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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

 

 

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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!