Scoliosis, Parkinsons and Neck surgery. How can Chiropractic help?

Researching Chiropractic Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? Probably most of them. Post Neck Fusion Adjustment This is the case report of a 43-year-old woman suffering from neck and mid-back pain and stiffness, migraines, shoulder pain, low energy and decreased performance of activities of daily living. She had undergone a surgical fusion of her neck (cervical spine) to help her symptoms, but after the surgery, her symptoms remained. The woman received chiropractic care 36 times over 3 months and follow up X-rays showed improvement in neck curve and posture. Her head was sitting atop her spine in a more balanced position. She reported improvements in neck and mid-back … Continue reading

Can Chiropractic help Asthma?

Asthma and Chiropractic Can chiropractic help asthmatics? About one in 12 people in the United States now has asthma, a total of 24.6 million people, and an increase of 4.3 million since 2001…. The increases come, surprisingly, despite improved air quality throughout most of the country and widespread decreases in smoking. During an asthmatic “attack” the little tubes that transport the air in your lungs (bronchioles) become swollen, go into spasm and fill with mucous. Asthmatics struggle for every breath, literally gasping and wheezing for life during an attack. In some unfortunate individuals the wheezing, gasping and struggling go on continuously and long-time sufferers may develop a barrel chest. Attacks may be triggered by allergic reactions, emotional stress, physical exertion or irritants like cigarette smoke. The most dangerous form of asthma, status asthmaticus, is so severe it can result in death. Asthma was almost never a fatal disease; medical folk-wisdom used … Continue reading

Baseball and Chiropractic

It’s baseball time. Improve your team’s performance with chiropractic care! Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has seen the chiropractic light. Gibson described the problem by saying, “There were a couple starts where I didn’t sit down in between innings because if I sat down, my hips just got tight.” The Twins relief pitcher, Trevor May, also suffered back problems. At first, he saw the chiropractor occasionally, with limited results, but after getting more regular adjustments, his condition greatly improved. “My hips were really, really out of line. Seeing a chiropractor consistently has helped me make sure I’m getting readjusted and staying in line as much as possible.” The Florida Marlins pitchers Adam Conley, Jarred Cosart and Wei-Yin Chen also receives chiropractic care to improve their game. Chen, who signed an $80-million-dollar contract with the Marlins commented how chiropractic helps him by saying that he “…noticed a huge difference in recovery … Continue reading

Wear socks to bed, but not a bra!

Wear socks to bed … Swiss researchers found that people fell asleep quickest when their hands and feet were warmest. This happens because warm feet and hands cause blood vessels to enlarge, allowing more heat to escape your body, which in turn lowers your core temperature faster and causes you to fall asleep. Putting on socks may help you fall asleep in half the time it normally takes. (1) … But not a bra Bras, with their straps and hooks and especially underwires, dig into the skin and interfere with the flow of lymph through your lymphatic system. The result can be health problems that, apart from irritations, welts, indentations and cysts, include an increased risk of breast cancer. One 1991 Harvard study found that wearing a bra 24/7 increased the incidence of breast cancer by 100%. (2)  Questions and answers about chiropractic Question: What diseases do chiropractors treat? Answer: … Continue reading

Worried about Zika? The rest of the story…

Zika virus – worth worrying about? What’s with the Zika virus? Should we be concerned about it? The Zika virus is nothing new. It was identified in the 1940s. It causes no symptoms in 80% of people with it and minor symptoms in nearly everyone else. It was never known to cause serious health problems such as microcephaly and other defects. Freaking out pregnant women – and lots of others “Oh my, I was bitten by a mosquito. Will my baby will be born with birth defects? What can I do? Should I get an abortion?” Bad science is making pregnant women (and a lot of other people) incredibly nervous. The fact is that previous epidemics of the Zika virus was never been linked to microcephaly and fetal malformations. Also – even though Zika-carrying mosquitoes spread across Brazil and infected untold millions of people, those infections never translated into neurodevelopmental birth defects … Continue reading

April Newsletter

Enjoy the benefits of chiropractic – the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world. More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs and dangerous medical treatments. More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways of achieving and maintaining health. Tired of taking drugs and the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be. “The health of a people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.” -Benjamin Disraeli “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” – Thomas Jefferson TABLE OF CONTENTS Happy Mother’s Day Why should I return (especially if I’m feeling fine)? Questions and answers about chiropractic Words of wisdom Italy and Austria banning GMO agriculture … Continue reading

Fried Foods for Mardi Gras

Back To Health Your guide to better living Dr. Jeffrey P. Meyers, DC, FIAMA Fried foods are a popular part of the American diet. Americans lead very fast paced lives and tend to sacrifice health for convenience and time. While these foods are simply irresistible for many, scientists consider them to be high-risk foods that can be detrimental to one’s health, especially when they are not eaten in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet. French fries are among the most commonly consumed fried food products. When potatoes are cooked in trans fat at high temperatures, all sorts of interesting and very unpleasant things occur. Foods that are fried in vegetable oils like canola, soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils are particularly problematic. These products contain polyunsaturated fats that easily become rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce large amounts of damaging free radicals in the body. … Continue reading

Choosing a Multiple Vitamin

Why Take a Multiple Vitamin-Mineral Supplement? Everyone should take a multiple vitamin-mineral (MVM) supplement. One double-blind study of healthy volunteers published in Psychopharmacology 2000;150:220–5, found that an MVM supplement significantly reduced anxiety and perceived stress levels, and possibly improved energy and the ability to concentrate. Preliminary and double-blind trials have shown that women who use an MVM containing folic acid, beginning three months before becoming pregnant and continuing through the first three months of pregnancy, have a significantly lower risk of having babies with neural tube defects (e.g., Spina-Bifida) and other congenital defects. In another double-blind trial, school children received a daily low-potency vitamin-mineral tablet containing only 50% of the USRDA for most essential vitamins and the minerals for three months. Dramatic gains in certain measures of IQ were observed in about 20% of the supplemented children. These gains may have been due to the correction of specific nutrient deficiencies … Continue reading

The Importance of Fat

Weight Loss Breakthroughs How many of these come out every year? Dieting is an obsessional behavior; it is not normal or rational. Most conventional diets cleverly encourage the obsession by having you count calories or remembering what you can or cannot eat. These diets treat eating in complicated ways according to inflexible rules. Fat-free usually means added sugar and caffeine. You need to ask yourself does being thin mean that you are healthy? NO! Thin people get cancer and heart disease. It’s the nutritional quality of food combined with exercise that make life, longevity (and weight loss) a permanently attainable goal. Counting fat grams takes your focus off of the nutritional quality of the food; you assume that all fats are equal. By eating more nutritious foods and including some QUALITY fat in your diet you will get hungry less often. So the question becomes “what are good fats”? Omega 3 … Continue reading