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May 17, 2011Posted by on
The following is a post from ChiroAcess April 19, 2011.
“Two research studies generated by the medical profession this year add evidence in support of the value of chiropractic maintenance care.
The first study published in January 2011 in Spine concluded that “SMT is effective for the treatment of chronic non specific LBP. To obtain long-term benefit, this study suggests maintenance spinal manipulations after the initial intensive manipulative therapy.”
The second study in April 2011, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, provides additional support for the value of chiropractic maintenance care for post injury low back pain patients. The study followed 894 injured workers for a period of one year. During that year there were four different types of therapy available to the workers: medical management, physical therapy,chiropractic, and no therapy. Episodes of repeat disability were recorded during the year following the initial injury. Physical therapy had the highest percentage of re-injured workers followed by those receiving medical management or no treatment at all. The lowest incidence of repeat injury was found among those workers who had received chiropractic maintenance care.
The results of published surveys given to chiropractors have documented the profession’s belief in the value of maintenance care. Furthermore, during the last decade there have been a dozen peer reviewed papers on the subject. There are far more questions to be answered, but it is heartening to see medical research corroborate the studies and beliefs of the chiropractic profession.”
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Dr. Tom Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC, also serving Greer, Marietta, Slater, Taylors, and North Greenville. Dr. Kolarik offers quality, conservative, gentle, chiropractic care. Kolarik Family Chiropractic offers Unlimited and Wellness plans for both individuals and families. Walk-ins are welcome.
March 22, 2011Posted by on
Note: Chiropractors do not treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
However, since ADHD appears as a neurological disorder and regular chiropractic care spinal adjustments attempt to reduce nervous system interferences, many parents who want a natural, drug free solution for their child have found regular chiropractic care helpful.
The most common signs that parents notice:
- Lack of attention
- Easily distracted
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty sitting still
- Always moving
Start making nutritional and lifestyle changes if necessary. Also try to rule out environmental factors by reducing or eliminating your child’s exposure to substances that are increasingly common these days such as:
- Food dyes, preservatives and additives from the diet.
- Pesticides or herbicides.
- Determine if an allergy is involved such as dairy or gluten and eliminate.
- Sugars, artificial sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup
- Fabric softeners and other chemicals.
The above list is wise to remove even with a normal healthy child.
A popular medical approach to controlling symptoms of ADHD is to prescribe Ritalin®.
Ritalin® is a schedule II controlled substance related to, and producing similar effects as, amphetamines and cocaine. The side effects listed in the Physicians Desk Reference include: Nervousness and insomnia are the most common adverse reactions but are usually controlled by reducing dosage and omitting the drug in the afternoon or evening. Other reactions include hypersensitivity (including skin rash, urticaria, fever, arthralgia, exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme with histopathological findings of necrotizing vasculitis, and thrombocytopenic purpura); anorexia; nausea; dizziness; palpitations; headache; dyskinesia; drowsiness; blood pressure and pulse changes, both up and down; tachycardia; angina; cardiac arrhythmia; abdominal pain; weight loss during prolonged therapy. There have been rare reports of Tourette’s syndrome. Toxic psychosis has been reported. Although a definite causal relationship has not been established, the following have been reported in patients taking this drug: leukopenia and/or anemia; a few instances of scalp hair loss. In children, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, insomnia, and tachycardia may occur more frequently; however, any of the other adverse reactions listed above may also occur.
The Chiropractic Approach
Instead of treating the various symptoms of hyperactivity, we look for interfences to the child’s nervous system. We often find problems caused by spinal misalignment’s, aka subluxation, in the child’s upper neck.
In fact, this link between the spine, brain stem dysfunction and ADHD is common. A thorough chiropractic examination can and may reveal noticeable spinal misalignments, subluxation, even a reversal of the normal neck curve. That why we often recommend a schedule of safe, gentle, and natural chiropractic spinal adjustments to help restore normal spinal alignment and to reduce the accompanying nervous system interference.
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Of course, as parents, we always want the best for our kids. If your child is showing signs of ADHD and you would like to try chiropractic, then give us a call today.
Dr. Tom Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC. Dr. Kolarik offers affordable, gentle, conservative chiropractic care plans for both the individual and the family.
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March 15, 2011Posted by on
Have you ever tried to balance a 10-15 pound bowling ball on the finger tips of just one hand?
Well that is what your neck (cervical spine) does all day, 24/7/, 365 days a year.
