November 2019 Health Newsletter

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Happy December everyone.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I love this time of year.  It brings so much joy to so many people.  It also can be a hard time for some.  Help us help others by donating a toy.  As we have done for the last 15+ years, bring in a new, unwrapped toy and you will receive a treatment at no charge to you.  This is good through Friday, December 13th.  Help us help others during this time.  The toys you donate stay local to the St. Louis area.

Thank you for all of the referrals you have given this year.  Last year was the busiest year I have ever had and this year is even busier.  Thank you for having the trust and confidence in us to help your friends and family members.  I take that honor very seriously and I truly appreciate it.

If anyone would like a massage gift certificate for a Christmas/Holiday gift, let us know.

Also as we do every year, the office will be closed the week of Christmas.  This gives my family time to visit our families 500 miles away.  Many years this is the only time we get to see them.  Thank you for understanding.  We will be open Monday, December30 and Tuesday, December 31st.  Closed January 1st and 2nd and open on the 3rd.  Please plan accordingly.

 As always, thank you for the referrals and reviews.   I am extremely flattered with how many wonderful reviews you have done.  If you are interested in writing a review, there are links on our website.  I truly appreciate it.  Some of the places that you can review me are google.com, yelp.com, ratemds.com or healthgrades.com.  Thank you again!

 

Please like our Facebook page:

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We reached 400!  Next stop 450!

 

  Until next month,

Dr. Wertel and Anna



Current Articles

» DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference
» Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects
» Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference

Members of the chiropractic profession forged a new spirit of cooperation and understanding during the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC), which took place Nov. 8-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Organizers of this first-of-its-kind event hope to enhance patient outcomes as well as increase integration of manual therapies for back pain in the wake of the ongoing opioid crisis.  ICSC was organized and hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) with the support of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), which represent three of the major provider groups of non-drug manual therapies for pain.  Manual therapies such as spinal manipulation have received increased attention and support in recent years by major health care organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Family Physicians for their ability to effectively manage many cases of back pain and in some cases reduce or alleviate the need for prescription opioids.  Research shows that back pain is one of the most common conditions for which opioids are prescribed.  "The chiropractic profession was honored to take part in the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference," said Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, vice president of the American Chiropractic Association.  "We are committed to working together with our colleagues in physical therapy and osteopathy to raise awareness and promote integration of non-drug manual approaches."  "Providers of manual therapies have an unprecedented opportunity to positively impact the lives of millions of people who struggle with back pain. Together, we can find ways to improve what we do and to communicate better with patients.  The Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference was an important step in that direction," said Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA, associate dean for research at the University of Utah College of Health, who helped plan the conference.

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: Acatoday. November 12, 2019.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2019


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Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects

Heart Disease is the number 1 killer in America as well as other parts of the world. Aside from the obvious exercise and physical activity, diet also greatly affects one's risk for developing heart disease. New research indicates that broccoli and other green leafy vegetables can provide a natural defense against heart disease. British researchers recently discovered that broccoli and other brassicas turn on a protective protein in the arteries that in effect, prevent the arteries from clogging with fatty plaques, especially in the most vulnerable parts of the arteries most prone to clogging. While additional research is in the works, these preliminary findings drive home the importance of eating plenty of green leafy vegetables on a regular basis.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. September 3, 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

A recent literature review found some interesting evidence suggesting that chiropractic care may have certain benefits for those suffering from insomnia. In the review, researchers evaluated some 15 studies that met their criteria. Their findings suggested that many of the therapies utilized by certain chiropractors including cranial manipulation, physio and manual therapies as well as mind-body therapies may have benefits for insomnia sufferers. However, no studies have been directly conducted to specifically evaluate and support these findings but based on these previous studies, it may be worth additional investigation.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Vol 9, Issue 3. September 2010.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2010


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