Puyallup Chiropractic

Puyallup Chiropractic

Puyallup Chiropractic


Puyallup ChiropracticPuyallup Chiropractic has nearly 2 decades of healthcare experience to share and serve the people of Puyallup Washington. With more than 14 years working in the hospital acute care setting, our doctors are unique with their knowledge and abilities to help our clients achieve their healthcare goals. Patient populations treated in our clinic include but are not limited to auto accident, work related injuries, Sports injuries, neck pain, back pain, headaches, plantar fascistic, carpal tunnel, knee pain, foot pain, shoulder pain, and much much more. Since taking over Renn Chiropractic in 2009, Evolution Chiropractic has successfully helped hundreds of people injured in auto accidents even when the crash was that person’s fault. Services provided by Evolution Chiropractic include massage therapy by an incredibly talented and knowledgeable staff; Rehab exercises that are modified to the abilities of our patients, Chiropractor adjustments both manually or instrument assisted dependent on your tolerance. Our clients are encouraged to participate in every aspect of their treatment plan with the knowledge of our motivated staff members. At Evolution Chiropractic our Chiropractors place the needs of our clients front and foremost and make ourselves available for emergencies or just questions daily. Dr. Lahoe even leaves his cell phone number on the answering machine message and encourages all current and future patients to use as needed.

Have symptoms and not sure if chiropractic is right for you? Call and talk to the staff of Evolution chiropractic, if we are unable to help we will work hard to find the right avenue for you to peruse. Evolution Chiropractic works closely with other healthcare providers in our community to include physical therapists, surgeons, general medical doctor’s, pain specialists, etc.. Our doctors have attended numerous auto accident seminars and pain management seminars to assist you with your needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment Puyallup Chiropractic!

Chiropractic and Diabetes The connection between blood sugar and the spine

The possibility for chiropractic puyallup to help people with diabetes is an up and coming area of research, and it is an important one. Roughly one out of every three men and two out of every five women born in the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes in their lifetime.

Research points to evidence that chiropractic care may make a valuable contribution to a wellness protocol that helps those diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States and a growing epidemic worldwide, so help is desperately needed!

The average person may not recognize how diabetes and chiropractic are connected. What does the back have to do with blood sugar? Often, an electrician understands this faster than most people. Interfere with the current flowing through the wires and the appliances or areas of the house lose normal function or might even catch fire.

If the nerve supply from the upper neck or middle back (the two areas that supply the pancreas) are disturbed, pancreatic function suffers; maybe in it’s ability to produce enzymes to digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates, or maybe insulin production, or both. Blood sugar and digestion become unbalanced, resulting in either in diabetes or hypoglycemia.

Studies suggest a chiropractic-spine-nerve-blood sugar connection

A study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research illustrated the positive effects of chiropractic when used as part of an integrative treatment for adult onset diabetes diagnosed by a medical doctor. Along with chiropractic care, the patient also received nutritional and exercise guidance.

After one month of being on the program, the patient’s glucose blood and urine levels normalized and remained stable. His medical doctor, who monitored his progress, said the patient would not need insulin if the condition remained stable.

Canada is currently leading the research effort

The National Post reported: “DIABETES BREAKTHROUGH: In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body’s nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease that affects millions of Canadians. Diabetic mice became healthy virtually overnight after researchers injected a substance to counteract the effect of malfunctioning pain neurons in the pancreas.

‘I couldn’t believe it,’ said Dr. Michael Salter, a pain expert at the Hospital for Sick Children. ‘Mice with diabetes suddenly didn’t have diabetes any more.’ The excitement of the team from Sick Kids, whose work is being published today in the journal Cell, is almost palpable.

A recent case study published in the November 2011 edition of the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health documents a case of a four-year-old child who had terrific results stabilizing her blood sugar through chiropractic care. The patient was diagnosed with spinal subluxation in the upper cervical region. She began chiropractic care and was seen a total of 24 times over a two-month period. During this two-month period, she experienced a decrease in hemoglobin A1C from 7.2 percent to 6.5 percent. She also decreased the amount of insulin used from 15 units to 11 units per day.

These results are quite remarkable because the literature states that intensive medical treatment of type I diabetes often does not succeed in lowering A1C levels under 7.0 percent. Chiropractic care works by optimizing the neural connections throughout the body. This enhanced brain-body connection works to better coordinate immunity and hormone function throughout the body.

 

The cost effectiveness of Evolution Chiropractic Care Puyallup vs. Medical Care

With a shaky economy and the unknown future of healthcare in the US, consumers need better options in relieving pain and promoting health. A visit to a medical office for neck or low back pain can quickly progress to medication dependence and thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Chiropractic Puyallup is growing in popularity due to its approach to wellness and prevention healthcare, not reaction medicine. As more research reveals the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care for treating neuro musculoskeletal complaints such as neck and low back pain, more insurances are including it as a covered benefit, and more medical doctors are referring their patients to chiropractors for relief.

Medical care is expensive!

An average visit to a medical office ranges from $60 to $300+ depending on the doctor and nature of the visit. Even with insurance coverage, a deductible or large co-pay can quickly add up to a deep hole in your wallet. You leave the office only to go to a pharmacy to purchase prescription medications that may be harmful and/or addictive. By the end of it all, you owe about $1000 to the medical office because you hurt your back gardening last weekend. The pain medication eases the pain, but does not address the underlying injury by masking it. Once the medication is gone, the pain comes back, and long story short you become addicted to medication. This may sound all too familiar to you or someone you know. For many people this is their current situation, the insurance companies continue to pay pharmaceutical companies to keep producing chemicals to keep up the addiction rates, a vicious cycle.

The opposite view of healthcare

Same situation, but instead of seeing your family doctor for the pain, you decide to see a chiropractor. A typical visit at a chiropractic office costs between $30 and $60. Many chiropractors offer a free or discounted examination and x-rays, something you will never see at a medical office. The chiropractor’s goal is to get you out of pain AND fix the underlying issue so the pain doesn’t return. Since chiropractors do not use harmful medications, the pain relief may not be instantaneous, and can be discouraging to those looking for a “quick-fix.” Initial treatment periods may last a few weeks but the overall cost of care still remains much less than going to see a medical doctor.

Chiropractic care saves you money and takes it away from Big Pharma

Recent research has been examining the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care among other natural alternatives (physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage) versus conventional medicine. A 2012 systemic review found spinal manipulation therapy to be more cost-effective for neck and low back pain when compared with general practitioner care, physiotherapy or exercise. A study in 2007 compared care costs of a patient under the direction of a chiropractor as their primary care physician (PCP) versus a medical doctor. After 70,000 member-months spanning a 7-year period, hospital admission costs were decreased by 60.2 percent, cost of days spent in the hospital were decreased by 59.0 percent, and outpatient surgeries and procedures were down by 62.0 percent. If these numbers were not astonishing enough, the costs associated with pharmaceuticals decreased by 85 percent when compared to conventional medically driven care. All of these comparisons were done in the same time frame, geography, and health maintenance organization product.

Get the big picture?

The message would seem to be clear, but only recently have insurance providers and the medical industry began accepting chiropractic care as a viable and cost-effective treatment for neck and low back pain. If you haven’t been to a chiropractor, it’s time you started. Ask friends and family to refer you to a trusted chiropractor or look-up reviews online for someone in your area. The next time you need to see a doctor, help out your body and your wallet by going to your chiropractor.

Puyallup Chiropractic treatment improves functionality of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic auto-immune disease where the body’s immune system attacks different regions of the body. This disease is characterized by chronic inflammation that destroys joints, tissues and organs over a period of time. A recent study published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research describes how specific chiropractic adjustments and rehab exercises demonstrated outstanding results in a woman with long-term rheumatoid arthritis.

A 54-year-old woman went to see a chiropractor after having been diagnosed seven years prior with rheumatoid arthritis. Her chief complaint was severe bilateral polyarthralgia, especially in the hands and fingers. The patient also had marked swelling in her hands, fingers, knees, toes and feet. The patient exhibited difficulties with weight bearing, ambulation, and had recurrent stiffness every morning. The patient was taking Methotrexate and Prednisone daily to manage her symptoms. She described her pain as a constant nine on a 1-10 scale of severity.

The patient was evaluated using various assessment tools including posture evaluation, surface electromyography and x-ray imaging. Subluxation was found throughout the spine, especially in the upper cervical region. Hypolordosis of the cervical curvature with associated forward head shift was another clinical feature.

Research has shown that forward head posture can add a significant amount of abnormal leverage pulling the entire spine out of alignment and restricting normal respiration processes. This sort of posture problem can result in a loss of 30 percent of vital lung capacity. Lowered oxygen states alter immunological control in the body.

Subluxation is the term for misalignments of the spine that cause irritation of nerve pathways, affecting organ systems of the body. Birth trauma, falls, whiplash and poor posture are known to cause subluxation patterns to develop in the body. This sort of physical nerve stress leads to altered measures of immune function and increased susceptibility to a number of diseases.

Subluxation contributes to chronic inflammatory states

Chronic inflammatory based disease processes are influenced by the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Nerve stimulation is essential for the growth, function and control of inflammatory cells. Researchers have noted that abnormal neurological control results in the development of various auto-immune based inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Wellness based puyallup chiropractors give a detailed analysis of the spine to locate areas of vertebral subluxation. Specific corrective adjustments are given to reduce the subluxation and restore normal function to the nervous system. A group of researchers found that when a thoracic adjustment was applied to a subluxated area, the white blood cell count collected rose significantly. Many studies have confirmed that specific adjustments of the upper cervical spine and improvements in posture have a major effect on normalizing immune function.

This patient was analyzed and given an appropriate full-spine adjustment each visit for a total of 36 visits in four months. The patient also did rehabilitative exercises such as wobble board and repetitive traction to improve soft tissue function and restore core strength and spinal curvatures.

After receiving four months of corrective chiropractic care, the patient’s pain scale went from 9/10 to a 1/10. She no longer was taking the Methotrexate or Prednisone to manage her symptoms. The patient was now able to walk up and down the stairs, dance and exercise without pain. Post-treatment testing revealed significant changes in posture and cervical curvature as noted on x-ray analysis. She also had marked improvements on her surface electromyography scan.

Hopefully, this study will shine a light on the impact of subluxation correction on healthy immunological control. More research dollars should be spent on inexpensive, low risk, non-invasive modalities such as chiropractic care for prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions.