First of all, we apologize for the long break between the last blog entry and now (almost a full month). I have been out of the office for three weeks (details to come) and was unable to keep things up with our blog. So, moving forward, I’d like to continue our endeavor to familiarize you with our staff at CCWC; the great people taking care of you each time you visit us.
Often, when the pain is more severe, our Chiropractic physicians may order x-rays to be taken in order to be sure of the extent of the damage. If you’ve had x-rays done here at CCWC, there’s a very good chance that Tina was the one taking care of you through that process. This is a great service our office provides,which saves you both time and money. Also, by having specialized staff members handle the x-ray process, it saves our doctors time in order to keep Continue Reading »
The truth about Spinal Decompression
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a very unique form of traction that if performed properly can help treat spinal conditions including disc protrusions, disc prolapse, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease.
Some people confuse traditional traction and inversion tables as decompression therapy. There is a big difference between these therapies and a big difference on who and how decompression is done. I will try and explain the difference here.
Decompression therapy results vary depending on who is performing the therapy and what table is used. We at CCWC take pride in using the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment (digital x-ray and/or MRI) to determine the specific disc that needs treated. Then, we have highly trained staff using the most up-to-date decompression table putting the patient on the table correctly and using the specific angle needed, specific pelvic or cervical tilt, and the proper amount of time and force for optimal results.
When performed properly, a negative force is achieved and the disc can be pulled back into the disc space. It is also important that the patient is coached on nutrients, hydration, exercises, and chiropractic adjustments for the best long-lasting results.
Because all the above is needed for great results, we only offer patients 21 and 30 session packages. Anything less than 20 sessions given will not give Continue Reading »
Meet the Mudder (part 3)
The third member of Team CCWC that will be competing in the World’s Toughest Mudder is Jeremiah Olson, a.k.a. “Dirty Grits”. Jeremiah and I go back to our college days as floor mates. At the time, we had similar hair cuts, and people would often get us confused. That doesn’t happen any more, because as you can see in the photo above, he has hair and I (Aaron Waggoner) do not. Now, let’s get to know Jeremiah a little better!
“My name is Jeremiah Olson. I’m 35 years old, a husband and a father of 4 kids age 2 through 9. I’m the worship pastor at Grace Community Church in Goshen, IN.
I grew up in a Christian home, and with the best understanding I had at the time, trusted Jesus as my Savior when I was 4 years old. My faith grew as my understanding did for the next 11 years. At age 15 I began a short-lived season of rebellion. It ended abruptly one night in an unexpected moment of clarity, and I chose to follow God with my whole heart and abandon everything else that would lead me away from Him. That choice was a springboard into a whole new level of adventure with God; one that has led me down the path of finding my calling, my bride, and my purpose as a husband, father, and leader in a local church.
Physical fitness had not been a big part of my life either as a kid or as a young adult. When I was approaching my 30th birthday, I decided I wanted to live the next 30 years more “on-purpose” than I had lived the first 30. I made that statement by running my first half-marathon on my 30th birthday. Since then, physical fitness has been a constant priority for both me and my wife, keeping us out of the doctor’s office, in the gym and on the road, and down on the floor being active with our kids.
Two years ago, when I was first invited to do a Tough Mudder race (by my Pastor as a staff team-building experience), I took a look at some YouTube videos to see what it was like. After looking at a few obstacles, I thought to myself, “I’m not sure I could actually do this”. When I realized that I wasn’t strong Continue Reading »
Brothers from another Mudder
It was about six years ago that I began running. I had reached my heaviest weight up to that point, and decided that it was time to do something about it. So, I started running. I could barely run a single mile, and even at that short of a distance I hated every second of it. However, I was determined to push through the pain and make exercise more than a brief lapse of wasted effort at getting in shape. I realized that if I was ever going to get to the point where I didn’t loath running, I’d have to just suck it up and keep doing it until I was in good enough shape that it would seem easy to go out and run 5 miles (research shows that it takes roughly 66 days on average to form a new habit). It took me six months of running before I somewhat enjoyed going out for a run.
I received some help during that time from my brother-in-law. He was a cross country and track runner in high school, and is currently coaching both sports at his alma mater; West Noble HS. He oozes runner. Anytime someone calls me a runner, I quickly remind them that just because I run, it doesn’t make me a runner. He’s always trying to get me to sign up for 5k’s or half marathons. I’ll admit, I have considered it, but only briefly. I simply have a hard time justifying spending money to do something that I can do for free anytime I want. $20 to run 3.1 miles? No thanks. I’ll pass. However, over the last several years, there has been a new type of event gaining popularity. Have you ever heard of the Tough Mudder, The Spartan Run, The Warrior Dash, GoRuck Race (the list goes on. I told you it was getting popular didn’t I)? Imagine an off road race, but with varying obstacles thrown in to challenge your strength, endurance, and toughness. That is what all of these events are about. They include everything from wall climbs, to ice baths, to mud slides, to electrocution (yep, you read that correctly). Now that’s what I’m talking about! I CAN’T do that anytime I want for free. That’s something I’d pay money to do. Jump off a Continue Reading »
Pregnancy & Chiropractic
It is common for a pregnant mother to have back and hip pain. We treat many mothers for this. Part
of the reason for the pain is due to the postural changes the mother’s body goes through as the
baby grows. The body also releases a hormone relaxin that “relaxes” all of her ligaments, causing
more instability. Treatments can help with this discomfort, and they also can help with the baby’s
development and position.
I use the Webster Technique to adjust during pregnancy. It is a specific adjustment to the mother’s
pelvis that benefits both mother and baby. This technique takes additional training and certification
which I have accomplished. Many of our patients have had success in their pregnancy and delivery with these treatments.
To read up more on this awesome chiropractic technique, check out www.icpa4kids.org and look for the Webster Technique.
Dr. Kelly Garber