Discs and Doughnuts

Discs and Doughnuts

  Step on the edge of a jelly doughnut and the lopsided pressure will cause the inner contents to ooze out the opposite side... it's basic physics.  The jelly flows away from high pressure to low pressure, leaving an uneven distribution in the middle of the donut. Spinal discs also contain a softer gelatinous type material (albeit not jelly) that responds to pressure gradients.  The Nucleus Pulposis, surrounded by annular fibrous rings, makes up the middle portion of spinal discs and also responds to sustained, uneven pressure.  What the lay public refers to often as a 'slipped disc' is actually an irritated disc that has been subjected to lopsided spinal alignment over time, causing uneven pressure and loss of structural integrity.  Crooked spines squish 'jelly discs' - leading to bulges, herniations and ultimate failure. With the appropriate Chiropractic care, spinal distortions which result from bad postural habits can be reduced and reversed, easing this lopsided pressure that squishes healthy discs to ruin.  If you're suffering from chronic disc problems, getting back in alignment FIRST could possibly save you from more risky, invasive procedures.   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! First Name Last Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
Wired for LIFE

Wired for LIFE

  Electricity flows through power lines and messages of communication flow through 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.   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! First Name Last Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
Starter’s Spine

Starter’s Spine

  Starter's soreness is common with many physical activities - the 'start' of lifting weights, horseback riding or working in the garden after a long winter off.  'Starting' Chiropractic care is no different. If you have joints, muscles and ligaments that have been inactive, don't be surprised if you're sore after your first few Chiropractic sessions.  Adjustments themselves are gentle and comfortable, but your spine may respond with some soreness to the increased motion and new positioning.  But don't worry - the pangs of rekindled function are normal, expected and temporary. As your spine becomes accustomed to its healthier state, the soreness will abate and your comfort levels will improve.  It's important to continue good chiropractic habits to avoid regressing back to where you began.  Start soreness can only return if you fail to maintain.   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! First Name Last Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
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