Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

May 22, 2015

8 Ways To Lower Your Risk Of Cancer

Don’t believe every word, but this is a good article.

We call them Healthy Habits… there are many on this site, if you have questions use the search box to learn more.

In Health, DrD

May 21, 2015

I Was Wrong About the Back Injury Prevention Course

When I developed the Back Injury Prevention Course I declared that it could be taught (and learned) in one hour.

Now we know that it takes 90 minutes.

And given the feedback we’ve had, the participant’s preference for more activities, more practice, and more hands-on assessment, two hours is going to be the new standard.

I thought you should know so you can plan accordingly.

May 20, 2015

The First Breakthrough Chiropractic Visit

When patients present for chiropractic care they almost always have a problem they want our help with. We talk. We examine. We talk some more.

Then we do what we do. And wait for the result.

During all the earlier talking we, both the patient and I, get a sense of how long it will take to get some or all of the results that the patient wants. My job is to (1) help the patient understand their condition (Here is where we insert the whole conversation about them holding on to pain as their “problem” and us trying to educate them that their real problem is what causes their pain, but that’s not what this Post is about – them getting that is the Second Breakthrough:-), and (2) give them reasonable expectations about results, usually relief from pain.

Sometimes it takes a while for the patient to experience enough relief to believe that they have made the right choice in coming here; sometimes they leave before they get to that point (having the expectation that it would happen before it did). But if they stay. If they do what we recommend. If I can do my job well enough. And if their daily life isn’t too hard on them… they always get the results.

Yesterday a new patient – he has been seen only a half dozen times or so – came in. It was that visit where the patient says, “I really am feeling definitely better, and have since my last visit.” It’s a great visit, I wanted to share it with you:-)

At this point I have to reiterate to the patient that they are not really out of the woods: healing has barely begun. Here we enter an entirely new phase of the relationship, if not care. That’s the subject of another Post. This Post is about that Breakthrough visit.

The message to the person considering chiropractic care or those who have tried it and decided it didn’t work for them after a bad experience is: almost always that visit comes within a couple of weeks of care and several visits. It may take that long, it may take longer, but it doesn’t take months (usually). And if you are going to be a big exception to the rule, that should all be obvious to both doctor and patient on day one – and discussed.

May 18, 2015

A Wolf Story Worth Repeating…

Filed under: Be careful who you listen to!, Sustainability — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 1:31 pm

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There is always at least two sides to a story about something as uncooperative as wolves, but this video tells a part of the story you might not hear else where.

Thanks to Charlie Blackburn!

May 15, 2015

Tylenol In The News…Again

And it aint good. Here is the news:http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/Tylenol-acetaminophen-lifespan-premature/2015/04/29/id/641565/

We have talked about Tylenol before, here.

And here is another analysis of the issue.

May 12, 2015

Red Wine And Probiotics

I like this article on red wine and probiotics…

probiotics is one thing that you don’t get with Kangen Water…

But then it is one of the many things you do get with JuicePlus+ products…

May 9, 2015

From Pain To Ping Pong

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A recently new patient was in yesterday. He’s been seen enough times to be out of pain and he is doing the basic spine exercises regularly without problems.

So he asks if he can play tennis…

Here’s the deal. When it doesn’t hurt it’s easy to think it’s Ok. It isn’t. It wasn’t even “Ok” before it started hurting: it was dysfunctional and probably degenerating (It may already have reached the diseased state – think arthritis). Out of pain and doing basic mobility exercises is a very long was from playing tennis and getting away with it. Playing tennis (or Ping Pong) at this point is an invitation to RELAPSE.

So when it isn’t hurting is precisely the time to REHABILITATE. That means gradual progressions in activity and demand stopping at each progression to spend plenty of time so that your body responds all the way and adapts completely to the new demands.

It goes without saying (but I will say it) that a review of your body mechanics (how you move, especially bending, lifting, squatting, and getting up and down off the ground) has already been accomplished by this stage and any corrections made so that you are now “training”  (or re=training) proper movement patterns.

Sure, I know it’s hard to find help with these aspects of your RECOVERY. But if these steps are not taken, you won’t have a recovery. You will have the typical NATURAL HISTORY of back pain that most people have. You don’t want to be typical in this case.

Call if you need assistance: (425) 348-5207.

P.S. – You can use the Search box on this Blog to learn more about each of the terms in CAPS. There are almost a 1,000 Posts here and most are related in one way or another.

DrD

May 8, 2015

Kangen Water To The (Rash) Rescue

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For two to three weeks I had a rash: icing and annoying.

At first I ignored it – it didn’t go away, it was getting worse.

Then it dawned on me that I have the solution sitting on my kitchen counter: Kangen Strong Acid, Strong Alkaline, and Beauty Water.

One application, a splash of Strong Acidic, a splash of Strong Alkaline, finish with Beauty Water – and it was all over. I didn’t even think about it again for two days.

(If you are a chiropractor and wondered if I needed to be adjusted, I already was/am.)

Anyway, I thought that I would share that:-) To learn more about Kangen Water, click Here, or call the office at (425) 348-5207.

Great stuff!

May 5, 2015

Thoreau

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau

Get adjusted.

Eat JuicePlus+.

Drink Kangen Water.

Do Tai chi.

And if you need help with any of that just let me know: 425.348.5207.

May 2, 2015

Tai Chi – Drape The Body

May 1, 2015

Nature, Art & Spirituality Are Good Study Says

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 1:35 pm

File under “Old News”

April 29, 2015

Talking To M.D.s About Chiropractic

Dr. Malic Slosberg presents to 500 eager docs…

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