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Back Pain and Mental Health

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

An article in Medical News Today discussed a study of almost 200,000 participants. It was found that individuals who have back pain are more likely to experience a range of mental health conditions. Back pain and mental health problems?

Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, lower back pain affects almost one in 10 people. Back pain reduces the quality of life and increases the risk of other health problems. And mental health is just one of them.

Back pain is the most common issue I hear about from my patients.

You don’t have to live with pain and discomfort. I have many natural ways to not only alleviate that pain but to also heal the problem that is causing the pain.

Give us a call and come in for an evaluation so that we can start on a course of treatment that will get you out of pain and your back in tip top condition.

You’ll be glad you did!

Specials for the month of February 2017…February is Heart Health Month, so we are featuring products that nourish the heart as well as another very important organ, the thyroid.  These products are all 20% off for the month of February only.

For the heart, we have Cardiotrophin PMG (supports the heart and cardiovascular system), Cardio-Plus (Supports healthy coronary blood flow) and E-Manganese (contains manganese, an important cofactor for numerous enzymatic reactions).

For the thyroid, there is Cataplex E (healthy thyroid function), Nutrimere (healthy cell function and anti-aging), Organically Bound Minerals (encourages healthy enzyme and thyroid function), Thytrophin PMG (unique profile of minerals, nucleotides, and peptides to help thyroid function, and Prolamine Iodine (thyroid function).

Ask us about Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs.

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!

 

 

 

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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

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come See Us During Beach Week for a Hula of a Good Time!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we appreciate our patients, and we’ve got an end of summer celebration just for you – Beach Week 2016!

In the past we’ve celebrate Beach Day at the end of August, but this year we thought we would celebrate all  week long – from Monday, August 29 through Saturday, September 3rd!

Come “Hang Ten” with us and enjoy fun, free snacks and drinks, beach music, and more…

Tell your friends and family about our New Patient Special. Only during Beach Week, 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.)

Every time you refer a new person to us during Beach Week, you will enter our drawing for a one-hour massage and a month supply of our organic multivitamin. There’s no limit to how many times you can refer and enter! Drawing will be held on Saturday, September 3 and you don’t need to be present to win.

And just a reminder, our August monthly specials are just for women.  We have several products on 20% off sale in celebration of Women’s Health Month. They are Osteoben™ (osteoporosis), Symplex F (supports the healthy function of the ovaries and the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands), Adrenal Support (emotional balance) and Thyroid Support (thyroid). Ask about them at the front desk next time you are in.

See you during Beach Week!

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!

 

 

 

 

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!

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!