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Archive for April 2015

Disc Problems…And What To Do About Them

April 27, 2015, 12:41 pm

The disc is a small cartilage pad that is situated between spinal bones.  Each one serves as a connector, spacer, and shock absorber for the spine.  When healthy, discs allow normal turning and bending.

If a spinal joint loses its normal motion, the health of the disc deteriorates.  Trauma or injury to the spine can cause discs to bulge, herniate, or worse, rupture.

The chiropractic approach to disc problems is to help restore better motion and position to the spinal joint.  Besides reducing disc bulging, better spinal function helps reduce inflammation and begin the slow process of healing the surrounding soft tissues.Spine with pelvis image

One of our Salt Lake City patients writes, “When I came into Dr. Burrup’s office for the first time I could barely walk.  My lower back has given me grief for the past four years due to a herniated disc.  I came to Dr. Burrup frustrated, desperate, and fed up with the pain and inconvenience of a back injury.  By the end of that first appointment, even though I didn’t feel any different physically, I finally felt like there may be some hope for a normal, pain free life.  I am after all only 37 years old and have a lot more live to live.  Within the first two weeks of treatment I felt a dramatic difference in my back.  I felt stronger, more agile, and had more confidence in my body’s ability to move and LIVE than I had felt in four years!  Since then, now six months later, I continue to feel an amazing difference in my quality of life and ability to live and move without the fear of losing mobility at any moment.  It has truly changed my life!” (H.J., Salt Lake City)

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

Dr. Trent Burrup provides care in Salt Lake City and surrounding metro areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Cottonwood Heights, and South Salt Lake.  come experience the difference at The Institute!

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Whiplash…What You Need To Know…

April 23, 2015, 10:39 pm

Whiplash is most commonly received from riding in a car that is struck from behind or that collides with another object. The injuries to the neck caused by the sudden movement of the head backward, forward, or sideways, is referred to as “whiplash.” Even minor automobile accidents can lead to chronic pain and injury. Never assume that you are not injured just because there is little or no damage to your car.Whiplash, woman holding neck

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. In some cases, as the body tries to adapt, symptoms may not show up for weeks or even months later. The sooner you seek treatment, the less likely it will be that you will have severe pain or permanent damage.

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. Chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies can have a tremendous effect on pain management and restoring mobility after an accident.

For more information on whiplash and care after an auto accident, please see our Auto Accident 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, and other cities in the Salt Lake Metro Area.…come experience the difference at The Institute!

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$19 One Hour Massage!!! Don’t miss it!!!

April 17, 2015, 11:28 am


We are excited to announce that we are now offering Massage Therapy at The Institute! Massage Therapy image

To introduce Massage Therapy to our patients we are offering a very limited one-time Special Offer of a One Hour Massage for $19 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.

We are excited to offer these new monthly programs.  However, please understand that we have only 100 memberships available for the Rub Club!  So please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to participate.

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

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Low Back Pain…Affecting Your Every Day Life?

April 14, 2015, 4:05 pm

Low pack pain imageLow Back Pain results in millions of dollars of lost work and untold suffering every day.  Many factors can be responsible for Low Pack Pain.  Improper sitting or lifting, over-exertion, sleeping on a mattress too firm or too soft, stress, trauma, or even inherited spinal abnormalities can be the cause. 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. 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 would 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 feel Dr. Burrup has saved my life so to speak, because without his help, I know without a doubt I would have had to quit my job and take an early retirement, which would have been disastrous for me and my family.  I had seen five or six chiropractors before Dr. Burrup and none of them helped me.  I will keep seeing Dr. Burrup to keep me going for years to come.  This is the best I have felt in years!” –LH For more information on how chiropractic can help you, please see our Chiropractic Page on our website. Image courtesy of graur razvan ionut at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Headaches Do Not Have To Be a Normal Part of Your Life!

April 10, 2015, 10:50 am


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

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 headaches such as: stress, hormones, certain foods, preservatives, alcohol, and toxic fumes, just to name a few.  A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and upper back…bones being out of alignment.  This can affect the nerves and blood vessels to the head.  When nerves and surrounding tissues are stretched or irritated because of misalignment, they can produce painful headaches.  Medications may cover up the pain, but do not correct the underlying structural cause.

Many people find relief and correction with chiropractic care.  The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy has helped many people get drug-free results, drastically reducing or totally eliminating patient’s headaches!  Some estimates suggest that 25% of the population has a headache right now…are you one of them?

For more information on how chiropractic, acupuncture, and other modalities 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, 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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Coming Soon….New Video Library!

April 6, 2015, 11:02 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!