Mental Adjustments

Spinal Workshops

Posted: March 13, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

Spinal Workshops

 

Every Wednesday night from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM we host a spinal workshop right here in the office. (There is no additional charge to attend these workshops, they are an essential part of your treatment.)

 

Getting adjusted and doing nothing for your spinal hygiene when you leave the office is like going to the dentist for your cleanings but never brushing or flossing in between.

 

The purpose of the workshops is to give you a clear understanding of what you can do to protect your spine and minimize the subluxations* you create in your daily life.

 

The topics covered on a rotating basis are neck stretches and strengthening, lower back stretches and strengthening, and new patient spinal health. Although the titles remain consistent, the content varies from week to week in order to cover all of the necessary information for our patients.

 

Our recommendation is that each patient attends three workshops within their first two months of care and one per month thereafter. In doing so, you are continually reminded of the importance of maintaining your spinal health throughout your lifetime. In addition, you are encouraged to bring guests to each and every workshop in order to share with your friends and loved ones the valuable information you have learned.


 

*A subluxation exists when spinal vertebrae are misaligned, moving abnormally and creating nerve pressure and interference to the corresponding muscles, tissues and organs. In addition, disks wear out prematurely and arthritic changes occur in the vertebra. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations and restore normal spinal motion and alignment, thereby reducing nerve pressure and interference.


Your Vital Needs

Posted: March 8, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

 

Your Vital Needs

 

 

Vital needs are required to sustain life. Remove any of them and death is imminent.

 

  • Remove Nutrients and your body can survive for over a month.

 

  • Remove Water and you can survive for slightly over a week.

 

  • Remove Oxygen and you will only live for several minutes.

 

  • Remove Nerve Flow from your brain to your body and you will perish instantaneously.

 

Therefore, if you want to make the most impactful change to your health, you will need to address nerve flow and the removal of subluxations* first as that is the most vital of your needs. Next you can address Oxygen in the form of exercise, then your water balance by maintaining proper levels of hydration. Lastly, Nutrients by focusing on your diet!

 

*A subluxation exists when spinal vertebrae are misaligned, moving abnormally and creating nerve pressure and interference to the corresponding muscles, tissues and organs. In addition, disks wear out prematurely and arthritic changes occur in the vertebra. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations and restore normal spinal motion and alignment, thereby reducing nerve pressure and interference.


We Treat The Spine - Not Conditions

Posted: February 27, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

We Treat The Spine, Not Conditions!


 

Let’s take a look back at the reason you first consulted our office. Most patients seek treatment for a painful condition; typically neck pain, back pain, headaches, etc. We do a thorough examination to determine the origin of these symptoms, subluxations. If the subluxation is the cause of your pain, why would we treat the pain? We don’t, we treat the subluxation which in turn increases nerve flow between your brain and all body systems allowing your body to function at its optimal capacity.  As a result, your pain goes away, but where did these subluxations come from?

 

Over the course of our lifetime we have developed our own unique subluxation patterns. Starting with the birth process and every day since, we have been repeatedly exposed to physical, chemical and emotional traumas that have shaped our subluxation patterns. When we correct these subluxation patterns,  we often hear from our patients these common “side effects”. They experience increased energy and focus, they sleep better, they get sick less often, they have decreased pain and an overall better quality of life!

 

Not only do we want you to experience these fantastic “side effects” but to realize that a decrease in your symptoms does not mean you are subluxation free. Remember we are not treating the condition! You will still be exposed to the same stressors that caused your subluxations to begin with. When you are holding your adjustments longer we will schedule the frequency of your adjustments accordingly. The goal at that point will be to maintain your new and improved health.


Sleeping Posture

Posted: February 20, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

Sleeping Posture

 

We often hear patients complain that they can't find the right pillow or the right mattress; they have tried them all! This typically means they are Subluxated*.

 

What is the best position to sleep in in order to reduce subluxations? There is more than one answer to this question. Sleeping on your side or your back are good options. To maximize the benefits of these postures, there are a few tricks. When sleeping on your side, place one pillow between your knees and one between your arms. These prevent your spine from twisting. When sleeping on your back, place a pillow under your knees, to relieve stress on your lower back. In either posture you want one supportive pillow under your neck. The goal is to keep your spine in a neutral position.

 

Stomach sleeping forces you to turn your head in order to breathe. This places undue stress on your neck and promotes subluxations. Yes, it is a hard habit to break, but a necessary one for your health. A good starting point is to use big pillows propped up in front of you while lying on your side. This will prevent you from rolling all the way onto your stomach and eventually get you more comfortable in the side lying position.



 


 

*A Subluxation exists when spinal vertebrae are misaligned, moving abnormally and creating nerve pressure and interference to the corresponding muscles, tissues and organs. In addition, disks wear out prematurely and arthritic changes occur in the spinal joints. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations and restore normal spinal motion and alignment, thereby reducing nerve pressure and interference.


Spreading The Word

Posted: February 13, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

 

Spreading The Word

 

You have been exposed to a lot of information during your time in our office. I'm certain you can't even count how many things you learned that you never knew before. Most people have never even heard the word Subluxation*! So how do we get this information out to the ones that mean so much to us in life? Don't we want better health for everyone we know?

 

Here we are going to list some great ideas to help spread the word.

 

  • Forward your emails from the office-every time you receive a correspondence from our office including your Mental Adjustments and your Monthly Newsletter. You can simply feel free to forward it to your entire contact list or just a few key people, it's your choice. You can also feel free to share our FaceBook posts or create your own from the emails you receive.

