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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Looking back on 2017...

Of course when I look back on 2017 like all the years in the past I feel blessed to have been able to deliver loving chiropractic to Chester County. It has been a real pleasure and privilege, and by the way I still enjoy it! It is always great to meet a person and in a very reasonable amount of time have a chance to change the qualify of their life through chiropractic and tender loving care.

Thanks to all of you who voted for Resnick Chiropractic this year either in the Daily Local Readers Choice awards (Were we won!) or in the Philly A-List competition (placed 5 out of 37 docs) for "Best Chiropractor." Again, the support and confidence in us and loving words is greatly appreciated.

We hope the holidays continue to bring all of you joy and fun. A happy and healthy New Year to all of you and your families. Always remember and never forget your continued responsibility to spread the word of chiropractic out there as we continue to appreciate your generous words about Resnick Chiropractic.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Friday, December 15, 2017


Last week I had a 30-ish year old female patient come into the office complaining of long term headache issues that have not responded to any form of treatment that she has gone in for. She has also had brain scans which were all negative (normal). Her exact words when I first met her were "I am here as a last resort."

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phrase, "I am here as a last resort", I'd have billions of dollars, if not trillions. Many patients use chiropractic as a last resort because they have been advised by their primary care doctors and they have evolved into feeling that its normal to have headaches every day. That normal premiss is certainly promoted by the pharmaceutical industry. That is because that industry thrives on chronic issues so therefore they promote that it's normal. 

In all my years of practicing and all the patients I have seen with headache issues, only one had a brain pathology that caused that patient problems. That is a rare case in total. By far, the most common cause of recurring headaches is the connection between the neuro-muscular skeletal issues, the base of the skull, the top 2-3 vertebrae and there movement and the combination of all of those working together. 

I urge you to use chiropractic as a first line of help and not wait to exhaust other options that do not help as often. I am not saying that chiropractic helps everything; I am saying chiropractic helps most things when it comes to muscular-skeletal issues with some level of nerve involvement. 
Please call the office with questions, anytime.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Our Amazing Body

Their is a word that is used to describe the consistent working of the human body. That word is "Homeostasis." What this means in reference to the human body is that everything functions together to make sure that our bodies work to an optimal level.    Of course, all of this happens on a subconscious level. 

After we eat the body breaks down the food to its molecular level- we don't feel it but it is going on all the time. When we breath in a breath of fresh air we are not aware of the lungs separating the oxygen molecules so the lung can use it and then exhale the carbon dioxide. 

Their are so many examples of this Homeostasis that our body thankfully was created to do. Again, all of this happens without us feeling anything. It really is amazing and a wonder. 

Needless to say I am so thankful for my patients throughout the years and thankful for having the opportunity to take care of you all lo these many years. So I thought as Thanksgiving approaches just to remind all of us to be thankful for how our human body works- it is my privilege to assist the human body in its function by delivering loving , caring chiropractic. 

I pray everyone has a sweet and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Have some stuffing on me.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

PS- if you haven't yet, please vote for Resnick Chiropractic in the Philly A List competition for "Best Chiropractor"-Click this link to vote!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Best Chiropractor in Chester County goes too...Dr. Ray!

We did it! Our first year on the ballots and we did it!

Courtesy of The Daily Local News Readers Choice award competition- Resnick Chiropractic won "Best Chiropractor."

We are humbled, honored and pleased with this and can't thank our great patients, family and friends enough.

Thanks for the support and love throughout the years. We will continue to bring grade A chiro care to Chester County and spread the great healing arts of this profession.

Please check out the online article and congratulations to all of the other winners!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2017 Philly A-List Voting Begins

Last year, we were humbled and honored to place #4 out of #42 possible chiropractors in the area in the Philly A-List voter competition for "Best Chiropractor"
What a great way to start our first year in this Best Of poll. We are once again nominated for Best Chiropractor and can't thank our patients, family and friends enough. Please vote for Resnick Chiropractic, we appreciate the support!

Yours in good health, 

Dr. Ray and Staff

Vote by clicking this link-

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Floaters Floating

So, I am being a good boy and trying to be a good doctor as well as good husband and dad, and in the middle of it all I start seeing these lines going across my left eye, which evolves into Floaters in my eye and torn retina and then laser surgery and then other complications ensuing. These complications necessitated invasive eye surgery a few weeks ago. Everything seems to be healing OK thankfully.

So, I am minding my own business and this health thing pops up. It was just such an incredible example of something that I've preached to my patients a million times over the years. 

