I’d Rather Be Fishing

I’d Rather Be Fishing

There was a time where tackle boxes were used to hold fishing gear. Bobbers, hooks and perhaps your favorite lures all found a home in one of many varying sized, slotted compartments. Now those boxes are used to hold the multitude of drugs so many seniors are prescribed.

According to a recent analysis by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, people aged 65-79 receive more than 27 prescriptions for new drugs per year. It doesn't start off that high. One prescription most likely created a side effect which begat the need for another, which begat the need for another, which begat yet another, so on and so for - like a bad, chemical ancestral lineage.  Until one day, only a tackle box can 'tackle' the volume of meds needed every day.

Still, there ARE senior citizens who need little to no prescriptions - they're vibrant, alert, active and full of Life. It makes you wonder what they did during their lifetime to reap such healthy rewards late in life - most likely they spent more time at their favorite fishing hole, than at their favorite doctor's office.

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A Bowling Ball on a Stick

A Bowling Ball on a Stick

That's what your head and neck basically are. A 12-14 lbs weight balanced on top of a segmented, 2 inch diameter dowel, with a "Twizzler" consistency spinal cord inside. It's not surprising the prevalence of neck pain, muscle tension and nerve irritation now considering the extreme strain those structures are under when you're bent over a computer screen or cell phone all day.

Every inch your head creeps forward from its neutral, relaxed position adds 10lbs of perceived weight on your neck. For the average person glued to their mobile device that's like adding 42-52 lbs of extra strain to your muscles and supporting ligaments throughout the day. Try it for yourself... hold a bowling ball close to your chest, then extended way out in front of you. Doesn't take long to figure out which position taxes your muscles and joints more - resulting in more pain, more stiffness and more degenerative dis-ease.

The solution - do some 'opposing' good for your neck. Ditching the cell phone is an unrealistic request (no one's going to do that). But you CAN incorporate healthy countermeasures like regular Chiropractic adjustments and home traction to mitigate the stress your neck experiences from spending hours on a mobile device. If you don't, your health could end up in the gutter.

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Restoration Care

Restoration Care

Undertaking a restoration project can be a harrowing task.  Depending on how much wear, tear and neglect you're faced with, it could take several months and a lot of money to get your rusted classic back to the way it looked in its glory days.

Getting your spine back in shape can be a big restoration project too.  Instead of re-chroming the bumpers, painting the trim and removing the rust, your Chiropractor will attempt to bring your spinal range of motion back to operating specs, correct any bad vertebral alignment issues and halt the progression of arthritic degeneration with protective care - all in an effort to undo years of neglect and poor maintenance on your part.

Too often, people leave spinal care out of their health regimen - waiting until something 'breaks down' before they give it proper attention.  Unfortunately when it comes to your spine, it's impossible to replace original parts once they've worn.  So please, take care of the ones you have now.

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Is He Subluxated?

Is He Subluxated?

Sirens blare - blue lights flash in the rear view.  You're getting pulled over and a rush of adrenaline surges through your body. Thoughts begin to flood your head. "Am I gonna get a ticket? Will I get off with just a warning? Is this guy CLEAR?"

You might not readily think of the last one unless you're a Chiropractor, a CA or a Chiropractic advocate. But if you understood the ramifications of a suppressed nerve system and how it negatively affects the way we interact with each other, you'd certainly be concerned if the police officer approaching your car was suffering with chronic subluxations. We fall short of our potential at work, with our friends and with our loved ones in the presence of nerve interference - no one is immune from the effects.

A cop's job is hard enough, let alone trying to perform it in subluxated state. If you know someone on the force or have a family member on the job, please tell them about the benefits of Chiropractic. We care about them. We want our finest working and living CLEAR - don't you?

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Holding You Together

Holding You Together

The Major Premise of Chiropractic states "there is a universal intelligence in all matter that continually gives to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence." Literally, something smart is holding the universe and all its components together in perfect organization and order.

Since you too are part of the universe, that unseen wisdom is holding you together as well - maintaining your physiological functions, your ability to resist life's stresses and your state of health. In Chiropractic terms, that special intelligence inside you, the one that's holding YOUR internal universe together is called “innate intelligence.” Without it, you wouldn't be in existence.

So here's a great question to ask you Chiropractor on your next visit... If the same power that holds the cosmos together is inside you, holding you together in perfect organization and operation, how could something dead or artificial from the OUTSIDE (like a pill, a potion or prescription) do a better job of healing you than what your inner Power is already capable of - as long as it's not interfered with?

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When the Spine’s Away…

When the Spine’s Away…

If you leave kids unsupervised, something bad is bound to happen.  Worse yet, if they haven’t made a peep for a while – that’s when the most chaos is going down! You have to look in on them every now and then to make sure there’s no trouble.

If you leave your spine neglected for too long, inevitably it gets into trouble too.  Vertebrae get out of line, joints misbehave and nerves become irritable.  Before you know it, your health is a total a mess.  When your spine’s away from Chiropractic supervision – Subluxations will play.

Kids will be kids, and spines will be spines. You’ll never be able to protect them from every danger. But you can avert a fair number of mishaps with regular monitoring. Being responsible is maintaining a close eye on both.

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