Jul 012012

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Chiropractic has a simple philosophy that can enhance your life and make you a happier, healthier person. Many people do not understand the purpose of chiropractic and how it can benefit even the youngest of patients. That’s right; kids (and babies) can derive great benefit from chiropractic care for the same reasons that adults see such amazing changes to their health. The truth of the matter is that chiropractic is a tool to help your body do what it already does every day; keep your body healthy and functioning properly.

Chiropractic care helps restore nervous system function by seeking out subluxations in the spine. As you may already know, your spine is made up of 24 bones that house your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is the bridge from your brain to the rest of the nerves that run to every cell, tissue and organ in your body. A subluxation happens when one of your 24 spinal bones move out of place due to such things as stress, trauma, physical exertion, etc.

A subluxation is a serious issue that results in pressure being placed on the nerves that exit between the bones of your spine. It may not be painful or even noticeable, but it can create long-term problems and cause degeneration within the bones of the spine. If left untreated, the subluxation may lead to great pain and will eventually create more serious health issues.
Imagine a garden hose. If you have a garden hose hooked up to a sprinkler in your yard and you stand on the hose, you will find that the water flow decreases to the sprinkler. When you step off, the flow of water is restored without restriction and the sprinkler is once again operating at its full potential.
This same thing may be happening within your nervous system as you read this article.
For this reason, it is important that subluxations are eliminated before they have a chance to do damage. We all have a spine, and these problems can begin from birth. If you have ever watched a baby being born, you might realize how much exertion is placed on the head and particularly the neck during the process. A baby can very well be subluxated from the birth process alone. This can lead to immediate health issues and hamper proper development.
While children are more resilient to these issues than adults, they are not resistant to them entirely. Eliminating subluxations in the spine before they have a chance to cause degeneration will allow a child’s body to stop a potential problem before it starts. Most adults seek chiropractic care only after a problem becomes noticeable. At that point in time the damage has already occurred and we must play catch-up to restore proper nervous system function. If the degeneration is too severe, it will not be correctable.

This article has been written by DR. AMY SPOELSTRA. The original link is below:


Jun 152012

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Your neck pain may be of many types and varieties. Many causes of neck pain are generally overlooked and when untreated then inevitably lead to degeneration of the discs, bones and joints. Early arthritis and pain ensues.

Knowing this outcome is inevitable and practicing as a chiropractor for many years I was more than just interested the other day by an article in a prestigious Medical Journal which revealed that the degeneration of the spine, particularly of the neck, is strongly associated with osteoporosis at that site as well.

Osteoporosis, the loss or lack of structural integrity from a loss of bone density is a common finding especially among the North American population. There is a direct relationship between osteoporosis and vitamin D3 production which is greatly enhanced through metabolic generators prompted in the skin while being irradiated by sunlight. Vitamin D also promotes healthy arteries, supports blood pressure as well as the immune functions and glucose metabolism.

All that is of interest but if you have neck pain it is unlikely that just getting more sunlight, supplementation of vitamin D3 or any of the other “plethora’ of treatments out there will slow down never mind reverse degenerative disc disease of the neck even if you can reverse some of the osteoporosis present.

The article I mentioned caught my interest because it dealt with something that chiropractors have been saying publicly for over 100 years. Chiropractors have been extolling the virtues of spinal manipulation particularly exact vertebral adjustments of high velocity but low impact on the “subluxated” or misaligned bones of our human body. Chiropractic adjustments are done by hand.

The article said the degeneration of the bone and disc along with local osteopenia or reduced calcium density at the level of degeneration of the neck is due to the loss or lack of mobility of the pieces making up the human spine. Evidently the motion of the bony segments stimulate the automatic nerves on how to tend to their flock, the parts and pieces making up the whole.

For years and years chiropractors have been extolling the necessity to mobilize the subluxations of the human frame, particularly the spine. We as a profession are not alone in our desire to reproduce a healthy and mobile segmented body frame and structure. Other professions such as medicine and physiotherapy along with the practices of yoga, massage and exercise especially with a trainer, which includes weight lifting, have a desire and some impact on improving the range of motion (ROM) of the joints of the body. If you are stiff you are old.

However, and I would like this to be perfectly clear to all of you interested in restoring your health, historically it is only the chiropractor that is trained and duty bound to find and then adjust to mobilize and restore the maximum ROM of the bodies joints, throughout the human frame, but especially those of the vertebrae that make up our spine.

It is now evident that the nervous systems depend upon low resistance to their “flow,” their “force” in order to inform the brain about what is necessary to nourish its body parts in an ongoing manner. Furthermore resistance to the force of the vital signals carried by nerves throughout our body compromise function electrochemically as well. And we are an electromagnetic manufacturing plant. First we breathe then we eat, from the womb to the tomb. We eat to turn the vitality within our food first into sugar and then into energy which when combined with oxygen in the brain forces the current flow within the nerves.

So how does this affect your neck pain? Loss of mobility of the neck bones is both frequent and common. That jerk to the neck in the car or that strain of the muscles from painting the living room or that long shopping trip with those heavy bags can all cause a loss of mobility of the boney segments of the neck and upper back with the ribs. Frequently tossing a set of dumbbells even if they are light in weight may cause a subluxation of the bony joints at many and various joint levels.

Once present the loss of ROM at that level resists the flow of the nerve signals and the body loses information to and from the brain about how to take care of itself. Then the loss turns to structural compromise as the uninformed brain cannot take care of its body parts. Segmental distortion and then degeneration ensues and of course the pain from stress of dysfunction is what we inevitably feel.

Drugs will never return the loss of motion to the body parts. Neither will yoga or traction or massage nor any other attempted procedures get deep enough to rout out the loss of full and healthy segmental movement from subluxation. When a body is compromised and the muscles holding it upright fail, the leaning and stressed column of the spine will never heal. The spine or any other joint axis must be held in a normal fully functioning position for them to heal and restore nerve functions.

Thus the chiropractor still stands alone in his vigil of helping mankind by willing the ability of his brain and his hands to go deep into your body to the stressed bony tissues and with his knowledgeable and powerful will he specifically adjusts the body segments at their joints to get them to wake up and become part of the whole again.

Apparently this method of the chiropractor, his adjustment, also restores the go and flow of the nerves which then nourish both the hard and soft tissues and returns to normal the functions of the human systems.

So if your neck is sore and you haven’t attempted to reduce the pain and dysfunction with chiropractic care then I would advise you to quickly get on with that before the degeneration and the subluxations, the loss of the range of motion, allow you to wither and age prematurely.

And be assured that chiropractic neck adjustments are safe for all ages. When administered by a trained professional you can be confident your neck and its vertebrae are in safe hands.

This article has been written by By Brian G. Blower, DC.  The original link is below:


Apr 012012

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We can help!

Chiropractic is a health-care profession aimed to non-surgecly cure disorders of the nervous system and/or musculoskeletal system applying spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures.The goal of a chiropractic treatment for your back pain is to align the body, improve its functionality, reduce nerve irritability and restore range of motion in the back.

We may help you get rid of your back pain without utilizing drugs and even help you avoid a back surgery.

To schedule your appointment and to find our whether we can help YOU, call 912-351-3644 or e-mail DrDay@DayChiropracticSavannah.com

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