October 2015 Newsletter

Keep Your Child’s Spine Healthy! As the school year kicks into high gear and fall sports are full swing, experts recommend parents take measures to protect their children’s spinal health. Backpacks and electronic devices can pose a threat to your child’s backs, necks, and shoulders if used improperly. 

 According to HealthDay (August 2015), “In 2013, there were more than 5,400 backpack related injuries treated in emergency rooms in the United States. Dr. Scott Bautch, a member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health, advises that a backpack should no more than 5-10% of a child’s weight and should never be wider or longer than the torso (base of neck to waist). When using electronic devices, children should look down with their eyes and try not to bend their necks. It is important to remember that spinal pain in children is not normal, and a child who complains of either back pain or neck pain should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.” Dr. Elledge examines new adult patients consistently that have never had their spines examined nor had preventative imagining performed. Being proactive and conscious are the keys to maintaining a healthy spine and encouraging proper motion. The earlier a problem is detected, the […] Read More

August 2015 Newsletter

The School Year Brings Added Physical and Emotional Stress for Kids The mass majority of the American population think chiropractic care is just for neck pain or a bad back, but as many parents know chiropractic care has amazing benefits for children.  Chiropractic visits are not just for when your child is hurting or has been involved in an accident.  Millions of parents bring their babies and infants to the OKC chiropractor for a host of health reason.  The advantages of chiropractic care are vast and can be very beneficial for many common ailments including, but not limited to, the following: bed wetting, asthma, allergies, immunity issues like colds and flus, digestive issues, colic, irritability and even behavioral issues. With the school season starting back, there is no better time to bring your child in for a chiropractic check-up, if for no better reason than prevention alone!!  It’s always better to be proactive than to be reactive, especially when it comes to your child’s health and wellness.   Ten wonderful reasons to take babies and children to see a chiropractor: To provide proper nervous system communication and function (spine and nerve development) To support overall biomechanics and fluid motion To help strengthen immunity with […] Read More

June 2015 Newsletter

STRESS IN TODAY’S MODERN AGE The impact on body balance and what you can do to combat stress with regular chiropractic adjustments! Gentle and specific chiropractic care helps the nervous system, which is encompassed in the spinal column, stay sharp and interference free.  Long term stress on the body, whether physical, emotional or chemical can cause very serious long term health issues. By introducing proper motion to the spine and eliminating undo pressure on the spinal nerves, chiropractic care is the undeniable choice for continuous drug-free wellness.  Even a slight displacement and strain of the vertebrae causes electromechanical interference with the spinal cord and nerves, impairing electrochemical conduction mechanisms required for coherent communication between the brain and all organs. OKC Chiropractic care frees the body of impingements that delete necessary information that the body must have in order to transfer and balance homeostatic mechanisms.  Stress adversely affects the regulation of the nervous system.  The spinal cord controls all activities, such as proper sleep cycles, breathing and oxygen exchange, reflex and clear thought, coordination of smooth and cardiac muscles, as well as regulation of hormones, glands and digestion.  Thus, chiropractic care is required to permit the body to relax and rebound […] Read More

May 2015 Newsletter

GET ADJUSTED WHEN I FEEL GOOD? Why should I get adjusted every month even when I feel my VERY BEST? ELLEDGE HAS BEEN UNDER REGULAR CHIROPRACTIC CARE HIMSELF FOR OVER 30 YEARS!  THAT’S ACTUALLY HOW HE CAME TO BE A CHIROPRACTOR! When you visit a chiropractor because you are having a specific problem or you just want to improve your overall health and well being, you are already taking a more positive approach to your health than a majority of Americans.  But most people are unaware of all of the benefits of keeping your spine and nervous system healthy, the regular chiropractic care. Here are 8 health benefits you can receive from regular chiropractic care. Improved Moods It may sound funny to say that chiropractic, actually makes you happier, but that is what the research shows.  Chiropractic has been shown to improve hormone balance. Decreasing the bad hormones like cortisol and increasing the good hormones, such as dopamine and norepinephrine makes a big difference in how the brain and body works and how a person feels.  This is why those suffering with anxiety and depression frequently have dramatic results with chiropractic care. Fewer Colds and Flus Dr. Ronald Pero, chief of cancer prevention […] Read More

March 2015 Newsletter

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 IN OKC!! I wanted to personally write and thank all of our wonderful patients for voting our clinic #1 in Oklahoma City!  It is such an awesome honor to have so many amazing patients who trust us daily with their friends and families’ care.  We strive to be a source of confidence and excellence in a healthcare arena that is many times confusing and detached.  Chiropractic and acupuncture may be considered alternative treatments, but the truth is so much simpler than that. They both focus on removing interference from the nervous system and allowing the body to do what it was designed to do, and that’s heal itself!  The beauty of adjusting the spine and taking pressure off a pinched nerve is something that is altogether powerful and all encompassing in its simplicity and complexity.  I hope that all of our patients realize that there is nothing more important than your spine, and your underlying nervous system.  It controls all communication in the body even down to a cellular level.  How cool is that?!  We do not take that responsibility lightly and we are continually honored and humbled by your constant referrals into our office. Jenn, Demi and I will always do […] Read More

