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The Number One Reason to See a Chiropractor

What is the number one reason to see a Chiropractor? Is it because you have pain? Pain is a good reason but there is one fundamental problem with waiting until something hurts before you see a chiropractor; Pain and problem are not the same thing. By the time you are experiencing pain you typically have had a problem brewing for months, years or even decades. Unfortunately if a problem has been developing for that long …

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Symptoms or Causes-Numbness or Functional Restoration

It is easy to accept that when you have a tooth ache that you have a problem that is causing pain and that the pain is not the problem. The problem, whether it be a cracked tooth, decay or whatever, is the CAUSE of the pain and the pain is only a SYMPTOM. A SYMPTOM is a very different thing than the CAUSE. The dentist could treat your symptom by giving you a shot to …

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Should I get the flu shot?

What is the Flu? The Flu is a respiratory infection that produces chills, fever, a sore throat, muscle aches and lasts about a week.   Each year millions of people rush to get their annual flu shot hoping to stay healthy and well through the coming flu season. The results seem to be mixed. Some people do seem to make it through the flu season unscathed, but others have less favorable results. Each year, I …

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Vaccines: Are They Safe and Effective?

The topic of vaccines and if they are safe and effective comes up quite frequently in my office. For some, this can be a very sensitive subject. Some parents claim that their child was indeed harmed by vaccines. Other parents claim that their children received all their vaccines and had no negative reactions. The purpose of this article is not to cause inflammatory conversations but to hopefully stimulate a positive and informing dialog. Each of …

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It’s Not About the Score

Do you remember what your most recent SHA (spinal health assessment) score is? What do you want your SHA score to be? A score of 90 or above means that your spinal health is good. It means that you are in homeostasis and you are able to adapt to the stressors you place your nerve system under. If your score is less than 90 then you are moving in the wrong direction and cannot adapt …

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Should We Trust the Drugs We Take?

Some governmental organizations are pressuring the FDA to approve drugs faster, but researchers at Yale found that nearly a third of all drugs approved between 2001 through 2010 had major safety issues after they were made widely available to patients.1   A good question then is: If you are having symptoms or pain, should medication be your first choice?   Our bodies adapt to the changes that we put them up to. The changes are …

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Should You Take Cholesterol Lowering Drugs?

  I frequently get asked the question, should I continue to take cholesterol lowering drugs, known as Statins?   My first answer is to ask your Medical Doctor. It is not in the scope of Chiropractic to prescribe or “anti-prescribe” any medications. However, you and I can quickly do a search of what the literature says regarding this and other topics. Therefore I will be clear that this article is not giving medical advice. It …

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Do Painkillers Work for Back Pain?

Painkillers such as aspirin, Aleve and Advil don’t help most people with back pain, a new review finds. The researchers estimated that only one in six people gained a benefit from taking these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Meanwhile, previous research has suggested that another common painkiller, Tylenol (acetaminophen), isn’t very useful either, the study authors added. The findings raise the prospect that no over-the-counter painkillers really ease back pain, at least in the short term, …

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Do You Have Movement Deficiency Syndrome?

  If you don’t exercise regularly you will have movement deficiency syndrome. But what is so wrong with that?   “Because it is well established that aerobic exercise conditioning can alter autonomic balance (increasing parasympathetic tone and decreasing sympathetic activity), a prudently designed exercise program could prove to be an effective and nonpharmacological antiarrhythmic intervention.”1     The author of the paper is stating that it is well established that physical activity status is a …

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Will Exercise Make You Smarter?

  “A study led by researchers at Columbia University provides the first evidence in humans that a structured exercise training program increases neurogenesis (the birth and development of new nerve cells) in a memory hub of the brain.   The area, a subregion of the hippocampus called the dentate gyrus, is one of only two brain regions for which the evidence for lifelong neurogenesis is incontrovertible, and it is particularly vulnerable to age-related degeneration.”1 In …

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