The lesson that is so important to understand is that the absence of symptoms doesn't mean a person is healthy. When people define health as "I feel good and nothing hurts" is a terrible definition of health. My eye was healthy because there were no symptoms but in reality there was something going on that finally manifested. 

Health is not the absence of symptoms. Health is a combination of proactive things that a person does for themselves and the combination of all those things creates a healthy system. Those things include: enough sleep, proper eating, good weight control, exercising enough, positive mental attitudes and having timely exams and check ups, etc. etc. All of these things done together is what constitutes health. 

So please make sure that you do all of these things to ensure health. If you have questions about this please call or email the office. We are always here for you...

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

PS- it is National Chiropractic Awareness Month this month. Click on the link below to learn more and find out about chiropractic information!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Vote Resnick Chiropractic for Best Chiropractor in The Daily Local 2017 Readers Choice Competition.

Show your love for not just our office but for chiropractic in general and vote for Resnick Chiropractic in the 2017 Readers Choice competition for Best Chiropractor.
This is a great, local business lead voting competition that represents Chester County.
Voting ends 9/25/2017. Please follow the link below and when you are finished voting make sure to put in your name and address.

Vote here-

Thanks for your time and consideration- we appreciate it.

Yours in good health, 

Dr. Ray and Staff

Friday, August 4, 2017

Being a Good Doctor

Certainly being a good Chiropractor is about educating people about my craft, about being professional at all times and being great at delivering the adjustment. But being a good doctor also means being concerned with the patient as a whole. 

That concern needs to be shown in all facets of life so I leave you with this today...
Last week on Long Island, NY,  2 toddlers drown in the pool in their backyard. Every summer you hear a few stories about that- it is tragic and terribly sad. Again, part of my responsibility as being a loving and concerned doctor is to remind all of you who have pools in your backyard to be constantly diligent with watching your children, making sure you have the proper fencing to allow for maximum safety and just be aware all the time.

I don't want any tragic things happening to any one of you so please be alert and watch those kids this summer around those pools.

Of course, if you have any questions or need our loving care- stop in or call us-610-363-7625.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

To Move or Not to Move...

There is no doubt that the essence behind the chiropractic adjustment and therefore the most magical part of the chiropractic adjustment is the ability to assist the body in moving especially the 24 vertebrae that we have. By assisting in that, everything else that is affected by our motion improves whether circulation, hydration, blood flow, nutrient flow, etc.

So because motion is the essence of living, the importance of recent articles that are titled "Sitting is the new Smoking" is understandable.

Scientists and researchers are convinced that by being inactive and sitting from general inactivity or at the job you work at can create physiological problems. In their humble opinion this inactivity or sitting and not changing positions can be as detrimental to our health as smoking has been. It makes sense!

So for all of you at jobs that require sitting at a computer for hours a day, and hours a week, please keep in mind the importance of getting up and moving around while changing positions at least every 45 minutes. By doing this you avoid, to some degree, the detrimental effects on our body from being inactive. 

There are many articles online that consider sitting as the new smoking. When you have time, check those articles out. A great one we found from The Mayo Clinics website, health website, can be found with this link:

Always remember and never forget that Dr. Ray is here for you and will continue to be around. Don't hesitate to give the office a call with questions you might have- 610-363-7625.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Friday, June 16, 2017

Stop with the Last Resort!!!

Over the course of my chiropractic career I have stories and stories and stories (did I say I have stories?) about people that come into my office and use chiropractic as a "Last Resort."

As an example, of which I have many, a nice woman came into my office last week complaining about neck pain and arm pain that she has had for years. She has been to her primary care doc. She has been to an orthopedist. She has been to a neurologist. She has had X-Ray's. She has had an MRI. All of these tests were essentially negative...

The reason for that is because thankfully the major, major, major (did I say major) % of people that have spinal issues is due to "The repetition of life, the repeated movements of everyday living, and fortunately those are by far the major causes of human issues with spinal problems- THAT IS A FACT!"

So, I implore all of you to not use chiropractic as a last resort but as the first line of healing help. Of course their are situations: if you fell down stairs and fractured something go get X-Ray's first, if you have outrageous headaches and you can't see or hear go to your family doctor first. But as I said, those are few and far between. If you use chiropractic as a first resort, there is absolutely no doubt you will get better quicker and in more of a timely fashion as well as spending loads less money and get back to the quality of life that you all deserve.

Don't ever hesitate to give the office a call with questions.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day is Here...

