Hello! I want to help you understand disc herniation's. There are many symptoms that you might have with disc problems, including pain, numbness, tingling and other sensations.
You may also have problems moving around or just have morning stiffness. Disc herniation can be serious, whether you are young or old, and should be treated in the most effective way possible.
Traditional medicine may take months to simply find the problem, costing huge amounts in doctor’s office visits and expensive testing. After the doctors in ~South Lake Tahoe find the disc problem, you may be treated with medication and possibly with surgery, however, these will not always be effective.
If regular treatments, shots, PT, or medication are not working for you any longer or you would rather not deal with surgery at all, you may need a new plan of action. In my South Lake Tahoe practice that is located at 3170 US Hwy 50, in Meyers, I will help you to work toward greater health and wellness by not just treating the pain but helping you with adjustments and bring balance to your body. Together your body can start to heal the disc herniation and positively affect all aspects of health too.
Don’t waste another minute being in pain or dealing with other symptoms, start treating the cause of your problem. Call my office and make an appointment as soon as possible. Get started for as little as $30. Call today 530-577-5433.
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Walk-ins available today.
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Hello there Lake Tahoe, California. Have you been dealing with neck pain, over and over only to find that none of the treatments that you have tried in the past have actually worked created balance and health? Are you looking for a way to avoid addictive prescription drugs or undergoing invasive surgery? My name is Dr. Joshua Welch, the top-most chiropractor in Lake Tahoe, and I am the person who can help to create health and wellness in your body without the use of drugs or surgery.
Treating the Causes
I see hundreds of patients in my office in Meyers, who are dealing with chronic spinal stress and nervous system imbalance caused by a number of conditions. Often, this can be attributed to an automobile accident or an active lifestyle. Other times, is the result of too many hours spent in front of a computer, work or childcare.
No matter what the reason for your neck pain is, a visit with me at my office located at 3170 US Hwy 50 Suite 1, will start you off on the right foot to living the life you deserve.
This certainly doesn’t have to be a permanent condition, and it is not a condition that must be treated with drugs or surgery. When you come to see me to help you with your neck pain, I will first conduct my own examination so as to know exactly what we are dealing with. Then I will set about finding the right course of chiropractic to bring your body to a natural state of balance.
While many patients initially visit a chiropractor after experiencing back or neck pain, injury or chronic illness, even more find the value of chiropractic is in not only maintaining good health but in routine chiropractic care as a measure of prevention. With proper care, chiropractic can help your body heal itself. So, if you are living in the Lake Tahoe area and are looking for solutions we are here to help.
It's a question I am frequently asked, and if you are familiar with my practice or my blog, you likely already know my answer!
No, there really isn't anything that you should inherently avoid after getting adjusted!
However, if you listen for it, your own inner brilliance will guide you to what would (and what would not) serve you best. You are unique, and so is your healing process! It just might be that breakdancing after getting adjusted could be the perfect thing to support one person's process, and could cause total overload for another. But the same thing is true of a nap, or a glass of wine, or a walk, or a yoga class, or going to a movie, etc! There isn't a script for health; we don't come with a road map or an owner's manual.
By now, most of us have figured out some of the things that help us to process and integrate the stuff of life, and also how to get re-centered within ourselves. And yet, in any moment, what we need could be different. The way to know what's right for you is to listen to that voice inside, your "intuition".
So if that voice inside your head says, "Eat a Banana". You should eat a banana.
If you can't hear it, try doing one of the things that have worked in the past to help you get reconnected. If that doesn't do it, or the voice is faint, that is a great time to come in for an adjustment. By optimizing your system, getting reconnected to your self, and clearing your connection with your inner brilliance, you will be able to take the best possible care of yourself.
Your frequency of care is always up to you, and always based on your goals. Whether you choose to come in quarterly, monthly, or weekly is often based on how much you've got "on your plate". But, it's always up to you to decide how often to optimize your system and your connection with your inner brilliance! I look forward to seeing you when the time is right!
For more information, see Dr. Joshua Welch a Chiropractor South Lake Tahoe, at Safe Haven Chiropractic.
Or Call 530-577-LIFE (5433)
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Lake Tahoe has drawn many from the healing arts to practice in and around the sacred healing waters. Practitioners here truly embrace the innate healing power of the body. They are gentle, honoring, and committed to your highest potential. Realizing that their healing power comes from within causes a synergistic amplification from the "healing lands and hands hands" of Tahoe. Embracing this knowledge truly makes their touch unique, powerful and transformational.
One of the most potent vortexial portal complexes in the Americas, has been unrecognized by many in the past four decades. Yet many are drawn to live in its vicinity as anchors. Yet, in truth the waters of Tahoe have been recognized for their stunning beauty and tranquility for millennia. But for Masters, Healers and Searchers, these waters offer far more than this. Those that spend time near the waters soon find a deeper and deeper tranquility and they encounter deep moments of self review, release and re-prioritization. This attribute is no random occurrence, and its function is becoming greatly amplified in the crystallization nature of the deep, clear waters. Come and experience the Healing Journey in Lake Tahoe.
What's the main difference between wellness care and standard medical care? Wellness care seeks to turn on the natural healing ability, not by adding something to the system, but by removing anything that might interfere with normal function, trusting that the body would know what to do if nothing were interfering with it.
Standard medical care, on the other hand, seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside - a medication, a surgery or procedure.
Inside Out vs. Outside In If a patient has high blood pressure, a standard medical approach would be to choose a drug that lowers blood pressure, and ask the patient to take the drug. This may serve to lower the blood pressure, but ignores the underlying cause that is making the blood pressure high, and runs the risk of side effects complicating the person's recovery. Whether it's a nutritional issue, faulty control by the nerve system or a manifestation of stress, the medication could decrease the blood pressure, leaving the problem causing the symptom of high blood pressure unaddressed.
The Chiropractic Approach Wellness is a state of optimal conditions for normal function… and then some. The wellness approach is to look for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments would optimize the conditions for normal function. That environment encourages natural healing, and minimizes the need for invasive treatment, which should be administered only when absolutely necessary. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition. When the body heals well and maintains itself well, then there is another level of health that goes beyond "asymptomatic" or "pain-free" which reveals an open-ended opportunity for vitality, vibrant health, and an enhanced experience of life.This is true for mental and emotional health as well as physical health. While some people may suffer psychological disorders, creating an atmosphere of mental and emotional wellness will address all but the most serious problems. Give us a call today to schedule your Chiropractic Orientation and First Visit! (530)577-5433.
The Winning Edge and Athletic Performance
No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignment —called subluxations—can cause poor health or function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Chiropractic offers a balanced approach to return spinal segments and body function back to normal.
The slightest misalignment can cause a child to have delayed neurological development, altered body chemistry and not able to live life to the fullest. A simple assessment can be made to correct most problems before they become permanent. Give Safe Haven Chiropractic and Dr Joshua Welch in South Lake Tahoe a call. 530-577-5433.
Thousands of Americans die of heart attacks each and every year and the heart attack is their first sign of disease. Statistically, in cases of fatal heart attacks, the fatal heart attack was the very first symptom in over 40% of the male population. Think about it… Have you ever had a friend who was feeling great, had a PAP smear, a mammogram or a chest x-ray and was given bad news several days later? Cancer doesn’t develop in just a few days and yet they were feeling good. Do you know someone who has diabetes? You know that as long as they are taking a proper quantity of insulin they have no symptoms and feel great. Meanwhile the disease continues to ravage their body over time producing circulatory problems, nerve system disorders, kidney damage, and eventually blindness.
You can’t wait until symptoms develop before you decide to maintain or regain health… it might be too late!
Did you know that you and your family could be receiving chiropractic care for 30-40 years for the average hospital stay and treatment for heart disease or cancer?
It is cheaper to treat the cause than the effect. It is easier to create healthy kids than fix sick adults too.
"The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years, due largely to the rising cost of groceries and medical care, according to the Department of Agriculture, which tracks annual expenditures on children by families. "
Here is a partial list of side benefits of chiropractic:
1. Sleep better
2. More energy
3. Improved digestion and elimination
4. Greater clarity of thought
5. Improved outlook and attitude
6. Fewer colds and improved immune function
7. Greater stamina
8. Decreased need for some medications
9. Better overall health
We believe you and your family have an undeniable right to health and living your highest potential. You deserve and we provide a natural approach focusing on the body’s Innate ability heal by providing the essential component for life.
Our mission is to make chiropractic:
Easy, Affordable, Simple and Convenient.
Give us a call today! 530-577-5433
America TV personality and psychologist Dr Phil doesn't hold punches when it come to advising his guests on living a more balanced, principle life. So it should com as no suprise how he feels about Chiropractic.
Oh a recent show with personal Chiropractor and Author Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, Dr Phil touts the benefits he's experienced from Regular Care. "I've been seeing a chiropractor couple of time a week for the past 10 years..." And you can bet it wasn't for a bad back! Dr Phil knows chiropractic care goes beyond helping aches and pains. It transforms your entire heath and LIFE for the better - exactly what his show is all about.
