Video on The Value of Chiropractic care
The more you know about anything, the better value you can receive from it! Listen as Reggie Gold, D.C. explains how to get the most from chiropractic care. His entertaining and logical speaking style makes for an enjoyable couple of minutes that will impact your life for years to come.
Your natural IT System
In today's virtual world we all know the importance of a healthy I.T. system. This Information and Technology (IT) infrastructure is necessary for our homes, offices, and the communication between our loved ones to function properly. Wired and wireless, we count on this I.T. system every minute of every day.
Within you, your Nerve System acts as your natural I.T. system to keep your body functioning properly by supplying your cells with innervation. Innervation is defined as the "distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region." Innervation is essential for the health of every cell, tissue and organ of your body. More than 45 miles of nerves connect your brain to your skin alone. Innervation between your brain and your heart, lungs, kidneys, and muscles relay up to three million messages every second. This essential innervation monitors both your inner and outer world and adapts you to your environment.
With the right training, IT can even help you execute the perfect golf swing or climb a mountain. Unfortunately, our tendency is to neglect our internal I.T. system until it breaks down. This is not a healthy choice! When it comes to your health, healing, or maximizing your health potential, there are some important things that you must know about IT.
Life is not possible without this Essential Innervation. In his book Healing and the Mind, Bill Moyers found that immune system cells stop working when innervation is removed. We have all heard stories of people who have suffered brain or spinal cord injuries whose lives were cut short or whose bodies completely stopped functioning because they were paralyzed. Researchers are working tirelessly to find solutions to replace IT when it is lost. IT should not be taken for granted, ever.
When Innervation is interfered with by vertebral subluxation only partial function is possible. Research out of the University of Colorado found that pressure on the nerve system equivalent to the weight of a dime can reduce nerve transmission. Stretching a nerve by 6% can decrease the strength of its impulse by 70%. Interference to IT can cause immediate symptoms from colic in a baby to allergies, breathing difficulties, headaches or any type of pain. Because of the vast nature of the nerve system, the symptoms can mimic many diagnoses, even unexplainable ones. Because the focus is on removing the Interference to IT rather than just making a localized pain or condition feel better, the body can begin to heal itself right away.
Your body can function normally with proper Innervation. Every cell, tissue and organ can interact in a healthy way with accurate signals and messages being sent and received. Your ability to adapt to stress, digest food, eliminate waste, and perform daily tasks becomes second nature. With IT, you may even be able to walk and chew gum at the same time since IT works without you even thinking about IT.
When you Optimize IT, you can achieve optimum health and peak performance levels and push your body to its limits. We see this in top performers and athletes, and every day people like you who run marathons or participate in Iron Man, Tough Mudder or other extreme activities. Innervation is essential to life, healing, health and vitality. Even if you are not planning to participate in any high level fitness workouts, make the health of your natural IT system your top priority!
Thanks to Eric Plasker, DC for this article
You are constantly putting stress on your spine
That's why we run Dr Kori - Chiropractic in Santa Barbara the way we do.. quick visits, no appointments, convenient hours, and affordable per visit and membership rates.. so you can your family can get regular ongoing chiropractic care so you can be your best.
Just exactly what conditions or diseases can a chiropractor cure?
Well really a chiropractor can't cure anything. The question should be re-phrased to say, "Exactly what conditions or diseases can be caused totally or in part by vertebral subluxation." And, as we said eariler a vertebral subluxation interferes with virtually every function of the body, so it can be a contributory cause of virtually any sickness or condition. Every vertebral subluxation is extremely serious. This is why when this was recognized over 100 years ago the profession of chiropractic was formed for the sole purpose of addressing and bringing about the correction of these vertebral subluxations that can not only cause disease conditions, but many other malfunctions in the human body as well or imperfections of performance.
Thanks to Reggie Gold, DC for this article
Chiropractic and the NFL
Did you know that all 32 teams in the National Football League offer their players and personnel chiropractic services as part of the "medical team" for managing and preventing injuries? According to league sources, this distinction is a benchmark for the profession and demonstrates the vital role that chiropractic care plays in optimizing athletic performance.
According to Spencer H. Baron, D.C., DACBSP, Miami Dolphins team chiropractor for the past 14 years, "The robust need for chiropractic care in the NFL has been deeply driven by the players' desire for peak physical conditioning and not simply for injuries." He continued, "From the earliest years of full contact football, their bodies are subject to structural stress that doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are specifically trained to care for. Many DCs who provide their services to professional athletes travel with their respective teams throughout the season, treating players up until game time, during the game and sometimes immediately following."
New Orleans area chiropractor Rob Lizana, who treats many of the players of the Super Bowl Champion Saints, even moved with the team when they relocated to San Antonio, TX following Hurricane Katrina. According to retired, Saints All-Pro wide receiver Marques Colston, the need for chiropractic is widespread: "I always see Dr. Rob for chiropractic care on game day to get my body balanced, flexible and ready for action. I see him several times a week for rehab and to recover faster from the last game."
Former Heisman trophy winner Reggie Bush has been receiving chiropractic care since playing football in high school and during his collegiate years. Said Bush, "I look at chiropractic care as important to keeping me healthy and at the top of my game."
Saints former wide receiver, Lance Moore also relied on chiropractic care to be game-time ready. "Not only did my chiropractor get me back on the field, but he helped me to stay on the field. My body just feels much better overall because of the care I've gotten," said Moore.
Numerous professional athletes are outspoken about their experiences with chiropractic care, including NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who is the spokesman for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public of the many benefits associated with chiropractic care. Rice continues to attribute his longevity and performance to the benefits of chiropractic: "I did a lot of things to stay in the game, but regular visits to my chiropractor made all the difference."
You don't have to be a professional athlete to benefit from chiropractic. Dr Kori - Chiropractic in Santa Barbara, CA is willing to work with athletes of all sports and ages to help them perform at their best.
There is no process that does not require time
Our lives are determined by our habits. Our habits are the daily and weekly activities we do over time. Our habits shape our lives over years of repetition. In order to change the quality of our lives, we must change the process of our habits and sustain them through time.
When people become members of our practice, they begin the powerful process of making chiropractic a weekly habit. Through this habit, over years (time), their bodies live less with vertebral subluxations and manifest a fuller expression of life. The importance of this habit cannot be overemphasized. We cannot predict how the body will function better, but logic tells us that the body will be stronger in every way with chiropractic as a weekly habit (process) over time. This makes chiropractic a powerful investment with literally no downside.
The quality of our lives is the result of every choice we have made, our choices become habits and habits make the life we lead.
Excerpted from "33" by Dr. David Serio: The Principle of Time, Joe Donofrio, DC and Mark Romano, DC