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Subluxation Tuesday

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Thanksgiving is over, so let the shopping stress begin!  Millions of people worldwide will spend the next several weeks in a buying frenzy – determined to secure the perfect gift for a rock bottom price, all while sacrificing their health and their sanity in the process.

According to a 2006 Greenburg Quinlin Rosner Research survey ‘people in the United States are more likely to feel their stress increases rather than decreases during the holidays’ citing, ‘the holidays can be a hectic time for many, and a lack of money, a lack of time, and the hype and commercialism’ is the cause of it all.  No doubt the self induced stress of Black Friday and Cyber Monday can lead to Subluxation Tuesday.

The antidote – Don’t stress over finding the right present; instead, try BEING present.  The greatest gift of all is the innate intelligence within you and a stress free nerve system to express it.  Don’t let this year’s must have item steal your peace and healthiness.  Get adjusted, get your power turned on and focus on the real reason for the season.

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Happy 120th ChiropracTIC!

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For over a century Chiropractors have been introducing their clients to the best doctor on the planet…the one that lives INSIDE them.  Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far.

· Chiropractic is the largest DRUGLESS, non-medical healing profession in the world

·Currently, Chiropractors practice in over 100 countries all over the globe

· There are approximately 65,000 Chiropractors in the USA alone, and another 13,000 worldwide

· Statistics show that 10-15% of the American population (30 to 40 million) have seen a Chiropractor

 Those numbers are rising as more people grow weary of mainstream medicine’s failure to give them what they ultimately want… HEALTH!   One Principle continues to draw the masses to Chiropractic – the acknowledgment of an innate intelligence within all living things, and the never ending pursuit to restore Life through its free expression.  Not too shabby for only 120  years.

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Subluxations Don’t Take Vacations

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Toes in the sand, not a cloud in the sky, 75 degree water temps.  Vacations are the perfect time to decompress, spend precious time with family and friends and reconnect with your soul.  What could possibly stress your body?

How about ten days of sleep on a mushy mattress?  Or two hours of novice water skiing / body dragging lessons.  Not to mention the bottomless Mojito’s and obligatory trips to the dessert buffet… and don’t forget nursing that nasty sunburn from day three.   Unfortunately, stress doesn’t take time off.  The scenery may change, but your nerve system is still hard at work – reacting and adapting to those “relaxing” shifts in routine.  It’s a prime opportunity to become Subluxated.

If you’ve been away from the office for a while, we hope you’re well rested.  But now it’s time to get back on track and into a healthy regimen; especially getting your spine checked and cleared of Subluxations.  When you need to recover from vacation – put Chiropractic on top of your itinerary.

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Riding on a Crooked Spine

Crooked Handlebars

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 alignment.  A healthy posture requires your head, shoulder, 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.”

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Adjusting the Brown

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You’re proud of your lawn. You
water it, feed it on
schedule and try to keep the neighborhood kids off of it. But you
missed a few
spots with the fertilizer spreader and now dull, brown patches where
the grass
was STARVED of potential growth energy begin to show.  A
similar situation can happen inside you.

All the cells, organs and tissues that make
up your body need an even distribution of neurotrophic (Life
sustaining) energy
from your Nerve System in order to flourish and grow. If parts of your
body are
deprived of this energy, likewise you’ll develop dull brown patches
on your internal lawn. Chiropractors refer to it as being ‘Subluxated.’

The goal of Chiropractic care is 100%
coverage of neurotrophic Life energy in your body – and that’s achieved
keeping your Nerve System clear of blockages at the spinal level. If
you don’t
want to see ugly, brown, weak patches in your health, stay EVEN and
with your Chiropractic care.

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Does Your Spine have Termites?!

Like termites to your home, Subluxations are the silent destructors of your spine!

Get checked today!

Cervical Curve and Asthma Improved!


Improvement in Quality of Life and Improved Cervical Curve in an 11-year-old Child with Asthma Following Chiropractic Intervention: A Case Study

Curtis Fedorchuk, DC Bio & Kerstin Opitz BS, DC Bio

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2014 ~ Issue 2 ~ Pages 37-46

Objective: The purpose of this case study is to report on an increased quality of life and improvement in spinal structure and neurological function in an asthmatic patient chiropractic care with the Chiropractic Biophysics Technique (CBP).

Clinical Features: An 11-year-old girl presented with the diagnosis of chronic allergies, sinus problems, dry skin, leg cramps and asthma which was previously managed with pharmaceuticals. The chiropractor noted poor posture, abnormal cervical curve and subluxation.

Intervention and Outcome: Within the first one and a half months of care the patient had a total of 27 visits utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics Technique. During care the patient was able to discontinue her medications, no longer has allergic symptoms and can breathe normally. Her sinus, skin problems and leg cramps also resolved. There were improved structural and functional changes concomitant with reduction of vertebral subluxation.

