Welcome to the Gateway Chiropractic newsletter. We'd like to entertain you, inform you (and even inspire you a little). (References available upon request)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
If your spine is subluxated….
Last month we discussed your mid-back (thoracic) vertebrae.
This month we'll look at your lumbar vertebrae and the segments below the lumbars – your sacrum and coccyx – and what subluxations of these areas may cause.
You have five lumbar vertebrae. When you have a subluxation of your lumbar vertebrae, certain nerves and areas are affected. Below are some of the more common findings.
Remember that subluxations stress your spine, discs, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels and they affect the nerves that help your organs, glands, muscles and other body parts function.
Lumbar L1. Nerves from L1 go to your large intestine, inguinal rings and uterus. Constipation, colitis, diarrhea, hernias, uterine problems and other conditions have been noted in people with L1 subluxations.
L2. Nerves from L2 go to your appendix, abdomen, upper leg and urinary bladder. Appendicitis, cramps, difficulty breathing, acidosis, leg pain and numbness, sciatica and other conditions have been noted in people with L2 subluxations.
L3. Nerves from L3 go to your sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees, prostate and large intestine. Bladder troubles, menstrual troubles, male impotency, knee and foot problems, bowel problems and other conditions have been noted in people with L3 subluxations.
L4. Nerves from L4 go to your prostate gland, muscles of the lower back and then form the sciatic nerve. Prostate problems, low back spasms, sciatica pain, leg weakness and other conditions have been noted in people with L4 subluxations.
L5. Nerves from L5 go to your lower legs, ankles, feet and prostate. Swollen ankles, weak ankles, tingling in the feet, leg cramps and other conditions have been noted in people with L5 subluxations.
Sacrum. Nerves from your sacrum go to your hip bones, buttocks, rectum, sex organs, genitalia, urinary bladder, ureter and prostate. Pelvic problems, leg length inequalities, spinal curvatures, impotence, urinary incontinence, kidney and bladder infections and other conditions have been noted in people with sacrum subluxations.
Coccyx. Nerves from your coccyx go to your rectum and anus and anchor your meninges (coverings around your brain and spinal cord). Migraine, headache, bizarre "whole body pains," mental problems, hemorrhoids, anal itching, pain with sitting and other conditions have been noted in people with coccyx subluxations.
Words of Wisdom
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer
Never deprive someone of hope – it may be all they have. – Jerold Panas
The $1.6 Trillion Question
The $1.6 Trillion Question: If We're Spending So Much on Healthcare, Why So Little Improvement in Quality? Carolyn Clancy, MD (1)
Answer. It's because we're not spending $1.6 trillion on healthcare. We're spending it on disease care: drugs, pills, potions, medications, vaccines and surgery -- all designed to suppress or eliminate symptoms, not to give us health. Suppression drives disease deeper creating more physical and mental illnesses. If we spent $1.6 trillion on true healthcare (chiropractic, good nutrition, massage, bodywork, homeopathy, etc.) we'd be far healthier and in subsequent years we'd spend less and less and less. More medical care does not equal more health, it equals more disease and more serious diseases that need more expensive care.
Chiropractic children are healthier
Over the past few decades, research reports that children under chiropractic care are healthier, have higher IQs, and can recover from a multitude of physical and emotional diseases and conditions without drugs and surgery. Chiropractic subluxation correction has been shown to do wonders for children.
Children don't need to have a problem to get their spines checked, they just need a spine. Want healthier children? Bring them in for a chiropractic checkup.
Mumps is a relatively harmless disease. Some research
indicates that getting the mumps, as well as other infectious diseases of
childhood, is protective against cancer, allergies, asthma, eczema and other
more serious diseases. The mumps vaccination is considered useless by many and
the recent mumps epidemic in the
Is your cell phone cooking your brain?
How to live longer – have a positive attitude.
who have a positive attitude about aging live around 7 ½ years longer than
those who take a dim view of aging. In the August 2002 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Rebecca P. Levy, the
lead author, found that a person's ‘will to live' provides part of the
explanation. "People who have positive views about themselves as they age
somehow cope with society's negative attitudes towards the elderly," said Dr.
Spinal fusion? No thank you!
fusion is a back operation where the surgeon fuses vertebrae together. The
number of these operations in the
Life, kids and generalized insanity
was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman
in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I
was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat,
"Mom! That lady isn't wearing a seat belt!"
See you next month. Want more copies of this newsletter to give to your friends, co-workers and relatives? Call us or stop by the office. Please remember that everyone needs to be free from subluxations so bring your friends and loved ones for a spinal checkup.