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Posted by on May 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Pain in the Shoulder

Did you know that shoulders are the most movable joints in your body?
Or that shoulders are unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it?
The shoulder is one of the most commonly injured body sites among athletes.
For you weekend warriors, golfers, football players and pitchers preparing for Spring, avoid those common pains that come with an active shoulder. Sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, frozen shoulder, fractures, arthritis…the list goes on.
  • Approximately 50% of all Golfers have chronic pain in their shoulders and back
  • 82% of football shoulder injuries occur to the quarterback, during contact with an opposing team player.
  • Approximately 35% of high school pitchers will experience shoulder pain or a shoulder injury in their life.
  • 13% of all sports injuries involve the shoulder

 

Remember R.I.C.E +
Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation + Chiropractic Care
Believe it or not, the treatment that you undertake within the first 24 hours following an injury can literally cut weeks off of your total recovery time. Use the RICE technique and visit your doctor as soon as you can for your best recovery!
At home, be sure to rest your injury for at least a few days, use ice to reduce pain, wrap your injury to help reduce swelling, and sit upright to keep your shoulder elevated.
Visit your chiropractor! Home treatment is a start, but to reduce pain, speed up the healing process and help to prevent further injury, make sure to see your chiropractor for the appropriate adjustments or treatments.
 
Back To Life Chiropractic
4045 E. Bell Rd, Suite 107
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 | 0 comments

Simple Holistic Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy

BACK TO SCHOOL
Simple Holistic Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy
FACT: Nearly 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold. One of the most common ways children get colds is by rubbing their nose or eyes. And children often don’t wash their hands often or well enough at school. In one study of middle and high school students, about half washed their hands after using the bathroom – and only 33% of the girls and 8% of the boys used soap!  Yikes!
  • TIP: Wash Well! Make sure your child knows to use soap and warm water.  They need to scrub all over – including the back of hands, between fingers, and around nails. Tell them to sing the Happy Birthday song twice before they are through.

FACT: In 2001 backpacks were the cause of 7,000 emergency room visits!  In today’s school system, with heavy school books and overstuffed bags, many kids end up carrying over a quarter of their body weight on their backs (that’s equivalent to an 180 pound man carrying over 45 pounds on his back all day). Backpack weight can cause muscle spasms, nerve and circulation problems, and severe neck and shoulder pain.

  • TIPUrge your child to wear both shoulder straps and buy a backpack with multiple compartments. Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause a disproportionate shift of weight, leading to neck and muscle spasms. Using both straps and a backpack with multiple compartments can help to more evenly distribute the weight. Make sure that bulky objects are packed away from the back, and try to place the heaviest items closest to the body.

FACT: Most children do not get the nutrition they needEmpty calories from added sugars and solid fats contribute to 40% of daily calories for children and adolescents aged 2–18 years. Approximately half of these empty calories come from: soda, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, grain desserts, pizza, and whole milk.

  • TIP: Pack healthy balanced lunches for your children to bring to school. Include fruits and veggies, and substitute soda and juices for water. If your child eats from the cafeteria, check to make sure your school provides healthy options and educate your children on what choices to make.

FACT: According to the CDC, as much as 90% of all illness can be directly tied to stress. Stress breaks down the defenses of the immune system and opens the doorway to a host of injurious invaders.

  • TIP: Relax, and have a little fun! Just like you, your child can experience harmful stress that weighs on their immune systems. Make sure they get plenty of sleep and help your kids to manage their time so homework gets completed but relaxation and fun don’t get buried beneath the schoolbooks.
FACT: Healthy children are more active and productive in school! You can’t perform well when you don’t feel good. To help your child have the best chance at doing well in school, make sure they follow healthy habits. Take our tips to heart and, of course, nothing helps keep you child healthy like a strong immune system and a spine that is aligned.
  • TIP: MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH WITH CHIROPRACTIC! Chiropractic Spinal abnormalities called “vertebral subluxations” interfere with the functioning of the nervous system by placing pressure on the nerves. When your spine is misaligned, your immune system suffers. Getting regular chiropractic adjustments not only makes your body feel better, but makes your immune systems up to 200% stronger!
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Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 | 0 comments

Treating A Herniated Disc With Chiropractic

Author: Belltown Chiro

If you suffer with leg pain, back pain, or muscle weakness in your legs, you may have a herniated disc. Also called a bulging disc, slipped disc, or disc protrusion, a herniated disc occurs when a soft portion of the intervertebral disc bulges out.

