Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Immediately after her first adjustment, she showed amazing improvement, turning her head, speaking for the first time in her life... And Today she walks, speaks, and her smile lights up the room. After I adjusted her today, she walked up and down the office, with her mother on one side, and me on the other, barely holding on to her at all.
This is pretty good stuff, what we do...
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Dr. Carter and I jumped right in and started seeing patients... close to 30 on our first day in town... and everyone is waggling their heads in satisfaction. We have already seen some bizarre cases that would be very rare to see in the US, and Carter already restored a woman's hearing with a cervical adjustment. Way to go, Chris!
Well, I gotta go, as here come more patients... yes it's Sunday and we're here for the internet, but people are showing up anyway. More later.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
There's loads of studies that show how your posture affects how others think about you, but here's a new twist...this study connects POSTURE to how strongly you believe thoughts about yourself...
From the study:
"Sitting up straight in your chair isn't just good for your posture - it also gives you more confidence in your own thoughts, according to a new study.
Researchers found that people who were told to sit up straight were more likely to believe thoughts they wrote down while in that posture concerning whether they were qualified for a job.
On the other hand, those who were slumped over their desks were less likely to accept these written-down feelings about their own qualifications.
The results show how our body posture can affect not only what others think about us, but also how we think about ourselves, said Richard Petty, co-author of the study and professor of psychology at Ohio State University.
"Most of us were taught that sitting up straight gives a good impression to other people," Petty said. "But it turns out that our posture can also affect how we think about ourselves. If you sit up straight, you end up convincing yourself by the posture you're in."
Read the complete article here:
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Last weekend, our resident fitness and exercise guru, Dr. Todd Riddle headed out to Greenville to volunteer his services to the riders of this important charity event.
Todd is still exhausted, after working with over 100 grateful riders during this 2-day, 150 mile ride.
Here he is after adjusting the whole Blue Cross Blue Shield Bike Team. And no, he wasn't trying to get special treatment for us down with the home office in Columbia.
Or was he..... :)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Dr. Linda Carroll, a professor in the U of A Department of Public Health Sciences, led the study that shows depression is a risk factor for onset of severe neck and low back pain. The study is published in the journal Pain. Carroll and her colleagues followed a random sample of nearly 800 adults without neck and low back pain and found that people who suffer from depression are four times as likely to develop intense or disabling neck and low back pain than those who are not depressed.
There are two broad ways people can cope with pain, Carroll said. One is to be passive, which entails such things as withdrawing from activities because of the pain or wishing for better pain medication. The other is to be active, which entails getting exercise and staying busy, for example.
"We're wondering if depression leads people to cope passively when they experience the kinds of mild pain episodes that most of us are periodically subject to. This in turn may increase the likelihood that pain will become a problem in someone's life."
Dr Nick here... this makes perfect sense, doesn't it? There is no separation at all between the health of your mind and body, so of course a problem in either can manifest in either. But one thing we know, passive coping with pain and/or depression is usually not the best route. Ask your doctor (of chiropractic) to help you design the best ACTIVE care for you. Both mind and body will get better faster...