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A Chiropractors Gift

Posted: April 24, 2017
By: Vicki Fox

Vicki has served with Dr. Alvord for 8 years and has been a practice member of his for 17 years. She originally went to see him for neck pain but learned how vital chiropractic was to her life and that of her family. She was on 14 medications daily when she began care and has not taken any in 14 years all because of having interference to her nervous system removed by Dr. Alvord. If you want to hear more of her inspiring journey, give her a call! She would love to share it with you, because that power is not hers alone. It belongs to EVERYONE. 

A CHIROPRACTORS GIFT

Written by Vicki Fox, for Dr. Matthew Alvord (2009)

Although you take no credit, your hands have brought me to my genuine self. I stand on the edge: the cusp of a new beginning.

The past of who I was that made me who I am, I am so grateful for but never want to befriend again. It's not welcome. The door has been closed, slammed if you will and locked tight.

But I can look ahead now into light and into what it is I am meant to be, ready to plunge, not looking for the net below because I know I won't fall, and all because of your hands.

You humbly say it's not you, and I know that it is in me. Because of your gift, the blessing that was given to you which you so openly and freely give to others, I am who I was born to be. 

Unlocking in me my authentic self, because of a chiropracTORs hands. 


Asthma Sucks

Posted: April 17, 2017
By: Vicki Fox

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS

I’ve never had asthma but I have had the wind knocked out of me, and it sucked.  People with asthma say breathing feels like sucking air through a straw and that must really suck, especially since asthma is constant instead of just a minute or so after getting hit the wrong way.  

Would it surprise you to know that asthma isn’t even a breathing problem?  Of course the lungs are involved and breathing is definitely a problem but if we look a little closer we find that the lungs, like every organ in the body, is controlled by the brain through the nervous system.

There are three main ways for someone to develop asthma symptoms.  The most obvious way is for the nerves coming from the spine to be interfered with, causing the muscles around the bronchial tubes to spasm, decreasing the airway.  When spinal subluxations are corrected, the muscles in the lungs relax again and the airway increases to normal.

The second way is for a compromised immune system to allow irritants that would normally have a minor affect cause the lung tissues to inflame and swell, decreasing the breathing airway.  Since the nervous system controls the immune system, when spinal subluxations are corrected, the immune system improves its function, including its reaction to potential irritants that make their way to the lungs.  Swelling decreases, breathing improves.

In the third way, the diaphragm is involved.  This muscle underneath the lungs normally pulls air into the body but if there is interference to it from the nerves in the spine, there will be breathing issues from yet another direction.  When spinal subluxations are corrected, the diaphragm contracts better and breathing is better.

You can see now that the spine is central to the problem and also the key to the solution.  Without touching the lungs, removing interference in the spine allows the lungs to function better in several important ways. Even more interesting is the misleading presentation of asthma and breathing related illnesses:  The spine often feels just fine.

Even though there isn’t an adjustment for breathing better, there is a direct connection to the nerves that let you breath better.  Everyone is different and everyone has different reasons for their breathing conditions.  However, one of the most commonly reported experiences with Chiropractic is breathing better and studies have shown that over half of all asthmatics report improvement in their asthma symptoms, and that is definitely worth checking out.

The only way to know for sure how your breathing nerves are doing is do have your spine checked for interference by a Chiropractor.

Life comes from the Innate Intelligence that created and maintains your lungs, so make sure your lung nerves can give you the breath of life from the source of life.   Stop sucking life through a straw and start living again.  If you are short of breath, you are short of life.  There is another way.  There is hope.


Tonsil Talk

Posted: April 10, 2017
By: Vicki Fox

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS

Tonsillectomies were the most common surgical procedure performed during the entire last century, and for good reason.  So many children have issues with their tonsils that well meaning parents and doctors alike want to do something to help these children, so they simply cut out them out.  But what really is the issue? 

What has been assumed from the very first tonsillectomy is that the problem is with the tonsils themselves.  After all, that’s what inflames, swells and hurts so it couldn’t be any more straightforward, right?  But like so many things, there is more to the truth than it appears.  Actually, tonsils are normal immune system tissue that we are all born with to help protect and heal us.  Without them, our immune system does not work as well and we have an increased risk of other health complications later on in life.  So why do they seem to give so many problems to so many people? 