Your neck and shoulder muscles work very hard holding up your head. Your neck, or cervical spine, is made up of seven vertebra that must be in the proper position or relationship to each other for them to work correctly and efficiently. A structural misalignment of even the tiniest amount can cause muscle pain and discomfort, this is one of the main causes of headaches. This misalignment can put pressure, either directly or indirectly, on the nerves exiting the spinal cord at the affected level. Doctors of Chiropractic call this a Subluxation.
Some over-the-counter and prescribed pain relievers might dull the pain, but they ignore the underlying cause!
Chiropractors see this sort of thing all the time. It’s almost routine. Chiropractic care has a long history of producing excellent benefits with those suffering from neck pain. And we do it naturally, without dangerous drugs or risky, dangerous, surgery.
At Kolarik Family Chiropractic we specialize in reducing interference to the nervous system in the neck. Many of our patients find that chiropractic care gives them relief from neck and shoulder complaints.
Call our office at 395-9487 to schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for today’s safe and natural chiropractic care.
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Dr. Kolarik practices in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC, at Kolarik Family Chiropractic. offering affordable individual plans and family plans making wellness chiropractic available to all.
February 21, 2011Posted by on
When children have ear infections parents can feel pretty helpless, not really knowing what to do.
Give Chiropractic a try.
With a properly working nerve system a child’s body has an amazing ability to heal itself. But, when the integrity of their nervous system has become impaired their immune response is also impaired and unable to fight infections as well.
It may surprise some to learn that the nervous system controls everything. When this nerve system becomes compromised it may also be accompanied with muscle tension (ache) . This tension can reduce the effectiveness of the Lymphatic system to properly drain compounding the problem.
The Chiropractic approach is simple. Chiropractic care isn’t a treatment for infections of any type. We look for muscle tensions and misalignment of the bones of the spine that may be affecting the child’s nervous system and their ability to fight infection. Chiropractors call this a Subluxation. If we find a Subluxation we gently reduce it with effective and safe chiropractic spinal adjustments. This helps to improve the nervous system, resulting in an improved immune response. Properly adjusting a child or even an infant typically requires only a gentle, light touch or light pressure in the right direction.
Children, and parents, love the Chiropractic approach. Everything is explained in advance. Chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective. Chiropractic is the natural choice.
Give us a call. We would like to help.
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Dr. Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic, LLC., located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC. At Kolarik Family Chiropractic we focus on the cause of your pain, prevention and wellness. Dr. Kolarik offers both individual and family plans that make Chiropractic care affordable and available to all.
February 16, 2011Posted by on
Back pain is a signal that something is not right. A sign that you have a problem that need addressing. The pain is a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself. Are you taking a drug, either over the counter or prescribed, to hide the symptom and ignore the cause?
There are many causes of back pain.
A couple of the more common causes are:
1) The bones of you spine, specifically in your low back or lumbar region are misaligned. This misalignment is called a Subluxation and causes pain.
2) You may have experienced a trauma that has injured a disc and caused it to bulge. Discs are the soft, pulpy, tissue between the spinal bones. When the disc bulge they may put pressure on a nearby nerve causing pain.
What are you going to do about it?
A) Ignore it. (Most likely the condition will worsen, not a good idea)
B) Physical therapy. (Stresses misaligned joints, does not address the cause, not a good idea)
C) Drugs, either prescribed or over the counter. (Numbs the body, masks the symptom, does not address the cause, not a good idea)
D) Surgery. (Dangerous, very expensive, dismal success rate, usually leads to additional unnecessary surgeries, does not address the cause, not a good idea)
According to Dr. Norman Marcus is Clinical Associate Professor in Anesthesiology and Psychiatry and Director of Muscle Pain Research at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine, a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and founder and medical director of the Norman Marcus Pain Institute, which is dedicated to pain elimination, rather than pain management. In an article on EmaxHealth written by Ruzanna Harutyunyan. “… Dr. Marcus notes that most MRIs of the low back are read as abnormal, frequently with herniated or bulging disks, and that as many as 50 percent of people with herniated disks have no back pain, while as many as 70 percent of those with degenerated lumbar disks have no pain. He cautions that, conversely, discovering herniated or degenerated disks in the spine of a patient in pain should never automatically lead to the assumption that the pain is originating from those disks. …”
The Chiropractic Approach.
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments help to restore misaligned bones to a more normal position thus improving spinal function. Allowing soft tissue to heal, inflammation to go down, pain to ease, and improving spinal stability.
If you do not already have a chiropractor I would like to be yours, schedule a consultation today.
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Dr. Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC. At Kolarik Family Chiropractic we focus on the cause of your pain, prevention and wellness. Dr. Kolarik offers both individual and family plans that make Chiropractic care affordable and available to all.