 

  • Bring guests to the Spinal Workshops or to accompany you for your adjustment. There's nothing like experiencing first hand the benefits of chiropractic care.

 

  • Set up a talk (within a 5 mile radius of our office), we would be more than happy to come and give and educate your co workers, church/temple members, children’s schools, or even your friends and familiy at a nice intimate gathering. There is no charge for us to do this, we love to help you spread the word.

 

  • Refer somebody for a spinal checkup. Easy and simple. You can give them a gift referral from us, just ask us for one. The gift referral is a beautiful brochure which explains everything we do in the office and includes a gift certificate for them to have an examination at our expense.

 

We have several different options for you to spread the word as you can see. We all need to work together to keep our loved ones as healthy as possible.

 

*A Subluxation exists when spinal vertebrae are misaligned, moving abnormally and creating nerve pressure and interference to the corresponding muscles, tissues and organs. In addition, disks wear out prematurely and arthritic changes occur in the vertebra. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations and restore normal spinal motion and alignment, thereby reducing nerve pressure and interference.


The Road To Recovery

Posted: February 10, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

The Road to Recovery is different for everyone. Some people will see an immediate reduction in symptoms after only one adjustment, some may take a few weeks to months to notice symptom reduction and others may actually feel worse before they see any signs of improvement.

 

It is important to remember that Subluxations* can exist for several years before becoming symptomatic. The reverse is true as well, pain and symptoms can subside well before a Subluxation is fully healed.

 

The one thing everyone has in common is that with each adjustment regardless of any changes in symptoms they are actually healthier. The resolution of symptoms is only a small piece of the bigger picture.

 

There is no limit to how much healthier your spine can become. Following your initial treatment phase, the recommendation will be to continue to receive periodic adjustments to not only maintain all of the correction you have previously obtained but to offset recurring Subluxations brought about by daily life.Just like brushing your teeth is an ongoing process, so is caring for your spinal hygiene. Your health and longevity is dependent upon the health of your spine and how Subluxation free you maintain it.

 

*A Subluxation exists when spinal vertebrae are misaligned, moving abnormally and creating nerve pressure and interference to the corresponding muscles, tissues and organs. In addition, discs wear out prematurely and arthritic changes occur in the vertebra. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations and restore normal spinal motion and alignment, thereby reducing nerve pressure and interference.


The Wedge

Posted: January 30, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

The Wedge

The Cervical Wedge is one of the most important tools you will obtain in your chiropractic journey.

 

Having a forward curve in your neck (referred to as the arc of life) is one of the main staples for determining health and longevity.

 

Maintaining this forward curve has become a challenge based on all the activities we perform in front of us on a daily basis. From eating to reading, computer work, driving and worst of all texting and stomach sleeping, all these activities reverse the normal healthy curve.

 

Symptoms that you may experience when your curve is in jeopardy include but are not limited to the following:

 

Headaches, difficulty concentrating, decreased/overactive immunity, shoulder and neck pain, arm pain, weakness and tingling all the way to the fingers, sinus issues, allergies, eyestrain, ear infections, upper and lower back pain and general tiredness.

 

Use your Wedge for 5-10 minutes per day. Remember, the adjustment creates the motion that is necessary to allow the wedge to correct your spinal curve. Using the wedge on a daily basis is more important than brushing your teeth!


Re-Examinations

Posted: January 23, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

Re-Examinations

How do we know that our care is serving you to its maximum potential?

 

We can't rely totally on your decreasing pain levels because only ten percent of your nervous system perceives pain. This explains why we can have such things as undetected subluxations, cancers, heart disease and cavities.

 

So, the answer becomes periodic re-exams. Here we measure your progress by checking your ranges of motion, weight distribution and palpation findings. We have you fill out a form called the Oswestry Disability Index. The answers you provide tell us clearly how your activities of daily living are affected by your spinal health. These re-exams are performed every 10-12 visits consistently throughout your care.

 

In addition, you will be x-rayed yearly to indisputably determine the areas of your spine that have improved and the areas where subluxations continue to cause problems and require more concentrated efforts.

 

Maximizing your care and continually educating you to live to your true health potential is our goal!


Open Adjusting

Posted: January 16, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

Mental Adjustments

Open Adjusting

 

You may have noticed when you come into the office that we have a beautiful area with four Adjusting tables laid out side-by-side. Why aren't the Adjusting tables in private rooms? The answers are simple but interesting.

 

  1. We have modeled our office after a teaching hospital, simply because they have the best rates of success in the world.

  2. You get the added benefit of seeing others get adjusted with different techniques, some which you may think could be better suited for you.

  3. You get to hear other patients ask questions and the advice given to them. A great learning opportunity.

  4. The doctors are always on display, this way you are assured we are always at our best!

 

Don't fret, if you have a personal issue that needs to be addressed, we do have private rooms for those occasions. But like we mentioned, teaching hospitals have the best rates of success and we only want the best for you!


Staying on Track

Posted: January 9, 2017
By: Dr. Suzi Schulman

 

Every adjustment builds on the one before. Science has proven that within 24-48 hours after your adjustment, your spine returns back to the old position. It’s been that way for a long time! The more frequent your adjustments are in the beginning, the quicker results you will see.

 

As your spine heals, as evidenced by your progress examinations, the doctor may recommend a reduced visit frequency based on your findings.

 

After your initial intensive care recommendation is completed, you will be re-xrayed to determine your level of improvement and what continued frequency of adjustments will benefit you the most. The most common recommendation is to continue to get adjusted one time per week. By sticking to this routine, not only will you prevent further degeneration of your spine, but you will continually see your health improve over the course of time.