

There’s an art to aging wine. The temperature of the cellar, the seal of the barrel, the exposure to proper elements – and of course, time. These factors combined, create the delicate balance needed to produce a classic vintage. Introduce stress and imbalance to that environment and you’ll end up with an inferior, worthless product.

Now consider your aging process. Are you providing your body with the elements and internal environment needed to grow finer over time? What about the amount of quality, mental impulse your body is exposed to on a daily basis – are your cells and tissues bathed with an abundance of life thriving nerve energy, or are the spinal branches of your nerve system choked by subluxations, leaving those cells to prematurely age and wither on the vine?

You have a choice of taking care of your spine and aging like a fine wine or neglecting it and degenerating into a weaker, less palatable version of yourself. Vintage health is a product of choice nutrition, proper exercise and of course – regular Chiropractic care!


Playing with Stress

Posted: April 30, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

According to Dr. Hans Selye, the father of stress and disease theories, “…it’s not stress that kills, it’s our reaction to it.” In essence, your health is influenced more by your inability to manage the tensions of life rather than avoiding them all together.

Our bodies take external stresses, (like money fears, conflict with family members or disappointments) and internalize them like a smoldering fire that slowly consumes our health. Smaller flames can be managed if dealt with in healthful manners, like routinely exercising and meditating. But failure to address those smaller flames causes them to grow out of control… eventually burning down the most important structure you’ll ever live in – your body!

It’s impossible to extinguish all the stress in your life. Something negative in your outer environment will always threaten your internal one. The best you can do is to mitigate the influence – and one great way is to keep your nerve system strong and clear with regular chiropractic care to avoid getting burned!


If You Think It's A Muscle

Posted: April 23, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

You’re right, your pain could be coming from a muscle. It could also be coming from a joint, a ligament, a tendon, some fascia, a bone, a blood vessel or just about any deep tissue. In reality, “classifying” your pain adds nothing to your healing process, but having a clear nerve system does!

Tissues devoid of animating LIFE cannot repair or heal. Cut into a LIFELESS steak (a muscle), and it will never mend. Injure a LIVE body part however, and it will reorganize itself successfully as long as it receives 100% innate intelligence from the nerve system – regardless of what sensation you feel. When that power of life flows – you heal! When it trickles – you don’t. When it stops – you die.

As Chiropractors, we have compassion for any discomfort you present with. But realize, while naming your “tissue of pain” (diagnosis) may provide some peace of mind… detecting and correcting the cause (adjustment) will restore your health. For us, what hurts is not nearly important as what’s Subluxated!


Out of Tune

Posted: April 15, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

You can’t sleep, your energy levels are low and you’re finding it harder to make it through your day. The specialists insist there’s nothing wrong, but you innately feel like something’s out of tune. Maybe it’s time to call the Chiropractor!

D.D. Palmer, the Father of Chiropractic, recognized that repetitive physical, chemical and emotional stress can alter the normal “tone” within a person’s Nerve System (a.k.a subluxation). This persistent irritation can lead to poor physical, mental and emotional performance. The solution? Restore normal tone to the Nerve System with specific, Chiropractic adjustments and better health will naturally follow!

Health is the “music” that plays when all your cells, tissues and organs vibrate perfectly in unison – orchestrated by a finely tuned Nerve System. If you’re feeling sluggish, weak and tired, a trip to the Chiropractor may be just the thing YOU need to get back in key!