Intravertebral discs consist of a soft tissue center with an outside fibrous ring. As blood and fluids move through the intravertebral disc with movement, it receives moisture and nourishment that keeps it healthy. When something cuts off the delivery of blood and fluids to the intravertebral disc, the tissue dries out. The drying causes the tissues to tear with movement, causing the painful spinal condition known as herniated disc.

The bulging and herniated disc causes pain when it puts pressure on the spinal nerve. This can also cause inflammation and incredible discomfort when moving. Fortunately, treatment from a Seattle chiropractor can help heal your herniated disc while alleviating the pain and pressure. This article looks at treating a herniated disc with chiropractic treatment that offers a natural way to heal.

Subluxation And Herniated Discs

Subluxation is a chiropractic term that means the vertebrae of the spine have moved out of position. When subluxation occurs, it can cause the interruption in blood flow and fluids that cause a herniated disc. This causes immediate pressure on the spinal nerves. As the inflammation develops and pressure on the spinal nerves continue, the herniated disc worsens and other problems can develop, including pain that travels down one or both legs, pain in the buttocks, numbness, tingling, twisted neck, muscle weakness, and more.

Treating Herniated Discs

Traditional medicine offers a number of treatments for herniated discs, including taking prescription anti-inflammatory medications, getting cortisone shots, and even undergoing invasive back surgery. Unfortunately, prescription anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone shots usually only treat the symptoms of herniated discs and don’t help heal the problem, which is what you need to avoid future problems. Surgery isn’t usually much help either, as it doesn’t always successfully correct a herniated disc. Since chiropractic treatment addresses the cause of the herniated disk to heal it instead of simply masking it with prescription drugs or trying to repair it through risky surgery, many people suffering from a herniated disc choose chiropractic treatment over drugs and surgery.

Chiropractic For Herniated Discs

Chiropractors have the specialized education required to promote healing by locating and correcting vertebral subluxations that decompress the vertebrae. Seattle chiropractic treatments for herniated disc begin with spinal adjustments and may be complemented by massage therapy and acupuncture.

One of the most important aspects to healing a herniated disc is getting treatment early. Pain is a signal that something is wrong so never decide to live with pain. The sooner you get treatment for a herniated disc, the better results you’ll have. You can trust that herniated disc treatment with a Seattle chiropractor offers natural healing without risky surgery or dangerous drugs.

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 | 0 comments

The Importance of Exercise in dealing with Back Pain

Author: back pain

Movement is a quintessential part of our lives. Everyday billions of people move from one place to another in pursuit of their jobs, for their hobbies or simply to look at the world from a different point of view. All this movement is made possible by the central nervous system housed in our backbones and extending to our brains. Due to our hectic life it is possible to ignore the functional needs of our body and disregard its importance. However, we are tragically made aware of the delicacy of our bodies when they start to feel the effect of our neglect. The most common form of this is back and neck pain, which is almost always a byproduct of poor posture, repeatedly using the body incorrectly and a lack of exercise.

Back pain is a modern epidemic. Surveys suggest that it affects 80 per cent of us at some time and it’s a massive drain on resources, costing the NHS in excess of £5.12 billion and accounting for more than180 million lost working days every year. The combination of poor posture, incorrect lifting and bending and our increasingly sedentary lifestyle has made back pain the nation’s leading disability. Grasping the immense effect back pain has on our lives, it is of paramount importance that we play an active part in ensuring that we deal with this epidemic proactively.

One important step to undertake is back pain relief exercises. These exercises are generally easy to integrate into our daily routine and also do not require any special equipment. Stretching, mobilizing, factionalmovements and yoga are a form of lower back pain relief exercises. The other thing to keep in mind is how to prevent lower back pain from crippling your lifestyle. If you do have back pain it is important to make sure you learn to use preventative measure in your daily routine as much as possible.

Of course exercise alone is not enough when dealing with lower back pain. It is necessary to deal with the root cause of the problem. Most people don’t realize but things as simple as the way they sit on their chair can contribute to back pain. Sitting correctly at your desk, using back support cushions and making sure you periodically carry out stretches to can help to relieve the tension. There are many other things that contribute to lower back pain such as sleeping or bending incorrectly so to prevent this you need to ensure that you proactively fight against and learn to prevent back pain yourself.

