🔵 For 25 years, our mission has been to help Monrovia residence and the surrounding communities live better lives through chiropractic wellness care.
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🔵 For 25 years, our mission has been to help Monrovia residence and the surrounding communities live better lives through chiropractic wellness care.
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Jon and Arielle were married yesterday at a beautiful ceremony in Manhattan Beach. A new, wonderful and exciting journey is ahead of them. If you know them, I think you would agree that there is something very special about this amazing couple. I cannot think of a moment when I have not felt proud to be Jon’s father. From holding him for the first time, to his recent graduation from USC, and now as a married man. He is not only my son, he is my very close friend. Over the last five years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Arielle. Being a nurse, she has a caring, friendly, and kind-hearted nature. She is a beautiful, elegant and wise woman. I cannot say thank you enough, for coming into Jon's life and for giving him so much happiness. My best advice is: 1. Keep God the center of your relationship 2. Never go to bed angry 3. Never stop dating each other Your family, friends and I wish you both a long life of incredible happiness, joy and love.
Most of us just take it for granted that our nervous system is working properly. If you’re wondering how to keep your nervous system healthy, here are some actions you can take: 1️⃣Monitor your eating patterns and make sure to eat semi-regularly so as to not deplete the glucose your neurons use for energy. 2️⃣Eat a balanced diet that includes foods such as leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, sea vegetables, fish, avocados, and berries. 3️⃣Avoid smoking and drinking excessive alcohol. 4️⃣Make it a goal to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night and maintain a solid sleep schedule. Sleep helps the nervous system regenerate itself, making it critical that you receive an adequate amount nightly if you want to stay mentally sharp. 5️⃣Stimulate your brain with activities like writing by hand or playing mind games like chess or Sudoko. 6️⃣Work out at least three times a week. A study conducted at the University of Texas found that working out helps aging adults improve their memory and brain health. 7️⃣Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to degenerative arthritis, diabetes and diabetic neuropathy. 8️⃣Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals, chronic stress and activities involving repetitive motion. 9️⃣Get your spine adjusted by a chiropractor on a regular basis. Chiropractic care helps keep the nervous system in top performing order. Hundreds of our patients enjoy the benefits of regular chiropractic care. Why shouldn’t you? Contacting our office and scheduling a consultation is the first step to making health and wellness a priority. https://goo.gl/KDBGjc https://goo.gl/TPverh https://goo.gl/SpnHJB https://goo.gl/V9Xy6B
It’s commonly accepted among experts that lower back pain is related to prolonged sitting. And let’s face it, in today’s world we spend plenty of time during our day doing exactly that—we sit in the car, we sit most of the day at work and we even sit to watch television after our workday is over. It seems that the only time we’re not sitting is when we’re moving from one location to the next. Because this is how we’re living, it should come as no surprise that back pain can be a pretty common problem. Sitting is the New Smoking While we’re not suggesting that you stop sitting, what you should do is take some simple steps to minimize the impact by making your environment more back friendly. Here are a few suggestions: Take interval breaks throughout your day Change your position as often as you sensibly can Get up and walk every 45 minutes Stretch your spine throughout the day If you’re dealing with frequent back pain that seems to be sticking around, consider contacting our practice for an appointment. https://goo.gl/GptA1o
According to Forbes, more and more consumers are making health and wellness a priority over material objects these days. Wellness care has evolved and is now more popular than ever before. The leading physicians in the wellness movement are chiropractors. With affordable wellness care plans, gentle adjustments, extended hours and short wait times, there is really no reason not to add natural chiropractic care to your busy lifestyle. https://goo.gl/Cofoqy https://goo.gl/Cofoqy
Doing your best to stay naturally healthy doesn’t just add life to your years…it can add years to your life. And with so much to see and do across the globe, who doesn’t want to live longer and happier? Here are a few suggestions to do just that. 1️⃣Maintain an ideal posture. Aside from causing back or neck pain, poor alignment and postural deviations may suggest unresolved emotional issues. 2️⃣Shun alcohol and tobacco. Tobacco narrows the arteries and restricts blood circulation. Too much alcohol can counter any positive benefits. 3️⃣Cultivate your spiritual connection. Those who regularly worship, meditate or maintain their connection to God are shown to enjoy greater life expectancy. 4️⃣Accept what is. Make life the kind of adventure that will compel you to see how it all turns out! 5️⃣Eliminate unnecessary stress. Your ability to accommodate stress is based on the condition of your nervous system–this is one way regular chiropractic care may help you live longer. 6️⃣Keep it positive. The power of our thoughts and emotions are often overlooked. 7️⃣Avoid hospitals. Between hospital-acquired infections, unexpected drug interactions and just plain mistakes, hospitals can hurt, just as they can help. 8️⃣Have a purpose. If your goal is retirement, you better have a passionate reason for living. Serve. Donate your time. When you let up, you’ll likely suffer a let down. Let Us Help You Thrive Chances are you’ll live longer than you think. Heed the warning of one elderly woman who observed, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” If it’s been a while since your last adjustment, give us a call. https://goo.gl/FZaR9H
They’re cute, cuddly and never argue with us. Our pets also can help us live healthier lives for a number of reasons, with stress reduction being a major one. Exercise, yoga and meditation help many people de-stress but spending time with our pets is another habit that’s good for the body and soul. Our animals show us unconditional love and are there for support during good times and bad. They also are the ideal workout companion. With dogs, in particular, you can walk them, run with them or have them retrieve a ball. If you have allergies, consider getting fish or a hypoallergenic animal. Watching fish swim in a bowl or aquarium is profoundly relaxing and can lower stress levels. Of course, another excellent way to reduce stress is with chiropractic care as it helps to reduce muscle tension and keep your nervous system healthy. https://goo.gl/KHgzf1
Basically, if your spine is in not healthy, you will eventually not be able to participate in the activities you once enjoyed. Spinal decay occurs slowly over a period of many years and like many other diseases, it may not show any symptoms. Some patients think it was from sleeping wrong or just lifting improperly and that may be the case. Other times it’s that the problem was actually building up over a period of years without you even knowing. For example, stress to our spines when we are younger such as poor posture, car accidents or sport injuries can come back and haunt us years later. Whether you are an avid runner, hiker, bike rider, golfer, or other type of sports enthusiast, studies reveal that staying active is important to our overall health. Preventing or correcting spinal problems today is one of the best things you can do for your body now and in the future. Subluxations of the spine, commonly known as joint dysfunctions, can negatively affect proper nerve communication from the brain to the body–often resulting in pain and discomfort. What benefits can athletes and other active individuals hope to achieve by incorporating chiropractic into their lifestyle? Patients report increased flexibility and performance, increased range of motion, natural pain relief from joint pain, and decreased recovery time after workouts. Many professional and Olympic athletes routinely use chiropractic care to help recover from neck pain, back pain, headaches, sciatica, bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, TMJ syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other joint an muscle pains. Perhaps you or someone you know would benefit from chiropractic care. We are accepting new patients currently and offer a free initial consultation to review your health concerns. See our bio for more information.
If your spine didn’t have curves, it wouldn’t be nearly as strong as it is. The spine has an incredibly important job to protect our body’s nervous system. About 10% of the population has a 6th lumbar vertebrae. Scoliosis affects 2-3 percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States. As we age, the space between our spinal bones get smaller. This is why you notice people get shorter as they get older. 80% of the population will experience back pain in their lives. The number one disability for workers is related to spinal injuries. Humans are born with 33 spinal bones with a “C” shaped spine, but wind up with 26 bones and an “S” shaped spine as adults. The tailbone received the name “coccyx” from resembling the beak of a cuckoo bird. If it wasn’t for the perfectly designed structure of your spine, you wouldn’t be able to bend, drive a car or dance. That’s because the spine is not one big backbone, but it is actually divided into small segments to allow for movement while protecting the spinal chord. The reason that chiropractic is so good for the spine is because spinal adjustments can remove nerve interference caused by spinal segments shifting out of their normal alignment. This can result in a lowered state of health. Therefore, it would be a benefit to everyone to get a spinal health exam. https://goo.gl/kyVv8s.
