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downloadInflammatory Response..

Date: May 10, 2021 | Time: 11:05am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I try not to repeat myself in these articles, but this is a request from a client who asked me to discuss the causes of chronic inflammation. This is a big deal because several years ago a large amount of research was devoted to this inflammatory response in the body. The outcome of this research determined that inflammation is implicated and at the root of not only all forms of pain but of every disease known to man..... <view entire article>





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Date: May 4, 2021 | Time: 12:52pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

A few years ago in the Journal of Manual Therapy, a research group looked at patients with chronic neck pain. The intent of the study was to see if there was a possible connection to spinal pain and other health complications. The outcome of the study determined, "It can be concluded that patients with chronic neck pain present weakness of their respiratory muscles." They continued that the respiratory weakness seemed to be related to local and global.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 26, 2021 | Time: 12:29pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

The Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics has often featured articles about the chiropractic care of children. Here are three cases that might surprise you. I find that even the most devoted chiropractic adults don't think about getting their kids checked. Obviously this is not out of a lack of concern or neglect it's simply that many people believe you need to have back pain or headaches to benefit from chiropractic care. Here are a few published cases.... <view entire article>





downloadWhy Before What..

Date: March 2, 2021 | Time: 10:18am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

One of the concepts emphasized in our Wellness Program is to always put the "Why" before the "What." In other words, we all know "what" we could be doing for better health and wellness, but until we have a big enough "why" to do those things, we probably won't change our habits. With this in mind, I'm still shocked at how many people I speak to that have never even considered supplementing with an omega 3 fatty acid.... <view entire article>





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Date: February 1, 2021 | Time: 1:04pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

The end goal of chiropractic care is to improve the overall function and well-being of the patient. This includes improving the function of the spine, joints, nervous system, and organs. Proper functions of the body allow for a healthier and more adaptable human, giving the person the ability to deal with the stresses of everyday life.A quick, easy, and effective way to determine the function of the autonomic nervous system and the adaptability of the body is to measure heart.... <view entire article>





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Date: January 25, 2021 | Time: 12:35pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is defined as any lateral curvature of the spine that is greater than 10 degrees when measured. It is classified depending on the age of the patient and the magnitude, direction, location and cause of the spinal curve. There are three classifications based on the age at which the curvature began. Infantile scoliosis starts from birth up until 3 years old. Juvenile scoliosis begins.... <view entire article>





pl touchLow Level Laser Therapy..

Date: December 28, 2020 | Time: 12:50pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Have you ever heard of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)? This is a treatment technique that we use at Rivertown Chiropractic. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been researched more over the last couple of decades than ever before and is now being recognized as a great treatment for all sorts of illnesses. It can bring relief to conditions ranging from musculoskeletal disorders such as neck and low back pain to different brain disorders such as ADHD.So what is LLLT.... <view entire article>





Cervical Spine 1024x1024Cervical Proprioception & It's Link to Neck Pain..

Date: December 14, 2020 | Time: 1:45pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Last week we learned that proprioception is the ability of your body to determine its position and movements in open space. This week we are going to continue with the topic of proprioception and how it can affect your neck pain. Studies have shown a link between decreased proprioception and increased neck pain.There are a large number of proprioceptive sensors in the muscles and joints of the cervical spine. According to a research article published in 2019, "cervical proprioception is.... <view entire article>





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Date: December 7, 2020 | Time: 12:34pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Close your eyes and stick both of your arms out in front of you. Now, with your left index finger touch the tip of your nose, and now with the right finger. Easy enough, but how is it so easy even with your eyes closed? The answer is proprioception. Proprioception is a constant cycle of messages being sent from the body to the brain allowing the brain to know where our body parts are in space and what those body.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 30, 2020 | Time: 1:24pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Every year around this time I send out this reminder of the importance of Vitamin D. Ideally, the essential vitamin is released into the blood from the skin with exposure to the sun. Because of this, people in this part of the country around this time of the year often are deficient. However, numerous recent studies have led experts to believe that many more are deficient in this nutrient than previously anticipated and supplementation may be necessary.... <view entire article>





think positiveDNA & Positive Thinking..

Date: November 23, 2020 | Time: 9:15am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

For those of you who are regular followers of this article, I hope that you've grasped the concept that health exists on a continuum and that everything you do; everything you eat, drink, or breath are all either moving you toward health and away from dis-ease or moving you toward dis-ease and away from health. I found an outstanding article that suggests that one of the biggest factors on this continuum is our own thoughts.The article identified several research.... <view entire article>





NewsvitaminsCurious About Supplements?..

Date: November 16, 2020 | Time: 10:46am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In our office, we recommend numerous different supplements to help balance body chemistry and physiology based on the need of the individual. But since this column is about promoting wellness, what supplements could we all benefit from to enhance overall health? Most sources I've encountered agree on a fairly short list. Unless you're always eating the 5-13 servings of fresh fruits/vegetables recommended daily, a quality multivitamin is in order. Everyone could benefit from an Omega 3 source.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 2, 2020 | Time: 12:46pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past, I've discussed two neurotransmitters (hormones) in the brain that are related to addiction and depression. These hormones are dopamine which is associated with our sense of reward and pleasure and serotonin which is associated with general happiness and feeling good. I also referenced that depression and its traditional treatment is associated with maintaining higher levels of serotonin but I made mention of the Toronto study that determined the deepest levels of depression are linked to.... <view entire article>





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Date: October 26, 2020 | Time: 9:32am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past, I've discussed oxidative stress and the accepted theory that the free radicals generated by this oxidative stress are what cause us to age and develop disease. I like to teach people that oxidative stress is very comparable to rust on metal. After all, rust is oxidation. This oxidation in the body is directly linked to arthritis, skin wrinkling, plaque in the arteries, and even damage to DNA that causes cells to age more rapidly..... <view entire article>





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Date: October 12, 2020 | Time: 11:09am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I've discussed the importance of fish oil in the past. Fish oil is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids that have been proven to do all the following: improve the heart, normalize cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improve memory and concentration while decreasing mood swings and depression, reduce arthritis and joint pain, improve brain and liver function, and support immune function and decrease general aging. Sounds like pretty great stuff! You should know that not.... <view entire article>





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Date: October 6, 2020 | Time: 10:05am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If you've followed this column for any length of time, you've known me to discuss the importance of a healthy immune system in regard to every aspect of health. Likewise, you should know many of the strategies for maintaining a healthy immune system such as reducing sugar and trans fats from the diet, getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night, eating raw fruits and vegetables with every meal, using exercise, massage, and/or chiropractic to reduce structural stresses.... <view entire article>





imgTea it Up..

Date: September 28, 2020 | Time: 11:58am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I hear many people complain that they feel like they can't do or eat anything as it seems that everything in this world is bad for their health. In writing these articles it's easy to fall into that same trap and report on all the things that detract from health. So when I come across something that actually promotes health and longevity, I try to take notice and bring it to your attention. One of those things.... <view entire article>





CaptureFight the Fire..

Date: September 21, 2020 | Time: 8:06am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If there were one thing that every person could do to promote health and prevent all forms of disease it would be to "deflame". Nearly all experts agree that the common denominator of every disease is inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation will cause everything from pain and arthritis to cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's. Knowing strategies to decrease general inflammation can make all the differenceWhile there are several strategies to get the job done, reducing inflammation should.... <view entire article>





imagesHard Habits..

Date: September 14, 2020 | Time: 8:34am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I once attended a wellness seminar where the presenter made an argument that we are all dopamine addicts. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that gives us a feeling of pleasure. The problem is that dopamine doesn't accumulate and it doesn't last very long. For this reason we are always seeking out our next dose of dopamine from anything that can provide to us that feeling of pleasure.One of the ways we gain pleasure is through.... <view entire article>





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Date: August 31, 2020 | Time: 8:43am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I've attempted in this column to cover numerous aspects of physical, chemical, and emotional well-being and how they relate to better health and wellness. However, a journal article published in Nature Neuroscience reminded me that I've neglected the social aspect of health and its role in longevity. The topic of social health became more significant in 1947 when the World Health Organization included it in its formal definition of health. Increasing evidence has shown that those who are.... <view entire article>





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