Weekly Chiropractic Info

The Scale Moves Slowly

Posted: March 2, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

If you jump on the scale after every healthy meal you ate, looking for an immediate change, you’re going to drive yourself nuts. Doing good things for your body is good – but those good things may not register noticeable changes right away. The same goes for your adjustments.

It’s common for clients to hop off the chiropractic table after an adjustment, looking for some instant, measurable change in the way they feel… and there are times when some relief is experienced. However, to expect an immediate resolution of a chronic complaint from one adjustment is no different than expecting to be 10 lbs lighter after just one low carb meal.

Patience is your friend and time is the road you must both travel to reap the health rewards you hope for. It takes work and time for your body to make the best of each life enhancing adjustment. Be consistent and faithful with your care and you’ll eventually experience the lasting results we know you’re capable of getting!


Launching Your Care

Posted: February 23, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

In its heyday, the space shuttle would generate nearly 8 million pounds of thrust just to lift itself off the launch pad into the atmosphere. Once beyond the Earth’s gravitational pull, it didn’t require as much effort to stay in space and could effortlessly cruise at 17,500 mph with a fraction of that power. The same can be said for your chiropractic care plan.

The start of any healthy endeavor requires more effort – in chiropractic that means more visits in the beginning to break free from the gravity of dis-ease and build forward momentum. Once free from the “pull” of poor habits and chronic illness, it requires less effort to keep you aloft.

It takes more effort to get off the initial care launch pad than it does to stay in a healthy orbit. If you want to get results, expect to put more work in at the beginning of your care. Your chiropractic team is ready to help you along the way… just stick with the mission plan and you’ll reach your destination!


Why Check Your Eggs?

Posted: February 16, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

How many times have you had a minor fender-bender, or a slip on the sidewalk and never gave it a second thought? Maybe your ego was bruised, but you didn’t notice any outward signs of injury. What happened to you on the inside could be a different story.

After a trauma, things may appear fine on the outside, but it doesn’t mean they’re ok on the inside. That’s why we open egg cartons and check the contents for hidden damage before we buy them. The same goes for your spine after any jolt. What may seem like a minor bump from the outside, could actually create SUBLUXATIONS on the inside. (Misaligned vertebrae that interfere with nerve function, and silently diminish health)

What’s the smart thing to do? Get your spine checked for SUBLUXATIONS after any trauma, no matter how big or small. If your kid takes a tumble down the stairs – get them checked. If your spouse backs the car into a fence post – get them checked. If you tripped over the dog on the way to the refrigerator last night – get yourself checked too. Life’s tough enough without having to live it SUBLUXATED! 


Which Pothole Did It

Posted: January 19, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

It’s a common question Chiropractic patients have… “Hey doc, what do you think did it to me this time? Is it the way I’m sleeping, or maybe the stress at work?” To tell you the truth, without 24/7 video surveillance of your every move, it’s difficult to tell.

Trying to determine what specific activity created your subluxations is like trying to figure out which pothole in the road knocked your car out of alignment. They all contribute to it. And driving in fear – worrying about every rock, crack and ditch your car travels over, will only stress you more.

Instead of fretting over every scenario that could throw your spine out of alignment, it’s healthier just to get checked and adjusted on a regular basis. Physical, mental and chemical stress is an everyday part of life. Chiropractic care simply helps you get past all the bumps you’ll eventually hit in the road!


Living on a Crooked Frame

Posted: January 12, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

If you’ve ever crashed your bicycle and twisted the handle bars out of whack, you probably got up, stabilized the front tire between your knees and muscled the frame back into alignment before hopping on again. Everyone knows riding a bike with crooked steering could put you at risk for another spill down the road.

After you’ve crashed your body (i.e. lifted a heavy weight incorrectly, fell asleep on the couch or spent 8 hours sitting in front of a computer), your spine may also have slipped out of alignment. A healthy posture requires your head, shoulders, hips, and feet to line up properly for your spine to maintain functional integrity – just like handlebars of a bike need to line up with the frame and tires to steer properly. If one part of a mechanical structure becomes misaligned (like your head isn’t balance over your shoulders, or your hips aren’t balance over your feet) it will create undue stress on the rest of the system and increase the risk of catastrophic failure!

