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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The "NERVE" of Chiropractic

The premise behind manipulative care is that the everyday repetition of our lives- sitting, bending, lifting, sneezing, etc.- creates mechanical problems between the vertebrae and the disks, tendons, ligaments and everything else. That is why getting adjusted is so wonderful (in my humble opinion, as well as many others). The % of patients that improve with chiropractic is incredible- that is documented and is a reality. 

But, one often disregarded part of chiropractic is that we have 31 pairs of spinal nerves. These nerves exit from the spinal cord in between the vertebrae and then meander to every part of our body. Therefore, their is an absolute correlation between getting adjusted and nerve health. I can't tell you how much nerve health happens from getting adjusted because its hard to quantify. Because of the proximity of these nerve fibers to the vertebrae, their has to be a severe relationship. That is also a big part of getting adjusted. 

So get your gluteals in to the office and get adjusted. Your body needs it for multiple reasons. 

Happy Passover & Easter...

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Thursday, March 19, 2015


One of the most amazing structures in the human body among so many others is the Spinal Disk. The vertebral disk in the spine is a unique and interesting structure. By far the most important purpose of the disk is to act as shock absorbers between the adjacent vertebrae. They also act as ligaments to hold the vertebrae of the spine together while acting as joints to allow for slight mobility of the spine. 

Their is a total of 23 disks- from the time we start walking they become overworked and underpaid. 

Think about it: the pounding, the stresses, the repetitive forces of daily life that act upon these disks is incredible to think of. Because of the daily abuse our disks overtime get dehydrated and thinner which can cause problems with a decent % of human beings.

So what can we do to help these amazing structures? The best thing to do is keep mobile, keep exercising, get adjusted, be conscious of posture, watch your ergonomics at work, drink enough water daily to hydrate the disks, etc. 

Please keep this in mind- our disks are important to our health. 
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the office. 

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff