Newsletter – September 2019

Welcome to the following New Patients!

Heather E. Maralee M.

James N. Ron W.

Rob D. Travis Z.

Keith Z. Emma G.

Marilyn F. Alicia W.

Welcome Back!

Julie B. Addison B.

Natalie B.

Thank you for your referrals!

Justin G. x3! Jon M.

Leroy J. Dr. S.

Sue S. Kathy Z.

Ron S.

Welcome to Dr. Rob!

For the next few months you will see Dr. Rob around the office. He is finishing his chiropractic studies with Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Rob will be doing his clinic training here with us and we thank all of you for your help in allowing him to observe and participate. We welcome him to the field and are thrilled to watch him grow and develop as a chiropractor!


Dr. Borski will be out of the office Thursday, September 12th in the afternoon and Friday, September 13th. Dr. Baker will be in the office both days seeing patients.


Backpack Safety

Parents remember that the weight limit of backpacks is 10 -15 % of a child’s weight.

45 lbs. child = < 6.75 lbs. max. weight!

60 lbs. child = < 9.0 lbs. max. weight!

72 lbs. child = < 10.8 lbs. max. weight!

Think they are carrying more than this? You bet they are. When we allow them to carry packs heavier than this, we risk long term damage to our children’s spine, including degenerative changes occurring 10-20 years faster than the normal population. This is due to the compressive forces on the still growing pediatric skeleton including all important growth plates.

If more of us start complaining when our children bring home packs full of heavy books, we may get a change in the way schools delegate study hall work and homework. These children should not be bringing packs home full of heavy textbooks.

Backpack Tips:

  • Choose the correct backpack for your body size
  • Don’t overload your backpack
  • Lift using your legs when testing the weight of your backpack
  • Wear your backpack using both shoulder straps

Hey Mom and Dad…

Each year kids are required to have a physical exam before entering the educations system, but what about their spinal health? Isn’t it important to check the most essential parts of their entire little bodies?! Call 715-675-4106 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Baker. Bring along your child’s backpack and have it checked for proper fit and weight limit for their body frame.

At Baker Borski Chiropractic we want your children to be at their optimal level of health. A body free from subluxations can show higher levels of concentration, creativity, clearer thinking and better listening skills. With all this in mind, maybe report card day won’t be as stressful this year after all!

Are your kids/ grandkids/etc. ready for back to school?

  1. Books √
  2. Backpack √
  3. Pencils √
  4. Lunch money √
  5. Chiropractic examination ‼??

Make an appointment to see one of our doctors by September 15th, 2019 and get a Consultation, Exam and X-rays for ONLY $15.00.

Bring along your child’s backpack and have it checked for proper fit and weight limit for their body frame.


Yale Study, Chiropractic Care Is Today Contributing Toward A 50 Percent Reduction In Opioid Prescriptions Issued In The United States

By Scott P. Zack

According to a recent study carried out by the Yale School of Medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, chiropractic care is today contributing toward an almost 50 percent reduction in opioid prescriptions issued in the United States. A highly experienced chiropractor based in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, Dr. Scott P. Zack takes a closer look at the news.

…patients who have visited a chiropractor for musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions are currently 49 percent less likely to be issued and to receive an opioid prescription,” explains Dr. Zack, “when compared to their counterparts who sought help from other healthcare providers.”

Clinical guidelines in the U.S. now recommend many non-pharmacological options, including chiropractic care, to be considered as so-called ‘front line’ treatments ahead of any medication, including opioids, according to Michigan-based chiropractor Dr. Zack. “What’s more,” he continues, “chiropractors, specifically, provide many of the treatments currently advised by clinical guidelines for the initial care of lower back and neck pain, as well as osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, and hands, which may otherwise be treated with opioid medication.”

The findings of the Yale School of Medicine study were presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting. “Researchers selected a series of studies with a total of more than 60,000 patients to include in their analysis,” explains Dr. Zack, “which was supported by the NCMIC Foundation, among several other organizations.”

“Furthermore,” he continues, “late last year, U.S. Congress also passed new opioid legislation directing the Department of Health and Human Services to review its payment policies.”

“This was done so that doctors are no longer encouraged to prescribe opioids over more conservative options, such as chiropractic care,” Dr. Zack adds, wrapping up, “which it’s hoped will further drive down the prescription of opioid medications throughout the United States over coming months and years.”

… Chiropractic manipulation is today widely utilized in the treatment of lower back and sciatic nerve pain, headaches, extremity conditions, whiplash, and other neck pain, among various other common health complaints.

Hummus Recipe

1 c. garbanzo beans

1 T. Tahini paste

1 lemon (juiced)

2 garlic cloves

¼ c. olive oil

1/8 c. water (as needed)

Pinch of cumin powder

To taste – salt and pepper

Place beans, garlic, half of lemon juice,

tahini, water, olive oil, and a big pinch

of salt in a food processor fitted with a

blade attachment and process until

smooth. If the hummus is too thick,

pulse in more water, one tablespoon at a

time until the desired consistency is

reached. Taste, adding more salt and

lemon juice as needed. To serve, place

in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.