Blog Archive

Pregnancy related hip and pelvis pain Aug 11th, 2019

A chiropractic pregnancy research review was conducted with 100 consecutive pregnancies.  The research involved 94 women receiving prenatal care. Lower back pain was reported to the chiropractor with hip and pelvic area discomfort being the chief area of complaint. The majority of the women had sacroiliac subluxation. The women meeting...

The Latest Trend in Natural Health Care Aug 4th, 2019

   As a practicing chiropractor with over 30 years of experience, it is easy to see the trends that occur in a chiropractor's office.  In the early development of chiropractic (1895-1950 ), chiropractic's main focus was health care, removing spinal nerve interference via adjustments so that the body could properly...

Why does your neck hurt? Jul 21st, 2019

The weight of the average head is 9-12 lbs. 7 small, moveable bones in the neck support this weight with help from the cervical spinal muscles and spinal ligaments. Any sudden or jarring motion to the head ( or a sustained posture from working on a computer or using your...

Chiropractic analysis of the spine Jul 14th, 2019

 For the chiropractor to do his job and help your body to heal, a lot has to happen. First, the chiropractor has to analyze the spine for alignment, checking for subluxated vertebra. The chiropractor does this with a variety of methods. Many chiropractors use a combination of palpation, motion palpation,...

Using the Gym Regularly, Eating Healthy? It's the Chiropractic Model of Health Care Jul 7th, 2019

A lot of people who have never been to a chiropractor say they will never go to one because it seems to them that chiropractors "make you go to them the rest of your life."  #1, chiropractic is not mandatory and chiropractors do not force care on any living being....

Latest weight loss news Jun 30th, 2019

In the last 3-4 years, advances in the study of nutrition and weight loss have blasted off like a rocket into outer space.  Old methods and theories are being disproved at an amazing rate.  Conventional weight loss recommendations have been shown to not only contribute to fluctuations in weight, but...

Marijuana use by pregnant women increases study shows Jun 23rd, 2019

Marijuana use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. The study, as reported on in USA Today and over news outlets, shows overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the past month....

Pregnancy Morning Sickness Jun 16th, 2019

Morning sickness occurs in over 50 percent of women who become pregnant. Management of morning sickness can be accomplished in different ways such as dietary measures, acupressure, chiropractic care and rest. A visit to the doctor is only necessary when there is excessive vomiting. The use of medications is not recommended...

High Cholesterol? Read this Jun 9th, 2019

One of the most common topics that is discussed in my office on a patient to patient basis, is the topic of high cholesterol levels.  Many people have come to be stating that they take cholesterol lowering medications (statins), yet their cholesterol number and HDL/ LDL ratios do not change....

Hate going to the doctor? Try going to the body mechanic!! Jun 2nd, 2019

 A lot of people ignore their health (symptoms) thinking that things will get better in time.  Most say they hate going to doctors.  Stop thinking of chiropractors as typical doctors! Yes, we are very capable doctors with extensive training in what we do, but it might help you to think...

Infantile Colic, Breast Feeding difficulties and Failure to Thrive May 26th, 2019

Infantile Colic is prolonged fussiness and periods of intense crying that may be caused by a digestive system that is not fully developed.  Colic is very frustrating for new parents as the sleepless nights with bouts of crying can wear down the toughest of people. Chiropractors have great success with...

The Road to Heath, Through Chiropractic care May 19th, 2019

Looking for ways to add to your healthcare program?  How about a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug­-free approach to healthcare.  Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also...

Pediatric Ear Infections May 12th, 2019

A case study published on July 17, 2014, in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health documented chiropractic care helping a 9-year-old girl who was suffering from chronic ear infections, neck pain, and headaches. The case study reported that the little girl was scheduled to have tympanostomy tubes placed...

Taking care of back pain May 5th, 2019

One of the most common problems that affect our health is back pain. As much as 80% of the US population has experienced back pain at one point during their lives.  Most of the time the problem is caused by poor posture, repetitive movements and improper lifting habits.  Less common...

Living the 100 year lifestyle Apr 27th, 2019

 There is a New York Times Best Selling book that you can find on Amazon, called The 100 Year Life Style.  This book talks about all the things you can do in your life to improve the quality of your life and live to over 100 years old.  Naturally, the...

Definition of Chiropractic and how it applies to Pregnancy Apr 14th, 2019

The United States department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health defines chiropractic.  Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning. Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments...

What's the cracking noise? Apr 7th, 2019

As a chiropractor, I am often asked two questions.  The first is, “What is that noise that occurs when my spine is adjusted?” And number two, “Will cracking my knuckles give me arthritis?”   Years ago, the common belief was that the sound your joints make when “cracked” is due to...

Chiropractic and Antibiotics Mar 31st, 2019

Antibiotics are possibly the greatest discover of all time. Medication that attacks and destroys harmful bacteria in the body at a time when the body is not able to do it on its own is a wonderful thing.  Antibiotics have saved countless lives and are one of the most important...

Chiropractic care for Sports Performance Mar 24th, 2019

 Here is a analogy. Think of how the inside of your body works as if your body was a lightbulb.  The brighter the light, the healthier you are.  Bright light equals optimal function, performance and health.  Less light equals poor function, distress and ill health. Chiropractic care, specifically the spinal...

Top 10 Healthiest Foods Mar 17th, 2019

 I will list the generally considered top 10 healthiest foods of all time.  Here we go.  1. Avocados, which are actually classified as a fruit, are low in fructose and rich in healthy monounsaturated fat and potassium, and research has confirmed the avocado's ability to benefit vascular function and heart...

Athletic Performance and Chiropractic Care Mar 10th, 2019

The most concrete sure fire way of knowing for sure that chiropractic is an effective tool for improving the body’s performance is to look to the world of athletics and competitive sports. Chiropractors are an extremely important part of the sports world. Almost every professional sports team has a chiropractor...

Chiropractors: Real Doctors? Feb 24th, 2019

Chiropractors are not the be all and end all in health care.  Chiropractors do not have all the answers to all of your health care questions or concerns.  Chiropractors are not medical doctors or physical therapists.  That being said, chiropractors are legitimate licensed doctors who are considered as primary healthcare...

Reaching your full potential of health Feb 17th, 2019

 “The wonders of chiropractic are so simple…You could discuss the whole thing in one sentence.  The correction of the subluxation allows the body to work at its full potential, in the same way that the actual subluxation, by its very presence, inhibits the function of the body.” ~ Reggie Gold,...

Healthy Heart is Not Just Diet and Exercise Feb 9th, 2019

There is an obvious connection between the autonomic system and the function of the heart. Autonomic nerves from the spine are responsible for heart muscle contraction, heart rate and blood pressure regulation.  Chiropractors have always pointed out the connection to heart health and spinal function.  Even with the obvious connection...

Health come from within the body Feb 3rd, 2019

Health is an expression of bodily function that comes from inside the body to the outside. A very old philosophical term in chiropractic is "Above, down, inside, out." Health starts from above with proper communication from the brain. The brain communication "heads" down the spinal cord and transmits "inside" the...

Pediatrics: The Importance of Neural Flow in the Health of Children Jan 27th, 2019

  As parents search for proactive lifestyle habits that will nurture their children’s health and family, chiropractic care is leading the way. Chiropractic awareness is shifting from being an intervention for pain relief toward a more proactive, wellness-oriented healthcare choice. Many aspects of chiropractic care are beneficial to improve and...

8 areas where chiropractic care is of a major benefit Jan 20th, 2019

  According to a recent article in Prevention magazine, most people assume that chiropractors are good only for neck and back pain. And while they do treat a lot of that, there's plenty else they can do. Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how they affect...

Chiropractic Trends: Wellness, Pregnancy and Pediatrics Jan 13th, 2019

As a practicing chiropractor with over 30 years of experience, it is easy to see the trends that occur in the chiropractor's office.  In the early development of chiropractic (1895-1950 ), chiropractic's main focus was health care, removing nerve interference so that the body could properly function and express itself....

Pregnancy discomfort and Tylenol Jan 6th, 2019

Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is one of the most widely used pain relievers in the United States, including among pregnant women. Research published in the journal American Family Physician even called acetaminophen "the pain reliever of choice during pregnancy," and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data suggest 65...

Exercising during pregnancy Dec 30th, 2018

Just because you have become pregnant, it doesn't mean you have to stop exercise. Exercise is actually encouraged during pregnancy to help prepare your body for the rigors of labor and delivery. There are a couple of rules that need to be adhered to for pregnancy exercise.  Number one is...

Post Pregnancy Pelvic Concerns Dec 23rd, 2018

During the 9 months of pregnancy, the expectant mothers pelvis gradually changes shape and position to aid in the successful birth of a newborn baby.  Along the way, sometimes the pelvic joints can get stuck or fixated in the wrong position. This minor alignment issue can cause symptoms that feel...

Turn on the body's power with chiropractic care. Also, more info on pregnancy care. Dec 16th, 2018

Here is an analogy. Think of your body as a lightbulb. The light that the bulb gives off is how well your body is functioning. The brighter the light, the healthier you are.  Full, bright light equals optimal function, performance and health.  Dim or dull light equals poor function, distress...

Low Back Pain Dec 9th, 2018

Back pain is perhaps one of the most common health complaints across the globe. Worldwide, 1 in 10 people suffer from lower back pain, and it's the No. 1 cause of job disability. Low back pain (LBP) is typically preceded by some form of injury or strain, such as lifting...

Heart Attacks, The Latest Information. More Pregnancy Information Nov 25th, 2018

  I recently came across an article of most interest to me concerning heart attacks.  In the article written by Thomas Cowan, M.D., he sites research that says that most heart attacks are likely caused by an imbalance in your central nervous system (CNS) and your autonomic (or unconscious) nervous system...

Decreased Neural Impulse Flow Equals Decreased Function Nov 18th, 2018

When the chiropractor adjusts the spine, the influence on the human body is profound. The nervous system controls every aspect of bodily function and therefore health.  Disruption in nervous system flow interferes with how well the body works. Subpar bodily function equals less health. The chiropractor improves nervous system flow...

Webster's Pregnancy Technique for Pelvic Alignment Nov 11th, 2018

Women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy report easier and faster deliveries. Many chiropractors are also specially trained in the Webster Pregnancy Technique. This hands-on technique helps to reduce uterine torsion and relax the round ligament while at the same time aligning the pelvic bones for a safe, less painful...

Chiropractic care for pregnancy Nov 4th, 2018

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a chiropractor, is caring for the pregnant patient.  Pregnancy is the most natural of nature’s acts.  Chiropractic care helps to keep pregnancy as natural as possible by virtue of its hands on drug free approach to the care of the pregnant patient's...

Chiropractic for neck and back pain Oct 28th, 2018

In the chiropractic profession, chiropractors spend a lot of time extolling the health benefits of regular chiropractic care.  Benefits such as optimal immune system function and increased bodily performance.  While it is extremely important for chiropractors to promote the positive and lesser known effects on health and wellness, it is...

Post Concussion Care Recomendations Oct 21st, 2018

Once a concussion has been diagnosed, it is vitally important that the patient get as much rest as possible. Resting will give time for the brain to recover.  While physical rest is crucial, mental rest is essential to concussion recovery.  Mental rest includes: reducing activities that require your brain to work...

