Accidents happen, the frustration is after an accident what should you do. After an accident you should always call 911. The police along with an ambulance will come to access any immediate injuries and write a police report. I always suggest to my patients if you are not going to go to the ER with the ambulance have someone pick you up to take you to the ER or urgent care. There they can take X-rays and examine you for any broken bones, internal bleeding, etc. Many times they will give you pain relievers and or muscle relaxers. The unfortunate part is this does not fix your injury. Pain relievers turn off the receptors that tells your brain you have pain so in turn it just masks the pain. Just like you wouldn't expect a computer virus to go away by simply turning off your computer the same things holds true for your body.
Many times people think they are fine on the day of the accident so they decide not to seek care. It can take your body 72 hours to 1 week to feel the effects of an auto accident. So do not wait seek care right away.
Waiting to seek care could possibly lead to further injury and a longer recovery time. Even permanent damage to your spine and body. Thus, seek care right away.
That is where I come in. At Journey Family Chiropractic you are never charged anything up front. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries. We utilize chiropractic care, massage, and physiotherapy to get you back to your pre-accident status or better.
What if the accident is my fault, will the insurance company pay for my care?
If you have medical payments (med pay) on your auto insurance plan this can pay for your care. Medical payments range from 1,000-5,000 in most plans.
My car didn't have much damage, should I still get checked out?
Our cars are built to withstand accidents, but we are not. Just because your vehicle doesn't look too damaged, that doesn't mean your body is fine as well. An unchecked subluxation after an accident can cause long term consequences that can easily be prevented.
What are some common complaints after an accident?
Accidents are going to happen. After an accident it is best to seek care as soon as possible. Going without treatment can have detrimental effects on your health and lifestyle.
Turmeric is not only great as a seasoning, it has many amazing benefits. Turmeric is part of the ginger family. Circumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. To get enough dosage to be effective Turmeric should be taken as a supplement 500-2000mg. So what are the benefits of circumin?
Turmeric can be purchased in tablet form. But be sure to get it from a good source. For my patients I recommend Standard Process. It is a whole food supplement company. Their absorption is more than many over the counter Turmeric sources.
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We've all had it that annoying persistent cough that has decided your body will be its permanent residence. It attacks you at meetings, it attacks you when you're sleeping, it even attacks you mid conversation. Here are my 3 Proven home remedies to help you beat that cough that refuses to go away.
**Please note garlic is very potent. You may smell like garlic for a while. But its your call get rid of the cough and smell like you were trying to keep vampires away or keep coughing and have everyone stare at you all day long asking you are you okay.
A spoonful of raw local honey with a squeeze of lemon works great especially during the spring and fall seasons. I however find that since this is attributed to those with spring/fall allergies it does not work as well in the other months. The reason raw, local honey is best compared to your grocery store honey is each area has specific allergens. Thus the local honey is tailored to those specific plants/flowers/and trees.
This tea is is one of my favorites for coughs and colds. Your body will thank you for this one. Take fresh (1/2 cup) garlic cloves, peeled, cut ginger (1 cup) , and cut a whole lemon in half, put it in your tea pot. I have a tea pot with an infuser already attached. It makes a huge difference with the strength of your tea. Boil and let tea seep in the goodness of the garlic, ginger, and lemon for at least 5 minutes. This gives it an opportunity to cool a little as well. Then add honey to taste.
Losing weight is definitely no easy task but it can be done with the right guidance. What I have found in my practice one of the major reasons why many patients fail at accomplishing their goal is they have a hard time turning down sugar. This is why there are so many people every year who flock to the gym after the holidays because they over indulged in sugar during the holiday season.
Sugar not only increases weight it also continues a terrible cycle of weight gain.
With the increase in cravings (usually for sugar) the cycle never stops. Thus the first step to starting a successful weight loss journey is you must detox your body of the foods that are keeping you from being the you, you love. This doesn't mean you will never have your mom's apple pie. It just takes this sugar craving from ruling your life. Check out the book below. It breaks down how you can successfully detox from sugar. Once this detox is complete, your body can absorb the necessary nutrients it needs. Act Now!
Car washed, vacuumed, wax done, oil change, alignment these are all things we do to take care of our beloved cars. So why do we make all the excuses in the book for something we are indefinitely stuck with, our bodies. Our bodies are with us through everything yet we many times feed it junk, refuse to give it exercise and keep it out of alignment. While when our body breaks down we attribute this breakdown to I guess I'm getting old. I am not saying as you age your body stays the same however I am saying you don't have to suffer in pain when there are solutions.
Those individuals that take the time to take care of their body has been proven to have a better quality of life. They are not hunched over at 80 or dying in pain. Why deal with pain when you don't have to. Chiropractic care can help with a huge range of problems. Some problems include: fibromyalgia, sinus issues, TMJ pain, pain during pregnancy, neck pain, back pain, plantar fascitis, extremity pain. Chiropractic care also helps your organ systems function better because it affects your nervous system. Since your nervous system is the control center when you are able to keep this system healthy the rest of your systems (such as digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular) can then function better as well.
Our goal at Journey Family Chiropractic is to get you to a healthier you. Your soon to be healthy body will thank you.
Several years ago the newest craze was juicing. I was so surprised at the traction juicing fruits and vegetables was getting. So what is juicing. Juicing is the process in which you take fruits and vegetables and transform them into juice. If you are trying to give the gut a break then this may work for you, if it is just a day to a few days. Juicing although can be beneficial in short spurts, it is not suggested for long term nutrition. You should also combine fruits and vegetables with your juicing because juicing only fruit can spike your blood sugar. The disadvantage of juicing is it removes many of the nutrients plus the insoluble fiber that the fruits and vegetables provide. These nutrients and fiber helps our body stay regular.
So what about good ole blending. Blending is perfect for those who want to keep all the nutrients. It breaks down the fruits and vegetables without removing the essential nutrients and fiber in it. With the fiber intact blending allows you to stay full longer and keeps your digestive system regular.
At our home everyone drinks a smoothie daily. The trick to having a healthy green smoothie is add more vegetables than fruit. My favorite smoothie recipe is:
2 cups of Spinach
1 cup of Kale
1 whole carrot
1/2 cup Silken tofu
1 whole avocado
1 3/4 cup of water
Blend, and ENJOY!!
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Homemade cough syrup:
1.) Onion/honey syrup: Cut up onion in rings; then layer honey, with layer of onion, until onion layers are finished. Basically you are making a honey onion lasagna. Cover container and leave for 8-12 hours. This remedy is perfect to do at night. Take cough syrup every 2-3 hours or as needed to tame cough.
2.) Local Honey: Take a spoonful of local honey with lemon every 2-3 hours.
1.) Ginger, honey, lemon tea.
2.) 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 spoonful of honey, and lemon in a cup of warm water. Drink daily at the first sign of a cold.
Other methods to fight a cold:
To keep everyone in your home healthy add frankincense oil, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil to a spray bottle to purify the home at the first signs of a family member's cold symptoms. Melaleuca which is also known as tea tree oil can be used alone to cleanse home and surfaces.
Remedy: Drink plenty of water, coconut water, and or pedialyte to bring your fluid balance back to normal.
-A subluxation is a slight misalignment in a joint. When a joint is subluxated especially near the cervical region it can cause tension headaches.
Remedy: Chiropractic care
3. TMJ subluxation
-TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) is the joint that connects your temporal bone and mandible. This joint is often subluxated with chewing, dental procedures, grinding teeth, plus much more.
Remedy: Chiropractic care: At my practice we adjust the TMJ placing the joint back in place, which in turn can diminish the headache.
4. Sinus Headache
-Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinuses that causes congestion.
Remedy: Chiropractic care: At my practice we adjust the sinuses to clear the nasal passages which then reduces the congestion thus relieving the headache.
Q: Why should I go to a chiropractor after a fall or accident?
A: When you have trauma your body goes into a protect then heal mode. If you have a misaligned vertebrae or joint it is difficult for the bone to heal effectively. A chiropractor can align the spine and joints so the body can heal properly.
Q: I have no pain, should I still get adjusted?
A: Yes, if you have a misalignment, your body is not able to communicate to your brain that something is wrong.
Q: How soon should I get adjusted after a fall or accident?
A: As soon as humanly possible. The sooner you get care the faster your body can heal.
Q: Do I need to pay anything up front for my personal injury (auto accident/slip and fall) case?
A: No, At Journey Family Chiropractic we do not charge our patients up front for their care. Once treatment is completed and the case is settled payment will be addressed through the attorney or insurance company.
Auto accidents, slips, and falls are not always avoidable. However, you can save yourself future pain and problems by receiving chiropractic care. Chiropractic care will help restore your health pre-accident. Allow chiropractic care to get you back to enjoying life again.
It is 2018 and many of us are creating our New Year's resolution. Whether it is financial goals, personal goals, or family goals. One thing that should remain a constant goal is creating a healthy you. Without a healthy mind, body, and spirit it can be difficult to accomplish any goal in the new year.
Chiropractic patients benefit from decrease pain, increase mobility, improved immune system and much more. How does chiropractic work to do this? Chiropractors affect the system that controls everything in our body, this system is the nervous system.
The nervous system is one of the first systems to develop in a human fetus. It is the most important system in our body, because it is the boss. When a chiropractor adjusts the spine it allows the spine and brain to freely communicate without any interruptions.
Think of it this way imagine you are driving down a bumpy road and there are many turns, then imagine driving down a road that is just a straight smooth road. Which road would you be able to get down faster? Of course the latter, the straight smooth road, right. Your body works the same way. When you have these bumps in your spine, it takes your brain a longer time to be notified on what is going on in your body. Thus you may get sick easier, or you may stay sick longer than you should. Chiropractors gently align the spine and joints, so your body can function at its best.
Place your health as a top priority this year, before you no longer have any options.
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Roswell Chiropractor, Dr. Bates takes care of patients with many health issues. Her goal is to allow you to have the best quality of life possible.