Newsletter – March 2020

Happy March!

Welcome to the following New Patients!

Becky G. Joanna M.

Warren B. Andy G. Wilma G. Tzu-Fang T.

Mark S. Keith K. Daniel H. Freeman M.

Lizzie M. Melinda W.

Welcome Back!

Wally F. Rhonda K.

Christian C.

Thank you for your referrals!

Darryl G. Karlyn M.

Stephanie T. Jamie S.

Andy and Wilma G. Karla S.

Thank you for the gifts/treats!

James N. Erin W. Sarah R.

March is Brain Injury

Awareness Month!

Concussion prevention is all the rage

now that we have seen the effects of

repeat head trauma over time. We can’t ignore the same effects to the rest of the nervous system aka the spinal cord and the nerves that are a part of that system.

Here are some facts on pediatric concussions/TBI from the December 2019 chiropractic pediatric conference:

-Hockey accounts for 2-14% of concussion in any age group.

-Snowboarding accounts for 30% of concussions, snow skiing 25% of concussions for extreme sports.

-15% of TBI’s occur in basketball through adolescence.

-25-30% of TBI’s occur in football through adolescence.

-10-15% of TBI’s occur in soccer through adolescence. The U.S. Youth Soccer Assoc. states “headers” should not occur in children 10 yrs. of age and under.

-Sledding accounts for 9% of concussions and some states are considering legislating mandatory helmets for certain ages.

School sports that report the most concussions:

Football, hockey, wrestling, soccer, basketball, field hockey, baseball, softball, and volleyball.

For the ages of 15-24 yrs. old, motor vehicle accidents account for most concussions. Even very minor accidents (with or without impact) will have concussive damage to children and adults.

For 45-65 yrs. old, accidents and falls are the major cause of head injuries.

For over 65, proprioceptive events, medications and mobility issues are the major causes.

Non-sports incidences are the least researched and known about at this time.

Common cognitive symptoms include but are not limited to:

Fogginess, inability to concentrate, memory loss, and slower to process thoughts/actions. Also be sure to look for behavioral changes: quick to anger, frustration, loss of interest, and frequent headaches.

Chiropractors are one of the best initial evaluators because they can do something to help immediately: adjust! This helps the nervous system immediately to calm itself, work more appropriately and start healing right away. The structures related to the flow of cerebral spinal fluid are positively influenced to do their job. More serious injuries may also require an MRI or CT studies for assessment. The severity of the injury will also dictate the amount of time to heal and recover. Younger children and H.S. athletes require MORE time for recovery than adults. Additionally, supplements are known to help, especially DHA/EPA found in fish oils, and curcumin for anti-inflammatory benefits.

Condition of the Month

MIGRAINES

Migraine headaches are one of the most debilitating types of headaches. These headaches are accompanied by excruciating and at times incapacitating pain. They are often preceded by an “aura” or visual disturbance. The migraines can be accompanied by nausea and at times can confine a migraine sufferer to bed for days at a time due to their severity.

Let’s talk $$$

According to an analysis in 2017, the economic burden for migraine patients reaches approximately $78 billion per year. That translates to between $8,500 to $9,500 annual cost for people with chronic migraine. and more than $2,000 for those with episodic migraine.

These figures represent the direct costs of medication, treatment and other health care expenses as well as the indirect costs of lost productivity and wages, disability and other nonmedical purchases.

How about some HOPE!

Recent research has verified what chiropractors have known for years. The research concludes migraine headaches may be caused by neurological influences rather than vascular. The root cause revealed in this study is felt to be the brainstem. This is precisely why many of our migraine sufferers respond so well to the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment. The adjustment is correcting and removing the neurological component in these migraines, which then allows proper vascular flow to the brain, thus relieving the migraines.

New Recipe:

TAPIOCA PUDDING

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts milk

  • ½ cup sugar (Swerve/erythritol or stevia better)

  • ½ cup tapioca

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  • Combine milk, sugar/sweetener and tapioca in a slow cooker, cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes

  • Take a small portion of the tapioca mixture and add to separate bowl of beaten eggs. Once eggs are warmed add to the mixture in slow cooker

  • Once eggs are combined add vanilla and salt

  • Cook for 2 more minutes then serve.

  • Thank you Maralee M!

Bekind to your spine, it’s the key to

longevity!