Chiropractic Adjustments to Help Prevent the Flu Oct 14th, 2018

Chiropractic Spinal adjustments may one day be considered to be the best preventative treatment for the flu. Chiropractic care has long been known to help improve overall health.  Research now shows that spinal adjustments as performed by the chiropractor can improve the rate at which the body's DNA can repair...

Concussion, Athletes and Chiropractic care Oct 7th, 2018

The weight of the average head is 9-12 lbs.  7 small, moveable bones support this weight with help from the spinal muscles and spinal ligaments.  Any impact, sudden or jarring motion to the head will have a straining effect on the neck muscles which can cause the neck bones to...

Chiropractic care boosts immune system function Sep 23rd, 2018

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and so may your chiropractor.Chiropractic care has long been known to boost immune system function. Patients under regular chiropractic care get less frequent colds, flu and viruses compared to people who are not under chiropractic care. And if a chiropractic patient under...

Chiropractic care for life???? Sep 16th, 2018

Most people who do not use the services of a chiropractor think that once you start care you have to continue chiropractic care for the rest of your life. That is not an accurate thought concerning chiropractic care. Chiropractic is health care and as with all health care the patient...

New Research Shows Chiropractic During & After Birth Improves Health Outcomes Sep 9th, 2018

Recent Research Reveals Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy & After Birth Improves Health Outcomes  According to recent research “wellness care” is the most common reason why parents bring their children to chiropractors.  Ear, nose and throat issues are a close second.  Most people think of chiropractors as neck and back pain specialists...

Pregnancy Care for Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts Sep 2nd, 2018

Pregnancy Care for Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts.  More and more athletic women chose to train and even compete during pregnancy. Research shows that regular exercise is good for the expectant mother and unborn child.  Woman who train regulary prior to pregnancy are rarely discouraged from stopping their fitness training. On...

Pregnancy Care Aug 19th, 2018

More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint where women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain.  84% of patients receiving spinal manipulative therapy reported relief of back pain during pregnancy. There was significantly less likelihood...

Sports Performance Enhancement, Sports Injuries, Post Concussion Syndrome and Chiropractic care Aug 12th, 2018

Chiropractic care is all about the management of the human frame. The musculoskeletal system has to be in total synchronization for optimal sports performance. Think of the athlete's body as a high performance sports car. To reach the high speeds on the race track the engine needs to be working...

Pregnancy, Tylenol and Chiropractic Aug 4th, 2018

Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is one of the most widely used pain relievers in the United States, including among pregnant women.  Research published in the journal American Family Physician even called acetaminophen "the pain reliever of choice during pregnancy," and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data suggest 65...

More Pregnancy Info Jul 29th, 2018

Women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy report easier and faster deliveries. Many chiropractors are also specially trained in the Webster Pregnancy Technique. This hands-on technique helps to reduce uterine torsion and relax the round ligament while at the same time aligning the pelvic bones for a safe, less painful...

Pregnancy Association endorses chiropractic care for pre-natal care Jul 23rd, 2018

  Chiropractic care during pregnancy is extremely important for maintaining the health of the pregnant women and unborn child.  The ever growing protruding abdomen will cause structural problems affecting the lumbar curve and pelvis. This can lead to muscular aches, pains and sciatic nerve irritation. In addition, postural abnormalities may result...

Living to 100 Plus years!! Jul 15th, 2018

Do you want to live to 100 years old and beyond?   There is a New York Times Best Selling book that you can find on Amazon, called The 100 Year Life Style.  This book talks about all the things you can do in your life to improve the quality of...

Allergies and Chiropractic Care Jul 15th, 2018

Spring and summer has sprung and so has seasonal allergies.  Chiropractic is of benefit to allergy sufferers for two reasons.  1.  Regular chiropractic care improves immune system function.  A strong immune system helps to combat allergic reactions.  2.  Nerves in the upper neck control the function of the sinuses.  If...

Ear Infections and chiropractic care Jul 8th, 2018

 A case study published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health documented chiropractic care helping a 9-year-old girl who was suffering from chronic ear infections, neck pain, and headaches. The case study reported that the little girl was scheduled to have tympanostomy tubes placed in her ears in...

Chiropractic and Allergies Jul 1st, 2018

Spring and summer has sprung and so has seasonal allergies.  Chiropractic is of benefit to allergy sufferers for two reasons.  1.  Regular chiropractic care improves immune system function.  A strong immune system helps to combat allergic reactions.  2.  Nerves in the upper neck control the function of the sinuses.  If...

Chiropractic: Part of the pregnancy team Jun 23rd, 2018

Chiropractic care of a patient during pregnancy is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a chiropractor.  Pregnancy is the most natural of nature’s acts.  It is the incredible process of how we all came to be.  Human beings were having babies long before doctors existed. Chiropractic care helps...

Pregnancy related bladder issues Jun 10th, 2018

A percentage of patients that present themselves to the chiropractor with lower back pain also have bladder issues such as urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold back urination. This is also very common in pregnancy due to the stress on the lower back and pelvis from the increase in body...

Athletic Performance and Recovery Jun 3rd, 2018

Athletic performance and chiropractic care. By measuring heart rate variability, scientists are working on research projects that show chiropractic's effect on the autonomic nervous system.   The autonomic nervous system is responsible in large part for the physiological adaptations that occur as a result of training. The autonomic nervous system plays a...

Chiropractic Care Saves Lives May 27th, 2018

 The Harvard School of Public Health has assessed the role of drugs in deaths at great depth. When properly prescribed and taken as directed, the lowest estimated death toll from pharmaceutical drugs is still around 85,000 people a year. The high estimate is around 135,000 people annually, while the generally...

