Weekly Chiropractic Info

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!

 

 

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