Do I have "Cervical Myelopathy?" If you do there may be reason for Optimism.

Do I have "Cervical Myelopathy?"  If you do there may be reason for Optimism.

Cervical myelopathy, or more specifically called "cervical spondylotic myelopathy" (CSM), is the most common spinal cord disorder in those over age 55. A spine under repeated stress often undergoes degenerative processes.  This abnormal normal wear and tear, can cause a narrowing of the space through which the spinal cord passes, compressing the nerves. OUCH!  Sound like you have CSM or would like to avoid it?  We don't blame ya...

Longmont Chiropractor Dr Jay Breitlow refers to this narrowing of the spinal cord as "Subluxation".  If left untreated this disorder (both subluxation and it's chronic cousin CSM) can cause pain and possible disability.  As time goes by cervical disc degeneration, (often common, but still not normal, in those over age 40) creates a narrowing of the space between the vertebrae when the disc either shrinks or bulges. Unfortunately, this degeneration also has a tendency to accelerate if not properly addressed.

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What Does a Chiropractic Clinical Neurologist (DACAN/DACNB) Do?

What Does a Chiropractic Clinical Neurologist (DACAN/DACNB) Do?

A chiropractic clinical neurologist (DACAN/DACNB) is a member of a select group of chiropractors who have gone beyond general practice. A DACAN/DACNB specializes in the chiropractic treatment of conditions of the nervous system. In short these Chiropractors have a special certificate that involves the successful completion of a 3-year post-doctoral program. A DACAN/DACNB is something of a super-expert at treating the nervous system.  

So what does this mean to you as an average human looking to optimize your life?  We are so glad you asked...

A chiropractor, such as Longmont's very own Dr Jay and Christina Breitlow use techniques that involve an adjustment to the spine to improve the patient's overall health. In particular, he or she is trying to improve the relationship between the body's musculoskeletal and nervous systems by optimizing your structure - aka putting all bones in their proper place.

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How Coffee Affects Your Health

How Coffee Affects Your Health

We seem to hear different things from the medical community every few years about either the positive or negative effect that coffee has on our health. So what is the most current information? Is coffee good or bad for your health? The answer, in short, is that it's a little of both.

Too much coffee can lead to a temporary increase in blood pressure, anxiety and upset stomach, in addition to its ability to become addictive. And don't forget that added cream and sugar contribute to weight gain. For example, a 24-ounce Starbucks venti double chocolate chip frappucino contains a mind-boggling 520 calories!

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Are you 120/80? Find Out Why Chiropractic can HELP LOWER Blood Pressure... and What the Numbers Actually Mean

Are you 120/80? Find Out Why Chiropractic can HELP LOWER Blood Pressure... and What the Numbers Actually Mean

Ever head to the grocery store and get one of those free blood pressure tests?  Or do you nod at your doctor when he takes the cuff off and says "well you are xyz over abc".  I know i used to nod in uber agreement like he just told me i was a newly anointed genius - until I actually found out what it meant.

So here it is: do you know what those numbers ACTUALLY mean?  Your local Longmont Chiropractor Dr Jay Breitlow is here to talk about it for a brief moment

What Is Blood Pressure?  This is the pressure of the blood in the cardiovascular system. The force and rate that the heart beats and the elasticity of the artery walls dictates ultimately what the pressure of your blood is.

What’s a Healthy Blood Pressure?  The standard for normal, healthy blood pressure is considered 120/80.  OK FINE!!! But what do those numbers mean?

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7 Steps to a Healthy, Vibrant Pregnancy

7 Steps to a Healthy, Vibrant Pregnancy

When it comes to having a baby there’s a lot to think about. Aside from the color of the nursery, there are important issues to consider as soon as you know you’re pregnant – or even before you get pregnant. If you want to have a healthy, happy pregnancy and give your baby the best chance for a healthy delivery and life it’s vital to do a few things before you get pregnant or as soon as you find out.

1. Do no harm.

Of course any woman who wants to have a baby automatically knows not to do any harm. But many mistakenly overlook some of the most important points. It’s vital to quit smoking, drinking alcohol, caffeine, using drugs (prescribed or street drugs), or engaging in any other behaviors that aren’t good for you. Once you’re pregnant what you do to yourself you do to your baby. Get rid of the bad habits first and foremost.

2. Eat real food.

Many women look forward to the days of pregnancy when they can eat anything and everything they see. This simply isn’t the best approach for a healthy pregnancy. Gaining too much weight isn’t good for mom or baby. Excess weight at childbirth can complicate the end stages of pregnancy, delivery, and even the recovery period we refer to as post-partum.

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What You Need to Know about Scoliosis

What You Need to Know about Scoliosis

Despite the fact that it’s a fairly common problem — affecting about 5 percent of children and adolescents and about 2 percent to 3 percent of the general population — the causes of scoliosis still aren’t well-understood. It’s a lifelong spinal condition that results from the spine becoming “off center” and growing sideways, so it winds up curving in the shape of an “S” or “C” and causing a lot of back pain.

Unfortunately, when many patients get a diagnosis of scoliosis from their doctors, they’re told it’s “idiopathic,” meaning the cause isn’t entirely known and therefore treatment can be very difficult. 

