Chiropractic Reduces Disability

Chiropractic Reduces Disability.  Did you know that disability due to back pain cost America over $234 billion in 2010.  This information comes from researchers who published the information in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open.  In May of 2018, JAMA also published research showing that chiropractic had a huge impact on reducing disability due to back pain.

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Chiropractic Reduces Disability.  When you factor in the growing opioid crisis in America, doctors are constantly looking for alternative ways to help their patients.  In particular, they are looking for solutions that are less addictive and have fewer side effects.  In fact, this concern prompted research into chiropractic treatment for back pain related disability.  However, before I reveal the research, did you know that one out of every five adults in the U.S. suffers from back pain?  As a result, it comes as no surprise that back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  Here’s what researchers discovered.

The Research

Chiropractic care in the study included spinal corrections to help restore proper bone position in the lower back.  In some cases, doctors also took care of other areas of the spine.  The study involved 750 patients.  Participants assigned to chiropractic care received an average of two to five visits, depending on their treatment facility.  After six weeks, people who received spinal corrections reported lower pain levels.  In fact, their disability scores were much lower than individuals who didn’t have spinal treatments. Furthermore, the patients receiving spinal corrections continued to improvement after 12 weeks.

Why It Works.

Spinal corrections help heal tissues in your body that form as a result of injury.  As a result, this type of care reduces pain and improves your body’s ability to move correctly.  This information comes from the lead author, Dr. Christine Goertz.  Dr. Goertz is responsible for the research.

It is also possible that spinal corrections help your body changes the way your brain handles pain.  As a result, you feel less pain from muscle strain, inflammation and/or spasm in the muscles next to your spine, according to the lead author.  JAMA published the research in May of 2018.

Our Unique and Complete Approach

Do you suffer from back pain?  Does it affect your quality of life, including your work, family or fun?  If so, don’t wait until you are disabled.  In fact, the sooner you take care of it the easier it is to resolve.  It does not matter if your problem is minor or severe, chances are we can help.  With our unique program including traditional or low-force spinal corrections, a customized home exercise program, soft tissue work, and intersegmental traction, we provide a well-rounded solution to your suffering.  As a result, you can get back to work, play, family and the things you love.

Would you like a safe, effective and drug-free solution to your suffering?  If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even look over your x-rays to help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to or are sick and tired of the revolving door of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

 

Chiropractic Reduces Disability
Chiropractic Reduces Disability without drugs

Obesity Causes Low Back Pain

Obesity Causes Low Back Pain.  While this fact seems quite obvious, research published in 2018 actually backs up this claim.  With obesity on the rise, paired with an out of control opioid epidemic, America needs a safe drug-free alternative.  Fortunately, spinal adjustments and enzyme nutrition can help.

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Obesity Causes Low Back Pain.  Obesity is on the rise in the United States.  Sadly, its growth continues to increase at an alarming rate.  Unfortunately, so is our opioid crisis.  Is there a connection?  As a matter of fact, research from 2018 shows a clear connection between back pain and obesity.  If this pain gets bad enough, some sufferers may turn to opioid medication for pain relief.  However, there is another solution.

In May of 2018, JMPT published research demonstrating the connection between obesity and low back pain.  In fact, the study concluded the following.  “Overweight and obesity were associated with increased odds of low back pain.”

Unfortunately, this can create a viscous cycle.  Sadly, as you gain wait, you feel more pain.  To make matters worse, as you feel more pain, you exercise less because of that pain.  As time goes on, the cycle continues until it spins out of control. Later on in life, you go to the doctor only to find out you’re suffering from all of the complications obesity causes.  These problems include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and many more.  Conversely, the key is to take care of this problem long before these problems arise.

The Safe and Natural Approach

Just how do we take care of this problem safely and naturally?  In our office, we use a combination of traditional or low-force chiropractic care, enzyme nutrition, dietary changes and custom tailored exercise program.  First, the right specific spinal corrections can relieve your low back pain allowing you to exercise.  In fact, spinal adjustments can even improve your athletic performance.  Did you know that research from the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that chiropractic is more effective than medicine at treating pain.  On top of that, the right dietary changes paired with the right enzyme supplements can help your body properly eliminate chronic inflammation.  This is the leading cause of obesity.  Lastly, other enzymes can even help your body break down fat properly.

If You’re Concerned

Are you overweight and suffer from back pain, we may be able to help without drugs or surgery.  If that sounds good, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120.  Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact, did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Obesity Causes Low Back Pain
Obesity Causes Low Back Pain

Scoliosis- Chiropractic offers an alternative

While scoliosis is harmless when it is minor, a major curve can cause chronic pain, and even organ problems.  A scoliosis as an abnormal sideways curve in the spine.  Additionally, it is more common in women, and develops during adolescence.  Sadly, the no one really understands the cause.  However, strong research shows chiropractic care as a viable option for treatment.

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Before I continue, let me give you some real statistics about scoliosis in America.  This malady is the most common spinal deformity in school-age children. (Chiro & Osteo. 2005). Additionally, experts estimate the number of cases in the United States as greater than 4 million. (National Scoliosis Foundation) Childhood scoliosis leads to 442,900 office visits, 133,300 hospital visits, and 17,500 emergency room visits. (HCUP-AHRQ 2011). And surprisingly, surgeons perform about 29,000 surgeries on adolescents every year in the United States to fix this major problem. (WJO 2015)

Scoliosis can be Serious

In addition to serious problems with breathing, heart health and digestive health (Mayo Clinic), over 63% of patients with scoliosis suffer from chronic back pain.  However, research shows that spinal corrections provide a cost-effective viable solution.  As a result, there is no need to let your child suffer needlessly.   In fact, the sooner you take action, the easier it is to fix.  There even comes a point in time where we can’t fix it.  Lastly, if this condition gets bad enough, it can hinder lung and heart function.  When this happens, surgery to place steel rods along the spine to brace it in place may be your child’s only option.  Sadly, sometimes these titanium rods can even break.

So, how can you tell if your child has a scoliosis?  Furthermore, how can you tell how bad it is? Actually, we look at X-rays.  Specifically, we look at the angle of bend in the spine.  This is called the “Cobbs Angle.”  This will tell me how severe your scoliosis is.  From there I can determine if you’re a good candidate for care, or if surgery is your only option.  If you already have X-Rays, I can look them over to see if I can help you.  If you don’t have a picture, I can order them after a thorough examination.

A Combined Approach for Better Results

If you are a good candidate for care, I will perform a thorough examination, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.  With our unique combination of traditional or low-force spinal corrections with the right home-care exercise program, we have a good chance of correcting your child’s scoliosis.  However, it’s important to remember that the longer the problem is there, the harder it is to correct.  So, if you suspect your child has this problem, it’s important to evaluate and treat it right away.  If you’re not a good candidate, I will refer you to the right specialists.

Are you concerned about your child’s spinal health? Do they suffer from chronic back pain?  Or perhaps you’re worried about the long-term complications.  If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even look over your child’s x-rays to help me determine if they are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to or are sick and tired of the revolving door of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation

Scoliosis
Scoliosis

 

Chiropractic helps medical care.

Chiropractic helps medical care.  In a world where medicine is still at odds with spinal adjustments, new research shows that they can work very well together.  In fact, the military is now adopting this very strategy.

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Chiropractic helps medical care.  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), spinal corrections helped military patients recover faster than medicine alone.  In fact, the study concluded the following results.  “Chiropractic care, when added to medical care, resulted in improvements in low back pain levels and disability in active duty military personnel.”  Furthermore, the study further validates spinal adjustments with the following statement.  “This study provides additional support for the inclusion of chiropractic care as an important part of combined care for neck and back pain.”  On top of that, those who received adjustments were able to return to duty faster.

Some VA Hospitals try Adjustments First

In fact, some VA Hospitals recommend spinal adjustments to back surgery patients before their surgery.  Surprisingly, this lead to a 50% reduction in the number of people who needed surgery.  That is to say, spinal adjustments reduced the need for surgery in half of the patients.  For all of these people, doctors thought surgery was their only option.

A Complete Approach to Back & Neck Pain

Rather than focusing on the symptom, which is your pain, we choose to focus on the cause.  While we understand that you’re suffering, we want to address the actual cause and not the symptom.  We achieve this with our unique combined approach.  This cutting edge approach includes the right type of spinal corrections, a home exercise program, specific traction, soft tissue work and enzyme nutrition.   If your problem is more serious, we will even work alongside a physical therapist.  We can also use traditional techniques, or low-force adjustments.  These low-force moves occur without any “cracking” or “popping.”

Do you suffer from severe or frequent back pain?   Are you missing out on work family or fun?  If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact, did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to or are sick and tired of the revolving door of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation

Chiropractic helps medical care.
Chiropractic helps medical care.

Medical Doctors and Chiropractic

Medical Doctors and Chiropractic.  “Doc, my back pain is really bad.  My friend goes to a chiropractor and it really helped him.  Can you write me a referral.”  How many of us have asked this question, or know someone who asked this question?

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Medical Doctors and Chiropractic.  When a patient asks an M.D. this question, here is the typical response: “Well, let’s get you over to physical therapy.”  Did you notice the M.D. didn’t even really address your issue, or answer your question?  Sadly, since this person is the “almighty all-knowing” medical doctor, many patients accept this advice without question.  However, why does the medical profession simply ignore chiropractic?  Unfortunately, there are several answers.  However, the most common answer will shock you.

Education is Key

The first reason deals with education.  As part of their medical education, doctors get almost no information about chiropractic.  In fact, an open-minded medical school will teach that chiropractic may “provide temporary relief for minor low back pain.”  However, while they can’t state it publicly, there are still many institutions that think chiropractic is “quackery”, despite mounting research to the contrary.  In fact, I had lunch with a brand-new graduate from physical therapy school who said flat out that her school taught physical therapists that chiropractic was flat out “quackery.”  In fact, I offered her a complimentary examination and treatment so she could experience care for herself.  Sadly, she declined.

