Author Archives: Anjelica Osborne
Author Archives: Anjelica Osborne
Doctor: “Sally, do you think your spine is the same as the next person I’m going to take care of?”
Patient: “Well, no, not at all doctor.”
Doctor: “Do you think we should try to fit you to one table that someone else responds well to, or should we fit the right table to your body to make the best correction?”
Patient: “Well I would prefer you use the right table for my spine!”
I had this conversation with a patient recently and I couldn’t have agreed with her more! Too often in health care, people are confronted with being looked at as a “square peg” with the doctor trying to fit them in a “round hole.”
Are you looking for a different approach to your spine? Are you looking for a different approach for your health? Are you looking to turn off your symptoms? Are you wanting to know the cause? Are you seeking maximize your health potential and experience your highest quality of life? These are all questions you must ask yourself at some point in your health journey.
Click on the link above to learn how we use different tables to deliver better corrections for your body.
“Take two ibuprofen every 4-6 hours and apply heat and that should take care of it.” Does this sound familiar at all? Yeah, I thought so.
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve likely been told something along these lines as you went in to see your general physician at some point in your life. Usually followed by you saying to yourself, “thank goodness my doctor knows what to do to fix this,” and, “thankfully it isn’t anything worse.”
This thought is exactly what is keeping you from reaching your true health potential. We have been indoctrinated in the idea that health comes from outside the body, and that it is the doctor’s job to restore your health. This is where doctors, all doctors, have failed their patients. The number one thing preventing you from restoring your health is not taking responsibility for your own health in the first place.
To be a real doctor, of any health discipline, is to teach you how to be responsible for your own welfare within their own discipline. When you become actively engaged in health promoting habits and doing things at home on a daily basis, you will be liberated from the suffocation of relying on a doctor to “give you” your health back.
At Intero Chiropractic, we recognize that your body is intelligent and is always striving for health. We cannot possibly improve on the perfection that is the wisdom that created your body from just two cells. That wisdom is, however, limited by the materials it has to work with (your structure), as your body is constantly being bombarded by chemical, physical and emotional stressors. Our goal is to provide a practical solution where we can reach your health goals together which consists of you doing certain things on a daily basis so that you can be the true champion or your health.
Watch the video below to learn about what we implement in your care so that we can work toward Structural Restoration and an Optimized Nerve Supply.
I know, I know… That is a loaded question.
But I think we can all agree that Sherlock Holmes was one of the most incredible private detectives the story books have ever seen! Here’s the reason why….
Not only did he use inductive reasoning based on indisputable facts, but he also correlated all the information he had so that he could get to the bottom of each case. What a brilliant concept! So brilliant in fact that it is the same philosophy that we adopt at Intero Chiropractic when it comes to helping you reach YOUR health goals.
Full spine digital x-rays tell us, first and foremost the extent of structural deterioration, how your body has compensated over time, how your spinal cord and spinal nerves are likely being affected, if there is something more serious in which you should see another health care provider, and HOW to best correct/reduce the problem on you THAT DAY.
Your body is a complex and dynamic organism that is constantly striving to adapt to the ever changing environment. For that reason, our doctors always correlate what they find on you each and every visit upon brief examination to your unique structural x-rays. This is how the doctors can deliver the most specific correction for you, thus reduce stress from the nerve system putting you on the trajectory of overcoming your unique health issues, ideal functional wellness, stress resilience and optimal adaptation and expression of health.
Do you feel like you have your very own Sherlock Holmes in your corner of the ring? If not, call our office today and schedule a complimentary consultation to see if we are the right fit for you!
“Oh My Goodness…..”
This is without a doubt the number one response I hear from people when they actually see how well (or usually not so well) their Nerve System is functioning for the first time.
In other words….how poorly their brain is communicating with and coordinating everything else in the body which is dependent on an optimal nerve supply….which is EVERY PART of the body!
We have been indoctrinated as a society to believe that health comes from outside the body. Put another way, we are always looking for just the right pill, potion, lotion, exercise, break through surgery, or medication to solve our problems. The reality is that our bodies were intelligently created and just like there is a conductor for an orchestra to ensure there is proper communication, control and harmony between all of the parts of the orchestra, the same is true of the human body.
It just so happens that the Nerve System (brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves) is the conductor for everything in the body!
Common Secondary Conditions (aka symptoms) that Americans suffer from every day have been written off as being “normal”, when in reality these are more often than not Indicators of Spinal Abnormalities affecting the proper function of the Nerve System.
Watch the video below and see what makes Intero Chiropractic so unique when it comes to providing answers and a practical solution for you, utilizing innovative thermographic analysis, not just for your first visit…but EVERY visit.
We’ve probably all heard by this point that brain health is pretty fundamental for the health of your whole body…..and if you haven’t then it’s time to get with the program because it’s the foundation for the human experience! The function of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves relates to the overall health and resilience of the body and has been the focus of structural chiropractic since it’s inception in 1895. At Intero Chiropractic we use a system with 6 major components to assess the motion of the individual discs, and palpation of joints is one of them that has a bigger impact on the health of your brain than you might have realized before. Check out the video above!
I want you to picture in your mind, just for a second, the physical framework of someone you’ve seen recently that is anxious or even depressed…
Almost everyone agrees that this person they are picturing is typically hunched very far forward and their posture has shifted significantly from what would be considered normal.
It has been found through research that abnormal posture is associated with poor physical function, impaired pulmonary function, pain and disability and increased mortality.Watch the short video above, to learn how the doctors at Intero Chiropractic take each patient’s care to the next level but visually evaluating your structure each time you come into the office and things you can be looking for in your friends and loved ones to help them be more proactive in their health.
