Why the Gonstead Chiropractic adjustment is special

Gonstead chiropractic adjustment

IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I’VE SEEN. IF YOU COULD HEAR WHAT I’VE HEARD. You Can Go: Months without food; Days without water; Minutes without air; And your whole life without exercise. But without nerve supply you are instantly dead. Pinch the nerve supply and you die slowly. As the nerve system degenerates so does life. As the amount of …

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Nerve Short Circuits: your crooked head—occipital bone

Very few chiropractors can adjust one of the most important joints in our body, yet doing so brings about amazing, often miraculous, results. When your occipital bone at the base of your skull slips off the atlas—(C1) the very topmost bone of your spine—(and it often does), your health is severely impacted. The occipital bone joins to the topmost neck …

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Why things hurt

don't let joint pain impact quality of life - fix what's wrong

My broken arm bone healed years ago and the tendon is clearly not involved; why can’t I move my hand well? —SJ   I threw out my back, but years later my legs hurt. Why? —KR Without pain, we’d never know when we have exceeded the natural motion of a joint. We would never know that we have sprained, strained, or broken …

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Is your nervous system out of sync?

I’ve tried everything but nothing worked I was doing well; now I’m not I’m tired all day; but then I can’t sleep We fix these age-old complaints in our office every day. Why do they happen? Blocking, switching, and nervous system regulation The fact is that our bodies are in a constant state of change. During the day, we play hard …

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Managing migraines: key tools

trigger point and myofascial release

So severe, painful (in fact the official migraine diagnostic criteria requires that they be severe) migraine-sufferers spend nearly $2500 out of pocket (after any insurance reimbursements) to manage the pain. Those of us diagnosed with migraines never forget the first time we have one: A bizarre “aura” phase is usually the first clue. Visual disturbances like double vision and other …

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Powerful solutions for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis: the leading musculoskeletal cause of disability in the Western society. As we age, years and a lifetime of ignored low-level chronic inflammation catch up to us—our joints wear down, become painful… Cartilage—the firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints and lets bones glide over one another while absorbing energy from the movement—that vital cartilage breaks down and wears …

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Joint or back pain? Key steps to reduce inflammation.

The average American has 212 chemicals in their body right now. You’re exposed 24/7 to nearly 85,000 chemicals listed on the EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Of those, fewer than 300 have been tested and only 5 restricted. Less than half have been tested for their ability—alone—to cause cancers. You’re told “a little bit won’t hurt you”—an idea that has never been …

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Relieve Pain: About those trigger points

True story. One morning Jan, an office professional, developed sharp stabbing pains in her neck; sharp and pinchy pains. She tried to stay calm and got up to stretch, but the pains just kept coming back. Although the pain didn’t seem particularly muscular, it somehow seemed natural to press on the painful spot with her finger—the pressure on across the top …

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Soaring health insurance costs? Four strategies to lessen the pain.

Mike came to see me, near tears. He’s had to pull money from what he’d hoped to save for his daughter’s college to cover his $1500/month family health insurance premiums now required under the Affordable Care Act. Sarah was enraged—“I’m 23, very healthy, I work hard, my premium skyrocketed 78 percent in one year!” Six years ago I had to get …

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