Instrument Adjusting

Instrument Adjusting

By: Craig Anderson, D.C.

 

We offer a low force adjusting option that sometime is exactly what is needed.  The Activator uses the least amount of force to get fantastic movement improvement into the spine.

To learn more visit: activator.com

Dr. Anderson

$20 New Patient Special

$20 New Patient Special

You would never know it by looking at me, but I’m old enough to have been in practice for 20 years.  I’ll give you a moment to get over the surprise…

Okay, now that has settled in.  We have opened up 20 new patient slots per month for new patients for $20.

This new patient visit is my complete new visit process.  Consultation, examinations and xrays if needed – my usual charge is $175 for this visit.  This is a great opportunity to help your family and friends find relief and maximize their health with chiropractic.

Of course there is a limit the the number of patients we can see so if you are referring someone, have them call today, 314-292-9065.  We also have a online scheduling options.

Thanks for being a great part of my practice.  I’ll take care of anyone you refer like they were part of the family.  (I love family, by the way).

Dr. Craig Anderson

 

Cholesterol: Can It Go Too Low?

Cholesterol: Can It Go Too Low?

You raise an interesting question. Back in 1994, the American Heart Association Task Force on Cholesterol Issues put out a statement entitled “Very Low Cholesterol and Cholesterol Lowering” which noted that there is an increase in deaths from trauma, cancer, hemorrhagic stroke and respiratory and infectious diseases among those with total cholesterol levels less than 160 mg/dl. However, a substantial portion of those deaths seemed to be due to poor health unrelated to low cholesterol. Since then, several s

Source: Cholesterol: Can It Go Too Low? – DrWeil.com

Pumpkin spice: The strange science behind your craving

Pumpkin spice: The strange science behind your craving

We love pumpkin spice stuff (most of us). This type of spice has been used by people for thousands of years and brings with it some physiological benefits.  This article on CNN.com has a good review of this phenomenon. –Dr. Anderson

Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen awaits her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.

Source: Pumpkin spice: The strange science behind your craving – CNN

Vitamin D Levels and Sleep Disturbance in Hemodialysis Patients

Vitamin D Levels and Sleep Disturbance in Hemodialysis Patients

Probably the most important part of healthy living is getting good sleep.  Without it we will get diseases of all sorts. -Dr. A

Sleep disturbance is a frequent and serious complication of hemodialysis (HD). Low serum vitamin D levels have been associated with sleep quality in non-HD subjects. Our aim was to examine the possible association between serum vitamin D levels and the presence of sleep disturbance in HD patients. We recruited 141 HD patients at the HD center of the First Affiliated Hospital of Jiaxing University during 2014–2015. Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) were determined by the competitive protein-binding assay. Sleep quality was measured using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were recorded. Meanwhile, 117 healthy control subjects were also recruited and underwent measurement of 25(OH)D. Eighty-eight patients (62.4%) had sleep disturbance (PSQI scores ≥ 5). Patients with sleep disturbance showed lower levels of 25(OH)D as compared to those without sleep disturbance (85.6 ± 37.4 vs. 39.1 ± 29.1 nmol/L, p < 0.001). In multivariate analyses, serum levels of 25(OH)D (≤48.0 nmol/L) were independently associated with sleep disturbance in HD patients (OR 9.897, 95% CI 3.356–29.187, p < 0.001) after adjustment for possible variables. Our study demonstrates that low serum levels of vitamin D are independently associated with sleep disturbance in HD patients, but the finding needs to be confirmed in future experimental and clinical studies.

Source: Nutrients | Free Full-Text | Association between Serum Vitamin D Levels and Sleep Disturbance in Hemodialysis Patients

Osteogenic Loading Interview with Mike Baue – Podcast #67

Osteogenic Loading Interview with Mike Baue – Podcast #67

In this episode I have a casual conversation about bone health and a company called OsteoStrong with Mike Baue.  They have developed a way to maintain and gain bone density through a process called osteogenic loading.  Listen below to this episode. We simulcasted on the Healthy Habits Podcast and and on our YouTube Channel.  You can subscribe to the Healthy Habit Podcast here.   -Dr.A

Study: High Fat Saves Lives

Study: High Fat Saves Lives

Every so often a study comes out that breaks the convention. This month a large study of how diet effects mortality was released in the medical Journal, The Lancet. This study looked at over 135,000 people over 10 years.

