November 2019 Health Newsletter

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Hi everyone,

I hope you had a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving. I can't believe it's almost Christmas and before we know it we flip the calendar to 2020! 

The holday season can be extremely stressful. Shopping, baking, cooking, wrapping presents, hanging lights, decorating trees, and the list goes on. I hear more people wishing for January so all the stress is over. Somewhere we've lost the idea. I want to encourage you to take some time for yourself during this holiday season. What reduces your stress? If you know what works, do it, and if you don't, then please try to figure it out. Then, just do it. 

Are you struggling with gift ideas? Consider giving the gift of health. We offer affordable individual or multiple visit chiropractic care packages, stocking stuffers like Biofreeze, ice packs, handmade heat packs, healthy coffee and tea, and supplements to help boost your immune system. 

'Tis the season of snow shoveling and blowing, slipping, sliding, and crashing. It appears as though we are in for another winter with extreme cold and heavy snow. Whether you are moving snow, have fallen, or have been in an accident, it is very important to be evaluated soon after. Your body begins the healing process of mending tissues immediately but if you don't get the appropriate chiropactic care for your injury, your body will begin to replace your healthy muscle tissue with scar tissue within SIX weeks. So often people decide to wait to see if the pain goes away. It likely will because our bodies are able to heal themselves. Unfortunately, waiting too long causes scar tissue to form which leads to tension, reduced motion in your neck or back, and ongoing pain. That's why we want to see you as soon as possible after you've been injured.   

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Susan, Dr. Tollefson, and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. 

Dr. Tracy

 

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Current Articles

» Orthotic Footwear
» DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference
» Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects
» Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

Orthotic Footwear

Author: Tracy Andrews
Source: Foot Levelers
Copyright: Foot Levelers 2016


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DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference

Members of the chiropractic profession forged a new spirit of cooperation and understanding during the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC), which took place Nov. 8-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Organizers of this first-of-its-kind event hope to enhance patient outcomes as well as increase integration of manual therapies for back pain in the wake of the ongoing opioid crisis.  ICSC was organized and hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) with the support of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), which represent three of the major provider groups of non-drug manual therapies for pain.  Manual therapies such as spinal manipulation have received increased attention and support in recent years by major health care organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Family Physicians for their ability to effectively manage many cases of back pain and in some cases reduce or alleviate the need for prescription opioids.  Research shows that back pain is one of the most common conditions for which opioids are prescribed.  "The chiropractic profession was honored to take part in the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference," said Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, vice president of the American Chiropractic Association.  "We are committed to working together with our colleagues in physical therapy and osteopathy to raise awareness and promote integration of non-drug manual approaches."  "Providers of manual therapies have an unprecedented opportunity to positively impact the lives of millions of people who struggle with back pain. Together, we can find ways to improve what we do and to communicate better with patients.  The Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference was an important step in that direction," said Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA, associate dean for research at the University of Utah College of Health, who helped plan the conference.

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: Acatoday. November 12, 2019.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2019


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Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects

Heart Disease is the number 1 killer in America as well as other parts of the world. Aside from the obvious exercise and physical activity, diet also greatly affects one's risk for developing heart disease. New research indicates that broccoli and other green leafy vegetables can provide a natural defense against heart disease. British researchers recently discovered that broccoli and other brassicas turn on a protective protein in the arteries that in effect, prevent the arteries from clogging with fatty plaques, especially in the most vulnerable parts of the arteries most prone to clogging. While additional research is in the works, these preliminary findings drive home the importance of eating plenty of green leafy vegetables on a regular basis.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. September 3, 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

A recent literature review found some interesting evidence suggesting that chiropractic care may have certain benefits for those suffering from insomnia. In the review, researchers evaluated some 15 studies that met their criteria. Their findings suggested that many of the therapies utilized by certain chiropractors including cranial manipulation, physio and manual therapies as well as mind-body therapies may have benefits for insomnia sufferers. However, no studies have been directly conducted to specifically evaluate and support these findings but based on these previous studies, it may be worth additional investigation.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Vol 9, Issue 3. September 2010.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2010


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