June 2020 Health Newsletter

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Happy June everyone. What a crazy few months it has been.  I hope everyone is doing the best they can.  The good news is as I write this the covid 19 cases seem to be on the decrease.  Thank goodness.  I hope for all of our sakes we can return to a normal life again soon.  I never want to hear the terms new normal or social distancing again.  I know I will, but I am wishful thinking.  The other big news is the George Floyd case.  I feel so bad for his family and friends having to see his demise all over the news and social media.  No person should have to go through that.  We all hope that justice prevails in the end.

June has Father's Day in it.  Please say thank you to that special Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Cousin or neighbor in your life who made a positive difference for you.  It will mean the world to them.  Niceness and gratitude go a long way.

Speaking of gratitude, thank you for sticking with me through this pandemic.  I am thankful you continue to put your trust in me.  Referrals have been through the roof this past month and I am grateful to you for them.  

Finally Robyn will be able to resume massage on Wednesday June 17th.  She has been dying to get back in.  She has told me so many times how much she misses her clients.  If you are looking to schedule a massage, call the office and make an appointment.  Do yourself a favor.  If you are like most people right now, you probably are under a lot of stress.  Let Robyn work out those tight muscles and get you to relax.

I do not control when the newsletter comes out.  That is up to my website company.  I am writing this on June 7th.  The office will have a week of changed hours.  On Wednesday, June 10 I will be having the sinus surgery that I was supposed to have in early April.  The office will be closed that day, Friday the 12 and Monday the 15th.  Dr. Nasiiro will be covering for me on Thursday, June 11 from 9-6.  For those of you that haven't met her, she covered for me when I was last on vacation.  She is amazing.  She only does coverage work.  She is very compassionate, knowledgeable and skillful.  I think a few of my patients may have liked her more than me!!!  If you cannot get in to see me this week, please consider seeing her on Thursday.  You will not be disappointed.


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  Until next month,

Dr. Wertel, Anna and Robyn 

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Prolonged Sitting Increases Back Pain

For those of you spending significant periods sitting, you're significantly increasing the chances of experiencing back pain, according to the research. In a recent study, researchers conducted a systematic review of previous studies to determine whether increased sitting was associated with an immediate increase in low back pain. Researchers found, as many might expect, that prolonged sitting does in fact increase immediate low back pain in adults. If you find yourself sitting for more than 20 to 30 minute periods, we recommend getting up, stretching, walking around, and taking a break from sitting. It's not only good for your back, it also helps to clear and reset your mind. If you're experiencing low back pain, contact our office today - we can help!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. Vol. 43, Iss. 1. January 1, 2020.

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Jump For Your Adjustment!

Looking to increase athletic performance and possibly your vertical jump height? Give an adjustment a try! A small blinded trial was conducted recently in young female athletes who were suffering from ankle joint dysfunction to see if an adjustment to the joint could affect their vertical jump height. The ankle joint, more technically referred to as the talocrural joint, is the joint formed from the ends of the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) and the top bone of the ankle, the talus. Half of the female athletes with ankle joint dysfunction received an adjustment to their ankle joint once a week for three weeks while the other half received a sham treatment once a week for three weeks. On average, those receiving the adjustment to their ankle joint saw an average 0.47 cm increase in their vertical jump as compared with the sham group. Itís important to recognize that adjustments provided by doctors of chiropractic can be delivered to and benefit more than just the joints of the spine. If you or someone you know is suffering from pain or dysfunction, or is simply looking to enhance their physical performance and overall health, give your local chiropractor a call today!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. February 2014. Vol. 37; Issue 2.

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Ditch the Cola: How Your Favorite Sodas Can Lead to Heart Failure

Sugary sodas may feel like the perfect thirst quencher, but prolonged soda consumption can actually have serious consequences in the long run. Over time, studies have shown increasing links between soda consumption and the risk for high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and even heart problems. In fact, one Swedish study observed the soda consumption of 42,000 men over the course of 12 years. There were roughly 3,600 new cases of heart failure during the 12-year long study, and it concluded that men who regularly drank two or more servings of soda per day had a 23% greater risk of experiencing heart failure in their lifetime.  Women are strongly advised to ditch the soda as well. Long-term soda consumption in women has been strongly linked to a rise in insulin problems, high blood pressure, obesity, and type-2 diabetes, all of which are triggers for major heart problems. Heart failure occurs when the heart does not have the strength to pump enough oxygen and blood. 23 million people across the globe already deal with heart failure, and it will only continue to worsen with the regular consumption of processed foods, sodium, and sugary beverages like soda.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Heart, online November 2, 2015.

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