Patients treated by chiropractors showed better overall improvement and satisfaction after one month than patients treated by family physicians. Chiropractic patients showed substantial decreases in pain severity, functional disability, and pain quality, while medical patients showed only minimal improvements with regard to the first two measures, and deterioration in the third.
Of course we think of visiting a Chiropractor when we have an injury or pain in our lower back or neck. We also tend to think of them following an automobile accident.
While these are all great reasons to schedule your visit with a Chiropractor, there are also many other reasons we should be considering chiropractic care. Every Chiropractor is different and specializes in different types of treatment options.
There are many reasons to visit a Chiropractor aside from spinal related items; however I want to share just a few of them with you.
By Dr. Jean Gibson, D.C., A BioVeda Health and Wellness Center Fayetteville With the advances in mobile technology, more and more people are developing forward head posture. Forward head posture (FHP) is when the head is pushed forward of the body causing your neck and upper back muscles to weaken. In the Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol [...]
May is Lyme Disease (LD) awareness month. LD manifests itself as a multi-system inflammatory disease that affects the skin in its early, localized stage, and spreads to the joints, nervous system and, to a lesser extent, other organ systems in its later, disseminated stages. If diagnosed and treated early with antibiotics, LD is almost always readily cured. Generally, LD in its later stages can also be treated effectively, but because the rate of disease progression and individual response to treatment varies from one patient to the next, some patients may have symptoms that linger for months or even years following treatment. In rare instances, LD causes permanent damage.
It cannot be stated that getting more vitamin D will actually lead to stronger muscles and preserve physical function. This is due to the fact that our if we get enough sunlight our bodies make vitamin D naturally. It can be concluded that participants with better physical function had higher vitamin D simply because they were outside more often. As Houston points out: “Current dietary recommendations are based primarily on vitamin D’s effects on bone health. It is possible that higher amounts of vitamin D are needed for the preservation of muscle strength and physical function as well as other health conditions. However, clinical trials are needed to definitively determine whether increasing 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations through diet or supplements has an effect on these non-traditional outcomes.”
Ask yourself – Do your experiences shape your beliefs or do you experience what you believe? The answer depends on whether you perceive your life proactively or defensively. Being proactive implies that your life doesn’t just happen; you create it. Proactive people have the ability to choose how they want to feel and act in a situation rather than being puppets of the situation. They do not simply react to circumstances. In every situation, between a stimulus and a response, there is ample gap time in which we can think and choose how we will react to everything life throws at us.
Be a leader: become proactive about your own health!