Weekly Chiropractic Info

Where You Really Live

Posted: July 18, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

What do you use to see with? If you said your eyes… you’d be wrong. How about hearing? If you said ears… wrong again. You don’t see or hear with your eyes or ears. Those are just end organs for collecting light and sound waves. To actually see and hear you have to interpret those waves with your nerves and brain (Nerve System) first!

In reality, you live in your Nerve System. EVERYTHING you experience in life is processed through it… what you see, what you hear, what you feel! That’s why Chiropractors care so much about keeping it healthy. If your Nerve System is stressed, there goes your ability to interpret your world, and there goes your ability to successfully navigate life.

Regular adjustments keep your Nerve System clear so you can respond to life’s challenges in a positive way. If you’re feeling a little foggy, or just disconnected from the world, maybe it’s time for some Nerve System house cleaning. Give your Chiropractor a call today and get reconnected to life!


Before the Flat

Posted: July 12, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

More work gets dumped on your desk at quitting time…school calls to schedule an emergency parent/teacher meeting…stress pumps into your life like air pumping into a bicycle tire, with no end in sight – if some pressure isn’t let out soon, you’re bound to burst!

As resilient as you think you are, your nerve system can only absorb so much stress before it succumbs to the load. When it finally gets a flat, your health and your life comes to a halt. But there’s something simple you can do to avoid such a disaster.

Spinal adjustments act like the relief valve on an over inflated tire. Just a gentle push and PSSSSSSS… all that pent up stress comes out. That’s why you feel so light and depressurized after your chiropractic visit. Doesn’t it make good sense to ease life’s pressure regularly before you pop?


Which drop did it?

Posted: June 19, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

A titration test analyzes how many drops of a chemical it takes to create a specific reaction – usually a change in solution color. Drop by drop, the reagent is added until an observable change is seen. And if asked which drop finally made the difference, the correct answer would be they all did!

 

Chiropractic care works in similar fashion. Often a patient will exclaim after a visit “…doc, that last adjustment really did it, I felt better right away!” In reality, it wasn’t just the ONE adjustment that did the trick – the past ones contributed, as well the future ones. The effect is cumulative.

 

When adjusted regularly, drop by drop, you eventually reap the rewards in improved health, higher function and realized potential. If you ever wonder which adjustment changed your life for the better? The answer is – they all did, and will continue to do so!

 

Casanova Chiropractic

417 Cornell St

Ottawa, IL 61350

(815) 313-5474

www.casanovachiropractic.com


When the Spine's Away

Posted: June 15, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

If you leave kids unsupervised, something bad is bound to happen. Worse yet, if they haven’t made a peep for a while – that’s when the most chaos is going down! You have to look in on them every now and then to make sure there’s no trouble. 

If you leave your spine neglected for too long, inevitably it gets into trouble too. Vertebrae get out of line, joints misbehave and nerves become irritable. Before you know it, your health is total mess! When your spine’s away from chiropractic supervision – subluxations will play.

Kids will be kids, and spines will be spines. You’ll never be able to protect them from every danger. But you can avert a fair number of mishaps with regular monitoring. Being responsible is maintaining a close eye on both!


Forest for the Trees

Posted: June 15, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

“Seeing the forest for the trees” is an expression of PERSPECTIVE. It’s the ability to step back and see the whole picture of a given situation, instead of clinging to a narrow, limited, myopic one. Focusing on the BIG IDEA is necessary to achieving any worthy goal!

We commonly hear newer patients say… my migraines, my sciatica, my fibromyalgia – labeling themselves by their doctor’s diagnosis instead of seeing themselves as the healthy people they want to be. Unfortunately when it comes to healing, holding on to your symptoms is as beneficial as hugging a tree and never letting go. You can’t see the forest of wellness if you insist on clinging to the trunk of disease. 

You don’t get healthy by focusing on sickness. You get healthy by letting go, stepping back and acknowledging who you REALLY are… an innately gifted human being, capable of healing from above down, inside out. It’s our job as your Chiropractor to never let you forget it!


Holding You Together

Posted: June 15, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

The Major Premise of Chiropractic states “There is a universal intelligence in all matter that continually gives to it all its properties and action, thus maintaining it in existence.” Literally, something smart is holding the universe and all its components together in perfect organization and order!

Since you too are part of the universe, that unseen wisdom is holding you together as well – maintaining your physiological functions, your ability to resist life’s stresses and your state of heath. In Chiropractic terms, that special intelligence inside you, the one that’s holding your internal universe together is called “innate intelligence.” Without it, you wouldn’t be in existence.

