Don’t Try This at Home

Don’t Try This at Home

  Chiropractors often get this question from patients: '"…is it OK to 'adjust' your own spine?" (usually asked after seeing a friend or family member crank their neck from side to side, trying to get it to pop).  Well, the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT. Just considering the subluxation analysis, palpation skill, radiographic interpretation, instrumentation reading, line of drive consideration, force quotients, contact points, vertebral level selection, contra-indication assessment, knowledge of family history, patient positioning, breath control, purpose, intent and timing that goes into delivering a single, healing thrust - you'd be insane to think you could do that safely and effectively to another human being without years of post graduate work and clinical training, let alone yourself.  Sure it may look simple, but there's a lot more going on during a specific, loving, Chiropractic ADJUSTMENT than what meets the eye. No respectable Chiropractor would try to adjust their own spine, just like no Dentist would ever try to give him or herself a root canal - that's best left to a well trained, capable set of hands that can do the job objectively.  If you know someone who insist on habitually 'adjusting' their own spine, tell them to be safe and leave that to the professionals - or else we'll have to put a cone on them.   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get Stickies for Your Practice Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up...
Adjusting the Brown Spots

Adjusting the Brown Spots

  You're proud of your lawn. You water it, feed it on schedule and try to keep the neighborhood kids off of it. But you missed a few spots with the fertilizer spreader and now dull, brown patches where the grass was STARVED of potential growth energy begin to show.  A similar situation can happen inside you. All the cells, organs and tissues that make up your body need an even distribution of neurotrophic (Life sustaining) energy from your Nerve System in order to flourish and grow. If parts of your body are deprived of this energy, likewise you'll develop dull brown patches (disease) on your internal lawn. Chiropractors refer to it as being 'Subluxated.' The goal of Chiropractic care is 100% coverage of neurotrophic Life energy in your body – and that's achieved by keeping your Nerve System clear of blockages at the spinal level. If you don't want to see ugly, brown, weak patches in your health, stay EVEN and consistent with your Chiropractic care.   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get Stickies for Your Practice Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up below! Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
Hammering a Subluxation

Hammering a Subluxation

  If you hit your thumb with a hammer, with a little TLC and time, it will heal.  But if you insist on hitting that same thumb over and over again, despite the best therapeutic efforts, the healing won't 'take' because of the repeating trauma. Likewise, it's common for patients to have recurring vertebral subluxations (mis-alignment of spinal segments that lead to nerve irritation) even after receiving the best Chiropractic care.  In many situations, it's not the care in the Chiropractor's office that is lacking, but the repetitive Lifestyle habits OUTSIDE the office that becomes the causative offense.  For example: You get adjusted, go home and fall asleep on the couch - then RESUBLUXATE... Or you get adjusted, go home and eat garbage food - then RESUBLUXATE... The resubluxating cycle will continue as long as you fail to stop 'hammering your thumb.' Life generates enough subluxating stress without you adding to it.  If you're not holding your adjustments well, maybe something in your lifestyle needs to be addressed.  Discuss it with your Chiropractor so the insulting, repetitive 'subluxator' can be isolated.   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get Stickies for Your Practice Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up below! Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
Back to Factory Settings

Back to Factory Settings

  Have you ever had to factory reset an electronic device that went haywire?  You can usually hit a 'restore' button to get it running like it did out of the box.  If you've ever felt like your body could use a 'factory reset,' there's a profession dedicated for that exact purpose. Our bodies are bombarded with daily stress.  Urgent work deadlines, unexpected family crisis or any inconvenient change in your routine are unsolicited stresses that can throw the balance of your nerve system off.  The result – your body slows down, runs sluggish and can even "freeze up" with an illness.  A Chiropractic adjustment is like hitting the reset button to restore your physiologic functions back to the Creator's factory settings after a stress insult. If you're feeling overwhelmed, maybe it's time for a good adjustment to reset your nerve system back to its default health and vitality settings.  Clearing nasty Subluxations from your spine will get you running 'out of the box' new again.   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get Stickies for Your Practice Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up below! Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
Garbage in Your Nerve System

Garbage in Your Nerve System

  What would happen if your garbage didn’t get picked up for a few weeks? Your house would get pretty stinky wouldn't it? The same can be said for you, if your Nerve System garbage isn't dumped regularly too. Physical, chemical and emotional stresses that accumulate in your Nerve System are called Subluxations (Chiropractic term for nerve interference). If not cleared regularly, stress from Subluxations can spill over into your body and cause poor sleep, fatigue, weakened immunity, chronic pains, anxiety or poor digestion. People who keep their Nerve System 'clean' with regular Chiropractic adjustments report having more energy, better recovery from injuries and an improved state of mind. If you’re feeling sluggish, weak and bogged down, maybe it’s time to dump your nerve system garbage. Get to the Chiropractor today!   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get Stickies for Your Practice Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up below! Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
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