Chiropractic care has been misunderstood and mischaracterized in some corners almost since its inception. The fact that it is a relatively young practice in the formal sense (slightly more than 100 years have passed since its establishment) might account for some people’s wariness. But they — and you — can rest assured that chiropractic is a sound component of healthcare that provides potent, verifiable benefits.
Due to the pervasive misconceptions, there may have been times when you’ve heard something about chiropractic and couldn’t discern fact from fiction. The same might be true for the topic of spine-related pain in general, the focal point of chiropractic treatment. Michigan-based chiropractor Dr. Christopher Miller (no relation to Dr. Ann Miller) helps to separate truth from fallacy in the following post:
Fact or myth with Dr. Miller
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – When it comes to neck and back pain, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there. Here to help us clear up some of these myths up, we have our expert in neck and back pain relief Dr. Christopher Miller of Total Health Chiropractic.
MYTH #1: Injections are a safe option to relieving neck and back pain.
FACT #1: Injections can eat away bones, that’s why they are only allowed so many times a year. These can also cause infection, only to masks the pain. This issue could actually be getting worse. Read more at Wood TV…
As you’ve read, some myths originate from twisted truths; you need to be keen to identify them. Otherwise, you may end up taking wrong advice, which could be detrimental to your overall well-being.
Another area of chiropractic that endures under a suspicious eye is chiropractic care for children. In fact, some of the most irrational claims about chiropractic exist in relation to pediatric care. The following post takes a closer look at this topic:
Five Myths About Chiropractic Care for Children
Chiropractors who provide care for children — and families — can attest to the many benefits of a healthy spine to a growing child. However, this relatively new area of focus for chiropractic is susceptible to many misconceptions, among the public and the health-care community.
Many of the public perceptions about chiropractic care for children, however, are far from the truth. We explore these misconceptions and spoke to the experts to get the real facts about this thriving chiropractic focus area.
Myth #1 Chiropractic care of children is new.
When some individuals first learn that DCs treat children as well as adults, they may get the wrong idea that chiropractic for kids is new — which is to say untested, experimental and dangerous. Read more at PHS Chiropractic…
Once you understand the full range of benefits provided by chiropractic for patients of all ages, you should consider adding regular chiropractic visits to the general health plan for your entire family, including your children.
Another aspect of chiropractic care that is often mischaracterized is the training and schooling required to become a chiropractor. The following post addresses the top misconceptions people have about the instruction that doctors of chiropractic (D.C.’s) receive:
What Are the Top 5 Educational Myths About Chiropractic Care?
Since its inception, chiropractic has been the subject of many myths. Even now, with a growing body of research proving its effectiveness, the profession is often misunderstood by the general public.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that chiropractic schools don’t deliver the same level of education as medical schools. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Below are five common myths about chiropractic education — and the truth behind them.
Myth #1: Chiropractors aren’t real doctors.
Just like other licensed doctors, chiropractors are legitimate medical professionals. Chiropractic schools grant a doctorate of chiropractic (D.C.), which qualifies graduates to serve as health care providers in every U.S. state as well as dozens of countries around the world. Read more at Ask Palmer Blog…
If a chiropractor you’re considering has completed his or her training and is licensed to practice, you’re in safe hands. Of course, their credentials only establish this one basic fact. Individual skill level, experience, and bedside manner play an enormous role in how satisfied you will be with any respective practitioner.
If you’re looking for a personable, highly skilled chiropractor in the greater Canandaigua area to treat your whole family, Dr. Ann Miller is the clear choice. She can meet your need for outstanding chiropractic care as well as provide professional nutrition guidance for health and weight loss. Call Dr. Miller today at 585-396-0527, or use the contact form on her website and someone from the office will get back with you.
Chiropractic care is a holistic option that helps to ensure your whole body is in good health. However, whenever chiropractic care is mentioned, the first thing most people think of is treating back pain. The truth is that chiropractic care helps with much more than that.
Some headaches, for instance, can be relieved through chiropractic care. The key is to determine the type of headache you are experiencing so you will know if relief through chiropractic care is an option. The following post describes this in more detail:
A really bad tension headache, or any tension headache for that matter usually stems from your neck. When the bones of your spine don’t move how they should and become adhered together or you spend a lot of time craning your neck forward towards a screen, you are bound to get a headache.
