It’s All In The Brain!!!

(Taken from Dr. Jack Dolbin’s presentation on Alzheimer’s) (Wake Forest University BS 1971) (National College of Chiropractic DC 1977) (CST, CFI, CSCS)

The premise of chiropractic is that the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is the “system” that monitors and controls everything that happens in your body. This is obvious in conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, ALS = Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Parkinson’s, and of course; Alzheimer’s Disease. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America reports that over 5.1 million Americans suffer with this progressive disease. They also estimate that one to four family members are engaged in caring for each of these people. Alzheimer’s is also now the fourth leading cause of death in those over 65 year of age. (#1. Prescription Medications; #2. Heart Disease; #3. Stroke; #4. Alzheimer’s) Yes, Prescription Drugs took over as the #1 killer in 2015; beating out Heart Disease!

History: A little over 5 years ago Dr. Dolbin noticed that his wife was hanging his shirts in the closet; inside out. At first he thought she was “pranking” him. But through more observation he identified the signs of early Alzheimer’s.  Many of you have probably had a similar experience with a spouse, parent, or other loved one. The future projections of this disease are staggering, and though a single cause is not discernable, there are many things that we can do to avoid, slow, and reverse this horrible condition. I am so convinced that this is part of the major premise of Chiropractic that I will be including a segment on Alzheimer’s in all newsletters for 2017. For today, my Alzheimer’s tip is that you begin walking and for everyone over 40, supplement with Nitric Oxide. All tissues need oxygen to heal; especially the brain! Brisk walking for one hour a day increases the flow of oxygen to the brain and Nitric Oxide is the signaling molecule that tells your blood vessels to dilate. This helps men with ED, and decreases the chances of hip fracture in women by 80%. Get Up! And, Get Out!

     

Rehab Refresher Course

Rehab Refresher Course @ Aboite Health Center

Have you been given exercises orstretches to do at home and wonder if you are doing them correctly and effectively? Or have you been wondering about how to get the most out of your chiropractic care at home? 

We would love to invite you to a Rehab Refresher Course on June 9, at 7pm. Dr Lyons and his staff will be going over stretches and exercises and answering any questions you have about what you can do at home to further your care. 

Please wear comfortable clothing and come ready to work with the staff. Let's get you feeling better and better everyday! 

If you have any questions, please email us.

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At Home Care

Way back in 1990, I was privileged to meet and study under Robin McKenzie, a Physical Therapist from New Zealand. Robin crossed professional boundaries to teach his evaluation and treatment protocol to chiropractors because he was frustrated by the physical therapy profession His understanding of spinal biomechanics and disc physiology revolutionized my treatment protocol and has respectively been a tremendous benefit to the Northeast Indiana Area!

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To begin the McKenzie “Extension In Lying” maneuvers, (EIL) start by lying on your stomach with your hands beside your head at about ear level. Then, begin raising your head to look at the ceiling.  While using only arm and shoulder muscles; push up and back until your spine is curved backwards. Then, slowly lower yourself back down to the floor, being careful to lower the low back first and the neck last. 

On the 15th repetition, when you reach the top of the stretch, hold the arms extended and drop your belly down toward the floor. Work up to holding this position for 30 seconds before relaxing back down to the floor.  This procedure should be performed 4x daily during any times of low back discomfort, and twice for maintenance. 

Robin’s extension in lying maneuver is the best way to relieve the negative effects of slouching.

Enjoy!

** The above instructions are intended for use by patients of Dr. Lyons only. He assumes no responsibility for any performance of these maneuvers outside of his direct prescription and instruction by himself, or the staff of Aboite Health Center. **

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