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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Time Warriors...

We all know the expression "weekend warriors," this refers to all the people that aren't super active generally speaking but on the weekends play three rounds of golf, work in the garden for hours, play tennis for 8 sets, etc. Than Sunday evening rolls around and they can't walk, they can't talk, and they are in pain from something they strained. We all know that is silly to do, but we all do it because we are all silly human beings. 

"Spring time warriors "really refer to the same thing. We have been sedentary, most of us, during the crazy winter months and now that the weather is slowing starting to be normal, we are raring to go! So, we start off with too much. We don't slowly ease into it. Almost like New Year resolutions- it really does feel like newness which is what Spring time really is. 

I implore all of you when it comes to starting up again whether its exercising, walking, outdoor cleanup, planting, sports, etc, to TAKE IT SLOW. Don't overdue it in the beginning. I have seen too many people over all these years with their zeal to get out and enjoy the non frigid weather and they do too much too quick. 

Please keep this in mind. Enjoy the last few weeks of this "Polar Vortex Winter." Be safe out their.

Any questions don't hesitate to call the office.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Keep Moving, Stay Healthy

Spinal manipulative therapy has been around for 1,000's of years. In chiropractic we call it an "adjustment." The whole premise behind the adjustment is to assist the body in functioning and the adjustment helps the body move. Most human beings that have neuro muscular skeletal conditions acquire those conditions from the repetition of daily life. The bending, lifting, sneezing, carrying, sitting, mowing, etc. etc.- these are the causes of our spinal difficulties.
Very small % of spinal difficulties are caused by disease or pathology, thankfully.

What I am saying is that I need all of you to keep moving because movement is what keeps the body healthy. Whether it is stretching, exercising, working out, running, etc. All of these things have multiple benefits but the biggest benefit is when you move the body has a better chance of being healthy for all of its systems. Getting adjusted is just one of the ways to assist the body in functioning correctly.

Please try to remember to stretch in the morning like all of God's creatures do. Any animal that has a spinal column should do some stretching in the morning. If you have a pet at home, the first thing the pet does in the morning is stretch!

As Valentine's Day approaches, one of the best things you can do for your loved ones is preach- KEEP MOVING! We are here for your spinal needs anytime. Please have a loving Valentine's Day.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Sunday, February 1, 2015

What's Super for your Arthritic Problems? CHIRO...

Happy Super Bowl Everyone. This fun entertainment spectacle brings lifting of your wings to your mouths and sitting watching the game, drinking your cans of beer with your head back into extension, even tossing the old pig skin around kicking up old shoulder pain. All of these things can be connected too- Osteoarthritis. 

Their are different forms of arthritis- Osteo being by far the most common. Unfortunately, over time and repetitive usage our joints become less fluid. The joint spaces decrease, the disks get thinner, the bone spurs grow, the cartilage lessens, etc. etc. (This is not to bum you out, this is to put a smile on your face). 

Not that chiropractic is the answer to take away Arthritis, but the number one thing to do to lessen the effect of these arthritic changes- is "Keep them moving." 

Stretching, exercising, walking, moving- this is what is best for the arthritic joint. So, it goes without saying but I will say it anyways, chiropractic should be included in any ones treatment for their arthritic symptoms because the essence behind chiropractic is helping with function and movement. 

Please call the office if you or anyone you know or work with is battling with arthritic symptoms and is not sure what to do. We are here to help.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff