Monday, March 3, 2014

Did You Know? - March 2014

March 2014

Hi Everybody Dr. Norris here. 
There are a lot of misconceptions, misunderstandings and outright fibs regarding the art and science of Chiropractic.  Allow me to resolve a few of them. 

  • Chiropractic is the largest non-medical healthcare profession in America.  Despite this only around 15% of the population utilizes chiropractic care.  
  • Most people seeing a Doctor of Chiropractic are seeking relief of neck and back pain.  They may not be aware that ankle sprains, wrist injuries, shoulder pain, earaches and jaw pain usually respond well to chiropractic treatments.
  • While in school, Chiropractors receive more training in x-ray and therapy than medical doctors.  Students in medical training only take these classes as additional elective courses.
  • While the scope of practice changes from state to state, in California, Doctors of Chiropractic are not allowed to prescribe medication.  We can prescribe therapy, nutritional advice, exercises and diagnostic tests such as MRIs.
  • Most professional sports teams employ chiropractors.  NFL, NBA and PGA tour athletes have access to chiropractic care.  They report improved performance and quicker healing from injuries.  Olympic athletes have utilized chiropractors for over 30 years.  When you are one of the best athletes in the world you want the best healthcare treatments available... that includes Chiropractic care.

Chiropractic doctors are trained to treat health problems naturally with manual treatments, therapy and exercises.  Feel free to ask me about your health questions.

As always if you or someone you care about is in pain or having a health issue have them call for a consultation.  That's what I love to do, help people.
“Because nobody has time for pain!”
Dr. Michael Norris

HEALTH TIP: The best way to stop a muscle cramp.
Muscle cramps are usually caused by fatigued or dehydrated muscles especially when they are quickly contracted.  When a cramp happens... slowly stretch the muscle.  If it's the calf muscle pull your foot back, if it's the hamstring straighten and stretch your leg.  After a few seconds the cramp will subside.  Then drink cool water to rehydrate.  Gentle massage and an ice pack will help lessen the residual soreness.  

"You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are. ~ J. Jacques

*Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or, medical problems. It is not intended to replace your doctor's recommendations. The information is provided for educational purposes only. Response to care and nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.