What Not To Do During A Fire

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What Not To Do During A Fire

Let’s say that there is a fire in your house.  Would you ignore the fire and just turn the smoke detector off?  Let’s hope not! You wouldn’t focus on the smoke detector when there are bigger problems occurring.  The last thing on your mind during a fire should be the beeping of the smoke detector.  We can use this analogy to compare many cover ups in our health and society.  We often mask what our central nerve system is telling us with the use of cover-ups.

Don’t Touch That Fire!

The “fire”, for the most part, is the one aspect that is typically neglected in our health.  Think of a fire as a particular sign or symptom that your body is trying to tell you about.  When it starts burning we often take an artificial substance to mask the symptom, or “turn off the detector”.  This causes us to perceive that we are fine, when in reality, the “fire” is burning without limits to stop it.  Don’t allow yourself to become comfortable or think that your body is fine just from “turning off the detector”.  The source of the issue(s) in your body are still present.  The true cause is still manifesting and causing dysfunction within your body.

Don’t Mess With Fire…Unless Your Name Is Pyro

Cover-ups, Band-Aids, crutches, etc., are not benefiting your body.  Occasionally there will be a time and place for them such as accidents, injuries, or traumas.  Otherwise, a subluxation is the cause of ALL, not some, physical dysfunctions.  A subluxation is a disconnection from the brain-body highway.  When the body is disconnected, signs and symptoms begin to manifest.  As a direct result, your body will begin to suffer.  Stop turning off the smoke detector, and start addressing the cause of dysfunction.

You NEVER Get Adjusted Just Once

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You NEVER Get Adjusted Just Once

Wow, pretty straight forward.  How much sense does getting adjusted just once really make?  Let’s switch the wording and see how it holds up if you still think chiropractic is a ‘quick fix’.  “You only have to brush your teeth just once.”  Your dentist would be furious if you only brushed your teeth just once.  Literally.  At least we hope your dentist would be upset for taking such poor care of your oral hygiene.  The same can be said for your overall health and well-being.  If you only get adjusted just once, then only eat your fruits and vegetables on one day.

Adjusted: The One And Done…

Chiropractic patients all over the world have heard of a brother’s second cousin, step-sister’s fiancee, who married Aunt Claire’s step-son who received ONE adjustment and was cured.  Okay, so rationalize that someone in acute pain/discomfort who has hit rock bottom only has one way to go. They have to go up, and up is a positive experience.  That doesn’t mean their body is cured, fixed, healed, or better.  9 out of 10 times that patient has been living in pain/discomfort for 5+ years unnoticed.  We do not rationalize that asthma, allergies, constipation, diverticulitis, lethargy or ANY symptom is painful.

Adjust Your Thoughts

A subluxation disconnects the brain – body highway.  Therefore, the brain creates a new inner reality and environment for the body to live in.  No one said it’s a healthy one.  It’s surviving, though, and at least getting you through the day.  Luckily it does not have to be that way though.  Creating positive memory begins and ends with the central nerve system.  Just like learning the fine arts of playing the piano.  Repetition not only builds and allows one’s body to adapt, it is also proactive.  Brushing your teeth, getting your spine checked, eating right, exercising…it’s hard-work.  Keep it up.  Get adjusted regularly.

 

Gut Problems – How Your Health Begins From The Inside

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Gut Problems – How Your Health Begins From The Inside

Gut problems?  Understanding the gut is crucial in how are bodies are functioning.  Often we take for granted the imporance of the gut and how it reveals our bodies overall health and well-being.  What specifically are we talking about when referring to gut problems? The particular organs associated with the “gut” are the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.  These organs are broken down into three distinct parts of maintaining a healthy body.  The importance of maintaining the function of the gut is crucial to everything else in the body.  Why?  Because the central nerve system (CNS) controls, regultes, and coordinates every gut FUNCTION.  And most people do not associate gut problems with overall health.

Gut Problems Tell The Story Often Neglected

Healthy spine = healthy gut = healthy body.  The reason to use the gut as a picture of overall health is to understand the CNS first.  The brain sends messages down via the spinal cord and the nerves exit the spinal column and regulates the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.  When gut problems occur people think directly that the gut is faulty, not the area controlling it.  When the spine is misaligned it will lead to altered digestive function.  Simple.  Now, if you decide to eat week old scrambled eggs and have some gut problems, don’t blame the CNS.  Cause and effect will surely do.