These tips although helpful in dealing with the pain should not be the only thing in your arsenal for the search of back pain relief. The most important thing is to deal with the causes of lower back pain before its onset. This can only be done by scrutinizing your daily habits to ensure that they are not leading you into back pains. These habits include things as simple as the way we pick up heavy object to the way we sit on our desk. So make sure to be proactive in this endeavor and finds a back pain therapist who is able to teach you how to keep you back pain free.

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One important step to undertake is back pain relief exercises. These exercises are generally easy to integrate into our daily routine and also do not require any special equipment. Stretching, mobilizing, factionalmovements and yoga are a form of lower back pain relief exercises. The other thing to keep in mind is how to prevent lower back pain from crippling your lifestyle. If you do have back pain it is important to make sure you learn to use preventative measure in your daily routine as much as possible.

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Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 | 0 comments

Dr Oz Explains The Importance of Chiropractic Care

Dr Oz describes the premise of Chiropractic Care. Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective for the treatment of back pain. Not only it it as effective as medication, Chiropractic Care can effectively treat the problem at the source and not simply mask the symptoms like medication.

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 | 0 comments

IMORTANT! We’re Moving!

We have relocated! We appreciate your continued trust in us to provide you with the best Chiropractic care possible. We would love to continue to support your journey to good health; therefore, we have not gone too far (just 1 minute west on Bell Road)!  Please find our new address below.  Our email address and phone number will remain the same. We can’t wait to see you at our new place! Call to schedule your next adjustment today!

 

Back To Life Chiropractic
  Dr. John J. Koc
  4045 E. Bell Rd. #107, Phoenix, AZ 85032
  Phone: (480) 703-1834
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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 | 0 comments

11.5 Myths About Chiropractic Exposed

1. Chiropractic Doesn’t Work

Chiropractic is like all health disciplines. It works for some problems and doesn’t work for other problems. For musculoskeletal problems (like back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated discs, auto accident injuries, work comp injuries, and sports injuries) chiropractic works exceptionally well. In fact, in many instances people find better results with chiropractic than with drugs or surgery!

2. Chiropractic Isn’t Scientific

Chiropractic has an enormous amount of peer reviewed research showing that it is safe and effective for chronic problems involving the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. There have been over 50 random controlled, double blind trials showing chiropractic is more effective than drugs & surgery for the management of back pain. A recent study at Duke University showed chiropractic was more effective than drugs for headaches & migraines. Researchers in San Diego showed chiropractic to be more effective than medicine or physical therapy for injuries associated with whiplash trauma during a car accident. People suffering with back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica, sports injuries, herniated discs, and extremity problems can rest assured that the chiropractic care they are receiving is backed up by rigorous scientific research.

3. Chiropractic Is Dangerous

For years, the medical community has attempted to portray chiropractic as a dangerous therapy, particularly when involving manipulation to the cervical (neck) area of the spine. However, none of these medical opinions are based in scientific fact. In fact, there have been numerous studies which explored the overall risk of spinal manipulation. These studies (which were published in peer refereed scientific index medicus journals) show the rate of an adverse reaction following a chiropractic adjustment to be roughly 1 in 3,000,000. Now for purposes of comparison, you have 100 TIMES greater likelihood of being injured from taking a Motrin™. Chiropractors pay the lowest malpractice premiums of any physician. Why is this? Because according to the insurance industry, chiropractors don’t injure or kill people. It literally is the safest form of healthcare known to human kind.

4. Once You Go, You Have To Keep Going Back Forever

You don’t have to go back forever. You don’t have to do anything. For example, you don’t have to eat right and exercise. You don’t have to brush & floss your teeth. You don’t have to get to bed on time and get a good 8 hours of sleep each night. We do certain things because it makes sense to do them. We see benefits in keeping up with maintaining our health.

While you don’t have to go to a chiropractor forever, some people opt to continue on a periodic maintenance basis so they can keep their joints moving well and maintain good posture. It’s kind of like going to the dentist for periodic check ups and cleanings. The spine is just like everything else (your teeth, your car, your house, etc..) in that it requires periodic maintenance for optimum function. People go to their primary care doctors indefinitely. Women go to the gynecologist for an examination. These things are done for wellness & prevention measures. The same thing applies to your spine with chiropractic care.

5. Chiropractors Aren’t “Real Doctors”

The word “Doctor” is latin for “teacher” or “learned one”. It doesn’t mean “he who prescribes drugs. There are many different types of doctoral degree programs: D.C., M.D., D.O., O.D., D.V.M., D.M.D., Ph.D., Ed.D, D.P.T., etc. A professional or academic doctorate degree is considered to be the highest degree conferred in any given area of study.

6. I Can Crack My Own Back

While you may be able to “crack” the joints in your back, you are merely doing a non-specific manipulation of your spine. A chiropractor doesn’t do that. Chiropractors perform very specific corrections by moving the vertebrae to their “normal” position. This is like if you knock your front end of your car’s suspension out of alignment. You go to the auto shop and the mechanic loosens the suspension. Then they put a laser down the long axis of the car and move the camber and tow back and forth until the front end is re-aligned and then re-tighten everything back up. They aren’t just wiggling it back and forth carelessly. A chiropractic adjustment works along the same principals. The chiropractor locates the vertebrae that is out of alignment. Then utilizing very specific vectors, he/she gently slips the bone back into place.

7. Neck Adjustments Cause Strokes

Certain people in the medical community (who have a negative bias against chiropractic and seek to sling mud against the profession) are trying to convince the world that chiropractors cause strokes. Again, there is no scientific study which proves this claim. Not one. And yet the medical community continues to frighten the patient population with this myth. It’s unscientific and dishonest of them to perpetuate this lie.

8. Chiropractic Is Only Good For Back Pain

While chiropractic has an outstanding track record for helping people get rid of back pain, that is not the only condition that can be treated. Literally any problem that has to do with the nervous system, or the musculoskeletal system can be helped with chiropractic care.

9. Kids Don’t Need Chiropractic

Most chronic spinal problems adults have started when they were children. As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. Wouldn’t it make sense to nip these problems in the bud before they’ve had a chance to blossom into a full blown crisis? Wouldn’t it make sense for a chiropractor to treat young girls to first start to show signs of scoliosis? Kids have spines too – and they most certainly need chiropractic care.

10. Medical Doctors Hate Chiropractors

The medical community has certainly softened their stance with regard to chiropractic and their treatment toward chiropractors. Unfortunately there are still a couple of old timers who are set in their ways. There is still professional bigotry out there. But for the most part, the younger doctors don’t hate chiropractors. They view them as a medical sub-specialty (which is exactly what it is). The continuous expansion of the scientific literature (which proves chiropractic works) has certainly changed attitudes.

11. Chiropractic Is Too Expensive

Chiropractic is not only safer and more effective than drugs & surgery for chronic problems, it is less expensive too! When you consider that spinal surgery costs an average of $50,000.00 – and fails 50% of the time, chiropractic seems like a bargain at 10 times the price. Also, when you take into consideration the amount of damage that drugs cause to your liver and kidneys – and the long-term costs of the damage to those organs, again chiropractic is a better deal.

11.5. I Need Permission From My M.D. Before Seeing A Chiropractor

You don’t need permission to go see a chiropractor. In today’s day and age, you can go see any health care provider you want. If your medical doctor tells you you can’t go, find another doctor you can STILL go. You are the health care consumer. It’s your body and your money. You can go to anyone you want. 09 South Park Rd. Bethel Park, PA 15102. For more information please visit http://www.redapplewellness.net or call 412-212-8880.

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Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Top 8 Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

 

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What is Chiropractic?

Does it really work and how?

Is Chiropractic Safe?

At what age should a person have a chiropractic check-up?

Does it hurt?

Does my insurance cover Chiropractic? / Is Chiropractic expensive?

How much time does a chiropractic visit take?

Once I start care do I have to go forever? / Does my body become dependent on chiropractic care?

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a natural healing science, art and philosophy primarily concerned with detecting and then eliminating interference to your nervous system. Since your nervous system controls every aspect of your body, chiropractic can have a major impact on multiple areas of your health. Founded in 1895, it is the world’s largest drug-free healthcare system and the 3rd largest primary healthcare system in the USA behind medicine and dentistry. Over 25 million Americans will see their chiropractor this year.

