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Seniors Have Seniority

Posted: December 18, 2017
By: Vicki Fox

Written by: Dr. Matthew Alvord, DC, DPhCS                                                                                                                          

 

     Seniors sometimes wonder whether they can participate in things that others do. They might think they are too old or frail or too far gone down a road they can’t recover from to benefit from something the rest of society does.  Chiropractic is for everyone, regardless of age or condition because everyone has a spine with their potential just waiting inside. Like other things can be modified for different ages and conditions, there are different chiropractic adjustments that can be done in different ways that can be received by everyone.

     For example, babies eat and move differently than children or adults.  They drink breast milk and crawl on the floor, which is the proper nutrition and exercise for babies!  Toddlers, teens and adults have their own unique versions of nutritional and exercise demands. This dynamic is no different for seniors.  They may not go for a run, but they could do yoga, pool aerobics or some other form of low impact exercise.  Seniors have their own nutritional requirements as well.

     Chiropractic care works for seniors the same way.  There are a number of low force techniques for people who deal with conditions such as arthritis, difficulty moving or have a hard time even getting on and off the adjusting table.  Specific chiropractic also requires only one or two areas to be addressed to adjust the entire spine and it is usually not where the pain is, making it even easier for seniors to receive care. Adjustments only take a minute or two and they can be done in a number of positions so everyone can be comfortable within their individual limitations.

     Can’t sit? No problem!  Can’t lay face down? No problem! Can’t lay down at all? No problem at all!  If you are a senior citizen, or have a family member who is, get here and we will take care of the rest. We all know that our seniors are taking more drugs with poorer outcomes than ever before. We see the printed lists of medications and plastic tackle boxes to organize them, and the lists are only getting longer and the boxes bigger. Wouldn’t it be nice to shorten that list or throw it away completely? We think so too!  Chiropractic allows everyone to be there best. Yet, our seniors have been convinced they can’t be better when in fact, their potential is just waiting inside them to be expressed.

     At Creation Chiropractic, our seniors also don’t have to be in awkward gowns or examination positions. They only need to sign in, ask any questions they might have for the day and then get a simple adjustment. Since there are no appointments after the first visit, it gets even easier. They can just look at our convenient hours offered six days a week and walk right in. Super simple for our seniors; their time, their way, their life.


Hello Germs!

Posted: December 11, 2017
By: Vicki Fox

Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS

It’s that time of year again: the Holidays. There are many seasons throughout the calendar year. Related to health, there are also allergy seasons and let’s not forget, the dreaded cold and flu season. The truth is, there are no such things. These are just names given to specific times of the year when many people have similar reactions. In reality, allergies and colds and the flu have more to do with the person than any place or thing. People love to blame the trees, the pollen or even the wind, but allergies aren’t about any of these things. Likewise, the problem also isn’t about any particular cold or flu bug. It’s about the person with the allergy, the cold, or the flu.

Here is a short course in microbiology, which is the study of the germs and microbes and their relationship to a society that has feared them for far too long. You see, everyone is exposed to practically everything, whether we know it or not or feel symptoms related to it or not. Who we are when we are exposed to anything in our environment ultimately determines how our body will handle it. 

The famous chemist, Louis Pasteur, was one of the founders of the popular germ theory. However, on his deathbed he admitted to his colleagues, “It is the soil, not the seed.” The seed is the germ that is often demonized for causing illnesses such as allergies, colds, the flu, or worse. The soil is your body, the terrain that seeds grow in if your body is comprised. So really, what we have at various times of the year are compromised seasons. It all depends on how we are, not the time of year or even the environment. Why do some people react to pollen and others don’t?Why does the flu bug seem to affect some people but not others? Do germs like some people but not others? Of course not! It depends on how we take care of ourselves and in particular, how our immune system is functioning. 

DD Palmer, the founder chiropractic, said this:

One question was always uppermost in my mind in my search for the cause of disease. I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table working in the same shop, at the same bench, was not.

Why?

What difference was there in the two persons that caused one to have pneumonia, catarrh, typhoid or rheumatism, while his partner, similarly situated, escaped?

Why?

This question had worried thousands for centuries and was answered in September 1895.

Your nervous system controls everything in your body, including your immune system. When you have interference in this system, nothing in you works as well. With chiropractic adjustments, the intelligence running your body is expressed again fully, allowing your immune system to also work optimally. There have been studies done to show that there is about a 60% increase in immune system function with chiropractic adjustments. Wow! What is really misleading is that your back may even feel great, but your immune system could be dramatically compromised, setting you up for the next set of symptoms at the next comprised season. 

So stop blaming the latest pollen count or the bug that seems to go around preying on people like some kind of monster. The only thing you really have to fear is a misunderstanding of the basic concepts about how your body really works and is designed to protect you if we simply recognize our relationship with the things around us. Schedule an appointment with a chiropractor today to find the interference that is preventing you from being your best. Start fighting off the things that have gotten you down so you can live a life again with the function that is your birth right instead of a life with dysfunction and fear. Chiropractic will truly help you make it the most wonderful time of the year.

 

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