Chiropractic Care and Sports Performance May 20th, 2018

Athletes around the world spend millions of dollars every year on ways, methods and products to enhance sports performance. Some athletes risk their health and their lives using methods to enhance performance by using high doses of herbal supplements, medications, hormone therapy and steroid use.  Increasing sports performance is a serious science...

Pregnancy and chiropractic care...the benefits May 12th, 2018

  The field of chiropractic, like the field of medicine contains many sub-specialties. One of the most popular and beneficial sub-specialties is obstetrical care. No, not chiropractors delivering babies, but the care of pregnant women and pregnancy related issues. Chiropractic care is drug free, so spinal adjusting is a natural fit...

Neurological Impulse Flow: Science and Belief System May 6th, 2018

  Why are most doctors of chiropractic so different from other doctors in the various health care fields?  The answer has to do with beliefs. Chiropractic care is a proven, well researched science that uses technical skills to improve function and health in the body. The same as all of...

Knowing when or when not to treat symptoms Apr 29th, 2018

Chiropractic Thought for the Week:  Discussing the subject of symptoms can be a bit tricky for a chiropractor.  The medical perspective of symptoms is that the symptom must be treated or suppressed. Symptoms are what make a patient uncomfortable. And when the symptoms are caused by something obvious or mechanical, like...

Is it disease or is it dis-ease? Apr 22nd, 2018

 Students in chiropractic college test their assumptions about the body by inquiring into the metaphysics of human life and health, considering questions like, “Does life consist of physical and chemical processes working together, or is there more?”  The philosophy of chiropractic maintains that there is more to the body’s workings than...

What is Chiropractic most effective at treating? Apr 15th, 2018

I am often asked the question, "What is chiropractic care most effective at treating?"  My reply stymies the "asker," as they wait to hear low back pain, neck pain, headaches and or sciatica. My answer is prevention. Chiropractic's greatest virtue is in preventative care. No different than oral hygiene in...

5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care That You Did Not Know About Apr 8th, 2018

US News and World Report lists top 5 conditions taken care of by the chiropractor that people are not aware of. Chiropractic care is a systematic approach to approving the overall function of the human body by improving neurological impulse flow to the systems, organs and cells of the body....

Philosophy of Health via the Chiropractor Mar 31st, 2018

Chiropractic Philosophy 101. Chiropractors have long known that to maintain a normal, healthy body, “Life” within the human body has to be functioning at full, one hundred percent efficiency at all times. They know failure in a bodily function or abnormality in an organ is often found in a dysfunction of nerve impulse flow....

Leading Causes of Death are Lifestyle Related Mar 25th, 2018

50% of all Americans suffer from some form of chronic disease. 1 in 4 has multiple chronic diseases and 30% of children also have chronic illness.  In the early days of the development of the medical profession, the leading causes of death were acute infectious disease. Today, the leading causes...

Chiropractic Care for Veterans Mar 18th, 2018

A recent bill introduced in the House of Representatives and supported by the American Chiropractor Association (ACA) would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.The legislation (H.R. 4973),  would not only enable those who currently receive chiropractic care to continue...

Opiods Not Helpful for Chronic Pain Mar 11th, 2018

Opiods are an extremely potent drug prescribed for pain relief. Opiods are in the news daily due to their highly addictive qualities. People are being prescribed opiods for pain and becoming addicted to the "feel good" quality associated with it's use. Frequent use of opiods can be lethal and since...

Chiropractor discusses causes and types of headaches Mar 4th, 2018

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  Chiropractors are typically thought of as doctors that take care of the lower back. Chiropractic, due to the relationship of the spinal structure and neurology is a "whole" body profession.  That being said, chiropractors also successfully care for a variety of other conditions, including headaches. ...

Chiropractor discusses posture issues in children and teenagers Feb 25th, 2018

Chiropractor Thought for the Week: Researchers conducted a study to better understand slouching in adolescents.  Researchers had 1,5092 adolescents complete questionnaires about their lifestyle and experience with back pain. Their sitting posture,  body mass index (BMI), and back-muscle endurance were also measured. Researchers discovered that boys were much more likely...

Chiropractors discusses risk of future pain from motor vehicle accidents Feb 25th, 2018

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  In April of 2017, the European Spine Journal presented a study involving 789 adults, all of whom reported experiencing mild low back pain or no pain at all. Upon entering the study, each person was asked whether or not he or she had been in a motor vehicle...

Chiropractor discusses possible solutions to the opioid addiction crisis Feb 11th, 2018

Chiropractic Thought for the Week:  According to the British Medical Journal, more than half of regular opioid users globally began the drug treatment due to back pain. Opioid treatment increases in frequency two to three times in the U.S. and Canada. This leaves little doubt that back pain in the U.S....

Chiropractor discusses the causes of sciatica Feb 4th, 2018

Chiropractor Thought for the week:  As a chiropractor in practice for 30 years, the most common condition to present to my office is sciatica. Sciatica is pain that originates from the lower back or pelvis and radiates from the buttock into the legs. If you know the risk factors of sciatica you...

Chiropractor discusses lung function Jan 28th, 2018

Chiropractor Thought of the Week:  One study has discovered that another way to keep your lungs breathing easier is by visiting the chiropractor.. In September of 2016, the Journal of Physical Therapy Science published a study involving 30 subjects between the ages of 20 and 38 who were not currently being treated for any...

Chiropractor discusses Chiropractic Radical Fundamentalism Jan 21st, 2018

Chiropractors Thought for the Week:  Radical fundamentalism exists in chiropractic.  One of the definitions of the word radical is "of or relating to origin."  Fundamentalism is a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles.  The origin of chiropractic and it's basic principles have...

Chiropractor discusses DNA and immune system health Jan 7th, 2018

Chiropractor Thought For The Week:  For the past few years scientists have been able to show the importance of DNA damage in the fine tuning of our innate immune system and hence the ability to mount the optimal inflammatory response to infections and other biological dangers. Researchers have been able to...

Chiropractor discusses chiropractic wellness care Dec 31st, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  Wellness chiropractic care is the branch of chiropractic that focuses on the bodies natural capabilities of function, performance and health. According to chiropractor Dr. Bill DeMoss of Newport Beach, Ca., "chiropractic is like brushing your teeth;" it's something you need to do on a regular basis...

Chiropractor discusses the latest information concerning heart attacks Dec 24th, 2017

The largest study done on heart attack incidence revealed only 41 percent of people who have a heart attack actually have a blocked artery. Of those, 50 percent of the blockages occurred after the heart attack. This means at least 80 percent of heart attacks are not associated with blocked...

Chiropractor discusses the dangers of cell phone usage Dec 16th, 2017

The year 2014 marked the first time in history that there were officially more mobile devices than people in the world – approximately 7.2 billion.Although significantly lower, the number of cell phone users is forecast to reach 4.77 billion by the year 2017.Here are some of the latest cell pone...

Chiropractor discusses the 3 main reasons too use chiropractic care on a regular basis Dec 16th, 2017

Chiropractors thought for the week:  Going to the chiropractor on a regular basis for preventative, wellness care accomplishes 3 things. 1. Mobility. When the chiropractor adjusts the spine, the doctor reduces friction on the joint surfaces by removing joint fixations.  This allows your spine to move better and prevent degenerative...

Chiropractor discusses why they are health care providers Dec 10th, 2017

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week:  It is safe to say that profession wide, the chiropractor is into health.  Not just yours, but theirs as well. As a young child and teen, health was a very big interest to me.  I feel that is why I was attracted to chiropractic.  Chiropractic...

Chiropractor discusses spinal misalignment pain Dec 3rd, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  As a chiropractor with 30 years experience, it can be safely written that in my humble opinion, chiropractic is the leading, all-natural, drug free health profession in the United States. Not surprisingly, chiropractors have earned the reputation as pain specialists in the area of back,...

Chiropractor discusses why the chiropractic experience may not be the same for everyone Nov 26th, 2017

Chiropractors Thought for the Week:  I saw an interesting post on Facebook recently. The post was titled something like "Why everyone should see a chiropractor."  The comments were very positive. Which was nice to see. Usually, Facebook tends to have a large amount of chiropractic haters mixed in with the...

Chiropractor discusses the Flu Shot and how to avoid the Flu naturally Nov 19th, 2017

Chiropractors Thought for the Week:  Are you thinking of getting the flu shot this year?  Here are the latest flu shot statistics.  At the end of 2015, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis revealed that, between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was less than 50 percent effective...

Chiropractor discusses pediatric care Nov 12th, 2017

Chiropractors Thought for the Week:  The chiropractor can be a very important part of your child's health and should be included on your pediatric health care team. Having spinal alignment checked by a chiropractor as children grow is essential to monitor spinal curvatures.  If a spinal bone is not in...

Chiropractor discusses being alive Nov 4th, 2017

Chiropractors Thought for the Week:  The chiropractor restores life to the body!  The nervous system controls every function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. Think of the intricate, delicate nerve impulse as life.  The nerve impulses must flow unimpeded for everything in the body to not...

Chiropractor discusses the "Joys" of Chiropractic practice Oct 29th, 2017

Chiropractors Thought for the Week:  As a chiropractor helping people with their health, each day I am am able to come home to my dinner table and share a "Joy" with my wife and kids. A joy is when a patient tells me that the chiropractic care they were given...

Chiropractor discusses the implications of blocked nerve flow Oct 22nd, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  When the chiropractor adjusts the spine, the affect on the human body is profound. The nervous system controls every aspect of bodily function and therefore health.  Disruption in nerve flow interferes with how well the body works. Less function equals less health. The chiropractor improves...

Chiropractor discusses the flu shot Oct 15th, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  This time each year, the flu shot propaganda begins. Rather than inject a combination of chemicals into the body (each year we hear about how ineffective the flu shot is, based on the current active viral strain), start the flu season by boosting your immune...

Chiropractor discusses pregnancy Sep 30th, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaints where women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain, sciatica nerve pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, fatigue and overall body aches. As more women utilize...

Chiropractor discusses fall seasonal allergies Sep 24th, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  Fall has sprung and so has seasonal allergies.  Chiropractic is of benefit to allergy sufferers for two reasons.  1.  Regular chiropractic care improves immune system function.  A strong immune system helps to combat allergic reactions.  2.  Nerves in the upper neck control the function of the sinuses. ...

Chiropractor discusses the definition of chiropractic Sep 17th, 2017

Chiropractor Though of the Week:  The United States department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health defines chiropractic.  Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning. Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment...

Chiropractor discusses chiropractic as a career Sep 10th, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  Ever thought about being a chiropractor?  Maybe your a grown adult and already settled in a career and have a family. In that case, mention it to your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews.  It's a great profession. As a chiropractor, I am rewarded everyday helping...

Chiropractor discusses chiropractic success rate Sep 3rd, 2017

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week:  Chiropractors typically see patients that are in pain and looking for pain relief. 80% of chiropractic patients achieve 100% success, 10% achieve improvement, but not total relief, 10% of chiropractic cases will not have success at all. We call this the 80-10-10 rule. The 10%...

Chiropractor discusses sciatica Aug 20th, 2017

Chiropractor's Though for the Week:  As a practicing chiropractor (in Galloway Township for almost 30 years), there are some conditions that enter my office more than others.  Sciatica (nerve pain down the leg or legs) is one of the most common.  Most chiropractors concentrate on the lumbar vertebra and the...

