October 1, 2022
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More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs and dangerous medical treatments.
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This Issue’s Table of Contents
- Sciatica Pain and Chiropractic
- Chiropractors on Sports Teams
- Questions and Answers
- Traditional Eating
- Researching Chiropractic
- Success Story
Chiropractic and Sciatica Pain
The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. It begins as rootlets in the lumbar (lower back) spine and joins into the large sciatic nerve that travels into the pelvis, thigh, knee, calf, ankle, foot, and toes.
Sciatica pain can be felt at any point along the length of the sciatic nerve and can also radiate to your back. The pain can be intolerable at times, in addition to pain it may also cause numbness, pins and needles, burning, and other sensations. The symptoms can be worse standing, sitting, lying down or walking. It can vary.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica can have a wide variety of causes. A protruded or ruptured disc can irritate the sciatic nerve, as can accidents, injuries, childbirth and even emotional stress. These can cause spinal mis-alignment and nerve irritation (subluxations). Advanced diabetes can also cause sciatic nerve irritation as can arthritis, constipation, tumors and even vitamin deficiencies.
The Medical Approach
Drugs, injections, and surgery are a common medical approach to sciatica. These interventions usually don’t get to the cause and have potential dangers. In many cases strong painkillers being no relief and there is the danger of the patient becoming addicted to the drugs, including opioids. Sometimes bed rest is prescribed but there is no proof it works for sciatica or lower back pain.
The Chiropractic Approach
The chiropractic approach has shown (for decades) to be a safer, gentler, and more effective way to deal with this condition than the medical approach. (1-2)
The chiropractor will analyze the spine and hips, especially the lumbar spine where the nerve roots leave, to locate nerve stress (sometimes referred to as “pinched nerves” but more accurately called “spinal subluxations.”).
Once the subluxations are found the chiropractor will administer a special chiropractic procedure to release the nerve stress (a chiropractic adjustment).
A subluxation causes spinal misalignment, disc and nerve pressure and stresses the entire body. (3)
If You Do Have Sciatica
If you do have sciatica, from whatever cause, a chiropractic adjustment is needed to remove pressure from your nerves, rebalance your spine, take stress off your discs and permit your body’s muscles, glands, and tissues to function in a more balanced manner. All sciatica sufferers should see a Doctor of Chiropractic to ensure their bodies are free of subluxations.
Chiropractors on Sports Teams
What do you and major league sports teams have in common? Chiropractic!
- During football season, chiropractors give roughly 27,000 adjustments to NFL pro players.
- Bowling had the largest percentage (47%+) of athletes who sought chiropractic care at the World Games.
- Chiropractors are on the staff of nearly every professional sports team - baseball, hockey, football, soccer and more. All 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) offer chiropractic care to their players.
- No team athletes: swimmers, tennis players, golf pros and many others wouldn’t think of competing without first visiting their Doctor of Chiropractic.
Some of the benefits
Chiropractic care improves balance, coordination, speed, and strength - all the things an athlete needs to perform at their best. In addition – anyone who has been hurt playing sports knows how valuable a chiropractic adjustment can be – and no other health care professional can do it like a chiropractor can.
That’s why players all over the world demand chiropractic care. And if their teams won’t supply a Doctor of Chiropractic, they go out at their own expense and find one. No drugs, no surgery, no splints, nothing but natural healing, letting the body perform without blockages/subluxations/interference.
It’s especially desirable to see a Doctor of Chiropractic to help alleviate the emotional stress that players have before a big game. As we know sports are mental as well as physical. As Yogi Berra, famous catcher of the NY Yankees once said, “Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical.” Well, you get the idea.
Questions and Answers
Q. What is chiropractic philosophy?
A. All healing arts follow a philosophy. Chiropractic acknowledges that our body has a built-in wisdom call innate (inborn) intelligence that coordinates all the billions upon billions of activities our body performs every second. This wisdom needs clear channels of communication so that every one of your body parts works in harmony with all other body parts. The result is perfect functioning, high immune system function, strength, balance, health, and happiness.
Chiropractic has discovered a blockage preventing your body from proper communication. This blockage is called a subluxation. It is a small distortion that is commonly found in your spine and structural system that causes nerve stress.
Why is this blockage (subluxation) dangerous? The body sends messages over the nerves. A subluxation interferes with nerve function preventing you from communicating to all your parts and prevents functioning at 100%.
Chiropractors locate and correct (remove) subluxations.
A silent or painless subluxation today can cause a lot of noisy pain and dis-ease later.
For that reason, we recommend bringing in your family for weekly or monthly chiropractic checkups and (if needed) adjustments. It’s real health assurance.
A fishy fish
Fish are a good source of many nutrients but there’s good fish and there’s not so good fish Wild caught fish and small fish (sardines, herring) are healthier than farmed fish and large fish. Farmed fish are often fed unnatural diets and larger fish eat lots of small fish so heavy metals are concentrated in their bodies.
