Bring your child in for a back to school check-up!

 

 

  • Chiropractic adjustments help your child to focus better.
  • Chiropractic adjustments keep the immune system up.
  • Chiropractic adjustments help your child have better balance, especially when they are involved in sports.
  • I’ll do a scoliosis check while they are here.
  • We will talk about the proper way to carry a backpack, so bring their backpack in with you.
  • Most kids have bumps and falls during the summer that can cause spinal misalignment.

Top 7 reasons to bring in your baby or child for adjustments

  • 65% of neurological development (development of the brain and nervous system) occurs during your child’s first year. This is why it is so important to make sure their spine is balanced and unobstructed.
  • 90% of of babies (in a recent study by Viola Frymann involving 1500 babies) had some strain patterns in the cranial mechanism. This means that these babies all had some sort of observable trauma to the head and neck region.
  • Infants can not tell us when they are experiencing pain. Instead we have to watch for secondary conditions, or clues. Some of these clues include colic, digestive disorders, sleeping difficulty, ear infections, low immune system, neurological impairment, trouble breathing, reflux.
  • Kids who receive contsent chiropractic care have fewer ear infections.
  • Kids who receive consistent chiropractic care have fewer allergies.
  • Kids who receive consistent chiropractic care have fewer cases of tonsillitis and asthma.
  • The health of children under chiropractic care was demonstrably superior to the children who had not received it. (A study, published in the Chiropractic Research Journal comparing 400 children).

What is the difference between electrical stim, ultrasound, and laser?

One question that I get almost daily is, “What’s the difference between electrical stim, ultrasound, and laser therapy? If I go to the physical therapist they do electrical stim and ultrasound on my back or my legs. Why don’t you use electrical stim and ultrasound?”
The answer is simple: Laser heals faster!
Twenty two years ago when I first opened my practice, I was thrilled to purchase a machine that did many varieties of electrical stim and ultrasound. For more than ten years, I used electrical stim and ultrasound on my patients with good results. Then in 2002, an amazing, new technology called Class IV Laser therapy was allowed into the US. Many other countries had been using Class IV Laser therapy with incredible results! It was literally, the latest technology in healing therapies! Of course, I had to have one! In May of 2008, I was finally able to purchase a Class IV Laser. The results I saw using the laser on my patients left the electrical stim and ultrasound results behind in its dust! I saw swelling disappear before my eyes! I saw people heal from injuries 4 times faster than they ever did with stim and ultrasound! I think I still have the stim/ultrasound machine around here… somewhere, maybe in the storage room…
So here’s the technical difference between therapies:
Electrical stim sends selected current into the muscles, causing them to contract at a certain frequency. This causes the muscles to fatigue and let go of muscle spasms. It also stimulates a fresh supply of blood to come rushing into the area, nourishing the area so it can heal.
Ultrasound sends sound waves into the body at a frequency that heats the tissue, relieving pain and muscle spasms. It gives a deep heat that increases blood flow and stimulates healing. It does not reduce inflammation.
Laser therapy works on a cellular level. Laser light is received by the chromophore of every cell that it passes through (and it passes through a lot of cells, inches into the body!). With the captured laser energy, each cell makes ATP, which is cell energy. The increased ATP causes each cell to heal up to 200 times faster than it would on its own! The laser also creates nitric oxide in the tissues, which is a natural anti-inflammatory. The result is instant reduction of swelling, allowing the body to heal faster and reducing pain quickly.
So now you can see why I can’t find my stim/ultrasound machine.

Stay healthy! Get Adjusted!
Dr. “Rocky” Stone

Why do my feet prickle when I sit on them too long?

“Why do my feet prickle when I sit on them too long?”

That moment when you try to get up from the floor where you’ve been sitting on your legs for 20 minutes…

They feel like clubs, or someone else’s feet!  …and then it begins… the prickling!  It is not funny, but we laugh to keep from crying!

Eventually, the prickling stops and you can walk again, thankfully!  What caused that?  Some say it was because you cut off the blood supply for too long.  In reality, blood does not have feelings!  So it isn’t the blood supply.

It is actually the fact that you pinched the nerves that send messages to your feet.  When you unfloded your body, the nerves began to wake up and pain is the first sensation.

It’s the same thing that happens to segments of your spine when something (like a bone or a swollen tissue) is leaning on a nerve!  And that’s where I come in.  I move bones and stuff off of the nerves so they can wake up.  Sometimes, when they have been asleep too long, there will be that first sensation of pain.  But then the healing begins and the pain goes away.

The weird thing is, like sitting on your feet, you don’t know that something is asleep until the pinched nerve is un-pinched.  That is why I recommend that my patients get adjusted regularly, even when they are not in pain.

 

Stay Healthy!

Get Adjusted!

Dr. “Rocky” Stone

Why don’t you get sick?

Why Don’t You Get Sick?

The average person will catch between 2-6 colds during the year. So often I hear people ask, “why don’t you get sick?  What are you doing differently?”

