St. Paul Chiropractor Blog

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Forest for the Trees

“Seeing the forest for the trees" is an expression of PERSPECTIVE. It's the ability to step back and see the whole picture of a given situation, instead of clinging to a narrow, limited, myopic one. Focusing on the BIG IDEA is necessary to achieving any worthy goal. We commonly hear newer patients say... my migraines, [...]

Changing Light Bulbs

If you came home, turned on the bank of switches in your hallway and noticed none of the lights came on in the back portion of your house, would you A: Change out all the light bulbs that didn't go on, or B: Go to the breaker panel in your basement to see which fuse [...]

What happens when you plug ten appliances into one outlet and turn them all on at the same time? You blow a circuit! The same thing can happen when you surge an unprotected nerve system with STRESS. Picture your nerve system as an electrical outlet with multiple stressors plugged in. Turn them all on at [...]

What do Daylight Savings Time and a Chiropractic Adjustment have in common? Both give you more LIGHT - get it! The primary purpose of Chiropractic is to locate and correct Subluxations. If you break the word down you get: SUB = less, LUX = light, and ATION = a condition. Subluxation literally means a state [...]

First Line of Defense

There's an old Chiropractic saying that goes... Adjustments first, drugs second, surgery last. It's a conservative philosophy of care for those who'd rather give their body a chance to heal naturally first, before calling in the medical cavalry. When it comes to back pain, science is finally in agreement. In 2017, The American College of [...]

Too Much Turgor

Turgor is the scientific name for stiffness or rigidity within a tissue... a wilted plant, due to lack of water, has LOW turgor where as one with NORMAL turgor stands strong and upright while maintaining its flexibility. Your body also has turgor. When too high, you experience extreme stiffness and rigidity - that's a bad [...]

Drained batteries need to be re-charged to work again - just break out a set of jumper cables, connect the proper terminals and restore the flow of power until the battery comes back to life. In some ways, chiropractic adjustments are like jumper cables. When your energy is low, your immune system is overrun or [...]

Sucking Life

Just like liquid moving through a straw, the energy of life flows from your brain through your nerve system and permeates every part of your body. The more "open" and unrestricted your nerve pathways are, the easier life's energy flows and the healthier you'll be. Subluxations (misaligned spinal bones) squeeze nerves and restrict the flow [...]

chiropractic-blood-pressure

Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure in our blood vessels. It is also an indirect measure of our heart function. Uncontrolled high blood pressure over a long period of time can be problematic. It is expressed in two numbers called systolic and diastolic pressures. Think of them as the pressure when your heart actively [...]

In Greek mythology, Achilles obtained his powers of strength and invincibility when his mother dipped him into the River Styxx. But because she held him by his heel, it was not washed by the water of the magical river. Achilles survived many great battles but as fate would have it, a poisonous arrow found the [...]