Welcome to our office's Chiropractic newsletter.
We'd like to entertain you, inform you (and even
inspire you a little).
Miracles do not
happen in contradiction to nature, but only in
contradiction to what is known to us in nature.
– St. Augustine
Nature knows no
trifling; she is always sincere, always serious,
always stern, she is always in the right, and the
errors and mistakes are invariably ours. –
Happy Spring –
May all your dreams flower and bloom (just don’t
forget the fertilizer).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• Office Hours
• Why visit a
• Babies and chiropractic
• Protect yourself from
cancer with food
• Did you know…?
• Beware of back surgery
• Tylenol™ and liver
• Words of wisdom
• Chiropractic and spinal
• What do most asthmatics
• The placebo (a true
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Why visit a
year millions of people enjoy the most popular
natural, drug-free health care system in the world
–chiropractic! Chiropractic helps people function
closer to their physical and emotional best; recover
from sickness, disease and disability faster and
minimize the use of drugs and surgery in their
lives! Many chiropractic users report less stress,
more vitality and more enjoyment in life!
Chiropractic is a system
of health care that releases a serious stress from
body: the subluxation, an often painless, tiny
distortion in your spine and structural system that
can affect your nerves, muscles, internal organs,
discs, bones, brain, posture and overall health.
Of course, if you
presently are ill and suffering, you need your
natural healing ability enhanced so you can better
fight disease and return yourself to a state of
balance and health. That is a fact no matter what
disease or condition you may have. By correcting
your subluxations, chiropractors help awaken your
natural healing ability to function at its optimum;
to awaken your “inner doctor.”
chiropractic has made the difference between living
with pain and living without pain, between living
with sickness and living in health, between a fast
recovery and a slow recovery and even between life
Why live with health
problems when you can live without them? Discover
chiropractic – discover how natural healing can be.
do so many things to ensure your baby's health:
during pregnancy you eat right; you avoid
cigarettes, alcohol and all drugs (even aspirin,
cold, flu and other over-the-counter medications can
damage your unborn child or cause problems in
pregnancy). You educate yourself so you may have a
natural, drug-free birth. After the baby arrives you
that is the superior form of nutrition; in short,
you do everything you can to make sure your baby is
But have you had your
baby's spine checked? How do you know if your
child's spine is healthy? An unhealthy spine can
affect your child's health for his/her entire life.
Your doctor of chiropractic is specially trained to
check your child's spine for areas of distortion
causing nerve damage – the vertebral subluxation
With the birth
process becoming more and more an intervening
procedure, the chiropractic adjustment becomes even
more important to the child's future. – Larry
For Over a
over a hundred years doctors of chiropractic have
observed the often dramatic responses of infants
after chiropractic care. In fact, there seems to be
no limit to the conditions that can respond to
chiropractic care: colic 11,
difficulty breast-feeding 2
Erb's palsy (an arm is limp and undeveloped)
(twisted neck) 44,
unbalanced face and skull development
5, foot inversion
6, "nervousness" and ear, nose and
throat infections 7,
allergies and sleep disorders 8,
projectile vomiting 9
and many, many other conditions.
Give your baby the best
possible chance to have a healthy life. You have
your baby's eyes checked, heart checked, hearing
checked – bring all your children in for a
chiropractic spinal checkup. A simple checkup now
might make a BIG difference for your children for
the rest of their lives.
from cancer with food
Since ancient times the once rare disease (until
the last 100 years) we call cancer was
considered a deficiency disease. A major reason why
cancer rates are increasing is because many people
are living on dead foods such as sugar, high
fructose corn syrup, white flour, processed oils,
denatured (pasteurized/processed) dairy products,
bizarre chemicals added to our foods, and fruits and
vegetables that are low in essential minerals. In
addition, many nutritionists say that people overeat
because they are starving for essential nutrients
that are lacking in modern packaged foods.
Did you know…?
Did you know that
cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance
vital to the cells of all mammals? That your body
produces three to four times more cholesterol than
you eat? That this production increases when you eat
only small amounts of cholesterol and decreases when
you eat large amounts? That many of the
cholesterol-lowering drugs are dangerous to your
health and may shorten your life?
Beware of back
surgery has such a high failure rate it should be
outlawed. In a University of Cincinnati study of
Ohio workers’ compensation claimants with low back
pain, 725 workers opted for lumbar spinal fusion
surgery as treatment for back pain. A full 64% were
still off work more than a year later! Only 6% had
gone back to work and stayed for a full year.
