Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"One Adjustment and a Bottle of Windex..."

If you've ever tuned into the A&E television program Hoarders, it doesn't take a genius to quickly realize it's going to take more than a bottle of Windex to clean up all the garbage, moldy food and rotting animal poop that's been accumulating in those houses for years and years and years...

But some people accumulate health problems the same way, and unrealistically believe it will take just a visit or two at the Chiropractor's to fix all their issues. From years of neglect, bad advise and denial, their chronic illnesses pile up until they can no longer recognize the healthy state their body used to be in. By the time they decide to see a Chiropractor, they've got a real 'dis-ease hoarding' problem and unfortunately one adjustment isn't enough to clean up the squalor.

The goal of Chiropractic isn't to temporarily sweep your symptoms under a rug to make things look good on the surface, but to actually roll our sleeves up and get rid of the underlying clutter once and for all. Sure it might take a little more time and a bit more elbow grease to transform your health our natural way, but in the end your human house will be clean, pristine and habitable again.

'Watching Your Back'

Dr. Heather

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Sleep Like This Again..."

Did you know that 40 percent of the population currently suffers with sleeping problems? It isn't uncommon for Chiropractors to find a misalignment of the first two cervical vertebrae, the atlas and axis, in people who suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea.

Since a good night's sleep is one of the most important requirements for complete healing, restoring normal sleep is a desired effect of any Chiropractic care plan. It's common for many regular Chiropractic clients to see an improvement in sleeping habits within the first week of care, regardless of the condition they come in with. Sleeping better is a common 'side effect' when normal alignment is restored at the C1/C2 area, and no drugs have to be involved!

A misaligned atlas or axis can be determined with simple Chiropractic tests like Thermography, Upper Cervical X-Rays or posture analysis. If you know someone suffering with poor sleep, tell them to save their money on a new pillow and have their upper neck evaluated by a chiropractor. If we can get you sleeping better, we can get you healing better.

'Watching Your Back'

Dr. Heather Giesen

Monday, May 9, 2011

"Treating the Bark vs. Adjusting the Cause"

You walk into your Chiropractor's office, hop on a table and point to where it hurts... expecting to get adjusted right in that very spot. But the Chiropractor starts working on a totally different part of your spine, not even close to where you feel the pain. Why is that?

There's an old saying that goes when you step on a dog's tail, it barks out the other end. In Chiropractic that means, where you hurt (the bark) isn't necessarily where the problem is (the tail). Many times the pain you feel in one area is actually a referred symptom from somewhere else. For example, someone with sciatica may feel pain down their leg, but the source of their problem is a Subluxation (vertebral misalignment) in their spine.

Chiropractors recognize that if you remove the cause of someone's symptom, the body will no longer have a need to produce it. That's why the main focus of a Chiropractic visit is to locate and correct the underlying problem, and not the superficial effect. Chasing after symptoms is like a dog chasing after its own tail. You only end up spinning around and around until you get dizzy, confused and frustrated. It's much smarter to address the underlying cause.

'Watching Your Back'
Dr. Heather Giesen

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Mother's Love

~Author Unknown

There are times when only a Mother's love

Can understand our tears,

Can soothe our disappoints

And calm all of our fears.

There are times when only a Mother's love

Can share the joy we feel

When something we've dreamed about

Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother's faith

Can help us on life's way

And inspire in us the confidence

We need from day to day.

For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith

And a Mother's steadfast love

Were fashioned by the Angels

And sent from God above.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day has always been a special day in remembering and sharing the love of my mother. This year the day holds more significance now that I have my own son to spend it with.

This year for Mother's Day, don't forget about you or your loved ones health. Afterall, it is our most valuable possession!

For the rest of May we have a special offer for all new patients.

  • Consultation

  • Chiropractic Examination

  • Computerized Nerve Scan

  • X-rays (if necessary)

  • Complete Report of Findings

All of this for only $47

If there is something specific you are concerned about or just want to learn more about what we do, now is the time to act!

Call 952-758-8760 to schedule your evaluation.

"Watching Your Back"

Dr. Heather