Increased Weight... Increased Cancer Risk  

Most are aware of the negative effects that excess bodyweight has on the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. However according to the WHO (World Health Organization), obesity and excessive weight are also responsible for half a million cancer cases annually. In North America, the number of diagnosed obesity-related cancers for 2012 was estimated at approximately 111,000. Cancers associated with increased bodyweight or BMI over 25 (body mass index) affect the esophagus, colon, rectum, kidney, pancreas, gallbladder, postmenopausal breast, ovary and endometrium. Fortunately the majority of us have control over our bodyweight with the decisions we make daily in regards to physical activity and dietary habits and choices.  Committing to regular and ongoing physical activity coupled with a healthy diet is the answer. Get up, get out, move around, watch what you eat and when you eat, and get and stay healthy!

Source: Reuters. November 26, 2014.
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Chiropractors have known for many years that patterns for spinal issues tend to run in families.   According to a 2011 study in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, having a close relative with history of degenerative disc disease- a common change in the spine that is an underlying issue contributing to low back pain and sciatica- QUADRUPLED your chances of having the same issue.  Unfortunatley, even a distant cousin with the condition still increased your tendency for the issue.


This is all the more reason that parents with back issues should start their kids on #chiropractic care EARLY to help balance the risks.


Patel AA, Spiker WR, Daubs M, et al. Evidence for an Inherited Predisposition to Lumbar Disc Disease. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2011;93(3):225-229.

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Have you seen our article on our Webpage in the research section? 

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In the highest level of clinical study performed- the randomized-controlled trial- the European Spine Journal found that #Chiropractic Care easily trumped other healthcare interventions when it came to giving patients relief.  Chiropractic manual therapy came in with a 72% success rate , compared to only a 20% success rate for physical therapy and a 50% success rate for corticosteroids injections.

Hansen H, Manchikanti L, Simopoulos TT, et al. A systematic evaluation of the therapeutic effectiveness of sacroiliac joint interventions. Pain Physician 2012;15(3):E247-78.
Visser L, Woudenberg N, et al. Treatment of the sacroiliac joint in patients with leg pain: a randomized-controlled trial. European Spine Journal 2013 [online]. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2833-2.

Did you know the first #chiropractic adjustment resulted in the restoration of hearing in the patient? While we don't see these type of amazing recoveries on a daily base in chiropractic, they do still occassionally occur.  Check out the AWESOME result a young Texas girl got with her chiropractic treatments!  CLICK HERE

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