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Chiropractic adjustment

Innate Nate

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS   There’s something in Nate that makes him pretty special.   His toys need batteries or an outlet, but there’s something special in Nate. He can catch a baseball in his mitt by eating a banana split! He can make a saucy smile out of a red spaghetti pile! He can even draw a carrot by eating a raw carrot!   His ripped pants can’t fix themselves, but there something special in Nate. He can make a disappearing scrape, without a magic cape! He can turn a big cut on his knee into a little line you can barely see! He can turn his skin black and blue, then back to pink for you!   Nate’s teddy bear can’t feel anything, but there’s something special in Nate. He can turn a joke into a giggle, or a tickle into a wiggle! He can turn a test into butterflies, or make them fly away if he is wise! He can make a tear from a shove, or a make a hug into a love!   Something in Nate is special, but what, why or w ...

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The Phases of Healing: From Drought to Harvest

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS   There are specific phases we go through when we heal, regardless of how we feel along the way.  Knowing about them can give us perspective on what is going on behind the scenes. It can also encourage us to stick to what it will take to get better.  Healing phases occur when we are new to chiropractic care or if we haven’t had consistent care. The longer we go without care, the more conditioned our body is to dysfunction and the more time and repetition is required to get right again.  The analogy of a garden is a good way to describe the nature of healing. The various plants are the organs in your body and the soil is the tissues between your organs. The water hose leading to the garden is your nervous system and the water is the nerve supply communicated by your nervous system. The kink in the hose is the interference.   Phase One:            As soon as the water hose ...

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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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