Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stop Suffering With Pain!

A research journal, the “Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics”, published a study that showed high levels of patient satisfaction for those who went to chiropractors with what was classified as severe to moderate pain in either the back or neck.

A total of 369 patients were sampled who had gone to chiropractors with these problems.

These individuals were asked to complete surveys tracking all kinds of information from the type and severity of their problem to their level of satisfaction with care.

The results showed a very positive response from the study group in both the results they felt and their overall level of satisfaction with their care.

The results of the published study summed it up best:

“Based on the results of this survey, it seems that patients suffering from back and or neck complaints experience chiropractic care as an effective means of resolving or ameliorating pain and functional impairments.“

Moreover, the patients surveyed demonstrated a high degree of satisfaction with the care they received.

Numerous other studies have demonstrated that chiropractic is as effective, if not more effective than conventional medical management of such complaints.

What are you waiting for? If you still have questions, please contact our office for a free consultation!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Are You A “Sugarholic“?


Is your body giving you any warning signals?

Do you…

- Eat refined sugar every day?
- Do you find it difficult to go for more than a day without some type of sugar-containing food?
- Do you crave sugar, coffee, chocolate, peanut butter, or alcohol?
- Do you ever hide candy or other sweets around your home?
- Do you find it difficult to stop after one piece of candy or one bite of pastry?
- Do you always have some sugary food (cookies, candy, desserts) in your home?
- If you go for three or more hours without eating, do you experience shakes, fatigue, irritability, depressions, or anxiety?
- Do you eat something sweet after every meal?
- Do you often drink coffee and eat doughnuts or sweet rolls for breakfast?
- Do you find it difficult to go more than an hour after waking without eating?
- Do you find it difficult to go from one day to the next without drinking a soft drink?

If you answered "Yes" to more than four of these statements, chances are that you are sugar-sensitive. You are likely both allergic to sugar and “addicted” to it. You crave sugar, have withdrawal symptoms when you don't get it, and probably feel better for a short time after you've eaten it. In eating sugar to feel better, you are actually making your condition worse.

If you answered "Yes" to fewer than four questions, that doesn't necessarily mean you don't have a problem with sugar. Perhaps you aren't “addicted” to it but do you know just how much sugar you're eating?

The average American consumes over 10 pounds of sugar each month, nearly 4-1/2 cups per week or 30 to 33 teaspoonfuls of sugar every day. That's over 20 percent of our daily caloric intake spent on a refined food which upsets body chemistry and has no nutritional value. That means no vitamins, minerals, or proteins. Just simple carbohydrates that wreak havoc with your insulin and glucose levels and can even affect your serum triglyceride and cholesterol levels!

How You Feel Is Up To You!

Use this Holiday season to take the opportunity to cut down on your sugar intake. Skip the extra Christmas cookie, order some tea instead of that Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks, and last but not least, take the time to get in some exercise between those holiday parties! Exercise is a great way to burn calories, normalize insulin levels, and raise your energy levels without worrying about the crash you get from foods and drinks high in sugar and caffeine! Oh yeah, don't forget to visit your chiropractor for a Holiday tune-up.