Welcome to New Life Chiropractic, I am Dr Wes Sheader. I appreciate you taking the time to
read this article. In this article I will cover the basic ways we lose our health, and the different services we can provide to help regain your health. This will also help you understand better our recommendations for you. The better you know of our services, the better we can serve you. At the top the list is chiropractic care adjusting the spine, we also do cranial adjustments, TMJ, Shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, feet and toes. We've also found to help people hold their adjustments better, we need to address the soft tissue component so we offer trigger point therapy, rehab exercises and lymph drainage. We also do nutritional evaluations and counseling, cleansing, weight loss, food and chemical sensitivity testing and desensitizing, immune testing and rebuilding, hormone balancing, saliva testing, hair analysis, X-RAY and BioMeridain testing. As a pediatric and pregnancy specialist, I help fix menstrual cycle dysfunctions from cramps, heavy flows, irregularity, miscarriages, infertility; I gently effectively help turn breach babies, prevent postpartum depression, Breast-feeding issues. In the newborn I see anything from wellness checks to failure to thrive, colicky, ear infections , constipation, sleep problems ,feeding problems ect. In children wellness checks to ADHD, autism, tantrums, ect. From my experience with children not only my own, but the ones in my practice I have come to realize what we consider as normal, is pathetic, infants and children have so much more potential in them. My passion is about unlocking their potential.
When it comes to health there is one basic thing that destroys health, that is stress. Stress can come in different forms; physical stress, emotional stress and chemical stress. I like to call them the 3 Ts Trauma, Thoughts and Toxins.
Physical trauma can be major like a car accident, or minor like welder quickly nodding his head to flick his helmet down when welding. You might be thinking how is flicking a welding helmet down cause trauma. Typical helmet weighs about 3 lbs; the action of quickly nodding the head to flick the helmet down creates a minor over stretch of the ligaments in the neck and creates an injury, just like a whiplash from a car accident but very small. However if this done 100 times/ day this adds up quickly and in 3 months you have a whiplash injury equal to a car accident. This has been verified on X-rays. This is a reason why they develop lens that darken electronically. Did you know that most welding firms will fire a welder for flicking their helmet down, because they don't want to pay for a huge work comp injury. Now you may not be a welder but, how many times have you step off a curb or a step unexpectedly, or cursed or be unhappy with an inanimate object because you bang your head against it. The Spine Institute of San Diego reports children have over 1000 physical trauma before they reach their teens, and that the average American has seven auto accidents in their lifetime. For most of us these go undetected untreated until degeneration has already started. This why it is important to have your children checked and this is why we recommend maintenance care after we have treated and corrected all previous traumas. So this brings me to a statement I hear commonly from people when I talk to about chiropractic, and that is once you start seeing a chiropractor you have to keep going back. So is this statement true yes and no. Let me explain, if one could eliminate stress they would be no reason to keep going back to a chiropractor. Of course this is not very possible. However if you came in for specific problem like headaches, and when the headaches resolved you do not have to continue. This is called relief care, and chiropractic works very well this way.
But this is not the best way to utilize chiropractic. I have a question for you, how often do you have to go to the gym before you don't have to go ever again and remain fit or how many days you have to eat healthy before you get to a point you can eat junk food the rest your life and it not affect your health or your weight. The Point I'm trying to make is eating right and exercising are health strategies. Chiropractic is also the health strategy to help you stay healthy because we cannot eliminate physical, emotional and chemical stress. So we must have some strategies to deal with these stresses so they don't accumulate and create health problems. So let's take a look at emotional stress how this affects our health. We have one mechanism for stress it does not matter the type of stress it is, our nervous system has a special division called the autonomic nervous system (which means it kicks in automatically). There is two parts to the autonomic nervous system the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. The sympathetic is the system that kick in to save our lives also called your flee or fight system it prepares you to run away or stay and fight. This system is kick on with any kind of stress. So what happens, all systems not immediately needed to fleeing or fighting are shut down; like digestion, immunity, healing and repair, and all the resources are diverted to the things that are needed to flee or fight. Heart rate and blood pressure is increased to insure the muscles get the blood and oxygen they need. The adrenal kick into high gear to produce cortisol and other hormones that increase strength and speed and shut off immunity and digestion. Have you ever heard of someone lifting a car to save a love one, it happens, super human strength this is well documented. This system is amazing, however it was designed to kick on for short periods of time and then shut off and the other part, the parasympathic system kicks in, also called the resting and digesting system design to heal and repair our bodies.
To give you an example; being chased by a bear is a short term stress you either get away or you don't. The problem is if the stress continues for a long time we get chronic high blood pressure, digestion is diminished, so we get nutritional deficiencies, even if we ate a perfect diet. Your over worked adrenals finally burnout and so do you. Some of the symptoms of adrenal burnout are poor sleep, dizziness upon getting up quickly, anxiety, fatigue and ability to handle stress. So I hope you are starting to understand why all health problems are caused by stress? Let's look at toxins or chemical stress; we typically think of pollution, however, this can be too much or too little of anything. Let me give you an example, if you did not drink enough water you would become dehydrated, get sick if it continued you could die. If you drink too much water like ten gallons, it would throw your electrolytes off you would get sick and die. So, not only that we are exposed to 82,000 chemicals and this number is growing at more than 4500 per year, but, it also includes food and water we eat and drink or we don't eat or drink (remember it's too much are too little of anything). Currently seven and 10 people are clinically dehydrated. Drinking adequate amounts of water is one of the most important health strategies you can do. You can find out how much water you need to drink to stay healthy in the hand out we give you on your first visit. Now I'd like to talk about the services we provide, and how these can help you regain your health and vitality. First and foremost is chiropractic care, what exactly is chiropractic care and how it does it work. Your brain controls and coordinates everything in your body; your brain sends messages down the cord through the nerves to every cell in your body these delicate nerves exit out between the bones of the spine. Most people think it is just physical trauma that causes the misalignments to the bones of the spine, but emotional and chemical stress can cause it too. These misalignments can create pressure on the delicate nerves and interfere within normal transmission of messages through those nerves. This is called a subluxation; this can cause pain or malfunction. 10% of time, it causes pain because only 10% of what is carry through a nerve deals with sensation. 90% deals with function, so 90% of time it messes up function. This is why pain is a very poor indicator of a problem. This is why we use functional testing in our exams so we can accurately know how well you are functioning. With your care plan we will periodically do re-exam to see how well you are functioning, we give you a graph of your progress.
Now one of functional tests that we perform is range of motion, to seen how well the joints move because if they don't move correctly they are misaligned or the joint is damage. When a joint doesn't move it starts to degenerate within 72 hours. But there's a bigger problem, the brain need stimulation in order to keep it healthy. So where does the brain get the bulk of its stimulation, from the receptors in the joints that send a barrage of signals up to the brain keep the brain stimulated, if the joints are not moving properly they do not send appropriate amount of stimulation to the brain and the brain starts to degenerate this is called Trans neural degeneration. This affects everything in the body because the brain controls everything, as parts of the brain degenerate and die we lose control of function. Some severe cases of Trans neural degeneration are Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and dementia. So chiropractic care helps keep the brain adequately stimulated and helps prevent Trans neural degeneration. This is why a chiropractic care can affect so many problems.
As the nervous system is able to get its message is out to the all the cells in the body appropriately everything functions better including hormones, digestion, respiration, immune system, healing and repair ect . Actually it was the improvements in the immune system are the main reason why states started licensing chiropractors. In 1918 during the flu epidemic that killed 10% of the world's population in six months, the statistics were those who sought care from a medical doctor 1 in 17 would die from the flu. However the statistics from both the chiropractic profession and osteopathy profession were only 1 out approximately 1750 would die from the flu. Since then we have discovered why, those that are under chiropractic care have a 200% greater immune response and those that are not. Now let's look at how emotional stress or trauma can cause
misalignments: what happens when you're stressed, typically the muscles around the neck and shoulders start tighten up, and this can cause the bones to be pulled out of place. Now think about what is the posture someone who is depressed, slump over closed in. We all know posture affects the spine and creates misalignments. So how does chemical stress or toxins cause misalignments? On autopsy when they find a diseased organ and trace back the nerve to the spine 98% of the time they'll find pressure on the nerve going to that organ. So what happens for example our liver detoxify our body if the liver gets congested it will send a helping me message to the brain, if this message gets too large it will short out the nerve and this electrical message will spill out into the muscles around the joint, and cause the muscles to contract, pulling a bone out of place. Let's look at some of the other services we provide and why. We do food and chemical sensitivity testing and 70% of the time we can desensitize theses sensitivities. I've had people that were so sensitive to foods like peanuts that they would break out in hives and their throat with close off, simply just touching someone who'd recently ate peanuts. Now they can eat peanuts without any reaction at all. When we checked for chemical sensitivity we also look for chemical toxicity, in the case of toxicity we find the most appropriate way to cleanse out the toxins. The other thing we can screen for is bugs, as our immune system gets depressed by stress it makes us more susceptible to infections. Did you know that statistically 7 out of 10 people have a parasite? This makes parasites infections the most common infection worldwide, more common than viruses, more common than bacteria. Some of the symptoms of a parasitic infection are grinding teeth, clinching teeth, nightmares, vivid dreams, bloating, digestive problems and fibromyalgia like pain.
Now another very important service we offer in our clinic is
BioMeridain testing this is a very sophisticated machine that tests the acupuncture meridians, each meridian is associated with a very specific a organ system. Let me explain how the BioMeridain works: to understand this one must understand how the body deals with problems. Let's say you go out to eat and you get food poisoning. What is the first thing the body tries to do, get rid of it (excretion phase), by vomiting or diarrhea or both. Most people don't want experience this, so they take Pepto Bismol to stop the vomiting or diarrhea. But now you have made this problem, bigger and a harder problem for the body to deal with. Now the body has to kick in the immune system and use the white blood cells to gobble up a problem (inflammation/reactive phase). This causes the increase in inflammation in the body as the immune system kicks on and thus more water content within the cell which can be measured by the BioMeridain. Now the next phase called the deposition phase happens when there's too much to gobble up and the lymphatic system can't drain it all away the debris gets deposited in the interstitial space which is a space between the blood vessel and the cell, this is the space that the nutrients from the blood vessel go through to get to the cell, this is also how to cell gets rid of waste products. But this space gets clogged up debris the cell cannot get its nutrients including getting water in, and it cannot get its waste products out and the cell (impregnation phase). This causes the cell to become dehydrated, toxic and unable to repair itself and the cell degenerates (degeneration phase). If this continues the cell becomes so toxic and dysfunctional that it starts to mutate and become fibrotic, cystic tumorous or cancerous (neoplasm phase). The BioMeridain allows us to peek inside the cell of the different organ systems and know what phase the cells are in.