Monday, September 9, 2019

Chiropractic Myths

Chiropractic Myths

There are few people that talk about chiropractic and how it hurts. I'm going to do something special today because... I think, once you know the truth, you know why these are myths.

Myth #1- Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt. 
FACT: Most patients actually feel a sense of relief, and the adjustment will cause no pain. As a doctor of chiropractic I make adjustments to your spine through specific movements - shifting the body to provide motion to the joints that may be "locked up."

Myth #2 - Chiropractic Care is Very Expensive.
FACT: Studies indicate that chiropractic care is actually more cost-effective that traditional medicine. Some doctors and several researchers examined data from 85,000 people utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield over a period of 2 years. They found that people who receive treatment for low back pain through a chiropractic doctor instead of a medical doctor -- incurred costs that were 40% lower! Now I don't know about you, but that sounds like chiropractic care is actually less expensive. I don't know the last time you were in the hospital, but if you're in there at least three days your bill will be over $100,000 dollars on most occasions.

Would you rather be wealthy or just not poor?
Would you rather be attractive or just not ugly?
Would you rather be fit or just not fat?
Would you rather be happy or just not miserable?
Would you rather be successful or just not destitute?

Would you rather be HEALTHY or just not SICK?

These questions seem simple, but sadly, most people go through life with the high goal of simply avoiding sickness. A lot of people think that as long as they are not sick that they must be healthy, but that is as flawed a thought as saying "as long as I am not in debt, then i must be rich." It just doesn't work that way!

It comes down to focusing on the positive rather than merely avoiding the negative. Each day people take medication to simply remove symptoms and then call that "healthcare." How on earth could that be called healthcare when you aren't working toward health... You are just working to avoid sickness? I call what most Americans are doing "sick-care" rather than health care.

The take home message is that chiropractic promote health by removing interference body ability to function as its God-given potential.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Arthritis Patients Turn to Chiropractic

Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of your joints. Inflammation of the joints from arthritis is catarterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth. Tenderness of the inflamed join can be present. Loss of range of motion and deformity can also result. Certain forms of arthritis can also be associated with pain and inflammation of tendons surrounding your joints. 

Millions of people suffer daily with pain and disability form arthritis or its complications. Moreover, many of the forms of arthritis, because they are rheumatic disease, can cause symptoms affecting various organs of the body that do not directly involve the joints. 

Therefore, symptoms in some patients with certain forms of arthritis can also include fever, gland swelling, weight loss, fatigue, feeling unwell, and even symptoms from abnormalities of organs such as the lungs, heart or kidneys.

The Annals of Internal Medicine (of all places) published the results of a survey of 232 people who has arthritis and were under rheumatologist care. Of those responding to the survey 63% were using some form of "complementary car" as named by the study.

Of those people that responded, 31% were using chiropractic.

These numbers may themselves be grossly under reported as only 45% of the patients told their doctor about using the other forms of care. A lot of patients never tell their M.D./D.O. that they are using a Doctor of Chiropractic. 

These reported numbers translate to over 19% of the public who are seeing a rheumatologist and also a chiropractor act the same time. 

Possibly the most impressive statistic was that 73% of those trying chiropractic found it helpful. The reason given why people said they tried the non-medical care was to 'control pain', because they "hears it helps", "because it is safe", "because it helped someone they know", and "because their prescription medication wasn't working".

Chiropractic care is great for PAIN CONTROL, but don't forget... it helps every cell tissue, and organ in your body. 


The idea that disease can be cured and that it should be cured and that cures exist, if only they can be found, (cancer, MS, Lou Gehrig's) came into existence in the days of ignorance and darkest superstition

The idea simply stated, is that health can be restored without removing the causes of its impairment. The idea is that some extra-vital agent or influence can, of its own power, restore health to a sick organism 

Only Your Body Heals
All You Have to Do Is Remove the Interference
Chiropractic Adjustments Remove the Interference

No More Ear Infections?

The constant crying and sleepless nights take as much f a toll on parents as they do on the child.Ear infections (which is called acute otitis media) are one of the top reasons for pediatrician appointments and about 50% of all children experience their first one before they even reach their first birthday!

This Does NOT Have To Happen 

The symptoms of ear infection may include pain, fever, irritability, and loss of appetite. Pulling on the ear or shaking their head is usually a sigh that your child has ear pain.

Sometimes the pressure causing the pain in the middle ear builds to a point where the eardrum bursts, and blood and pus are discharged from the ear, giving you real cause for concern. 

Relax, generally your child will feel better once this has occurred and the hole in the ear allows any remaining fluid to drain.

Many pediatricians treat ear infections with a round of antibiotics. Chronic ear infections? The doctor will usually recommend insertion of ear tunes to "keep everything working properly."

Heres something most people don't realize. Research over the past decade or so shows that a conservative approach is often the best response. In fact, recurrent ear infections often result from medication given to your child for the first ear infection, including chiders pain relievers and decongestants! 

Some believe that allergies, particularity to dairy products which increase mucous production, may cause chronic ear infections. Once removed form your child's diet, the incidence of ear infections may drop significantly. Breast feeding, particularly during the first few months of life, is associated with fewer ear infections in babies; it also gives added protection against other types of infection.

One study found that 93 percent of all childhood ear infections improved with chiropractic care. Seventy-five percent of the cases showed improvement in less than 10 days  while  43 percent improved with only an adjustment or two! all this without drugs or surgery! Do you have-pro know- a child we can help?

What are artificial dyes doing to us and our children?

That have been linked to a wide variety of learning and concentration issues. they are strongly associates with ADHD. Kids in particular are sensitive to these effects and on top of that, many kid's foods are loaded with artificial colors. Look for them on labels. They are already banned in parts of Europe ver these concerns. The worst ones are: red 3 & 40, yellow 5 & 6, and blue 2.