If you're frustrated with your current level of health, maybe it's time to get real with a new pardigm shift. As Dr. Fab says, " we are all born with a natural ability to heal". Chiropractic care simply bring is tout " If it's good for Dr. Phil, it is good for you.
The body is always in a constant state of repair:
Building up and tearing down.
In scientific terms this is catabolic and anabolic.
The body replaces every single cell in your body every 5-7 years. This is always happening, so your body uses the nutrients you provide in daily life to do this. Prevention in what you do to keep healthy.
4 Simple Ways to Wellness
Subluxation interfere with the nerve system and the expression of Life and Innate Intelligence. Adjustments correct this interference allowing you to be reconnected you for optimal healing and balance.
Healthy Nerve System
Eating Well and Essential Nutrition
Daily Physical Activity Outside
“It’s that Simple.”
_ 1) Undetected Neurological Damage
Nerves control every cell and every function in the human body. Spinal traumas, muscle tightness, can cause constriction of nerves and loss of function. Theses can be present without pain.
Being under any stress causes the release of up to 50 hormones. This im-balance affects every function of every organ. Increasing of blood pressure, a decrease of digestive function and a decrease of rebuilding and healing processes in our bodies.
3) Toxic Environment
Exposure to 82,000 chemicals daily from the air, water and food we eat. These chemicals have caused a decrease in life expectancy and an increase of life threat-ening illnesses.
Do you suffer from environmental allergies such as scent allergies, hay fever and allergies to smoke and other pollutants? Have you ever thought about seeing a chiropractor for your allergies? Okay, so you may be thinking, “chiropractors work on backs, so what can they do for my allergies?” Well, you would be surprised. Allergy Symptoms
There are many allergy symptoms that I can help relieve you of through specialized chiropractic care, such as acupuncture and acupressure. Some of the symptoms that you may be experiencing that I can help you with include headaches, asthma, digestive problems, anxiety, skin conditions and fatigue. These are all symptoms that can disrupt your life, and visiting me at my office in Meyers, is your first step to becoming symptom-free from your allergies.
My name is Dr. Joshua Welch, and I am a top chiropractor located in South Lake Tahoe. I specialize in the treatment of allergies, and I can help you to manage your allergies so they do not interfere with your daily life.
Traditional Treatments vs. My Treatments
Most people who have allergies rely on medications to ease their symptoms. Why settle for just easing your symptoms when I can help to nearly, and in many cases, completely, eliminate your allergy symptoms and help keep you symptom-free for life? Visits to my office are walk-in or scheduled, and my treatments are non-invasive.
If you live in Lake Tahoe, and are suffering from the symptoms of your allergies to the point where they are affecting your normal daily activities, remember to call or drop by to arrange for a consultation, and together we will work to get your allergies and their symptoms completely under control.
The brain and the body have a two way communication thought the nervous system. If there is interference in this connection there is a dissonance or disruption of life energy.
Basically, now any information coming from the body to the brain is jumbled. As this continues the body will compensate it's posture because of pain being felt. ( this is why pain moves from place to place ) New neuro-patterns will form in the brain and cortex causing this pattern to be reinforced with each movement.
This tension and stress in your system causes a postural distortion. Creating an instantaneous apposition or misalignment of the vertebra. This misalignment affects the nerve-roots exiting the spinal cords, bombarding the mechanoreceptors, sending information up the lateral cortical spinal tract of the spinal cord up to the ipsilateral thalamus in the brain. This fires a postural compensation because pain fibers are now being excited and sent down the anterolateral descending tracts of the spinal cord, towards the postural muscles. This creates a negative feedback loop that is continuously compensating for tension patterns and pain due to an interruption caused by stress patterns that are stored in the bone, muscle, fascia or spinal cord.
This creates a dissonance, a disconnection, a dis-ease process that is expressed through out the whole body. Decreasing the adaptability of the system to daily stresses. Changing our perception of these experiences from normal to abnormal. Now all movements and all activities are filtered through the brain, postural muscles and nerves as inappropriate responses non-healthy movements.
When properly integrated or released, stress dissipates throughout the body allowing proper brain physiology and connection to be expressed.
Integration of experiences is essential to life. These experiences are learned everyday and change the way we operate in our world. When there is an interruption to the connection between the brain and the body. As chiropractors, we access the body through the function of the nervous system and release the potential thought the chiropractic adjustment. Thus, integration of the experience and learning takes place.