Are you the type of person that puts everyone else’s needs before your own? We can’t be any good to others if we’re not good to ourselves. This holiday season try something different. Give yourself the gift of health. A good way to start is by simply scheduling a health check-up at our office. Our gift to you: Mention you read this post online by January 15th and your evaluation is covered at our expense. Merry Christmas!
How much do you really know about back pain? Enjoy these good-to-know facts surrounding myths about pain in your body and what it could mean for you. Myth 1: Back Pain is a Normal Part of Aging Fact: Just because you’re adding more candles to your birthday cake doesn’t mean it’s normal to add back pain to your life. Sure, getting older may make us more susceptible to certain illnesses or diseases that can cause back pain, but there are steps you can take to actively diminish it and keep your spine healthy—like chiropractic care. Myth 2: I’m Physically Active, So Back Pain Won’t Be a Problem for Me Fact: Staying physically fit is one of the many things you can do to keep your back healthy, but unfortunately there isn’t one set way to ensure you never experience back pain. In addition to keeping active, consider eating a highly nutritious diet, lowering stressors in your environment and maintaining proper posture. Myth 3: I’m Not in A Lot of Pain—So My Injury Must Not Be Bad Fact: Pain is a poor indicator of how serious your injury could be. Sometimes, pain can take days, weeks or even months to show itself following an injury as inflammation builds up in your body. If you’re experiencing a mild ache or pain that’s persistent, it may be time to get it checked out. Myth 4: If I Have Back Pain, I Need Surgery Fact: While nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives, it’s not a reason to opt for surgery right away. If you’re experiencing pain, try to pursue the least invasive option initially. Think of it this way—chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery third. If you’ve been experiencing back pain, consider giving our practice a call to schedule an appointment. Back pain may be common, but it’s not normal. (https://goo.gl/zPHfLN )
At Salse Chiropractic, our philosophy is, “If we’re not having fun we’re in the wrong place.” No blood, happy patients, healing music, friendly staff, and no frowns!
‘Tis the season…for stress! While thinking of others as the holiday’s approach might be your top priority, it’s also important to consider your own physical and mental health. Here are a few ways to manage stress brought on by the holidays. 1. Exercise. Sometimes, the holiday season can throw us off of our usual schedule. Do your best to maintain your regular fitness routine. 2. Watch what you’re eating. While most of us love holiday food, it’s important that we don’t over-indulge. Choose options high in Vitamin C to keep your immune system thriving. 3. Take a breather. There’s nothing wrong with taking a “time out” from a gathering when you need it. 4. Visit our practice. Having an adjustment can keep physical and mental exhaustion at bay. https://goo.gl/d9PM1E
Feel like your spine looks like a candy cane? The new name for bad posture over the holidays is “SANTA SPINE.” Poor posture affects your breathing, leads to muscle soreness, and is less attractive. Make 2018 the year to improve your posture. Time to give us a call.
What’s Really Causing Your Back Pain? When back pain happens to you, it’s a far cry from enjoyable. And while no one likes to experience it, the pain itself is actually quite common. In fact, nearly every adult in the world has experienced back pain at some point during his or her life. But in many cases, back pain doesn’t actually begin in your back. So, where does it start? Take a look at a few options that could be responsible for your back pain. Hip Misalignment Back pain Back pain often begins in other parts of the body. Do you ever feel like you’re taking uneven steps? Frequently carrying a heavy bag to one side, poor posture, and not wearing supportive shoes can all contribute to hip misalignment leading to low back pain. Misaligned hips often begin as a result of weak back, core or pelvis muscles and uneven shoe wear. Text-Neck In today’s world, it seems that we’re all guilty of spending at least some amount of time each day looking down at our smart phones or tablets. Unfortunately, too much of this downward tilt can cause pain in your neck from overstretching tissue and muscles, eventually leading to spinal misalignment. Back pain as a result of text-neck is a compensation reaction, with the real issue being the neck. Teenagers and younger children face the highest risk for suffering from symptoms of text-neck. Prolonged Sitting If you spend most of your day behind a desk, you could find yourself sitting for hours on end without much movement. Prolonged sitting compresses the spine and increases stress on the back, legs, arms and even neck. To combat back pain caused by long periods of sitting, set an alarm to remind yourself to get up and move every hour. Choosing an ergonomic chair, keyboard, and mouse pad for your work space can also benefit your health. Chiropractic may not be appropriate for you, but given it’s effectiveness, isn’t it worth at least a chance to find out?https://goo.gl/Z8j79V
