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Can Chiropractic Care Really Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

September 14, 2017, 2:22 pm

Can Chiropractic Care Really Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

The short answer is: YES!

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can include extreme fatigue and exhaustion, unexplained pain, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, memory loss, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating or focusing, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not always understood by health care practitioners.  There is often a variety of factors that that are happening with one’s health that can end up allowing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to develop in a person.  Some of these can include stress, headaches, arthritis, restless leg syndrome, allergies, insomnia, and depression.

How does Chiropractic help treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chiropractic adjustments “re-align” the spine and other bones in the body that may be putting pressure on nerves and/or blood flow to all the organs and systems in the body.  Chiropractic adjustments thus help the body restore proper function to affected areas, and allow the body to heal itself.

It is important to remember that the “whole person” needs to be addressed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well with as any other health condition.  Your chiropractor may also recommend diet changes, addition of supplements, exercise, stress reduction, emotional release techniques, and better sleep habits.

Many patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report having less pain, more mobility, better sleep, increased ability to focus, and overall better health with chiropractic care.  Chiropractic is a non-invasive and drug-free alternative for treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!

The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic, acupuncture, and other wellness care to patients in the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, including Utah County, Davis county, and even some from out of state!  Come see how our chiropractor, Dr. Trent Burrup, can help you get well and stay well.  Experience the difference at The Institute!

For more information please visit our website at SuperDocDC.com.

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5 Best Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Sciatica

September 11, 2017, 4:19 pm

Sciatica is persistent pain along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, through the buttock, and into the lower leg.  The Sciatic Nerve is the longest and widest nerve in your body.  Sciatic pain usually develops from general use, and wear and tear  of your lower spine, not as a result of injury.

Low Back Pain image, man holding low backThe 5 Best Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Sciatica:

  1. Maintain proper posture:  People who have good posture help their body to have proper nerve and blood flow, which may be impaired by prolonged poor posture.  Poor posture can cause aching, pain, and impaired nerve function over time.
  2. Exercise regularly:  The risk for sciatica is much lower when the muscles and tissues of your body are strong and healthy.
  3. Maintain a healthy diet and weight:  I know, the last thing you want to hear…but it is so true!  The better you eat, the better the body works, and a healthy weight puts less pressure on nerves and blood flow, directly affecting the sciatic nerve.
  4. Use good body mechanics when lifting:  Injury is less common as a reason for developing sciatica.  However, when injury is involved, poor lifting techniques are a common reason for injury that leads to sciatica.
  5. Get regular chiropractic care:  Chiropractic adjustments offer a drug-free, non-invasive treatment option as well as preventive care for sciatica.  The goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore/maintain spinal movement, which improves function while decreasing pain and inflammation.  Depending on the cause of the sciatica, your chiropractor may use ice/heat therapy, ultrasound, and rehab exercises in addition to chiropractic adjustments in your treatment.

While it is not always possible to prevent sciatica, these suggestions improve spinal health and the overall health of the body, and can greatly lower your risk for developing sciatica.

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic and wellness care for sciatica and many other conditions.  We provide chiropractic and other wellness services to patients in West Jordan and the Salt Lake City Metro area.  Come experience the difference at The Institute!

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HEADACHES: 4 Ways to Prevent and Treat WITHOUT MEDICATIONS

August 28, 2017, 2:46 pm

Headaches are common, NOT normal.  And because they are so common, most people think that getting a headache is just a normal part of life!  It doesn’t have to be……

4Ways to Prevent and Treat Headaches Without Medications:Headache, man holding front of head, Chiropractic and Acupuncture Institute

  1. Drink more Water.  Most people do not consume enough water each day.  Dehydration can lead to headaches! Keep a water bottle with you throughout the day and drink at least 8 cups (64 oz.) each day.
  2. Take a break from electronic devices.  When you are continuously looking at a computer, and especially when looking down at a phone or other device, the muscles in your eyes and neck get strained.  Taking short breaks and stretching your neck for a few minutes will make a big difference (and feels great!)
  3. Acupuncture/acupressure.  Studies show acupuncture to be an effective treatment for headaches.  We have had a lot of success at our clinic treating people who have headaches with acupuncture or acupressure, especially when combined with chiropractic care.
  4. Chiropractic adjustments. Many people find relief from their headaches with chiropractic adjustments.  The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy has helped many people get drug-free results, drastically reducing and/or totally eliminating their headaches!  Some estimates suggest that 25% of the population has a headache right now…are you one of them?

Headaches are most often a sign that something is not right in your body.  There are many types of headaches and many things can cause them. Medications cover up the pain, but don’t correct the underlying cause. If you can treat the cause of the headache, it will go away!

For more information on how chiropractic, acupuncture, and other wellness therapies can help your headaches, please see our What We Do page at SuperDocDC.com.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor and graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He provides chiropractic care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, and Holiday.  We have patients from Utah County and as far north as Logan, even some from out of state!  Come experience the difference at The Institute!