When you have what chiropractors refer to as “forward head carriage,” your posture needs to change for you to get rid of your headache. When you are trying to change your posture, the first step is to contract your shoulder blades together gently and pull them downwards toward your belt (away from your ears). Read more at Active Family Chiropractic…
As the post above illustrates, headaches can be caused by poor posture. Chiropractic adjustments can go a long way in helping to sort that out by bringing your body into proper alignment.
Based on this info, you may be thinking that chiropractors can only help with “structural” issues. If so, then you will be surprised to find out that regular chiropractic treatment is beneficial for a wide-ranging number of conditions. Want an example of this? Then check out the following post which describes how colds and flu can be kept at bay through chiropractic care:
Regular chiropractic care can help lessen the impact of colds/flu as well as help you heal faster when you do get sick. Chiropractic care is not a cure for the common cold/flu but regular chiropractic adjustments place your body’s ability to function optimally. When the stress on the nerves are cleared, the body functions at a much higher level. This is the best form of prevention available.
Your body’s ability to function optimally can only happen if you are free of subluxations. Vertebral subluxations are misalignments in the vertebrae of your spine. They prevent proper nerve flow throughout your body and lower your natural resistance. Read more at Dr. Roger Sahoury…
So there you have it, chiropractic care can help boost your immune system. Therefore it can help your body ward off conditions such as cold and flu. When you know these important facts, it makes sense to incorporate chiropractic care into your general wellness plan.
If you are seeking outstanding chiropractic care or nutrition information for health and weight loss, Dr. Ann Miller is ready to meet your needs. Contact her today by phone at 585-396-0527, or through the contact form here on her website.
When it comes to your nutrition, you don’t want to go wrong because you become what you eat. The increasing availability of information has created a lot of awareness among people when it comes to dietary matters. They know, in general, to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid sugar and fats, but the facts become murky when you get any more specific than that. The problem is compounded now that social media provides a platform for more diets to make the rounds than ever before.
The most important thing to keep in mind may be the fact that we are all unique. And for this reason, it’s possible that there can really be no absolute, one-size-fits-all diet. That’s an idea that the following post about eating for your specific blood type explores in greater detail:
Follow Blood Type Diet To Negate Impact Of Dietary Lectins
Type O should avoid wheat, soy and peanuts. Type A should avoid tomato and egg plant. Type B, chicken and soy and Type AB chicken and bell peppers. These foods have lectins specific to blood types, avoiding them provides optimal lectin-blocking nutrition and offers protection against the negative effects of dietary lectins…
Lectins have an effect on bodily systems such as your digestion, joint health, immune system and metabolism. Following an individualized diet such as the Blood Type Diet, the GenoType Diet, or a personalized SWAMI Diet provides optimal lectin-blocking nutrition and offers protection against the negative effects of dietary lectins. Read more at CureJoy…
As you can see, some say diet can be specialized to the point of being blood group specific. If you’re intriqued but wondering how to make this work in your household, the good news is that most families share a blood group, so it might be easier than you think to incorporate this information into your dietary considerations.
Another way to tailor one’s diet may be through a consideration of lifestyle and age. Based on these factors, there are certain foods that will favor some people and not others. For instance, it might be counter-intuitive for a person who does computer entry all day to eat the same as someone who does labor-intensive work with heavy lifting.
With the rigors of the latter individual’s job, a diet that’s high in protein might be the best option. But the former is probably getting enough protein without supplementing, despite what the muscle magazines tell us. The following post takes a closer look at the nutritional impact of a high protein diet and explains who should be on one in the first place:
4 Types Of People Who Should Be On A High-Protein Diet
More than half of Americans are striving to put more protein on their plates, according to a survey by research firm the NPD Group. We’re sprinkling protein powder into yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies and buying snack bars and even pasta with extra grams of the stuff. But do we need to?
For most of us, the answer is no. David Katz, MD, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, believes the protein craze is for the most part just that — another craze, like low-fat in the 1980s and low-carb in the early 2000s. “All the focus on macronutrients has been a massive boondoggle — we cut fat and got fatter and sicker; we cut carbs and got fatter and sicker,” he says. “We need to stop focusing on macronutrients and instead focus on wholesome foods and healthy combinations and let the nutrients take care of themselves.” Read more at Prevention.com…
The nutrition crazes that come and go, as the post describes, are usually not comprehensive. That’s why it can be better to have a unique diet that takes into account your biological make-up and lifestyle.