The essence of chiropractic is allowing the true healing capacity of the body to unfold. Each person who receives care is talking responsibility for themselves and how they react to the world.
Dangerous Daily Stress.
Working like this causes a imbalance in the postural muscles, improper alignment of the the spinal bones, and spinal cord tension that pulls on the brain stem and spinal nerves.
This tension causes a myriad of conditions: Headaches, shoulder tension, leg pain (sciatic), low back tightness, and autonomic nervous system stress, internal organ dysfunction and disease.
Straighten up, move correctly and get adjusted.
We are taught that if we feel good (feeling no pain) then we are healthy. Looking at the way the body is organized we can see from this picture that about 10% of the nerves are dedicated to the pain response.
So what does the rest of the nerves do?
One part controls your movement, the Motor Nerves.
The other part is the Autonomic Nervous System. This is the automatic nerves that operate without having to think about them. Breathing, digesting, immune function, and healing from a paper cut or cancer.
So if true healing comes from the Autonomic Nerves, how do you keep that at 100% efficiency?
Chiropractors are trained in Nervous System Balance. This creates healing, repair and balance to the bodies innate ability to heal. This is about how you function. Not how you feel.
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The connection from the mind to the body is through nerves that exit the skull and travel inside the spinal bones. Posture is a look at this inside connection without the use of X-Rays. Chiropractic adjustments are given to release the tension in the spinal muscles and create proper spinal alignment and posture.
What are the benefits of good posture?
This is an advertisement for a medical treatment. It extracts your white blood cells and then injects them back in to you. It says it right there, "The Power is in You. Turn it ON!" The Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to activate the immune system. So get adjusted and "Turn Your Power ON!
Your capacity to heal is greater than you have been lead to believe! This amazing intelligence inside of you in one of the greatest and most amazing forces in the universe. The ability to create and recreate life, resides in your nervous system.
We see "miracles" everyday! Our philosophy of healing starts with the premise "healing from within". Acknowledging this greatness inside to express. It starts with a smile and ends with: better sleeping, better digestion, increased adaptability to stress, better relationships, increased job performance, increased athletic performance, it makes life just better.
Join us every Tuesday at 1pm or Thursday at 6pm for our "ABC's or Health".
Maybe you've never heard of subluxations. That's OK. There probably was a time when you'd never heard of AIDS or Alzheimer's. You have more than 200 bones in your body. Whenever two bones come together at a joint, there can be movement. Since joints in your spine are so close to your spinal cord and nerve roots, too much or too little joint motion can have serious effects. If spinal bones get "stuck" and don't move right, they can irritate or chafe delicate nerves. If a joint moves too much, spinal bones can press against adjacent nerve tissue. This can interfere with the vital "life force" transmitted over your nervous system that helps keep your brain in touch with your body. The result is the vertebral subluxation complex, or more simply, a subluxation.
What Makes It So Different?
The focus of traditional health care is on germs and blood. Chiropractic is different. Chiropractic produces results by helping your nervous system work the way it should. An emphasis on blood overlooks the role of the nervous system, which controls your blood, your blood pressure and millions of other details.
Chiropractic care focuses on your spine because it is the most vulnerable part of your nervous system.
Doctor's don't heal. The very best doctors remove interferences to your healing ability. That's the purpose of chiropractic. Today's chiropractic doctor is well educated and passes stringent licensing examinations before earning the right to practice. Chiropractic is the natural choice for those who want to be their best while avoiding drugs and surgery.
It's a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord and the rest of your nerves control every aspect of your body. Hinder the vital nerve links between your brain and your body, and ill health can result. A common source of interference comes from the moving bones that encase the "information super highway" of your spinal cord. These subluxations can produce a variety of health problems. Nerve pressure can cause numbness, weakness or the under-performance of organs and tissues. Or, spinal misalignment can cause nerve tissue to stretch, chafe or become irritated. This can distort nerve messages between your body and your brain. The result? Hyperactive organ function, high blood pressure or even pain.
The medical approach puts chemicals into your bloodstream to artificially change the way your body works. Laxatives to speed up elimination. Antacids to reduce stomach acid. Besides the fatal mistakes, side effects and possible kidney damage, drugs often ignore the real cause of the problem. Instead, the focus of chiropractic care is on the integrity of your nervous system. A thorough examination helps locate areas of nervous system compromise. The moving bones of the spine are common culprits. Then, specific chiropractic adjustments help reduce these interferences. The intent is to restore your body's ability to regulate and heal itself. Without drugs. Without surgery. Chiropractic is simple. It's natural. It honors the wisdom of your body. And it has helped millions enjoy relief and better health for more than a century.