If riding with crooked handle bars feels awkward, just imagine how your muscles, joints and ligaments feel when you try to perform routine, daily activities with a crooked spine. Maybe those annoying aches and pains are telling you “…it’s time for a trip to the Chiropractor to get straightened out!”


Before You Exercise

Posted: January 5, 2021
By: The Weekly Sticky

Hammer a straight nail, and it drives right into the wood. Hammer a bent one, and it bends even more. The same principle applies to your spine.

A properly aligned spine can withstand the forces you encounter every day (like lifting, standing, bending and twisting). Put a “kink” in the spine (subluxation), and instead of withstanding those forces, your spine succumbs to them – turning normal everyday activities like doing housework, exercising or playing with your kids into occasions for injury, discomfort and disability.

Structural integrity begets normal function. When it comes to strength and performance, your spine needs to be in proper alignment to get any job done safely and pain free. Keep it in shape with regular Chiropractic care and you’ll protect yourself from life’s daily pounding!


An ADIO Thanksgiving

Posted: November 24, 2020
By: The Weekly Sticky

It’s Thanksgiving time so we would like to share with you a few things we are truly grateful for this year. Here’s a short list…

We’re thankful for Subluxation free spines! Patient nerve systems, through which the power of innate intelligence flows, coordinating all the functions that support life. An abundance of trusted referrals and miracle testimonials. We’re especially grateful for our principle, and the many lives that have been saved by its faithful application!

But most of all we’re thankful for all our patients, staff and ChiropracTIC fanatics worldwide who, through their trust and unrelenting desire to advance life, have come to appreciate these things as well. Our practice is nothing without you – our Chiropractic family. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, above down, inside and out!


Healing with the Brakes on

Posted: September 9, 2020
By: The Weekly Sticky

Have you ever felt like you’re spinning your wheels when it comes to staying healthy? You eat right, exercise five days a week and try to get enough sleep – you’ve got the “pedal to the metal” when it comes to staying fit, but something’s holding you back. Maybe it’s time to pay more attention to your nerve system.

Although you’ve got one foot on the gas, subluxations can put the brakes on your progress! Subluxations are troublesome misalignments in your spine that irritate your nerve system and rob you of potential health energy. The effect is like trying to drive with your brakes on. You’ve got your fitness throttle wide open, but you’re going nowhere fast.

If you want to stop spinning your wheels when it comes to your health, prioritize your spinal care. When it comes to unleashing more health horse power, nothing releases the brake like Chiropractic can!


Repetition Restores

Posted: June 16, 2020
By: The Weekly Sticky

If your hand was taped in one position for years, and someone cut the tape off and tried to move it, what do you think would happen? Your hand would snap back to the position it was stuck in for all that time. But with repetition – normal movement and alignment can be restored. The same goes for your spine.

When vertebrae are misaligned and stuck chronically over time (subluxated), supporting muscles and ligaments tend to ‘hold’ them in that position. The first time a Chiropractor tries to adjust it, just like the taped hand, the vertebrae may shift back to the old position it was stuck in. That’s why ‘one and done’ rarely works in Chiropractic. It takes repetition to change.

Frequency and repetition are necessary components of any successful Chiropractic care plan. The more consistent you are with your adjustments, the better the results. For Chiropractors, the definition of sanity is doing the right thing over and over again until health is restored.


Restoration Care

Posted: June 9, 2020
By: The Weekly Sticky

Undertaking a restoration project can be a harrowing task. Depending on how much wear, tear and neglect you’re faced with, it could take several months and a lot of money to get your rusted classic back to the way it looked in its glory days!

Getting your spine back in shape can be a big restoration project too. Instead of re-chroming the bumpers, painting the trim and removing the rust, your Chiropractor will attempt to bring your spinal range of motion back to operating specs, correct any bad vertebral alignment issues and halt the progression of arthritic degeneration with protective care – all in an effort to undo years of neglect and poor maintenance.

Too often, people leave spinal care out of their health regiment – waiting until something “breaks down” before they give it proper attention. Unfortunately when it comes to your spine, it’s impossible to replace original parts once they’ve worn. So please, take care of the ones you have now!

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