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It was a late night in the office this past Monday, our first day back in the office after Thanksgiving break, and I ended the day with my awesome patient James!

James has been coming in for treatment monthly for two and a half years now, and it has been a joy to work with him. James truly understands the importance of maintenance care. He is young and active, working out in the gym consistently multiple days a week and playing various different sports. He also works a desk job and recognizes the importance of counteracting the effects of a sedentary job. 

At each visit, we work on various different areas of minor aches and pains, including shoulders, knees, hips, and back. Each month, we give James a good tune up, which includes muscle testing and muscle activation techniques to keep his spine supported, chiropractic adjustments, organ work and reflex points, mind-body techniques to address stress, colored lenses therapy, and more. We also update James' supplement regimen every couple of months, ensuring that he is on the appropriate supplements for his current needs. Props to James for also supporting his body with whole food based supplements. 

Don't wait until you're in a crisis to seek holistic chiropractic care. There is truly not one person who cannot benefit from regular holistic chiropractic care, even if just a few times a year. Think of chiropractic as a check up for your spine and nervous system. The benefits are wide and many!

Thank you James for being such a great example of this, and we will see you next month!

 

This unfortunate news has made headlines recently, and while it is sad to see, I think it is important that we be aware of news like this, and understand what it means for us and our health.
While intentions often are well-founded, there are times when they are not. There are times when medical authorities, drug companies, etc. may not have our best interests at heart. There is also simply a lack of awareness of all of the benefits of alternative health care. What does this mean for us?
I believe it means that we must take a primary and proactive role in our health and the decisions we make about our health. This means seeking conservative and holistic health care before pursuing drugs or surgeries or more aggressive medical intervention. This means seeking second opinions from other health professionals. This means reading and researching any medical intervention before making a conscious decision about your health. Question everything!
We are often not told in entirety about the negative effects of drugs or surgery. We are often not told about or referred for conservative care such as chiropractic, acupuncture, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, herbs, and the list goes on, that can get us back to optimal health in a safe, natural way, and prevent us from many of these drugs and surgeries.
There is a place for both alternative and conservative care, but I believe that the latter is widely underutilized. It is one of my goals to change this!
It brings me so much joy to help my patients achieve optimal health in the most conservative and natural way possible, with holistic chiropractic kinesiology.
I have had patients come to me who have had past issues with drug dependency and/or pain killer addiction, who are so grateful to have the option of holistic chiropractic care. It has greatly fulfilled me to be able to provide them with relief and save them from going down that path again.
 

More great research/news in the chiropractic world with a recent study published in the Journal of Manual and Phsyiological Therapeutics!

Epidural injections, a more aggressive form of treatment for pain due to disc injury, are steroidal injection mixtures meant to reduce pain. While sometimes effective at offering short-term pain relief, they don't address the root cause of the pain, and often actually weaken the ligaments and structures in the area of injection long-term.

Holistic chiropractic kinesiology is a viable and effective alternative to steroidal injections and surgery. Oftentimes, it is a combination of factors contributing to the disc injury and pain, and all must be addressed for true, long-lasting resolution of the pain. This means using our tools of applied kinesiology muscle testing and chiropractic adjustments to address musculoskeletal injuries and imbalances contributing to the problem, along with other factors such as organ system dysfunction (especially the intestinal system and ileocecal valve, which can cause discs to retain more fluid and bulge/herniate more), mental/emotional stressors, injury memory in the body, nutrient deficiencies, and so much more. With chiropractic kinesiology, we can identify all contributors and address them as indicated by the body! 

October is Chiropractic Health Month in the State of Maryland! Thank you Maryland!

Chiropractors focus on the brain/nervous system and musculoskeletal system and their affects on general health and overall function. Chiropractic is a hands-on, drug-free, and holistic approach to health care. It should be considered as one of the first lines of conservative care for any and all health concerns. 

We can't wait to get back in the office tomorrow, Monday the 23rd for another week of amazing patients and healing!

 

My patients Adam and Serena both paid me a visit yesterday, and we made it a chiropractic family affair! 

Adam comes in for holistic chiropractic treatments every few weeks because he travels weekly for his job. This means he is on flights every week. As Adam knows, travel, particularly flying, while it can be enjoyable, is stressful on the body in different ways. Flying also tends to dehydrate the body, leaving us prone to health issues such as headaches, fatigue, spinal misalignments, and more.

Thanks to Adam for being proactive with his health, and for also bringing in his 3 year old daughter Serena for her tune up! There is no age too young to begin chiropractic. In fact, the sooner the better. We have supported Serena's nervous system and musculoskeletal system during some of the most important years of her life! During the first 6 years of life, we hit important neurological milestones. Chiropractic care aids in optimal development. 

Thanks to Adam and Serena, and we look forward to seeing you next time!

 





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