The Gut/Core – Your Measuring Stick

A hot topic in our society is the brain-gut connection or leaky gut or anything associated with the gut.  Now, to be witty we have always understood that the brain controls the gut.  It is not some new scientific exploration.  The light-bulbs being turned on for people is the significance of the gut and how it is used as a measuring stick for our overall health.  Misalignments in the spine do not take days off.  Which means your health does not rest.  Being healthy is hard work, it all begins and ends with the central nerve system.  If your unsure about your current health status consider your gut and how it functions.  It will lead you back to the beginning.

 

 

What Does “My Back’s Out” Actually Mean?

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What Does “My Back’s Out” Actually Mean?

If you have ever heard someone say that “My back’s out”, what in actuality do you think that means?  In chiropractic schooling we have not been taught this meaning before.  This term “My back’s out” is something that our society uses to classify some sort of back ailment.  To answer the question, let’s look into what people are actually trying to make sense of.

 My Back’s Out To Dinner?

No, your back does not go out to dinner without you.  What are people actually feeling?  Enter the subluxation.  When a subluxtion is present within the spine for years and goes on unintended, it begins to manifest.  A subluxation is chronic irritation to a nerve fiber.  When a nerve becomes irritated the brain does not fully grasp what is going on inside the body.  The brain becomes disconnected and the body begins to suffer.  A subluxation creates different patterns within the body.  One doctor of chiropractic described a subluxation as creating a new inner reality of what we perceive as healthy.

Your Back Does Not Leave You

Your back cannot simply go “out.”  The cold hard truth is that what people actually begin to feel is often muscle imbalances.  When a subluxation exists for an extended period of time uncorrected the brain will create abnormal movement patterns.  These patterns are facilitated and controlled via an irritated nerve fiber.  Ask yourself, do you feel happy when you are irritated?  Most likely not, so imagine the distraught messages the nerve will be sending to the muscles when irritated for numerous years.  Chronic muscle spasms, knots, tension, and other characteristics of a subluxation will manifest superficially within your body.  Often, this is what people will begin to express as their “back going-out.”

Get “It” Back In

With regards to your back “going -out” the same can be said for your back “getting – in.”  When you do get adjusted your back does not simply go “back in.”  The noises that you hear after an adjustment is called a cavitation or often referred to as: popping, cracking, snapping, etc.  Instantly you can feel good after an adjustment due to hormones being released.  It takes time to fully retrain the central nerve system. Get your nerves checked and ask your chiropractor questions. #getchecked

Age Is Not A Disease – Why Chiropractic Works

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Age Is Not A Disease – Why Chiropractic Works

Age is not a disease.  Many new patients that begin chiropractic care and happen to be older present with numerous health problems.  The first response that is given to why this has happened is because they are “getting older.”  Our society deems that after a certain time of living everything is just completely lost.  Time for social security, AARP, pill consumption, and hospital visits.  This does not have to be the case.  Starting with a healthy body begins and ends with the inside.

The Age Of Research

It was also great to discover that after 12 weeks of chiropractic care the participants physical component of health-related quality of life had improved significantly (The Reality Check).  One of the biggest challenges we face as we age is using all of our senses together.  All your senses coordinate specific actions that the brain has to process and utilize to allow you to function.  As we age we understand that our processing is just a “little” slower than it was when we were in our twenties.  Now, it does not mean that our processing is not there though.  Multi-sensory processing is allowing the brain to coordinate proper function through specific movement of the spine.  The spine provides all nourishment to the brain to allow proper expression of health.

Age Is Beauty

Aging does not have to feared and loathed that health problems are right around the corner. Often health challenges comes with neglect that we perceive we are healthy because we “look” good on the outside.  So, age gracefully and plan on chiropractic to keep you going.  By adjusting a specific subluxation within the spine, the brain has complete awareness of what is going on.  A subluxation puts the blindfold over the brain.  Better to have awareness than to let the body guess on your health.

 

 

 

 

The Spine – Protecting Your Bodies Body Armor

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The Spine – Protecting Your Bodies Body Armor

The very first entity that is developed in the embryonic stage is the central nerve system (CNS).  This is the brain, spinal cord, and surrounding nerves.  The most important system within the entire body is the central nerve system.  For it builds, develops, and CREATES all other systems within the developing body.  Does this seem important to you?  You better believe it.  This is simply due to the fact that life would simply not exist without the CNS.  With the importance of the CNS it needs to be protected.  Enter the spine.  The spine has important roles to play.  The most obvious and distinct is to protect and provide body armor for your CNS.