1. Ailon T, Shaffrey C, Lenke L Harrop J, Smith J. Progressive Spinal Kyphosis in the Aging Population. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct; 77 Suppl 4: S164-72
So what made Superman so special? What unique ability did he have that allowed him to successfully overcome his foes? His x-ray vision of course! Because he had x-ray vision, he had access to critical information so that he could concur villains as quickly and efficiently as possible!
In the last two videos, we discussed SIX of the NINE reasons full spine films are essential for delivering a specific adjustment to your spine to remove obstructions from your nerve system, to manage your spine properly for the years ahead, and to make sure you are in the right place at the right time seeing the right health provider. Below is the third video going over the last three reasons we use FULL SPINE X-RAY vision so that we can outline a practice approach to help you achieve optimal health naturally. Click on the video below!
Have you ever heard the saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know?” Well that couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to YOUR HEALTH. In the last video I went over the first three reasons of nine as to why taking full spine x-rays is essential for accurately evaluating the structure and function of your spine and nerve system as it relates to your health issues to help you overcome them and experience the absolute best quality of life.
In this second video, I go over the next three reasons and explain how it allows us to provide a practical solution for you and your family’s overall health. Secondary conditions such as constipation, bedwetting, back pain, headaches, and sciatica are examples of issues that are very common, however, they are not normal. Full spine x-rays will paint a picture as how far your spinal structure has departed from ideal structure and what we need to improve it so that your body can start to heal from the inside out. Watch the blog video below!
Over a quarter of a million children are now being diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. The largest portion of this population consists of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, which basically means the cause is largely unknown.
Parents may write off their child’s symptoms because they can often mimic signs of the flu or an allergic reaction. Itchiness, redness of joints, swelling, and many more symptoms indicative of an arthritic issue have been recorded in children as young as 6 months all the way up to 18 years old. Considering that children’s immune systems aren’t fully developed until about 18, it makes sense that the symptoms they experience are in proportion to how well their immune system regulates itself and adapts to its environment.
If your child has been diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis, there are tools that can help! As we end the month of July and Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, here are four things you and your child can do to improve.
Most people realize that vitamins are essential to overall body function, but we are now beginning to realize just how crucial vitamin D is as a raw material for the overall performance and resilience of the body. It’s important not only for bone and joint health, but it’s actually one of the most important building blocks for developing the immune system. Virtually every cell in the body has receptors for vitamin D, especially the cells making up the immune system. Even if your child does not like being physically active YET, it’s still important to make sure they are getting adequate exposure to sunlight in the middle of the day so that their body can make vitamin D. In most cases, as a nation we still don’t get enough vitamin D so it might be necessary to take a supplement to reach 800 IU intake a day at a minimum. Many sources are now suggesting that it is necessary to take more than that for optimal absorption and utilization by the body.
Many times parents feel compelled to give some sort of sugary treat as a reward for good behavior. This could be one major thing that is contributing to joint inflammation. Candy contains a lot of artificial sweeteners, fillers, and things that were made chemically in a lab. When a child eats these things it’s actually foreign to the body, it raises blood pressure, cortisol, and spikes inflammation……which is basically putting gas on an open flame! The younger your child is, the more likely you can instill healthier eating habits without much push back because they haven’t developed significant association to what is bad or good. One thing to try giving as a reward is something like strawberries, which are quite sweet, or some other fruit. While fruits do contain natural sugar, their bodies knows how to process it so it doesn’t cause such a spike in inflammation and other negative effects in the body.
Everyone knows that smoking is bad, but it really puts things in perspective when people are now saying that sitting is the new smoking! Children today are becoming less physically active than ever before in the history of our nation. When I was growing up I was out in the yard with my best friends and brothers playing wiffle ball to see who can get an in-the-park home run, or even playing street hockey pretending to be in the pursuit to win the next Stanley Cup. Children today are living their childhood through a screen, whether it be playing a game on their parents’ phone, on a tablet, watching movies or playing video games. This one doesn’t take a special formula, other than realizing that more time sitting in front of a screen = less time being active! Parents have more demands placed on them than ever before, so the easiest way to get them active is to give them scheduled screen time. Now if physical activity is an issue because of joint discomfort, the first step would be at least getting them outside and going for a family walk for 30 minutes to instill better lifestyle choices and make them feel that the family isn’t just doing it for them, but that it is a family affair and something that everyone should engage in on a daily basis!
Many times parents are making all the right decisions to help their child that is suffering with Juvenile Arthritis, but it just feels like no matter what they try or what new habit they adopt, they are still left without answers. Families feel hopeless because their child has been labelled with a disease or diagnosis. If we give power to that diagnosis, then it becomes the person; whereas if we realize that optimal health is the real entity, if it is not being expressed then there is something we can do about it.
Children live their lives through their nerve system (the command center) and every human experience we have is processed through the brain, spinal cord and nerves. When there is a structural shift in the spine that has been left unidentified and uncorrected, this causes a disruption. These structural shifts happen as a result of a number of different things such as: in-utero constraint, birth complications, slips and falls, etc. It is essential that a child have their spine and nerve system properly examined by a chiropractor that uses objective technology to assess the function of the nerve system ensure the proper function of their body with specific chiropractic care. When the command center of the body cannot properly send and receive messages to the immune system due to structural shifts in the spine, the immune system becomes compromised and cannot accurately react to demands of the body and the environment which can lead to joint inflammation, aches and other pains and dysfunctions.
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