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Do This And You Might Never Need A Chiropractor!

After seeing patients with stiff spines for over 15 years, I have learned a few things about what it takes to be healthy. And one thing I can be certain of, is that there is a direct relationship between the function of someone’s spine and their overall health.

This makes complete sense since the skull and spine protect the central nervous system which controls the body. Stress and tension on this “axial skeleton” puts stress on the central nervous system, and that is not conducive to good health.

The problem usually starts when we get so busy that we fail to take time to take care of ourselves.

Consider the cat and dog. They are some of the least busy creatures on the planet. They do what they want or mindlessly do what we programmed them to do… or, they do nothing at all. But when they get up from doing nothing at all, they take time to stretch. And when they stretch, they do it with an emphasis on their spines. And they will stretch their spines several times a day – literally after every period of inactivity.

I am convinced that what should be an innate action in us was meant to protect us from a degenerating spine and the “vertebral subluxation complex”, the spinal condition that chiropractors work to correct.

But for some reason, we educated humans don’t stretch our spines innately. I am convinced that this is why there is a demand for chiropractic in almost every plaza in America.

But it may be easier to prevent spinal problems from developing than to fix them later. And keeping our spines functioning can slow down the spine degeneration process and may even reverse it to some extent.

“Disc dessication” or disc dehydration from lack of proper spinal joint function is a condition that can cause pain, arthritis, joint range of motion abnormalities, decreased nerve funtion, changes to your health, and further joint degeneration; and it is a preventable condition.

Chiropractic adjustments are particularly beneficial when it comes to restoring individual spinal segments to proper function. Supporting and maintaining function with proper exercises following a chiropractic adjustment is a key to getting better quickly and preventing future problems once your former spinal problems have been corrected. The combination of chiropractic and proper exercise can prove to be a winning combination and a path to better physical performance, less pain, and more health.

Follow Up: Today, I found a very related article about this very same thing proving it works. You can find it at the well.blogs.nytimes.com. It is titled “For Neck Pain, Chiropractic and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs”

Michael Haley
Chiropractor
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Chiropractor Under Investigation

I was recently contacted by Progressive Insurance Company regarding a personal injury claim and patient I was treating. They are investigating and indicated that they wanted to verify and take pictures and the like. So today I let them come and do their thing. I really don’t know all the laws or what I should have done. I don’t feel I have anything to hide… but who knows, maybe I shouldn’t be so arrogant. But I did think about the rest of the profession regarding this. I read something about this kind of thing… but it didn’t stick; so I didn’t remember what to do. But I thought, had I seen a video or something that stuck… maybe even of a physician that screwed up… then I would remember and not be the guy that screwed up. But maybe I did mess up and give them something that might cost me. After all, it isn’t that easy to keep up with all the statutes and abide by all the rules. I like to think I do but I probably don’t.

Anyway, I decided to video tape this meeting. I was surprised they agreed. Of course, now I don’t know if it is legal to put this tape on the net without their permission! But they knew they were being video recorded in my place of business. But I didn’t have anything signed by them or anything like that. But then again the news does it all the time… right? And I’m not using it for commercial gain, does that mean anything?




So, I’m putting it here so that physicians can see it… even if I did screw up. I hope that doctors might in some way benefit and maybe get some instruction regarding what to do when the insurance company wants to investigate. This costs us time (and money). I know that the insurance companies are getting more aggressive at keeping the money they should give to physicians regardless of the excellent services provided. Understand, I am all against fraud and even sent a health care reform plan that addresses fraud to our wonderful President of the United States of America (did wonderful sound sarcastic?)

So watch the video and put your comments in the section under the video. Please give your critiques and don’t be a sissy! We need real input to get this broken system fixed.

michael haley DC, Chiropractor in Pompano Beach

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