Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Back to the Basics- June 2015

June 2015

Hi Everybody This Is Dr. Norris.
There are many causes for back and neck pain; they range from the rare (tumors and nerve/muscle diseases), the serious but less likely (cancer and kidney stones), and the most common cause which is musculoskeletal dysfunction. You may be asking, “What is musculoskeletal dysfunction?” Simply put,  it is muscle, connective tissue, nerve and bone which are not functioning properly. The most common cause of musculoskeletal dysfunction is vertebral subluxation. The resultant symptoms can include pain, muscle spasm, numbness, tingling, weakness and decreased mobility.

Let me give you the best illustration of how this happens. Imagine a hose and sprinkler going to a lush green lawn. As long as the water is not interrupted the lawn will keep growing. Now what happens if someone puts a large rock on the hose? Only a trickle of water makes it through the collapsed hose and after awhile the lawn begins to brown. The longer the water is interrupted the worse the lawn becomes. Our nerves function similar to a hose. The water running through the hose is like the electrical energy running through our nerves. When a misplaced bone or a muscle in spasm puts pressure on a nerve, the energy flow is interrupted. Wherever the nerve goes, that body part will begin to have dysfunction. The nerves which go to your arms, legs, head and internal organs control and regulate those areas. That is why a "pinched nerve" in your neck can cause headaches. Or a misaligned bone (subluxation) in your back can cause pain and numbness into your leg (sciatica).

What I have been trained to do is evaluated those areas and find the cause of your symptoms and then provide treatment to relieve them. In short, I find the rock and take it off the hose!

If you or someone you love is suffering with pain
I would be honored to help. That is what I do
Because you don't have time for pain!
Dr. Michael Norris

The Wonders of Fiber

High-fiber foods can aid in digestion while also preventing health issues ranging from chronic constipation to high cholesterol levels. Fiber also makes you feel full and therefore less likely to overeat. Unfortunately, most people don't get nearly enough fiber in their diets. Women should eat at least 25 grams of fiber per day, and men should consume 35 to 40 grams, yet most people only consume 10 to 15 grams of fiber on a daily basis. Upping one's fiber intake is easy -- it's simply a matter of choosing the best fiber-rich foods or supplements to fill out your diet. Fruits and vegetables are the best choice but you need 7-9 serving daily. Fiber supplements come in powder, tablets or wafers and are a good way to be sure you get enough. Remember to drink plenty of water while gradually increasing how much fiber you eat.

“No matter how slow you're still lapping everyone on the couch”.
~ Anonymous

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.