So here’s a great question to ask Dr. Chris on your next visit.: if the same power that holds the cosmos together is inside you, holding you together in perfect organization and operation, how could something dead or artificial from the outside (like a pill, a portion or prescription) do a better job of healing you than what your inner power is already capable of – as long as it’s not interfered with?


Cracked, Not Slipped

Posted: May 24, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

The human body mimics nature’s design in many ways. One in particular is the likeness between your spinal discs and a cut tree trunk. The rings of a tree tell its age… the rings of our discs tell how you’ve aged!

Spinal discs consist of concentric annular rings (like a tree) with a soft central area called the Nucleus Pulposis. The nucleus responds to sustained pressure and works best mechanically when your spine is in proper alignment. What the lay public often calls a “slipped disc” is actually a stressed disc that has been subjected to poor spinal alignment over time, causing crack in the annular rings and “squishing” of the nucleus material in to the voids. Bulges lead to herniations, herniations lead to ruptures, ruptures lead to surgery and disability. 

Nothing will make you feel older than you are than having a disc problem. With the appropriate Chiropractic care, spinal distortions which lead to disc degeneration can be reversed…easing the lopsided pressure that splinters discs into ruin. If you’re suffering from chronic disc problems, getting back in alignment first could prevent you from aging faster than you have to!


Wired for Life

Posted: May 16, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

Electricity flows through power lines and messages of communication flow through phone cables… but the “POWER” that flows through Nerve fibers is far more intricate, intelligent and critical to your life!

Nerves carry “SMART” signals – organized instructions and data which relay from the brain to the body and from the body back to the brain. This complicated loop forms the communication network needed to guide every physiological function in your body from respiration to perspiration… assimilation to elimination… tissue breakdown and tissue repair. Innately, trillions of these messages flow through your nerve system every second of your life, in an automated effort to keep you alive without your conscious input. So how important is it to maintain this amazing system?

This is the realm of Chiropractic care – the protection and preservation of these “Life Wires” so that you can experience perfect function, abundant health and wellbeing. The doctor inside you can accomplish just about anything as long as your internal power lines remain clear!


Toxins and Tumbles and Thoughts

Posted: May 8, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

In the classic scene in the Wizard of Oz we find Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man and Scarecrow timidly walking through the woods on the lookout for the three dreadful threats conjured up in their imaginations lions and tigers and bears, oh my in Chiropractic, the three big threats we warn patients about (the big three that cause subluxations) are physical trauma, chemical trauma and auto-suggestion (thought) trauma.

According to the founder of Chiropractic, DD Palmer, approximately 20% of nervous system interference can be attributed to physical injuries or poisons from outside the body like a slip, fall or overdose. The remaining 80% can be traced back to persistent negative emotions or self-talk that literally builds tension in your muscles, pull vertebrae out to alignment and freeze your nerve system in its tracks rendering you stiff like a Tin Man, foggy brained like a Scarecrow and overly sensitive like a Cowardly Lion.

A Chiropractor can locate your Subluxations, restore normal spinal alignment and reduce nerve interference when necessary. But its your responsibility to, 1. Be cognizant when any of the big three Ts attacks you and 2. Get adjusted ASAP so worse problems dont manifest. Doing so will keep you and your loved ones on the yellow brick road of health!

Casanova Chiropractic

417 Cornell St

Ottawa, IL 61350

(815) 313-5474

www.casanovachiropractic.com


Keeping Your Health Green

Posted: May 2, 2018
By: The Weekly Sticky

You’re proud of your lawn. You water it, feed it on schedule and try to keep the neighborhood kids off of it. But you missed a few spots with the fertilizer spreader and now dull, brown patches where the grass was STARVED of potential growth energy begin to show. A similar situation can happen inside you. 

All the cells, organs and tissues that make up your body need an even distribution of neurotrophic (life sustaining) energy from your Nerve System in order to flourish and grow. If parts of your body are deprived of this energy, likewise you’ll develop dull brown patches (disease) on your internal lawn. Chiropractors refer to it as being “Subluxated.”

The goal of Chiropractic care is 100% coverage of neurotrophic life energy in your body and that’s achieved by keeping your Nerve System clear blockages at the spinal level. If you don’t want to see ugly, brown, weak patches in your health, stay EVEN and consistent with your Chiropractic care!