Work Stress Subluxates Your Body

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. There was an article on Wednesday’s BBC news page about work stress causing changes in the body. The news coverage was of a study that showed findings indicating that a stressful job has a direct biological impact on the body and raising the risk of heart disease. Don’t believe stress causes physical changes? Spend a few hours a day sitting in traffic on the Los Angeles 4o5 freeway, and then another eight to 10 hours at work, spending a couple of more hours in congested traffic, on your way home. That results in some serious physical […]

WGA Strike Affecting Stress Levels

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. I’m not the only chiropractor in West LA that has been effected by the writers strike. I’ve spoken to a number of my colleagues and have heard similar reports: an increase in office visits the first two weeks of the strike, a decrease in visits to studios and filming locations, a growing number of stress related complaints from those working in the industry (not necessarily writers). In the beginning several of our patients were excited about the time off, with some even bringing their poodles along for visits, since they were out doing errands instead of […]

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Spanish Chiropractic Articles

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. A Chiropractor from West Palm Beach Florida, Dr. Edwin Cordero, has authored a number of chiropractic articles in Spanish. About a dozen of those articles appeared on Planet Chiropractic around 2002 and 2003, and some in 2004. I was checking search logs earlier today and noticed evidence of people seeking chiropractic related content in Spanish so I put together a list of some of Dr. Cordero’s chiropractic posts. All of the articles below are in Spanish and range in topics from the discussion of innate intelligence to being responsible for one’s own health. Es Mi Salud […]

Midwives and Home Births

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Midwifery, a term traditionally used to describe the art of assisting a woman through childbirth, is a practice that is often closely associated with chiropractic care through a woman’s pregnancy. Someone called me today seeking out a midwife in the Santa Monica area, and they motivated me to do some searching through planet chiropractic news archives, in hopes of finding some related midwife content. Here is what I came across… A July 2006 Attended Births article by Darrel Crain (chiropractor in San Diego). Darrel writes… Babies, it has been discovered, are a major cause of children. […]

Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. I was just speaking to someone in my LA chiropractic office about receiving chiropractic care and pregnancy. Actually, I was more listening and they were talking about what a great experience they had getting chiropractic adjustments throughout the time they were pregnant. Afterwards I decided to check Planet Chiropractic and see what resources there were on the topic of pregnancy. Among articles there was one from 2002 by Jeanne Ohm titled: Greater Comfort and Safer Births. Jeanne says… Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your pre-natal care choices. A large percent of all […]

Paying Too Much for Health Care

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. “Are You Paying Too Much for Health Care?” was on the title of a fax I received earlier today. I receive all kinds of junk e-mails, faxes, and direct mailings from companies pushing everything from custom orthotics, multi-level marketing supplement sales, real estate investment schemes, and a long laundry list of ways I can grow a chiropractic practice without ever doing anything related to chiropractic (like running a weight-loss clinic). I thought this fax was funny because it came to our office, and it’s kind of focused on some kind of health care plan that suggests […]

Drug Fatalities Numbers Up Both Pushed and Prescribed

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Looks like numbers related to drug deaths on illegal narcotics are up, just as they are on reports of increased adverse effects and deaths from prescription and over the counter (OTC) meds. Daria from Planet Chiropractic took an interesting look in comparing news from today relating Britney Spears stories to Deadly Drug Stories. The comparisons are interesting and right in line with a suggestion made by a lead author in the report the article is based on. Just moments ago I noticed a Scotsman news article with headlines… Drug fatalities leap 37% with at least one […]

Chiropractic for Healthy Blood Pressure

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. There’s been plenty of articles circulating the Internet and appearing in numerous healthcare publications, since a recent research study regarding chiropractic adjustments and the lowering of blood pressure, began appearing in the news media. Someone brought a June 2007 magazine article to my office, bringing this particular topic to my attention again. The article suggests that just one upper cervical adjustment visit to a chiropractor could result in a blood pressure drop equal to taking two hypertension medications at once, that according to research from the University of Chicago Medical Center. According to the article, the […]

Health Care Concerned with the Well-Being of Human Kind

By Dr. James W. Gregg Chiropractic: Health Care Concerned with the Well-Being of Human Kind, Mind, Body and Spirit July 24, 2001 “Chiropractic, in its scientific simplicity, is the link between the internal wisdom of life and the body.” This quote from Dr. Sid Williams, president of LIFE University in Georgia, couldn’t be more true. Chiropractic is based on the absolute science that every function in the human body is directed and coordinated by the nervous system. It is through this science that we know without a doubt that the body is a self healing and self regulating organism that […]

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Subluxation, Stretching & Chiropractic

By Martha Collins, D.C. A woman came in on Friday the 13th in agony–her spine was so subluxated that she could hardly get on the table for her adjustment. “I have been doing my stretches, I’ve been good–I don’t know what happened,” she said. In the interest of helping you stay away from this same fate the next Friday the 13th, we decided to devote this article to stretching and its relationship to your adjustments. A common misconception that many people have is that stretches correct subluxations and can replace adjustments. Stretching allows your muscles to relax, allowing better range […]

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