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17
Nov
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Chiropractic and Strokes

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Recently, a 34-year-old model, Katie May, died as a result of a stroke. She had taken a nasty fall the week before and went to the chiropractor thinking she had a pinched nerve. The Los Angeles County Coroner said she died because of "an injury sustained during a neck manipulation by the chiropractor." It appears the carotid artery dissected (split apart) and then formed the clot, blocking the blood to her head and causing a stroke and later death.

Our hearts go out to her family, friends and daughter that she left behind. We are always on the lookout for our patients who should not have the "cracking type" of manipulation to their neck. We have other low force techniques that do not twist the neck at all if we suspect you are high risk for stroke. If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or a history of stroke or Transient Ischemic Attacks (mini stroke called TIA) we will not rotate your neck for manipulation.

We are proud to say that we have practiced chiropractic care safely for 29 years.

02
Jan
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Chiropractic Does Not Increase Risk of Stroke

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A new study finds there is no evidence of excess risk of stroke following chiropractic spinal manipulation, according to a February 2008 report in the journal Spine. The study notes that patients are no more likely to suffer a stroke following chiropractic treatment than they would after visiting their family doctor's office.

02
Jan
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Chiropractic for Veterans

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Question: I am a veteran and have benefited from chiropractic care for many years, but my insurance has always paid for it. I heard that the Veterans Administration now covers chiropractic. Is this true?

Answer: Yes! In January, 2002 President Bush signed into law (Public Law 107-135) establishing a permanent chiropractic benefit within the VA health care system. This law authorized hiring doctors of chiropractic to treat veterans. The Chiropractic Advisory Committee has been formed to help implement chiropractors into this vast system. 4,000 veterans have sought chiropractic care just since last year.

02
Jan
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Chiropractic Keeps You Running

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I had the opportunity to speak at the ORRRC meeting in November, 2004. I explained how a chiropractor can keep you running by always looking for balance in your structure. When I examine someone, I literally look at them from the feet right up to the head. Posture is extremely important and can affect how well you are able to run, as well as the injuries you might sustain. If you have one-sided pain, such as in one hip, one side of your back or one knee, you may be out of balance and trying to compensate for structural imbalances.

02
Jan
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Chiropractic Overview

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Chiropractic is based on the nervous system. The nervous system controls everything in our body. It transmits feelings, gives us muscle strength and operates our organs, such as digesting food. The spine houses and protects the nervous system. If the spine is out of alignment, we call this a subluxation. That means the vertebra or bone in your back may be twisted or locked in position, causing irritation to the nerves and joints. We have multiple means of working on this type of condition. For some of our patients, this involves forceful manipulation. Other patients require more gentle, non-forceful adjustments to the spine. We determine what is best for you and tailor our treatment to your needs.

02
Jan
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Cracking Joints Does Not Cause Arthritis

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Question: I am afraid that I will get arthritis in my spine when my chiropractor cracks my back. After all, doesn't cracking your knuckles give you arthritis?

Answer: There is no evidence that cracking your back or knuckles causes arthritis. In fact, a new study shows it may actually help prevent arthritis and loss of flexibility.

02
Jan
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My Headache is Gone!

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Question: I went to my chiropractor because of neck pain and she got rid of my daily headache. I haven't had one for months! How was she able to do that?

Answer: It sounds like you had a tension-type of headache. These usually arise in the neck and can radiate up into the head, forehead and eyes.

Chiropractic care is very effective for these types of headaches. Let me explain.

02
Jan
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Natural Approach to Treating Ear Infections

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Question: My two year old has repeated ear infections and now the doctor wants her to have ear tubes. I have heard a chiropractor can treat this. Is that true?

Answer: Yes, chiropractors are able to treat ear infections. As you know, these can be extremely painful for your child and it is the most common illness affecting babies and young children.

02
Jan
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Treating Osteoarthritis

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Question: My family doctor told me I have osteoarthritis in my back and neck. What exactly is arthritis? Can a chiropractor treat it?

Answer: Arthritis simply means joint inflammation. There are over 100 different diseases that affect the joints. For example, rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that affects multiple joints throughout the body in which the body attacks itself.