How You “Think” Doesn’t Impact My Health…Think Again!

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Thinking Doesn’t Impact My Health…Think Again!

Think About What You Think About

Most people would suspect that physical trauma is the number one reason why people seek Chiropractic care.  But in actuality, the number one reason why people seek care is due to how they think, or emotional stress.  How you think directly impacts your health.  Early Chiropractic philosophy stated that “Auto-Suggestions” was one reason why people would seek care.  It was their inability to adapt to their own auto-suggestions.  Today we supplement the phrase auto-suggestions with stress.  Stress is what brings people into the office.  Our thinking process either creates positive affirmations or emotional stress.

The Chemical Break-Down of Thinking

When your body begins to become bombarded with obligations such as bills, taxes, and daily routines, internal changes occur that alter your thought process.  Chemically, your internal monolog will increase adrenalin, blood glucose, cortisol, and even cholesterol levels.  Serotonin will be the one chemical that actually decreases as a result of stress.  Serotonin, commonly known as the “happiness chemical”, is a huge factor in your mood and getting quality sleep to rest your body.

The Physiological Response to Thinking

The chemicals in the previous paragraph will begin to alter your brain activity and how your body responds.  So, how you think now will begin to impact your health in a way you can understand…in a way that you actually feel. Your quality of sleep is severely depleted, your immune system is compromised, heart rate will spike, and your blood pressure will begin to rise.  Along with these noticeable symptoms, you will also feel increased muscle tension and knots along the spine.  All of this as a result of your thinking!

Chiropractic Can Change How You Think

When the spine is properly aligned and free of interference, your thought process is limited in its negative abilities.  After receiving a specific chiropractic adjustment, there is a 99% correlation that your pre-frontal cortex becomes enhanced.  What does this mean?  The pre-frontal cortex of your brain controls planning, complex cognitive behavior, personality, expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior.  In simple terms, it controls how you think.  Specific chiropractic adjustments help the positive thought process.  Stay adjusted, stay positive!




How To Ditch The Junk And Create Health

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Ditch the Junk and Create Health

Is It Healthcare or Sick-care?

It’s the end of January and the New Year started with a BANG.  Either you have set the stage to create health and are continuing on your journey, or maybe you just need a little push.  The “healthcare” industry thrives on the New Year and people looking for a fresh start.  Wikipedia put the definition of “Healthcare Industry” as such: The healthcare industry is an aggregation and integration of sectors within the economic system that provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care.  The healthcare industry is ranked 4th of all industries in the United States.  When measuring the US healthcare compared to others, study after study continuously ranked the US in the bottom half.  What exactly does that mean?  Despite high spending on health care, the U.S. population has poor health.

Create Health by Eliminating Junk

To create health, you need to eliminate the junk that you have been exposed to.  Gimmicks, trends, health fads and the newest and latest PILLS.  It’s literally junk.  Here’s a nice tid-bit of information for you.  The FDA stated that 70% of all supplement companies violate agency rules.  This means there is no filter for what they can create, produce and SAY to get you thinking that you will benefit from one of their potions. This is not even talking about medicine and the pills they produce, this is just the supplement industry itself.  Just think, if their efficacy has such low standards, what other rules are they manipulating?  They will say anything to make you think that they can “cure, heal, or fix” you.

Create Health with the Foundation First

A healthy inside creates a healthy outside.  The inside we are referring to is the central nerve system (CNS).  The CNS made every organ, tissue, and cell in your body.  If you want to be healthy make sure your spine, which protects the CNS, is completely free of interference. It’s no secret, trend, or new fad that creating a healthy you begins with the inside first.  Specific Chiropractic care does not sell you anything.  Chiropractic care only enables your body to do what it is supposed to do…be healthy.  #getchecked

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.


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.





What To Do With Constant Muscle Tension?

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What To Do With Constant Muscle Tension?

Muscle tension often shows up after a vigorous exercise or a new activity that your body is not used to.  This tension should dissipate after a couple of days.  That is considered a normal chain of events.  If the muscle tension exists for an extended period of time, somethings up.  If you find yourself at the end of the day having the same tension over and over again, your body is not healing.  The body is trying to communicate to you, just listen.