You reach for an item on the top shelf of the cupboard and your back wrenches in pain as a muscle goes into spasm. The pain is excruciating and you can barely move. How could something as simple as reaching for a towel produce such pain? The answer is – it didn’t. Reaching for the towel overextended a muscle that was already strained. This made the muscle stiffen and go into spasm to protect it from any further harm. Muscles can become strained due to repetitive movements or habits, such as poor posture, heavy lifting, swinging a racquet or sitting in front of a computer. Often, when muscles have been strained for some time, all it takes is one sudden movement (i.e., one stretch for a towel ) for an already strained muscle to go into spasm. When this happens, all the muscle fibers contract at the same time. Muscle contraction cuts off blood supply, which creates even more muscle pain, causing the muscle to contract even further. This is an all too common occurrence for some people who lie on the floor in pain for hours because the muscle doesn’t relax with movement. Help for Your Muscle Spasms It can take several weeks for a muscle spasm to subside, so try the following to help the healing process. Rest. Apply ice/heat and try massage therapy to assist in pain relief. Since a lack of magnesium, calcium and water are thought to provoke muscle spasms, increasing your intake of all three may help as well. Seek chiropractic care. Chiropractic care helps to alleviate the cause of muscle spasm once it is present as well as helping to prevent it from occurring in the first place! Proper nerve function is essential to proper muscle function, and chiropractic adjustments locate and correct areas of the spine where there is nerve dysfunction. (https://goo.gl/WhvBu9 )
A properly functioning immune system is necessary for optimal health. But how do you get one? Follow these do’s and don’ts to help your body fend off sickness and make room for health. 1. DO take probiotics. Probiotics are the good bacteria that go into the digestive system and aid in the digestion of your food. Research has recently linked the strength of the immune system to the quantity of probiotics inside the stomach. 2. DON’T subject yourself to sugar. Sugar is what many people know as an anti-nutrient. I am talking about the refined simple sugars that contain no nutrients and, upon entering the body, take nutrients away from the body’s storage to be metabolized into the system. Once these storehouses are depleted, then we have created a mess for our body and our immune system faces a greater challenge in fighting off colds and flus. 3. DO get nervous system checked. Your nervous system (brain and spine ) controls every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system within your body. The key here is to be sure that your spine is in its proper alignment so it can send out clear signals to the rest of your body. Give our practice a call to schedule your next visit! 4. DON’T let stress get to you. The more stress you subject yourself to, the weaker your immune system becomes. When our body is under stress we produce more cortisol, which is a stress hormone that increases blood pressure and blood sugar leading to a weakened immune system. The key here is to practice stress-relieving techniques such as meditation, yoga and exercise. https://goo.gl/6QxrKD Do you have your own tips for a healthy immune system? Comment with your favorite tricks below.
The American Chiropractic Association encourages patients and health care providers to first exhaust conservative forms of pain management before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive treatments such as opioids. goo.gl/rcQAcp
If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic or acute pain right now, please read on. Imagine owning a small, portable high-tech wearable device the size of your phone that not only takes most if not all of your pain away, but keeps it away. This technology is extremely effective, non-addictive, natural, safe, and has been approved by the FDA for years. No more trips to the physical therapist. No more visits to the pharmacy to have your pain medication prescriptions refilled. No more sense of hopelessness and depression. You can now do the things you only wished you could do before. Imagine being more productive at work because your back, neck and shoulders don’t feel achy any more. Perhaps you like to play sports, instead of watching from the sidelines you are now able to play. Day to day activities you used to take for granted like driving, gardening, cleaning your house, or even exercising are now possible. The technology is called T.E.N.S.. It’s an acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Used properly, it can virtually eliminate many types of pain and discomfort from the body. Its important to note that this technology is not a cure, but a unique type of pain management. You should talk to a qualified healthcare professional or schedule a consultation with our office before using TENS. https://goo.gl/HYCpeL