Month: July 2015

Irritable Bowel and Chiropractic?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

If you missed the free seminar we offered at our office a few weeks ago on irritable bowel, you missed a lot!  Here’s some of the information we shared.

Do you bloat after eating? Do you have constipation and/or diarrhea? Do you have a lot of gas? Are you uncomfortable in your bowels?

If so, you are one of millions of Americans who suffer from digestive issues. Many just ignore the problem but the remedy may be easier than you think.

Dr. Robert Maigne, a French physician and manipulative practitioner, wrote a book entitled Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain of Vertebral Origin. He refers to misalignments in the lower midback causing low back pain, hip pain, groin pain and pelvic complaints including irritable bowel syndrome or disorder, urinary symptoms and intestinal problems.

He studied irritable bowel syndrome and found that issues with the spine in the lower midback region can cause irritable bowel syndrome and other problems in the lower abdomen such as urinary problems. When treated medically the results were not successful.

When the nerves of the spine are pinched as a result of spinal dysfunction, the nerves go from working at 100% to working at 40% or less. As a result, the brain, which uses the nerves to communicate to all parts of the body, cannot communicate properly because the nerve is no longer doing its job of carrying messages. The brain, therefore, cannot control the body part supplied by that nerve and that body part cannot work correctly or coordinate with the rest of the body. A disease process can now occur.

One may not have back pain, so they don’t think their spine has anything to do with their organ (bowel, bladder and such) problem. What was always present was spinal dysfunction in the lower part of the midback.

Traditional medical treatment of bowel problems is usually medication and, if severe, part of the bowel is surgically removed. As a non-drug practitioner we look for solutions to heal the bowel so the problem is resolved, not covered up or cut up.

Through standard chiropractic care as well as our nutritional program, called Nutrition Response Testing (NRT),  we can find what will heal your bowel so you have a healthy digestive system. When your digestive system works well, you feel and look better.

Ask about our NRT program for irritable bowel and start feeling good again!

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award,
Increasing Health & Vitality for 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro.

How to Support Your Pancreas

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Greetings from Dr. T:

Most people don’t know very much about this very important organ, the pancreas.  A healthy pancreas is essential to good digestion.

The pancreas is a glandular organ in the digestive systems located in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach.  It produces several important hormones, including insulin.  For now, let’s address the pancreas from a digestive viewpoint only.   The pancreas secrets digestive enzymes that assist in the digestion and the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.   These enzymes help to further break down the carbohydrates, proteins and fats you ingest each day.

If any of these functions are compromised, digestion will suffer.  If you’re experiencing any digestive discomfort such as gas, irregularity, diarrhea or bloating, feel free to mention it on your next visit.  We can discuss what we can do to help make you feel better and get you on the road to better digestion.  We have whole food supplements that add digestive enzymes to your system to help you better digest your food, and to keep your pancreas operation at peak performance.

For the month of July, we’re offering 20% off all of our digestive products including pancreas support supplements Multizyme and Pancreatrophin PMG.  Ask about them when you’re in the office.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro.

Six Steps for Better Digestive Health

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Greetings from Dr. T:

Did you know that over 70 percent of your immune system is in your digestive track?  This makes healthy digestion a key element in your overall wellness.  Here are six steps you can take for better digestive health:

  1. Chew your food.  Chewing your food well allows your saliva to start breaking down the food for smoother digestion.
  2. Handle stress.  When you’re stressed, the fight-or-flight reaction begins and digestion slows.  Your body shuts down blood flow, which affects digestive muscles.  Take time to relax, breathe deeply, and let go of the stresses in your life.
  3. Get regular exercise.  When you exercise, you support the muscles of your intestines, which maintain regularity.  Exercise helps to reduce stress, supporting healthy digestion.
  4. Take supplements.  I can recommend supplements targeted to your personal needs.  From enzymes to probiotics, we have a full range of food-based nutritional products to support your digestive health.
  5. Stay hydrated.  Drinking pure, fresh water supports regularity and the health of the digestive systems.
  6. Eat more fiber.  Eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid processed foods, sugars and highly refined carbohydrates.  Fiber-rich foods are excellent for digestion.

Next time you are in the office, check out our July specials – 20% off all of our digestive products including Multizyme, Zypan and Cataplex AC.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro.

Can Chiropractic Really Fix My Irritable Bowel Problems?

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Greetings from Dr. T:

On Wednesday, July 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., I will be presenting a free in-office seminar, Can Chiropractic Really Fix My Irritable Bowel Problems?

Do you bloat after eating? Do you have constipation and/or diarrhea? Do you have a lot of gas? Are you uncomfortable in your bowels?

If so, you are one of millions of Americans who suffer from digestive issues. Many just ignore the problem but the remedy may be easier than you think.

Traditional medical treatment for bowel problems is usually medication and, if severe, part of the bowel is surgically removed. As a non-drug practitioner, we look for solutions to heal the bowel so the problem is resolved, not covered up or cut up.

To reserve your free seat at the seminar, call Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center at 818-841-1313. Bring a friend!

And while you’re here, check out our July specials – 20% off all of our digestive products including Multizyme, Zypan and Cataplex AC.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award,
Increasing Health & Vitality for 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro.