Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer Seminar Series

Next week in our paper newsletter we will announce the Summer Seminar Series here at Back Experts. As a subscriber to our site, you get first crack at registering (notice chiropractic humor). You can register for free at

Every Tuesday starting July 1st, we will offer free seminars. These 30 minute sessions cover topics on chiropractic care, running a 5K, home exercises, losing weight and much more. The are not only informative but we mix a little humor along the way. Of course refreshments will be provided.

I would like to bring to your attention to a couple special programs. On July 29th I’ll present “Couch to 5K”, If you have never exercised and are a specialist at sitting on the couch it’s time to get off the couch and 13 weeks later run the Race to Cure Lymphona in St. Charles November 8th. We’ll have a great time getting in shape and running (or walking) the 5K together.

The other special event is September 30th. I’ll discuss the nature of disc herniations and ways you can recover and regain a normal life without surgery. We see success over and over with patients. This workshop will cover lifestyle modifications that will prevent relapse and nutritional considerations for the health of the disc.

Forward this to everyone you know who eats food, moves their body or is breathing.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Ice or Heat?

You just felt something snap in a muscle. You fall to the ground and the pain and swelling begin. What do you put on the injury? Heat or Ice?

There has always been debate on this issue. After 14 years of studying the matter here is my conclusion.
  • Always put ice on an injury, 15 minutes per hour as many hours as you like.
  • Use heat if you have a old chronic injury.
  • When in doubt, ice.
When you first have an injury there is swelling, ice helps the swelling. Use a gel pack or bag of ice cubes and apply to the injures area. Putting it over a shirt of thin towel will help keep the skin from getting too cold. Make sure to limit the ice to 10-15 minutes. More than that can do damage to small capillaries and nerves in the area.

When using heat it must always be moist heat. Adding moisture will prevent local dehydration which increase muscle spasm. Remember, don't use heat on a new injury.

Post a comment on this page if there are any questions, glad to help.

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