Van Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center Blog

 

Your Genes and Recovery from Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injuries

Did you know that genetic testing can reveal challenges your brain can have when healing from a concussion? Whether your child is about to enter into a contact sport or you are having difficulty recovering from an automobile accident, genetic testing can reveal the support your brain needs to heal and recover. How can your genes affect your ability to recover from head injuries? Cellular inflammation potential. After a head injury, your body will begin to heal the damaged cells, ...
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Neurotransmitter Genetic Testing

Are you at a Higher Risk for Neurotransmitter Imbalances? Genetic Testing Offers Answers and Healthy Solutions! Neurotransmitters allow for thought and communication throughout the billions of neurons in your body. There are both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. Excitatory neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine and epinephrine, stimulate the brain, triggering motivation, focus, anxiety, stress, and more. To balance out excitatory neurotransmitters, there are inhibitory neurotransmitters, such as GABA, serotonin and dopamine. Inhibitory neurotransmitters allow the brain to calm and often become low ...
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Vitamin D and Cognitive Memory Decline

Could a Vitamin D Deficiency affect Cognitive Ability and Memory? A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology echoes a growing number of studies that demonstrate an association between a Vitamin D deficiency and both memory and cognitive decline. Researchers assessed the Vitamin D blood levels of 382 elderly participants every year for five years. They also assessed episodic and semantic memory, executive function and visual perception though a battery of cognitive tests each year. Participants ...
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Infant Chiropractic Care

Plagiocephaly: Flat Head Syndrome in Infants

Plagiocephaly is a deformity of the skull causing asymmetrical distortions of the one or both sides of the skull. Originally believed to be only a cosmetic issue, now it is realized this structural skull problem can lead to developmental difficulties, sensory motor challenges and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Some early Indications your child has a cranial problem? Inability or limited ability to turn head equally Torticollis Poor sleep patterns Infantile colic Ear infections Repetitive vomiting after feeding Strabismus or crossed eyes ...
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GO AWAY NEGATIVE THOUGHTS!!!

Constantly Having Negative Thoughts? Get Outside and Talk a Walk! A National Academy of Sciences study found that people who took a 90-minute walk outdoors reported decreased rumination. Rumination is when individuals have repetitive negative thoughts focused on themselves. Rumination is also a known risk factor for mental illness. The study also found improved regulation of the subgenual prefrontal cortex (sgPFC), an area of the brain that has been shown in additional studies to be associated with social and behavioral ...
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Break Time Thoracic/Midback Stretches

Do you suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and soreness in your thoracic/midback area? In this week’s blog, we will discuss the second stretch of our best thoracic stretches for chronic back pain series. Chronic midback pain has become a daily reality for many people. Take your next break at work or home and perform some of these stretches yourself. You’ll begin to see a difference with midback pain at the end of your workday! This second thoracic/midback stretch isolates your ...
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Break Time Thoracic/Midback Stretches

Do you suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and soreness in your thoracic/midback area? In this week’s blog, we will discuss the first stretch of our best thoracic stretches for chronic back pain series. Chronic midback pain has become a daily reality for many people. Take your next break at work or home and perform some of these stretches yourself. You’ll begin to see a difference with midback pain at the end of your workday! This first thoracic/midback stretch isolates your ...
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/ / Blogroll, neck pain, posture, stress

Methylation

The topic of methylation is getting its fair share of attention lately, and rightfully so. Methylation is a biochemical process involving addition of a methyl group to a substrate. Methylation has over 200 functions with the body. When optimal methylation occurs, it is responsible for mitochondrial function and cellular energy, cell division, recovery and turnover, immune regulation, neurotransmitter production and synchronization, detoxification, DNA and RNA production, gene regulation, hormone regulation, myelination and much more. Methylation deficiency can play a role ...
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Break Time Neck Stretches/Exercises-Part Three

Do you suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and soreness in your neck? ? In this week’s blog, we will discuss the third and final stretch of our best neck stretches/exercises for chronic neck pain series. Chronic neck pain has become a daily reality for many people, especially those who spend most of their day working at a computer under high stress. The risk is especially high for those who sit in poor posture, with the head in a flexed forward ...
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Break Time Neck Stretches/Exercises-Part Two

Do you suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and soreness in your neck? ? In this week’s blog, we will discuss the second of our best neck stretches/exercises that we send home with our Chiropractic patients to support their adjustments. Chronic neck pain has become a daily reality for many people, especially those who spend most of their day working at a computer under high stress. The risk is especially high for those who sit in poor posture, with the head ...
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/ / Blogroll, neck pain, posture, stress
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