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Uncategorized Aug 26, 2021

Good morning!!  We hope you've been having a great week so far.  We have some interesting tidbits, announcements, and exciting news to share with you all!

Office Closed on Monday 9/6 and Tuesday 9/7

The office will be closed to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.  We pray that you have an enjoyable weekend with your family and friends!

$1 Group Coaching Call with Dr. Dennis

Now more than ever, we need to be mindful of our spiritual, mental and physical health in the information war we are in.  You may already know, but I went to Arizona 2 years ago and acquired my Certified High Performance Coach license.  
I grew up with my Dad not around.  My Mom, my Aunt and my community in Cambridge, IL, raised me so I was always looking to others to figure things out.  I have never stopped searching.  Ironically, Jack LaLanne was one person that I looked up to in 6th grade and I recently just found out he was a Chiropractor, too.  I believe this desire to always want to learn, helped me find Certified High Performance Coaching and a few other things, too.
So what is Certified High Performance Coaching?  It is guidance and coaching that helps us succeed beyond standard norms consistently over the long-term, while maintaining positive well-being and relationships.
Certified High Performance Coaching takes you beyond your normal standards and helps you reach more potential in your intimate connections with your spouse, children, family, friends and others.  I help you get more clarity, emotional confidence, tap into more energy, be more productive, and improve your health physically, financially, and spiritually.
It is my job to holistically look at your life so you're hitting all levels of high performance.  So if you are not hitting one of them, let's say finances, then you can deal with this better because you have high levels of relationships, purpose, health and other things going for you.  We are more than just our jobs!  Ultimately, I help guide you to create your own road map in life.
So what we have done is offer two $1.00 group coaching sessions!
You can choose your Group Coaching Call time with Me, Dr. Dennis below after you sign up for the Free training I have given you below.  We will have one call on Sept. 11th at 8:30 am and one call on Sept. 18th at 8:30 am both on Saturday.  After signing up, you will receive an E-Mail with a link to the Zoom Meeting.  Click HERE to find out how to sign up!
I have included a link for a Free brief training session that I believe you'll get a lot out of after you fill out your name and email.  So Click HERE to sign up for the Free training and look forward to having you on the call.
Yours In Health and Success
Dr Howard W Dennis, Certified High Performance Coach 

If You Have Back Pain...Do You Really Need An X-ray?

Most chiropractic patients have x-rays taken of their lumbar spine. Since x-rays do carry a very small risk of tissue damage, this risk needs to be outweighed by benefits. So, how are x-rays used in our clinic?

First, x-rays can tell us about medical conditions that may require referral to another health care provider such as a spine tumor or an infection. Fortunately, these diseases are very rare, but they do need to be considered in every patient, especially those who may have certain "red flags" such as back pain at night or rest, or if there is also a fever. In addition, certain severe traumas (like a fall) can produce fractures. In an older adult with osteoporosis, or someone taking steroid medications over years, even a minor trauma event can be enough to cause a break, because the bone is in a weakened condition.

After these very rare conditions are ruled out, your x-rays can provide important information about your anatomy and physical posture. For example, curvatures of the lumbar spine, such as scoliosis, are virtually undetectable without an x-ray. If we know how your spine is deviated, this information can help direct the adjustment more specifically. Sometimes leg lengths are uneven and a person may require an orthotic (arch support) or heel lift to level the foundation for your spine. About one in ten patients will have an unequal leg length of a centimeter or more.

In terms of the bone anatomy, x-rays can show the planes and angles of the disks between bones and whether any degeneration is present. If the degeneration is advanced, then a natural bone fusion may be present. It should be obvious that if the spinal anatomy does not allow movement or if the joints are literally fused movement is impossible, then adjustments are not appropriate.

X-rays can also show us how one area of the spine mechanically compensates for a deviated area below. Sometimes, pain may be present at compensatory areas but without knowledge of the cause of this deviation, care may be less optimum. Just as the lumbar spine may compensate for a pelvic problem, so too can a neck condition be caused by abnormal postural lower down the spine. The x-rays can show us how case management needs to be altered to reflect your individual needs.

In any case, x-rays are important to reach an accurate diagnosis, which is the first step on the road to recovery and regaining your vitality and quality of life.

If you'd like to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your health concerns just call us at 423.542.3337 to make an appointment.




Standard Process' Supplement of the Week!




The five powerful herbs in Sinus Forte contain iridoid glycosides (especially aucubin), saponins, flavonoids, diterpenoid lactones, caffeic acid derivatives (especially cichoric acid), alkylamides, alkaloids (especially hydrastine and berberine), pungent principles (particularly capsaicin), carotenoids and other compounds.

Nutrients & Ingredients

Each Serving Size (1 Tablet) contains: Eyebright herb 4:1 extract 162.5 mg (from Euphrasia officinalis herb 650 mg), Golden Rod herb 4:1 extract 162.5 mg (from Solidago virgaurea herb 650 mg), Echinacea root 4:1 extract 92.5 mg (from Echinacea purpurea root 370 mg), Golden Seal root & rhizome 4:1 extract 31.25 mg (from Hydrastis canadensis root & rhizome 125 mg), Cayenne fruit 3:1 extract 3.33 mg (from Capsicum annuum fruit 10 mg). Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, hypromellose and dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate.