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Chiropractic's Gentle Technique for low back pain, Plus Health Tips!


Broccoli has highly protective properties to protect the body from disease.  Research shows that that cruciferous vegetable is helpful in the treatment of colitis and leaky gut.  A compound in broccoli also boosts immune system function.  The magic dose for the healing effect of broccoli is 3.5 cups per day.  If that is too much for you, a single dose, 1 cup of Brussels sprouts contains three times the amount of the healthy chemical compound in broccoli.  Some of broccoli’s other health benefits include boosting metabolism, fighting obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.


Speaking of vegetables, celery not only can hold peanut butter, cream cheese and other dips, but is also packed with nutrients.  Celery nutrients can help lower blood pressure, aid digestion, protect against diabetic damage, foster heart health and even help with memory and learning disorders. Two specific compounds in celery aid in cancer prevention.  I neglected to mention this in the broccoli segment, but you must eat organic vegetables due to the high chemical pesticide levels in all non-organic vegetables.  Celery was listed in the dirty dozen for high pesticide count.


LOL, speaking of chemicals in foods, 92% of oat based foods (including Quaker Oats and Cheerios) contain chloremequat chloride.  This chemical is a pesticide and growth regulator.  The U.S. E.P.A wants to add this chemical to other staple grains (wheat, barley, etc) to increase yields.  Animal studies show that chloremequat chloride is linked to reproductive and developmental problems disrupting fetal growth.  Once again, organic grain products will avoid this harmful chemical.


Kill the common wart!  Common warts are a benign skin growth caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and affects up to 20% of the population, more so children than adults.  After being exposed to the virus (not from kissing frogs), it can take 6 months for a wart to appear.  Medical treatment includes freezing the wart, cutting it out or using a chemical.  Good news is that old fashioned grey duct tape is a very effective, inexpensive and painless way of removing warts. 

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for pain relief gels for your aching back? You’re certainly not alone. Back pain is like that uninvited guest at a party who just doesn't seem to take a hint. It's the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting countless individuals and their lifestyles. But what if there's a guest at this pain party who could actually show the unwanted one the door? Enter chiropractic care.

Chiropractors are like the unsung heroes for those plagued by back pain. They use a variety of techniques to align your spine, release tension and improve your body's physical function. Traditional chiropractic adjustments, often accompanied by that satisfying pop, work wonders for many. But what happens when the thought of being twisted or 'cracked' sends shivers down your already sensitive spine? Well, that’s where low force techniques, like the arthrostim, come into play.

Imagine your spine as a row of dominoes; when everything’s lined up, it’s a thing of beauty, but one out of line, and it’s chaos. Traditional chiropractic adjustments aim to keep those 'dominoes' perfectly aligned. With precise hands-on thrusts, chiropractors work to reduce subluxations – fancy word for misalignments – relieving pressure on your nervous system and muscles.

It's a natural approach that's been fine-tuned for over a century, offering a drug-free path to relief. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can significantly reduce lower back pain, with benefits lasting for weeks post-treatment. That's right, it's not just a momentary sigh of relief; it's about creating harmony in your body that lasts.

Now, for those who prefer a gentler touch, there’s something a bit more modern. Picture a device that’s part magic wand, part technological marvel - that's an arthrostim. It provides targeted, low-force impulses to the spine, nudging it back into place without the traditional 'cracking' noises or sensations.

Useful for those who are apprehensive about manual adjustments or have certain health issues that call for a lighter approach, arthrostim therapy expands the horizons of who can benefit from chiropractic care. It can be particularly beneficial for acute pain sufferers, where gentleness is key to getting you back on your feet.

The beauty of chiropractic is its versatility and customization for your unique pain profile. No two backs are the same, and neither should be their treatment plans. While one individual may find relief in three sessions, another might need a series over several weeks. The goal is to ensure you walk out feeling, well, like you again.

The chiropractic world is rich with diverse techniques tailored to different needs and comfort levels. Whether it’s the hands-on traditional adjustments or the subtler rhythm of an arthrostim instrument, chiropractic care ventures beyond the symptoms to address the root cause of pain.

Knowing is half the battle, especially when it comes to back pain. Armed with the right information and a trusted chiropractor to guide you, finding relief from back pain is not just wishful thinking. It’s important to communicate openly with your chiropractor about your preferences, concerns, and health history.

Back pain might throw curveballs at your wellbeing, but chiropractic care catches them with ease. It's about listening to your body, finding harmony in its mechanics, and fostering wellness from within. With an informed, conversational guide like your chiropractor, you’ll learn to understand your body’s whispers (or sometimes, shouts) of discomfort and address them head-on.

Your wellbeing’s waiting on the other side of that chiropractic door. You just have to turn the handle and walk through it. Whether you're mildly intrigued or ready to jump onto the chiropractic bandwagon, know that your back has a potential ally in the quest for pain-free days. Ready to rethink pain relief? Your chiropractor's office might just be the next stop on your itinerary.

Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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