The fitness boom was launched in America in the early 1980s by a small group of celebrities, including Jane Fonda, who recognized the importance of exercise for long-term health and well-being.
Although their methods were flawed, their vision was important. Over the past 30 years the notion of fitness as a valuable end in itself has persisted in the public consciousness. But for the most part, people do not take action on their own behalf in this critical area.
In a typical scenario, a person will finally decide to begin a plan to shed the 30 or more pounds of excess weight he or she has been carrying around for too many years to count. In a whirlwind of activity, the person joins a gym, buys a pair of snazzy cross-trainers, stylish new workout shorts, and tank tops, and even purchases 10 grueling sessions with a personal trainer. After this initial burst of enthusiasm, the typical fitness-seeking person will lose interest in 30 days. Health clubs across the globe rake in their profits from new member initiation fees, knowing full well that most new gym members discontinue their efforts within four to six weeks.
But fitness matters. And from an even broader perspective, lifestyle matters. In 2007, heart disease, cancer, cerebrovascular disease (including stroke and hypertension), and pulmonary disease accounted for more than 60% of the 2.4 million deaths in the United States.1 It is now well-recognized that each of these diseases and conditions is specifically a lifestyle disease. With respect to cancer, less than 10% of cases are due to an inherited condition. The rest are a result of lifestyle choices such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption. overweight and obesity, and lack of exercise.2
With respect to your long-term health, one key action step is to engage in regular vigorous exercise. If you haven't exercised in many years, daily walks are a good way to begin your life-long exercise program. Start with a modest 10-minute walk and build up over six to eight weeks to a daily 30-minute walk. Once you're walking 30 minutes a day, gradually increase your daily pace. When you've achieved a quick 30-minute daily pace and can maintain your schedule comfortably, you may begin to alternate strength-training workouts with your walks.
Fitness is not only a critical lifestyle enhancer, it is also a state of mind. People who are fit want to stay fit. A person who becomes fit usually discovers that he has begun to choose healthy food rather than junk. Frosted doughnuts, candy bars, and twisted ropes of raspberry-flavored sugar lose their allure and appeal. Organic trail mix, organic apples, and protein smoothies become preferred snacks. Persons who take on a fitness lifestyle find themselves losing weight, naturally and easily. No stress-inducing diets. No drastic weight loss. The pounds just fall away because the person is exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.3
Now-fit people never want to put that weight back on again. The healthy lifestyle becomes the preferred lifestyle.
1Xu J, et al: Deaths. Final data for 2007. Natl Vital Stat Rep 58(19), May 20, 2010 2Kirkegaard H, et al: Association of adherence to lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective Danish cohort study. Brit Med J October 26, 2010 (Epub ahead of print) 3Brietzke SA: A personalized approach to metabolic aspects of obesity. Mt Sinai J Med 77(5):499-510, 2010
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Here is why you need to stick to your daily walking routine or to start walking from today itself:
If you have spent any time in the office at all, you realize that I do not adjust you the same way every time you come to the office. You also realize that I do not adjust the same areas every time I adjust you. I’m sure you realize that there are many different areas I could adjust and that the combination of possibilities is enormous.
What you may not realize is that there are many different ways a subluxation could be adjusted depending on the chiropractic technique that I judge would be best for you. It should be obvious to you that we would never use the same technique on a healthy 25 year old man that we would use on a 3 month old infant or one of our senior citizen patients. Everyone is adjusted in a way that is best suited for them and we have the ability to change techniques to customize our adjusting of you. In fact, there are 3 major types of chiropractic adjustive techniques for me to choose from.
One approach is based on the bone and its misaligned position in the spine. These techniques require us to actually move the spinal bone from where it is towards where it should be. Sometimes this type of adjustment is done by hand and sometimes with an instrument. Sometimes it is performed with a quick motion and other times a special table is used. In all cases, the approach we use is the one that is both most effective and most comfortable for the patient.
A second type of chiropractic technique is more muscle based. These approaches require us to place you in a very specific position prior to the adjustment so that the muscles are doing more work and we can, in turn, do less and accomplish the same result.
A third category of chiropractic technique is more subtle than either of these other approaches for people who require a very soft-touch approach. Even though bone is not moved in the adjustment directly, these techniques are very effective in assisting you to move the bone through your activities of daily living.
Our desire is to get the best results with the least strain on either of our parts.