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Friday, March 25, 2016

Lots of hands, lots of feet

Certainly it is true that as most people know, you go to the chiropractor for spinal problems- neck, low back, sciatica, etc. To be sure because of the every day wear and tear of our lives, chiropractic is incredibly helpful for these problems. 

However, often the every day repetition of our lives can also cause chronic and substantial symptoms in our hands and feet. It is important to tell everyone that fortunately back then in chiropractic school, we also studied hands and feet and the bones, ligaments, tendons and articulations that comprise our hands and feet. 

Because there are 27 bones in each of our hands and 26 bones in each of our feet all the work and schlepping we do can create chronic problems due to mechanical functioning, or really mechanical dysfunction. Most of the problems people have in their hands and feet are not severe or unusual problems but they are common recurring problems. 

So run, don't walk, to your local chiropractor or give our office a call because there are so many things that can be done with finger pain, wrist pain, elbow discomfort, ankle issues, foot problems, pain in our toes, etc. As I've said, many of these problems can be fixed with a little hands on effort, mechanical manipulative treatment, some stretching, and various other easy things to do. 

Of course, please have a blessed and safe holiday with your family and loved ones. 

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Nerve of it...

Getting adjusted has many benefits: increased circulation, increase botanical function, decrease inflammation, increase joint function and many more. Another incredible benefit of getting adjusted is increasing function of our nervous system. How does this occur...I will tell you.

At the bottom of our brain, it changes shape to become stem like. At the base of our brain where the brain is now called the brain stem there is a hole in the bottom of our skull where the brain stem goes through. Once the brain stem exits the hole it is no longer called the brain stem, it's the beginning of our spinal cord. As the spinal cord goes through the back of our vertebrae which is called the spinal canal, there are 31 pair of nerves that branch off our spinal cord. These branches begin at the base of our skull just behind our ear lobe and creates 31 pair of nerves that go out of our cord through holes between the vertebrae. After that they branch out into millions of nerve fibers that go into every part of our body- our organs, arms, legs and everything else in between.

This is how our body works. There are signals that go down the brain, down the cord, out the nerves into our body. Then there are external signals that go into the nerves, into the cord and finally up to the brain- that is a 24 hour a day process so therefore...every time you get adjusted and you open up those nerve pathways and increase nerve flow you are also increasing the health of the body in many ways. Some of these ways you can feel and other signals are internal and silent. 

The point being that everything we do for our body that is good for our body has incredible and multiple benefits whether it is what we eat, exercise, sleeping or even getting adjusted. Because of these multiple benefits I urge you to stop in the office or give us a call to avail yourself of these multiple benefits. 

Enjoy the, hopeful, end of winter and the beginning of beautiful spring. 

Yours in good health,
Dr. Ray and Staff