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Optimal Health with Little or No Medication. Part 2.

To recap, in part one I discussed the dangers of medically prescribed drugs and the dangers of side effects.

In this post I will be discussing the role of chiropractic care in achieving optimal health.

Chiropractic is based on the science that shows that our nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of our body. Our nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and millions of nerves. Many everyday activities can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion causing nervous system dysfunction. Doctors of Chiropractic call this nervous system dysfunction “Vertebral Subluxation Complex” or Subluxation for short. The Chiropractic approach to optimal health is to examine your spine for subluxation and if one is found administer a gentle spinal adjustment. A spinal adjustment helps to restore normal position and motion to the bones of your spine but, more importantly improves the communication (nervous) system. With a nervous system that is working properly your body is better able to adapt to your daily life; better able to fight off a bacterial or viral infection, better able to heal itself, better able to turn the food you eat into a healthy you and better able to self regulate itself.

Without normal nerve supply, affected organs and tissue is more susceptible to disease, often producing the symptoms of pain ill health. Headaches and low back pain can be traced to back to spinal malfunction and nervous system dysfunction. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only specialist extensively educated and trained in the detection, reduction and prevention of nervous system interference. Your doctor will use specific chiropractic adjustments to return malfunctioning spinal bones to their proper motion and position, reducing nervous system interference.

Chiropractic spinal adjustments are safer than dangerous and risky back surgery, muscle relaxers and even aspirin. Chiropractic adjustments are so safe that even newborn babies can receive spinal adjustments when necessary.

It doesn’t matter what type of doctor you you consult, remember doctors don’t heal, only your body can heal itself and it can do that better without a subluxation (nervous system dysfunction). The chiropractic approach to optimal health is to remove the interferences to your inborn healing ability.

Everyone with a spine needs regular, minimum of 2 per month, chiropractic exams and adjustments when necessary to maintain good spinal health, remember our nerves are the communication system in our bodies. If the communication system is not working properly how can anything else work properly? That’s right it doesn’t.

Chiropractic makes sense. It’s scientific. It’s only provided by well educated doctors. It’s natural. Most importantly  it works to correct the underlying cause(s) of your problem and it works.

In my next post I will discuss the importance of good nutrition and it’s role in optimal health.

For more information please visit: Kolarik Family Chiropractic.

Dr. Kolarik practices in Travelers Rest, South Carolina (SC).  Dr. Kolarik offers affordable family plans.

Optimal Health. Part 1 of 5.

Many of my patients have asked me how they can become healthier (optimal health). The answer to that all important question is really quite simple. But for many not so easy to accomplish.

Our health is a compilation of our lifestyle habits. Bad habits generally lead to poor results and good habits generally lead to good results. Results being your health and happiness.


Sickness and disease is not the result of a prescription drug shortage.

In a recent article published in the Dynamic Chiropractic, September 14, 2006 issue, they report the high cost of medical mistakes can increasingly be calculated in lives and dollars. According to the latest estimates from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). a staggering 1.5 million Americans are the victims of medication errors every year, with approximately 400,000 of these errors considered preventable. “The frequency of medication errors and preventable medication related injuries represents a very serious cause for concern,” states the report. “The committee estimates that on average, a hospital patient is subject to at least one least one medication error per day … at least one quarter of all medication-related injuries are preventable.” Those errors contributed directly to injury and/or death.”

In 2003, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that 27% of all adverse drug events experienced by Medicare patients 65 and older were preventable, and that “most” were attributed to medical doctor error.

Don’t be fooled by medical doctors when they tell you that a certain drug has no side effects because all drugs have side effects. Anything that is put into our body that the body does not recognize as food is a foreign substance (drug). At that point the body does everything it can to filter out that substance and remove it from your body. This puts an undue strain on the filters (kidneys and liver) in your body. Most, over 50%, kidney failures a directly caused by prescription medication.

In my opinion we need to severely reduce the amount of drugs prescribed. Americans are the most medicated society on the planet.

In my next post learn how achieve optimal health with little of no medication through regular Chiropractic care.

For more information please visit:
Kolarik Family Chiropractic

Dr. Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic in Travelers Rest, South Carolina (SC).

What Is A Subluxation?

Subluxation is the term used to describe what happens when one of the vertebrae, or bones, in your spine loses it’s normal position. The word comes from two Latin; “sub”  meaning somewhat or slightly and “luxate” to dislocate. When this happens, the misaligned vertebra creates stress, tissue irritation and inflammation on the spinal nerves, blood vessels, and surrounding muscles. This pressure and stress can cause an disruption in the communication system(nerves) in your body’s normal self regulating and self healing  processes as the nerves in the spinal column extend to the entire body and its organs. As time goes on and this condition is left uncorrected, the damage to the bones, tissues and nerves gets progressively worse.

Subluxations occur in any number of ways a car accident, fall, sudden jar, or trauma are examples of  instances that may cause a subluxation.  Subluxation can also come from regular actions such as poor sleeping position, poor posture, or incorrect lifting processes.

Chiropractic Doctors are specialists in locating, analyzing and correcting subluxations.  A chiropractor works to restore the misaligned vertebrae to their proper position in the spinal column. Chiropractors use  spinal adjustments to move the bones of your spine to a more normal position. Your chiropractor, in most cases, will use their hands to applying pressure to the spine in a specific location and direction. The adjustment force helps restore the alignment and range of motion of the vertebrae.   Chiropractic adjustments are usually painless. It is common to experience a sense of well being  following an adjustment due to the  decompression of the affected nerves.

For more information please visit: Kolarik Family Chiropractic


Kolarik Family Chiropractic is located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

What Is Chiropractic?

Kolarik Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a non-invasive approach to all natural health and wellness care.

Chiropractic is based on well documented scientific fact. Your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism, controlled by the brain, spinal cord and nerves of the body. The vertebrae, which protect the nervous system, when misaligned or lose their normal motion, causes a decrease in the function of the nerves. This abnormally decreased nerve communication with the tissues, organs and systems throughout the body results in a body that can no longer function at it’s best. Unable to adapt.

Doctors of Chiropractic examine the spine and perform a spinal adjustment when a Subluxation (misalignment or decreased range of motion) is found. These spinal adjustments help to restore a more normal position and motion of the bones of the spine and will increase the communication through your nerves to the tissues and organs they connect with allowing you to be at your optimal level of health.

For more information please visit: Kolarik Family Chiropractic