What is Chiropractic?

July 25, 2017, 11:15 pm

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There is no part of your body that escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments can cause poor health and function, even in areas far away from the spine and spinal cord itself. These misalignments are called subluxations, and can reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine has the potential to alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses.  This may result in preventing the affected portions of your body from responding and acting in a healthy way.

Natural health care without drugs or surgery

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments (subluxations) and restore proper function to the nervous system.  This helps your body to heal naturally, on its own. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Instead, a chiropractic spinal adjustment is used, the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spine.  This corrects the misalignment, allowing normal nerve transmission and helping your body to heal on its own.

Chiropractic is used for both acute and chronic health conditions.  Chiropractic is best known for reducing/eliminating back and neck pain, but chiropractors can do so much more!  The chiropractic approach to health is to look at the whole person, not just the body part affected by pain or disease.  By reducing and eliminating spinal misalignments with a chiropractic adjustment, the body can begin to heal itself.  Many times the patient will experience improvement in several areas of their health in addition to improvement of their primary complaint.  When the body is free to function properly, the improved nerve and blood flow can help more than just one area of pain or dysfunction!

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic and wellness care to patients in the Salt Lake Metro and surrounding areas.  Come see how chiropractic can help you and your family…experience the difference at the Institute!

Eating Better….You Really Can Do It!

June 8, 2017, 6:01 pm

Eat Better…you really can! Most people yo-yo diet and permanent weight loss and better health seem elusive.  What can you do to make eating better permanent?  Find healthy food that you like Nutrition and Chiropractic, Vegetables from Garden image(it IS possible) and slowly replace the junk…make it a lifestyle change, a little at a time.  That is the only way to have changes that last for your health, your weight, and how you feel every day.

Many of our society’s chronic health problems are a result of nutritional deficiencies.  Eating far too much junk food and not nearly enough nutrient rich foods. If organs in the body are not getting the nutrients they need, over time they begin to break down and wear out, ultimately leading to disease. The best source of nutrition is from healthy food.  However, the typical diet of most Americans is not healthy!

For this reason, nutritional supplementation can also be very beneficial, and for some people it is a must.  However, the quality of a nutritional supplement is extremely important.  Some supplements are made from whole foods and some are synthetically made chemicals.   Synthetic vitamins only contain one small chemically made portion of the vitamin complex, whereas whole food supplements contain the whole vitamin complex (the vitamin plus what the body needs to actually use it).  Whole food nutritional supplements are far superior to synthetic vitamins.

Proper nutrition, in addition to regular adjustments by your chiropractor can help prevent disease, balance the body so it can heal itself and overcome physical and emotional stress and illnesses, and most importantly…you will feel better!

At The Institute, in addition to chiropractic and wellness therapies, Dr. Burrup educates and counsels our patients on how to make healthy lifestyle and diet choices, leading to more energy, fewer health problems, weight loss (or gain when needed), and overall better health.  Good Nutrition and Chiropractic Care really do make a Healthy Lifestyle!

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides nutritional counseling and supplements 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!

Chiropractic: Why Do My Joints Make “Popping” Sounds?

May 26, 2017, 4:12 pm

Have you ever wondered what all the “snap, crackle, pop” noises are when you get a chiropractic adjustment?  Dr. Trent Burrup explains what that is and how it relates to a chiropractic adjustment. Please enjoy our video by clicking below!

The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic, and other wellness 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 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!

Chiropractic Care and RIBS

May 22, 2017, 11:48 am

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Chiropractic Care For Misaligned Ribs

Chiropractors can adjust misaligned ribs.  This can be a common problem, and there are many reasons a person may experience a rib “out of place”.

The ribs are attached to the thoracic spine, and their primary function is to protect internal organs, primarily the heart and lungs. Ribs constantly move while you breathe, allowing your chest to contract and expand.  Since your ribs are in constant motion, it doesn’t take much for a misalignment to occur. Usually a person will notice a pinching sensation in the front or back of the chest area if a rib is out of alignment.

Some common reasons for misaligned ribs include: Poor posture, Pregnancy, Yard work, Working out, Heavy Lifting, Extreme Coughing and Sneezing, and anything else that puts pressure on the rib cage.

Chiropractors are trained to know how to address misaligned ribs and put them back into place. Regular Chiropractic adjustments can also help prevent the misalignment of ribs. If you are constantly in pain from rib misalignment, there may be an underlying problem that needs to be addressed, warranting chiropractic care.

For more information on how chiropractic adjustments can help your misaligned ribs and other health problems, please see our home page at SuperDocDC.com.

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic, acupuncture, and other wellness therapies to patients in West Jordan, and the Salt Lake City Metro Area.  Our chiropractor, Dr. Trent Burrup focuses on wellness through chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture treatments and numerous other holistic therapies. Come experience the difference at The Institute!

