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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Is interference causing my nerve root problems?

degrading nerve after crush injury

It is scary and frustrating to have a lot of back pain. But the fact is, a lot can be done to fix it, even when it gets really bad or is given big diagnostic names. Truly, these long lists of diagnoses should not be used as often as they are—they are important tools for practitioners and help us communicate …

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Inflammation: your back’s first line of defense

Progressive spine disease, disc protrusion, bulging disc, herniated disc, osteophytes

Inflammation, our defense mechanism, our helpful friend… what ran amuck? Our  ancient defense mechanism, inflammation, is the first step in healing. After we injure ourselves or become invaded by harmful bugs, or even toxic chemicals, the front line of defense is this complex dance we call “inflammation”: It sends messages out to the body—messages through your nerves, changed hormones (chemical …

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Not the dreaded sciatica! (again)

low back pain from spinal degeneration

Sciatica is a pain @#$^*%^#$&!!  Need I say more?? Probably not, in fact too many people say waaaay too much more. Millions of Americans every year suffer from sciatic-like symptoms… “My sciatica’s acting up” is as common a phrase as “good morning.” In 2010, more than 250,000 patients underwent elective lumbar discectomy (spinal surgery) for the treatment of low back …

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My back locked up! Pain… what to do?

Spine misalignment from incorrect bending

“Doc, I don’t know what I did. I was just bending down to _____ and my back locked up on me.” I hear this day in and day out with a variety of “what I dids” to insert; everything from “pick up a pencil” to “feed my dog” to “sit down at my desk” (or get up)… and then debilitating low …

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Chronic pain breakthrough – What I learned from Alaska’s brown bears

bear cub

We trust our remedies, especially the sort in pill form, to the extent they are backed by peer reviewed clinical studies. While not so many of us consider the Alaska griz our “peers,”—pause for good-humored joking around…—bears are really smart. In fact, they seem to know some things we’ve forgotten. What’s this got to do with chronic pain? Read on Friday …

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Finally Heal Your Back Pain

Gonstead Chiropractor, Anchorage Alaska

Believe it or not, back pain was rare just a couple hundred years ago! What has changed lately is so important, you won’t stably heal your back without knowing this. For thousands or so generations since Paleolithic man, our bodies have performed incredible physical feats, labored hard, built, moved, hauled, and created amazing things. Today it’s different. Ancient healing arts; modern Chiropractic …

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