Whiplash – How to Avoid Injury in an Auto Accident

January 24, 2010

Your headrest, is one of the most important tools to prevent whiplash injury from a car accident. Sadly, over 80% of drivers do not have their head restraints adjusted to the correct position to help reduce whiplash injury from a car crash.

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This article from Sacramento chiropractor Dr. Jeri Anderson at the Whiplash Recovery Center of Sacramento, CA describes how to adjust your headrest for proper position to minimize injury in the case of an accident.

How Important is Your Headrest in an Auto Accident?

Latest Healing Breakthrough Over 4,000 Years Old!

October 19, 2009

The Egyptians used advanced healing techniques over 4,000 years ago to conquer disease without drugs or surgery. Over time, their secrets to long life and good health were lost and forgotten until…

In 1895, a man untrained in medicine, quite by accident rediscovered the wisdom that had been lost in the sands of the desert half a world away. He cured a janitor of deafness by pressing on his spine! At first, it was unclear how this could happen, but…

Scientists knew that the spine sends messages to every cell in our body over a system of nerves. Through endless research they discovered the secret to abundant health that had been lost for thousands of years. Proper spinal alignment takes pressure off the nerves that keep us healthy, and…

While much remains to be discovered about the body and what we can do to be healthy, there is a way to wellness that is becoming more popular daily. People are rediscovering natural ways to activate the bodies amazing inner systems of repair. They are healing themselves without drugs or surgery. Click on carechiropractic.com for more information about how you may qualify for care at a center based on these time honored principles.

Scientific research has shown that the nervous system controls the 11 trillion cells that make up our bodies. Much like a computer network the brain sends information over nerves to tell our organs how to maintain themselves. The nervous system is an information network. It sends micro currents of electricity over the nerves that keep us healthy.

The doctor that cured the deaf janitor over 100 years ago started a revolution in humanities will to be well. He showed the world that we could heal ourselves of serious illness. The real secret to good life and health could be found by studying the relationship between the spine and the life giving nervous system.

The ancients understood good spinal alignment is the key to good health. This is the basis of modern day chiropractic. The Egyptians did not know about the intricacies of the nervous system, but they were getting patients well from terrible diseases thousands of years ago because spinal alignment removes pressure from the nervous system. When the body is in good alignment, messages flow freely over tiny nerves and allow sick cells to be replaced by healthy ones. We heal ourselves best, when there is a free flow of nerve energy from the brain to the various tissues that make up our bodies. Straight spines allow nerves to function normally and keep us healthy.

By: Dr. Visentin, D.C.
Chiropractor in Denver, Colorado

How to Protect Yourself against Whiplash

June 18, 2009

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Almost 3 million Americans each year end up suffering from whiplash due to being involved in an automotive accident. Many will end up with chronic pain as a result of their injury. Whiplash is an injury resulting from the sudden distortion of the neck. The most common cause of whiplash is a car accident.

While our cars feature safety belts to restrain us in the case of an accident, these belts do not guard our necks. Some manufacturers such as Mercedes, Saab and Volvo have designed and begun implementing active head restraints to guard and protect against whiplash. The force of an impact tends to throw our heads forward and then back again, particularly during a rear end collision. This sudden, forceful movement is what can cause whiplash.

In order to better protect yourself against whiplash, there are some precautions you can take. Consider [Read more]

Chiropractic Care Explained

February 20, 2009

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What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. Coming from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand,” the term “Chiropractic” stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body’s inability to become accustomed to its environment.

Chiropractors are doctors that use natural methods to restore and maintain normal movement and function of the muscles, joints, and nerves. The main treatment of a Doctor of Chiropractic is to remove subluxations, which are an impingement of nerves caused by 2 or more vertebrae therefore compromising [Read more]

Proactive Chiropractic Care Can Prevent Serious Injury and Illness

January 5, 2009

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In today’s fast paced society, so many of us glide through life without paying attention to what we eat and drink or how much (or little) we move around. We learn to survive on less and less sleep at night and we are stressed with work obligations and children’s social schedules. Normally we do not slow down until we get sick from being so tired and run down.

Rather than being forced to slow down because of illness or injury, learning how to be proactive with your own health can actually prevent sickness in the first place. This is the philosophy that doctors of chiropractic subscribe to: everything in the body is connected so taking care of the entire body rather than just [Read more]

Chiropractic Marketing – Top 10 Tips

December 27, 2008

How many referrals to you get each week from Google and Yahoo searches?

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Local Business Search Results in Google

If you are not using the web as a new way to attract new patients to your practice, you are missing out on a huge chiropractic marketing opportunity. There are many resources available now to create a presence online that shows up when people search for local services on Google and Yahoo. Any in many cases they can be more effective than the print Yellow Pages at a fraction of the cost.

These tips are based on my experience working with chiropractic clients, but could be used for any small business with a physical office or storefront.

Here is my list of the top 10 things you can do as a chiropractor (or any small business owner) to promote your practice online:

1) Get a website with your own domain name

If you already have your own domain name and a website that you control, great. I only bring this up because many small business owners I talk to don’t have a website or their own [Read more]

New Chiropractic Economics Article – Should You Write A Book?

December 16, 2008

I recently ran across a new article in Chiropractic Economics called “10 Reasons Why You Should Write a Book.”

The author is Billy Sticker, he is a chiropractic marketing consultant who runs the website Chiropractic Marketing University.

In the article he shares tips for chiropractors and talks about how writing a book could be a very effective marketing tool for their practice. He also shares some insight on self-publishing; I didn’t realize that you can self-publish a high quality book for about $2-$3 each and retain all the rights. 

It’s a good read for the chiropractor who is looking at new marketing angles and opportunities. Head on over to read the article here.

What Is Sports Chiropractic?

November 4, 2008

What Is Sports Chiropractic?

By Dr. Ted Omura, DC, QME

“Chiropractic, particularly sports chiropractic, can be of enormous benefit in training and preventing sports-related injuries and improving athletic performance.” – British Chiropractic Sports Council

Sports Chiropractic is a specialty in chiropractic care where the focus is to provide care in the management, rehabilitation and performance optimization of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and bones) for athletes. Doctors of chiropractic identify underlying areas of dysfunction, which prevent athletes from achieving optimal performance.

For the athlete, chiropractic care is great for restoration of the spine to ensure it moves properly; helping to relieve pain; and to reduce inflammation after an injury.  However, many athletes are using chiropractic care as a preventive care to avoid injury in today’s highly competitive world. Whether it is golf, football, or participation in triathlons, chiropractic care is a key proactive ingredient to [Read more]

Obama’s Letter To Chiropractors

November 2, 2008

I recently ran across a couple of letters to the chiropractic community from Barack Obama. I believe they are authentic, since they are linked to from reputable sites like Planet Chiropractic and the American Chiropractic Association. The letters are very favorable to chiropractors, with Obama saying that he considers chiropractic care as “preventative” and in line with the philosophy of his health plan for America.

Here is a direct quote from the letter:

My health plan also prioritizes preventive care, and chiropractors play a significant role in this effort. As we shift our health care delivery system towards a culture of wellness and disease prevention, I believe that chiropractors must play an integral role in expanding access to preventive care and strengthening our public health system.

There is also a letter from Senator John McCain on the ACA website (see link above) that endorses chiropractic care, even if to a lesser extent than Obama does. It seems that chiropractic care will take a larger role in Medicare under both candidates health plans.

This looks like good news for the Chiropractic community, particularly if Obama is our next president.

Thanks to @Chiropractic for pointing these out!

How I Almost Missed The Solution To My Back Injury

November 2, 2008

…This is a brief story of how about how a skeptic (me) visited a chiropractor as a last resort, and became so convinced that I built a business around serving chiropractors…

We should never have watched that video. My friends and I got a hold of a video of the Korean National Tae Kwon Do demonstration team. These guys were absolutely amazing. Breaking boards, flying kicks, and acrobatics of all kinds.

They were the best of the best in a nation where Tae Kwon Do is the national sport. After watching the video, my fellow Tae Kwon Do class mates and I had no choice but to put together our own black belt demonstration team.

The technique that stood out for me was the 540 degree jump spinning kick. In this kick, you have to jump in the air, and then spin around completely once – that’s 360 degrees, and then another 180 degrees, and kick a board and break it with your heel before landing.

The Unexpected Back Injury

It takes a while to get this one right. I must have practiced that kick 400 times over the course of 3 weeks.

I still was surprised when I developed a pain all along my back, like a high tension wire running from the base of my neck all the way down my spine. I’d never had back issues before, and had been training for years so I didn’t make the connection at first.
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