Back - Leg - Arm pain
Pain between shoulders


Dr. Edward J. Hartey

600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Matamoras, Pa 18336

Office hours:
 Mon.Tues.Wed.Fri - 9 to 7
Thurs and Sat - 9 to 1

        Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians 

  Call Us Today: 570.491.BACK








Volume 24 No.5


Volume 24 No.4


Volume 24 No.2

Volume 24 No.1

Volume 23 No.6

Volume 23 No.4

Volume 23 No.3


Volume 23 No.1


Volume 22 No.6

Volume 22 No.5

Volume 22 No.4

Volume 22 No.3

Volume 22 No.1

Volume 21 No.6

Volume 21 No.5

Volume 21 No.3

Volume 21 No.2

Volume 18 No.2

Volume 17 No.6

Volume 17 No.3

Volume 16 No.5

Volume 16 No.3

Spinal Health


A Newsletter Promoting the Healing Power of Chiropractic Care.

                                                                     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 affects others.

   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 moderation.

   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 dollars.

   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.



   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 chiropractor.

   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 it.

   Please keep your eyes open for more news about the benefits of Chiropractic Care in your favorite newspaper, magazine, or television news broadcast.




   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.




.45 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving.

.22 million turkeys are eaten each Christmas

.For their first meal on the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong  and Edwin ldrin ate roast turkey in foil packets.

.Since 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 a historical farm.

.The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, stew or soup, salad, casserole and stir fry.

.Eating turkey does not cause you to feel sleepy after your Thanksgiving dinner. Carbohydrates in our Thanksgiving dinner are the likely case of your sleepiness.

.Turkey is low in fat and high in protein.

.White meat has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat.

.The ballroom dance the "turkey trot" was named for the short, jerky steps that turkeys take.

.Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.

. Wild turkeys were almost whipped out in the early 1900's. Today there are wild turkeys in every state except Alaska.