Weekly Chiropractic Info

A Bowling Ball on a Stick

Posted: July 31, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

That’s what your head and neck basically are. A 12–14lbs weight balanced on top of a segmented, 2 inch diameter dowel, with a “Twizzler” consistency spinal cord inside. It’s not surprising the prevalence of neck pain, muscle tension and nerve irritation now considering the extreme strain those structures are under when you’re bent over a computer screen or cell phone all day.

Every inch your head creeps forward from its neutral, relaxed position adds 10lbs of perceived weight on your neck. For the average person glued to their mobile device that’s like adding 42-52lbs of extra strain to your muscles and supporting ligaments throughout the day. Try it for yourself… hold a bowling ball close to your chest, then extended way out in front of you. Doesn’t take long to figure out which position taxes your muscles and joints more – resulting in more pain, more stiffness and more degenerative dis-ease.

The solution – do some “opposing” good for your neck. Ditching the cell phone is an unrealistic request (no one’s going to do that). But you can incorporate healthy countermeasures like regular chiropractic adjustment and home stretches to mitigate the stress your neck experiences from spending hours on a mobile device. If you don’t, your health could end up in the gutter!
 

Keystone of Health

Posted: July 24, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

The strength and stability of an arch is unparalleled in architecture. Each block supports massive loads from above while evenly dissipating stress to the foundation below – the most important block being the keystone. Without it, the entire structure would fail.

If your health was an arch made of building blocks like good dietary habits, proper rest and exercise, the “keystone” holding everything together would be regular Chiropractic care! Keeping your spine in proper alignment not only maintains structural integrity, but keeps your nerve system functioning at its optimum – and without a clear nerve system, your body couldn’t take full advantage of all those good habits in the first place.

Can your body withstand the loads of life without Chiropractic care? Eating right and getting enough rest are important to guarding your health, but it’s a strong nerve system (supported by regular spinal adjustments) that keeps everything in place. Make sure you’re not missing this important keystone! 


Where You Really Live

Posted: July 17, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

What do you use to see with? If you said your eyes… you’d be wrong. How about hearing? If you said ears… wrong again. You don’t see or hear with your eyes or ears. Those are just end organs for collecting light and sound waves. To actually see and hear you have to interpret those waves with your nerves and brain (Nerve System) first!

In reality, you live in your Nerve System. EVERYTHING you experience in life is processed through it… what you see, what you hear, what you feel! That’s why Chiropractors care so much about keeping it healthy. If your Nerve System is stressed, there goes your ability to interpret your world, and there goes your ability to successfully navigate life.

Regular adjustments keep your Nerve System clear so you can respond to life’s challenges in a positive way. If you’re feeling a little foggy, or just disconnected from the world, maybe it’s time for some Nerve System house cleaning. Give your Chiropractor a call today and get reconnected to life!


Before the Flat

Posted: July 10, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

More work gets dumped on your desk at quitting time…school calls to schedule an emergency parent/teacher meeting…stress pumps into your life like air pumping into a bicycle tire, with no end in sight – if some pressure isn’t let out soon, you’re bound to burst!

As resilient as you think you are, your nerve system can only absorb so much stress before it succumbs to the load. When it finally gets a flat, your health and your life comes to a halt. But there’s something simple you can do to avoid such a disaster.

Spinal adjustments act like the relief valve on an over inflated tire. Just a gentle push and PSSSSSSS… all that pent up stress comes out. That’s why you feel so light and depressurized after your chiropractic visit. Doesn’t it make good sense to ease life’s pressure regularly before you pop? 
 

 

 
 

IN-Dependence Day 2018

Posted: July 3, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

Here are some recent statistics to consider…

 

 

 

·         The United States consumes 80% of the world’s pain medication while only having 6% of the world’s population.

 

·         In the United States, deaths from pain medication abuse are outnumbering deaths from traffic accidents in young adults. 

 

·         An American dies from a prescription drug overdose every 19 minutes.

 

 

 

Chiropractors believe true freedom comes from IN-Dependence – relying on the power that made you, to heal you and keep you well! IN-Dependent Chiropractic patients know they innately possess what it takes to heal. They trust in the wisdom of their bodies to handle what ails them instead of running to the medicine cabinet for every cough or sniffle. They’re the 30% who would rather give Mother Nature the chance to do her job, than usurp her role with drug intervention.

 

Big Pharma won’t stop advertising and pushing their products until we’re 100% dependent on them. This Fourth of July when you’re celebrating our country’s freedom, take a moment to reflect on your body’s freedom as well. Are you truly as IN-Dependent as you want to be?

 

 

  •         ASIPP American Society of Interventional Pain Physician
  •     U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention