Chiropractic Care Blog

Pancake Social

   Hannah showing off her skills at the Pancake Social at Discover Chiropractic Austin TX.  Thanks to everyone who made this a fun event!  We probably had close to 100 people stop by for pancakes and chiropractic care!

Referral Card

 

This January

Every patient will receive a referral card from each appointment.

We have cards at our front desk offering a first visit in our office for NO CHARGE.

So our patients can share these cards with family, friends, and strangers!

February Newsletter

 

February 2016

 

“It’s no coincidence that four of the six letters in ‘health’ are ‘heal.'”

-Ed Northstrum

— LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —
Take Care of Your Heart

February is Heart Month, and we’re not just talking about candy hearts! In the United States, heart disease is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths each year. What are some preventative measures you can take to fight heart disease? Simple changes make a huge difference! Take the time over the next few weeks to show your heart some TLC with these steps:

  • Talk to your doctor about ways to control high blood pressure.
  • Add physical activity to your daily routine. This could be as simple as a 15 minute walk around your neighborhood!
  • Make healthy eating swaps, such as cooking with herbs and spices instead of salt.
  • Getting adjusted on a regular basis can impact your heart in more ways than one. It can improve posture, reduce stress levels, and even lower blood pressure! Read more about the benefits of chiropractic for your blood pressure here: http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/news/20070316/chiropractic-cuts-blood-pressure

Stages of Spinal Degeneration

Stages of Spinal Degeneration

Your Spine Degenerates in Stages or Phases.

 

Spinal Degeneration Phase 1

First your spine loses its normal balance. There may be a loss of normal spinal curves. Your nerves may be affected which interferes with the flow of vital life energy. Also your joints, discs, nerves, and posture will be stressed and will age more quickly. Surprisingly, there may be no pain other than occasional minor discomfort. A slight lessening of energy and slight height loss may also be present. Response to spinal care is generally good.

Spinal Degeneration Phase 2

Here there is a much greater degree of decay, disc narrowing, and bone spurs (deformations); postural changes are much worse. This condition is very common (by age 40, 80% of males and 76% of females exhibit moderate disc degeneration). Spinal canal narrowing or stenosis may occur.  More common aches and pains, fatigue, and a diminished ability to cope with stress characterize this phase. Height continues to decrease. With chiropractic care significant improvement is possible.

Spinal Degeneration Phase 3

Here there are more postural imbalances, increased nerve damage, permanent scar tissue, and advanced bone deformation. Physical and/or mental weakness or disability begins. Also found in this phase are permanent loss of height and loss of energy. With care some reversal is possible.

Spinal Degeneration Phase 4

This is the most advanced stage of subluxation degeneration. The postural imbalance is severe and motion is limited. There is severe nerve damage, permanent scar tissue is formed, and the bones may begin to fuse. In this phase we find pain, various degrees of physical or mental disability, and continued loss of energy and height. By now the condition is considered irreversible, although chiropractic may give some symptomatic relief.