Weekly Chiropractic Info

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


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!