Treating the Bark

Treating the Bark

  You walk into your Chiropractor's office, hop on a table and point to where it hurts. But the Chiropractor adjusts a totally different part of your spine… not even close to where you feel the pain. Why is that? There's an old saying that goes when you step on a dog's tail, it barks out the other end.  In Chiropractic, that means where you hurt (the bark) isn't necessarily where the problem is (the tail).  Many times the symptom you feel in one area is due to a remote cause.  For example, someone with sciatica may feel pain down their leg, but the cause of the problem is a Vertebral Subluxation in their spine. Chiropractors recognize that if you address the cause of the symptom, the body will no longer have a need to produce it. That's why Chiropractors focus on fixing underlying problems and not superficial effects.  Chasing after symptoms is like a dog chasing its own tail – spinning around and around until it gets dizzy, confused and frustrated.  It's much smarter to address the underlying cause from the start.   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...
Houston, We Have a Subluxation

Houston, We Have a Subluxation

  The brain stem is the most important, central command center of your body (like Houston control).  Located at the base of your brain and extending into your upper cervical spine, it serves as the crossing point for trillions of nerve fibers that carry the data of life from your brain, to your body. If the brain stem is Houston Control, then the atlas (C1) and axis (C2) bones are perimeter gates that surround it, acting as guardians when normally positioned and a major source of trouble if they 'slip out of orbit' (aka a Subluxation).  Since all impulses of life come from the brain stem, Chiropractors recognize that any sustained pressure on this area from misalignment of the axis and/or atlas can lead to myriad of dysfunctions in your body. There are chiropractic techniques that focus specifically on the relationship between upper cervical alignment and the restoration of health.  Many people have regained their vitality and their lives from receiving a simple, safe upper cervical adjustment that corrected the alignment of C1/C2 and eased suppressive tension on the brain stem.  If you want more health, make sure your Houston Control is clear - before you have a problem.   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...
Pharmaceutical False Start

Pharmaceutical False Start

  Spike a fever – run for some Tylenol. Get an ear infection – dash for an antibiotic. Big Pharma wants us to race for a drug every time a symptom or illness challenges us. But is it better to let your body run its own race without interference from the drug companies? Research reported in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology found evidence that elevated body temperature helps immune cells work harder to fight colds and the flu – so much for lowering fevers with Tylenol.  Still yet another study from the journal Pediatrics reports doctors write over 10 million UNNECESSARY prescriptions for antibiotics every year, dangerously raising the risk of antibiotic resistant infections for society as a whole. Chiropractors acknowledge that symptoms are your body's attempt to save itself… not the start of a 100 yard dash to CVS.  Current best practice is to wait for natural responses like fever and inflammation to do their job, instead of 'false starting' with drugs and interfering with what nature knows best.  As long as you're in adjustment (clear Nerve System), your body will innately know how to run its own healing race.   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...
Squat Like a Toddler

Squat Like a Toddler

  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.   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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