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November 2019 Health Newsletter

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Dear Patient Patients and Friends, 

The holiday season is quickly approaching and, as I write this note, Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away.  With that in mind, I want to remind you that our office will be closed for the holiday weekend, beginning Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28).  We will be back in the office on Monday, December 2.

The Thanksgiving season reminds Carol and I of how grateful we are for our health, family, friends and patients.  I want you to know that our office personally cares about each of you and your health, and I will do everything I to make sure that you are always receiving the best personal health care. Please feel free to call me regarding any of your health concerns.

We are looking forward to the return of our "snowbirds" that will be escaping the cold, cloudy days in the northern hemisphere.  There is just no better place to be than the NW part of Tucson.

Remember your spinal health, because your health is true wealth.  If your health is gone, you have lost almost everything.  As Carol often tells my patients, "If you think it's expensive to come in for occiasional care, just get sick and see what that ends up costing you."

I often ask my patient if he/she would like to know the VERY BEST EXERCISE for back or neck pain.  And, they always say yes.  My answer:  THE VERY BEST EXERCISE FOR BACK AND NECK PAIN IS TO WALK INTO MY OFFICE AND GET ADJUSTED.

My advice:  Health comes from within...not from drugs and shots.  The body has a remarkable, miraculous ability to heal and repair.  Regular chiropractic adjustments will help your body function better.   And that means that you will feel better and live longer.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Dr. Craig & Carol Brue












Current Articles

» DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference
» Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects
» Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference

Members of the chiropractic profession forged a new spirit of cooperation and understanding during the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC), which took place Nov. 8-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Organizers of this first-of-its-kind event hope to enhance patient outcomes as well as increase integration of manual therapies for back pain in the wake of the ongoing opioid crisis.  ICSC was organized and hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) with the support of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), which represent three of the major provider groups of non-drug manual therapies for pain.  Manual therapies such as spinal manipulation have received increased attention and support in recent years by major health care organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Family Physicians for their ability to effectively manage many cases of back pain and in some cases reduce or alleviate the need for prescription opioids.  Research shows that back pain is one of the most common conditions for which opioids are prescribed.  "The chiropractic profession was honored to take part in the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference," said Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, vice president of the American Chiropractic Association.  "We are committed to working together with our colleagues in physical therapy and osteopathy to raise awareness and promote integration of non-drug manual approaches."  "Providers of manual therapies have an unprecedented opportunity to positively impact the lives of millions of people who struggle with back pain. Together, we can find ways to improve what we do and to communicate better with patients.  The Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference was an important step in that direction," said Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA, associate dean for research at the University of Utah College of Health, who helped plan the conference.

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: Acatoday. November 12, 2019.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2019

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Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects

Heart Disease is the number 1 killer in America as well as other parts of the world. Aside from the obvious exercise and physical activity, diet also greatly affects one's risk for developing heart disease. New research indicates that broccoli and other green leafy vegetables can provide a natural defense against heart disease. British researchers recently discovered that broccoli and other brassicas turn on a protective protein in the arteries that in effect, prevent the arteries from clogging with fatty plaques, especially in the most vulnerable parts of the arteries most prone to clogging. While additional research is in the works, these preliminary findings drive home the importance of eating plenty of green leafy vegetables on a regular basis.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. September 3, 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009

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Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

A recent literature review found some interesting evidence suggesting that chiropractic care may have certain benefits for those suffering from insomnia. In the review, researchers evaluated some 15 studies that met their criteria. Their findings suggested that many of the therapies utilized by certain chiropractors including cranial manipulation, physio and manual therapies as well as mind-body therapies may have benefits for insomnia sufferers. However, no studies have been directly conducted to specifically evaluate and support these findings but based on these previous studies, it may be worth additional investigation.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Vol 9, Issue 3. September 2010.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2010

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