Chiropractic Tips Chiropractor, Dr. Jan Ormsby offers monthly tips on maintaining good health through holistic and Chiropractic care. en-us NYK RSS Feeder What to do if You Have Wrist Pain or Tingling or Numbness in Your Fingers Wed, 08 Mar 2023 12:17:47 -0500 <p>You may have <strong>Carpal Tunnel Syndrome</strong> if these conditions exist:</p> <ul> <li>Tingling or numbness in the fingers, particularly the thumb, index, and middle fingers.</li> <li>Pain or discomfort in the hand, wrist, or forearm, which may be dull or sharp.</li> <li>Weakness in the hand, which can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks such as gripping objects or typing.</li> <li>A sensation of swelling or inflammation in the fingers or hand, even if there is no visible swelling.</li> <li>Difficulty performing fine motor tasks with the affected hand, such as buttoning clothes or holding small objects.</li> </ul> <p>Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand, is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it&#39;s important to consult with a health care professional for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.</p> <p>However, if youâve already done that, here are some steps you can take if you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Rest:</strong> If your symptoms are mild, rest the affected wrist and avoid activities that may exacerbate your symptoms.</li> <li><strong>Ice or heat therapy:</strong> Applying ice or heat to the affected wrist may help to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.</li> <li>Wear a brace or splint: Wearing a wrist brace or splint can help to keep the wrist in a neutral position and reduce pressure on the median nerve.</li> <li><strong>Consider chiropractic care: </strong>Chiropractic adjustments may help to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle tension, which may help to alleviate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic adjustments can also help to realign the bones and joints in the wrist and hand, reducing pressure on the median nerve and helping to alleviate symptoms. Adjustments can also help to improve circulation to the affected area, promoting healing and reducing inflammation that may be contributing to the compression of the median nerve. In some cases, carpal tunnel syndrome may be caused by misalignment or dysfunction in the neck, shoulders, or spine. Chiropractic adjustments can help to address these underlying issues, reducing tension and improving overall nerve function. Chiropractic adjustments also offer a drug-free approach to pain relief that can be particularly beneficial for people who may be unable to tolerate or prefer to avoid medication.</li> <li><strong>Consider physical therapy: </strong>Physical therapy may help to alleviate symptoms and improve wrist strength and flexibility.</li> <li><strong>Over-the-counter pain relievers:</strong> Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, may help to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.</li> <li><strong>Surgery:</strong> In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the median nerve.</li> </ul> <p>It&#39;s important to note that carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors, such as repetitive motions, injury, and underlying medical conditions. Therefore, the appropriate treatment plan will depend on the underlying cause and severity of your symptoms. Consult with a qualified health care professional to determine the best course of action for your individual needs.</p> A Chiropractic Reminder from Dr. Jan Fri, 16 Dec 2022 13:02:39 -0500 <h1>A Chiropractic Reminder from Dr. Jan</h1> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="credit Nick Youngson" src="" style="width: 300px; height: 197px; float: right;" /></a>The greatest gift that Chiropractic can give to humanity is the ability to have a nervous system that functions better than it did before Chiropractic, allowing impulses from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain flow at a very effective pace. We help the nervous system to function better and that allows the body to heal the way it was DESIGNED to. Our body was designed to heal itself however it can&#39;t do that without a proper nervous system supporting it.</p> <p>Adjusting human spines for the reliefÂof human ills has been documented for 200 years before Christ however it has only been called Chiropractic for 115 years. Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine (when doctors graduate from school they take the Hippocratic Oath which basically says; "First, DO NO HARM") said 2000 years ago, "Look well to the spine for the cause and prevention of disease".</p> <p>The misunderstanding the general population has isÂthat Chiropractic is about fixing kinks in necks and painful low backs. Yet Chiropractors are so much more far reaching than that. Allowing your body to work as it was designed, caring for it as if is the wonderful gift that it is and expressing your innate potential to the highest degree that you can is what Chiropractors are all about.</p> <p>Thanks for being here with others who understand that the best way to heal is from the inside out and the less interference we put on that process allows for the best health to occur.</p> <p>All of you are winners in my book!</p> <p>Dr. Jan Ormsby</p> Are YOU Playing Chiro-Jenga? Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:29:27 -0500 <h2 class="null">If Life was a game of Jenga, stress would be the act of sliding out one puzzle piece after another, until your entire âtower of healthâ topples over.</h2> <ul> <li><strong><img align="right" alt="depicting Jenga game being played" data-file-id="6329886" height="150" src="" style="border: 0px ; width: 245px; height: 150px; margin: 0px 5px 5px;" width="245" /></strong>Unexpected car repair bill â slide out a block.</li> <li>Emergency call from your kidâs school nurse â slide out another one.</li> <li>Slip end over end on a sheet of black ice â slide out three more.</li> </ul> <p>Before you know it, youâre one stress event away from major "Jenga catastrophe"â that is, unless your Chiropractor reverses the momentum and adjusts those loose blocks back in, restoring stability and integrity to your health.<br /> <br /> Stress can cause you to Subluxate (misalign), and its effects are detrimental to your overall health. So donât wait until until your <em>last Jenga stress block is pulled</em> before seeking help. Itâs far easier to keep your body standing strong with preventative Chiropractic care, than to rebuild it after the collapse.</p> <p style="text-align: right;">Distributed with permission  <a href="" target="_blank">The Weekly Sticky</a><br /> Â</p> <p>Remember, I&#39;ve got your back!<br /> <span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,marker felt-thin,arial,sans-serif"><em>Dr. Jan Ormsby</em></span></span><br /> OPEN<br /> Tue,Wed, Thu<br /> 9am-12pm, 1pm-6p</p> <p><strong>Walk-ins Welcome!</strong></p> Do You Mask Symptoms? Or Correct Causes? Mon, 03 Oct 2022 14:35:07 -0400 <p><strong>And just how long should you drive on a spare tire anyway?</strong></p> <p>If it&#39;s one of those temporary "donut" spares, it&#39;s meant to get your off the road and to the nearest service station for proper repair ASAP. The manufacturer&#39;s instructions warn you to take it slow and easy on your way there. ThoseÂsmall, cheap spare tires aren&#39;t designed to withstand the heat and loading of normal driving -- or even less-than-normal driving for extended periods. However, regardless of that warning, you&#39;ve probably seen some knuckleÂhead speeding on the highway withÂone, oblivious to the potential danger.Â</p> <p><strong>Why am I asking you this question?</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="" style="margin: 3px 5px; float: right; width: 400px; height: 271px;" />Because some people treat their health that way. When they have an injury or a health problem, they <strong>mask their symptoms with &#39;spare tire&#39; medication</strong>, all the while continuing the activitiesÂthat got hem there in the first place! They pay little attention to the risksÂof patching their problem with drugs and pass on fixing the CAUSEÂof their problem. Sooner or later that will get them into trouble. You probably know somebody like this.</p> <p>When it comes to acute or chronic health problems, the best policy is the <strong>fix the underlying cause</strong> of the problem the right way instead of masking the symptoms with medication. That&#39;s the core philosophyÂof druglessÂChiropractic care. In theÂshort termÂdrugsÂmay bring you comfort, however in the long run you&#39;re risking a serious blow out. #punintended</p> <p>Getting and remaining on a chiropractic adjustment program will help you understand and maybe even fix the underlying cause of your issue. <a href="tel:9287724044">Give us a call</a> and make an appointment for Tue, Wed, Thu.Â</p> <p>Until next time, to your health!</p> Doc, Why Does My Neck Hurt? Mon, 12 Sep 2022 14:30:23 -0400 <p>I&#39;ll bet this has happened to you on more than one occasion. If not, you are blessed!</p> <p>Jimmy woke up with a sore neck this morning. He instantly knows that isn&#39;t going to be a good day for him. He can&#39;t even turn his headÂa little without wincing in pain. Worst thing about it is he&#39;s got no clue how he did it... <strong>C&#39;monÂMan!</strong></p> <p>ÂThe Atlas is a small 2 oz bone that holds up the entire weight of your head, about 10-12 pounds or the size of a bowling ball. When it gets stuck in one position too long <strong>(Subluxation)</strong>, it creates tension in your Nerve System and turns you into one un- happy camper.</p> <p><strong>So what &#39;did Jimmy in?â</strong></p> <p>He fell asleep on the couch watching Desperate Housewives and now he&#39;s paying the price. He&#39;s human, it happens. We just hope Jimmy doesn&#39;t make another mistake by waiting for it to get worse. He should really get to the Chiropractor and have it checked right away.</p> <p>The moral of the story?</p> <p><a href="">Don&#39;t be a Jimmy!