January 2015 Newsletter

THE BEST OF 2014 We are always reading up on what is new and current in the Chiropractic world and we wanted to take this opportunity to share two of our favorite articles in 2014 from Circle of Docs.  The statistics and facts in these two articles speak for themselves, CHIROPRACTIC SHOULD BE THE FIRST CHOICE!   Surgery Less Likely if a Doctor of Chiropractic is Seen First A study looking at 1885 workers, 174 of which had lumbar spine surgery in the last three years, sought to identify early predictors of having lumbar spine surgery. The authors reported “Approximately 42.7% of workers who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of the multivariate model was 0.93 (95% confidence interval, 0.92-0.95), indicating excellent ability to discriminate between workers who would versus would not have surgery.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23238486/   Decreased Costs and Utilization of Medical Services with Chiropractic Care Spectacular decreases in the utilization of medical services and their attendant costs were observed when Doctors of OKC Chiropractic were used as first contact providers. In an Independent Practice Association (IPA) which permitted patients to select a doctor of chiropractic as their primary care […] Read More

December 2014 Newsletter

THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-ADJUSTED CHILD There has been a vast amount of media coverage focusing on chiropractic treatment and spinal problems in children in the recent years. Most patients ask, “why would I take my child to the chiropractor, what could be wrong with my child’s spine?”  Anything from a traumatic birth to the daily slips and falls the in early months and years of a child’s development can upset the normal functioning of the spine and produce a vast amount of issues. Various sources can include birth canal trauma, falls, automobile accidents, excessive motion, unsupported head and neck motion and even emotional issues, like fear and anxiety, can lead to dangerous stressors causing interference in a child’s spine.  Something as simple as the activity of learning to walk causes countless simple falls that can induce trauma to young a child’s head, neck, and spine. An extensive amount of resources support pediatric chiropractic and acupuncture care as a gentle and effective way to help children deal with conditions like colic, asthma, ear infections, digestive issues, poor immunity, headaches, good neural plasticity and much more. That’s right, infants and young children can get nerve irritation as well. The second question often […] Read More

November 2014 Newsletter

THE PAIN OF FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain throughout the entire body with no obvious cause or explanation.  In addition to experiencing extreme widespread pain, patients with fibromyalgia also suffer from morning stiffness, unexplained referred regional pain, chronic fatigue, poor sleep patterns, chronic headaches and intolerance to cold weather.  According to the National Arthritis Foundation, “Fibromyalgia diagnosis remains difficult because there are no current diagnostic laboratory tests to truly diagnose the condition.”  Therefore, the mass majority of patients are left frustrated, ignored, or told they may have to live with the pain. This problem, in fact, can create more stress and additional worry in patients.  Added long-term stress may actually result in increased worry regarding resolution, thus cyclically continuing to re-create the pain cycle. At this point in time there’s no known medical cure for fibromyalgia, treatment is solely aimed at controlling the symptoms which have been generalized as, “an oversensitive nervous system that generates false alarms spontaneously or from ordinary non-painful stimulus which physiologists now recognize as nerves and muscles that can generate abnormal impulses and the technical term for this is super-sensitivity” says Dr. Chan Gunn MD.  Fibromyalgia is sadly very misunderstood by the medical community, Fibroworld states, “the […] Read More

October 2014 Newsletter

GOT HEADACHES? Headaches are one of the most common conditions seen in chiropractic offices.  In the last decade, modern research has shown headache represented at least 20% of patient-doctor visits.  Patients of all ages presenting with headaches, can not only can have significant pain, but can also experience an adverse impact on activities of daily living.  Complex headaches can make even the simplest of tasks seem extremely difficult.  A multitude of resources show that many types of headaches can be treated with proper chiropractic care.  Chiropractic treatment can help resolve, and may even completely eliminate, many debilitating and common headaches, including but not limited to classic migraine headaches, cluster headaches, tension headaches, and cervicogenic headaches. The source of many headaches lies in nerve interference or pressure on cranial and cervical nerve roots.  If we have bio-mechanical issues that cause pressure on a sensory nerve, the hypersensitive nerve, very simply, feels too much pain that results in a headache.  Migraine headaches originate from a chemical reaction that happens in the body, this chemical reaction is mainly the result of nerve blockage and interference.  This cyclical interference can cause classic symptoms such as chronic neck pain, head and face pain, numbness and […] Read More