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Chiropractic care is not just about fixing the problem, but also about learning and understanding the kinetics of your body to help prevent its return. Miller Chiropractic Wellness encourages you to be an informed patient to help aid and speed your recovery process.

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Posted by: admin in Articles on February 15th, 2011

     What is it that you want out of life?   Do you have responsibilities to yourself or to your family?  One responsibility, I think we are all agreed upon, is that of keeping yourself and your family in the best possible health.  Unless you are healthy, all other responsibilities are difficult to fulfill.  If your family is not healthy, it may be possible to help them maintain better health through chiropractic care.

    You buy life insurance and that is wise.  You are taking steps to make your family financially secure in case something happens to you.  What steps are you taking to help prevent your family and yourself from becoming sick?  Have you taken out any health assurance?   We are all familiar with sickness and accident  insurance, but what is this thing called “Chiropractic Health Assurance?”

     If you take pride in an automobile, you will take it to your mechanic for regular preventative maintenance for an oil change, tune-up, and rotate the tires.  All of these procedures are designed to get better performance and trouble-free driving assurance from your automobile, a  most valued possession.

     An even more valuable possession is your own body.  Doesn’t it deserve the same preventative maintenance that you give your car?  Chiropractic Health Assurance is maintaining your body to prevent dis-ease and sickness from occurring.  Doesn’t it make more sense to go to a doctor to keep well rather than to have to go because you are sick?  You may go once a year for an annual check-up, but during the check-up, the doctor is looking for active or early signs of disease.  Nothing is being done to prevent disease from occurring.  There is something more you can do to prevent disease!

     The modern Chiropractor, with proper diet and care of the human frame, can offer his patients the only truly effective plan for the prevention of dis-ease.  It has been statistically proven that those people who are under continued chiropratic care, live longer, healthier, and thus, happier lives.

     A periodic examination of the spine is the best kind of Health Assurance.  Call and schedule an appointment today!

Posted by: admin in Articles on November 19th, 2010

Headache is one of the most frequent health complaints.  Chronic, or regularly recurrent headaches, are extremely common.  Eventually, nearly everyone will get a headache, and most headaches are a symptom rather than a condition and an indication that something else is wrong.  Americans consume several tons of pain relievers each year seeking relief from these sometimes life-changing maladies.

Some of the more well-known types of headaches are migraine, cluster, and tension.   A person may have a tension or nervous headache brought on by everyday stress.  Headaches may also occur from eye disorders or vision problems, teeth problems, blood pressure problems, fevers, infections, some medical tests, brain tumors, or from the side effects of drugs.  When spinal vertebrae misalign even slightly causing pain, a headache may occur.  This is known as a vertebral subluxation.

Correcting the cause is the only way to effectively treat headaches.  If your headache is caused by eye problems, eyeglasses may be the answer.  If the cause is a sinus or ear infection, controlling the infection can bring you relief.  If your headache is caused by a “pinched nerve,” examination, diagnosis, and correction of the contributing subluxation by your Doctor of Chiropractic may be the answer.

When you have a headache, seek help from your Doctor of Chiropractic.  Chiropractors are the most qualified health care professionals, because of their training and experience, to analyze and treat vertebral subluxations that are the number one cause  of  “pinched nerves.”  The vertebral subluxation irritates the nerves that are creating interference with the forces that control and coordinate the body.  The spinal adjustment will correct this subluxation and nerve irritation and allow normal flow of nerve impulses to restore function and health.  This allows the body to restore itself to a greater level of health and in the process relieves pain.

Posted by: admin in Articles on November 19th, 2010

The part of the spinal column in the neck is called the Cervical Spine and has seven spinal vertebrae (neck bones).  They are numbered C-1 through C-7.  C-1 holds the head and is called the Atlas.  It gets its name from the Greek god, Atlas, who held the earth on his shoulders.  All mammals have the same number of cervical vetebrae.  It seems amazing that the long-necked giraffe and the smallest rodent have the same number of vertebrae as humans.

The neck vertebrae, when joined together by discs, muscles, tendons and connective tissue, form a tunnel through which the spinal chord travels and is known as the spinal column.  One of the spinal column’s main functions is protecting the spinal cord because severe injury to the spinal cord may cause instant paralysis or death.

Where vertebrae come together there are openings formed called intervertebral foramina.  Spinal nerves leave the spinal cord and exit the spinal column through these openings on their way to their final and specific destinations.  Blood vessels, lymphatic, fat, and connective tissues are also found in the intervertebral foramina.

Where spinal vertebrae misalign even slightly, or their normal mobility altered, sensory and motor nerves can be irritated or even damaged and cause nerve irritation, thus one of the most common contributuing factors in neck pain.  Misalignment also can cause reduced movement of the head, neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, hand, or fingers.