The truth is, your tonsils are like fire alarms.  Can you imagine a disgruntled person waking up in the middle of the night to a blaring weather siren, only to pull its power source so they can go back to sleep?  Well, that’s exactly what is happening when someone gets a tonsillectomy.  Although there is a superficial logic to the desperation of trying to feel better, the tonsils that were cut out are just a sign of a much bigger problem with the immune system.  Those swollen tonsils are hoarse from trying to scream out their warning!

The question always comes back to why.  Why do tonsils even get inflamed and swollen? Why would my intelligent body have such dumb tonsils to do that to me? 

The answer is that the body is always intelligent and the tonsils are just intelligently trying to adapt as best they can and protect us from worse things.  And although various environment factors will affect how the immune system and tonsils will react, the inherent function of your tonsils comes from their ability to communicate back and forth from the immune system they come from and the nervous system that communicates the intelligence that made them.

Chiropractors don’t treat the tonsils, much less tonsillitis because chiropractic doesn’t treat anything.  In reality, the only cure for anything you have is your creator, the Innate Intelligence that created and maintains your life.  And the only way for that intelligence to communicate from your brain to your tonsils is through your spine.  The interference in the back of your neck will cause dysfunction in the front of your neck, and that is where your tonsils are.

Your Chiropractor can specifically find this interference and allow your body to restore function to your tonsils again by removing the interference, not your tonsils!  So start assigning the blame where it belongs, the silent subluxation in your neck, instead of the screaming tonsils in your throat.


Addressing Addictions

Posted: April 3, 2017
By: Vicki Fox

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS

There are 18,000 addiction programs in the US, yet the nation wide success rate in 30 days is just 46% with a long-term retention rate of that same group of just 60%.  A randomized clinical trial with 98 addicts designed by Robert Duncan Ph.D., biostatistician at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and Dr. Jay Holder, a former narcotics officer and veteran Chiropractor, found that specific chiropractic adjustments over a 30-day period increased the retention rate to 100%.  “This is unheard of; it’s never happened before in addiction treatment,” Dr. Holder says.  This impact cannot be overstated.  And yet, there are no spinal adjustments for addictions, much less for spinal symptoms, so what exactly is going on here?

What’s the connection between a misaligned spine and addictions? It has to do with the interruption of a precise sequence of chemical changes in your brain called the “brain reward cascade.” If this cascade is uninterrupted, you feel a sense of wellbeing and pleasure. If the sequence is interrupted, resulting in what is known as “reward deficiency syndrome”, you may seek mood-altering substances or activities. Brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters must be released in the right sequence, like falling dominoes, for you to feel good.  When the spine isn’t aligned like dominoes, the brain isn’t either.

As it turns out, emotions are not only affected by the spine but are dependent on normal spinal function as well.  This is because over half of all the feedback going to your brain from your body or the environment is coming from your spine.  It’s a biological fact. If there is a breakdown in this linear cascade we have depression, anxiety and all the other compulsive disorders, including addictions. There are many addictions and their associated treatments, but there are also all the compulsive disorders, just with a different name. This includes ADD, ADHD, Tourettes, Aspergers, learning disabilities, autisms and dyslexia.

We're talking about a tremendous affect within the population, certainly among adolescents and children. The Chiropractor now plays a tremendous role, simply because the age-old principles of chiropractic are finally becoming recognized and appreciated by modern science more than ever. One out of ten Americans is on antidepressants, one out of seven children have a learning disorder, and one in sixteen adults have an addiction.  Who in our society should learn this information?  How quickly would they benefit from it?  Who do you know needs Chiropractic care?

The cost of ignorance is greater than we can afford and these statistics are only getting worse unless we change our thinking.  We need to redefine the problem and start addressing the true cause.  Treating the effects are limited and only give short-term relief at best.  Without treating addiction or any other related emotional health issues, we can allow the body to get to a higher level of function. As the body returns to normal and the brain begins to heal, then lives can heal as well. 

It’s time for society to stop depending on chemicals from outside ourselves and start relying on nature’s chemistry orchestrated by the Innate Intelligence within all of us.   

It’s time for Chiropractic.

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