The Spine Is “Outta Whack”

This verbiage is often utilized to describe something that is not really happening.  If the spine was really “outta whack” you would not be alive.  It’s just words that we like to describe some sort of pain or discomfort felt in the back region.  So, what really happens when the spine is neglected?  Subluxations occur.  Subluxations are what chiropractors are trained to locate and adjust specifically.  A subluxation creates a disconnect with the brain – body connection.  Think of the brain as the all seeing eye.  When a spinal bone/disc irritate a specific nerve fiber it creates dysfunction with what that nerve is supposed to be performing.  What is the nerve supposed to be doing?  Remember that nerve built, developed, and created all the other system in the body.  So, now it has to keep them operational.

Can I Get A New Spine

One subluxation will create havoc on the entire spine.  As a result of a subluxation the spine will create abnormal movement patterns to compensate.  Your spine needs to be freely movable and free of limitations.  Life is motion and motion is life.  Specific motion into a subluxation allows the brain – body connection to once again be established.  You only have one spine, so take care of it.  For taking care of your spine is ensuring your taking care of your health.

 

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What Is The Chiropractic Adjustment

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What is The Chiropractic Adjustment

What exactly is the chiropractic adjustment?  Many times new patients will ask this question about what exactly we are trying to achieve.  They think that we are going to snap, pop, crack, thump, explode or do something that involves loud noises to their spine.  When in fact a chiropractic adjustment is none of those.  Let’s face it, in reality if a chiropractor really “cracked” your neck…come on now.

Specificity Is Key With A Chiropractic Adjustment

Specificity is key when understanding the adjustment.  If there is no specificity to an adjustment being delivered, then it’s basically like a pill.  Everyone gets the same dose and you have to take it 2x a day.  What?  If chiropractic is not specific, it is nothing at all.  Start with x-ray analysis.  In order to truly “see” what is going on with someones health, utilize the x-ray.  What about children and pregnant mothers?  Obviously x-ray analysis is not performed in these situations.

What Do Chiropractors Even Adjust?

Subluxation’s.  A subluxation is when a spinal nerve has chronic irritation that becomes dysfunctional and changes the messages that the brain receives.  This is due to your bodies inability to adapt to a stress placed on it.   A subluxation inhibits the way the brain acts and interprets incoming and outgoing data.  The rest of the body as a result will be in an altered state as well to compensate.

Reconnecting After A Chiropractic Adjustment

When a specific subluxation is located, the adjustment must be precise.  The speed of the adjustment must be 200 milliseconds to deliver accurate results.  Just think of starting up an engine.  You do not crank nice and slow and hope for something to happen.  FAST!  With intent!  An adjustment is felt by the para-spinal muscles (muscles attached to the spine) which are connected via nerves.  After a specific adjustment the muscle spindles feed proper information back to the brain (via happy nerves).  Thus, reestablishing proper movement in the spine.  With proper movement, and adjusting a subluxation the spinal nerves restore natural patterns of input back to the brain.  Healing…adapting.

 

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Things To Look For When Buying Health

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Things To Look For When Buying Health

The health market is and always will be filled with the latest and newest fad.  Why?  Because we assume that health is something that can be bought, bartered, traded, or consumed.  A reference that I often think about when it comes to buying health is the Kevin Costner movie Tin Cup.  In  shortened version, Costner loses his dominate swing and decides that what he needs is exactly what he doesn’t.  Gimmicks.  He buys the latest and newest gimmicks that will “improve” his swing.  Our health is often associated with the same tendencies.

Beware Of The Doctor Recommendation

When the key tagline of the product states that it is doctor recommended, you need to stop and think.  Top variable to consider when thinking about a product is that health sells.  Where does the money trail lead to?  Just because a doctor puts a credibility stamp on it, means nothing.  Remember back in the day doctors used to endorse smoking.  Google the verb age “doctors and smoking” and follow the trail.