</a>Â</p> If Something Is Out of Alignment - Time to Get It in Gear! Mon, 12 Sep 2022 14:24:34 -0400 <p>When you <a href="">turn your neck</a> or twist your back does your spine snap, grind and ratchet like a bicycle chain stuck in mid gear? That grating noise could mean something is out of alignment.</p> <p>Your spine is made up of movable bones called vertebrae, each joined perfectly together like the links of a bicycle chain. If one or more of these joints become stuck and misaligned it can slowly wreak havoc on the mechanical integrity of your entire spine. The result â pain, stiffness and premature arthritic changes.</p> <p>Don&#39;t neglect the noises. Abnormal grinding (crepitus) of spinal joints may indicate early degenerative joint disease. Remember, unlike a bicycle chain, you can&#39;t replace spinal âlinksâ when they get damaged. Get your spine tuned up by a Chiropractor who is thoroughly trained in restoring the normal mechanics of your spine, and protect yourself from premature wear and tear.</p> <p><a href="">Weekly Sticky</a></p> Holistic Health Tip: Stop Playing Whack-a-Symptom! Fri, 12 Aug 2022 18:16:03 -0400 <p><img alt="holistic chiropractic tip whack a symptom" src="" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; float: right; width: 300px; height: 300px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" />The object of the carnival game <strong>Whack-a-Mole</strong> is to use a rubber mallet to hit as many critters as possible when they pop up in random succession. Trouble is, as you hit one mole, three more pop up and disappear before you can nail them all. Whack-a-Mole is a perfect metaphor for how patients get medicated today. Unfortunately in this game you end up on a ton of different drugs, for a bunch of different problems, with no actual improvement in your health.Â</p> <p>According to Generation Rx, in 2004 the number of prescription drugs used by the average American annually was twelve. Data from show the <strong>average number of prescriptions</strong> taken per senior citizen grew from 19.6 in 1992 to 28.5 in 2000, an increase of 45 percent. By 2010 that number is projected to be 38.5. Yet despite taking all these drugs, the US embarrassingly ranks 37th among the world&#39;s industrial countries when it comes overall health.Â</p> <p>In Chiropractic, health is not defined by how many symptoms you can temporarily &#39;whack away&#39; with drugs, but how well your body can <strong>heal and function</strong> under its own Power. You have more innate, healing ability in your little finger than all the drugs and hospitals in the world put together. Big Pharma doesn&#39;t want you to believe that, but Chiropractic does. If you maintain a clear nerve system, eat right and get enough exercise, you&#39;ll stay outÂof their failing whack-a-symptom game.</p> <p>Photo credit: <a href="">Weekly Sticky Pro</a></p> Why Don't You Usually Hear Drug Commercials on the Radio? Wed, 13 Jul 2022 12:20:34 -0400 <h1><strong>Ever notice that you rarely hear drug commercials on the radio?</strong></h1> <p>The televisionÂis a different story. Seems like every other commercial on TV is for a magic pill to fix your stomachÂproblems, sleep disturbances or allergy issues. And they all end with a fast talkingÂlow voice spurting off multitudes of side effects, while distracting visions of happy people running hand in hand in a field of daisies play over the monologue.</p> <p>You can&#39;t pull off that masquerade on the radio! If you ever HEARD some of the side effects while listening to your car radio, you mightÂjust drive off the road!</p> <p>The FDAÂhas urged pharmaceutical companies to stop using distracting images and music in their TV drug ads following complaints that manufacturers deliberately used misleading techniques to downplay their products&#39; risks while emphasizing potential benefits. The FDAÂsuggested they use highlights to emphasize documented side effects and slow the pace at which the risks were being read, so viewers could better understand the drug&#39;s potential dangers.</p> <h2><strong>We have a better solution!</strong></h2> <p>When a drug commercial begins on TV just close your eyes and LISTEN...just like you wouldÂto a radioÂspot. The side effects with be moreÂapparent (and disturbing) when you&#39;re not distracted by the "pretty visuals". Big PharmaÂdoesn&#39;t want you to comprehend the multitude of risks associated with taking their drugs. However if you close your eyes and listenÂclosely, you&#39;ll learn just how ridiculous, dangerous and deadly their products can be.</p> <p>The experience could save your life!</p> What To Eat Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:43:25 -0400 <h1>Okay, lets talk about WHAT TO EAT...</h1> <p>Check out this weird statistic: <a href="">One third of all vegetables consumed in the United States come from just three sources</a>:</p> <ol> <li>French Fries</li> <li>Potato Chips</li> <li>Iceberg lettuce!</li> </ol> <p>Dietary research focus&#39; on a single nutrient at a time however single nutrients don&#39;t function in isolation in the body. Because the research shows that cheese promotes healthy bones in the body pizza manufacturers think they can sell more pizza by claiming that its healthy for you due to the cheese topping!