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Chiropractic Articles Grand Rapids MI

Chiropractic Articles Grand Rapids MI, on your health and the ways to wellness.

Chiropractic X-Ray Analysis – Grand Rapids MI

Your second visit is very important for you at Health 1st Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. We call this visit the Report of Findings. In this visit we will discuss with you the findings of your exam and x-rays as well as get feedback from you on your first adjustment. ...

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Text Neck Injury Grand Rapids MI

Approximately 90% of all my adult patients in my career (over 10,000 unique patients) have a bad neck. 50% of all children I have seen in my career straightened their neck curves If you are one of those people who thinks that you can self adjust your neck or you don’t need a chiropractor, you most likely have a bad neck. Below are examples of a good neck & two bad necks. ...

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Can you prevent Arthritis or Joint Desease?

To be brief, Julius Wolff was a German surgeon who realized that bone adapts to the stresses placed upon it. This is one way how archeologists can determine what type of lifestyle a person lived by looking at the bones of a person who died thousands of years ago. ...

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Bedbugs and the Flu

I personally think the “flu season” has turned into a multibillion dollar industry.  Every year the media fills our TV with fear about the dreaded H1N1 and how some strong young healthy 25 year old died in the prime of life all because…he did not get the flu shot. I personally know several people who don’t get the flu shot, for whatever reasons they don’t.  I don’t, never have, and I doubt if I ever will. I also know several people who DO get the flu shot, every yea ...

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Christie’s Chiropractic Testimonial

Christie’s Chiropractic Testimonial I have worked at Health First Chiropractic for over a year now.  And, I have heard of a Chiropractic Testimonial often. Prior to working here, I did not know much about Chiropractic care, whether it worked or not, or what all it entailed. Since working here, I have witnessed several things that are incredible. One experience which has really stuck with me happened to my son, Kayden. He had had an accident one night while riding his bike where he rode int ...

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How do I know if I need a Chiropractor?

How do I know if I need a Chiropractor? In my experience, most people come to the Chiropractor not first but last.  They have tried other treatments with no success.  So basically, the patient still has pain or symptoms of some sort.  Just like Dentists, we don’t treat the symptoms directly but look for underlying causes that create the symptom in the first place.  Just like a cavity can cause mouth pain, subluxations or misalignment of the vertebra can cause pain as well.  Chiropractic ac ...

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How do you spell “Relief”? The Chiropractic Way.

How do you spell “Relief”? The Chiropractic Way. How do you spell “Relief”? the Chiropractic Way?  Some people might start laughing when they read the title of this article.  I hope so.  Yes, it’s from an old Rolaids commercial from the late 70’s.  Here is a link so you can watch the old commercial on YouTube. Now as a Chiropractor, what I find interesting is simply how powerful TV is in our influence in our health choices.  For instance, many people don ...

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“Obamacare”, Chiropractic and Wellness

Chiropractic, Wellness and “Obamacare” How will “Obamacare” affect Chiropractic and Wellness?  And how it will affect your health and lifestyle.  This is always a concern when the administration makes a change.  Chiropractic Care could prevent so many health issues.  Insurance companies need to understand this. Preventative Care is less costly than the diseases from ignoring. “17.3 cents of every dollar you will make will go to healthcare” The above quote is m ...

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Why does “mild” back pain hurt so badly?

Why does “mild” back pain hurt so badly? As a Grand Rapids Chiropractor, I see back pain every day. Actually, back pain is the number 2 reason why people go to a Medical Doctor in America. Now, this is not an insult to medicine as I believe there is a place for medicine, but most MD’s are not adequately trained in musculoskeletal conditions. Don’t believe me? Click here. I often have patients come in telling me “My doctor told me I have a pinched nerve”. Ok, so did your doctor tell y ...

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History Lesson 101

With Memorial Day 2011 upon us I reflect upon the history of those that sacrificed so other could have. How does this relate to Chiropractic? Well, it actually relates to healthcare and the acceptance of something new. Not every important milestone in healthcare was generally accepted. Just like Chiropractic was not generally accepted until basically, we had to sue the American Medical Association. Even still, damage had been done, and will continue until we can rise above the egos, bigotry and ...

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How we can save 42% of healthcare costs RIGHT NOW! – Need Featured Image

How we can save 42% of healthcare costs RIGHT NOW! Well, I had a break in-between patients today and figured I had not added anything new for my Facebook followers. So I looked at CNN money and saw a surprising article on how the average American family spends $19393 per year on healthcare. How did we get to $19393? Well considering the average family size in America is 2.59, that translates into $7487 per person. I remember when we were at $4000 per person in 1999/2000. So with inflation, I fig ...

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Do you have a $1,000,000 to spare?

I had a recent discussion with a new patient, let’s call him John. I had told him that I was under Chiropractic care for the last 18 years and in those 18 years I was grateful that I have had only 7 over-the-counter pills and 2 antibiotics. Let me break that down. I have had 2 Tylenol pills ( one in 1994 and one pill in December 1996 and 5 Advil pills around 2003 for a toe surgery plus one set of antibiotics in 2006 and one set in 2000). Wow! This is from a guy that prior to becoming a “wellness ...

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Can Chiropractic Help Me?

Remember chiropractic is all natural, just like exercising, it may take up to two weeks before you start feeling better. Give your body a chance to get healthy naturally. ...

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What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the way of maintaining a healthy spine. A Vertebral Subluxation is a misaligned spinal bone that in turn affects the nervous system. ...

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