Does it really work and how?

Yes Virginia, chiropractic is the real deal! Chiropractic is firmly grounded in science and has an ever-growing body of research showing it to be safe, effective, comfortable and affordable. The latest estimates show that over 85% of Olympic athletes utilize chiropractic care to enhance performance and stay healthy as do most professional athletes. No question that it works!

Chiropractic is based on the fact that every structure and function of your body is controlled by the nervous system. If there is interference to the nervous system, then whatever body part or function that nerve was controlling will stop working at 100%.

For example, if a person suffers a pinched (irritated) bundle of nerves in their lower back they frequently experience back pain and muscle spasms. What most people do not realize is that the nerves in the low back not only control the muscles but other organs as well including the colon, bladder and reproductive organs. Irritation to the same nerve bundle can, in addition to muscle spasms, cause symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bladder control issues and menstrual cycle problems. What surprises many is that a person with a pinched nerve bundle in their low back may have the other symptoms but no pain and no muscle spasms! Only about 10% of your nervous system tells you about pain so you can have a problem in 90% of your nervous system and NO PAIN.

Chiropractors focus on the spine because this is where the delicate nerves are most likely to be compressed or irritated as they pass through on their way to control all parts of your body.

The majority of spinal problems arise from physical, mechanical stress to your body such as accidents, injuries, prolonged sitting etc.. These stresses and injuries result in stiff immovable joints which in turn cause surrounding joints to become overworked, loose and eventually damaged. The treatment to correct these problems also has to be physical and mechanical in nature.

It is crazy to think that taking a drug is going to loosen up a stiff, damaged spinal joint. The drug may cover up the pain and symptoms but will do nothing to correct the physical cause of the pain. In fact taking drugs over time will allow the joint to become more and more permanently damaged.

Chiropractors employ many gently methods of physically restoring the normal motion and function to your spine which reduces nerve interference and allows your body to heal itself. These treatments are called spinal adjustments and are typically, not only pain-fee, but an enjoyable experience.

Is Chiropractic Safe?

Yes, chiropractic care is exceptionally safe! The minuscule risks of chiropractic care have been greatly exaggerated by our competition in order to scare you away from the safest form of healthcare and back to medicine, the most dangerous form. Chiropractic has a better safety record than any drug, even baby aspirin and Tylenol! Medical treatment has become the 3rd leading cause of death in the USA, right behind heart disease and cancer, killing hundreds of thousands of Americans every year.

An interesting statistic is that you are more likely to be killed by being struck by lightning than killed by a vending machine and you are more likely to be killed a vending machine than by a shark and more likely to be killed by a shark than by a chiropractor!

Now knowing how safe, conservative and effective chiropractic care is, doesn’t it make sense to you to start with chiropractic first and then if you don’t get well go on to more radical and dangerous forms of care like drugs and surgery? We are a backward society that often starts with the most invasive dangerous treatments first and then sees the chiropractor afterward as a last resort. Insanity.

Please help us permanently dispel this myth about chiropractic care being risky. Educate your friends and family. Spread the word and save a life!

At what age should a person have a chiropractic check-up?

Chiropractic care has fantastic benefits for all ages and ideally a person should have their first check-up shortly after birth.

I know what you may be thinking, “Infant check-up!!?” Why would a brand new baby need chiropractic care? Stop for a minute and just think about what a baby goes though coming into this world. Even during a normal natural delivery there are tremendous pressures on the baby’s neck, back and pelvis of up to 90 pounds per square inch.

With modern medicine turning childbirth into a medical procedure instead of a natural process, infant trauma and injuries are sky rocketing. You see when you drug the mother, her ability to feel and push the baby out is impaired which forces the doctor to have to pull and twist the baby out from the birth canal. Babies are not designed to be pulled and stretched during delivery which is unnatural and causes injury, they are designed to be compressed and pushed out of the birth canal which is natural and much safer. This is the same reason c-section deliveries have a much higher rate of spinal injury compared to natural childbirth.