When you have neck pain, delaying proper treatment is dangerous and can result in a major health problem.  Seek a Chiropractor  for examination immediately.  The pain you suffer may be because the cause of the pain has been ignored or not properly treated.

Posted by: admin in Articles on October 8th, 2010

Regardless of where your pain may be, your Chiropractor will probably examine your spine thoroughly to discover if a Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC), also known as a subluxation, is present and adversely affecting nerves that lead to the source of pain. A surprising number of health problems originate in the spine and the nerves that send messages to and from the spinal cord. You may have one or more subluxations. Subluxations may produce interference with normal nerve functions and may cause other physical discomforts. Chiropractors discover subluxations and the interference they may be causing through careful examination and X-ray of the spine. A simplified way to try and understand subluxation is to imagine vertebra producing irritation and/or pressure on nerves, disks, and adjacent tissues.

Every cell in your body is affected by nerve impulses either directly or indirectly from your nervous system. Each of the large nerve cables leaving your spine carries an estimated 300,00 tiny nerves. Is it any wonder that you are a “bundle of nerves” when you have a subluxation in the spine? Each nerve is a lifeline to a specific organ and if a subluxation interferes with the nerve impulses to that organ, the organ may malfunction. Reduce subluxations with chiropractic adjustments and normal function may return to the organ when normal nerve impulses are restored.

Posted by: admin in Articles on August 8th, 2010

Pregnancy is a natural condition and should be not more difficult than any other phase of life. There is no need to believe that backaches, headaches, leg pains, morning sickness, etc., are all normal inconveniences which you must bear at this time. Regular chiropractic adjustments throughout your pregnancy can alleviate much of theses aggravations so you can better enjoy this part of your life.

Your Chiropractor knows that the extra weight you are carrying may cause postural distortions which can result in irritation to your spine. The reduction of these distortions by your Chiropractor can relieve these spinal irritations as well as unnecessary tension. This relief will permit greater relaxation and allow for more restful sleep, so important at this time.

Safety Concerns
Some women are concerned about the safety of chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy. The fact is that regular chiropractic adjustments are completely safe because your Chiropractor is trained to alter the treatment as needed during pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments are not only safe but very important for two reasons. First, they help insure that your pelvic bones are properly aligned, which could result in a quicker, easier delivery with less chance of injury to you and your child. Second, adjustments help provide freedom from irritation of nerves, which could be vital in your child’s healthy, normal development.

Diet and Nutrition
Naturally, your diet is also very important to both you and your baby. All of the elements required to build the baby’s body must come through the mother, who must, in turn, provide these through her own food intake. Without proper nutrition, baby’s needs will be drawn from mother’s resources, leaving her short of her normal daily requirements. Be sure to follow a wholesome diet plan which will provide the necessary vitamins and minerals so important to both of you.

 State of Mind
Your mental attitude during pregnancy should be considered, too. Good common sense tells us that a woman free of pain, at ease and relaxed, conscious that every necessary measure is being taken for the welfare of both herself and her child, will naturally have a better mental attitude than the woman who is suffering. Chiropractic care can help you feel better and have a more cheerful mental attitude.

Common Pregnancy Pains
Low back, hip, and leg problems sometimes occur following the mechanical stress and trauma of the pregnancy and delivery. These symptoms may not go away by themselves. Although chiropractic care can usually correct these after-pregnancy discomforts following delivery, regular chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy will reduce the likelihood of them occurring at all.

So you see, there is no need for you to drag through your term of pregnancy with discomforts, worries, and poor health. Visiting a Doctor of Chiropractic will help assure you as an expectant mother of a happy and healthy pregnancy, and afterwards, too.

Posted by: admin in Articles on August 8th, 2010

Government statistics tell us how dangerous domestic accidents are.  Among the worst are the bathtub injuries.  Those twisted backs and falls, with accompanying slipped discs and misaligned vertebrae, are common to any age group.

Every trauma to the human body is absorbed, to some degree, by the spinal column.  The human body is marvelously endowed with self-healing powers.  It can often adapt and compensate for the abuses done to it, but when interference in the nervous system (the spine) occurs, healing can take place only when the subluxated or misaligned vertebra causing the interference is adjusted back into proper position.  Once the chiropractor makes the adjustment, the body begins to work more efficiently and natural healing can take place.

Posted by: admin in Articles on August 1st, 2010

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes changes to prepare for the birth of her child. There is a natural change within the pelvic structure, along with a change in weight distribution. It is not uncommon for a woman suddenly to find herself troubled by headaches, lower back and circulatory strain and leg pains. These disorders can often be attributed to the strain of pregnancy on the musculoskeletal system.

Along with regular obstetric care, chiropractic care can be used throughout pregnancy to lessen or eliminate these problems. In many instances, chiropractic treatment can lessen the pain of delivery. The doctor of chiropractic can pinpoint specific problems and , through treatment and recommenced exercise, can help make pregnancy more comfortable and relaxed.

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