Adults can experience fantastic results from chiropractic care, but what about children?
If you’re a patient in our office, you might have seen a few more kids showing up for appointments recently. That’s because parents are taking their children (even infants) to chiropractors in record numbers.
Chiropractic offers a natural, drug-free approach to health, promoting optimal brain and body function. We’re fond of saying that if you have a brain and a nervous system, you should be getting adjusted on a regular basis. And, of course, everyone has these, including newborns and infants.
But first, we want to clear up that the way we adjust children, especially babies, is often different than how we adjust adults. They are incredibly gentle, and even soothing in many cases.
If you’re still asking yourself why a child (specifically, a healthy one) needs a chiropractor, we’ve got 8 reasons that are likely to surprise you.Continue reading
February is finally here and it’s the month we all know for Valentine’s Day, or should I say…ValenSPINES Day?! (I’ll get to that in just a minute) Yes, yes the time where if you haven’t been expressing as much love, gratitude and affection towards your significant other as you should have been up until now . . . then it’s time to kick into gear and make up for it!
The good news is that you’re not even two months into the New Year so you can be sure to ride that wave for at least another couple of months after February. However, the wise decision would be to carry that on into every day moving forward. I’ll give you one simple action step you can implement at the end of this blog post that will rewire and condition your brain into making this a weekly/daily occurrence as opposed to something you only do on special occasions.
We hope the holidays were well spent with family, friends, and other loved ones! As 2019 has come to a close, we hope everyone feels refreshed and ready to tackle the near year.
We’re excited to come along and help you with your goals, helping your body to be better adapted to function at an optimal level!
Now we know that making goals is a favorite for the New Year, but we also know that FOLLOWING THROUGH with those goals is another story! Instead of giving specific goals, we wanted to give 2 tips on how you can better accomplish your goals.
The intelligence that runs your body is very intentional in every function it directs and allows your body to coordinate all of its actions and activities with all the other parts of the body.
Just think – when you were in elementary school and you were running to catch the bus, you went from a resting state one second eating breakfast, to all of a sudden a full-blown sprint to catch the bus.
This requires incredible coordination and direction on behalf of the wisdom of the body. Your nerve system has to perceive and act on the demands to catch the bus, which involves releasing stress hormones into the bloodstream.
As a result, your heart rate and blood pressure goes up, and all of the oxygenated blood is directed to your muscles so that you can make it to the bus in time – without any conscious thought.
How incredible is that?!
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