Chiropractor Discusses Latest Trends in Chiropractic Aug 13th, 2017

Chiropractor's Though for the Week:  As a practicing chiropractor with 30 years of experience, it is easy to see the trends that occur in a chiropractor's office.  In the early development of chiropractic (1900-1950 ), chiropractic's main focus was health care, removing nerve interference so that the body could properly...

Chiropractor "Cracks" a Joke Aug 6th, 2017

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week:  How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb?  Just one chiropractor.  But it takes 12 visits!!My name is Dr. J. Zimmerman and I am a chiropractor.  I have been in practice for 27 years.  My chiropractic practice uses many different chiropractic techniques...

Chiropractor Discusses Opioid Addiction Jul 30th, 2017

Chiropractors Health Tip of the Week:  Chiropractic care and the benefits from said care are extremely wide reaching. When the Chiropractor adjusts the spine many wonderful things happen in the body that can improve health.  That being said, chiropractic is widely known for its ability to ease pain in people...

Chiropractor discusses improving immune system function Jul 23rd, 2017

As a chiropractor, with 30 years of practicle experience, I have seen the benefits of spinal adjusting first hand. Everyday, patients come to my office with a variety of conditions ranging from neck and back pain to headaches and sciatica. Children with ear infections, pregnant mothers-to-be and athletes looking to...

Chiropractor discusses migraine headache relief Jul 16th, 2017

Chiropractor’s thought for the Week:  A review of studies on chiropractic care of migraine sufferers brought me the following information. One study, which had more than 2,600 patients total showed that chiropractic treatment may serve as a good preventive treatment for migraines. Another trial found that 22 percent of people...

Chiropractor discusses Gall Bladder Operation Jul 9th, 2017

So, I went to Florida this week with the family on vacation. I wasn't feeling that well in the belly the day we left. Some pain in right upper quadrent of my abdominal area beneath the ribs. By Thursday, I was in the ER, admitted over night and scheduled to...

Chiropractor discusses nerve impulse irritation and health effects of Jul 2nd, 2017

Chiropractor Health Tip of the Week:  The main focus of the chiropractor is to remove spinal nerve interference by adjusting subluxated, misaligned vertebra. Once the spinal bone is subluxated, the opening where the nerve comes through is compromised and the nerve becomes irritated. Nerve irritation decreases nerve impulse flow. Decreased...

Chiropractor discusses the spinal adjustment Jun 18th, 2017

Chiropractor’s Thought for the Week: For the chiropractor to do his job and help your body to heal, a lot has to happen. First, the chiropractor has to analysis the spine for alignment, checking for subluxated vertebra. The chiropractor does this with a variety of methods. Personally, I use a...

Chiropractors, the doctors of nothing!!! Jun 11th, 2017

Chiropractor’s Thought for the Week:  Chiropractic is a unique profession in the health care field in that its major claim is that chiropractors do not put anything into the body nor take anything out. Think of drugs as putting something into the body and surgery as taking something out. Chiropractic...

Feel the "light" with Chiropractic care May 29th, 2017

Chiropractor’s Thought For The Week:  Here is an analogy. Think of how the inside of your body works as if your body was a lightbulb.  The brighter the light, the healthier you are.  Bright light equals optimal function, performance and health.  Less light equals poor function, distress and ill health....

Chiropractor Discusses the Purpose of Chiropractic Apr 30th, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week: The idea behind chiropractic care is that proper function of the musculoskeletal system allows the rest of the body, particularly the nervous system, to function properly as well. When this happens, the body is able to heal itself, fight disease, and maintain optimal health. ~ Sean...

Chiropractor Discusses Immune System Function Apr 23rd, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  Although chiropractic care is not normally associated with allergy relief or chronic sinus trouble, it offers a profound and medically sound method for improving well-being and fending against common, everyday afflictions. This is achieved through the release of stress on the nervous system, which then...

Chiropractor Discusses Pregnancy Care Apr 23rd, 2017

Chiropractor Thought for the Week:  Women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy report easier and faster deliveries. Many chiropractors are also specially trained in the Webster Pregnancy Technique. This hands-on technique helps to reduce uterine torsion and relax the round ligament while at the same time aligning the pelvic bones for...

Chiropractor Discusses Blood Pressure Treatments Apr 9th, 2017

High blood pressure also called hypertension is such a common health problem that one out of three of you reading this has it. Uncontrolled hypertension is a serious health concern that can cause heart disease and increase your risk of having a stroke. Hypertension is especially danger­ous because it often...

Chiropractor: Chiropractic Save Lives Everyday Mar 5th, 2017

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: Not many people think of chiropractic as a life saving profession. In chiropractic, there is no emergency surgery, miracle antibiotic or even CPR. But, the bottom line is that chiropractic saves lives every day. Indirectly. When a spinal adjustment is given and a patients health...

Chiropractor Discussion on Natural Flavorings & Why They May Not be Good For You Feb 26th, 2017

Dr. J's Health Tip of the Week: I am a huge proponent of reading labels on food products.  It is extremely important to know what is in the food that you eat.  There are certain ingredients that need to be avoided at all costs to ensure that the food you are...

Chiropractor discusses exercise Feb 12th, 2017

As most of us know, regular exercise is essential for improving and maintaining overall health. Regular exercise not only helps you to maintain or lose bodyweight, exercise is extremely important for enhancing the performance of all of your bodily systems. For instance, exercise helps to regulate blood pressure, cholesterol and...