Conclusion: The chiropractic care of a patient with abnormal spinal curves, asthma, and allergies resulted in resolution of the symptoms, concomitant with normalizing of lung function and improvement of the cervical curve and posture. Further research is highly recommended.

My Chiropractor Got Me Pregnant!

A recent study found that chiropractic care can help infertile women to become pregnant without fertility treatments or invasive procedures.  This study could make landmark improvements in the way fertility treatments are administered to women all over the world.

Pregnancy-MassageThe entire study consisted of a total of 15 women who had been previously deemed infertile due to various complications including tramatic injury.  Of the 15 women, 14 of them actually did become pregnant during the course of the chiropractic treatments.  One woman could not get pregnant for close to ten years, but became pregnant after receiving Chiropractic Treatment!

I’ve had cases like these in my office a handful of times.  Seeing the happiness on the faces of these couples who have tried so many things or have been told bad news repeatedly, is priceless!  We’ve even had a case of male infertility be resolved through chiropractic treatments!  It’s worth it to look at all the options.  And why not such a natural option as chiropractic care.

Source: Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, April 1, 2009

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

If given a choice between real and artificial, the majority of people in most instances will choose real.  No matter the product, there is an implied superiority to the authentic item as compared to an imitation, no matter how similar the two may be.

Advertisers understand this wholeheartedly.  They are quick to tout their product as “real”, “authentic”, “the original”, or “genuine”.

be-authenticThey even go so far as to highlight the fact that only a tiny portion of their product is pure, as in, “Made with 10% real fruit juice.”  Think about it.  They are spelling out right on their label that this product is 90% fake, yet it is the power of the real 10% that impacts the consumer’s purchasing decision.

When it comes to the really important decisions, the ones regarding you and your family’s well-being, you also have a choice between real and artificial.  How you choose will have an incredible impact on your quality of life.

Real, authentic health originates from inside the body and is born in the nervous system.  The true path to health and wellness is to nurture the body’s natural healing and to keep the body in balance for life.

Artificial health, on the other hand, is introduced from the outside in.  Even in instances where it is designed to work as much in harmony with the body as possible, it is still unnatural, harmful, or in many cases, downright deadly.

So we have real vs. artificial; chiropractic vs. medicine.  If you don’t mind purchasing an imitation laden with artificial ingredients and harmful side effects, then go ahead and choose medicine.  If however, you want to create and foster real health for you and your family, then chiropractic is the clear choice.

And by the way, don’t let the labeling fool you.  The relief from headaches, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, and any other number of ailments, although legitimate and certainly appealing, is only window dressing to the true power of chiropractic.  The essence of chiropractic is to remove nervous system interference by correcting spinal subluxations, allowing the body to achieve balance and to function at its maximum capacity.  The relief is wonderful, but it is not the prime objective of the adjustment.  After all, there are quicker ways to get relief artificially, but none of them creates health.

Chiropractic adjustments are designed to remove pressure from the spinal nerves and allow the maximum expression of life from the brain into the body.  When it comes to healthcare there is nothing more real.

SUBLUXATION: The Physical Component

Of the 3 causes of subluxations, physical, chemical, and emotional, most would consider the physical causes to be pretty transparent.  After all, you don’t slip and fall and not know it.

But while physical triggers certainly consist of falls, auto accidents, sporting injuries, and so forth, the majority of us are more often affected by lesser considered, but much more prevalent causes.  Things such as sleeping positions, the way we habitually sit, slouching, carrying purses and backpacks, occupational activities, etc.


Day after day of the same repetitive actions and movements eventually changes the physical balance of the body, often resulting in the development of subluxations.  Let’s face it, if you are living any sort of physical lifestyle whatsoever, your spine is bound to end up with subluxations at some point.

So what’s a person to do?  There are positive steps that you can implement to minimize the physical strain on your body and to help increase the effectiveness of your adjustments.

First, positive, structured physical activity is a must on a daily basis.  Strength training and cardiovascular fitness can help counteract the negative forces that we inevitably place on our bodies every single day.  And no, getting in and out of your car between sales trips does not constitute adequate exercise.  Invest the time to take care of your physical health properly; it will pay huge dividends for years to come.

Secondly, it is extremely important that we pay strict attention to our posture.  Keep in mind that the spine should be straight up and down from the front or back and should have 3 natural curves when viewed from the side.  Your goal should be to maintain that posture as much as possible at all times.

This means that we need to continually be aware of how we are sitting, sleeping, lifting, driving, standing, etc.

Every physical activity you engage in has an impact on your body, and most of that impact is absorbed by the spinal column.  If we are not doing our absolute best to maintain the spine, its natural tendency is to break down.

If you have any questions regarding how to properly implement an exercise plan or how to overcome incorrect postural habits, please let us know so that we can work with you to get you your absolute healthiest.

Remember that only a specific chiropractic adjustment can correct a spinal subluxation, but putting some simple action steps into play can not only complement your chiropractic care, but also increase the resilience of your physical body.

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