My perspective is that we are all exposed to the sicknesses, and we may all “catch” the sickness, but some of us may express symptoms very subtly.  For example, when you get up in the morning and your nose is a little clogged or you need to clear your throat an bit…yep!  That was your cold. It just didn’t last very long!  The reason some people do not  get a full blown cold is because they are well adjusted, they supplement their nutrition, they cut out the junk food, in other words -they have a strong immune system!

Get adjusted today!

Stay healthy!

Dr. Stone

 

The Perils of Yard Work…

The Perils of Yard Work…

It’s spring!  The yard is calling…

Getting outside in the sunshine and working the earth can be very therapeutic for the mind, body, and soul.  However, sometimes the project is bigger than our bodies are prepared for.  When that happens, we really feel it the next day!  Remember to stay hydrated while you are working.  Change positions during the project to avoid tomorrow’s pain.  When you feel yourself stiffening up, stretch – slow, patient stretching can do a lot of good for your muscles.  If the stretching doesn’t do it, or if there is a “catch” or a “zinger”, come and see me.  Getting the joints of the body adjusted can allow the body to heal much faster.  If the ensuing problem is keeping you from doing your day job, we can always add a therapy to make the healing happen much faster!  Class IV laser therapy causes the cells to heal twice as fast as normal, introduces natural anti-inflammatory agents into the cells, and reduces pain.  Spinal decompression therapy can help reduce the nerve and muscle pain associated with disc impingements or injuries.  Simple things like sciatic pain and neck pain that goes into your arm can be improved with decompression therapy.  Also, remember to supplement your body with the natural building blocks that it needs.  Your body will thank you if you give it an herbal anti-inflammatory instead of an NSAID.

Why do I need to be adjusted if I am not hurting?

Why do I need to be adjusted if I am not hurting?

This is the question I welcome the most!  It gives me the opportunity to explain the basic principles of chiropractic care!  Here are a few of my most favorite reasons to get adjusted, even when there’s no pain present:

It keeps the joints lubricated and moving properly.  Lubricated joints keep the cartilage tissue healthy in the joint complex.  In other words, your joints won’t wear out as fast!

It stimulates the nervous system which, in turn stimulates the muscles and organs of the body.  Every cell in your body is innervated by the nerves that come out of your spine.  It only takes the weight of a nickel on a nerve to reduce function of the organs and muscles they go to.

It stimulates your immune system to fight off all the viruses and bacteria we are constantly exposed to every day.

It stimulates endorphin and encephalin release.  These are natural pain relievers.  They stimulate happy feelings and give you energy.  Endorphins are very important in helping your body to avoid auto-immune diseases.

It realigns your proprioceptive receptors so you can perform better.  Proprioception is the sense of relative position – knowing where your body parts are in space and time.  In other words, you have better balance and coordination in sporting events or performances.

Where do I go first?

Last month, an article was published by the American College of Physicians that backs up one of the things I’ve been telling patients for 22 years.  It is the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions, “Where do I go first when I have low back pain?”  You may read the article in it’s entirety  http://annals.org/aim/article/2603228/noninvasive-treatments-acute-subacute-chronic -low-back-pain-clinical-practice

 

So here is my answer to that question:

  • Begin with stretching
  • Next, come in to see me for an adjustment
  • Add targeted treatments such as:
    • Class IV laser
    • Decompression therapy
    • Acupuncture
    • Biopuncture
    • Exercise
    • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
    • massage
  • Reduce inflammation in the body:
    • Supplement with L-Arginine
    • Supplement with Omega -3′s
    • Cut out Sugar
    • Change your fats to healthy fats
  • If these therapies fail, add NSAID’S
  • Prescription drugs
  • Last resort: Surgery

 

Get adjusted today!

Stay healthy!

Dr. Stone

Health and Happiness, the Physical Link

There is a strong link between the health of our bodies and our ability to feel joy and happiness.  The very elements that we need to physically feel uplifted are manufactured in our gut, not our brain.  Therefore, if we are having a bout of depression, we should look first to the health of our gut.  Medications, chemicals, and toxins can rid our bodies of the necessary building blocks for making serotonin and dopamine, both critical for being able to feel  happy.

 

The most important things you can do to provide your body with the building blocks to make serotonin and dopamine are:

  • Take probiotics
  • Supplement your diet with coconut oil and omega 3′s
  • Put yourself on an anti-inflammatory diet.  I can help you with that.
  • Get adjusted!  The adjustment keeps the mind and body connected!
  • Exercise!
  • There are other supplements that can help.  Check with me for a program specific to your needs.

 

Get adjusted today!

Stay healthy!

Dr. Stone

 

Services

Here are some of the services Dr. Stone offers:

Chiropractic Adjustment

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Laser Therapy

Biopuncture

Acupuncture

Nutritional Counselling

AO Scan

Ultrasonic Body Contouring

Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

 

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