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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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