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The United States has the most extensive health care system in the world. Americans pay more for health care than citizens of any other country. In 2010 the U.S. spent over two trillion dollars, an average of sixty-eight hundred dollars for every man, woman and child.
Yet the United States ranks as one of the least healthy nations in the developed world. Our infant mortality rate is worse than 20 other nations.
People live longer on average in 25 other countries. We are in the top five in incidents of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune disorders.
What has gone wrong? Why are U.S health care costs rising faster than any other country even as our overall health declines?
High Blood Pressure
New reports indicate that chiropractic adjustment lower blood pressure. Results showed that subjects had a significant decrease in their blood pressure. Most commonly, chiropractor find the first bone in your neck, a bone called the Atlas bone, links directly to the regulation of blood pressure.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
For years research strongly supported that the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel stem from problems in the spine of the neck. The spine has a direct link to the health of the wrist, due to the nerves. Nerves that start in the neck branch down to the shoulder, to the elbow, wrist and fingers. A misalignment of a vertebra in the neck can lead to a variety of wrist conditions. Dr. Gerard explains how Chiropractic helps Carpal Tunnel –>
“11 years ago I developed carpal tunnel syndrome on both wrists. The hospital doctors said I needed surgery, so I discussed my options with my daughter first. She said I should not have the surgery, but instead try chiropractic. So I began getting checked and adjusted at Lakewoods and I am happy to report I have been 100% symptom free for over a decade now! Bye the way…I still come in on a regular maintenance basis because I still lift boxes everyday at work and I love still being active as ever!” – Dennis
The rise in depression rates are growing among adults and now children. Many antidepressant medications are loaded with side effects. Neck pain and back pain often accompany those who are depressed. Preliminary research supports that chiropractic adjustments my ease depressive symptoms. “It has been long speculated that chiropractic interventions may affect mental health problems”.
“Dr. Gerard has ‘cured’ my depression (from chronic pain), ‘cured’ my allergies (from year-round to none), and straightened by posture. I’ve been able to return to things I never thought I’d do again (horseback riding). I had chronic unbearable pain despite regular visits to another chiropractor. Dr. Gerard changed my life physically which changed it psychologically.” – Michelle Goo.
Acid Reflux research has been linked to problems with the back. The research states that patients with IBS and Acid Reflux have a significantly higher risk of back pain.
“I have no “pull” when I turn my head from left to right when I drive. My back doesn’t ache when I get up in the morning and my painful gas problem after eating isn’t happening. My son’s back doesn’t ache when he sits down at his desk at school and it doesn’t ache period! And my youngest son got over his cold in a very short period of time.” – Heather How.
Dysfunction of the cervical spine leads to stressed muscles not only in the neck, but also the entire shoulder girdle. Nerves may become trapped, the muscles then do not function properly and symptoms may occur.
“My shoulder pain is gone. I am in great overall health! I am able to be a very active person at 52. I am planting in my garden, hunting, fishing, and dancing. I could run a triathlon! Thank you Lakewoods Chiropractic.” – Kevin Gry
One of the most complex joints in the human body, knee pain can be caused by spinal misalignments. Sacroiliac (sacrum and pelvis) and Lumbar (low back) misalignments may affect the hip and, in turn, the leg alignment putting an extreme amount of strain on the entire low body including the knee.
“After having 13 knee and leg surgeries and visiting several chiropractors with no real pain relief I switched to Lakewoods Chiropractic and Dr. Gerard. I am now experienced less knee pain and I have been sleeping better.” – Kristen Lar.
“Before I started coming to see Jason, I was having trouble sleeping and had a constant pain in my knee. Now I sleep much better and my knee doesn’t hurt as much.” – Andrew McD.
“In a little over one month of treatment, I see greater range of motion. I have more energy and am sleeping better at night.” – Phil Bre
“Being a preschool teacher and getting exposed to all sorts of coughs and colds I useually get at least two bouts of bronchitis during the winter season – this past winter I experienced none!thoroughly enjoy the informative sessions Lakewoods has during the evenings – there is a wealth of knowledge to share. Thank you so much! I also appreciate the tidbits of information you have hanging up on your walls and the flyers in the rooms and your chalkboard with daily questions!” – Debbi Bal.
Minnesota's Top Chiropractor
255 Highway 97, # 2A,
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Phone: (651) 464-0800
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