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May 13, 2011Posted by on
Recently I attended a large public awareness and fundraising event. While I enjoyed the event’s entertainment I was also pleasantly surprised that they allowed a Chiropractor to set up. But, after watching him off and on while we were enjoying the music and food I was in a state of shock at what I saw. This chiropractor was doing exactly the same thing to everybody he adjusted at this event. Not once did this chiropractor palpate the spine or preform any of the many simple checks he could have done that may have indicated the presence of a subluxation. Everybody he “adjusted” (I am using this term very loosely) received five moves. First he had them lay face down and he would push down in three (not two or four) locations, second he would have them lay on their right side and he would crack their low back then roll them onto their left side and crack their low back, then he would them lay on their back and he would crack their neck to the right then he would crack their neck to the left. I say crack because he certainly was not adjusting a subluxation nor was he, in my opinion, practicing chiropractic. This chiropractor is doing a great disservice to my chosen profession. Really it made me sick to think about how much damage he did to the recipients of his free “adjustment.”
If your chiropractor “adjusts” you like this you need a new chiropractor. Chiropractic is specific or it is nothing.
Let me ask you a question. If your chiropractor moves a vertebra one direction, does it make any sense at all for him to immediately move it back? The answer is a resounding NO.
True Chiropractic doctors examine your spine looking for spinal misalignment. A misalignment in the spine can cause an interference with the information carried by the nerves exiting the spine at that particular level. This interference decreases the body’s ability to adapt, decreases immune function, and a whole host of other problems.
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.
A real chiropractic adjustment is specific. It is not twisting and popping back and forth, to the right and then to the left.
Chiropractors gently correct the problem by using a broad range of adjusting methods. By correcting subluxations and restoring proper nerve flow, chiropractors help people enjoy more of their full potential for health and optimal performance. It’s about helping people of all ages – from infancy to active senior living – to enjoy better health under chiropractic care.
Dr. Tom Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC. Dr. Kolarik offers gentle, conservative chiropractic services in the Travelers Rest and surrounding area. Dr. Tom offers affordable individual and family plans.
April 29, 2011Posted by on
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a properly functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begins with the body’s inability to adapt to its environment.
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that 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 its normal motion, causes malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body.
What is Wellness?
The word “wellness” has no universally accepted definition, but we should know that it has nothing to do crisis care as delivered in a hospital setting.
WELLNESS: “A purposeful choice of a lifestyle characterized by personal responsibility, self-control, good nutrition, exercise and faith to achieve maximum personal enhancement of physical, mental, and emotional health.”
“The power that made the body is the only power that can heal the body, it happens no other way.”
Kolarik Family Chiropractic is currently accepting new patients. Kolarik Family Chiropractic offers quality, gentle, conservative chiropractic care to the residents of Travelers Rest, SC and surrounding areas of Marietta, Slater, Taylors, Greer, and North Greenville.
Now offering Individual and Monthly Plans.
- Individual Monthly Plan – only $97, entitles you to all necessary chiropractic checks and adjustments. And because research shows that regular chiropractic care helps patients of all ages from infancy to their geriatric years, this plan is a great way ensure your health is a top priority.
- Family Monthly Plan – only $175, entitles up to two adults (married) and three children under the age of 18, additional children add $20, to all necessary chiropractic checks and adjustments. The Family Plan is a great way to ensure your family’s health is a top priority.
We also offers pre-paid visit packages for as low as $15 per visit, these visits are good for one year after purchase. These packages and plans make chiropractic care affordable to everyone by removing the financial concern.
For more information please visit Kolarik Family Chiropractic.
Dr. Kolarik practices in Travelers Rest at Kolarik Family Chiropractic. Located at 308 N. Poinsett Hwy. Behind George Coleman Ford and next to Dave’s Barber Shop and the Cooper Lodge. My
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.
January 21, 2011Posted by on
You may be asking “children need chiropractic?”
Without hesitation, yes, children need chiropractic. Kids are always falling, bumping into things, getting exposed to who knows what at school.
In fact everybody with a spine needs a chiropractor and needs to have their spine checked for Subluxations regularly.
Healthy spines = healthy lives.
Having your children’s spine checked regularly and adjusted when necessary helps to improve their immune response, improves their body’s ability to adapt and self regulate.
My three children have been under chiropractic care since they were born and they have never had an ear infection. They are growing up strong with a healthy spine.
For more information about Chiropractic visit Kolarik Family Chiropractic
Dr. Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC. At Kolarik Family Chiropractic we focus on prevention and wellness. Dr. Kolarik offers both individual and family plans that make Chiropractic care affordable and available to all.