"Not The Flu Again!!!" How To Protect Yourself

Is there really a way to protect yourself from the flu? 

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“Chiropractic Didn’t Work For Me…”

WRITTEN BY: Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS   “Chiropractic Didn’t Work For Me…” It’s important to understand what something is  before we can understand what to expect from it.                If we try to use a screwdriver to drive in a nail, we run into problems pretty quickly. If we use something that was never designed as a hammer, we will just end up with a dented screwdriver and a bent nail. When we misunderstand something, we can’t help but misuse it as well.If something is misused, it will be used for the wrong thing and not used for the right ones. There is nothing wrong with a perfectly good screwdriver, but it’s just the right tool for the wrong job.   If we only used a cell phone to make phone calls, it wouldn’t be a great use for a great tool but there is so much more! We would be missing out on all the things our cell phone is capable of.When ...

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Chiropractic Adjustment vs Manipulation & Treatment; The Difference is a Matter of LIFE and Death.

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord, DC, DPhCS Manipulation: Moving a tight joint might feel better in that one area but it will not correct a chiropractic subluxation that will let everythingin your body function better. A manipulation is like loosening up a light switch but not actually turning on the lights. Only a specific chiropractic adjustment returns the power back to the entire room again. Manipulations are only about treating the effects but adjustments are about getting to the true cause. Manipulations make the body move the way the doctor thinks it should, but chiropractic adjustments allow the Innate Intelligence of your body to help you be your best.    Stretching: Traction can stretch tender joints and tissues but it cannot address why we aren’t functioning right in the first place. Traction can only take second place to the true cause of dysfunction. If a car isn’t running right, putting it up on blocks won’t make it run any better but it won’t ma ...

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X-Rays and Computer Scans Are Not Required to Receive a Proper Chiropractic Adjustment.

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord, DC, DPhCS     Interference Versus Adaptation:   X-Rays: X-Rays films will show misalignments of the spine. What they will not show is a chiropractic subluxation. You cannot see how the nervous system is working on an x-ray but since people relate to seeing things, they are often used inappropriately to tie the wrong things to chiropractic care. Unfortunately, x-rays can be used to scare people into care for the wrong reasons. It’s an easy sell because x-rays are psychologically convincing to the person who doesn’t know any better that the doctor “has found the problem”.  They may be valuable for medical reasons, but x-rays are not required to give chiropractic adjustments.   Computer Scans: Spinal scans can measure certain ways the body might be adapting. Although they may seem impressive and can create certainty with lots of colors and numbers, they are also misleading because they cannot actually measure a chiroprac ...

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Allergies and Your Nervous System

If your nose went away, would your allergies go away too? If it’s not the nose that causes allergies, is it what the nose smells or is it something else? And why do different noses react differently to the same thing? Why dont the allergens that people love to demonize, such as pollen, animals, mold and anything else, cause the same reaction in everyone? Only chiropractors are trained to specifically find and address the interference that can cause or complicate your allergies. And since this interference is common, and often people with allergies don’t have back or neck pain to prompt them to get their spine checked for misalignments, it is important for everyone to see a chiropractor so they can make sure they’re body is working right and that their nose knows best. 

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A Footnote About Your Spine

How can the pain, tingling, and numbness in my feet be directly related to my back? Learn how specific Chiropractic care helps your feet!

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This Is ALL Chiropractic Is About!

“Life has many ups and downs but with Chiropractic, you can always make sure you are headed in the right direction."

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Arthritis ... Not Your Parents' Joint Pain

Inflammation is the main way our body protects and heals us. It’s a process that is involved with virtually every other aspect of function, so the immune system is pretty darned important. Inflammation is its main tool. Arthritis pain is caused by inflammation, which is controlled by the immune system, which is controlled by the supreme system that controls everything in the body, the nervous system. And we all get interference to this system, called spinal subluxations. They decrease the function of the nervous system, which decreases the function of the immune system, which often increases inflammation, which often causes arthritis conditions, under many names. So regardless of whatever else you may do to treat the effects of inflammation, get your spine checked to make sure that the systems that control inflammation are working exactly as they should.

 

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Uncomfortably Numb; The Growing Opioid Addiction

Humanity, we have a problem. We were sold the idea that pain relief was health itself, instead of just being related to health. We were sold the idea that treating our pain and numbing up our lives was what we needed for a better life. We were sold “better health though chemistry” and chemicals for every ache and pain and condition. We were sold the idea that treating the effects of our problems would get to the cause of our problems. We were sold a lie, and it’s a big one. 

 

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The Facts About Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic doesn’t treat Fibromyalgia, much less any other condition in your body. But when we remove interference between the Innate Intelligence running your body from your brain through your spine, all the tissues in your body have their full potential returned back to them to function the way they are designed. This includes all your muscle and nerve junctions through your body. 

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