122 And Going Strong

September 21, 2017

For over a century Chiropractors have been introducing their clients to the best doctor on the planet…the one that lives INSIDE them. Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far…

• Chiropractic is the largest DRUGLESS, non-medical healing profession in the world.
• Currently, Chiropractors practice in over 100 countries all over the globe…
• There are approximately 65,000 Chiropractors in the USA alone, and another 13,000 worldwide
• Statistics show that 10-15% of the American population (30 to 40 million) have seen a Chiropractor.

Those numbers are rising as more people grow weary of mainstream medicine’s failure to give them what they ultimately want… HEALTH! One Principle continues to draw the masses to Chiropractic – the acknowledgment of an innate intelligence within all living things, and the never ending pursuit to restore Life through its free expression. Not too shabby for only 122 years.

Subluxation and Chain

August 14, 2017

Weights tied to a persons legs

You can’t sleep, your energy levels are low and you’re finding it harder to make it through your day. Your doctor insists there’s nothing wrong but you still feel like something’s weighing you down. Maybe it’s time to call your Chiropractor.

Chiropractors understand how daily stress can weigh down your nerve system like a ball and chain. Repetitive physical, chemical and emotional stress can subtly cause misalignments in your spine called Subluxations. The resulting pressure on your nerve system from uncorrected Subluxations can lead to symptoms of fatigue, restlessness and mental fog. The solution – get adjusted! Unlocking your spine with regular Chiropractic care can restore your lost energy, vitality and alertness.

You don’t have to be a prisoner to stress. If you’re feeling sluggish, weak and bogged down from the challenges of life – FREE YOUR SPINE and the rest will follow. Break the chains of Subluxations with regular Chiropractic care and reach your potential today.

If You Go To Midas..

July 31, 2017

…you’re going to walk out with a muffler. It’s expected. That’s what they sell. That’s what they install. That’s what they’re good at providing. If you walk out with something else – you should be surprised.

If you go to a medical doctor for a solution to your health problems, don’t be surprised when you walk out with a diagnosis, a prescription or orders for PT. That’s their wheel house – they’re not trained to offer natural, holistic solutions to your problem. It’s in their nature is to treat from the ‘outside-in’. Although there are times when drug or surgical intervention is necessary, if you’re looking for ways to help your body heal itself from the ‘inside-out,’ you’re in the wrong office.

A Principled ChiropracTIC office (one that adheres to the original 33 Philosophical Principles of practice) on the other hand, is a different story. There, you won’t be provided a temporary chemical patch for your symptoms or health complaints. You’ll be analyzed for vertebral subluxations and ADJUSTED when and where necessary. You’ll leave with a clear Nerve System and a certainty that your body is in a better state to actually HEAL ITSELF. If you walk out with something other than that – definitely be surprised.

Remember the lead character in Goldilocks and the Three Bears? She didn’t settle for too hot, or too cold – too hard, or too soft. She kept trying until she found what was JUST RIGHT. When it comes to fighting disease, your body innately strives for the same thing.

Disease is nothing more than your body performing too much or too little of something. If your thyroid is UNDER active, you have hypothyroidism. If your lungs OVER react to dust in the air, you experience asthma. If your heart pumps too HARD, you have high blood pressure. Health on the other hand is when your body is clearly directed by its inner wisdom to produce, adapt, regenerate, secrete, eliminate, filter and metabolize to a degree that’s JUST RIGHT.

Chiropractors recognize that no doctor, pharmacy or research lab on the planet can live up the awesome task of keeping EVERYTHING in your body working JUST RIGHT. Only innate intelligence, the immeasurable genius within you, is capable of handling that job. The best we can do as Chiropractors is to remove the stress that gets in its way. When we do, we know innate will only settle for what’s JUST RIGHT inside you.

A Matter of Millimeters

July 18, 2017

In plastic surgery, millimeters count. A subtle shift in the nasal bones towards mid line, a slight tightening of the tissues around the eyes, just a bit more lift in the chin… all can dramatically change the appearance of a person for the better.

In Chiropractic, millimeters also count. A subtle shift of the atlas vertebrae back towards mid line, tightening of the subocciptal musculature into normal tone, just a bit of increase in the normal cervical lordosis… all can dramatically change the function of your Nerve System and overall HEALTH for the better as well.

When it comes to your health, millimeters of improved alignment can mean the difference between a clear Central Nerve System full of vitality or a subluxated one, wrought with sickness and dis-ease. Is your spinal alignment as good as it could be to enjoy the former? If not, see a millimeter specialist – a Chiropractor – to get it there.

