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Archive for November 2014

Coming Soon…New Video Library!!!

November 29, 2014, 2:04 pm

Dr. Burrup will soon be posting new and fun educational videos about alternative health and much of what we do in our wellness center…so keep an eye out for our video posts!

THIS WEEK’S TOP SUCCESS STORY…

November 26, 2014, 5:57 pm

“One day my neck, arm, and hand went numb and then I had severe pain and tingling. Dr. Burrup did several different treatments and soon there was NO PAIN. Now it is almost 100% better!”

—Brenda T

Injured in a Car Accident? Here is what you should know about your health….

November 14, 2014, 2:33 pm

Chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies can have a tremendous effect on pain management and restoring mobility after an accident.  Even a minor auto accident can lead to chronic pain and health problems.  If you, a friend, or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, here’s what you should know about your health.

Even a minor car accident can cause injury.  Never assume that you are not injured just because there is little or no damage to your car.  Seek professional care immediately.

  1. The most common auto accident injury is whiplash.  Muscle aches, soreness, headaches and other symptoms associated with whiplash may not show up until 24-72 hours after the accident.   The sooner you seek treatment, the less likely it will be that you will have severe pain or permanent damage.
  2. Studies show that ICE applied immediately to the injured area will help keep swelling and pain to a minimum.

 

Pain is a protective mechanism that indicates an underlying injury or trauma to the tissue. Pain-killers only mask the sensation of pain without correcting the underlying cause.  Auto injuries limit mobility and physical independence due to pain. A delay in identifying the actual cause of pain can increase the risk of inflammation, disc degeneration, muscle atrophy and other complications. Consequently, this delays healing and also leads to stiffness, limited range of motion, and other related issues with mobility.  A chiropractor can address and treat these problems. The sooner you see a chiropractor after a car accident the faster the healing process occurs.

Don’t Take Arthritis Lying Down!

November 10, 2014, 5:45 pm

Years ago, doctors hardly ever told arthritis patients to “go take a hike” or “go for a swim.” Arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down. But not so anymore, recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life for arthritis patients than the traditional recommendation of bed rest and drug therapy.

pic runningExercise is critical in successful arthritis management. It helps maintain healthy and strong muscles, joint mobility, flexibility, endurance, and helps control weight.  Rest, on the other hand, helps to decrease active joint inflammation, pain, and fatigue. For best results, arthritis patients need a good balance between the two: more rest during the active phase of arthritis, and more exercise during remission.  During acute systematic flares or local joint flares, patients should put joints gently through their full range of motion once a day, with periods of rest.  To see how much rest is best during flares, patients should talk to their health care providers.

Did you know? Acupuncture does not always use needles!

November 4, 2014, 3:59 pm

Needles do not have to be used in acupuncture! Some other forms of acupuncture stimulation include laser light, electrical impulses, firm rubbing or pressure, tapping the point, or taping an object to the point such as a small metal ball.

The needles used in acupuncture are very small compared to needles used for getting shots or drawing blood.  6-10 acupuncture needles will fit inside a standard hypodermic needle used for drawing blood.  They are very thin and, depending on the style of acupuncture used, can be inserted a couple of millimeters or a full inch into the acupoint.  Many people do not feel the needles when they are inserted. Those that do feel any discomfort equate it with that of a small pinch.

To learn more about acupuncture, including WHAT CONDITIONS ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP click here.

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