Friday, July 23, 2010

Wellness Care: What's In It For Me?

Rockford patients get checked every six months - like in a dentist's office - to make sure that everything stays corrected and the signals from the brain to the body are clear.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Helping the Feet, Legs and Back!

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a fascinating area to work in. Where else can you affect so many systems of the body - blood flow in the brain, hypertension, cardiac rhythms, back strength, sleep, leg pain....and if I write more, you really will go to sleep...
But what if there are symptoms and the upper cervical region tests clear of interference? Taking a look at the feet is a good thing to do.
Today, I found a person whose atlas was clear, but foot pain and back stress were an issue. I don't expect you to believe this, but I just report what is present, okay?
The left leg had decreased motor nerve supply.
The low back had a segment tractioning off to the right, (L3).
The right foot had several bones out of position (Navicular dropping medially in relation to the talus, Cuneiform 2 & 3 and of course, Metatarsal 3). I corrected the relationship between those bones and that removed the stress from the low back, and by doing so, restored motor control to the left leg.
Awesome system we have, don't we? And it is correctable when it gets out of sync!
But what is the first step to take?