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Posted by on May 7, 2013 | 0 comments

Super Moms Pre-Mother’s Day Gift!

In honor of Mother’s Day, Back To Life Chiropractic would like to honor moms by offering a complimentary adjustment to all practice members who are also great mothers.
If you are a mom who is not already a patient at Back To Life Chiropractic, we would like to offer you a complimentary chiropractic exam.
Super Moms Pre-Mother’s Day DAY!
Friday, May 10th 
10:30am – 4:30pm
 Back To Life Chiropractic
Call to schedule you appointment now!
(480) 703-1834
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Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 | 0 comments

Is All The Dust Stuffing You Up?

Tired of SneezesRed Eyes and A Stuffy Head?
With the huge amount of dust rolling in and out, many Arizonians are stuck left with pesky allergies bogging them down. If you’re one of the many who can relate, you know that most will do, or take, just about anything to make these unpleasant side effects go away!

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE?

There are many types of medications designed to help decrease the effects of an allergic reaction. From skin creams to psuedoephedrine and antihistamines, these medications often help with your allergy symptoms at best, but do not help the cause of the problem at all.
SIDE EFFECTS OF COMMON ALLERGY MEDICATIONS:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Low libido
  • Infertility in woman
  • Upset stomach or constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Altered taste and smell
THERE IS ANOTHER WAY! Use Chiropractic to fight off Allergies!
Chiropractic realigns the spine, removes nerve interference in the spine, and as a result, the immune system is able to function optimally once more.
FACTS:
  • Allergies stem from an ineffective immune system
Chiropractic care builds up the immune system.
  • Allergies create a restriction in the blood vessels

Chiropractic care dilates the blood vessels 

  • Allergies cause a shift in blood chemistry

Chiropractic care creates balance in blood chemistry             

Call to schedule your complimentary chiropractic allergy consultation today!
Don’t let those pesky allergies bother you for another second!
BACK TO LIFE CHIROPRACTIC
16429 N. Tatum Blvd, Suite #200
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Crack, Click, Pop!

 Taking a nice big yawn, and tired of hearing that
CrAcK, click, POP?
Does your jaw constantly hurt or feel like it’s been locked out of place?  Do you get headaches, earaches, or have a hard time simply chewing your food?  Then you probably have a common disorder called TMD.
TMD (commonly know as TMJ or TMJD) is a painful disorder that effects the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull.
WHAT CAUSES THAT PAINFUL CLICKING OR GRINDING?
The clicking noise occurs when part of your jaw bone is not in the proper fitted position. As you open your mouth, and the bone passes over the ridge, it will cause a click or pop when your jaw locks.
The grinding or crunching noises occur when there is bone on bone contact within the joint. If the articular disk is completely out of place or has worn through, the jawbone will move on its hinge, but in direct contact with the skull. Ouch!
RELIEF FROM TMD?
Although TMD is the second most commonly occurring musculoskeletal condition resulting in pain and disability, only about half of the people with TMD will seek treatment. Most people think that they either have to simply suffer through the pain of TMD or go through the emotional and financial stress of surgery. It’s not true!  
CHIROPRACTIC FOR TMD!
Chiropractic care for the your TMJ disorder can ease pain by correcting the misalignment between your spine and nervous system. Chiropractic can be effective at reducing your pain associated with your TMD because rather than changing your diet or modifying your teeth, it naturally relaxes your muscles, adjusts your joints and uses specific trigger points to accurately re-position your jaw. When done successfully, Chiropractic will not only relieve your pain in the short run, but it can actually help prevent your TMD pain from returning!
TRY THESE METHODS FOR RELIEF
IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR CHIROPRACTIC CARE:
USE MOIST HEAT: Moist heat from a heat pack or a hot water bottle wrapped in a warm, moist towel can improve function and reduce pain.
ICE IT: Icing your jaw for 10-15 can decrease inflammation and also numb pain and promote healing.
ENJOY A SOFT DIET: Eating soft or blended foods allow the jaw to rest temporarily. Don’t stretch your jaw for foods like corn on the cob or apples!
EXERCISE YOUR JAW: Slow, gentle jaw exercises may help increase jaw mobility.
RELAX: Deep, slow breathing enhances relaxation and can help reduce pain. Some find yoga, massage and meditation helpful in reducing stress and aiding relaxation.
SIDE SLEEP: Try sleeping on your side with a pillow for support between your shoulder and neck.
GUIDE YOUR YAWN: Use your fist to support your chin as you yawn to prevent damage to the joint and to prevent your jaw from locking open.
Do you know someone else who suffers from TMD?  Forward this along!
Call now for your complimentary consult  and end your suffering now!! (480) 703-1834
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Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 | 0 comments