The Instant Fix Of Buying Health

Guess what?  There is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to health.  Time is the biggest factor.  When you have 2 week fads or other shenanigans claiming to do this or that.  Come back to reality.  Any change that you are looking to acquire will take time.  This concept of change on the body requires time.  If you are constantly shocking the body with this diet, and this pill, and this supplement for only short periods of time, you are wasting your money.  Buying health requires time.

Health Has Not Changed & Nor Will It

The claims will never stop of the newest and latest gadget to shed off pounds or any other device that is invented to make a quick buck.  So, just ignore them.  Get back to the basics that have survived the test of time.  Superficially to be healthy you need to eat a substantial diet and exercise.  Simple.  On the inside of the body make sure your central nerve system is running at 100%.  If you are looking to be healthy do you choose the hospital or the chiropractic office?  Simple.  Chiropractic care makes sure that the well people stay well.  Chiropractic care is done without lotions, potions, gimmicks, or fads.

 

 

It’s What’s Inside That Counts: Facts About The Spine

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It’s What’s Inside That Counts: 3 Facts About The Spine

The age old adage, “It’s what’s inside that counts.”  Powerful words to live by if you actually break the sentence down and live by it.  The healthiest people are the ones that understand health begins from the inside.  Specifically speaking the spine which houses the central nerve system.  For the sake of the blog we will be talking directly about the spine (spinal column, the vertebrae).  Not neglecting the importance of the central nerve system, just separating out the two distinct entities.

Fact 1: The Sole Importance Of Your Spine

The spine is also known as the spinal column, vertebral column, or even people say your back bone.  Whatever suits your fancy.  The first importance of the spine is to be a coat of armor for the most important thing in your entire body, the central nerve system.  The spine is made up of 24 collective bones.  Bones are hard and dense.  They serve to protect you and keep your central nerve system from harms way.

Fact 2:  It’s All About Curves

The spinal column is designed to have 3 curvatures within it when viewing somebody from the side view.  These curves act as giant shock absorbs for your constant wear and tear on the body.  When you look at someone face to face there the spinal column should be completely straight.  Gravity is constantly being applied to you everyday.  Having strong structural curves allows your body to adapt to the physical stress.

Fact 3:  Start Young When Addressing The Spine

Guess what?  Kids and chiropractic makes sense.  Did you know that children have approximately 33 vertebrae?  The word approximately is used loosely due to the fact that they are still growing.  These bones are constantly being formed and fused together. It is no secret to parents that health problems begin early in life.  Look at the physical stress a child endures during birth, learning to crawl, walk, run, dance, and live.  Look towards the spinal column to address ones overall health.

3 Facts About Chiropractic Adjustments

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3 Facts About Chiropractic Adjustments

Specificity Is Key For Chiropractic Adjustments

Every organ, tissue, gland, and cell is maintained and controlled via your central nerve system.  Chiropractic focuses specifically and solely on the central nerve system.  A subluxation is when a vertebrae places pressure on a nerve.  This pressure is very minimal, the weight of a dime.  This pressure creates dysfunction by limiting the firing potential of the nerve.  Thus creating chaos within ones body.  Finding the right subluxation is unique and specific towards you.  A chiropractic adjustments have to have rationale.  X-ray analysis allows chiropractic to see what’s really going on.  It limits all guessing.

Speed Is A Must For Chiropractic Adjustments

Speed is defiantly a huge component of a chiropractic adjustment.  In order to impact the central nerve system, chiropractors have to influence spinal function.  A chiropractic adjustment needs to be delivered in under 200 milliseconds to induce physiological changes.  Chiropractors need to be faster than their patients.  Simple.  An easy way to think about speed is understanding applying force against somebody.  Our immediate response when someone leans on us is to activate muscles to counter the action.  Subluxations alter the brain processing which creates spinal function to be guarded.  When somehting is guarded it’s protected.  An adjustment has to be faster than your muscle response.

What Do Chiropractic Adjustments Actually Do

After a specific chiropractic adjustment to a subluxation, the body has no other option but to adapt…HEAL.  Adapting allows processing and integration of the brain to be optimal.  It restore proper function to the body as a whole.  An adjustment evokes para-spinal muscles to fire and send messages back to the brain.  Which in turn reconnects the brain-body connection.  Thus allowing your body to adapt to the stress placed on it.  Think of this way.  A subluxation alters input from the brain to the body.  It disconnects the messages and scrambles them up.  A specific chiropractic adjustment reconnects the pathway.

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