As frightening as it sounds, the summer of 2017 is upon us as we begin to celebrate Memorial Day. Certainly the festivities, the picnics, the BBQ's and the fun with friends/family must not allow us to forget the reason we are celebrating. The men and women that gave their lives to our country deserve to be remembered all the time. A big shout out to their memory and to the current men and women that our serving our country. God Bless them all!

Since this is a chiropractic blog I find it imperative that I put a plug in concerning everyone out there remembering their chiropractic needs. Certainly chiropractic adjusting is amazing for acute problems, but please remember and never forget that you also need to use chiropractic for wellness care. Using chiropractic to maintain your health is a wonderful and smart thing to do and I urge you all to include that in your health care- not just when you are writhing in pain. 

So again have a safe and fun weekend. Remember where our freedoms have come from. Of course, do not hesitate to call the office with any chiro questions anytime. We are always here for you!

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

PS- Don't forget to check out our brand spanking new website too!

Friday, May 12, 2017

New website, same Dr. Ray!

Ladies and gentlemen- a new Resnick Chiropractic website is born! What a great/information filled process this has been. We started from scratch and came up with an informative and fun site where we can always be in contact with our patients. 

Thanks for being their for us and helping with content ideas, image ideas and overall thoughts about what makes a good website work. We appreciate and value our patients. I enjoyed this process as I saw the back end of what it takes to maintain a website that stands for something.

Please take a look at our new site as it is live and let us know what you think. I can't wait to hear what you think of it and remember to call the office for an adjustment or just to say hi. Check out the website here:

Thanks again and please enjoy the new images below from our website as a sneak peek...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spring has Finally Sprung

I suppose we lucked out in this region concerning the winter. I still can't stand winter, I used to like it but now I can't stand it. Although I thought we were done that late ridiculous snow storm was a real pain in the tush...Not to mention how heavy that snow was (bend with the knees, bend with the knees).

Thankfully we are now in Spring and it is a good time to remember these things:

1- If you've been slack during winter, get out and get some movement in for the body
2- Moderation when it comes to outdoor yard work, be smart about it. I have seen too many spinal aggravations for weeding too long, etc. (The pulling out type and not the smoking type!!!)
3- If you are mulching again, do it bit by bit not one big day of all of it
4- If you are a weekend or weeknight athlete whether jogging ,softball, tennis etc. please remember to stretch before you play and after you are finished

All of these things are to be done to protect the body so you don't aggravate anything. Of course I am here for you if you pinch something or wrench something but be smart and stay healthy.

Give the office a call if you need anything,
Yours in good health,
Dr. Ray and Staff

PS- Pictured above is our ad we have in the Yellow Springs Art Show catalog. This show is from 4/29-5/14 at the Historic Yellow Springs Studio in Chester Springs, PA. Dr. Ray's lovely wife, Abbe, has original works of art displayed in the show for sale. Come out and show your support and see some great works of art!

Friday, April 7, 2017

To Have or not have Surgery...

Having spinal, knee or hip replacement surgery is a major decision to be sure. Over the years, many patients have come to me and asked me for advice concerning whether they should or should not have spinal, knee or hip replacement/surgeries. I always give them the same advice: I always ask how long have you been having the problem and pain? What have you done in the past to help the issue? Have anything you tried been successful? And biggest question- how has the quality of your life been effected.

Unfortunately I have met people that have had surgeries before they have tried conservative treatments whether that be chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, message or certain pain medications. 

In my humble estimation, since surgery is done by human beings that can make mistakes, surgery should not be done until a patient has exhausted conservative care and the qualify of life doesn't exist. 

Surely surgical technique and tools that are used in surgery are a million times better than ever these days. This does not mean that you should run out to do surgery before you try other methods of healing. I shutter to think of how many unnecessary surgeries have gone on "out there." It is sad...
If you don't need chiropractic care and if you just want to call for advice do not ever hesitate to do so. If I can't answer your question, I will look into it and find the answer. That is always the sign of a good doctor, to know his or her limitations. 

Have great holidays coming up- Easter or Passover or anything else. Enjoy time with families. We are here for you!

Yours in good health,
Dr. Ray and Staff

Monday, March 20, 2017

Watch out for our Web...

I am the least technically savvy person ever (not an exaggeration) but my son is up on all of the social media stuff. He says to me recently, "It is time for a new website pop" and I said to him "Whatever you say son..."
So we are now in new website mode which will help communicate chiropractic to the outside world. Believe me, the outside world needs to know about chiropractic more since so many of you continue to suffer needlessly. Not that chiropractic is the answer to all the ills, but it is CLOSE!