The Migraine Mystery

The pain of a migraine can be so searing that you might as well just drill a hole through you head. Then again, when evil spirits were thought to be the cause of these terrible pains (some 3,000 years ago) this may have actually been the “remedy” of choice. While modern medicine has changed and developed quite dramatically, some things have not. The mystery remains: What is the cause of these horrible headaches and how can we make them go away?
While some theorize that migraines are the result of a chemical imbalance or hormonal change, others suggest that they are the result of the foods that you eat or from a change in the weather.  While there is no solid explanation for why migraines occur, there are still plenty of drugs designed to combat their effects.
Unfortunately, even with all of these options, there is still no magic fix. Though drugs may offer some relief, the side effects you may develop in order to combat one problem may just as easily create a new, possibly worse, one.  
So why not try something different? Studies have shown that Chiropractic manipulation is just as successful in treating migraines as many of the antidepressants most commonly used for treatment.
72% of migraine sufferers in a clinical trail reported noticeable or substantial improvement after a period of chiropractic treatment. While chiropractic care is not the be all and end all for migraine sufferers, for a good percentage, the neck is a significant contributing factor, and chiropractic treatment can be the safest and most effective method.
So if you are sitting in a dark, quite room, cursing the world and praying for an answer or sitting at the ER (with bright lights and lots of commotion) for two hours to receive that magical drug, call Back To Life Chiropractic at (480) 703-1834 to make an appointment instead!  It may just be the answer you are looking for, helping you find your way back into the light of day!
KNOW SOMEONE WHO SUFFERS FROM MIGRAINES?  WANT TO HELP? FORWARD THIS BLOG ALONG & SHARE THAT A DIFFERENT OPTION EXISTS!
Yours In Health,
John J. Koc, D.C.
16429 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ. 85032

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain

Author: garywray

Lower back pain is a very disturbing symptom. Almost all of us experience it once in a while. Lower back pain needs should not be ignored because it often interferes with sleep, work, recreation and other daily activities. No wonder most Americans spend about $50 billion per year in treating low back pain, according to the National Institute of Health.

One of the most effective ways by which lower back pain can be treated is through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care uses manipulation of the spine and other manual methods. These chiropractic methods are based on the fact that the body’s musculoskeletal system will eventually heal itself through proper alignment even without surgery or medications. Chiropractic care makes use of manipulation, which restores the movements of the joints by making the body heal from joint tissue injury brought about by trauma such as repetitive stress, falls, and postural defects.Chiropractic care is often used by many people to relieve pain in the joints, muscles, bones and connective tissues. It may or may be combined with medical or surgical care. Chiropractic care is usually done by a licensed chiropractor, who has undergone an undergraduate degree plus four years of chiropractic education. Chiropractors usually attach the initials D.C. after their names.

So how does a chiropractor treat lower back pain? First a complete medical history is obtained, after which a through physical examination is done. The chiropractor may then request additional lab tests to prove his or her diagnosis.

Next the chiropractor will then explain to you his or her plan of treatment. Treatment may often involve one or more manual adjustments. In this process, the chiropractic doctor manipulations the joints using a sudden yet controlled force so that the joints will be able to restore their range of motion with less discomfort and limitation. This manipulation of the joint—also termed as adjustment—is able to move the joint beyond its usual range of motion. Some people being treated with spinal adjustment could hear a cracking or popping sound during the procedure. Don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal! This is being done so that the body will be able to restore its full physical function. In this way, pain is relieved and strength and stamina is restored.

The question now is this: is chiropractic care really effective in treating lower back pain? There are quite a number of studies which have proved that chiropractic care could effectively treat low back pain.

A Cochrane review done by Walker et al  determined the effects of combined chiropractic interventions on pain, disability, back-related function, overall improvement, and patient satisfaction in adults with lower back pain (LBP). This review examined 12 studies utilizing 2887 subjects with lower back pain. Their study revealed that combined chiropractic interventions slightly improved pain and disability in the short term and pain in the medium term for acute or sub-acute lower back pain.

Another study by McMorland et al  compared the clinical efficacy of spinal manipulation against microdiskectomy in patients with sciatica secondary to lumbar disk herniation (LDH). This study utilized 40 subjects who were screened for symptoms of unilateral lumbar radiculopathy secondary to LDH at L3-4, L4-5, or L5-S1. These subjects were then randomized to either surgical microdiskectomy or standardized chiropractic spinal manipulation for 3 months. Sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention. The study suggested that patients with symptomatic LDH failing medical management should consider spinal manipulation followed by surgery only if necessary.

In a study by Hoisiis et al, chiropractic adjustments were compared to muscle relaxants for sub-acute low back pain. Their findings revealed that chiropractic care was more beneficial than placebo in reducing pain and more beneficial than either placebo or muscle relaxants in reducing pain.

Chiropractic care was also proven to be effective in reducing pregnancy-associated lower back pain, according to a study by Stuber et al.  This study systematically reviewed published evidence regarding chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, for pregnancy-related lower back pain (LBP). Results from 6 studies showed that chiropractic care is associated with improved outcomes in pregnancy-related LBP.

Chiropractic care was also studied to be effective against osteoarthritis-related lower back. According to Beyerman et al , chiropractic care combined with heat is more effective than heat alone for treating osteoarthritis-based lower back pain. Pain reduction occurs more rapidly and to a greater degree, and ROM increases more rapidly and to a greater degree.

Chiropractic care effectively reduced levels of disability and perceived pain in chronic lower back pain . In post-surgical patients, chiropractic care could effectively improve lower back pain.

Chiropractic care is also lower in cost compared to conventional medical care for low back pain. A study by Liliedahl et al determined if there were differences in the cost of low back pain care when a patient is able to choose a course of treatment with a medical doctor (MD) versus a doctor of chiropractic (DC). The results showed that costs for chiropractic care were almost 40% less than medical care. Even after risk adjusting each patient’s costs, chiropractic care was 20% less expensive than medical care.

With regards to adverse events, chiropractic care is believed to be a safe procedure. Rubinstein  wrote that chiropractic care adverse events are benign and self-limiting. To quote, “The incidence of severe complications following chiropractic care and manipulation is extremely low. The best evidence suggests that chiropractic care is a useful therapy for subjects with neck or lower back pain for which the risks of serious adverse events should be considered negligible.” Not everyone is suitable for chiropractic care, however, so that one should talk to a chiropractor first before undergoing this treatment modality for lower back pain.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/womens-health-articles/chiropractic-care-for-lower-back-pain-5924581.html

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Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 | 0 comments

Chiropractic Treatment For Migraine And Headaches

Author: Ankit Prashar

Migraine is a very painful type of headache; the pain can be described as throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head. Patients are very sensitive to light and sound during migraines and may also become nauseated and vomit. Migraine characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe headaches, and nausea is a neurological syndrome. There are many drugs and surgeries that combat migraines, though no permanent solution exists. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a common alternative therapy to cure migraines and chronic headaches. As shown by some recent research, chiropractic treatment is operative in the management and cure of both common and classical migraine. Generally two types of chiropractic interventions are used in treating headaches, namely: straight chiropractic and mixed chiropractic. Straight chiropractic treatment involves manipulating the spine to correct subluxation and other imbalances to treat headaches. While the mixed chiropractic treatment is a combination of manipulation and other therapies, focusing on reducing the tension in the neck muscles as a cure for headaches. Mixed chiropractors treat existing headaches with spinal manipulation, focusing on the neck. They don’t just feel the bones, but also the adjoining areas to check whether the muscles on both sides of the spine feel the same?, whether one side feel like it has a knot?, are the muscles raised or swollen, do the muscles feel hot? A study from the Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota, compared amitriptyline, an antidepressant commonly used to treat migraines with chiropractic manipulation. Results showed that chiropractic healing was about as successful as the drug. A known fact is that drugs and surgery cause far more strokes than chiropractic care. Chiropractic manipulations, or chiropractic adjustments, are a truly natural cure method for headache and migraine relief. Chiropractic methods make use of holistic approach through massage, spinal manipulation and periodic adjustment of joints and soft tissue for pain relief.  Although some who suffer from Migraine fail to find relief with chiropractic treatment, many have quite positive results. Sometimes the bones in the neck are not at the proper place, and the little muscles near the bones are tight or rigid. This is termed subluxation medically. The nerves that lead out from the spine can be irritated when there is a subluxation, which can cause migraines.  As the bones are very close to being in the right place, so a medical doctor might think them to be in the right place. A chiropractic doctor treats people by gently pushing the bones back into place.  Slow, gentle stretching exercises of the neck can also find some relief from migraine. In pure medical terms, Chiropractic treatment (adjustment of the first cervical/occipital articulation) cures migraine headaches by repositioning the occiput upon the first cervical vertebrae, removing pressure on the postganglionic sympathetic nerve fibers that pass through the foramen lacerum. Many special chiropractic tables, equipments, cushions, etc have been developed by the chiropractors to check and correct neck problems that lead to migraines and headache.

Migraine is a very painful type of headache; the pain can be described as throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head. Patients are very sensitive to light and sound during migraines and may also become nauseated and vomit. Migraine characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe headaches, and nausea is a neurological syndrome.

There are many drugs and surgeries that combat migraines, though no permanent solution exists.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a common alternative therapy to cure migraines and chronic headaches.

As shown by some recent research, chiropractic treatment is operative in the management and cure of both common and classical migraine. Generally two types of chiropractic interventions are used in treating headaches, namely: straight chiropractic and mixed chiropractic.

Straight chiropractic treatment involves manipulating the spine to correct subluxation and other imbalances to treat headaches. While the mixed chiropractic treatment is a combination of manipulation and other therapies, focusing on reducing the tension in the neck muscles as a cure for headaches. Mixed chiropractors treat existing headaches with spinal manipulation, focusing on the neck. They don’t just feel the bones, but also the adjoining areas to check whether the muscles on both sides of the spine feel the same?, whether one side feel like it has a knot?, are the muscles raised or swollen, do the muscles feel hot?

A study from the Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota, compared amitriptyline, an antidepressant commonly used to treat migraines with chiropractic manipulation. Results showed that chiropractic healing was about as successful as the drug. A known fact is that drugs and surgery cause far more strokes than chiropractic care.

Chiropractic manipulations, or chiropractic adjustments, are a truly natural cure method for headache and migraine relief.

Chiropractic methods make use of holistic approach through massage, spinal manipulation and periodic adjustment of joints and soft tissue for pain relief.  Although some who suffer from Migraine fail to find relief with chiropractic treatment, many have quite positive results.

Sometimes the bones in the neck are not at the proper place, and the little muscles near the bones are tight or rigid. This is termed subluxation medically. The nerves that lead out from the spine can be irritated when there is a subluxation, which can cause migraines.  As the bones are very close to being in the right place, so a medical doctor might think them to be in the right place. A chiropractic doctor treats people by gently pushing the bones back into place.  Slow, gentle stretching exercises of the neck can also find some relief from migraine.

In pure medical terms, Chiropractic treatment (adjustment of the first cervical/occipital articulation) cures migraine headaches by repositioning the occiput upon the first cervical vertebrae, removing pressure on the postganglionic sympathetic nerve fibers that pass through the foramen lacerum.

Many special chiropractic tables, equipments, cushions, etc have been developed by the chiropractors to check and correct neck problems that lead to migraines and headache.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/alternative-medicine-articles/chiropractic-treatment-for-migraine-and-headaches-1430480.html

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Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Patient Appreciation Week

If you’re not already scheduled for
Patient Appreciation Week
hurry up and call (480) 703-1834!
DECEMBER 10th – 14th
You get a FREE HARKINS MOVIE PASS & RAFFLE TICKET FOR THE “LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES” GIFT BASKET when you come in for your adjustment.  Get your OFFICE VISIT FOR ONLY $25 and give back by seeing $5 OF YOUR COPAY DONATED to “Helping Hands” charity for single moms.  Finally, our best SUPPLEMENTS AND SUPPLIES WILL BE DISCOUNTED all week long!
 Get 20% off your favorite supplements and supplies:
MONDAY: Biofreeze – $12 (regularly $15)
TUESDAY: ArthroGeniX vitamins – $28 (regularly $35)
PurEFA vitamins – $28 (regularly $35)
THURSDAY: Foam Rolls – $20 (regularly $25)
Back Vitalizers – $48 (regularly $60)
BACK TO LIFE CHIROPRACTIC 
16429 N. Tatum Blvd, Suite #200
Phoenix, AZ 85032
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! AND TELL A FRIEND!
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