Month: October 2015

How Do You Know if You Need Chiropractic Care?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Many people have their first experience with chiropractic care as the result of an accident.  They come in seeking immediate pain relief as they have neck pain or back pain from being rear-ended in an auto accident; they have a sports-related injury, or they injured their back doing an everyday activity.

But it’s not unusual to feel no symptoms at all, or to not have any kind of injury, and still have your back out of alignment.  Only a qualified Chiropractic professional can assess the condition of your spine.

The bones of our spine can move out of place due to poor posture or various types of stress.  Despite a lack of pain, this misalignment can cause degeneration, putting stress on particular nerves and causing stress on your nervous system.

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we recommend coming in for a monthly adjustment.  We can nip any misalignments in the bud and keep your spine in tip-top shape. It’s your first line of defense towards continued good health and a naturally pain-free life.

Our October monthly special is 50% off your initial Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) appointment.  This is a non-invasive means for testing your body for what nutrients it may be deficient in.  And it’s these deficiencies that cause many of the health conditions people suffer with needlessly, sometimes for years.  Do you have hormone issues like hot flashes and night sweats?  Heart palpitations?  Allergies and skin conditions?   All of these and more can be helped with nutrition.  The regular price for the initial testing is $120, but through October 31, 2015, pay only $60. Call our office to schedule your appointment today.

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!

What Makes Me Different from Other Chiropractors

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Since we’re in the midst of Chiropractic Health Month, I thought I would take a moment to share about my journey and what led me to becoming a Chiropractor.

For my entire life I have wanted to help people become healthier. I decided at the age of two to be a nurse, and when I hit 17, I headed for college with Nursing as my major. I fulfilled my dream of becoming a nurse, and I worked in the critical care unit and the emergency room of a major hospital for 12 years.   I was able to work alongside the physicians, and I learned a lot about diagnosing and treating the ill and injured.

During my nursing career I became curious about why people were getting ill and needing the medication and surgeries that we so often performed, so I began looking at preventative care. That led me to Chiropractic.  Here was something I could sink my teeth into: a way to prevent illness and disability, not just try to patch someone up.

After graduating from Chiropractic college, I worked for another Chiropractor and learned how to care for the Chiropractic patient. I opened my Burbank chiropractic office in 1985 and I have been loving it ever since.  All my skills in traditional medicine as well as natural medicine make my approach very broad and unique.

It is an honor to be able to really help people feel great and find better health. Every patient is important to me and I apply all my skills to helping each person get well.

Our October monthly special is 50% off your initial Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) appointment.  This is a non-invasive means for testing your body for what nutrients it may be deficient in.  And it’s these deficiencies that cause many of the health conditions people suffer with needlessly, sometimes for years.  Do you have hormone issues like hot flashes and night sweats?  Heart palpitations?  Allergies and skin conditions?   All of these and more can be helped with nutrition.  The regular price for the initial testing is $120, but through October 31, 2015, pay only $60. Call our office to schedule your appointment today.

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!

What Else Can Chiropractic Do?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

In celebration of National Chiropractic Health Month, last week I explained how Chiropractic restores proper motion of the spinal bones which reduces nerve irritation, and how Chiropractors work on the other joints to restore normal movement.  This week I thought I’d share about how Chiropractic can help with problems in specific areas of the body.

Jaw – Stress, teeth grinding and spinal problems can cause TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders.  Skilled Chiropractic care can directly rebalance the muscles of the jaw.

Shoulder – Many shoulder problems originate in the area where the nerves branch out from the spinal cord and exit the neck.  Shoulder pain or pain radiating down the arm can be accompanied by weakness, numbness or tingling in the wrist or hands.   Treating arm joints and muscles directly as well as improving nerve flow provides relief.

Elbow – Classic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a repetitive strain injury that often affects the dominant arm.  It is seen among carpenters, mechanics, office workers, cashiers and anyone who performs repeated hammering, grasping and twisting motions.  Therapy to the area and realigning the bones of the arm can resolve this issue.

Wrist – Carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) is usually due to compression of the nerve as it passes through the band of ligaments in the wrist.  Very often we see that a bone in the wrist is out of alignment, putting pressure on this nerve.  A wrist adjustment fixes this right up!  In many cases, the underlying cause is one or more joints of the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist.  Identifying the involved joint(s) and beginning a program of Chiropractic care can often help avoid surgery.

Hip and Pelvis – The hip and pelvis are the foundation of the spine.  Misalignments here can cause back pain, hip pain and leg pain.  Chiropractic adjustment to the hips can produce excellent results.

Foot and Ankle – The most common foot and ankle problem we see is “pronation” – the arches of the feet are weak and the arch flattens.  This rotates the ankle, knee and pelvis and leads to many problems.  We use orthotics (shoe supports) to realign the foot.

More and more people are choosing Chiropractic care first — before medicine and surgery.  Chiropractic is safe, natural and works with your body to create health.

Our October monthly special is 50% off your initial Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) appointment.  This is a non-invasive means for testing your body for what nutrients it may be deficient in.  And it’s these deficiencies that cause many of the health conditions people suffer with needlessly, sometimes for years.  Do you have hormone issues like hot flashes and night sweats?  Heart palpitations?  Allergies and skin conditions?   All of these and more can be helped with nutrition.  The regular price for the initial testing is $120, but through October 31, 2015, pay only $60. Call our office to schedule your appointment today.

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!

Chiropractic Can Do What?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

October is National Chiropractic Health Month —  horaaaayyyyyy!!!  So it’s time to reveal the truth about Chiropractic.

It’s a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord and nerves control every single thing about your body-breathing, blood flow, digestion, energy level, all organ functions. So, if the nervous system is healthy, you are healthy too. But, what happens if your nervous system becomes unhealthy? Yep-you become unhealthy.

Your nerves can be chafed, stretched, compressed, or irritated where they exit the spine due to a vertebra moving out of place. When this happens, the nerve shuts down and organs can then work overtime or can become weakened and your health suffers.

Your body wants to be healthy but cannot be healthy when your nerves aren’t working correctly. When the bones go out of place you may have pain, but you usually do not, so you cannot tell if you have vertebra out of place by how you feel.

Chiropractic works by restoring proper motion of the spinal bones which reduces nerve irritation. We also work on the other joints to restore normal movement.

More and more people are choosing chiropractic care first — before medicine and surgery.  Chiropractic is safe, natural and works with your body to create health.

Our October monthly special is 50% off your initial Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) appointment.  This is a non-invasive means for testing your body for what nutrients it may be deficient in.  And it’s these deficiencies that cause many of the health conditions people suffer with needlessly, sometimes for years.  Do you have hormone issues like hot flashes and night sweats?  Heart palpitations?  Allergies and skin conditions?   All of these and more can be helped with nutrition.  The regular price for the initial testing is $120, but through October 31, 2015, pay only $60. Call our office to schedule your appointment today.

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!