A fish to avoid is tilapia. Tilapia (and catfish) are both farmed and are fed corn, vegetable oil and other unnatural foods. Tilapia is found in restaurant fish sandwiches, fish sticks and imitation crab (surimi). It’s cheap, that’s why it’s sold there.
If you wish to lower inflammation tilapia is not the way to go, as it has high levels of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. If you’d like to increase your ratio of omega 3 to omega six tilapia should be avoided and wild caught salmon, cod, trout, sardines, herring, and other non-farmed fish are a superior food.
Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seem to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?
Probably most of them.
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). A 31-year-old woman was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome POTS) by her cardiologist when she was 18. Her symptoms were so bad that she was placed on long term bed rest. She also suffered from chronic neck pain.
A chiropractic examination found multiple vertebral subluxations in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and pelvic regions of her spine.
Her spine was analyzed and adjusted. She had 45 visits over a 26-week period.
The patient reported a decrease in the occurrence and severity of her POTS and a decrease in her neck pain. (4)
Bed-Wetting. A 10-year-old boy suffered from bed-wetting since he was 2 ½
years old. The boy said that he had not experienced more than two consecutive dry nights in a row since he was three. He also had shoulder pain.
The boy’s spine was analyzed and adjusted. After the first adjustment, he experienced three dry nights in a row! This was the longest number of dry nights since the problem began seven years prior.
After 13 more adjustments, he reported only two incidents over a 3-month period. He also experienced a decrease in his shoulder pain after the first adjustment. (5)
Neck pain and dizziness following a yoga accident. A 49-year-old woman had a 1-year history of persistent upper neck pain and discomfort with episodes of intense dizziness began chiropractic care. Her problems began after she fell off a yoga harness. She was not able to move her head very much; she also had muscle spasms and tight muscles throughout her neck.
Immediately after her first adjustment she reported improvement in dizziness and discomfort, improved neck range of motion and improved quality of life. After a few visits her dizziness completely resolved along with her upper neck pain and discomfort. (6)
Allergies, Sinus Infections, Tired, not Sleeping
Finally Feel Great!
I felt horrible before I came to Dr Horning. I was sick all the time; constant allergies, sinus infections and on a lot of medicine all the time. I was tired but not sleeping well. I was doing autoimmune infusions every two weeks and still felt horrible. I was going to an allergist for my sinuses and auto immune system and on antibiotics every two weeks. My body hurt and I realized I was dragging my left foot. I couldn’t lose weight.
Since starting with Dr. Horning, I feel great. I am sleeping better and losing weight. I have not been sick and my immune system is getting stronger every day. I am not dragging my left foot anymore and I find my posture is better and I don’t ache like I used to. I haven’t had to do any infusions, which is great because I hated giving myself needles every two weeks.
Shakespeare in our daily lives
For many English-speakers, the following phrases are familiar enough to be considered common expressions, proverbs, and/or clichés All of them originated with or were popularized by Shakespeare
Time is out of joint (Hamlet)
Out of the jaws of death (Twelfth Night)
Own flesh and blood (Hamlet)
Star-crossed lovers (Romeo and Juliet)
Parting is such sweet sorrow (Romeo and Juliet)
What's past is prologue (The Tempest)
[What] a piece of work [is man] (Hamlet)
Pitched battle (Taming of the Shrew)
A plague on both your houses (Romeo and Juliet)
Play fast and loose (King John)
Pomp and circumstance (Othello)
[A poor] thing, but mine own (As You Like It)
Pound of flesh (The Merchant of Venice)
Primrose path (Hamlet)
Quality of mercy is not strained (The Merchant of Venice)
Salad days (Antony and Cleopatra)
Sea change (The Tempest)
Seen better days (As You Like It? Timon of Athens?)
Send packing (I Henry IV)
How sharper than the serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child (King Lear)
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day (Sonnets)
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- Livingston M. Spinal manipulation: a one-year follow up study. The Canadian Family Physicianˆ. July 1969:35-39.
- Mathews JA et al. Back pain and sciatica: controlled trials of manipulation, traction, sclerosant and epidural injections. British Journal of Rheumatology. 1987; 26:416-423.
- Cox JM, Shreiner S. Chiropractic manipulation in low back pain and sciatica: sciatic data on the diagnosis, treatment, and response of 576 consecutive cases. JMPT. 1982:7:1-11.
- Wilson J, Resolution of Chronic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) & Dysautonomia Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ July 24, 2022 ~ Volume 2022 ~ Pages 91-96
- Egan R., McCormick CL. Resolution of Enuresis in a 10-Year-Old Male Following Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ August 8, 2022 ~ Pages 66-74.
- Bopp OF, Ierano J, Doyle M. Resolution of Cervicogenic Dizziness and Upper Cervical Pain in a 49-Year-Old Female Receiving Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Care: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2022 ~ June 16, 2022 ~ Pages 7-12