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I can't thank you enough! Last month was a huge month and I want to thank everyone who participated in our March contest. Your testimonials were very touching to read and I love the feedback. Remember, each and every Progressive Exam you have is a great opportunity for you to express what you are feeling and how you are progressing. Please also take this time let us know on the bottom of the form if there are any areas you believe we can improve. Health is a journey and we are in this together. 

We are making some changes to help the flow of the office as we continue to grow. The sign in computer now faces the sign in desk. This is typically where Dr. Denise will be to greet you but also help you with your visit, guide you if you have a progressive exam or share any information with you for that visit. Lisa will be in her typical area but will better be able to help you with your schedule, finances and any other future appointments.

Each week, I will have a special Dr. Matt's Message for that week. I will use this time to discuss any important events but more importantly, share with you some life changing information about the advanced chiropractic care you are receiving and some other important additional health information to help you get the most out of your care.

Did you notice any other changes? We are now happy so provide you with Chlorophyll Water. What is Chlorophyll? This green gem is now popping up in juice bars and in the supplement section on supermarket shelves — in both pill and liquid form — claiming health benefits from weight loss to cancer prevention. 

- Cancer: Preliminary research has shown that chlorophyll can help to mitigate the oxidative damage from cancer-causing chemicals and radiation. Chlorophyll forms a complex with the carcinogens that your body has a difficult time absorbing, so your body eliminates these complexes through feces, helping to prevent cancer.
- Liquid chlorophyll also has the ability to bind and remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from your body. Additionally, liquid chlorophyll aids your body in destroying and removing germs and helps to prevent the growth of new germs. Moreover, it is a good and effective source of magnesium that can alkalinize your body. It’s also an antioxidant, preventing harmful oxidation in the body.
- Bad breath? Digestive issues? Topical chlorophyll has been used for decades in clinical settings to help reduce odor from open wounds. From this, doctors began to provide chlorophyll orally to reduce urine and fecal odors; liquid chlorophyll can function as a deodorizer and a promoter of good digestive function. 

Remember, health is made up of four main categories. Nutrition, Movement, Thinking and Brain-Body. Which one does chiropractic help? Chiropractic is less about movement and more about brain. 90% of the nutrition to your brain comes from the stimulation and movement of your spine. When there is subluxation, your brain has a difficult time connecting and receiving information from that part of the body which results in altered AFFERENT(signal from body up to the brain) input causing the brain to respond with poor EFFERENT stimulus back to the body. Each adjustment restores balance and therefore nutrition to your brain. 

God bless,

Dr. Matt

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Medical researchers in Germany have discovered a link between pressure on the spinal cord from subluxation and heart function in infants.  They saw the displaced spine on the infant’s x-ray and when the displaced spine was gently removed by a specific adjustment the cardiac function of the infant improved.

They went on to say that this type of “treatment” was successfully used to “treat” other disorders in children including wryneck, c-scoliosis, irritation of the brachial plexus (nerves that supply the arm), retardation of sensation and co-ordination as well as pain related conditions such as cry-babies with ‘3-month colic’ or hyperactivity with sleeplessness.

 The report went on to say that over 20,000 children had been “treated” without serious complication.

Finally, the researchers suggest, “It will be interesting in the future to investigate a possible relationship between pressure on the spinal cord (subluxation) and sudden infant death (SIDS).

Amazing – this research paper was written by non-chiropractors and it originated in Germany.  Canadian chiropractors could lean a thing or two about useful research from these medical doctors.  Canadian researchers are trying to position chiropractic as little more that a mediocre treatment of back pain.  Meanwhile children are dying, or going through life with compromised sensory and motor development.

Chiropractic was developed 121 years ago with a much broader vision than most people (even chiropractors) understand.  Science is just now catching up! 

I’m tired of reading another study saying that chiropractic helps people with low back pain.  Let’s get to work understanding the really serious problems that chiropractic can address. 

In fact 15 years ago researchers Schneier and Burns (1991) drew a connection between subluxation in the upper neck and sudden infant death.  We’ve had this groundbreaking research for 10 years and it has, for the most part, been ignored.

The world is seeing the awesome things that chiropractic has bent asking about for 121 years. The true solution to terrific health is through an optimal functioning nerve system, whether it's for an intact or someone whose 90. With principled, specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments your nerve system is maximized and you live a great life. Without it you die early and poorly.

Dr. Matthew Posa

Milton Chiropractor

The Healthy Family Chiropractic

 

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Chiropractic Care vs. Injection Therapy: Which is Best For Cervical Disc Herniation

Dr. Matthew Posa DC  The Healthy Family Chiropractic Milton

Article Taken from: http://circleofdocs.com/chiropractic-care-vs-injection-therapy-which-is-best-for-cervical-disc-herniation/

There is a large portion of the population who are dealing with various pain syndromes which includes neck pain from cervical disc herniations. According to Peterson, Schmid, Leemann, Anklin, and Humphreys (2013), this occurs in 83.2 out of every 100,000 people where symptoms range from mild to severe, but all negatively affect a person’s quality of life. To improve one’s quality of life, it becomes necessary to choose ways to manage and alleviate pain while reducing the side-effects of the actual treatment.  Common methods range from simple masking of symptoms with over-the-counter medications to prescription opiates and invasive surgeries.  Most people look for ways to manage pain and return to daily living activities without risky procedures and their inherent complications.

The use of over-the-counter medications and narcotics such as codeine and/or an oxycodone-acetaminophen combination like Percocet, is a common form of treatment by many primary care physicians and medical specialists alike.  Kuehn (2013) reported:

“The FDA is concerned about inappropriate use of [opioid pain medications], which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, during a press briefing in September.

There was a 300% increase in prescribing of opioid pain medications between 1999 and 2010, a period in which the number of painkiller overdose deaths among women increased 5-fold and the number of such overdose deaths among men increased 3.6 times, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013:62[26];537-542). In 2010 alone, more than 15,000 US deaths were attributed to drug overdoses, and of the 10,000 overdose deaths in which a drug was identified, nearly two-thirds involved opioid pain medications…

The announcement comes after growing calls for the agency to tighten restrictions on the use of these drugs. In July 2012, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP), a group that includes prominent specialists in addiction, public health, emergency medicine, and pain medicine, petitioned the FDA to change the labeling for this class of drugs to discourage inappropriate use (Kuehn BM.JAMA. 2012;308[12]:1194-1196). The group argued that the drugs’ indications were overly broad and not consistent with the evidence base and may have been facilitating marketing for broader use than was appropriate. Specifically, the group argued that the agency should drop moderate chronic non-cancer pain as an indication, set a maximum daily dose, and add a maximum duration of use of 90 days. (p. 1547).

The problem, as acknowledged by the FDA, is that the AMA and many in medical academia appear to concur with the addictive qualities of the medications. The alternative option is the chiropractic spinal adjustment and it has been concluded in scientific outcomes to be a superior avenue for the relief of pain and reduction of disability with few side effects.

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The earlier discussed study by Peterson et al. (2013) has confirmed that spinal adjustments (manipulations) provide significant improvement for patients with neck pain from cervical herniated discs, as well as arm pain (cervical radiculopathy) without the inclusion of opiates or surgery. In addition, this improvement was seen at all times, particularly at 3 months. In addition, in this Swiss study, it was found that the presence of radiating arm pain (radiculopathy) was not a contraindication to chiropractic treatment nor was it a negative forecaster of outcomes.

This study also found that with cervical herniated discs with radiculopathy, 85.7% of the patients experiencing acute pain reported significant improvement by three months with no patients being worse. For the sub-acute patients, 76.2% reported significant improvement by three months with no patients being worse with their disability indexes which were reduced from the onset of chiropractic care.

 

85.7% decrease in pain with spinal adjustments

25% decrease in pain with injection therapy

 

Another form of treatment for neck and arm pain commonly used is cervical spinal injections. In the same study compares cervical injection provided a 25% reduction in patients’ symptoms. The results of this current study of spinal adjustment (manipulation) treatments had substantially better results with more than 85% of acute patients and 76% of sub-acute patient improving, with a 65% reduction in arm pain as well as 59% reduction in neck pain at three months.

Chiropractic is one of the safest treatments currently available in healthcare and when there is a treatment where the potential for benefits far outweighs any risk, it deserves serious consideration, particularly as a first line treatment. Whedon, Mackenzie, Phillips, and Lurie (2015) based their study on 6,669,603 subjects after the unqualified subjects had been removed from the study and accounted for 24,068,808 office visits. They concluded, “No mechanism by which SM [spinal manipulation] induces injury in normal healthy tissues has been identified” (Whedon et al., 2015, p. 265). One risk factor for chiropractic care is a disc herniation. A properly credentialed chiropractor who has been trained to differentially diagnose and appropriately triage the patient is clinically indicated in this population of patients. The chiropractor can engage in co-management with medical specialists.

To best serve patients, a clear understanding of the outcomes and risks of procedures becomes necessary. Further research into the efficacy of chiropractic manipulation provides a clearly safe and effective treatment to the above-referenced condition. Examination of the research provides insight of avenues for relief of symptoms upon which physicians can undoubtedly rely.

Reference:

1. Peterson, C. K., Schmid, C., Leemann, S., Anklin, B., & Humphreys, B. K. (2013). Outcomes from magnetic resonance imaging–confirmed symptomatic cervical disk herniation patients treated with high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulative therapy: A prospective cohort study with 3-month follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 36(8), 461-467

2. Kuehn, B. M. (2013). FDA tightens indications for using long-acting and extended-release opioids to treat chronic pain.The Journal of the American Medical Association310(15), 1547-1548.

3. Whedon, J. M., Mackenzie, T. A., Phillips, R. B., & Lurie, J. D. (2015). Risk of traumatic injury associated with chiropractic spinal manipulation in Medicare Part B beneficiaries aged 66-69 years. Spine, 40(4), 264-270.

Written By:  Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLPMark C. Zientek, DC DAAMLP, CHCQM and William J. Owens DC, DAAMLP

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Ronda Rousey The Ultimate Female Fighter is Powered by Chiropractic

 The Healthy Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre's photo.

How does the #1 mixed martial artist champion Ronda Rousey get ready to defend her Bantamweight Title in Ultimate Fighting Championship’s? That’s right, by getting adjusted and being under Chiropractic.

Here is what Ronda has to say about Chiropractic:

“Doctor Sarkis Cholakyan is an amazing person and a wonderful chiropractor. A lot of the injuries that I get during training, I can count on Dr. Sarkis Cholakyan because he always helps me get better. Thanks a lot to Cholakyan Chiropractic!”

American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey takes down Brazilian Bethe Correia on her own turf in just 34 seconds at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight.

With the swift knockout, the 28-year-old defending champion maintained her dominance as the only female bantamweight champion in the UFC with a 12-0 record.

Ronda Rousey Destroys Bethe Correia In 34 Seconds

Cheers to the Chiropractic Nation and Ronda Rousey for continuing your Chiropractic care!

If getting your spine regularly checked and corrected helps athletes perform and heal better, just imagine what it can do for you. ‪#‎poweron‬ #chiropractic #Milton #designedtobeextraordinary @healthyfamilymilton

Dr. Matthew Posa

The Healthy Family Chiropractic in Milton, ON

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By: Dr. Dan Sullivan

http://chiropracticadvocate.com/ghandi-napoleon-hill-the-flu-and-chiropractic/

 

 

It’s Not Just About the Pain!

“What are the benefits of Chiropractic Care?”

Many people will answer something to the effect of “chiropractic can help with back or neck pain.”

Many people enter our office with a back, neck, or headache complaint and most of our population believes this is the major benefit of a Chiropractic Adjustment. 

THIS COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH! 

Let me explain a few compelling stories that may help reveal the true value of Chiropractic and why we believe every man, woman, and child deserves to have a Chiropractor as part of their healthcare team. 

In 1918 there was a Flu Pandemic that killed 20 million people worldwide. Over 500,000 died in the U.S. alone over an estimated 6 month period of time! 

An up and coming profession called Chiropractic was only 23 years old at the time and just making its way on the scene. Documentation shows that people who were under Chiropractic Care had 1/40th the death rate of those who were not. It became well-known that Chiropractic helped prevent both the flu and/or death from the flu. This marked a huge growth in Chiropractic awareness and literally put the new healing profession on the map….For Immune System Issues! 

gandhi1Mahatma Gandhi had been suffering from blood pressure problems for a few years prior to getting his first adjustment in 1942. After that experience, paid the Chiropractor to come live with him for three months. His frequent adjustments over  that 90 day period helped him overcome his blood pressure problems! 

