Medical Costs Got You Down?

We live in a time of great political debate, opinions as heavy as our overweight bodies and tensions as high as our blood pressure. Health care costs are under scrutiny, with some solutions and much disagreement. One thing we can all agree on is that medical costs are too high. It’s not limited to good medical care either – all medical care is expensive,

Chiropractic Care After A Car Accident

When it comes to car accidents, paramedics are often the first health care professionals who attend to your needs. Their job is to assess whether you should be rushed to the hospital for immediate medical treatment or deal with any life-threatening injuries right on the scene. Fractures, concus­sions, lacerations and other potential internal injuries will necessitate your escorted trip to the hospital.

Got neck pain? New study shows chiropractic care works better than painkillers

Painkilling drugs are associated with dangerous side effects, addiction and overdose. And it turns out they are also much less effective than harmless natural treatments. A new study shows that simple remedies like chiropractic treatments and home exercises relieve sub-acute neck pain better than pharmaceutical drugs – and without all the negative side effects.

Dangerous painkillers can (and should) be avoided

It’s estimated that 75 percent of Americans deal with neck pain at some point in their lives.

Kid’s Corner: The Premise of Chiropractic

The basic premise of chiropractic philosophy is: “The power that makes the body heals the body.” There is a vitalistic force constantly at work in all living things, keeping them organized and adapting to the forces in their environment. This life force is the vibration which keeps all life going forward, and holds every cell and particle together.

Kid’s Corner: Kids and Chiropractic

Comparative studies of children raised under chiropractic wellness care vs. those raised under traditional allopathic care showed that chiropractic children were less prone to infections such as otitis media (inner ear infections) and tonsillitis, and that their immune systems were better able to cope with allergens than the medically raised children. The children raised under the chiropractic wellness model used fewer antibiotics and pharmaceuticals overall.

Medicine or Malarkey: Does the R.I.C.E. Method Help Muscle or Other Soft Tissue Injuries?

For as long as we can remember, injuries like sprains, strains and muscle aches were often treated with the R.I.C.E. method — rest, ice, compression and elevation. But, is this the best way to treat these aches and pains? Well, the answer is a bit murky.

In fact, experts are now questioning the R.I.C.E.

Type II Diabetes: Is Prevention Possible?

Each year, World Diabetes Day takes place on Nov. 14 to coincide with the discovery of insulin. The original purpose of this commemorative date was to serve as a “globally celebrated event to increase awareness about diabetes.”

Awareness, however, is no longer a problem.

In the United States alone, more than 34 million people have diabetes–that’s more than the entire population of Texas.

Heart Disease is in Your Future!

The statistics on heart disease in America are frightening.  As a society we have been avoiding the truth that heart disease continues to escalate despite pouring billions of dollars into research, medications, medical testing, and the search for the “cure.”  Heart disease is the leading killer in the U.S. and now claims 910,000 American lives every year.