Month: October 2016

Are Chiropractors Really Back Doctors?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Good question! Here it is National Chiropractic Health Month and you should know the truth about chiropractic.

People come to us for pain relief and that is very wise because we are expert at relieving pain without drugs and surgery. But are you really using chiropractic to its fullest?

Chiropractic is the art and science of moving the bones of the spine to normalize the nervous system. Yes, I said nervous system. How does this happen?

The nervous system is the controlling part of your body and it MUST work well in order for you to function and be healthy. You have probably seen someone who had an injury to their nervous system and what it did to their body. One can see easily see muscle weakness, but what about the weakness that occurs internally?

Your nervous system controls your organs, blood flow, hormones, digestion, immunity and every other bodily function. If a nerve fails to an organ, that organ cannot work perfectly and it will develop a problem.

Your spine and nervous system are intimately related. The nervous system consists of your brain and the spinal cord and nerves. The spine surrounds the spine cord and nerves. If the spine gets “out of shape” or misaligned, there is stress on the spinal cord and nerves causing the nerve to not work correctly.  The organ attached to that nerve weakens and ill heath results.

It is vital to keep your nervous system working at its best as long as you have a nervous system-yes, for life! Preventative chiropractic care should be a part of your heath routine once your spine has been rehabilitated and is working well. Your family deserves to have a healthy nervous system too…do not leave your children or grandchildren at home. Let them live a great life too!

Come See Us This Saturday at Family Fun Day! The Burbank Police Foundation and Burbank Kiwanis Club are hosting their inaugural Family Fun Day this Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 am – 3 pm at the Johnny Carson Park – and Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center will have a booth there!  We’ll have lots of giveaways, event specials and more!  Family Fun Day features a car show, pancake breakfast, and more. Admission is free. For complete Family Fun Day info, visit http://burbankpolicefoundation.org/programs-events/bpf-events/family-fun-day

New patient special for the month of October… At Thorburn Chiropractic, we are celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month with a terrific special. New patients without chiropractic coverage get their first visit for $29 cash, a $177 value! (Those with health insurance pay their usual co-pay as required by their health insurance.) The first visit includes a consultation, exam, and adjustment. Please share this with your family and friends.

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 Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

 

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Pain Management and Chiropractic: A Drug-Free Alternative

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

In the face of the staggering U.S. opioid epidemic, I am joining with chiropractors around the country during the October celebration of National Chiropractic Health Month. Our goal is to raise the awareness of drug-free alternatives such as pain management and chiropractic.

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggle with addiction. A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that nearly 50 percent of Americans say they personally have known someone who is addicted to prescription painkillers.

Chiropractic is an important, effective and natural first line of defense against pain. In some cases, chiropractic care may eliminate the need for over-the-counter and prescription painkillers. It’s vital that patients who are in pain are made aware that they have drug-free pain management options.

Many respected health care organizations now recommend drug-free pain management treatment. The CDC’s new Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain encourages medical doctors to utilize conservative care and to consider non-addictive alternative options.

Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic takes a drug-free approach to treating conditions such as back pain, neck pain, leg pain, and sciatica. Research has found spinal manipulation to be effective and safe. Pain management and chiropractic care have proven to be a perfect, drug-free option.

Depending upon your particular condition and needs, chiropractic treatment can be combined with medical massage and acupuncture for a drug-free pain management program. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic or acute pain, please give us a call and make an appointment. You will be glad you did.

New patient special for the month of October… At Thorburn Chiropractic, we are celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month with a terrific special. New patients without chiropractic coverage get their first visit for $29 cash, a $177 value! (Those with health insurance pay their usual co-pay as required by their health insurance.) The first visit includes a consultation, exam, and adjustment. Please share this with your family and friends.

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 Over 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 101: How Does It Work?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

October is National Chiropractic Health Month, the annual celebration of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness.  I thought I would start off the month by offering a simple review of how and why it works.

About 30 million Americans visit chiropractors each year. A great many of these people are seeking relief from back pain from various causes, including accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains. Other complaints for which people seek chiropractic care include carpal tunnel syndrome, pregnancy aches, knee and leg pain, sciatica, and headaches. Chiropractic care can also help with many non-traditional problems such as blood pressure, reflux, anxiety and depression, asthma, and more. Here’s why.

It’s a scientific fact that your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) control every single thing about your body – from breathing, blood flow, digestion, energy level, to 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 your organs can then work overtime or become weakened and your health suffers.

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

Chiropractic treatment restores proper motion of the spinal bones, which reduces nerve irritation. Chiropractic also works on the other joints to restore normal movement.

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

New patient special for the month of October… At Thorburn Chiropractic, we are celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month with a terrific special. New patients without chiropractic coverage get their first visit for $29 cash, a $177 value! (Those with health insurance pay their usual co-pay as required by their health insurance.) The first visit includes a consultation, exam, and adjustment. Please share this with your family and friends.

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 Over 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!