For decades, it was somewhat of a mysterious disease and thought of as a difficult problem to help treat. While there’s no definitive cure for scoliosis, what we’ve learned in recent years is that the way best to reduce symptoms and stop it from progressing is to address its underlying cause, eradicating the spinal problem that’s formed at its root. Bracing techniques, anti-inflammatory prescription medications and spinal fusion surgery might be the norm still today and can help ease pain and symptoms, but unfortunately they come with risks and don’t fully address what’s happening below the surface.

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10 Benefits of Chiropractic

10 Benefits of Chiropractic

If you haven’t visited a chiropractor before, you might be missing out. Millions of people around the world have experienced the incredible benefits of chiropractic care. 

One of the best things about chiropractic care is it’s a drug-free and surgery-free path to healing naturally.

People have reported chiropractic benefits help to improve:

  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Ear infections
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Asthma
  • Blood pressure
  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Organ function
  • Surgery prevention

What Chiropractors Believe

We pride ourselves on taking a natural, drugless approach to helping our patients reach their maximum potential. Essentially, the basic principle upon which the entire profession is built is that the body has the amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions), and it is our job to help create an environment to facilitate this.

Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus their attention on the health of your spine being properly aligned and, if there are shifts, helping the spine come back into alignment.

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Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Number 7

Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Number 7

This is the seventh of a 7 part post on Wayne Dyer’s 7 faces of intention. The first link/post can be found here.  I am writing these articles because as a chiropractor, my role is to facilitate you on your journey to extraordinary health and to get more healthy, you must first start with a healthy “intent.”

I am taking Dr Dyer’s 7 faces of intention and framing it with a relation to something tangible you can do to me more healthy today than you were yesterday.  Enjoy part 7 which is Receptivity!

7) Receptivity.  The receptive face of being intentional means that life’s ideal and authentic experiences will flow to you when are you receptive to things being different than they are now For instance if you are reading this you likely were not receptive to the idea of a chiropractor prior – but are becoming aware and making a choice intentionally now to explore it.  

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Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Number 6

Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Number 6

This is the sixth of the 7-part post on Wayne Dyer’s 7 faces of intention. The first two links/post can be found here.  I am writing these articles because as a chiropractor, my role is to facilitate you on your journey to extraordinary health, and to get more healthy, you must first start with a healthy “intent.”

I am taking Dr Dyer’s 7 faces of intention and framing it with a relation to something tangible you can do to me more healthy today than you were yesterday.  Enjoy part 6 which is Abundance!

6) Abundance.  Your body is only filled with abundance when you are tapping into the power of intention.  Anything other than abundance is lack.  When you are experiencing a dearth of water you get headaches.  Fill your body with abundant clean water and you feel better again.

 

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Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Number 5

Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Number 5

This is the fifth of the 7-part post on Wayne Dyer’s 7 faces of intention. The first post can be found here.  I am writing these articles because as a chiropractor, my role is to facilitate you on your journey to extraordinary health, and to get more healthy, you must first start with a healthy “intent.”

I am taking Dr Dyer’s 7 faces of intention and framing it with a relation to something tangible you can do to me more healthy today than you were yesterday.  Enjoy part 5 which is EXPANSION!

Expansion-  All human bodies go through periods of integration and expansion.  Our cells MUST daily go through cycles of expansion (growth) and integration (death) or we will die.  Think Cancer.  Our cells are programmed to die when their tasks in the body are complete – the clinical term is apoptosis.

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Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Number 4

Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Number 4

This is the fifth of the 7-part post on Wayne Dyer’s 7 faces of intention. The first post can be found here.  I am writing these articles because as a chiropractor, my role is to facilitate you on your journey to extraordinary health, and to get more healthy, you must first start with a healthy “intent.”

I am taking Dr Dyer’s 7 faces of intention and framing it with a relation to something tangible you can do to me more healthy today than you were yesterday.  Enjoy part 5 which is EXPANSION!

Expansion-  All human bodies go through periods of integration and expansion.  Our cells MUST daily go through cycles of expansion (growth) and integration (death) or we will die.  Think Cancer.  Our cells are programmed to die when their tasks in the body are complete – the clinical term is apoptosis.

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Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Part 3

Seven Ways to Intentionally Live a Healthy Life : Part 3

This is the third of the 7-part post on Wayne Dyer’s 7 faces of intention. The second post can be found here.  I am writing these articles because as a chiropractor, my role is to facilitate you on your journey to extraordinary health, and to get more healthy, you must first start with a healthy “intent.”


I am taking Dr Dyer’s 7 faces of intention and framing it with a relation to something tangible you can do to me more healthy today than you were yesterday.  Enjoy part 3 which is Love!

3)Love

And couldn’t we all use a little more love?

The reality is that love is center of all human emotion.  Even the negative violent times can be framed with love.  Those times are clearly not acts of love, but cries for love.  

Looking back to the 2016 presidential election there were cries for love, one after another after another.  When the dust finally settled all of a sudden there were acts of love.  The victory speech by Donald Trump left most people wondering where that man was through the whole campaign.

Hillary’s concession speech was one of unity and support for the man who was her viral.  The meeting with Obama and Trump was one that both men left saying “he’s a good man.”  Again where was the love for the preceding months?  If everyone had acted out of love, instead of looking to call for love, people wouldn’t likely have been only a fraction as divided as they were.  

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