(By the way, wouldn’t you think Gandhi would have been one of the last people on earth to get high blood pressure problems?)

Napoleon Hill, one of the best known authors of all-time (from the book “Think and Grow Rich”) had a son who was born deaf and without ears. When his son turned 6, Napoleon took him to a Chiropractor. After weeks of adjustments, Hill’s son’s hearing had been restored up to sixty-five percent.  After this, Napoleon spent much of his time and resources trying to bring awareness to the true power of Chiropractic. He believed that not only his son’s recovery but also his own ability to live into his late 80’s with good health was because of Chiropractic care, and he wanted the world to know its benefits. 

These are just  small  examples of some of the amazing testimonies people experience with Chiropractic Adjustments. 

Many doctors, scientists, and professors have challenged the validity and scientific credibility of Chiropractic….Know this: Chiropractic  stands up to the scrutiny over and over again. 

Let me give you some examples of what the most cutting edge research in Chiropractic shows: 

*Chiropractic helps reverse neuro-degeneration. (Diseases like alzheimer’s, dementia, parkinson’s, MS, etc) (Lipton 1994 & 2011 Research)

*Chiropractic helps you express your DNA and can actually help change bad gene expression into good gene expression. (called epigenetics…Francis 2011 Research)

*Chiropractic can slow the aging of every organ in your body. (lengthens telomeres…Blackburn 2009 Research)

*Chiropractic improves brain activity and function. (2007 Neurophysiology Research)

*Chiropractic improves immune function. (2004 & 20011 Research) 

Chiropractic is not best used as a pain reliever; Chiropractic is best used to help every man, woman, and child express their full physical, chemical, and emotional potential! 

I often say this…

“Buying an iphone just for the calculator is like using Chiropractic care just for pain!”

THIS IS WHY WE GET SO EXCITED ABOUT WHOLE FAMILIES GETTING CHECKED BY A CHIROPRACTOR REGULARLY!

WE BELIEVE IT’S NOT JUST OUR OPINION… IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY! 

Help us teach and show the world the Power of Chiropractic! 

IT STARTS WITH YOU!

 

Dr. Matthew Posa

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Hint: It’s not about learning a new way to cope with it…
We are fighting an impossible battle if our goal is to eliminate stress.

Stress will be a permanent fixture in all of our lives….that’s a fact! And stress does kill!

However, the key to a healthy life and future is to properly adapt to stress.

I hate it when the experts instruct people to learn how to better cope with stress or that society must manage stress better.

What does that mean? How do you learn to manage stress? How would you know you are doing it well?

We believe that stress is not about just learning to cope with it.

In fact, there is something you were born with that has all the answers….YOU!

Think about it, you did not have to remind your heart to beat this morning, or your lungs to breathe, guts to digest, blood to travel…you get the point!

The intelligence that made you, and keeps you ticking every day, holds the answers to managing stress. Your body already contains the capacity to fully adapt to stress without you even thinking about it. The key is to remove anything that would get in the way of your brain-body connection.

Science is now showing us a secret key to unlock this innate potential to deal with stress.

Check this out…
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The picture above is from a study of a brain under MRI imaging. On the left you see the brain lit up many areas. It looks like you are flying over a city at night and looking down at all the lights.
They put this individual in the MRI and then created a stress in his body to measure how the brain responds. The spots of light represent all the areas the brain is recruiting to help adapt and handle that stress.

What happens next is revolutionary….

They took that same person out of the MRI and gave him a chiropractic adjustment. Once he was under the MRI scan again they created the same stress as before to monitor the brain’s response.The picture on the right is the same person adapting to the same stress, this time after a chiropractic adjustment. WOW!

Was there less stress? Nope, it was exactly the same.

But his scan clearly shows less areas being recruited to cope with the stress.

Chiropractic adjustments bring balance, harmony, and organization! Less energy and more efficiency in dealing with stress is a result of Chiropractic care.
It is a key component to dealing with stress!

The name of the game is Adapting!

Equip yourself properly.

Let’s tell the world about this!

 

God Bless,

Dr. Matthew Posa D.C.

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