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Archive for February 2016

Chiropractic: Not Just for Back and Neck Pain

February 29, 2016, 10:09 pm

Chiropractors have tremendous success treating back pain, neck pain, and headaches.  However, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many other health conditions not typically associated with chiropractic.

Many people come to The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy because they have had little or no response to medical treatment or other chiropractic treatments.  Here are some common conditions we see in our clinic that have had successful outcomes with chiropractic:

Headaches              About the Doctor for square box        Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Back and neck pain           Fibromyalgia

Auto injuries/whiplash        Hormone Imbalances

Sports Injuries                  Digestive issues

Depression                       Allergies

Arthritis

There are many different chiropractic techniques that may be used for adjustments.  At The Institute some of the specific chiropractic techniques and methods Dr. Burrup has been trained in include Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, Activator, Toggle Recoil, Nimmo, sports injury and extremity adjustment.

The goal of our clinic is to help our patients become empowered with their health, achieving their optimal wellness goals.  If you are suffering needlessly from pain, have a condition that has not responded well to medical care or other chiropractic treatments, or are trying to achieve optimal wellness in your life, chiropractic can help you on the road back to better health!

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including Sandy, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, Murray, and all other Salt Lake Metro areas. Come experience the difference at The Institute!

Chiropractic and Essential Oils, a Natural Fit

February 23, 2016, 5:52 pm

At The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy we recommend to many of our patients that they use Essential Oils to compliment other holistic therapies that they receive at our clinic and that they do on their own at home.

Chiropractors know that when adjusting the body it is important to work on relaxing the muscle tissue.  At The Institute, we use percussion massage with most of our chiropractic treatments . Therapeutic grade essential oils may also be recommended for home use and have the following benefits: increase circulation, decrease soreness and discomfort, and calm and relax muscle tissue. Essential oils can decrease pain levels, increase relaxation, and can assist the chiropractic adjustment in helping the body heal faster.  The chemical structure of essential oils allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body within 30 seconds of application.

Essential Oils have been used for more than a thousand years for countless health problems and conditions as well as for use in daily living (cleaning, perfumes, etc.). Essential oils can have a tremendous effect on the mind and body with a very small dose and very few side effects.

At the Institute we have our own private line of essential oils under the label Essential Essence, which may be purchased from us anywhere within the United States. They are extremely high quality and NOT sold through network marketing.

 

For more information please see our ESSENTIAL OILS PAGE

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Auto Accidents: The 3 Things You Need to Know

February 17, 2016, 5:45 pm

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Even a minor car accident can lead to health problems and chronic pain .  If you, a friend, or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, here are 3 Things You Should Know About Your Health:

  1. 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 to treat and prevent minor problems that have the potential to grow over time.  TIP: Studies show that ICE applied immediately to the injured area will help keep swelling and pain to a minimum.
  2. 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.
  3. Chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies can have a tremendous effect on pain management and restoring mobility after an accident.  The sooner you see a chiropractor after a car accident the faster the healing process occurs

 

Pain is a protective mechanism of the human body that indicates an underlying trauma or injury to the tissue. Pain-killers only cover up the sensation of pain without correcting the underlying cause.  Auto injuries limit mobility and physical independence because of pain.  Putting off identifying the actual cause of pain may increase the risk of inflammation, disc degeneration, and other problems. Consequently, this delays healing and may lead to stiffness, limited range of motion, and other issues related to mobility.  A chiropractor can address and treat these problems.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides auto injury treatments in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

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Arthritis: Exercise is a Critical Key

February 12, 2016, 9:11 pm

What is the one of the most helpful ways to prevent and treat arthritis?  Exercise! Balanced with rest, it is critical for treatment of arthritis.

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 of arthritis, 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 of arthritis, patients should talk to their health care providers.

Chiropractic care can also greatly help the arthritic patient.  Chiropractic helps restore the body’s natural ability to function and heal itself, providing more relief to patients with arthritis.  Chiropractic can reduce pain, help increase range of motion, lessen stiffness, and help increase circulation and nerve function to all areas of the body by removing interference to those nerves.

Laser therapy has also shown great benefits in reducing pain during flare ups. Laser therapy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the affected area.  This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain.

To find out more about chiropractic and laser therapy as treatments for arthritis and other conditions, please click the following links:

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Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor certified in Class IV Laser Therapy and provides care for patients with arthritis and many other conditions in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

Homeopathy: the Natural Cure

February 9, 2016, 7:10 pm

Homeopathic remedies treat a wide variety of conditions such as allergies, hormone imbalances, digestive problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, colds and flus, etc.  The range of problems in which homeopathic remedies can be used is extensive and includes first aid, acute illnesses, and all manner of chronic conditions.Homeopathy

Homeopathy activates the body’s self-healing processes by using very small doses of natural substances from all three realms of nature – plant, mineral, and animal. These activate the body’s systems to initiate the healing response and cure disease naturally, gently and promptly.

The speed of results from a Homeopathic Remedy can vary widely, depending on whether the illness is acute or chronic and what the underlying cause of the condition is.  In acute illnesses, the appropriate remedy can act within minutes. It is commonplace to see a child who is screaming out in pain with an earache, drop off to sleep in one or two minutes after a dose of the appropriate remedy. Though astounding improvements often take place, instant improvements do not occur in chronic or long-term conditions. Improvements for chronic conditions usually take a few weeks, and may take as long as 1 to 2 months for noticeable improvement in some cases.

For more information on Homeopathic Remedies CLICK HERE!

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who specializes in the use of homeopathic remedies to treat patients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

10 Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

February 6, 2016, 11:17 pm

What are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.Massage Therapy image
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

 

To introduce Massage Therapy to current and new patients we are offering one-time Special Offer of a One Hour Massage for $29 on a first come first serve basis.  We also have low cost monthly programs for Massage Therapy (The Rub Club!) for as little as $39.95 a month.

For more information on massage or to schedule your One Hour Massage, call 801-567-0557 or CLICK HERE

The Institute offers Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, and other Wellness Modalities in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Draper, Sandy, Murray, and all other Salt Lake Metro Areas.  Come experience the difference at The Institute!

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Low Pack Pain: The Most Effective Treatment

February 1, 2016, 5:48 pm

Low pack pain imageLow Back Pain leads to millions of dollars of lost work and untold suffering every day.  And studies show that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Many factors can be responsible for Low Pack Pain such as improper lifting, over-exertion, stress, and trauma. Many research studies have shown that chiropractic care is safer and often more effective than back surgery.  The simplicity and success of chiropractic adjustments has helped many patients avoid risky surgery….no drugs, nothing invasive, just pain relief.

Until recently, researchers believed that back pain will “heal” on its own.  However, a recent study showed that when back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily, but will most likely return.  Only 9% of the people who had low back pain for more than 30 days were pain free 5 years later.

If your back pain is not resolving quickly, visit your chiropractor.  Your pain will often result from mechanical problems that your chiropractor can address.  It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.  Studies show that adjustments by a chiropractor are the most effective way to treat back pain!

One of our South Jordan patients writes, “I am a nurse and after a 12-hour shift at the hospital I would literally leave, get in my car, and cry because of pain in my lower back.  After a couple of months of seeing Dr. Burrup that was no longer the case.  I can now work a 12-hour shift and have minimal to NO pain by the end of the day.  This has all happened with four months of treatments…I will keep seeing Dr. Burrup for years to come.  This is the best I have felt in years!” –LH

For more information on how a chiropractor can help you, please see our Chiropractic Page on our website.

The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy provides care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide chiropractic and other holistic services to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute! Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net.