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Dear Patients and Friends,

Your spinal column participates in all major movements of the body–reaching, stooping, and bending (whether to one side, backward, or forward).  Even in movements of the arms and legs the spinal column is involved in aiding the muscles attached to the spinal column that move them.   It is also a great body balancing mechanism as it bends when you bend and permits the pelvis to shift in maintaining body balance and can sometimes be distorted by your daily work habits.  It shares the shock of all great impacts to the body, whether at work or play, in collisions, falls or other accidents.  When you give consideration to these facts and to the fact that spinal nerves are affected by vertebral misalignments and because they influence the health of all body organs, the importance of chiropractic examinations becomes obvious because of the health risk of neglecting these examinations.

The chiropractor examines the spinal column and finds which of the spinal vertebrae are out of place, and by a system of skilled adjustments, puts them back in proper alignment again.  With this accomplished, nature does the real work of healing.

It is important that you and all your family have regular chiropractic checkups.  By doing this, spinal problems can be detected in the early stages and corrected, allowing the free flow of nerve energy to keep you in maximum health.

Yours for better health naturally,

Dr. William A. Miller

Chiropractic and Good Health–A Winning Combination!

Migraine Headaches

     Headaches are one of the most common health problems around.  They can be so-called nervous headaches, sinus headaches, eye-strain headaches, indigestion headaches, or the very severe migraine headaches.

     A good night’s sleep might cure some of them, but the migraine headache is an entirely different matter.  It can be characterized by:  severe pain, usually to one side of the head, distorted vision, nausea, complete disability during an attack, and an inability to withstand light or even the slightest noise.  If these symptoms have been a frequent occurrence in your life, you should go to your chiropractor for a spinal checkup.

     The immediate pain of a migraine headache is caused by a spasm of certain blood vessels of the brain.  This spasm causes a congestion of blood within the blood vessels and thus the typical throbbing migraine pain.  Research and experience by doctors of chiropractic have revealed that interference to the nerves supplying the blood vessels is the cause of blood vessel spasm.  The nerve interference, in turn, is caused by spinal distortion.

     You might not recall any incidents in which your spine received an impact that might have caused displacement of the vertebrae.  Many times these go unnoticed, but they can still cause problems.  Your chiropractor is a specialist in locating and correcting spinal distortion.  By means of gentle manipulation, the offending vertebrae can be restored to their correct position, relieving nerve interference and allowing the nerves to operate normally.

     If you are having problems with headaches of any type, see your chiropractor for relief.

In 2013, Resolve to See Your Chiropractor for Regular Spinal Checkups!

Take Special Care During Cold Weather Exercise

     Exercising outdoors in cold weather can be exhilarating.  There are some special considerations to remember for cold-weather exercise:

  • Don’t overdress.  Exercise raises body temperature significantly and can make you feel 30 degrees warmer.  Wear several thin layers of loose-fitting clothing.
  • Middle layer should be thermal underwear made of a fabric that draws sweat away from your body.
  • Outer jacket should be water and wind resistant.
  • Zippers makes clothes more adaptable for controlling the amount of air you let in or for removing quickly.  Mittens are warmer than gloves. 
  • Headgear is important to prevent heat loss from the top of your head.  Shoes need to be of good traction.
  • Drink fluids before, during and after exercise.  Skip alcohol and caffeine as they are dehydrating.

Have a Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year!

No individuals, including those under our active care, should use the information, resources or tools contained within to self-diagnose or self-treat any health-related condition. Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by the doctor or other licensed health care professional.
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