Month: September 2015

Patient Success Story: Combination of Chiropractic and Nutrition Leads to Greatly Improved Health, Quality of Life

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

It’s always gratifying to see a patient make progress in their quest for health and wholeness.  This particular patient has had great success with a combination of chiropractic and nutritional treatments.  Read on to see how M.A.  has improved over the past few months of seeking treatment at Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

“I first came in suffering with a painful re-occurrence of a hiking-induced knee injury.  And then there was that nagging lower back inflammation I’d been suffering with for the past 20 or so years.  With five weeks of treatment my knee was back to normal, and my back had lost 80% of its extreme tenderness. Dr. T is continuing to treat my lower back to get it pain and inflammation-free.

And as if that isn’t enough, Dr. Thorburn’s nutritional expertise is helping me avoid a second heart surgery! Sixteen years ago I had an outpatient surgery to correct supraventricular tachycardia, an electrical problem with the heart that causes random excessive beating.  The procedure was successful, but as time went on, I started having episodes again.  I first went to a cardiologist and was tested to make sure everything else was OK with my heart and to confirm that again I was dealing with an electrical problem.

Dr. Thorburn told me about a patient with a similar condition that she was able to help nutritionally, which gave me hope.  She carries a line of whole food based nutritional products that are really quite remarkable.  Dr. T tested me via a non-invasive method called NRT and found what my body was lacking.  I’ve been taking the supplements she specifically chose for my body’s issues for the past three months and I not only feel great, I’ve had no heart episodes!  And I had four episodes the two weeks before starting the supplements.    Thank you, Dr. Thorburn!”

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 and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

Sinus Self Care Can Help to Eliminate Allergy Symptoms

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Caring for your sinuses can contribute greatly to the elimination of airborne allergy symptoms.

Sinuses are hollow pockets in the skull that are connected to the nasal passages.  When allergies trigger swelling in the mucous membranes, the inflamed tissue can block off the sinuses. The sinuses can’t drain, trapping mucus and air inside. That leads to pain and pressure.

Most over-the-counter and prescription allergy medications do little more than mask the symptoms, drying out sinuses with potential side effect that include fatigue, high blood pressure and more.  What else can you do?

Try some salt water.  Irrigating the sinuses with a saline solution, whether via a neti pot or spray bottle, can be very soothing.  The saline solution can also remove pollen and other foreign substances.

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we carry a whole food nutritional supplement line featuring specific products to help your body defend itself against allergy season.  For the month of September, we are offering 20% off all of our allergy products, including natural antihistamines Allerplex and Antronex, as well as Congaplex, Immuplex and Thymex.  Let’s talk about natural alternatives to your specific allergy issues during your next appointment.

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 and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

Food Allergies Can Be Causing Your Headaches

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Many people with chronic headaches suffer from them for years.  Whether you have migraine headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, or an undetermined form of headache, it is very possible that you are suffering from food allergy-induced inflammation.  A headache is really a symptom of something else. It is obviously pain in the head, but the common factor is that headaches of all types usually involve inflammation. If the immune system reacts to one or more of the foods that you eat, then an inflammatory reaction is taking place that can potentially affect your head. Such reactions are far more common than many people realize.

The inflammation and thus the headache will resolve once the triggering food or foods are removed from the diet. Sometimes this is easier said than done, because the foods that we eat are often complicated combinations of numerous base foods. But once the problem is understood, the results can be dramatic.

Food triggers for headaches can include red wine, beer, chocolate, aged cheese, processed meats, nuts, bananas, artificial sweeteners, sauerkraut and more.

I have many years of experience in dealing with food allergies and resulting headaches.  There are non-invasive ways of testing to see which foods may be causing your discomfort.  If this is an issue for you, please call for an appointment so that we can get you on the path to health and wholeness.

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we carry a whole food nutritional supplement line featuring specific products to help your body defend itself against allergies.  For the month of September, we are offering 20% off all of our allergy products, including Allergic, Antronex, Congaplex, Immuplex and Thymex.

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 and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

It’s Fall Allergy Season.  So What Are You Going to Do About It?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Summer is ending, and we’re heading into fall.  You’re sneezing and sniffling all day and into the night. What’s going on?

Odds are you’re among the up to 30% of Americans who suffer from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. Most cases of hay fever are caused by an allergy to fall pollen from plants belonging to the genus Ambrosia — more commonly known as ragweed.   Pollen from trees and other plants are also known culprits.  And with the dryness caused by California’s record drought, we’re all in for a larger dose than usual.

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system mounts a vigorous response to a foreign substance — in this case, tiny grains of pollen.  Specialized immune cells start churning out antibodies to proteins in the pollen. The ensuing cascade of biochemical reactions floods the bloodstream with histamine, a compound that causes all-too-familiar allergy symptoms.

In addition to sneezing, sniffling, nasal congestion, and sleep disruption, allergies can cause red, puffy eyes, itchy throat, and even hives.

Most over-the-counter and prescription allergy medications do little more than mask the symptoms, drying out sinuses with potential side effect that include fatigue, high blood pressure and more.  What else can you do?

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we carry a whole food nutritional supplement line featuring specific products to help your body defend itself against allergy season.  For the month of September, we are offering 20% off all of our allergy products, including Allergic, Antronex, Congaplex, Immuplex and Thymex.  Let’s talk about natural alternatives to your specific allergy issues during your next appointment.

And a reminder about Labor Day hours….

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observation of the Labor Day holiday.  We will be open regular hours for the rest of the week including Friday, September 4 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed 1:30 – 3:00 pm for lunch) and Saturday, September 5 from 9:00 am – 12 noon.

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 and check out our monthly contests and promotions!