January 2024

January 1, 2024

 

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Enjoy the benefits of chiropractic – the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world. 

 

More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs and dangerous medical treatments.

 

More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways of achieving and maintaining health.

 

Are you tired of taking drugs and the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be.

 

This Issue’s Table of Contents

  • Why Should You Return to See a Chiropractor?

  • Chiropractic Care for Menstrual Cramps: A Natural Remedy

  • Did you know?

  • The Merits of Nutritional Supplements in Conjunction with Chiropractic Care

  • Traditional Eating: Organic Foods in the Winter Months

  • Researching Chiropractic

  • Success Story

  • Humor

  • References

 

HORNING CHIROPRACTIC CENTER, P.A., 137-D GAITHER DRIVE, MT. LAUREL, NJ 08054

 

Why Should You Return to See a Chiropractor?

 

The importance of maintaining optimal spinal health cannot be overstated. Many individuals experience immediate relief after their initial chiropractic session, but it's essential to recognize that consistent chiropractic care offers long-term benefits that go beyond momentary comfort.

 

Regular chiropractic adjustments can help in preventing future injuries. Just as we exercise to keep our muscles robust and engage in activities promoting cardiovascular health, ensuring our spine is in its best condition is equally vital. Chiropractors emphasize the proactive maintenance of spinal health, which can prevent the onset of issues before they become more pronounced and difficult to correct.

 

Moreover, consistent chiropractic visits can improve posture, especially for individuals who spend extended periods sitting or engaging in repetitive tasks. Poor posture not only affects our appearance but also leads to an array of health issues, such as back pain, neck pain, and decreased lung capacity. Regular adjustments can help realign the spine and promote better postural habits.

 

Another noteworthy benefit is the enhancement of the body's overall function. The nervous system is the primary communicator within our body, and any misalignment can hinder this communication, leading to decreased bodily function. Chiropractic care ensures that the spine, which houses the nervous system, functions optimally, ensuring the entire body operates at its peak.

 

Furthermore, a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care can boost the immune system, which is crucial for fighting illnesses and infections (1).

 

While immediate relief from pain or discomfort following a chiropractic adjustment is undoubtedly beneficial, the long-term advantages make regular visits invaluable. Whether you're aiming to prevent future injuries, improve your posture, enhance your body's overall functionality, or boost your immune system, returning to see a chiropractor is a decision that can significantly improve your quality of life.

 

Chiropractic Care for Menstrual Cramps: A Natural Remedy

 

Menstrual cramps, medically termed dysmenorrhea, is a condition experienced by many women around the world. These painful sensations in the lower abdomen or pelvis are often accompanied by aches in the lower back and thighs, affecting the daily life and well-being of countless individuals. While over-the-counter medications can provide some relief, an increasing

number of women are turning to alternative therapies, like chiropractic care, for a holistic approach to their discomfort.

 

Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine's structure and the body's function, regulated by the nervous system. A misaligned spine can interfere with this connection, potentially leading to various health concerns, including menstrual discomfort. A chiropractor's primary objective is to correct these misalignments, known as subluxations, through spinal adjustments.

 

There are several ways in which chiropractic care can benefit those suffering from menstrual cramps:

 

Improved Nervous System Function: The spine houses the spinal cord, a crucial part of the central nervous system. By realigning the spine, chiropractors can enhance nerve function, ensuring that every body part, including the reproductive system, works optimally.

 

Enhanced Pelvic Alignment: A misaligned pelvis can exacerbate menstrual pain. Chiropractic adjustments aim to correct any misalignment in the pelvis, which can alleviate tension and pain during menstruation.

 

Reduced Muscle Tension: Chiropractic care often incorporates soft tissue techniques and stretches, which can relieve muscle tightness in the lower back and abdomen associated with menstrual cramps.

 

Research indicates a positive correlation between chiropractic care and reduced menstrual discomfort. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that many patients experienced relief from dysmenorrhea after spinal adjustments (2).

 

Chiropractic care can serve as a safe, natural, and effective alternative to traditional medications, offering relief to many who suffer from the recurring pain of menstrual cramps.

 

Did you know?

 

New Year Resolutions, a tradition as cherished as the New Year's Eve countdown, have roots stretching back to ancient times like a historical vine winding its way through the centuries. Picture this: it's 4,000 years ago, and in Babylon, folks are making promises to the gods, hoping they'll earn good favors for the coming year. Fast forward to the Romans under Julius Caesar, where Janus, the two-faced god who looked backward and forward, became the poster deity for resolutions. People would offer sacrifices and make promises of good conduct for the year ahead. This ancient practice has since evolved into our modern tradition, where we pledge to hit the gym more often or finally learn how to cook something more complicated than instant noodles. 

 

So next time you're scribbling down your New Year's resolutions, remember you’re part of a millennia-old practice—no pressure, but Julius Caesar might be watching!

 

The Merits of Nutritional Supplements in Conjunction with Chiropractic Care

 

Chiropractic care has traditionally been associated with spinal. However, as holistic health paradigms gain traction, integrating nutritional supplements and herbs with chiropractic care is garnering attention in integrative healthcare. Blending these therapies offers several critical advantages for patients seeking comprehensive well-being.

 

Enhanced Recovery: As you know Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine's structure and the body's function, regulated by the nervous system. When combined with specific nutritional supplements, recovery can be expedited. For instance, omega-3 fatty acids, known for their anti-inflammatory properties, can help reduce inflammation post-adjustment. Likewise, magnesium supplements can aid muscle relaxation and reduce the potential for muscle spasms following a chiropractic session.

 

Synergistic Health Benefits: Certain herbs and supplements can work in tandem with chiropractic care to provide amplified health outcomes. Turmeric's active ingredient, curcumin, is renowned for its anti-inflammatory effects. The combined effect can significantly diminish pain and promote mobility when paired with chiropractic adjustments that realign the spine and reduce nerve impingements.

 

Holistic Wellness: The human body operates as an interconnected system. While chiropractic care addresses structural and neuromuscular aspects, nutritional supplements and herbs can support the body's biochemistry, ensuring optimal internal health. For example, supplements like vitamin D can support bone health, making the skeletal system more responsive and resilient to chiropractic adjustments.

 

Personalized Care: Chiropractors who incorporate nutritional guidance into their practice are better positioned to offer tailored recommendations based on individual health needs. Whether a patient requires immune support, anti-inflammatory agents, or adaptogenic herbs to manage stress, a combined approach allows for a more personalized care regimen.

 

Prevention is Paramount: Regular chiropractic care combined with a strategic intake of nutritional supplements and herbs can act as a preventive measure. This proactive approach can prevent common issues like recurrent pain, joint degeneration, or systemic inflammation, ensuring long-term health and vitality.

 

Chiropractic care offers substantial benefits on its own, and its combination with nutritional supplements and herbs can elevate the healing process, creating a comprehensive, integrated, and personalized health experience for patients. Individuals need to consult with healthcare professionals before starting any new supplement or herb to ensure safety and appropriateness for their unique health profile.

 

Traditional Eating: Eat Organic Foods in the Winter Months.

 

Organic food has become increasingly popular recently, with many people choosing it for its health benefits and environmental sustainability. Particularly during the winter months, incorporating organic foods into one's diet can have numerous advantages.

 

Organic foods are known for their higher nutritional value. Studies have shown that organic fruits and vegetables tend to have higher levels of certain nutrients, including antioxidants, compared to their conventionally grown counterparts (3). During winter, when the body's immune system often needs extra support to combat colds and flu, these additional nutrients can be particularly beneficial.

 

Another merit of eating organic food in winter is the reduced exposure to pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. These chemicals, commonly used in conventional agriculture, can have various adverse health impacts. By choosing organic, individuals reduce their intake of these potentially harmful substances. This is especially important in the colder months when the body might already be dealing with additional stress due to the harsher climate.

 

Moreover, eating seasonal and local organic produce can help reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transport. During winter, this means focusing on root vegetables, winter squashes, and hardy greens, which are typically available from local sources. This not only ensures freshness but also supports local economies.

 

Consuming organic food during winter offers several benefits, including higher nutritional content, reduced exposure to harmful chemicals, support for sustainable farming practices, and a lower carbon footprint. As awareness of these advantages grows, more people will likely turn to organic food options, particularly during the challenging winter season.

 

Researching Chiropractic

 

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond positively to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, reliant on medication and drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? 

 

Probably most of them.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that affects a 28-year-old woman. It is classified as a disorder with an unknown cause and is considered to be incurable. Apart from RA, she also experienced symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, dizziness, pain in the toes, and occasional double vision. To manage her symptoms, she was taking 500mg of Naproxen™ multiple times a day and using moist heat on the affected joint.

 

After receiving care for 12 weeks, she no longer needed to take the prescription medications methotrexate™ or naproxen™ for her joint pain. Her symptoms of fatigue, swollen and painful joints, difficulty sleeping, headaches, dizziness, blurred or double vision, chest pain, frequent colds or flu, and digestive problems had significantly decreased.

 

At the time of this case study, she continues to receive care for her condition. (4)

 

A woman who is 58 years old is dealing with Parkinson's disease. She experiences tremors in her right hand at rest, weakness in her right arm, and sluggish body movements. The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease was made one year before she started chiropractic care.

 

Over the course of one year of care, she has seen significant improvements. Her muscle strength has increased, her range of motion in her neck has improved, and her neck and upper back muscles have become more relaxed. She has also noticed improvements in her resting tremors, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and weakness in her right arm. As a result, she has resumed daily walks for exercise. (5)

 

Success Story

 

Neck and Back Pain

Dr Horning is one of the best. He helped my husband with his pain caused from back and neck issues. He truly cares about his patients, even met us on a holiday when my husband was in acute stages of pain. Donna B.

Humor

 

Why did the calendar file a lawsuit on New Year's Eve?

Because its days were numbered!

 

Why should you put your new calendar in the freezer?

To start the new year in a cool way!

 

What's a cow's favorite holiday?

Moo Year's Eve!

 

Why was the computer cold on New Year's Eve?

Because it left its Windows open!

 

References

  1. Teodorczyk-Injeyan, J. A., Injeyan, H. S., & Ruegg, R. (2006). Spinal manipulative therapy reduces inflammatory cytokines but not substance P production in normal subjects. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 29(1), 14-21  

  2. Kokjohn, K., Schmid, D. M., Triano, J. J., & Brennan, P. C. (1992). The effect of spinal manipulation on pain and prostaglandin levels in women with primary dysmenorrhea. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 15(5), 279-285 

  3. Barański, M., et al. (2014). Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. British Journal of Nutrition, 112(5), 794-811 

  4. Brown D, Korten J. Improvement Following Subluxation-Based Corrective Chiropractic Care in a 28-Year-Old Female Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Study & Review of Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Volume 2023. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 24, 2023 ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 141-149

  5. Coutinho K, Shuford M. Improved Health Outcomes in a 58-Year-Old Female Patient with Parkinson’s Disease Following Chiropractic Management Utilizing Diversified Technique: A Case Study & Review of the Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Volume 2023 Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 2, 2023 ~ Vol. 2023 ~ Pp. 130-140..