I recently found this instruction sheet on the American Chiropractic Association website. I feel that it has some good information and some good graphics. This is a good one for the refrigerator door! Click HERE to download and print it.
Author: John J. Collins, DC Source: Americhiro.org Copyright: Amerchiro.org 2009
Folks. It is that time of year again! Time to frighten and misinform (using 'half truths') the public about the necessity of flu vaccines. Except this year, we have the new issue of H1N1 Flu (aka Swine Flu). The TRUTH is this: The BEST way to protect yourself and your family is by eating properly, getting and staying active, getting sufficient rest, having a healthy and optimally-functioning spine and being socially-engaged in something that is meaningful to you. Finally, taking reasonable precautions to avoid exposure to contagious individuals will also be beneficial. Thank goodness there are a growing number of doctors in the 'mainstream' who are willing to speak the truth about what the SCIENCE actually says regarding these issues. Here is one such guy. (If you do not see the embedded video below, click HERE to view it.)
Author: John J. Collins, DC Source: John J. Collins, DC Copyright: John J. Collins, DC 2009
If you've ever experienced back pain, and who really hasn't, you'll understand the following excerpt from a recent article published in the July/August 2009 AARP Health Newsletter (AARP.org):
"The first time I thought it was a quirk. The second time I thought it was a coincidence. The third time I would have sat up and taken notice - but I couldn't sit up. And the fourth time my back went out - leaving me supine for a week, except for when I crawled to the bathroom - I was forced to take action… Despite the pervasiveness of the problem, there are few clear guidelines on how to properly diagnose and treat low back pain, leaving sufferers like me to try one therapy after another. Thankfully that disjointed approach is starting to change, as a slew of new research sheds light on what works and what doesn't. I've consolidated that research here - and consulted half a dozen experts in low back pain - to help you ease your agonizing aches."
In this article, the author provides a brief description of his personal incident of back pain as well as recommended treatments based on the most current and sound research available. In describing certain treatments for back pain, which he states "really be called spine pain because that complex of bones is the center beam of the system that holds us erect," he comments on his finding for chiropractic care:
"Chiropractic - To clarify a common misunderstanding: chiropractors don't 'crack your back.' That popping sound is a gas bubble being released from between two joints that have been coaxed into alignment. A study published in 2002 found that patients with low back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement after one month than those treated by physicians."
While there are several studies showing overwhelming evidence of chiropractic's benefits for those suffering from back and spinal problems, we thought we'd share one back pain sufferer's findings and recommendations. If you or others are suffering from back, neck and/or spinal problems, contact our office today for a safe, comprehensive evaluation.
Author: ChiroPlanet.com Source: AARP Health Newsletter (AARP.org); July & August 2009. Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009
Attention to you all! Were you aware that October is officially National Chiropractic Month? Each year our friends at the American Chiropractic Association sponsor a nationwide observance in October to focus on helping certain public health problems through safe, natural chiropractic care.
This year, the main focus is the effectiveness of chiropractic in the care
for some of the most common forms of headaches. Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches? Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in the care for some of the most common types of headaches such as muscle tension and cervicogenic headaches (head pain originating from structures located in the neck). If you are suffering from headaches, contact our office for an evaluation today!
Consuming plentiful amounts of whole grain foods appears to ward off high blood pressure according to the latest research. Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a new study found men with the largest consumption of whole grain foods (52 grams/day) were 19 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure as compared with men consuming just 3 grams of whole grains daily. The process of refining grains results in the removal of their outer coating making them more quickly absorbed by the body (and thus, potentially turning into body fat more easily) as well as removing many beneficial nutrients. Thus, when purchasing grain products, it’s better to choose whole grain foods as compared with refined foods. Another finding researchers noted was that men who consumed more whole grain foods also tended to gain less weight. Of course, everything in moderation.
Author: ChiroPlanet.com Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 2009. Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009