The bottom line, people eating higher carbohydrates have higher mortality.  Low fat diet also increases mortality.  In other words, people who eat more fat live longer.  The sweet spot for fat is 35% of your total calories.

I quoted the study below.  I did a podcast on this topic a while back called Eating to Get Fat.  I explore why fat does not make you fat.  –Dr. A

 

they found that people eating high quantities of carbohydrates, which are found in breads and rice, had a nearly 30% higher risk of dying during the study than people eating a low-carb diet.

And people eating high-fat diets had a 23% lower chance of dying during the study’s seven years of follow-up compared to people who ate less fat.

The results, say the authors, point to the fact that rather than focusing on fat, health experts should be advising people to lower the amount of carbohydrates they eat. In the study, which involved 135,000 people from 18 different countries, the average diet was made up of 61% carbohydrates, 23% fat and 15% protein. In some countries, like China, south Asia and Africa, however, the amount of carbohydrates in the diet was much higher, at 63% to 67%. More than half of the people in the study consumed high-carbohydrate diets.

Source: Low Carb Diet vs. Low Fat Diet: Research Offers a New Answer | Time.com

Give Chronic Low Back Pain the Boot with Orthotics

Give Chronic Low Back Pain the Boot with Orthotics

Can’t seem to get rid of that low back pain? Your chiropractor can help in multiple ways. In fact, a new study suggests custom orthotics (shoe inserts) are an effective treatment option, alone or in combination with chiropractic care, for relieving pain and improving function in patients with chronic low back pain.

Researchers randomized 225 adult subjects with symptomatic LBP for three months or more into three groups for comparison.Pain and disability were assessed at baseline and re-assessed after six weeks. The shoe orthotic group received custom-made orthotics; the “plus” group received custom orthotics plus chiropractic care (spinal manipulation, hot or cold packs and manual soft-tissue massage); and the “waitlist” group received no intervention until week six of the study, at which time they also received custom orthotics.

After six weeks, shoe orthotic and “plus” patients had experienced significant improvements in pain and function compared to patients receiving no intervention until week six (waitlist group). Comparing the orthotics-only and “plus” groups, the latter a

Source: Give Chronic Low Back Pain the Boot

DEXA Scan for Bone Density or Body Composition

DEXA Scan for Bone Density or Body Composition

Dr. Anderson and his team use DEXA technology when needed to assess whole body bone density or regional problems.  A patient selected for this study will be sent to a local center for the test, results will be resewed with the patient at the next visit.

Our preferred testing facility is Logan University Radiology in Chesterfield, MO. They offer the latest technology at the most affordable price.

Montgomery Health Center
1851 Schoettler Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
636-230-1990

To Learn more about DEXA and bone density by following this link.

 

Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You

Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You

Not as far-fetched as you might think now that The Joint Commission, which currently evaluates and accredits more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs throughout the U.S. – including nearly 90 percent of all U.S. hospitals – has issued revised pain assessment and management standards.

The revised standards,1 effective Jan. 1, 2018, require the commission’s accredited hospitals to “provide nonpharmacologic pain treatment modalities” as a necessary performance element. Chiropractic is included among the potential nondrug treatment options hospitals can utilize to meet the standard, as the commission’s 2015 revision stipulated the inclusion of chiropractic care when it first defined nonpharmacologic approaches to pain management:”Both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies have a role in the management of pain … strategies may include the following: Nonpharmacologic strategies: physical modalities (for example, acupuncture therapy, chiropractic therapy, osteopathic manipulative treatment, massage therapy, and physical therapy), relaxation therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy.” [Italics added]2 The 2017 revised standards do not prohibit commission-accredited hospitals from pharmacologic approaches; however, the standards emphasize safe opioid and non-opioid prescribing and use, patient education on pain management plans of care and the potential side effects of treatment. The standards also make pain assessment and pain management “an organizational priority” to be adopted by hospitals.More information about The Joint Commission is available here.

Source: Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You