Squat Like a Toddler

July 17, 2017

If you ever want to observe perfect biomechanics, watch a toddler pick up a toy from the floor. You’ll never see them bending over, moaning in agony like an old man. They drop their hips, maintain a perfect center of gravity while lowering themselves, then pop right back up with the ease of an Olympic lifter.

Interestingly enough, they never attended an ‘ergonomics’ class to acquire such perfect form. Their little bodies are innately designed to do it – and at one time in your life, your body worked like that too. You were able to lift, bend, sit, walk, run, sleep and with perfect, innate biomechanics. But somewhere along the way, your body picked up bad habits and compensated movements that now create pain and physical limitations in your daily Life.

If PAIN is your body forgetting how to line up and move the way it was originally designed to, HEALTH is the return to the original blueprint. If you want to get your Life back, remind your body how it was meant to function. Sounds like the perfect job for a Chiropractor.

Forest For The Trees

May 17, 2017

“Seeing the forest for the trees” is an expression of PERSPECTIVE. It’s the ability to step back and see the whole picture of a given situation, instead of clinging to a narrow, limited, myopic one. Focusing on the BIG IDEA is necessary to achieving any worthy goal.

We commonly hear newer patients say… my migraines, my sciatica, my fibromyalgia – labeling themselves by their doctor’s diagnosis instead seeing themselves as the healthy people they want to be. Unfortunately when it comes to healing, holding on to your symptoms is as beneficial as hugging a tree and never letting go. You can’t see the forest of wellness if you insist on clinging to the trunk of disease.

You don’t get healthy by focusing on sickness. You get healthy by letting go, stepping back and acknowledging who you REALLY are… an innately gifted human being, capable of healing from above down, inside out. It’s our job as your Chiropractor to never let you forget it.

If health is our most precious treasure, stress is a menacing thief trying to rob us of it every day. And if you’re not diligently protecting your health against potential break-ins, chances are you’ll lose it without any warning.

Stress negatively affects our health in many ways, but perhaps the most devastating is its effect on our Nerve System. Studies have shown a link between stress and a phenomena called Sympathetic Dominance – a condition where the ‘fight or flight’ functions of your Nerve System become chronically overactive, leading to overload in organic functions, fatigue and eventually disease (1). The good news…

When stress is trying to rob you blind, Chiropractic care is the vault protecting your most valuable assets. Just don’t use it for bad backs and bad necks. You can rely on regular adjustments to safeguard your nerve system and preserve your WHOLE health. It’s for so much more than pain relief.

(1) Chronic Activation of the Sympathetic Nervous System Journal of Applied Physiology 12/2010 Vol 109 Esler. et al.

Smell Something Burning

August 23, 2016

CLA Smoke DetectorA family physician tells his patient “there are 3 stages of pain.  The first stage, the pain is bad enough to catch your attention.  The second stage it takes hold of you, and at the third stage it finally compels you to do something about it.”  The patient asks his doctor, “When it gets to stage three what should I do?”  Without a blink, the doctor turns to him and says, “Take some Motrin.” (True and sad story)

The worst part is the patient actually thought it was good advice.  When he relays the story to his Chiropractor, the Chiropractor responds, “if your smoke detector went off in your home, the 1st time it would probably catch your attention, the 2nd time it would most likely take hold of you.  But if it went off a 3rd time and you were finally compelled to do something, would you take the batteries out so you wouldn’t have to hear it anymore?”  “Of course not, “the patient replied “that would be stupid.”  The patient got the point.

The moral of the story…Symptoms are your body’s attempt to save itself.  Masking your symptoms (whether it be pain, nausea, diarrhea or fever) with drugs doesn’t fix the problem, it can actually make the situation worse.  It’s smarter to get to the CAUSE of the problem and deal with it the RIGHT way.  That’s why they call Chiropractors DC’s because they are doctors of finding the Cause!

Wired for Life

August 18, 2016

CLA Wired for LifeElectricity flows through power lines and messages of communication flow trough phone cables…but the ‘power’ that flows through Nerve fibers is far more intricate, intelligent and critical to your Life.

Nerves carry ‘smart’ signals – organized instructions and data which relay from the brain to the body and from the body back to the brain.  This complicated loop forms the communication network needed to guide every physiological function in your body from respiration to perspiration…assimilation to elimination…tissue breakdown and tissue repair.  Innately, trillions of these messages flow through your nerve system every second of your Life, in an automated effort to keep you alive without your conscious input.  So how important it is to maintain this amazing system?

This is the realm of Chiropractic care – the protection and preservation of these ‘Life wires’ so that you can experience perfect function, abundant health and well being.  The doctor inside you can accomplish just about anything as long as your internal power lines remain clear.