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Monthly Mayhem

Posted: March 31, 2016
By: Vicki Fox

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS

Ever heard the song about how the foot bone is connected to the hipbone and the hipbone is connected to the backbone? Well, the same thing is true for all the nerves in your body, and everything in your nervous system is connected through the spine in your back. That also means that every organ that hangs from the nerves off your spine like puppeteer strings are completely dependent on a properly functioning spine.  Every organ must communicate with the rest of your body, especially your brain.  When bones in your spine misalign, important messages from your brain cannot properly get back and forth, to and from the rest of your body.

The uterus is one of those organs. If we get back to the body song, we can even say that female organs are connected to the neck! Since most of the misalignments that happen in the spine occur in the brain stem area of the upper neck, we also know that many issues that happen with the uterus are really neck problems!

What kind of female problems? How about those monthly issues that last way too long before the next one, or never seem to go away at all? How about more intense symptoms when they do happen? How about having to rearrange your entire schedule be a slave to these issues? How about thinking any of these issues are normal, just because you’ve always had them!

How about difficulties with pregnancy or even getting pregnant at all? How about abnormal positions of the baby? Or how about complications with cysts, fibroids or other uterine issues that threaten a hysterectomy?

Just because hysterectomies are common doesn’t make them normal. And contrary to popular belief, you need your uterus for more than having babies. If it didn’t belong there, it wouldn’t be there because there are no extra parts in the body. So even after someone has their babies or if they don’t have them at all, that important organ is involved with lots of other functions for proper health, especially hormone balance. Does that one sound familiar?

It is common to have spinal misalignments, especially in the neck, that cause or complicate the direct function of the uterus and your hormone system. Chiropractic adjustments have actually been shown to change and improve blood chemistry, including hormone balance. The body is an amazing creation that if given the chance to function without the interference that chiropractors are specifically trained to find and correct, it is possible to recover from many uterine conditions that may not have seemed possible before this connection is truly understood.

Too Much Negative Self Talk

Posted: March 31, 2016
By: Vicki Fox

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS

Hesitation:  “Chiropractic seems so different.  I’m used to medicine so maybe I will just keep doing what I already know.”

Fear:  “Does chiropractic hurt?  I know medicine often does.”

Cautious: “Is chiropractic care expensive? I really can’t afford much more.  All my medical bills have maxed out my insurance.”

Confusion: “I read that you don’t treat anything.  How are you going to help me without treating my problem?”

Distracted: “Maybe I will come in after I try another therapy someone just told me about and see if that helps my problem.”

Procrastination: “I’ve got so much to do right now.  Maybe next week.”

Concern: “I’m not sure you can help me.  I’ve been to so many doctors and no one seems to know what my problem is.”

Anger: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!  I don’t want to get my hopes up or get talked into anything!”

Sadness: “I have so many problems and anything I have done has only made it worse.  Maybe I’m just not supposed to get better.”

Depressed: “I can’t get better because my doctors told me so. I’m just supposed to live with my health problem.”

Anxious: “I just can’t sit through another long exam and treatment… the waiting and the gowns and poking and prodding!”

Skeptical: “How can you help me when I’ve been to doctors who specialize in my problem and they couldn’t even help me?”

Desperation: “Can this really help me?  I’ve been to so many different places looking for help and not finding it.  I have no where else to go.”

Denial: “My problem isn’t that bad.  I can live with it.  I have always known that I have a high pain tolerance.”

Worried: “I’m so young.  If I’m this bad now, how bad will I be when I get older?  Maybe I won’t even make it that long.”

Bitter: “I’ve had so many medical procedures go wrong for me.  I just can’t afford to have something happen bad to me again.”

Embarrassed: “I’ve got a health problem that I have a hard time talking about.  How can you help me when I can’t even tell you about it?”

Annoyed: “My doctor tells me there is nothing wrong with me and it’s all in my head, but I just know they aren’t right.  It’s not in my head!”

Jealous: “Everyone in my family is healthy except me.  I must be unlucky.  I always to have to watch everyone else have fun in life.”

Overwhelmed: “I’m on so many medications and now they want to put me on even more!  There has to be another answer.”

Sensitive: “I’m hurting so bad I don’t know how I will be able to get the care I need, even if it helps me.”

