No Pain? Why go to a Chiropractor?

No Pain? Then why go to a Chiropractor? A common question I get from patients is why should I go to a chiropractor when I have no pain or symptoms? Or in other words why should I get adjusted all the time? So the question really is what are the benefits of chiropractic care BESIDES pain relief. If we are talking about an injury, the false assumption is that the injury is healed once the pain is gone. That doesn’t make any sense. Think about a broken bone. A fracture hurts like crazy for a few days and then it gets placed in a cast and it doesn’t hurt, but it still takes several weeks to heal. That is also true for soft tissue/joint injuries. Consider a sprained ankle. Hurts like crazy and then it may never heal properly, but again it doesn’t hurt. DC’s are “rehabing” injuries to restore proper function versus just pain relief. Chiropractors want to maintain and maximize your health, NOT wait until you are SO sick, ill or injured that it becomes difficult, if not impossible to regain your health. Just think of working out, dental care or car tune-ups, we all know we shouldn’t wait until we’re 20lbs overweight, until our teeth fall out or until our engine seizes. The answer to health is to be proactive, not reactive. Chiropractic works the same way. So how can I tell if I am getting any benefit if I don’t have any pain? Fair enough. So let’s take a look at what kind of changes most patients experience or can expect with CONSISTENT & REGULAR...

New Year’s Resolution?

New Year’s Resolution? First off, Happy New Year!!! Now how about those New Year’s resolutions? I know, I know many of us have the same one every year: lose weight and get in better shape. And every year it seems as if we drop the ball. This year let’s try a different approach and see if we can lose some of those unwanted pounds. You’re not alone! Shocking: only 1% keep their New Year’s Resolutions for the entire year and 93% blow it by January 12th! Dieting does not work! Fad diets typically are impossible, so we quickly return to our usual bad eating habits and add back those lost pounds. So this year let’s try making a few subtle changes instead of extreme ones. 1. Eat less. That’s it just eat less, no changes in dietary choices just less. Since 1970 American’s caloric intake has increased 23%, from 2168 calories/day in 1970, to 2673 calories/day in 2008. CDC National Center for Health Statistics, 2010 Example: instead of eating 4 pieces of pizza eat 3, that equates to 25% less calories! 2. Eat breakfast. People who eat breakfast every morning are half as likely to be overweight or show signs of diabetes. Children’s Hospital, Boston, 2003. Skipping breakfast can decrease your metabolic rate by 5%, adding up to 10 lbs to your body in a year. Medical College of Cornell University, 2005. 3. Eat more often. Usually we skip breakfast, eat a super fast lunch and a huge dinner right before bed. All will add to your weight. The ideal diet is 4-6 small meals. Not eating for long periods...

Bone Spurs

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Oxygen!

Oxygen, Beautiful Oxygen! Everyone is looking for the latest newest thing to optimize their health. I would like to reintroduce you to the simplest of all things oxygen. How important is it? Oxygen helps:  Creates energy (defeats fatigue)  Aids in digestion  Cleans & detoxifies the system  Metabolizes fats & carbohydrates  Transports gases across cell membranes  Makes hormones & proteins  Regulates pH  Maintains a strong immune system Here are a few quotes from experts: “Cancer has one prime cause. The replacement coupons for cialis/ viagra pill/ cialis retail price/ http://canadapharmacy-drugnorx.com// http://realviagraforsale-rxonline.com/ of normal oxygen respiration of the body’s cells by an anaerobic (oxygen-deficient) respiration.” -Dr. Otto Warburg ~ 1883-1970, Winner Nobel Prize 1931 “Starved of oxygen the body will become ill & if this persists it will die.” -Dr. John Muntz “In all serious disease we find a low oxygen state. Hypoxia in the tissues is the fundamental cause for all degenerative disease.” -Dr. Stephen Levine, Oxygen Deficiency: A Concomitant to All Degenerative Illness Try this: Sit-up straight and breathe. Now hunch over and breathe. The difference is obvious. Proper posture is the best way to maintain proper breathing. Wow study: Did you know that your ability to take a full breath after age 20 decreases 5-20% per decade. So how does Chiropractic help? With chiropractic adjustments the ribcage can open and close efficiently as tight intercostal muscles are relaxed. Next time you get adjusted pay close attention to how much easier you can breathe afterwards. Also if you get a chance to watch someone get adjusted, watch for the huge change...