Dr. Edward J. Hartey
600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Matamoras, Pa 18336
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians
Call Us Today: 570.491.BACK
Volume 23 No. 6
What About Preventive Care
If you haven't noticed lately, there has been a lot of talk about
health care in our country. Congress has been working on a health bill
and the president has been busy promoting changes to our health care
system. A health care reform bill may soon be signed into law.
An important part of this debate has centered around preventive
care. Many believe that preventive care can offer cost savings to
patients by limiting the amount of treatment needed for sickness and
injuries. why not invest a little to prevent.
The idea is to have standard preventive procedures that help
address common issues before they become a debilitating problem. We are
glad to say that the central core of Chiropractic care is accused on
prevention. Of course we also address "pre-existing
conditions" like back pain.
We have been given an amazing house in which to live on this
earth. The human body is like a world unto itself. In fact the earth has
many ecosystem, animals, weather conditions, etc. that work together to
create an habitable environment. When one of those systems fail it
If you tour the Kennedy Space Center you will be amazed at the
technology developed for space travel. From the first rockets to the
Space Shuttle each machine is a marvel of engineering mastery.
There are hundreds and even thousands of separate systems that
rely on each other to have a successful mission. Many NASA engineers and
scientist that prepare for the mission and the astronauts that train for
years for tha awesome chance at space flight.
Most of the failures that have resulted in catastrophic loss of a
space vehicle have been the result of a relatively small failure of one
system. The thousands of other systems were working as designed but the
failure of one system resulted in a disastrous end.
The Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003 was the result of a
small piece of foam insulation the size of a briefcase that broke loose.
That piece struck the leading edge of the left wing causing damage to the
Thermal Protection System (TPS).
How much more should we be certain that our body is functioning
to the top of it's ability? Much more.
Chiropractic care focuses on restoring and maintaining health to
the body. With a healthy body the complex systems the body uses to
repair itself are able to work as intended. the nervous system allows
communication within the body which can be interrupted by many things. One
common cause is subluxation.
To use a simple example. If you are using a water hose resulting
in a kink, that will stop inhibit the flow of water. subluxations are
such kinks in the nervous system and they are often caused by stresses.
Stresses can by physical. Work related injuries, sleeping habits
or a slip and fall can cause a physical stress resulting in a subluxation.
Chemicals we ingest can cause a chemical stress relates subluxation. Alcohol
can contribute to being stressed so please drink in
When a patient maintains good spinal health, their body is able
to do the work of fighting disease the way it was intended. Along with a
healthy diet and regular exercise, spinal health is extremely important
to maintaining optimum health and a great quality of life.
In our "fast food" society of immediate gratification.
It is hard to slow down and have a good preventative plan for our health.
we are too busy.
Do you feel that way?
We would like to help.
Since we focus on your wellness instead of just trying to limit
the symptoms of disease,we are a great first source for information and
help. we would be glad to visit with you about your question regarding
preventative care and Chiropractic care.
Please come and visit us soon.
In most parts of the country it's getting cold. With the cold
comes snow, sleet and freezing rain. Driving conditions suffer and we
need to be much more careful.
There were nearly 10.4 million auto accidents in the United States
in 2006. The financial cost of these crashes is more than 230 Billion
The greatest injury, thought, is not to the automobile but to the
vehicle's occupants. That has not changed. We hear survivors of
accidents talk about walking away from an accident while their vehicle
was totally demolished.
Whether the accident was just a minor fender bender or a total
destruction, the human body can be whip-lashed without the individual(s)
involved even realizing.
Just because there are no bleeding or broken bones, doesn't mean
that no harm has been done. If the spine has been whipped out of is
normal balanced alignment, the first sign of an injury will usually be
soreness and stiffness of neck and /or back muscles as they stay
partially contracted in their attempt to pull the musculoskeletal
system back into balance.
Because the spine encases the spinal cord and spinal nerves, a
slight distortion can produce an uncontrolled tendency toward emotional
distress, headaches and other types of aches and pains, which may not
appear for months afterwards.
Just as you would have your vehicle checked following a minor fender bender, it is even more important that you be checked for the possibility of a whiplash injury. An immediate examination also helps to establish an confirm the injury as it relates to the accident in question.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC IN THE NEWS
Many people are using and are very satisfied with Chiropractic
Care according to a June 2, 2009 article in the Washington Post entitled
"Relief for Aching Backs."
The report said that around 80 percent of adults have had back
pain at some time. Those that had back pain reported that pain interfered
with sleep, sex, and efforts to maintain a health weight.
Among the 14,000 of those the Consumer Reports Health Rating
Center surveyed, hands-on therapies including Chiropractic Care were
among the top rated. Fifty-eight percent of survey respondents who tried
chiropractic manipulation said it helped a lot, and 59 percent
were "completely" or "very" satisfied with their
An article in the June issue of Natural Health magazine looked
at the whole-body approach offered by doctors of chiropractic, as well
as some of the unexpected side benefits such as better posture, fewer
headaches, and more energy.
In a May article in the AARP magazine about back pain they write.
To clarify a common misunderstanding: chiropractors don't "crack
your back." That popping sound is a gas bubble being released from
between two joints that have been coaxed into alignment. A study
published in 2002 found that patients with low back pain treated by
chiropractors showed greater improvement after one month that those
treated by physicians.
These are a few examples of the results of great treatment from our
outstanding Doctors of Chiropractic across this nation. We are pleased to
be apart of this life changing work.
They only verify what we have known for years. Chiropractic care
and it's non-invasive approach to health is making fans of those that use
Please keep your eyes open for more news about the benefits of
Chiropractic Care in your favorite newspaper, magazine, or television
WANT TO GIVE A GREAT GIFT
there's nothing more rewarding then seeing a child open a gift.
Especially when it is a gift they have been waiting for all year. They
can sure do some damage to wrapping paper and a living room.
we all know people that "hard to buy for. "Others are
easy to please. In either case it is a joy to be able to give.
Would you like to know how to give a great gift? Give someone the
gift of Chiropractic Care.
There are people you know that are suffering from back and neck
pain so you have a tremendous opportunity to help. Just let them know
about our office and how we would be extremely happy to help them.
How often you hear someone say, "My back is killing
me." Or, " have been having the worst headache."
Something you may also hear is someone complaining about numbness in a
leg or hand for example.
Next time just give them the gift of Chiropractic care by saying
"My Chiropractor is great and could probably help you out with your
pain." Then help them in contacting us or help us contact them.
Just imagine the next time you see them and how much better they
will feel. They will be grateful to you for years to come. the gift that
keeps on giving.
FUN TURKEY FACTS
million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving.
million turkeys are eaten each Christmas
their first meal on the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong
and Edwin ldrin ate roast turkey in foil packets.
1947, the National turkey Federation has presented a live turkey and two
dressed turkeys to the President. The President does not eat the live
turkey. He "pardons" it and allows it to live out its days on
five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, stew
or soup, salad, casserole and stir fry.
turkey does not cause you to feel sleepy after your Thanksgiving dinner.
Carbohydrates in our Thanksgiving dinner are the likely case of your
is low in fat and high in protein.
meat has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat.
ballroom dance the "turkey trot" was named for the short,
jerky steps that turkeys take.
have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and
breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart
Wild turkeys were almost whipped out in the early 1900's. Today there are
wild turkeys in every state except Alaska.