Lost: “My doctor told me that chiropractic can’t help me so there is no sense in even getting started.”

Suspicious: “Will I get locked into a contract? Everyone seems to have to do that nowadays.”

Ashamed: “I know I should have come to a chiropractor a long time ago but maybe it’s just too late to even get started now.”

Doubt: “My friend tried chiropractic and it didn’t work for them so why would it work for me?”

Hopeless: “The doctors are having me do more and more but I keep getting worse and worse.”

Confident: “I feel pretty good but if I ever have a problem, I will come in as soon as it starts.”

Have you heard enough? Its time to call us: 952.944.2133

The Nose Knows

Posted: March 24, 2016
By: Vicki Fox

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS

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?

As it turns out, the thing that determines how each nose reacts to the outside environment is the ability of the intelligence behind each nose, on the inside environment. The nose knows what it knows because this inborn intelligence that created and controls everything in your entire body also controls your nose. And the intelligence in the body is unique to each person and each nose based on the unique demands of each person. 

Even when your nose is red and swollen from allergies, it’s not about your nose or what your nose smells. Your allergic reaction is always an intelligent response by the living intelligence inside you to protect you and heal you. So much so that if you didn’t have an allergic response whenever it is required, you would die. And since it is impossible for dead people to even get an allergy, there is something pretty special going on inside you and inside every living person. And that should be respected.

Once this perspective is understood, there is respect for this special intelligence in the body and its ability to be communicated from your brain to all the parts of your entire body. This important messaging channel happens mainly through your spine, protected within the bones in your back. When these bones misalign, they interfere with these special messages expressed by the intelligence relayed by your nervous system. This system is especially important when it comes to allergies because it also controls your immune system and any allergic reaction, including what comes through your nose.

When someone develops an allergic reaction to something that another person doesn’t, it is often because there is interference to the nervous system in the person working harder requiring the reaction. When someone’s immune system is working well enough, they are able to process potential allergens without expressing symptoms. The result? No allergy. But if someone has a bone misaligned in their spine interfering with their nervous system, this decreases the function of their immune system, ultimately decreasing their ability to fight off allergens appropriately. The result? Allergy symptoms. Without ever treating a single allergy, most allergies improve or go away completely when spinal misalignments are analyzed and adjusted back to normal again, regaining proper communication in the nervous system, improving immune system function, making sure the allergic response by your body is normal.

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. 

Get to a cause of allergies. Get to a chiropractor.

Fever Achiever

Posted: March 2, 2016
By: Vicki Fox

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS

Are fevers good or bad? What should I do about them? And where do they even come from? These are some of the questions people have about fevers. Many people fear them, but almost everyone misunderstands them. Let’s get one thing straight: 

Fevers are a good thing. 

Without them, we would die. So where does the fear come from? There can be rare complications related to fevers but the fever itself is always there to get your body temperature to a level that will allow your body to best fight off an infection, and that is always good. Fevers are like the Good Samaritan at the scene of the crime. Sometimes they get blamed just for being present during health issues, but they are always the Good Samaritan. They are always there to help us.

Fevers are produced by a combination of processes in the body. First, your immune system detects something that requires a reaction. Secondly, it sends signals to your brain to increase muscle contraction throughout your body. Third, the increased muscle activity increases body heat to the right temperature to optimize healing. This is because many germs will not function well when your body temp is raised. And regardless of whether or not your body needs a low grade or high grade fever to accomplish the task, your body always brings your temp to the exact amount it needs to burn off those germs.

All this is controlled and coordinated through your nervous system, which is made up of your brain, the spine in your back and all the nerves connecting everything else. The intelligence running your nervous system is always intelligent and therefore everything it does is intelligent, including fevers. Our main concern is to make sure that there is no interference to the process controlling your fevers. We do this by analyzing your spine for misaligned bones that interfere with your nerves, interfering with the intelligent messages communicated between your brain and your body, and ultimately any fevers.

In a way, we could call the intelligence in your nervous system your “fever achiever.” The same system that causes your fever is the same system that reduces your fever when it is no longer needed. It always creates a fever for a very good reason and takes it away when that reason is gone, and not a moment before. The bottom line is that you don’t want to demonize your fevers or any process of the body trying to protect or heal you. Just make sure to get your spine checked for interference to make sure your fever achiever can achieve for you.