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Spinal InflammationTwo Studies..

Date: August 19, 2019 | Time: 9:06am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

As a chiropractor, I've always considered it my job to help people age gracefully and deal with any health concerns without taking a bunch of drugs. Obviously, this objective is a more holistic view focused on overall health. Unfortunately, due to the branding of the profession through the 70's and 80's the chiropractor became known merely as a lower cost treatment for neck pain, back pain, and headaches. While there's certainly value in this to the person.... <view entire article>

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Date: August 12, 2019 | Time: 11:13am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

You've likely heard by now that sitting is considered the new smoking; meaning that the health detriments of prolonged sitting day in and day out are just as dangerous if not worse than smoking cigarettes. I recently read a report that two hours of continuous sitting will undo the benefits of 20 minutes of exercise. This is just more evidence that we need to get up and get moving and get out of our seats at home and.... <view entire article>

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Date: August 5, 2019 | Time: 11:23am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I had someone come into the office without physical complaints, but rather to be checked to see if something was going on with his nervous system that would keep him from sleeping. He reported to me that he had not slept normally in over a year! This case alerted me to what a big problem insomnia and other sleep disorders are to people and how important it is to have some strategies to get the necessary rest for.... <view entire article>

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Date: July 30, 2019 | Time: 1:05pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I found an article in Brain World titled, "Chronic stress and how it can harm you. In the article, they compared psychological stress to mechanical stress as in engineering. This engineering outlook defines stress as the amount of resistance a material offers to being reshaped and reformed. In other words, a steel beam can handle a certain amount of stress before it collapses under the load and the structure suffers. The authors in this article look.... <view entire article>

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Date: July 23, 2019 | Time: 1:41pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I ran across an article titled, "Routine physicals don't save lives." In a study conducted by the Nordic Cochrane Centre, they looked at 183,000 patients and evaluated the efficacy of their physical exams. The study reported that, "Patients who had regular health check-ups died from cardiovascular disease and cancer at virtually the same rates at those who did not have regular check-ups." They also found that both groups die of all other causes at about the.... <view entire article>

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Date: July 15, 2019 | Time: 7:20am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Last week I discussed the common cause of neck, shoulder, and upper back pain as well as the root of many tension headaches. I referred to this as Upper-Crossed Syndrome and reported that it is most often the result of poor posture generally from prolonged sitting. It turns out that there is a similar phenomenon in the pelvic region known as Lower-Crossed Syndrome and it is a common cause of low back and hip pain and is also.... <view entire article>

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Date: July 8, 2019 | Time: 8:54am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

As a chiropractor, neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain or tension are some of the most common complaints that walk through the doors. While spinal adjustments are usually very effective at providing relief for these symptoms, just like with any health problem, when you go back to the very same lifestyle habits or routines that were the root cause of the problem to begin with, the pain or ailment often returns. When it comes to spinal or muscular.... <view entire article>

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Date: July 1, 2019 | Time: 9:28am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In 2013, the world lost an innovator and visionary in the field of healthcare. Dr. M.T. Morter Jr. devoted his life to learning and teaching the truth of human physiology, spirituality, and the nature of health and disease. He was one of the wisest men I've met, possessed of absolute clarity of thought. He was a man driven by purpose and his purpose was to change the health of mankind worldwide. I first saw Dr. Morter.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 24, 2019 | Time: 9:42am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Remember Pavlov and the dogs he trained to salivate and drool in response to a bell? His work paved the way for the study of learned responses and what's called objective behavior. This research demonstrated that in a very real way we are all trained and our behavior is largely learned. It's very fascinating work, but what I really want to write about is how we train our kids and the behavior we help them learn.We all.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 17, 2019 | Time: 8:14am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the last several years, many people I know have been afflicted with Lyme disease. This disease is has been called the invisible illness because early on, people with Lyme look normal and many times their blood work will return o.k., but internally their body is under attack. Many doctors tend to downplay the incidence of Lyme disease and some believe it doesn't even occur around here. However, after speaking with a doctor out of Indianapolis who.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 10, 2019 | Time: 8:38am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

After teaching Anatomy and Physiology for nearly ten years one concept I've come to own is that the body is very smart and nothing happens accidentally and no part is without its purpose. For this reason, it's always bothered me when body parts are treated as inconsequential and removed without much consideration of the purpose or importance of that part. A recent study has brought new respect to one of these parts - the tonsils and researchers are.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 3, 2019 | Time: 11:53am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In our office, we strive to provide strategies for peoples' health goals in addition to relief of symptoms and physical complaints. What I've seen is that most people haven't developed any formal health goals, but when they consider this for even a few minutes most peoples' intentions and aspirations are the same. Around 80% of those asked state that they'd like to lose weight and begin exercising more. If so many agree that this is what they.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 28, 2019 | Time: 1:05pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

With summer coming into full force, it's an appropriate time to discuss the sun and vitamin D. While the amount is still being debated, it appears that the daily recommended amount of vitamin D has nearly doubled as compared to previously thought. And everyone agrees that the best source of vitamin D is that which is released naturally by the skin in response to safe exposure to the sun. Most people recognize the importance of vitamin D.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 7:34am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Even though they are considered standard procedure for all women over 50 years of age, the use of mammograms are associated with controversy and admitted flaws. The use of low level radiation for early detection of breast cancer is the rationale for routine mammography exams. This rationale seems reasonable since, unlike most cancers, the incidence of breast cancer is down almost 30% since 1990. Nevertheless, breast cancer is still the number one cancer for women. Given.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 13, 2019 | Time: 9:25am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Yoga has long since been known as an effective, safe, and low-force strategy to increase your strength as well as your flexibility. But an article in the Journal of Alternative Therapies posed the question, "Is there more to yoga than exercise?"In the study, they took a group of students with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, split them into two groups and exposed them to two different styles of yoga. The first group did what was called yoga.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 2, 2019 | Time: 12:21pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If you're one of the 25 million Americans who suffer from allergies, you already know that it is now "allergy season"! In my opinion, allergies are yet another one of those things we accept as normal and just deal with. Have you ever questioned why we have allergies? Do you wonder if we should get this type of reaction to grass, flowers, or tree bark? I have, and I decided to do some research to figure.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 29, 2019 | Time: 8:57am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Do you remember in the movie, City Slickers where Billy Crystal's character asks his guide and mentor, Curley what is the secret to life? On his last dying breath the wise cowboy holds up his right index finger and reveals to Billy that the secret is just "One thing." While this response was perplexing to Mr. Crystal, I have found it to be sound advice on a journey to better health and wellness. In some of my.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 22, 2019 | Time: 7:24am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Drinking water is an essential of health. Our bodies are made of about 70% water and nearly every one of the millions of chemical reactions that occur in the body happens in a water medium. The fact is, we need water, but there is a great deal of controversy over the right source. Ideally, we should be getting much of our water from food in the form of raw fruits and vegetables. Since most don't do.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 15, 2019 | Time: 6:01am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

O.K. I don't believe there's anyone out there that is particularly fond of belly fat or as it is often referred to -- the "muffin top." In the past, I've discussed that the excess around the girth starts producing its own hormones including estrogen. In that article, I shared how this abdominal fat is a primary predictor of not only cardiovascular disease, but also of diabetes and cancer. These are 3 of the 4 top killers.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 8, 2019 | Time: 9:14am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I want to put a name to a concept that I've reported on multiple times in the past. In 1993 a term was coined to explain the wear and tear on the body and what happens when our levels of physical, chemical, and emotional stress become greater than our ability to adapt. The term is allostatic load and it explains the physiological consequences to the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system as they become compromised as a.... <view entire article>

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