Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

March 30, 2017

A Memo On Preventing Back Pain Injury

I sent the following out just now… If you know an employer interested in preventing back injuries, please share it.

 

Greetings,

(You are getting this because either you have already shown an interest in preventing work place back injury, or there is some reason for me to belief that you might be interested.)

Last month the Annuals of Internal Medicine published the newest guidelines for the management of acute, sub-acute, and chronic low back pain (from the American College of Physicians).

You may be interested to know that Tai Chi made the list of recommendations.

Tai Chi has been referred to as “the perfect exercise”, and when researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied it in 2011, Tai Chi became their number one recommendation for Employee Wellness Programs. Researchers at the Harvard Medical School were so impressed that they wrote The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi in 2013.

I mention all of this because the epiphany that I had six years ago that I could help employers measure the risk of, and prevent, back injuries among their employees, was heavily informed by my, then, 15 years of Tai Chi practice. So far, while there has been expressed interest, my efforts to reach out have not resulted in meaningful conversations with those who have both the courage to advocate for a tested solution, and the authority to make a decision. (This is not about everyone doing Tai Chi: It is about measuring risk of back injury and then doing something about it that will measurably reduce that risk.)

My hope is that the growing impact of the problems of back pain injury (both direct costs and indirect costs) and the growing evidence of simple and efficient solutions will someday intersect with your priorities and the priorities of your employers. I would like to help, when/if that time comes.

Dennis Dilday, D.C.

Everett Chiropractic Center

Health – Naturally, through Chiropractic, Fitness & Whole-Food Nutrition

8625 Evergreen Way, #210

Everett, WA 98203

(425) 348-5207

http://www.doctordilday.com

March 29, 2017

You Need to Read This Blog Post by Amy Moser

Filed under: General Health & Wellness, Wellness care — Tags: — doctordilday @ 1:11 pm

https://mountainsandmustardseedssite.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/this-antibiotic-will-ruin-you/

Really, you do. (http://www.snopes.com/fluoroquinolone-antibiotics-tendon-damage/)

DrD

March 28, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Drape the Body & Kick (Othmar)

Filed under: Exercise, Tai Chi Chuan — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 4:13 pm

March 26, 2017

Dr. Weil on Tai Chi: File Under: Not News But Nice To Know That He Is On Board

https://www.drweil.com/blog/health-tips/stress-management-tai-chi-for-balance/

 

For Tai Chi Students: Inspiration

http://taichivideos.org/90-year-old-performs-tai-chi-chuan/

 

 

March 25, 2017

Cell Phone Risk: I have mentioned this before: New Developments

Filed under: General Health & Wellness, Wellness care — doctordilday @ 9:02 am

http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2017/03/california-cautions-cell-phone-users-keep-your-distance?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=201703news&utm_medium=email

 

What to do about it

Here is the before: https://doctordilday.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/cell-phone-radiation-your-health-the-r2l/

March 13, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Part the Wild Horses Mane (Othmar)

Filed under: Tai Chi Chuan, General Health & Wellness, Exercise — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 3:31 pm

Asian Women

In the past few weeks I have needed to make trips to Lynnwood to the Enagic headquarters.

Each time, in fact as I thought about it almost every time I have ever gone there, I noticed well dressed asian women coming and going from the place. They are always getting into or out of new looking, high-dollar, vehicles. They are usually with friends. And they are always happy.

I don’t know whether they have husbands who work at high level jobs in Boeing, or blow leaves off of side walks – they may not have husbands at all. It doesn’t matter. It is great to see people who do the math.

Enagic is a Japanese company. It is about water. And it is about health promotion at the deepest levels.”Change your water, change your life,” is their motto.

So it is a perfect fit. I think that is very cool!

P.S. – Our next Kangen Water demonstration is March 25th at 2 p.m. If you would like to learn more about it, give us a call.

March 10, 2017

Another Health Care Professional Who Doesn’t Know How to Bend Over

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March 8, 2017

Research: Obese -> Cancer (11)

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 2:10 pm

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876410?src=wnl_mdplsnews_170303_mscpedit_wir&uac=254030MJ&impID=1301415&faf=1

March 7, 2017

“It makes a horrible sound.”

When I am in a store, I always notice when parents/guardians are or are not paying attention to the small ones in their carts. To me it is usually scary: the parents are distracted with shopping; the kids are precariously perched on the very edge of the cart – with reflexes appropriate to their age. It is a disaster waiting to happen.

But, I haven’t actually seen any kids fall and hit the ground. A few times I have taken some sort of action and may have prevented a fall but, as with much in the way of prevention, there isn’t much focus on what doesn’t happen.

Today, I asked the gal at the check stand if kids do fall out of carts very often. She said that it does not happen too often but, when it does, “It makes a horrible sound.”

I am not a parent so I have to be careful. But it seems to me that the adults should be able to out smart a child, one way or the other. Here in the office I tell the kids that there is a treat for them on the way outif they are good. Several have tested me, and left without the samples of JuicePlus+ Chewables that their siblings/the other kids got. That only happens one time.

Whatever excuse a parent gives for not paying attention to the kid in the cart, it won’t balance the damage that could be done to the child if they fall out onto that tile floor and land on their head or face. Small lives matter.

Safety matters. Prevention pays!

 

March 6, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Footwork & Rolling Thunder Fist

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