As always, I am constantly trying to come up with the wording to help people understand the difference between what I do and what happens at a typical medical doctors office.
This morning the following analogy came to mind. I would love your input. Does this help explain things, or does it just make it more confusing?
Your body is made up of trillions of cells. These cells are arranged into tissues, organs and organ systems that work together to perform the various activities needed to keep the community (body) alive. Think of it as a complex moving puzzle.
When you go to a typical medical doctor with a problem s/he is going to perform a series of exams that may include blood work, xrays, sonograms, MRIs, and other tests. The purpose of these exams is to take the puzzle apart and look at the smaller pieces more closely to try and determine what exactly is causing your discomfort. Their entire system is based on this reductionist model of the body. Their preferred treatments are based on taking over for what ever piece of the puzzle isn’t working right with external chemical or surgical interventions.
What i do is interview you to see where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you want to go with the remainder of your life. I perform a few orthopedic and neurological tests to get your body to show me what it is dealing with. Then I set about restoring things to a more natural configuration, allowing the innate intelligence of the body to regenerate itself into a more vigorous and happy formation moving forward.
Sometimes aggressive intervention is necessary. But I have found over the years, most of the time, my methods are much more likely to produce a happy outcome in both the short and long term with far fewer side effects and subsequent illness.
ICA – Internal Carotid Artery – damage to this vessel can cause a stroke
SMT – Spinal Manipulative Therapy – A Chiropractic Adjustment
“The researchers therefore conclude that “cervical SMT, as performed by the trained doctors of chiropractic in this study, did not appear to place undue strain on the ICA and thus does not seem to be a factor in ICA injuries.”
I can’t say enough about how nice the energy is at our new location. Everyone smiles just walking into the place.
I thought I would post a few pictures for everyone that has not stopped by yet.
I also wanted to remind everyone there is only one week left of the Grand Opening Special of buying 10 wellness treatments for $300.00 any method of payment. After this week it goes back to it’s regular price of $400.00.
Please ask about the new Acugraph on your next visit and I will mark your file for a free Acupuncture exam. This amazing computer technology is able to read your meridian energy and generate a complete report within minutes. We will soon be charging $60.00 for this exam and report so make sure you reserve your’s now!
Anyway, here are some pictures. They don’t come close to matching the light and energy of this place. You have to see it in person to understand what I’m saying. See you soon.
I will be at a seminar all day Thursday and Friday this week, but will be available for you from 9-6 Wednesday. These events always fill me with energy and new enthusiasm for chiropractic. Next week should be an awesome time to get a treatment while I’m at a peak. See you then!
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Here is a link to a video I recently shot to explain pain. Tell what you think.
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I am here to help you keep your body in shape for your life. Call me. 816-436-9355
This is one of the busiest times of year in a chiropractor’s office. Sudden efforts to clear the drive from tons of snow can really aggravate back problems.
Here are some excerpts from a recent article at www.consumeraffairs.com
According to the seventeen-year study, appearing in the January 2011 issue of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the most common injury diagnoses were soft tissue injuries (55 percent), lacerations (16 percent) and fractures (seven percent). The lower back was the most frequently injured region of the body (34 percent), followed by injuries to the arms and hands (16 percent), and head (15 percent). Acute musculoskeletal exertion (54 percent), slips or falls (20 percent) and being struck by a snow shovel (15 percent) were the most frequent mechanisms of snow shovel-related injuries.
The following are a few additional tips for preventing injuries when shoveling snow:
- Warm up with light exercise before you start.
- Make sure to pace yourself by taking frequent breaks for rest.
- The best way to clear snow is by pushing it instead of lifting.
- Ergonomically designed shovels are a great choice to reduce the need for bending and heavy lifting.
- When possible, avoid large shoveling jobs by clearing snow several times throughout the day.
- Remember to wear warm clothing, including a hat, gloves and slip-resistant, high-traction footwear.
Remember my three day rule, “If a pain persists into a third day or is very sharp in certain movements, it’s time to see the chiropractor.”
Hey everyone! Long time no see. 🙂 I hope everyone had an awesome summer, I know I did. Hanging out with my wife and children is the best experience of my life. I can’t get enough of it. Hey, I whipped up a new video and would really appreciate your feedback.
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Enjoy, it’s quick and easy, about 6 minutes long.