Weekly Chiropractic Info

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


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?