However, chiropractic can help with any aspect of your health.  You see, our care takes pressure off of vital nerves.  In fact, over 92% of the nerves control your organs.  Most people don’t realize that only about 8% of your nerves deal with pain.  While chiropractic can help with pain, its aim is improving your overall health and vitality.

Few Cross Referrals

The irony is that physical therapists love referrals from chiropractors, however, very few of them refer to chiropractic.  However, there are some.  In fact, I have a small network of therapists who cross refer on a regular basis.  As a result, I am very appreciative of their courage to look beyond the false stigma the medical profession gives chiropractic.  It’s really a shame, as physical therapy and chiropractic complement each other quite well.

The Safety Myth

Another problem is that many medical doctors don’t realize we have possess a wide arsenal of techniques.  I think many M.D.’s assume we “crack” or “pop” every spine that walks in our door.  As chiropractic evolves, more and more effective low force techniques become available.  Of course, there’s also the myth that chiropractic causes strokes.  However, a group from SPINE journal showed otherwise.  SPINE is an orthopedic journal for medical spine specialists.  This study proved that chiropractic poses “no significant risk for stroke“.  Meanwhile, the birth control pill causes strokes in about 1 in 20 women.  As a result, medical doctors and chiropractic should get along nicely.

Conflict of Interest

With all that said, the last, and biggest reason will shock you.  You see, gone are the days of private practice.  Now medical doctors, instead of owning their own office, work for a major corporation.  That corporation wants to maintain as much business as they can.  As a result, they don’t want their employees referring patients outside their hospital.  Of course, hospitals don’t hire chiropractors.  So, the hospital trained your medical doctor to perform a “bait and switch” to keep business within the hospital.

Key Points

  1.  Most states do not require any referral for chiropractic care.
  2. If you are not a good candidate for care, or if there are any special considerations, we will take the appropriate precautions
  3. Your M.D. is not your boss.  You have a choice, even if you need a referral.

Our Unique Approach

At Redmond Ridge, we take a whole person approach to your vitality.  We use a precise combination of traditional or low force spinal corrections, nutrition, exercise and massage therapy.  In fact, we custom tailor our care to each individual.  We will even refer or co-manage your case with medical professionals as necessary.

Do you suffer from health issues?  Has been from doctor to doctor with no real solutions?  Does it affect work, family or play?  If so, don’t wait.  In fact, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. If you do, I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life.  Together, we can determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, I’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Medical Doctors and Chiropractic
Medical Doctors and Chiropractic

Kidney Stones on the Rise in the U.S.

Kidney Stones on the Rise in the U.S.  According to the Mayo Clinic (02/12/2018), more and more Americans suffer from kidney stones each year.  In fact, doctors performed over 80 million CT scans in the US in 2016 to confirm kidney stones, compared to 2.7 million in 1995.

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Kidney Stones.  The study concluded that kidney stones increased more than fourfold among women and more than twofold among men, it found.  In fact, young women between 18 and 39 had the highest increase in cases, jumping from 62 to 252 cases between 1984 and 2012.  Sadly, diet and water intake are the apparent root cause.  In fact, Dr. John Lieske, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was a lead author of the study.   He found that “Too much calcium in the urine is certainly a factor in many of these patients but not all of them, and then there’s other things that come into play related to diet and not drinking enough fluids.”

One has to wonder if all of the calcium supplements are taking their toll on America’s health.  In fact, most calcium deficiencies are actually a protein problem or a problem properly digesting and using protein.  Most kidney stones consist of calcium salts, often calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate. The incidence of both types of stones increased over the past three decades, according to the study. Calcium oxalate accounted for nearly 75% of all the kidney stones.

Hydration and Kidney Stones

Hydration and controlling your salt intake are the biggest steps to prevention.   They may help prevent most types of kidney stones. According to the Mayo Clinic, drinking as much as 2 to 3 quarts of water per day can even help remove small stones.  The water essentially flushes out the urinary system.  However, “Nothing, nothing, trumps fluids,” Clayman said. “If you’re drinking 3 quarts a day and making 2½ quarts of urine a day, that’s the best way you can protect or defend either against getting kidney stones or, if you’ve had them, defend against getting them again.”

Enzymes and Kidney Stones

Do you know what breaks down calcium oxalate, calcium salts and/or calcium phosphate?  The answer is enzymes.  In fact, the type of enzyme your body uses to break down stones are lithotriptic enzymes.  Essentially, litho means stone and tryptic means carving or cutting.  In fact, I carry lithotriptic enzyme supplements to support your body’s ability to break down kidney stones.  Why?  Because kidney stones can be intensely painful.  In fact, kidney stones in men are often called male child birth.  Additionally, if you suffer from low back pain this may also be a sign of kidney stones or other kidney problems.

Are you concerned about your kidney health?  Are you looking for a safe and natural approach to healthy kidney function?  If so, contact us and set up a consultation or call us at 425-868-0120.  I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life.  I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis, which is trusted by both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  This will help me determine if you are a good candidate for care.  If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Kidney Stones
Kidney Stones