10 Minute Daily Fuel 002: Focus

Overview:    Dr. Matthew Eisen points out how ‘Focus’ is the key and foundation for success.  Focus keeps us undistracted and allows us to move directly towards our goals and dreams.  Listen as Dr. Matthew Eisen educates, empowers and entertains you on the importance of staying Focused in life and in business to reach to the next level.

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10 Minute Daily Fuel 001: The Reference Show

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Chiropractic

 

With the explosion of technology over the last 30 years (smartphones, tablets, laptops and personal computers), it is no wonder that we are seeing a rise with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) cases.  CTS is also called “Repetitive Trauma Disorder” or “Overuse Syndrome”.  It occurs when the median nerve of the wrist is irritated or compressed, many times by the subluxation of the carpal bones.

The wrist is formed by 8 carpel bones with some creating a tunnel like structure (the carpal tunnel).  Through this tunnel, the median nerve and 9 tendons pass through.  Symptoms of CTS include pain, numbness and/or tingling, and weakness of the wrist, hand, and fingers.  Sometimes it is so severe that it will awaken the sufferer during the night.  CTS can affect anybody that does repetitive tasks with their hands i.e.:  secretaries, carpenters, computer workers, musicians, assembly line workers or anyone who uses the previously said technologies on a consistent basis.

The medical approach for CTS has included drugs, cortisone, splints, and surgery, yet all have shown a poor success rate.  As a result of the poor medical outcomes, Robert Mendelsohn, M.D. concluded:  “Since the medical treatment for this condition is so often unsatisfactory, I have for years been recommending that my patients consult muscle and joint therapy specialists (like Chiropractors).”

A number of researchers who found spinal nerve root irritation in patients which had carpel tunnel or ulnar-neuropathy have documented the relationship between spinal health and carpel tunnel syndrome.  Other researchers have shown that nerve compression in the neck can block the flow of nutrition to the nerves in the wrist.  This will increase the chance of injury.  Yet another researcher found that out of 1,000 cases of CTS a large number of these sufferers had bad neck arthritis, thus supporting the connection that in many cases – the issues of the sufferer does not stem from the wrist, but from the neck.  We have see hundreds of these cases in our clinic over the years.  A patient will come in with CTS symptoms and with Chiropractic adjustments of the Cervical Spine, the patient’s symptoms reduce or are eliminated.  Our success rate of CTS has been so high, I often wonder how this may be the case for the poor medical outcomes – as they treat the symptoms of CTS (wrist) and we find the cause (cervical spine subluxation correction).

The treatment by a Doctor of Chiropractic is to perform a gentle and specific Adjustment to gently realign the cervical spine or one of the subluxated eight bones (the scaphoid specifically is the most common subluxated carpal bone)of the wrist to reduce the never interference, irritation and swelling.  When the swelling decreases, so do the carpal tunnel symptoms.  With proper care, the bones and nerves to the wrist and the neck will function properly for many years to come.  Chiropractic treatment for this ailment is often a first choice because it is non-invasive, gentle, drug free, and surgery free.  The aim of the treatment is to move the joints into position so they can work as they were designed to and allow your nerves to function with no interference.  Once the joints are properly aligned, the stress in the area is lessened and the pain and numbness are relieved.

In light of what is known about CTS, anyone suffering from it should see a chiropractor to ensure that their spine is free of spinal subluxations.  A chiropractic spinal adjustment may make the difference between a pain free wrist and spinal surgery.

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

Is it Really Medicine vs. Chiropractic?

     I have this conversation about a dozen times a year, whether it be with someone in the community, friends and new patients.  First let me begin by saying – this is NOT a ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ article.  I believe that all doctors (MD, DO, DC, NPM, DPT, etc.) should ALWAYS work together for what is in the best interest of the patient – period!  Our approach as Doctors of Chiropractic is more natural in nature (no pun intended).  Modern medical treatments do save lives and is necessary in our modern society, but unfortunately many have become dependant on treating all ailments with drugs, no matter how small the issue is.  We as holistic doctors believe that the body was created to heal on its own and that a natural approach (proper nutrition, fitness, mindset and Chiropractic adjustments) keep the body in optimal functioning and reducing the need of excess drugs and surgery.

I do feel though, that there is a lack of understanding on what Chiropractic and an Alternative lifestyle provides, especially considering we are brought up indoctrinated in this modern medical society.  In addition, once there is a clear understanding of what chiropractic does for human health, people see clearly how chiropractic is not in competition with what medicine does.