Chiropractor Discusses Dangers of Prolonged Sitting Feb 5th, 2017

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:  My kids love baby carrots. Good news right? Carrots are a healthy vegetable, the kids like them so it is a no-brainer. Buy carrots. Not anymore, looks like I will be slicing my organic carrots into sticks. According to reports, while baby carrots...

Chiropractor Discusses The Norovirus...Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Jan 29th, 2017

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:  I think it may be time to talk about the norovirus. I hope I’m not too late as this virus is heavily making the rounds in our area.  If you are nauseas, vomiting, cramping in the abdomen, have diarrhea with a possible low...

Chiropractor Discusses Neck Strain Jan 22nd, 2017

Chiropractor’s Thought for the Week:  The weight of the average head is 9-12 lbs.  7 small, moveable bones support this weight with help from the spinal muscles and spinal ligaments.  Any sudden or jarring motion to the head will have a straining effect on the neck muscles which can cause the...

Chiropractor Discusses Aging and Anti-aging Health Tips Jan 6th, 2017

The study of aging in medicine continues to amaze me. In the quest for eternal life, science has determined that we can take certain hormonal supplements that diminish in our body as we get older to recapture the glory days of our youth. Naturally, the medical prescription of these hormones...

Chiropractor Wonders Why?? Dec 11th, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week:  Here is a thoughtful quote from the most famous chiropractor in my profession, the developer of chiropractic, Dr. BJ Palmer. "Many of us take better care of our automobiles than we do of our own bodies...yet the automobiles have replaceable parts."  Think about it. Regular...

Chiropractors Enhance Nervous System Performance Dec 4th, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: "We experience the world through our nervous system. At this very second, your body is executing billions (some say trillions) of functions that you don't even have to think about. In the time it took you to read that last sentence, billions of things happened...

The Chiropractor is Dr. Natural! Nov 27th, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week:   In this world of chemicals, environmental toxins, drugs, and processed foods isn't it nice that there is something 100% natural like chiropractic to keep you healthy.  Chiropractic care adds nothing to the body (like drugs), not does it take anything away (like surgery).  Chiropractic's natural approach...

The Chiropractor Explains How Spinal Bones Misalign Nov 20th, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: Tie a rope to a small chair. Now give the rope a solid pull. What happens to the chair? It moves with the pull of your rope. This is exactly how subluxations are caused in your spine. When muscles surrounding your spine contract or tighten...

The Chiropractor and Overall Health Nov 13th, 2016

ChiropractorsThought for the Week: This coming year (March 2017), I will be practicing as a chiropractor for 29 years. In those 29 years, I have seen some amazing things happen in my chiropractor's office. People come into the office in pain and leave without pain. In some cases it's an...

Chiropractors High Satisfaction Ranking Nov 6th, 2016

Chiropractor'sThought for the Week: One of the biggest annual American surveys of its kind has found that users of chiropractic were highly satisfied with the outcomes of their care, unlike many other forms of complementary and alternative therapy. The annual questionnaire conducted by the U.S. Consumer Reports National Research Center...

The Chiropractor and Disease Oct 30th, 2016

Chiropractor'sThought for the Week: I am often asked if chiropractic can help with a certain condition. For example, allergies. My reply is that the nerves is the neck control the function of the sinuses. If one of the bones in the neck is out of alignment (subluxated), placing pressure on...

The Chiropractors Philosophy Oct 23rd, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: Leading edge research in cellular and molecular biology is currently offering a radically new understanding of the mechanisms that “control” life and evolution. These new findings will inevitably integrate and unify the truths of both biomedical scientists and chiropractors. The uniqueness of chiropractic is that...

The Chiropractor's Role in Heart Function Oct 17th, 2016

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:   I recently came across an article of most interest to me concerning heart attacks.  In the article written by Thomas Cowan, M.D., he cites research that says that most heart attacks are likely caused by an imbalance in your central nervous system (CNS)...

The Chiropractor's Magic Adjustment Oct 9th, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week:   Pain relief? Yes. More mobility? Yes. Enhanced performance?  Yes.  Improved health? Yes.  Increased quality of life? Yes.  This is what chiropractic care can do for you.  Not sure about the how or the why?  Here it is.  Spinal adjustments by your chiropractor realign your spinal...

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week....Spinal Adjustments for Newborns Oct 2nd, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: People often wonder why a chiropractor would check and or adjust a newborn baby.  On the surface, it seems that a chiropractor has no business being involved with a brand newborn baby.  The opposite is actually true and the chiropractor should be an important part...

DD Palmer Chiropractor Sep 25th, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: "The basic principle, and the principles of chiropractic, which have been developed from it, are not new. They are as old as the vertebrae… I am not the first person to replace subluxated vertebra, for this art has been practiced for thousands of years. I...

Chiropractor Helps with Child's Bowel Movements Sep 18th, 2016

Chiropractor Thought for the Week: The chiropractor can help you poop!! From the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, comes a study published on June 7, 2012 following the case of an infant with constipation being helped by chiropractic care. In this case, a 3 week old infant boy...

Chiropractor Helps with Menstrual Problems Sep 11th, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: Menstrual Problems Helped With Chiropractic. On May 23, 2011, a case study appeared in the scientific periodical, The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, documenting the case of a 21-year-old woman who had not had a menstrual cycle in 5 years and was helped by chiropractic...

Chiropractor Helps Military Brigade General Halstead Sep 4th, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: Retired Brigadier General, Rebecca Halstead, diagnosed with chronic fibromyalgia after 27 years of service, was forced into an early retirement because of the pain and symptoms associated with the disease — such as fatigue, sleep deprivation, and depression. She went to numerous doctors and specialists to...

Attention Deficit Disorder. How the Chiropractor Helps Aug 21st, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: According to California chiropractor Dr. James Aylor, DC, chiropractic care and nutritional counseling are an effective alternative treatment for children diagnosed with ADD, autism or acute allergies. Dr. Aylor, DC, says that these treatments help manage symptoms by addressing underlying misalignments and nutritional imbalances that...

Chiropractors Improve Motion Aug 14th, 2016

Chiropractor’s Thought for the Week:  Chiropractic is about motion.  Joint motion. The chiropractor helps to keep your body moving.  The realignment and motion placed on spinal joints by the chiropractor during the adjustment process reduces joint friction and restores and maintains mobility.  The chiropractor keeps you moving!Thought for the Week:  Research...

More Going to Chiropractors and Paying Out of Pocket! Aug 1st, 2016

A January 2016 report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics showed that even though insurance affects how people purchase healthcare, more people than ever are choosing to pay for their chiropractic care. The report was based on the National Health Interview Survey...

Sugar is Bad! Athletics and the Chiropractor May 1st, 2016

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:  Sugar consumption is at an all-time record high.  At the same time, obesity and diabetes rates have skyrocketed worldwide. For the first time in history, obese people outnumber those who are underweight, and prediabetes affects half of the adults in the USA.  According...

The Chiropractors Approach to Allergies Apr 24th, 2016

Chiropractors Approach to Allergies:  Spring has sprung and so has seasonal allergies.  Chiropractic is of benefit to allergy sufferers for two reasons.  1.  Regular chiropractic care improves immune system function.  A strong immune system helps to combat allergic reactions.  2.  Nerves in the upper neck control the function of the...

Pro Golf and the Role of the Chiropractor Apr 10th, 2016

Chiropractic Thought for the Week:  On April 12, 2015, Jordan Spieth became the second youngest golfer to ever win the Masters Tournament. Spieth did it by tying the Masters record with 18 under par. After his win, Spieth thanked several people including his chiropractor.  Following a record-breaking win at the...

6 Things Chiropractors Are Helpful With Apr 3rd, 2016

Chiropractic Thought for the Week:  According to a recent article in Prevention magazine, most people assume that chiropractors are good only for neck and back pain. And while they do treat a lot of that, there's plenty else they can do. Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous...

Relief for Headache Sufferers Mar 20th, 2016

According to world renown medical doctor, Joe Mercola, an estimated 13 percent of Americans suffer from migraines. Cluster headaches are far less common, affecting maybe five percent of people, or less. Headaches, especially migraines, are typically caused by mitochondrial dysfunction. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) will help regenerate your mitochondria. The reduced form, ubiquinol,...

Do children Have Too Many Activities? Chiropractors and the Inborn intelligence of the Body Mar 13th, 2016

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:  Smelling the Roses — aka Daydreaming — May Make Kids SmarterArguably, kids who are given time to do what they feel like doing at least part of the time are less stressed than those whose days are scheduled into 15-minute increments. Before the wonders of television and...

Chiropractors Prevent Arthritis, Exercise Improves Memory, Avoid These Pet Treats. Mar 3rd, 2016

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:    Scientists have linked physical exercise to brain health for many years.In fact, there’s compelling evidence that physical exercise helps build a brain that not only resists shrinkage but increases cognitive abilities by promoting neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells.  In...

Pregnancy and Tylenol. Not a Good Thing. Feb 27th, 2016

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:  Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is one of the most widely used pain relievers in the United States, including among pregnant women.Research published in the journal American Family Physician even called acetaminophen "the pain reliever of choice during pregnancy," and U.S. Centers for Disease...

GMO Awareness Week Feb 21st, 2016

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:  The week is Genetically Modified Organism Week (GMO Week).  24 years ago Monsanto Corporation started the ball rolling with the invention of their bovine growth hormone for cows.  22 years later, Monsanto has led the charge and thanks mostly to them (not really...

Health News from Your Chiropractor Feb 7th, 2016

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:   I am going to try something different for this week’s health tip.  In the last week or two, there has been a lot of interesting developments in health news.  In this week’s column, I am going to rapidly fire through some of the...

Chiropractors Role in Pregnancy Nov 29th, 2015

Chiropractic Thought for the Week:  Women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy report easier and faster deliveries. Many chiropractors are also specially trained in the Webster Pregnancy Technique. This hands-on technique helps to reduce uterine torsion and relax the round ligament while at the same time aligning the pelvic bones...

Even Even More Pregnancy Info Nov 22nd, 2015

Chiropractic Thought for the Week: Chiropractic care of a patient during pregnancy is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a chiropractor.  Pregnancy is the most natural of nature’s acts.  It is the incredible process of how we all came to be.  Human beings were having babies long before doctors...

Even More Pregnancy Info Dec 14th, 2014

Chiropractic care in pregnancy has been shown to, significantly decrease mean labor time, and assists new mothers back to prepartum health. In one study, women receiving Chiropractic care through their first pregnancy had 24% shorter labor times than the group not receiving Chiropractic. In addition, 84% of women report relief...

Pregnancy and Low Back Pain Dec 7th, 2014

More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint where women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain.  84% of patients receiving spinal manipulative therapy reported relief of back pain during pregnancy. There was significantly less likelihood...

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care Nov 16th, 2014

Chiropractic care of a patient during pregnancy is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a chiropractor.  Pregnancy is the most natural of nature’s acts.  It is the incredible process of how we all came to be.  Human beings were having babies long before doctors existed. Chiropractic care helps...

Childhood Ear Infections Feb 9th, 2014

Dr.J's  Health Tip of the Week:  Overuse of antibiotics is a huge problem in the United States.  Antibiotic use creates resistant bacteria. Over time, the bacteria becomes stronger and the antibiotic becomes ineffective.  When the eventual poop hits the eventual fan, the crisis will be that we do not have...