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Local Fires and Staying Healthy

Posted on: December 18, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the fires. We have many patients whose homes were very near the fires and many more now feeling the affects of the traveling smoke and ash.

If you are feeling any respiratory effects from the poor air quality, I recommend this excellent herbal supplement by Dr. Garber. I have it in stock in the office and find it’s very supportive when respiratory issues show up.

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Reversing the cause of unnecessary pain

Posted on: October 21, 2017

We talked about the importance of taking corrective action so that the body does not develop well-traveled pain pathways. Reversing the cause of unnecessary pain can also prevent deterioration of a condition into something much worse––and perhaps untreatable down the road.


Left untreated, simple conditions become complex.

If a simple sprain of one of your ligaments, in the joints of your back, neck, wrist or ankles goes untreated, it will tend to re-injure more easily. This is because a poorly treated injury creates an opportunity for the ligaments to heal looser than the original, creating an unstable joint.

Mechanical imbalances left untreated often lead to premature arthritic degenerative changes which can be difficult if not impossible to control once established.

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Posted in: Back pain, Exercise, Foot pain, Headaches, Health & Well Being, Neck pain, Vector Point Cranial Therapy

Do You Have Unnecessary Pain?

Posted on: September 9, 2017

Unnecessary pain is pain that can be eliminated with treatment. People often endure pain for too long before seeking help. Here is why that may be an unwise approach.

Neurological research supports a phenomena I see in practice every day:  the longer a person waits to get treatment, the harder it is to undo the pain.The pain gets “locked-in” by the nervous system’s ability to adapt. Suddenly it takes much more treatment to solve a simple problem.


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Are you in the habit of ignoring pain?

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Do you have any pain in your body right now? Do you regularly ignore or mask body pain, convincing yourself it is unimportant?

Ignoring pain can have serious consequences. It can train your body to cancel warning signals, allowing situations to get worse without you knowing it. Then you can find yourself in the middle of a big repair project that could have been avoided.

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Are you looking and feeling older than you are?

Posted on: October 9, 2016

Looking youthful is more than just reducing wrinkles. How flexible and mobile you are in your body is one of the most important areas to focus on for looking youthful on the outside and feeling vibrant on the inside.

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Tis The Season – To Be Stressed Out!

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Tis the season — to be jolly! Problem is, jolly turns to stressed-out in the wink of an eye. Wait… are you jolly during this holiday season? Or are you stressed-out, worried and tense?

How are you feeling as we count down to 2016?

At this point in the year, there is often an increase in the stress of our daily life. The holidays can put a burden on our health, causing even more anxiety as the body attempts to compensate for everything that we are doing. The status of our compensation system is the topic for this month, “The Three Categories.”

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Vector Point Cranial Therapy

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Could You Benefit From Vector Point Cranial Therapy?

Have you ever heard of Vector Point Cranial Therapy (VPCT)? If you have been in my office you certainly have! This is the relatively new though well tested approach to chiropractic care that I have focused on since 1993. It is the gentle method of balancing the body that has become an instrumental part of nearly every patient’s therapy in my practice.

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Would You Like To Avoid Headaches?

Posted on: October 27, 2015

There are not very many of us who have never had a headache. For some people headaches are simply an annoyance, but for others they are a severe, miserable component of everyday life. There are over 20 different types of headaches, all with their own unique causes. For the migraine sufferer, though, there is only one REAL headache.

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Is There Neck Pain In Your Future?

Posted on: August 18, 2015

How to prevent neck pain and feel better.

It is my job to tell you how to feel better and prevent pain, as well as to help you get out of pain once you’re in it. Did you know that you can see some neck pain coming before you feel it? And just by looking in the mirror? You don’t need to be psychic or use special glasses, but you do need to be honest with yourself.

Most neck pain cases that I see in the office start with a series of bad habits and functional changes in the neck that creep into everyday life. A lot of the pain and disability that results from this can usually be prevented. The muscles, bones and ligaments don’t complain until they are really fed up with how they are being used, and that’s when you get pain. That’s also why there are some mornings when you wake up and know something is wrong.


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