February 2019 Health Newsletter

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Now that we have settled into 2019 we thought it was a perfect time to update you on all the services we provide that you might not be aware of;

Percussion Massage:  We are using the HyperVolt high frequency percussion hammer in addition to our pre-adjustment deep tissue work.  Percussion massage creates friction in the tissues and generates heat, increases circulation, reduces pain and relaxes the muscles, not to mention it feels great!     Learn more at www.HyperIce.com

Scraping: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, aka scraping is a soft tissue technique that involves gently scraping the skin with a stainless steel tool.  Scraping increases blood flow and promotes the breaking of myofascial adhesions and scar tissue.  It is very comfortable and is great at treating chronic muscle and tendon issues.

Kinesiotaping:  You’ve seen it on the Olympics and around sporting events.  KT Tape is an elastic tape that lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia to promote blood flow, decrease swelling, reduce pain and allow you to athletically perform longer.

Spinal Decompression/Axial Traction: Vertical traction is a safe and effective tool for treating Lumbar and Cervical Disc Herniations.  It creates a negative pressure within the disc to help draw the bulge back in and alleviate pressure off the spinal nerves.  It is effective at decreasing sciatic leg pain and brachial arm pain.

Nutritional Support: Dr. Jen is continually expanding her education in the field of Nutritional Functional Medicine.  Feel free to talk to her about your nutritional needs including; weight management, immune support, food allergy testing or anything else.  If she can’t answer she will do her best to direct you to someone who can.


Products Available for Sale:

                Hypervolt Percussion Massager $349

                Vyper Vibrating Massage Roller $199

                Hypersphere Vibrating Massage Ball $149

                RockTape Brand Kinesiotape Rolls $20

                Flexible Reusable Ice Packs $15

                Massage Balls $3

                Vitamins, Supplements (prices vary)


Jim & Jen Loucks

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Jim & Jen Loucks


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Current Articles

» Reduce Your Risk of Adverse Drug Events with Chiropractic Care
» Seniors: Eat More Vitamins, Lower Your Risk of Frailty

Reduce Your Risk of Adverse Drug Events with Chiropractic Care

If you are in chronic pain from back problems, you may be tempted to try anything to keep the hurt at bay. This might include taking addictive opioid pain killers or analgesics that have negative side effects.  These prescription drugs can cause "adverse drug events," which refer to any sort of injury or side effect caused by a medication.  Even scarier, the mortality rate from adverse drug events has been rising dramatically.  No one wants to die from a pain pill or end up addicted to it.   The Good News: Adverse Drug Events Can Be Avoided The next time you are tempted to just medicate your back pain away, contact your chiropractor.  By getting comprehensive chiropractic care, you may be able to reduce or completely eliminate your dependence on prescription pain medication.  In fact, it's been proven to work.  One recent study showed that chiropractic patients had a 51% reduced likelihood of adverse drug events within 12 months compared to nonrecipients.  Comprehensive chiropractic care for back pain can include spinal manipulation and adjustments, pain relieving exercises, and other wellness protocols that are safe, non-invasive, and don’t have those pesky and often dangerous side effects of drugs.  Reduce Pain with Chiropractic Care Today There is no need to risk adverse drug events when there is a safer option with chiropractic care. Contact us today for a consultation!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT June 2018. Vol 41, Issue 5, Pages 383–388
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019

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Seniors: Eat More Vitamins, Lower Your Risk of Frailty

A recent study has linked eating a vitamin-rich, balanced diet with a lower risk of developing frailty for adults age 65 and up. The research comes from the School of Medicine at Universidad de La Frontera in Chile.  The study looked at over 1,600 adults over the age of 65, none of which had developed frailty as they got older.  All of the participants offered in-depth information about their diet and food habits.  After the end of a follow-up period of about 3.5 years, 5.4% of participants (89 adults) had developed frailty.  Frailty is defined as a lowered amount of physiological health and functioning.  It often includes issues like fatigue, weakness, low activity, and slowness.  Most people expect older adults to develop frailty as a byproduct of old age, but frailty isn't totally age-dependent.  The Chilean study revealed that the seniors with the lowest levels of vitamin B6 at the beginning were 2.8 times likelier to develop some measure of frailty by the end of the research period.  This is in comparison with participants who regularly ate vitamin B6-rich foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, fish, tofu, and chicken.  Additionally, participants with the lowest vitamin E levels were 2.3 times likelier to develop some kind of frailty as opposed to those adults with diets rich in vitamin E.  Finally, the seniors who ate the least amount of vitamin C were 93% likelier to become frail than their counterparts who regularly ate vitamin C-packed foods like dark leafy greens, broccoli, and lemons.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Age & Ageing, online July 25, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019

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