Newsletter – December 2019

We want to congratulate our newly graduated intern as he begins his career as a Doctor of Chiropractic! We also want to announce the exciting news that he will be officially joining our practice. Dr. Devine is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports 😉 and staying active. He finds passion in interacting with community groups to help teach others what good spinal health can do overall. Please give him a warm welcome (as most of you already have 😊) and wish him well in this next phase of his journey!
Welcome New Patients!

Larry M. David P.

Phyllis T. Jacob B.

Caleb B. Toufue M.

Warren N. Hannah P.

Alex R. Colleen R.

Steve S. Chor Y.

Diane F. Kimberly F.

Delaney L. Kris M.

Kali R. Jamie S.

Sunny SC. Ashley H.

Brayden P. Sady P.

Irene S. Fred S.

Welcome Back!

Jack R. Zackery B.

Thank you for your referrals!

Renee M. Jon M.

Steve T. Levi G.

Jack L. Ginger L.

Joel H. Beth H.

Celena W-N. Autumn S.

Angie R. Harlan B.

Kathy S. Lisa R.

Dana L. Joe M.

David R. Diane L.

Wendi L. Deb J.

Jennifer P. x2

Out of the Office

The office will be closed Thursday, December 5th- Tuesday, December 10th.

We will be open outside of our normal hours Tuesday, December 3rd and all-day Friday, December 13th.

We will be closed Wednesday, December 25th. We will be open all-day Friday, December 27th.

Lastly, we will be closed Wednesday, January 1st. We will be open Tuesday, December 31st instead.

Condition of the Month

VERTIGO

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning. If you have these dizzy spells, you might feel like you are spinning or that the world around you is spinning.

Vertigo is often caused by an inner ear problem. Some of the most common causes include:

BPPV. These initials stand for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. BPPV occurs when tiny calcium particles (canaliths) clump up in canals of the inner ear. The inner ear sends signals to the brain about head and body movements relative to gravity. It helps you keep your balance.

Meniere’s disease. This is an inner ear disorder thought to be caused by a buildup of fluid and changing pressure in the ear. It can cause episodes of vertigo along with ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss.

Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis. This is an inner ear problem usually related to infection (usually viral). The infection causes inflammation in the inner ear around nerves that are important for helping the body sense balance.

Other causes could be head or neck injury, brain problems such as stroke or tumor, certain medications that cause ear damage, and/ or migraine headaches.

People with vertigo typically describe it as feeling like they are: spinning, tilting swaying, unbalanced, and/or pulled to one direction.

Other symptoms that may accompany vertigo include feeling nauseated, abnormal or jerking eye movements, headache, sweating, ringing in the ears or hearing loss.

Symptoms can last a few minutes to a few hours or more and may come and go.

Webmd.com

Chiropractic manipulations can help solve vertigo: “Your chiropractor will use manipulation targeting joints that are not moving properly.

In the upper neck, faulty motion patterns create misinformation about body position and movement going from the joints to the brain. This type of vertigo, called cervicogenic vertigo, can be helped by chiropractic manipulation.”

Livestrong.com

Are you missing Magnesium?

Magnesium is one of the most overlooked minerals but has hundreds of important functions in our body. Magnesium is a crucially important mineral for optimal health, performing a wide array of biological functions, including but not limited to:

· Activating muscles and nerves

· Creating energy in your body by activating adenosine triphosphate (ATP)

· Helping digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats

· Serving as a building block for RNA and DNA synthesis

· It’s also a precursor for neurotransmitters like serotonin

Signs of magnesium deficiency?

Numbness and tingling, heart arrhythmia, seizures, coronary spasms, personality changes, and muscle cramps/contractions.

An appropriate ratio of calcium to magnesium is 1:1. Magnesium and vitamin K2 complement each other, as magnesium helps lower blood pressure, which is an important component of heart disease. So, all in all, anytime you’re taking any of the following: magnesium, calcium, vitamin D3, or vitamin K2, you need to consider the others, since these all work synergistically with one another.

Dr.Mercola, 12/8/13.