Friday, September 24, 2010

Don’t Swallow Your Pain!

Chiropractic Monthly--September 2010

Here is your September installment of the Dr.’s Notebook. Take a moment to read our thoughts, then pass it along to a friend.

Do you suffer from any of the following; acid reflux, heart burn, GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), shortness of breath, indigestion bloating?

Could chronic tension in my shoulders be telling me I have hidden stomach pain?

Would you like to get complete relief or significant relief?

Then your next question should be, “how can my chiropractor help?” That’s a good question let’s look at how 3D Chiro’s unique treatment plan combines 3-D Chiropractic™ (3-DCT) ™ treatment to the spine.

3-DCTTM treatment is based on the relationship between some traumatic or frightening events in ones youth. These events can lead to emotional tension which causes muscular tension which may become chronic. This in turn causes a reduction in “perfect” blood flow to the muscles and, just as importantly, a reduction in circulation to other nearby tissues. The result is poor nerve, lymph and energy flow. Depending on what tissues are affected, a multitude of symptoms and diseases can result.

Let’s look at how emotional tension relates to the digestive tract. In a tense or uncomfortable situation have you ever heard someone say “I have a gut feeling about that?” This is because the intestinal tract is very sensitive to strong emotional feelings such as anger and anxiety.

When prolonged tension occurs several things can happen. Tension in the stomach can lead to knots; these are similar to a cramp in your leg however you feel it right away. A stomach cramp may have its roots in youth and although one may have felt its pain as a youth by the time we reach adulthood you don’t feel the pain, just the effects of the continual cramping.

There is no way to predict what part of the body’s systems will be affected. However this can easily be identified by a trained 3-DCT practitioner like the staff at 3D Chiro. The most common organs affected are the Stomach and the upper Large Bowel. These are the tube shaped hollow organs that are made of smooth muscle which lay in the upper abdomen just under the diaphragm or rib cage.

Other affects could be gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or indigestion, which may interfere with the diaphragm’s resulting in chest breathing instead of “belly”, breathes. This in turn leads to chronic tension in the shoulders. Dr. Nuñez has found that “approximately 80% of chronic upper back and neck tension is caused from chest breathing.”

Now back to hiatal hernia syndrome. Hiatal hernia syndrome is marked by acid reflux, epigastric pain, indigestion which is also known as “the great imitator.” These symptoms mimic the symptoms associated with other heart conditions, breathing irregularities and ulcers. Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on medications to mask these symptoms. The downside to this type of treatment is you must continue taking the pills. And remember, virtually all medications have some unwanted side effects that can lead to unforeseen and worse problems. For example many people are unaware that by taking acid reducing pills makes one more susceptible to pneumonia! The bacteria that would normally be killed by the acid now thrive and eventually move into the lungs.

What a challenge! You need relief but don’t know what to do.

Thankfully, there is Dr. Nuñez and 3-Dimensional Chiropractic Technique. Dr. Nuñez has numerous success stories of patients who suffered for years with acid reflux, heart burn, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), shortness of breath, indigestion, bloating. They all got either complete relief or significant relief.

3-DCT locates the spasmed parts of the intestinal tract and applies corrective thrusts to the area over several visits. Posture correction is important and patients are taught to breathe in the belly to help them relax. Naturally any spinal problems that are associated with the organ must be corrected as well.

Patients are then taught how to “adjust” their own stomachs to help keep it relaxed or to calm it down after a stressful day of work. In this way patients become more confident in their ability to handle their symptoms and can help “Keep the Chiropractor Off Their Backs!”

Surely you know someone who is taking antacids or medications for stomach problems, has chronic upper back tension please do them a favor and pass this newsletter on to them. It may be the life raft that they have been looking for.

Sit up straight and have a great life,
Dr. Al Nuñez
For more details go to the Dr.’s Blog, Dr. Nunez Notes.

September is...

National School Backpack Awareness Day is September 16!

When was the last time you thought about your child’s backpack? The difficult question for parents is style vs. function. With regards to how much weight is too much is based on the child. The general rule is that the backpack should be no more than 10 to 20% of the child’s body weight. Is your child is bending forward sharply to counter balance the weight of the books in their backpack? A properly fitted and loaded pack should allow them to stand up fairly straight. The pack should be carried both shoulders; wide padded shoulder straps are advised, and the backpack is never to be carried on one shoulder. A great solution is using a backpack with wheels.

Although no studies have that carrying a heavy backpack causes serious effects like scoliosis, it can cause neck, shoulder and low back pain. If the pain is ongoing, even when the child is not carrying their backpack, then some type of intervention may be needed.

Most often the problem is simply lightening up the load or carrying the load on both shoulders instead of one. Keep it simple and remember that most kids will make it through without any long term problems.

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Affecting patients’ lives in such wonderful ways is the fuel that keeps us going.

Need an appointment “Right Now” perhaps Dr Tony Subia, DC. can help.

A recent graduate from Chiropractic College Dr. Subia has just completed his training with Dr. Nunez in 3-D Chiropractic™ (3-DCT) ™ treatment and is eager to work with you and his new patients.

Call today and schedule your next appointment with: Dr. Subia. (818) 247-4411

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