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					                                  “THE SPINAL COLUMN”
                               Redding Chiropractic 281-992-4495
             Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.
                                             – Charles Dickens

              There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
                                          – Mother Teresa




                               Have a wonderful Holy-day season
                                We shall not cease from exploration
                                And the end of all our exploring
                                Will be to arrive where we started
                                And know the place for the first time.
                                T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

May this be a time for renewal, health, healing, peace and insight. Thank you for joining our practice
and letting us introduce you, your friends and family to the wonders of chiropractic and the world of natural
healthcare. If we haven’t seen you in a while please stop by for a checkup. Your body will thank you.

Chiropractic Continues To Grow In                          Your Parts are Connected to Your
Popularity                                                 Spine
                                                           Most of your internal organs, muscles and
                              You are part of a            glands receive a nerve supply from your brain
                              growing trend. More          and spine. To stay at your healthiest, your
                              people are visiting          spine needs to be balanced and free of spinal
                              chiropractors and non-       distortions that cause nerve stress. Do you
                              drug healthcare              have spinal nerve stress? Chiropractors are
                              providers than ever          especially trained to locate spinal nerve stress
                              and its use has              (called vertebral subluxations) and to correct
                              especially caught on         subluxations using the science and art of the
                              with younger people.         chiropractic spinal adjustment. In order for all
                              For example, a               your body parts to work at their fullest, for your
                              Harvard Medical              resistance to disease to be high and for you to
                              School study shows           have the energy and strength to heal yourself
that non-medical and wholistic healthcare is               fully, bring in your spine for a chiropractic
becoming a permanent part of our society. By               spinal checkup. It’s
age 33, 7 out of 10 people born between 1965               a great thing for
and 1979 used some form of drug-free                       everyone to do –
healthcare. For people born before 1945, the               young and old. We
number is 3 out of ten. Of the people who had              adjust spines while
tried a drug-free care, nearly 50% were still using        you wait!
it 11-20 years later. It’s not a passing fad. (1)
 Breastfeeding                                            ligament, tendon, muscle and disc stress,
                                         “Breast is       irritation or damage.
                                         best” is now        Chiropractors have a special name to describe
                                         accepted            this type of condition – a vertebral subluxation.
                                         beyond all          Research is revealing it to be the most common
                                         doubt as the        source of pain and discomfort from whiplash
                                         best thing          injuries. (6) Not too long ago a respected
                                         for babies.         medical journal finally stated what chiropractors
                                         Studies             (and chiropractic patients) have known over a
                                         show that           century: “Chiropractic is the only proven
it’s also a very good thing for mothers. In fact,            effective treatment in chronic cases.” (7)
mothers who breast-feed have a lower risk of                                            Noah's Ark
getting breast cancer and (2) breast-fed babies                                         Wisdom
have a decreased risk of getting breast cancer                                           One: Don't miss the
when they grow up. (3) Exposure to breast milk in                                        boat.
infancy and the risk of breast cancer in infants                                         Two: Remember that
who were exclusively breast-fed for 16 weeks or                                          we are all in the same
more had a 50% lower rate of acute otitis media.                                         boat.
(4)                                                          Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when
   If breastfeeding is natural feeding then formula          Noah built the Ark.
feeding is artificial feeding. Obstetrician Mayer            Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old,
Eisenstein writes: "Formula is no magic                      someone may ask you to do something really
concoction. Anyone who reads the ingredients on              big.
a can of infant formula will see that it is simply a         Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the
recipe of cow's milk, sugar and water." Although             job that needs to be done.
hospital personnel will assure you that                      Six: Build your future on high ground.
pasteurized cow's milk, refined sugar, and                   Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
chlorinated tap water is an adequate substitute              Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The
for breast milk, there is no evidence (none) that            snails were on board with the cheetahs.
this is true and mountains of evidence that infant           Nine: When you're stressed, float a while.
formula can be detrimental to your baby's health.            Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by
                                                             amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
Whiplash and Chiropractic                                    Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are
With all the slips, falls and auto                           with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.
accidents that occur this time of
the year we should tell a little                                            See you next year!
about whiplash.
Whiplash is not really a                                                         References
disease like arthritis or                     high                               1. Annals of Internal Medicine.
blood pressure but a                      description                            2001;135:262-268. 2. Neucomb
                                                                                 et al. Lactation and reduced risk
of how an injury occurred. When a person suffers
                                                                                 of pre menopausal breast cancer.
a whiplash injury he or she is telling you that their                            New England J of Medicine.
spine, usually their head and neck, were                                         1994;330(2):81-87. 3.
unexpectedly thrown very quickly in one direction         Freudenheim M et al. Epidemiology. 1994;5:324-331.
and then rebounded in the opposite direction.             4. Sheard. Breast-feeding protects against otitis
Their head was "whipped around" on their neck             media. Nutrition Reviews. 51(9):275-277. 5. Cailliet R.
usually front to back, but it can also happen from        Neck and Arm Pain. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Co.
a side to side motion of the neck as well. (5) To         1979:64.
complicate matters, if their head is rotated even a           6. Lord WM, Barnsley L, Wallis BJ, Bogduk N.
                                                              Chronic cervical zygopophysial joint pain after
slight bit to the right or left during the accident the
                                                              whiplash: a placebo-controlled prevalence study.
effects of the injury are increased.                          Spine. 1996;21:1737-1745.
Where is Whiplash Damage? The vast majority                   7. S Kahn, J Cook, M Gargan, G Bannister.
of whiplash sufferers misalign their neck's spinal            Asymptomatic classification of whiplash injury and
bones (cervical vertebrae) and cause nerve, joint,            the implications for the treatment. The Journal of
                                                              Orthopedic Medicine. 1999;2(91).

				
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