</p> <p>General Mills had a Total cereal with big bold print on the front stating "Blueberry Pomegranate 100% Nutrition". The general consumer thought that they were getting 100% nutrition from this cereal as well as the health benefits of blueberries and pomegranates. Yet there was absolutely no blueberries or pomegranates in the cereal at all. NONE!</p> <p>I would highly recommend that you don&#39;t listen to the media regarding nutrition information. Get some good books or simply start to read labels. Ingredients are listed on the ingredient label based on the amount present in the food. Ingredients that are the most prevalent are listed first and then lesser used products are listed further down the line.</p> <ul> <li>If the first ingredient is SUGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, ETC, your eating candy.</li> <li>If the ingredient is difficult to pronounce, it is a chemical at best and probably better outside the system rather then inside. Best to eat more whole foods and even those you must look at labels. Not every food at the health food store is okay!</li> </ul> <p>I am not suggesting you completely turn your whole world upside down and run away with this. But try this: change a few things.</p> <ul> <li>Ditch sugary cereals for breakfast and eat a whole grain one with a banana and some honey. (If you really love your Cap&#39;n Crunch then have it as a desert).</li> <li>Try eating more baked potatoes rather then fries.</li> <li>Learn to fall in love with salads. You can get them in all styles, something for everyone. fruity, savory, you name it! Use romaine not iceberg lettuce. That&#39;s a small change that make a big difference.</li> <li>Grind up veggies and hide them in your spaghetti sauce. Kids won&#39;t know and every little bit helps.</li> <li>Stay on your program of adjustments to ensure that your nervous system is working at top speed to keep you healthy and watch your food intake.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>You will love the results!Â</em></strong></p> Adjust to Health Social Media Profiles Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:03:22 -0400 <h2><strong>Tell others of your wins with Chiropractic.</strong></h2> <h3><strong>They need to know!</strong></h3> <ul> <li>On Google <a href=""></a></li> <li>On Yelp <a href=""></a></li> <li>On Facebook <a href=""></a></li> </ul> Innate Intelligence Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:00:46 -0400 <h2>Innate Intelligence: The Bodyâs Super Power</h2> <p>We are all born with an innate intelligence within that allows our bodies to do everything needed to exist. For example: Make your heart beat Keep your lungs breathing Perform your digestion Allow you to have facial expressions Heals skin and bones</p> <p>This super power checks in on every aspect of your life with one purpose, to maintain order, and no doctor can match itâs wisdom, no pill can sway its resolve. Consider this - 50,000,000 cells in your body that will die while you read this sentence, and since your innate intelligence has solutions to just about any health challenge you have, it knows how to replace every single one of them.</p> <p>Take it from me, when it comes to your health and your ability to reach your peak potential, trust the innate intelligence that helped build it in the first place. All you have to do is search within to find the answer!</p> <p>Many times prescription drugs are life saving necessities. My concern is that the drug might be causing more harm than good in the long run. For instance, since drugs are generally non-specific and affect your whole body; your body sees it as a foreign substance/threat and will attempt to remove it; which can in turn tax the liver or cause kidney failure.</p> <p>My advice? Always take note of the side effects and then decide.</p> <h2>Itâs a Test!</h2> <p>If your body made too much stomach acid, should you:</p> <ol> <li>Take drugs to neutralize the acid</li> <li>Have your spine checked for subluxations affecting nerves to your stomach?</li> </ol> Did You Know That Flu Shots Contain Mercury? Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:59:58 -0400 <h2>That&#39;s right, Mercury!</h2> <p>Spray pesticides on anything, and itâs no longer organic. Most of us detest the idea of using chemicals in a pristine environment, so why donât we have the same aversion when it comes to getting the flu shot? Did you know that the common flu shot contains Mercury (a known neurotoxin in the form thimerosal) and Formaldehyde (a preservative used for cadavers)? If you dumped those chemicals into your local water supply youâd get arrested. However, every year hundreds and thousands line up at local pharmacies to get it shot into their veins.</p> <p>There are natural, alternative ways to boost your bodyâs <a href="">innate immune system</a> and protect yourself from the flu. <strong>You can start today if you haven&#39;t already!</strong></p> <p>BJ Palmer, the developer of Chiropractic, once asked, âhave you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?â</p>