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Chiropractors and Exercise: Research says it is Better than Drugs

May 4, 2017, 4:28 pm

Chiropractors and Exercise Are Better than Drugs, says Research…whiplash, woman in pain holding neck

If you visit a conventional physician for pain, there’s a very good chance you’ll leave with a prescription for a medication, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs like Ibuprofen), acetaminophen (Tylenol) and even opioids (OxyContin, Vicodin, etc.).  These are the go-to treatment for pain in the modern medical world.

However, there are better options than drugs for neck pain, not only in terms of pain relief, but also in helping to treat the underlying cause of the pain so that healing can truly occur. Wellness doctors such as chiropractors and osteopathic physicians (DOs) have helped millions of patients achieve pain relief without drugs.

Study Shows Exercises and Chiropractic Care Beat Drugs for Neck Pain

According to a study published in 2012 in the Annals of Internal Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health, medication is not the best option for treating neck pain.

After following 272 neck-pain patients for 12 weeks, those who used a chiropractor or exercise were more than twice as likely to be pain free compared to those who took medication.

Specifically:

  • 32 percent who received chiropractic care became pain free
  • 30 percent of those who exercised became pain free
  • 13 percent of those treated with medication became pain free

Researchers concluded:

“For participants with acute and subacute neck pain, SMT [spinal manipulation therapy] (in other words, a chiropractic adjustment) was more effective than medication in both the short and long term. However, a few instructional sessions of HEA [home exercise with advice] resulted in similar outcomes at most time points.”

In the case of neck pain, and many other kinds of pain, the underlying cause is often related to body mechanics (posture) or misalignments in your spine.  Addressing your posture, exercising, and chiropractic care is very effective at relieving the pain and addressing the underlying cause. If you have chronic pain of any kind, please understand that there are many safe and effective alternatives to prescription and over-the-counter painkillers.  These may require some patience as exercising, good posture habits, and chiropractic adjustments take time to help the body heal from a chronic problem that took months or even years to develop.

To see the full article containing information on this study and more about chiropractic care and specific exercises, please click HERE.

For more information on how chiropractic and wellness care can help you, please see our home page HERE.

Chiropractic: Digestive Help Without Medications

April 27, 2017, 2:04 pm

Did you know that over $80 billion are spent each year on drugs to relieve heartburn, bloating, gas, acid reflux, irritable bowel, diarrhea, constipation, and other digestive disorders? These symptoms of abnormalNutrition and Chiropractic, Vegetables from Garden image digestion are becoming ever more prevalent in our society. Science and research have shown that chiropractic care offers a powerful solution to this modern-day epidemic.

The nervous system of your body controls digestive function from nerves that come out of the brain stem, down through your vertebrae (back bones), and from there out to your digestive organs. A misalignment in your spine can lead to compromised nerves which can alter digestive function.

Wellness oriented chiropractors search and find the location of such spinal misalignments termed `subluxations.` A specific chiropractic adjustment realigns the altered region(s) of your spine and restores nerve supply to the deficient organs. This chiropractic approach honors the body’s innate ability to heal by enhancing organ function & quality of life.

Several studies have demonstrated the power of chiropractic adjustments restoring optimal function in individuals with digestive problems. In one published case study, a young woman had been afflicted with irritable bowel symptoms once or twice a week for 5 years. After one chiropractic adjustment she noticed an easing of symptoms and within a short time all her digestive problems disappeared. When the report was published 2 years later she was still symptom free.

Another case study showed that chiropractic care can be effective for infants with digestive disturbances. Researchers chose three infants who were experiencing infrequent bowel movements with resulting distress.  Parents of these infants had reported following medication regimens and diet changes without any results. The infants began chiropractic care and all three experienced almost immediate improvement. By the end of the study all three had bowel movements at least once every day.

Subluxations within specific areas of the spine can prevent the bowel and other digestive organs from functioning properly. Regular chiropractic care can help patients prevent and treat a wide range of digestive issues.  For more information on how chiropractic can help you, please visit our home page at www.SuperDocDC.com.

Acupuncture Without Needles…..For Real?

April 18, 2017, 5:02 pm

Yes! Acupuncture CAN be done without needles.

Have you ever been nervous about acupuncture? Learn about NEEDLE-LESS ACUPUNCTURE and what alternatives can be used instead of needles for acupuncture.

But first…here is the truth about needles: The needles used in acupuncture are very small compared to needles used for getting shots or drawing blood.  Six to ten 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 acupuncture needles when they are inserted. Those that do feel any discomfort equate it with that of a small pinch during the acupuncture treatment.

However, Needles Do Not Have to be Used in Acupuncture. Some of the other forms of stimulation to acupuncture points 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.

See the video below to see Needless Acupuncture demonstrated by Dr. Trent Burrup.

To find out more about acupuncture and what conditions it can be used for, please CLICK HERE to visit our Acupuncture Page.