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All Natural Pain Relief. No Prescription Required.

Everyday in my office I see people in pain and suffering. Most of them have already been to their general practitioner that has given them a prescription for something that may hide or cover up the symptoms, but does nothing for the problem. So when the drug wears off the pain remains. The ill health, pain and suffering was and is not caused by a shortage of prescription drugs in our bodies.

How is this possible, since a child I am sure most of you have been told if you’re in pain you either suffer until it’s over or you go to the pharmacy and get some ibuprofen or Advil, if this doesn’t help the next stop is your GP and most likely something stronger (with more side effects).

What if the pain killers you are prescribed just dull the pain or start becoming less effective the longer you take them for. Maybe it’s time to reconsider your options.

What other options do you have, well there are some herbal and natural supplements that have been shown to sometimes help, or you may have heard about Chiropractic.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a completely natural, gentle and effective treatment for pain originating from misaligned vertebra (bones) in the spine. Many a patient has crawled in to see me with severe back pain or with their neck frozen in a position as it’s too painful to move (after they have tried physical therapy, drugs, massage therapy, surgery). Following a short course of chiropractic spinal adjustments they discover that their immune system is stronger, they no longer have the pain that brought them in to see me, they no longer need to take the prescription drug they didn’t need in the first place, their range of motion has increased, they sleep better, etc….

Chiropractic focuses on restoring the integrity of the nervous system because it is the nervous system that controls all the other systems in our bodies. If your nervous system is not working as it should, then the systems it controls (all of them) can not work as good as they could. This can result in ill health, pain and suffering.

You do not need a referral to visit a chiropractor,
and you do not need a prescription.

Now what?

First, schedule your family so they can begin benefiting from chiropractic care.

Second, please forward this newsletter to friends and colleagues that are experiencing headaches, neck and/or back pain or experiencing ill health.

When your nerves work better, everything works better! 

Sincerely,

Tom Kolarik, DC
Kolarik Family Chiropractic

Dr. Kolarik Practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic in Travelers Rest, SC. Also serving Taylors, Greer, Marietta, and North Greenville. Kolarik Family Chiropractic offers affordable individual and family plans.

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Medical Research Supports Chiropractic Wellness Care.

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.”

For more information visit Kolarik Family Chiropractic.

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.

Chiropractic And Wellness

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

Children, ADHD And Chiropractic.

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
  • Hyperactivity
  • 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.

Find Out More

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.

For more information please visit Kolarik Family Chiropractic

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Children, Ear Aches and Chiropractic.

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.

Visit Kolarik Family Chiropractic

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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.

Optimal Health With Little or No Medication. Part 3.

In my previous posts I discussed the dangers of side effects from prescribed medications, and the very important role of Chiropractic care. In this post I will be discussing the importance of good nutrition and it’s role in optimal health.

There are so many theories about how we should eat and there are good aspects of many of them. Common sense tells us that we should eat to live and not live to eat. Science tells us to eat foods that are high in fiber, low in highly processed saturated fat. I believe we should try to eat 10 – 13 servings per day of fresh, preferably organic, fruits and vegetables. Meats when consumed should not exceed 1 – 2 servings per day. Lean meats such as organic grass fed beef and buffalo are good examples. All meats should be trimmed very lean. All meats with steroids and antibiotics should be avoided if possible. Fish should be wild caught and not farm raised. Try to eliminate or limit the amount of inflammation causing highly processed white flour and sugars. Instead try using whole wheat and natural sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup when possible. Do not drink any soda pop as it is loaded with highly processed chemicals and sweeteners. Breakfast should be the larges and most important meal of the day. Giving you all day to burn off the calories of your largest meal. Evening snacks should be limited. Drink plenty of pure water. All excess calories we consume that our body does not use is stored as fat.

If you are a milk drinker tray to consume only non homogenized milk. If non homogenized milk is not available limit the amount of homogenized milk you drink and use only low fat. The homogenization of milk is done only for appearance purposes. The process beaks down large fat globules into smaller pieces and suspends them in the milk so the cream does not rise to the top of the jug. The large fat globules prior to homogenization do not readily pass through the lining of the intestines are not easily absorbed into your blood stream. The now smaller fat globules easily pass through the intestines into the blood causing a much higher incidence of atherosclerotic build up in your blood vessels. Remember that the more a food is processed the worse it is for you.

There is an obesity epidemic in children ages 2-19, 33% are overweight, leading to a dramatic increase in childhood diabetes. Obese children are much more likely to become obese adults with all of the degenerative diseases associated with obesity.

The overall message here is to eat a well balanced diet of food in it’s natural state the way God intended it to be eaten. Stay away from highly processed foods.

In my next post I will discuss the importance of supplements in achieving optimal health.

For more information visit: Kolarik Family Chiropractic

Dr. Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC. At Kolarik Family Chiropractic walk-ins are welcome and our fees are affordable.

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.