Weekly Chiropractic Info

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!

Pushing Your Buttons

Posted: April 9, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

Second floor – sinuses, ears, nose. Third floor – lungs, heart, liver. If you were a mental impulse and the spine were an elevator, every floor you select would lead you along a nerve path to a different section of the body – and if the elevator doors failed to open properly, you’d be trapped!

In 1921, Henry Winsor, MD studied the levels (or floors) nerves emerged from the spine and the effect blocking those nerves had on the organs to which they terminated. He discovered that fixed, arthritic and misaligned vertebral levels corresponded to a variety of chronic disease processes in the body… to the extent where Dr. Winsor proclaimed “…disease appears to precede old age and to cause it. The spine becomes stiff first and old age follows. Therefore, we may say a man is as old as his spine.”

Adjustments to specific vertebral levels aren’t just beneficial for tight spines and sore joints! The neurotrophic (nerve nourishing) effects of proper spinal alignment have a critical effect on your internal organs as well. Those impulses need a clear, unfettered path to flow through! We agree with Dr. Windsor… by keeping those pathways clear with regular chiropractic care, your health will surely be going up!

More Than A Knot

Posted: April 2, 2019
By: The Weekly Sticky

Are those knots in your muscles back again? You just had a good massage, and you REALLY felt great after. But you wish that feeling would last for more than just a day or two. Maybe there’s something you can do to make your sessions have a longer, lasting effect!

Muscles that support your back and neck all day long, contract in unison with spinal joints to create stability and normal motion. But if those joints are subluxated (stuck and misaligned) your muscles end up pulling against unexpected forces… like trying to pull open a door you didn’t know was locked. Muscles experience the same jolt when trying to move a joint that won’t budge – creating recurring trigger points, tightness and the need for frequent massages.

To fix the problem, you must unlock the joints. Chiropractic adjustments restore normal motion and alignment to spinal segments so when freshly massaged muscles contract, they won’t re-knot themselves. That’s in addition to the resurgence of energy you get when your spine is well adjusted. Massage and Chiropractic Certainly go hand in hand!