Approximately 20% had significant complications and
27% were in such pain that they needed another
operation. Some 90% were in such pain they were
still taking narcotics at follow-up.11
A similar 1994 study of Washington State workers
also found high rates of postoperative disability,
high re-operation rates, and inadequate relief of
back pain.12 A
study by Nicholas Ahn, MD, et al found that after
single-level fusion, the total disability rate
approaches 25% while for those who had two- and
three-level fusions, the postoperative disability
was 70% and 100%, respectively.13
Before anyone ever
considers spinal surgery they should check out the
non-medical, non-surgical chiropractic alternative.14
Why are so many people dependent on painkillers to
relieve their symptoms when there is chiropractic,
acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy and so many
other safer alternatives? No one should be living
on synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, many of which are
In one study of 662
cases of acute liver failure the researchers
discovered that poisoning with acetaminophen
(Tylenol) far exceeded any other cause of acute
liver failure. Of those cases resulting from
acetaminophen poisoning, 29% died.15
Words of wisdom
loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles
We should not
pretend to understand the world only by the
intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at
best, only the half of truth, as must, if it be
honest, also come an understanding of its
– Carl Jung
no matter what condition they may have, needs
chiropractic care to ensure their body is working
without subluxations. If you have any specific
questions please feel free to contact us.
ADHD and chiropractic.
This is the case of an 8-year-old child with many
learning and behavioral disorders associated with
ADHD that began after he had a fall 18 months prior
to the visit. Following two months of care his
mother noted positive changes in behavior and
reduction in his complaints of headaches and neck
pain symptoms. His schoolteachers remarked on the
positive changes in his behavior and improvements in
What do most
asthmatics die from?
Asthma drugs. Researchers from Stanford and Cornell
Universities reviewed 19 studies involving nearly
34,000 patients and found that people using popular
drug inhalers for asthma (Serevent™, Advair™,
Foradil™) were 2.5 times more likely to be
hospitalized for severe asthma attacks and 3.5 times
more likely to die than those using different
inhalers. Five thousand people die each year from
asthma (US) and about 4,000 are caused by these
The placebo (a
A man brings his asthmatic child to the
The child’s breathing
improves and the number and severity of attacks
begins to diminish almost immediately. The father
goes back to his MD.
“Why didn’t you tell me
chiropractic could help my child’s asthma?”
“It’s just placebo,” his
“Why didn’t you tell me
chiropractic was such a good placebo for asthma?”
the father said.
(Note: Placebo is just
another word for our ability to tap the natural
healing ability or our inner doctor.)
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more
meanings than any other two-letter word, and that
word is "UP."
It's easy to understand UP, meaning
toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when
we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why
do we speak UP, and why are the officers
UP for election and why is it UP to the
secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends and we use it to
brighten UP a room, polish UP the
silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean
UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and
some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has a real special
meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP
for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP
And this UP is confusing:
A drain must be opened UP because it is
We open UP a store in the morning but we
close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty
mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP,
look the word UP in the dictionary. In a
desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4
of the page and can add UP to about thirty
If you are UP to it, you might try building
UP a list of the many ways UP is used.
It will take UP a lot of your time, but if
you don't give UP, you may wind UP
with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding
UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing
UP. When it rains, it wets UP the
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on & on, but I'll wrap it UP,
for now my time is UP, so .... Time to shut
Oh...one more thing:! What is the first thing you do
in the morning & the last thing you do at night?
See you next month. Don’t forget to stop by for a
spinal checkup and an adjustment. And bring in the
family too – for a healthier spring!
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N, Jacobsen J. Infantile colic treated by
chiropractors: a prospective study of 316 cases.
2. Sheader WE. Chiropractic management of an infant
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3. Harris SL, Wood KW. Resolution of infantile Erb's
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case study. J of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics.
10. Ravnskov U. The Cholesterol Myths. Washington,
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11. Nguyen T et
al. Functional outcomes of lumbar fusion among the
Ohio workers’ compensation subjects, presented at
the Primary Care Forum VIII, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
2006; as yet unpublished.
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Compensation population, presented at the annual
meeting of the North American Spine Society,
Philadelphia, 2004; unpublished.
14. Legorreta AP, Metz RD et al. Comparative
analysis of individuals with and without
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15. Larson AM et al. Acetaminophen-induced acute
liver failure: results of a United States
multicenter, prospective study. Hepatology.
16. Lovett L, Blum C. Behavioral and learning
changes secondary to chiropractic care to reduce
subluxations in a child with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder: a case study. J Vertebral
Subluxation Research. October 4, 2006;1-6.
17. Salpeter SR et al. Meta-analysis: effect of
long-action B-agonists on severe asthma
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