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What is this “upper cervical chiropractic” anyway?

What is upper cervical chiropractic anyway? Don’t all chiropractors adjust all the bones of the spine?  This question, oddly enough, has never been posed to me, but you should be asking it if you are unfamiliar with the specialty of upper cervical chiropractic. In school, chiropractors are taught various ways of “adjusting” the bones of […]

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Pregnancy Bed Rest Increases Diabetes Risk

    A study presented on April 29, 2014 during the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says women who are prescribed long-term bed rest for troubled pregnancies are subject to a significantly increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.     The study’s lead author Audrey Merriam, MD, a resident in obstetrics […]

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What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic anyway?

I don’t know why I’ve never really been asked this question, not directly anyway. It could be that people barely know, or think they know, what standard chiropractic is enough to ask how upper cervical chiropractic is different. The fact is, I’m not sure most run-of-the-mill doctors of chiropractic know what it is. It is […]

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Subluxation Free

Subtle dislocations of the vertebrae, called subluxations, can lead to spinal degeneration and debilitating pain. Fortunately, subluxations are easily managed by spinal adjustments. Subluxation Free Subtle dislocations of the vertebrae, called subluxations, can lead to spinal degeneration and debilitating pain. Fortunately, subluxations are easily managed by spinal adjustments. Dr. Ellwanger and other upper cervical chiropractors look to […]

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Breast-Conserving Surgery Better Than Mastectomy

   Popular magazines ran articles about a famous actress (I don’t recall the name) who had a radical double mastectomy a year or two ago to prevent breast cancer which, for various reasons, she and her doctors felt was inevitable. This research may contradict that line of thinking. NOTE: Go into any decision making in this with […]

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Positive Thoughts

Positive Thoughts “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson Amplifeied

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Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosed and Overtreated

    A study in the February 21, 2014 online issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery reports that papillary thyroid cancer is being overdiagnosed and as a result, overtreated.     Researchers Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH and Louise Davies, MD of Dartmouth University say the increase in […]

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Check Your Eggs

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Getting BACK to Gardening!

Ouch!

With the return of Spring and warmer weather, many of us are already planning our gardens.  I just want to provide a gentle reminder that your garden plans will not take root (pun intended) if your back “goes out.”  Here are some tips I’ve found to help: Stretch – Just because you are not trying out for […]

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AO Adjusting Procedure Explained

Dr. George Ellwanger’s colleague, Dr. Donald Liebell, DC, BCAO, of Virginia Beach, VA, gives an excellent explanation of how Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments work, so we are happy to have him do the talking for us.

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