So keep your eyes and ears open to view our new website which should be up and running in the not too distant future. Continue to check out our blog and Facebook for more information on this new site.

Whatever we can do to help the communication of what we do is obviously super important.

Glad it didn't snow too much around these parts, hopefully the winter is behind us.
Have a safe day, give us a call anytime- we are here for you.

Yours in good health,
Dr. Ray and Staff

Friday, March 3, 2017

H2O- A great way to start the day...

A good Doctor will educate patients on multiple things, not just their specialty. Through the years I have talked about many different things to my patients and here is one that I may have been a bit remiss with...

The benefits of drinking water have been pretty well documented these past years so I just want to reiterate the benefits especially the ones that are terrific for morning time:

1- It can improve metabolism- one study says by 30% increase
2- It can help decrease heartburn and indigestion
3- It may prevent kidney stones
4- It can often stop a headache while it is occurring- it certainly helps flush toxins out of the body
5- It keeps things moving (going to the bathroom and other bodily functions)
6- It can help your immune system

Like many things, the good stuff we do for our body (including chiropractic) has multiple benefits for multiple systems in our body that we are not aware of. That is why I am here- to deliver super duper chiropractic in a loving way and to the education process.

Happy March, hope the snow stays away.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Friday, February 3, 2017

Groundhog Day has Come and Gone

I know Groundhog Day is on February 2nd, but I never really knew exactly what it meant if the groundhog saw his shadow or not. If he sees his shadow there is more winter, or if he doesn't see his shadow there is less winter or if he doesn't wake up on groundhog day spring is coming soon, I never really was quite sure what it all  meant. But unfortunately it seems that we have 6 more weeks of winter...

Now, we certainly can't complain so far. It has been a pretty mellow winter for us around here (which is great in my opinion, I hate snow). As long as it is pseudo-official that we have 6 more weeks I figured just in case, lets go over tips for shoveling snow.

1- Pick the right shovel- Large blade shovels use for light snow, small blade best for heavy snow. 
2- Start by clearing a strip down the middle of your driveway, Always remember and never forget to use proper posture. Use leg and shoulder muscles to lift, keep back straight and shovel close to your body for leverage, try to avoid twisting
3- Work from your cleared center strip and push snow to outer edge and repeat on the other side. Try to shovel no more than 15 scoops per minute, try to "push and pile" not "scoop and throw"
4- Once everything is cleared, Salt. This reduces chances of injury from slipping and falling.
5- Go inside and have a hot chocolate or a hot toddy or whatever your libation of choice is

The Super Bowl is upon us so have a "super" weekend. Enjoy the game. Give us a call if you have any questions and stay safe.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff

Friday, January 20, 2017

To do it- or not to do it...That is the Question

Last week I had a 66 year old male patient come in who had been suffering with neck pain, arm pain and headaches for 3-4 months. He went to his family doctor and was prescribed anti-inflammatory and steroids to take which helped only minimally. He was then told to go to a neurosurgeon for a consultation. At that consultation he was told, after the results of an MRI came back, that he needed surgery for arthritic and disk issues. 

At that point, although he had a decent amount of symptoms- he was sleeping fine, working normally, and his life really wasn't effected to a large degree even though he had these symptoms. The neurosurgeon said you need surgery. At this point, this patient had no treatment done, nothing conservative done, and no hands on therapy of any sort yet he was told he needed surgery. Someone had been to my office and told him to give us a call. He came in and I was so annoyed at the surgeon. How can a competent Doctor tell a patient you need the most invasive treatment before suggesting some conservative possibilities- it is a crime and makes me very angry!
Great photo courtesy of Dr. Randolph, Chiropractor, in Pearland, TX.

I started to work on this patient and although he still has a certain amount of his symptoms, he is much improved and absolutely doesn't need surgery. 

This scenario unfortunately is repeated out there 1000's and 1000's of times a year. I am not saying that sometimes surgery isn't necessary, I just implore all of you to seek out conservative possibilities before you do the most invasive treatment because most often these conservative methods can be very effective. I wanted to call up the surgeon and yell at him, but my patient didn't let me- good thing too. Anytime anyone out there has any questions concerning this scenario, please do not hesitate to give the office a call. We are here to help, but if I don't think I can, I will tell you that also.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Yours in good health,

Dr. Ray and Staff