Chiropractic – It’s Not Just for Back Pain

27 12 2012

Sarasota chiropractic

You may be surprised at the health issues literally connected to your spine. Here are just a few.

– In 206 cases of chronic kidney disease, the following pattern was found: patients experienced restricted movement at the thoracolumbar junction (T10-L1) *

– Over 75% of women experiencing menstruation pain located in the lower back had excellent results in response to chiropractic care as an answer. Further, some female sterility conditions may be attributable to pelvic dysfunction and adequate treatment through manipulation has had positive results. *

– Cases have been presented in which symptoms of gallbladder disease, appendicitis, uretal colic or other manifestations of visceral disease were apparently relieved by correction of spinal curvature or the associated myositis. **

– Subluxation  and malposition of vertebrae can result in colics of the gallbladder, kidney colics, bladder cramps, urinary filtration disturbances, and disturbances of other neuro-hormonal regulatory functions. ***

As the spine connects organs of the body to the brain, any break, kink or blockage will cause that organ to begin to malfunction. A vast majority of diseases we would never associate with chiropractic care can be treated and eliminated. No matter what you are experiencing, come in for a free evaluation today. You have nothing to lose, except your disease and pain.




*         Lewis MD , DSc “Manipulative Therapy in Rehabilitation of the Locomotor System”
**       Neville Usher, MD, FACP, “The Visceral Spinal Syndrome a New Concept of Visceral Motor and Sensory Changes in Relation to
            Deranged Spinal Structures” 
***     Freimut Biedermann, MD, “Fundementals of Chiropractic from the Standpoint of a Medical Doctor”


Migraine? Try These Tips Before You Medicate

26 12 2012

Migraine reliefMigraine headaches dehabilitate millions of people every day, and seem to especially afflict women. After trying all the over-the-counter medications and home remedies, most people finally give up and give in to strong drugs, narcotics and muscle relaxers…simply to be able to function throughout their day.

Although this seems the quick solution, proper diet and chiropractic care may actually result in miraculous relief in very short order. Most migraine sufferers have heard that aspertame (found in most diet sodas and artificial sweeteners) and MSG are both notorious for causing severe headaches. They are less likely never heard of the top food causes of migraines, many of which are considered staple foods. However, patients have found rapid relief when the culprit is identified and eliminated from their diet.  Migraine sufferers report beneficial results by switching to a “real food” diet devoid of anything processed.

  • Some of the top migraine-inducing foods identified include wheat, cow’s milk, grain cereals, sugar, yeast, corn, citrus and eggs.

Similarly, adding supplements to your diet may help – B2, CoQ10 and Magnesium deficiencies have all been tied to migraines.

Further, a study from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota, compared chiropractic manipulation with amitriptyline, an antidepressant commonly used to treat migraines. The study found that chiropractic healing was as successful as the drug. A misalignment of the vertebrae, or subluxation, can irritate the nerves that travel the length of the spine to the brain.

  To determine if chiropractic care will relieve your pain, visit a chiropractor for an evaluation. Utilizing natural healing methods will not only likely ease your pain, but positively affect your overall health in the process.


Chiropractic Care for Children

21 12 2012

We do not normally associate chiropractic care with our children.  We easily understand taking them to doctors, checking eyes, and ears but the spine?

The spine is your child’s lifeline because running through it are billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy from the brain to very part of their body. If there is any blockage of the nerves along the spinal cord, a state of dis-ease will develop. Chiropractors have long used the term to describe a state of disharmony in the body. This can cause a generalized weakening in your child’s body, lowered resistance to disease, and consequent sickness.

How can a child’s spine lose its alignment? There are many causes, but it can begin with a difficult delivery. Subsequently, the physicality of childhood, with its bumps, bruises and falls, can begin to cause subtle damage. Recent years have seen the carrying of very heavy backpacks, which are causing grave concern.

Correction of a child’s spine reduces postural and other stresses on their bodies, but the additional benefits can be dramatic. Among the observed effects of chiropractic correction are improvements in emotional, behavioral ad neurological problems such as asthma, anxiety, low mental stamina, hyperactivity, discipline problems. , and low grades.

Some signs that there may be an issue with your child’s spine include: chronic fatigue, flared shoulder blades, frequent falling, hyperactivity, skin conditions, a foot turned in or out, joint aches, neck tilt, one leg shorter than the other, or nervousness.

More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic treatments for their children are roving beneficial for their overall health and development.


Should You Exercise When Sick?

14 12 2012

exercise when sick

We all know that exercise is great, even essential for a healthy mind and body. But what about when we feel sick? Should we “power through” and sweat out the illness, or should we crawl under the covers and watch TV?

The best general advice (from  is to avoid all but light exercise when you are sick. The additional stress that exercise can put on the body is not the best thing for a compromised system. However, less severe symptoms may indicate it is still ok – if you have a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, feel free to exercise but at a reduced intensity level.

If symptoms are more severe, or if you simply feel horrible, do not push yourself. Your body will tell you what it can handle. Eat nutritious food, drink lots of water, take your vitamins. You’ll be out there again in no time.

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Spices Assist in Overall Health

14 12 2012

Spices Assist in Overall Health

Elevation Health Mission

14 12 2012

The mission was simple – transform lives, restore families, create outrageous health and ignite a healthcare revolution through this pursuit. So the best from chiropractic came together to embark on a journey to change lives. They’re living life at the highest level and they want to help you live yours.

Are Spinal Adjustments Dangerous?

5 12 2012

Sarasota ChiropractorTraditional medicine has waged a  bit of a campaign to discredit doctors of chiropractic (to put it mildly) .  Recently, there has been quite a lot of rumor circulating that spinal adjustments can be dangerous, may cause stroke, and more. Lt’s face it, traditional medicine, along with the pharmaceutical companies, are terrified of people finding out that they can eradicate much disease and sickness without the use of drug regimens, so the blackballing makes sense.

But is it true?

Not at all. Chiropractic treatment, when performed by a licensed chiropractor, are exceptionally safe. Further, spinal adjustments have  been cited in studies as being preferable to both drugs and surgery to eliminate back and neck pain.

For more information, check out our website at Elevation Health.