Another diet buzz that has come up recently is the ketogenic diet. Like all other diets, you need to research the science behind it before hopping on board. The following post takes a comprehensive look at the dietary merits of ketosis:
The Ketogenic Diet:
Does it live up to the hype?
The pros, the cons, and the facts about this not-so-new diet craze.
If you believe the buzz, ketosis — whether via the almost-zero-carb ketogenic diet or via ketone supplements— can curb appetite, enhance performance, and cure nearly any health problem that ails you. Sound too good to be true? It probably is. Read more at Precision Nutrition…
The bottom line to all of this is that you need to know the facts before you implement any diet that comes across your Facebook wall or Twitter feed. In fact, social media isn’t where you should be looking for dietary assistance in the first place. Your best bet is to consult a professional who can help you eat right for you.
Dr. Ann Miller can create a personalized wellness program that will teach you how to eat for life, health and vitality. Your program will be based on your personal and family history, laboratory results and a comprehensive examination. It will include nutritional supplements using food enzymes, herbs, vitamins and minerals.
If you would like to get a detailed nutrition plan for health or weight loss, get in touch with Dr. Miller today by calling 585-396-0527, or book an appointment using the contact form to the right.
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When it comes to your family’s health, you really want the best. And not just for curative purposes. You also want to be sure that each member of your family maintains their good health through the demands of their daily activities. Chiropractic care contributes significantly to the well-being of your loved ones by maintaining or restoring their good health with non-invasive and non-disruptive therapy.
When a new member of the family is on the way, there is always excitement. You want to give them the best that life can offer. While they are still in the womb, you can invest in their well-being by giving the mother the best care possible. Chiropractic treatment can do a lot for mothers during pregnancy for comfort as well as for the baby’s wellness. The following post explains this in greater detail:
In summary, this research cites studies showing that women receiving spinal adjustive care during pregnancy experienced decreased likelihood of having a preterm baby, decreased use of forceps during delivery, decreased probability of meconium-stained amniotic fluid, decreased fluid overload, decreased low back pain, decreased carpal tunnel syndrome, and decreased duration of labor.
These studies indicate that adjusting the lumbar spine, it is possible through viscerosomatic feedback to affect the pelvic viscera and possibly induce uterine contractions. Read more at Baker Chiropractic…
It is significant to discover that chiropractic care as described above will see you through pregnancy and childbirth, making it go smoother for you and your baby.
Chiropractic and Sports
The single greatest concern that parents with children who are active in sports have is the potential for injuries. You’ll at some point be faced with this dilemma and have to decide: “Should I let them or not?” The concern that you will receive a call informing you that your son or daughter has been injured is valid, but life is for living. In the end, most of us usually decide that we can’t let the possible mishaps stop us from enjoying ourselves.
The good news is that chiropractic care can help you and your children avoid injuries in your athletic ventures. The following post explains how athletes can benefit from chiropractic care:
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes
An athlete’s body takes on a ton of stress. Between tough workouts and the rigors of practices and games, no wonder athletes often suffer chronic aches and pains, which unfortunately can morph into serious injuries.
As a sports chiropractor, this is something we try to reduce. By correcting spinal alignment and function, a chiropractor can help maximize your performance on the field by preventing injuries and improving recovery. Here’s how it works:
One of the biggest causes of injuries in athletes is asymmetry throughout the body, meaning one side of the body is different from the other. Read more at Stack.com…
Whether you or your loved ones are involved in athletics, regular chiropractic treatment will help to ensure that you all keep doing what you love.
Defeat Your Headaches
Headaches and migraines affect both young and old. They can really mess up family times and normal day-to-day activities. Chiropractic care can help alleviate chronic headaches and migraines and restore your quality of life. The following post explains this further:
Spinal Adjustments Can Bring Relief
If you don’t know too much about the nature of chiropractic care, you may think it’s only meant to bring relief to patients with back pain, and nothing more than that. In actuality, chiropractic care can and should be viewed as a holistic healthcare treatment plan, the same way many other types of doctors are viewed. Yes, chiropractic is primarily concerned with the health of the spine, but the spine has such a heavy influence on the way the rest of the body functions making it an important aspect for anyone trying to improve a multitude of health conditions or symptoms, including migraine headaches. Read more at The Joint…
If you’re ready to add chiropractic care for your family’s health plan, Dr. Ann Miller is here to meet your needs. Contact her today by phone at 585-396-0527, or through the contact form on this website.