It takes just a split second for a spinal injury to occur during birth. An unexpected push from the mother, a pull at the wrong angle from the doctor, too much force from the doctor, the use of forceps or vacuum and you have a sprain or even worse injury to the baby’s spine. This injury, called a vertebral subluxation, if undetected and left untreated can plague the baby for the rest of their life, limiting them from reaching their full potential. “As the twig is bent so grows the tree!”

OK, chiropractic is safe and good for babies but what about senior citizens? I have heard the most ignorant statement repeatedly from seniors: “I know, at my age, I have arthritis so there is no point in trying to fix my spine” WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

ALL ages can benefit from chiropractic care. Even a single chiropractic adjustment in the right circumstances has resulted in unbelievable improvement in the quality-of-life of many patients. Until you are dead, your body has an incredible ability to heal and improve. Never give up on improving your health! If your doctor ever tells you “You’ll just have to learn to live with it” he/she is actually telling you it is time to find a new doctor, one that will help keep you improving and maintaining your health and well-being for life.

Does treatment hurt?

For most people the chiropractic treatments, called spinal adjustments, are not only comfortable but are actually an enjoyable experience. All treatment is geared to each individual’s comfort level and the old “No Pain No Gain” approach is never used. It is heartwarming to see children who are so small they can’t even get up on the adjusting table by themselves, fighting with their siblings to be the FIRST one adjusted. Pediatricians would be green with envy to see how even the smallest kids are happy to be in the chiropractic office and how they love to get adjusted.

Does my insurance cover Chiropractic?

Although most insurance policies have some coverage, the reality is that in most cases it is very limited and so highly managed that, like most other health services, it pays for only a portion of needed care.

There is currently a prevalent form of craziness that I call “Insurance Insanity”. It has 2 main parts: Firstly many people have this notion that if they can just somehow obtain really great health insurance (which by the way no longer exists) that this in some way protects them and makes them healthy. Secondly, they think that if a service is not covered by their insurance that they really don’t need it. CRAZY! A prime example is a patient who needed about $1,200 worth of chiropractic care, who had the money but refused the necessary treatment because he felt it was too expensive. When asked if it was more cost-effective to let his spine continue degenerate to the point where he will need a $200,000 surgery which would leave him disabled for life? His straight-faced answer was “Well, my insurance will cover the cost of the surgery.” Now that my friend is just plain crazy.

When it comes to care, if you need it, you need it! Regardless of if it is covered, regardless of if you can “afford” it and regardless of if you want it! If you need it, you need it.

A much better question to ask is “What is the best value for my healthcare dollar?”. Investing your money is all about value not amount. For example, I believe that a dollar wasted is too much but spending a half of a million dollars to buy a one million dollar house is an extraordinary deal.

The truth that any patient with a severely degenerated spine would gladly sign over the deed to their million dollar house, to the doctor, if he could restore their health. The sad fact is that once damaged, there is no cure. There are no spine and nervous system replacements and it is very unlikely there ever will be. What is absolutely tragic is that this type of degeneration is almost 100% preventable with regular check-ups and proper chiropractic maintenance.

Chiropractic is an exceptional value for your healthcare dollar. If you need it, the benefits you receive from chiropractic are incalculable compared to the amount of money spent! In fact they are priceless.

How much time does a chiropractic visit take?

For your first visit, allow 45 minutes to 1 hour. On this visit you will need to complete some obligatory health forms, you will have a chance to sit down and consult with the doctor to review your symptoms, history, lifestyle and your health goals.

The next step is a chiropractic physical examination, some very high-tech nervous system scans, possibly an x-ray study and finally, if you are in pain, some first aid care and home instructions.

Typically on the second visit allow 30 to 45 minutes. On this visit you will receive your doctor’s report of findings where he will let you know if he can help you, he will show you what is wrong and why, how long care will take, how much care will cost and finally he will let you know of your options for care. You will then receive your first full chiropractic adjustment (treatment).

On subsequent visits allow 10 to 20 minutes door to door. The actual treatments may only take a few minutes once your work-up is complete and you have set up your treatment plan and goals.

Once I start care do I have to go forever?

In a great practice the doctor should support all clients at the level and frequency that they choose. There should never be any pressure to do anything you are not 100% behind. You may take advantage of all the phenomenal health and wellness benefits for as long and as often as you choose. Great doctors should always respect and support the wishes of their clients.

Does my body become dependent on chiropractic care?

This question always make me smile. There is absolutely nothing about chiropractic care that makes you dependent on care. There is however something that is highly addicting about feeling really good. It is funny but once people start feeling great they tend to want to stay feeling great. Chiropractic care helps your body to function at a much higher level which feels fantastic. Chiropractic care is similar to exercise but without all the sweating. If you consistently work out, the benefit is you become physically fit which feels much better that being unfit and out of shape. Most people who are in great shape continue to work out because they like the feeling of being in shape. What happens if they stop exercising? They continue to feel good for a time but all too quickly lose their conditioning and lose the benefits of feeling great. Now I ask you is exercise addicting? Does your body become dependent on exercise? Of course not and there is also nothing about chiropractic care that makes you dependent either.

Conclusion: Safe conservative chiropractic care is an essential part of a natural wellness lifestyle. Not only will you enjoy less pain and an enhanced quality of life but you will avoid permanent damage and degeneration to your body.

For more information you may contact Dr. Lee D. Pierce at:

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On a personal side Doc Pierce enjoys cycling, tennis and gardening. His philosophy on gardening is that if you have to water it you should be able to eat it. Using various hydroponic techniques, he has grown some of the world’s hottest peppers and makes his own extreme hot sauces. He also enjoys competing in ICS Chili Cook-offs making red and green chili as well as extraordinary salsa. He and his two sons, Adam (22) and Jacob (18)) attend Calvary Chapel of Huntington Beach.

On the professional side Dr. Lee D. Pierce has been in private practice serving Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and the surrounding communities since 1983.

Since he has earned his doctor’s degree in 1982, he has continued his education with hundreds of hours of post graduate studies in sports injuries, nutrition, patient management and chiropractic technique. He conducts Wellness, safety and spinal care workshops for local industry and lectures on drug free healthcare to schools, organizations and associations.

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Posted by on May 30, 2013 | 0 comments

The Eifffel Tower grows in summer?!

WooHoo! Summer is here, and even with that strong AZ sun beaming down, summertime will still always be that special time of year to, well, just…play!
Did you know:  
Fun Fact #1 – The Eiffel Tower grows in summer. This historic structure is made of iron. Metal expands with heat. As a result, the Eiffel Tower can grow more than six inches in hot weather.
Fun Fact #2 – Ice cream sales are at their all year high in July. In July, Americans celebrate National Ice Cream Month. U.S. citizens consume about 5.5 gallons per year! 

Fun Facts #3 – Frisbees were invented by accident. If you visit the park in the summer, you probably enjoy tossing a frisbee. This toy was created in the 1870s as a pie plate. Yum! Students started throwing them around in the 1940s, changing the use to a form of entertainment.

 Fun Fact #4 – Swimming nude used to be the norm. No clothes necessary – at least in ancient days. It wasn’t until the 17th century that laws were put in place about decent swimming attire. The first bathing suit for women was created in the 1800s and was long sleeved with woolen bloomers.
Fun Fact #5 – An educator invented summer vacation. In 1837, Horace Mann was elected as Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education. Mann used this platform to reform the school system, adding a summer break and developing uniform training for teachers.
Fun Fact #6 – Mosquitoes have been around for 30 million years. One of the more annoying parts of summer are these ancient little blood suckers. Did you know that they can find warm-blooded mammals from 100 feet away?
Fun Fact #7 – Watermelon is a vegetable. As the air heats up, so does the consumption of watermelon. This vegetable is part of the cucumber, squash and pumpkin family. Americans eat 15 pounds of the juicy fruit (oops! I mean veggie!) each year.

 

NOT-SO-FUN FACT:  The summer months bring many more injuries to the emergency department than any other time of year. With an increased number of injuries and accidents, summer is even sometimes called “trauma season.” Between biking, swimming/diving, baseball, and other summer sports, athletes who take advantage of the long sunny days by getting out and playing are prone to injury. Not an athlete? Even jumping on a trampoline and skateboarding are among the most injury-prone summer time activities.

So stay safe and have tons of summer fun! Get regular adjustments to maintain good health and decrease your risk of injury! And make sure to give us a call if you do get injured, so we can get you back to life and back to summer fun!

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  Back To Life Chiropractic

  Dr. John J. Koc
  16429 N. Tatum Blvd. #200, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Phone: (480) 703-1834

 

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