Deep Muscle Tension

Your body always works from inside to out.  The central nerve system coordinates all activity for the musckelskeletal system.  Muscles do not upset the firing capacity of a nerve.  A nerve becomes irritated and upsets the muscles the nerve is controlling .  If a specific nerve in your spine has chronic irritation as a direct result the muscles it controls will be irritated as well.  This irritation occurs from subluxations within the body.  A subluxation irritates a nerve thus rendering the nerve to be below its optimal potential.  Think of irritation as dropping a phone call that is vitally important.  This will happen over and over again.

Undo The Tension From Within

Tension is one symptom that your body will reveal when a subluxation is present for a period of time.  Loss of energy, poor sleeping habits, inability to heal from stress in your life.  Allow your body to heal and adapt with specific chiropractic care.  Chiropractor’s are the only profession that allow your body to heal from within by adjusting subluxations.  Chronic tension you can feel on the outside of your body.  Imagine what that tension does to the inside of the body.  Health is more than just “How You Feel.”  Health is about expressing your optimal potential on a daily basis.



Day One Adjustments

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Day One Adjustments

Do you remember the very first time you were adjusted by a chiropractor?  Do you remember your very first experience in this world, birth?  The birth process is an amazing event and something that is cherished by all parents.  Having your child start life off with a BANG, with a specific chiropractic adjustment is not only ideal, it makes sense!  People often don’t think of the birth process as a traumatic event.  Imagine knowing what you know now if you had to do it all over again and pass through a very small canal, probably would not be the top thing on your list to do.  Just think about the entire 9 months leading up to the birth, the body is constantly changing and growing.  The development of the nerve system is the first “thing” to begin to develop in a fetus.  The nerve system is the master controller of the entire body.  Chiropractic care focuses specifically and solely on the nerve system with specific adjustments.


A long healthy life begins with day one, having your child checked for possible nerve dysfunction right away and having a chiropractic adjustment if necessary is optimal.  Even the tiniest of the tiniest can benefit from adjustments, chiropractic is safe and effective in allowing the body to restore or maintain proper balance.  Think of all the metabolic, chemical, hormonal changes that your child will be experiencing upon that first day; new stressors are going to be in effect and attacking the body.  Best to make sure that every experience your child encounters is with a clear and functioning nerve system.  Life for the newborn depends upon the preservation and healthy functioning of the brain stem and spinal cord at the level of the upper neck – Abraham Towbin M.D. – Harvard Medical School.  Adjustments are crucial for allowing the body to express its innate ability to regulate and control life at its best.


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The word posture plays a huge role in our day to day lives.  A seemingly small thing that adds up over time.  For some we assume proper posture is sticking the chest out and holding our head up straight.  This definitely plays a role, yet there are more important factors that directly affect this.  When referring to posture we are talking about our spine.  Our spine encases and protects our most important component of our body, our nerve system.  When looking at someone from the front they should have no curves in their body (spinal curvatures that is).  When viewing somebody from the side though, there should be three spinal curvatures.  We have to remember that gravity effects us our entire life (kind of an important thing), and hose spinal curvatures serve to act as giant shock absorber’s as we go through life.posture

What plagues our overall posture?  The most notorious factor that can wreak havoc on our everyday posture is sitting.  Sitting distorts and imposes improper weight upon our spine which has a direct correlation on how our body functions.  This is due to the fact that when our nerve system has improper curvatures our entire body works differently.  Think of it this way, telephone poles are usually straight so that they can send messages back and forth without disturbance.  When a telephone line is down, there is no communication to be delivered.  A downed power line is similar to that of a subluxation.  A subluxation is when a spinal bone moves and applies direct pressure upon a nerve thus disturbing the flow of communication from your brain to your body.  Improper posture creates dysfunction within the entire body because your communication is inhibited.  Poor posture over time can create such disturbances as subluxations.  

Subluxations are re-occurring downed power lines that disrupts your entire body.  Improper posture over time can maintain and support these subluxations in a negative way.  This occurs by your body giving you signs and symptoms to let you know that something is WRONG.  Specific chiropractic adjustments will and do help correct posture by removing the interference (subluxation), thus allowing your body to maintain proper function.  


Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is and should be essential for all mothers.  Most mothers out there are thinking “Isn’t that going to harm my baby?”  If you have a properly functioning nerve system, you will have less stress on your overall body.  Pregnancy is a very stressful process that is placed upon our mother’s.  This stress can add up and wreak havoc on an expecting mother.  Chiropractic care during pregnancy will improve posture, reduce the muscle pain and tension, and most importantly relieve pressure on the nerves and spine.  Chiropractic care during pregnancy may even lead to shorter labor times with less medical intervention.  Mothers are designed for birth; the less medical intervention the better.  The healthier and more natural pregnancy you have leads to healthy babies.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is solely centered around relieving pressure on the nerves and spine.  As an expecting mother’s body begins to change: tilting of the pelvis, compensating walking pattern, increased head shift, these changes begin to add up.  Head shift will often lead to neck and shoulder discomfort due to the stress your muscles are putting on your nerves.  The tilting of your pelvis to center your balance will often lead to back pain and maybe even sciatica.  Your compensating walking pattern disturbs your IT bands and inflames your hips.  All of these “Fun Changes” are happening within a shortened amount of time.  All of these changes are stressful on your body.  Chiropractic care is recommended for new and expecting mothers.  More energy during pregnancy and less discomfort sounds like a win-win.  Pregnancy is probably one of the most amazing times that we are fortunate to go through (writes the male doctor)!  Allow and give your body the relief and energy it needs naturally with chiropractic care.

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Kids and Chiropractic

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Kids and Chiropractic

Kids and chiropractic?  Kids need chiropractic as well?  Well, we hope this thought process does not elude you!  Yes, of course kids and chiropractic!  First major physical trauma that we all endure regardless of how awesome it was… birth.  Just imagine some of the births when forceps and vacuums have to be used!  Kids and chiropractic is vital for their success in life.  Having your kids growing and functioning the way they are supposed to be is very ideal!  All parents love their kids, so lets make sure our kids our growing the way they should be!  What can a chiropractor do for my kids?  Making sure your kid is developing at optimal functioning capacity!  How does a chiropractor do that?  By removing interference and dysfunction from their bodies, just like adults!  However, kids have certain windows of opportunity to develop.  Their glands are developing for a certain amount of time then stop, their heart is developing for  a certain amount of time then stops, their lungs, organs, ligaments, etc etc.  Who controls their development?  Their nerve system!  If their nerve system is not functioning correctly their body is not developing correctly.

How do you determine if their nerves are dys-functioning?  Kids and chiropractic is just like adults and chiropractic.  We take x-rays if necessary, check for possible subluxations that cause dysfunction in their nerves, and then adjust those specific segments.  Proper preparation means that we do not have to adjust anything that doesn’t need adjusted, so we don’t guess on their health just like adults!  No medication, no drug can properly establish communication so your body functions the way it is supposed to be.  Kids and chiropractic sets a foundation for a healthy life.  If you are looking for preventative measures to ensure your kids develop and function the way they were supposed to be……healthy…then chiropractic is your means of accomplishing this.

Cost Effective Health Care

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Cost Effective Health Care

Cost effective health care in the form of chiropractic.  Chiropractic is not sick insurance, life insurance, or disability insurance.  Chiropractic care is health care!  Health care is exactly in the words, you are wanting to maintain your health.  Health does not come in the form of pills or surgery.  Health care comes in the form of allowing your body to be at its peak potential!  In comparison with other forms of care: “Reduced odds of surgery were observed for…those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers [with back injuries] who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor.”-Keeney et al (2012), Spine.  Seems like that is cost effective!  

“Low back pain initiated with a doctor of chiropractic (DC) saves 40 percent on health care costs when compared with care initiated through a medical doctor (MD), according to a study that analyzed data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) beneficiaries in Tennessee over a two-year span,” –Liliedahl et al (2010), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.  The concept of health care is to REMAIN HEALTHY.  Your greatest asset hands down, that everyone has is the ability to alter  your health.  “Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions. CAM patient surveys show that chiropractors are used more often than any other alternative provider group and patient satisfaction with chiropractic care is very high,”-Meeker, Haldeman (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine.  Health care without restrictions and without medication, sounds like it makes sense.  Have your nerves checked by a chiropractor.