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Monday, October 27, 2014

Treat or Treat

As October 31st approaches, I believe it is a good time to remind everybody to treat or bodies nicely and to treat our bodies to the tests that we should do for preventative care. Therefore I say:

1- Make sure you get to the dentist at least once a year for checkup and exam (twice a year cleaning is smartest, its worth the $)
2- Colonoscopy- with no family history and no problems, please have it done by 50 years of age. Any history in the family, don't wait and get to a doctor
3- Men please treat yourself to a prostate exam: very important and smart to do
4- Gals treat yourself to a mammogram: you'd be surprised how many women never have had an exam or it has been years since they had an exam
5- Everyone: treat yourself to getting your blood taken- check cholesterol, liver, sugar, etc. etc. 
6- And of course it goes without saying....Treat yourself to a terrific chiropractic adjustment and assessment- our spines need to be maintained

So have a safe Halloween, take care of the kids, and have a Baby Ruth on me (my favorite candy). 

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Headaches & Chiro

Unfortunately chronic headaches affect too many people. Often, changing seasons can contribute to exacerbations in headache frequency. Certainly contributing factors to headaches can be: increased stress, strain from daily activities, kids not listening to you, traffic, and cranky spouses. 

There is also one amazing contributing factor to repeating headaches that most people that suffer from headaches don't even consider. The upper cervical or (neck) vertebrae and the muscles that mechanically help function in that area support the base of our skull and the constant abuse of that area from everyday movement is a major contributing factor to recurring headaches.

During the course of my 25 years in practice in Chester County, helping headaches has been a consistent and wonderful part of my practice. I urge you all to refer anyone you know that does have headache problems to our office. Of course, any questions that people may have please remind them to call the office so we can answer them. 

Happy Fall...and Happy (Jewish) New Year to all!

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff