“I am so tired this morning; I was up all night coughing.”
“I haven’t been to the gym in so long, I feel so wiped out.”
“I’ve gained so much weight and I keep eating junk, I feel like a lug.”
“I have such a headache; I can’t concentrate on this project.”
“My back is killing me; it’s tough to sit still at my desk.”
Sound like your office? We all know people struggling with these effects at work.
Dr. Hoch is asking patients to return to the office armed with help for your ailing officemates. You can transform a negative work environment into a positive one. Share the information below with your colleagues and help spread the word about chiropractic. And, in turn, make your office a more productive, fun, and rewarding place to spend your days.
The Root of the Problem
How are chiropractors, like Dr. Hoch, different from other doctors? They go to the root of the problem. Chiropractors focus on the causes of health issues, not the symptoms. By addressing the factors underlying challenges to wellness, chiropractic allows the body to heal itself – instead of simply covering up symptoms while the condition continues to worsen. It is this concentration on causes that makes chiropractors prevention-oriented healers.
Dr. Hoch works to identify any potential concerns and stop discomfort or disease before it starts. So even if you’re not in pain, regular chiropractic checkups can help catapult you to optimal health.
Your Personal “Healthy Lifestyle Coach”
Doctors of chiropractic know that the key to a vibrant life is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But sticking to a nutritious diet and exercise plan is a monumental challenge for most of us, especially those of us with packed work, family, and social schedules.
At this chiropractic office, we study the physical and psychological factors that help maintain healthy lifestyles, and Dr. Hoch will introduce you to unique and effective strategies for living healthy (even with your crazy schedule).
This chiropractic approach to wellness begins with spinal health. Chiropractors identify areas in the spine where movement is restricted or bones are slightly out of place. These dysfunctional segments, known as vertebral subluxations, are linked with a vast array of health challenges from head-aches to carpal tunnel syndrome to infertility. Chiropractors correct vertebral subluxations with safe and gentle maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments.
A chiropractic wellness care plan will also help you develop a diet, stress-reduction, and exercise plan that will work for you.
Stop Workplace Aches & Pains – Without Drugs
Not only can chiropractic ward off disease and discomfort, but it can also alleviate many conditions that affect workplace productivity. And with chiropractic, you avoid potentially harmful drugs. Read on to learn more.
You probably hear a lot about back pain – especially in offices where employees spend a good part of the day hunched over the computer. Back-ache is a colossal problem, affecting an estimated 90 percent of the population at some point during their lives. For many people, their first visit to a chiropractor stems from a bout with back or neck pain.
This particularly annoying condition can wreak havoc on your daily existence. In one study involving 2741 low-back pain patients, 80 percent reported that their affliction caused “significant negative effects on everyday life” (Review Rheumatology 1998;65:33-40)
A hefty body of research demonstrates that chiropractic is the most effective way to relieve back pain. For example, our review article analyzed 58 clinical trials. Experts found that patients with acute low-back pain who received chiropractic care were 17 percent more likely to recover within three weeks (Annals of Internal Medicine 1992;17:590-8). Another study in the prestigious British Medical Journal concluded that “chiropractic almost certainly confers worthwhile, long term benefit in comparison with hospital outpatient management.” (BMJ 1990;300:1431-7.)
A study comparing medication, needle acupuncture, and chiropractic adjustments for relief of spinal pain syndromes reveal that chiropractic “may be the only treatment modality of the assessed regimens that provides broad and significant long-term benefit.”
Specifically, “5 of the 7 main outcome measures showed significant improvements compared with only 1 item in each of the acupuncture and the medication groups.” (Journal of Manipulative & Physiologic Therapeutics 2005;28:3-11.)
Other Aches & Pains
Research also supports the use of chiropractic for neck and extremity disorders. For example, one study compared chiropractic to physiotherapy for shoulder girdle complaints. Patients who received adjustment healed significantly faster than those undergoing physiotherapy only (BMJ 197;314:1320-5). A plethora of other investigations show that chiropractic is safer than the drugs used to treat many complaints, including back and neck pain, migraine, and tension headaches. One analysis compared chiropractic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Advil, Motrin, and Tylenol. The study concluded that “the best evidence indicates that chiropractic neck adjustments for neck pain is much safer than the use of NSAIDs, by as much as a factor of several hundred times. Additionally, there is no evidence that NSAID use is any more effective than chiropractic adjustments for neck pain.” This is certainly true in the long haul, as medications do nothing to correct the cause of the pain, whereas chiropractic adjustments over time can correct postural distortion patterns and even scoliosis which cause pain, muscle tension and contribute to wear and tear on the spinal joints. (Journal of Manipulative & Physiologic Therapeutics 1996;18:530-6.)
Tell Your Coworkers
Are you sick and tired of listening to your coworkers complaining about being sick and tired? Create a healthy office – introduce your colleagues to chiropractic today, and get ready for some refreshingly positive water cooler comments like, “I feel great this morning;”, ”I’ll help you with that project;”, “I am ready for some new challenges;” “Thanks for introducing me to chiropractic. It makes a huge difference in my life!”
Become your workplace’s “office angel” – tell your coworkers about chiropractic by sharing this blog and our website and FaceBook Page. Our website is a virtual library of health information on Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Weight Loss, and conditions treated in our office. We also post helpful, healthful information daily on our FaceBook page.
And, ask your company’s human resources director to plan a wellness lifestyle and goal-setting workshop to be hosted by Dr. Hoch. Dr. Hoch is always excited to do community outreach workshops. These workshops are offered for free to our patients’ companies as a valuable component of our patients’ care plans. After all, healthier patients work in healthier workplaces!
Thirty-five patients with gastrointestinal ulcers underwent chiropractic care or traditional medical treatment. Chiropractic patients healed 10 days faster than medical patients and did so without drugs, invasive tests or surgical interventions. (Journal of Manipulative & Physiologic Therapeutics 1994;17:310-3).
In one experiment, 21 patients with high blood pressure were split into three groups. One group underwent chiropractic care, one group received placebo and a final group went untreated. Following adjustment, blood pressures dropped among subjects in the chiropractic cohort, yet no change was evident in the other two groups (Journal of Manipulative & Physiologic Therapeutics 1997;11:484-8).
One study even found that specific immune markers called polymorph nuclear neutrophils, or PMNs, may be affected by adjustments. In the experiment, PMN levels increased significantly 15 minutes following adjustments – compared with levels immediately prior to adjustment and levels at 30 to 45 minutes post-adjustments (Journal of Manipulative & Physiologic Therapeutics 1992;15:8-9). This showed that chiropractic adjustments actually boost your immunity within 15 minutes of being adjusted! Wouldn’t that be helpful during cold and flu season?!
It’s Never Too Late to Start
It’s always a good idea to take a few moments every once in a while to evaluate one’s health. Many health problems develop slowly. Without periodic re-examinations, little problems can get out of hand and make their correction more difficult…so why wait?
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your spine checked, or if you’ve never been treated in our office before, I’d like to personally invite you to come and meet Dr. Hoch and have your spine and nervous system evaluated. For a complete medical history, review of your past medical history, investigation of any current complaints you may have and a complete physical exam to evaluate your spine, muscle and nervous system, we normally charge $110, but if you mention this article, we will take $50 OFF the cost of your evaluation. All you have to do is call (239) 243-8735 and schedule your evaluation. We are here to help.