Medicine is the best health care system we have for crisis care.  It has prided itself on the fact that people with health crises live longer than they have in the past.  This is clearly a significant development in health care today.

Medicine takes most of its criticism over the issue of long-term health care, especially long-term drug use.  It has been shown repeatedly in the last decade through various research reports that long-term health care belongs more in the realm of natural methods.  An increasing number of medical professionals are saying that there is a need to move away from drugs for long-term health and to move to methods that are more natural.  Organizations like the World Health Organization, The United Nations, and local governments say openly that the wave of health care in the future is dealing with health care methods that build a stronger body. They suggest a move away from the current focus on crises health care.

If medical doctors of the future are better educated about the successes of natural methods of Chiropractic, it will take away this conflict of Chiropractic versus Medicine.   If someone’s health has failed and they experience a heart attack, I am very glad that we have a system of paramedics and medical doctors to keep that person alive.   However, if someone is involved with natural methods of healthcare they have a dramatic decrease in the risk of having a heart attack in the first place. They would also experience a decreased risk of many other health crises.  As a result, people who use natural health methods have a stronger, healthier body and a higher quality of life throughout those earlier years as well.

Chiropractic prides itself on the fact that proactive care leads to healthier people.  These people experience a decrease in many different diseases and health problems as life progresses.

Chiropractic is based on the premise that we all have a brain and nervous system that holds all the information needed to have a perfectly healthy body.  Health problems exist because there are blockages in how this information is allowed to get to the body for it to heal itself.  Chiropractic care is based on the idea that we look for the blockages to how our nervous system is supposed to communicate with our bodies and remove these blockages.

As Dr. Deepak Chopra has said: “All we need to do to have perfect health is to remove the interferences to how our body is supposed to work.  We do not need to add unnatural substances.”

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

Asthma and Chiropractic

      During an asthmatic attack the bronchioles become swollen, go into spasm and fill with mucus.  Asthmatics feel as if the lungs are being strangled.  They struggle to get air into their lungs and once in, the air is trapped behind the mucus and then it’s nearly impossible to exhale!  Asthmatics struggle for every breath, literally gasping and wheezing for life.

The standard medical approach offers no cure for asthma, bronchitis or emphysema.  Patients are told to avoid physical or emotional irritants and given temporary relief with drugs like cortisone and bronchodilator inhalers.  These drugs may cause severe side effects including addiction.  Sadly, heavy uses of common asthma drugs have been linked to a greater risk of death for asthmatic patients.  Many people with respiratory ailments feel condemned to a lifetime of taking drugs.  Others are looking for a better way, and are turning to the drugless healing of Chiropractic.

Chiropractic benefits for asthma and respiratory problems are becoming more common place in our society as more and more people are experiencing the positive effects from care.

A Chiropractor’s objective is to first locate all areas of nerve interference (which is caused from Subluxations) and then set a plan to remove them all.  Many times this nerve interference is directly correlated to the nerve supply needed for lung function.

The fact that nearly half of all children with asthma will become symptom free before they become adults (“they grow out of it”) demonstrates that the body has a natural healing ability which is capable of affecting the course of the disease.  There is an intimate connection between the spinal column, the nervous system and our lungs.  We have an innate intelligence within our nervous systems that continually regenerates our bodies only if the messages can travel from the brain through our spine and to the rest of our body.

If you or a family member suffers with asthma and would like the opportunity to stop the chronic use of drugs call us to begin living a healthier life.

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

ADHD and Chiropractic

     The first issue to deal with is the occurrence of ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).  There are numerous children given this diagnosis in our society.  One study showed that 1 in 20 children in North America are diagnosed with ADHD while one in 2000 in Great Britain.  Are our kids worse than kids in Great Britain?   I don’t think so.  The European tendency is to give more weight to social causes and a reluctance to rely on medication.

The International Narcotics Control Board found numerous regions in North America where up to 20% of all students were diagnosed with ADHD and were on Ritalin or other psychotropic drugs.  They also documented that 80% of these were in boys.

A study done at McGill University showed that 75% of the children diagnosed with ADHD were tested by laypeople and not by health care professionals.  These laypeople informed the doctors of the diagnosis and asked that the children be placed on Ritalin or other psychotropic drugs.  This in itself should be alarming.

How many children right now are on these drugs in our community needlessly? How many are potentially in harm’s way?  How many of the kids are normal-developing children that parents and teachers just cannot keep up with?  Are we drugging these children because we can’t move at their pace?  Are we simply slowing down their brains with drugs, just so we can keep up?

Many children have food or environmental allergies that parents are not aware of.  Apart from the changed behaviour, there are other common symptoms associated with ADHD; sinus congestion, headaches, asthma, frequent colds, constipation, etc.  Referral for testing needs to be a part of care for these children.

These children usually have had some type of early life trauma to their spine that has created subluxations.  These subluxations block off nerve supply from the brain to the body and decrease vital communication for proper body function and activity.  All children, especially those diagnosed with ADHD, need to have a spinal exam to determine their level of nerve function.

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

The Triangle of Life

In my office, many times I demonstrate health by using the simple shape of a triangle.  Friends say I should use a square as it has four equal sides and angles to demonstrate the ultimate equilibrium or homeostasis of the body, functioning and the subsequent result of health.  The four corners could be likened to the four pillars of health (nutrition, fitness, body biomechanics and positive mindset).   Other friends say I should use the circle as in life, everything comes ‘360’ meaning if you eat crap, move like crap or treat your body like crap –  you yield sickness, disease and a early demise.

In support of the triangle, I propose life and health are simpler than a square and a circle.  How so?  Well, in my 12 years of private practice I have found that patients are either moving towards health or away from health.  There is no middleground.  There is no plateau.  It is that simple.  Your moving up or down – it’s based on your life choices.

If you take care of your health: upwards movement from the base (time), you will have a larger peak.  That is until God decides to take you home (ultimate decline) of which you can not stop.  Now you can make your triangle as big as you want which would equal a better quality and quantity of health and life.  Otherwise a life of poor choices will typically have a smaller triangle of life compared to your optimal potential triangle.  Meaning that the better you care for yourself the closer you will reach the largest size of your optimal potential triangle.

I believe God wants you to achieve this.  However every decision of ill health, will cut your apex earlier and cause a steady decline and ultimately shortening your triangle’s base (time on this Earth).

Am I getting too deep for you?

Good.  Now what if you choose to ignore health and ‘just live your life?’  In fact, if you choose to ignore your health – that itself is a choice of self destruction.  We were created to eat, move and prosper.  We were not created to stay static and motionless.  Yet if you eat garbage, have a sedentary lifestyle and ignore the maintenance of your body, your triangle will most definitely shrink.

What if you compare your triangle to another person’s triangle?  Guess what?  This doesn’t work, because only God can gauge the optimal triangle potential of each person. Thus forget comparing yourself to others and focus on being the best YOU possible.  Keep moving forward, upward and make your Triangle of Health as large as you possible can!

 

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

Inflammation – A Precursor to Cancer

Inflammation is a localized physical condition where part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.  This is a normal bodily response to stop the spread of injury or infection.  However, when triggers like toxicity causes an inflammatory response and there are no foreign bodies that the body recognizes to fight off, this is a condition known as a autoimmune disease (the body’s normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues).

In the study of of Cancer and other diseases (Leaky Gut, IBS, etc.) inflammation is pegged as one of the first symptoms or triggers.  Inflammation can be caused by hormonal imbalances, poor diet (sugar, bad fats, gluten, etc.), stress, toxicity, and viruses.

A study done by Washington University School of Medicine, found that the most aggressive breast cancer tumors were responding to anti-inflammatory drugs.  When they used anti-inflammatory medications with the most aggressive breast cancer tumors, they were able to slow down the growth and spreading of the Cancer.

Understand that these drugs take a heavy toll on your liver, your kidneys and your immune system.  A natural alternative to anti-inflammatory meds could be the consumption of Curcumin, Omega 3, Proteolytic Enzymes, Aloe Vera and Ginger.  I talk a lot in my office with many patients on the benefit of following an anti-inflammatory diet.  This is where you consume a lot of healthy fats (coconut oil, avocados, wild caught Pacific fish), minimal to moderate proteins, and healthy carbs (mainly veggies, cruciferous greens – kale, spinach and raw nuts and seeds).  You will want to also stop eating pro-inflammatory foods like sugar, heavy carbs (breads, pasta, etc.), gluten and bad fats.  Also, performing Intermittent Fasting is one of the best ways to help decrease inflammation, stimulate immune system and help your body to heal, repair and regenerate.

 

 

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

Support School Spinal Scoliosis Screenings?

Since the 1970s, school nurses have performed annual health screenings of school-age children looking for scoliosis due to some families in our country who unfortunately had a poor access to health care.  As a result, state boards of education made it a mandate that school nurses screen for scoliosis each year.

Unfortunately, these spinal exams are not performed by spinal specialists like Doctors of Chiropractic who spend many years studying the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of spinal related disorders.  If this was the case, I believe more children would be recommended for necessary Chiropractic care in the attempt to alleviate spinal disorders including scoliosis.

Not all cases of scoliosis can be fixed with Chiropractic care.  Some cases exist where the scoliosis was brought on by congenital issues (malformation of a vertebrae) or an extreme example of an abnormal curvature of the spine.  Recent research indicates that pathological tension on the spinal cord causes a rotatory movement of the spine to release pressure off the central nervous system may be a cause of this, but more studies are necessary.  Some of these cases calls for medical intervention (based on the amount of spinal angle degrees) like bracing or worst case scenario involves surgery like the placement of a titanium steel rod to help prevent the curve from getting any worse.  Why are the medical surgeons worried?

Too much of a spinal scoliosis can choke off nerve communication from the brain and the body’s cells, tissues and organs.  They are worried that the extreme scoliosis can lead to organ failure.  The good news is that this type of scoliosis is rare.  In my opinion most people develop a mild level of structural scoliosis due to living life – playing sports, injuries, repetitive poor posture positions and other activities can strain the body to a point where muscle imbalance arises, inflammation flares and the spine adapts to a new positional state.

That is why as Chiropractors, we work on realigning the spinal vertebrae with the use of X-Rays measurements, palpation and specific vector-planned Chiropractic adjustments.  In my years, I have helped several scoliosis patient’s improve their spinal angles.  I always mention how if you have a physical problem, like a vertebrae out of alignment due to life’s stressors – no chemical, potion or lotion will move that bone and you need a physical solution like a Chiropractic Adjustment to fix this situation.

If you want to perform some basic scoliosis exams at home, I recommend visiting this webpage for further details.

I do recommend that if you do suffer with a scoliosis, seeking the opinion of well qualified health care physician is important to rule out the worst case scenario.  If Chiropractic becomes part of your treatment plan for pain relief and attempting to correct the scoliosis (even a mild improvement helps ease pressure off the nerves and allows for better body functioning), then seek our a well qualified Chiropractor with years of experience and one who will take X-Rays to make the necessary measurements.

I do not profess to be a Scoliosis Expert, but I have taken advanced continual educational classes in Scoliosis treatments that showed me newer ways to treat such conditions (based on the teachings of the CLEAR Institute).  Call us if you live in the northern Atlanta areas (offices in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA).  Otherwise, if you do have a moderate to severe Scoliosis I would recommend to contact the CLEAR Institute.

 

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

Where are Your Subluxations?

     Doctors of Chiropractic are the only doctors trained to detect and correct vertebral subluxations.  A subluxation is when two vertebrae become misaligned from life, work and play; which then causes nerve interference between the brain and body communication.  This may result in symptoms, sickness, inflammation and disease.

To have a better understanding of where subluxations are in your spine helps one understand the potential health problems you can possibly suffer from.

There are four basic regions in your spine: the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions.  Each region is important to allow crucial nerve messages to be relayed from your brain through our spinal cord and then to important tissues, organs, or systems.

Different nerves in the cervical region (neck) are responsible for how our lungs work, different nerves in the thoracic region (mid back) are responsible for how our stomach and intestinal system functions, different nerves in the lumbar region (low back) are responsible for how our reproductive systems function, and different nerves in the sacral region (buttocks) are responsible for how our lower limbs function.

When we have these messages blocked off we have a high probability of having that part of the body fail.  The unfortunate reality of having spinal nerve interference is that roughly 90% of everything in your body we are designed not to feel.  That means 90% of all body dysfunction we are incapable of feeling or knowing it is occurring by using our senses.

     This divides people into two different health categories in this world:

  • Those who only deal with health when they have symptoms. These people end up ignoring how the vast majority of their body functions.  We now know that these people have a shorter life span and a lower quality of health while they are on this planet.

 

  • Those who realize that dealing with whole body function throughout a life time allows for a higher quality of life, a longer life span, and as a result a lot more enjoyment in life. When a person has their nervous system feeding all the tissues, organs, and systems of their body at its maximum level it becomes obvious how they feel, smile, are energized, are healthy, and participate in life at higher levels.

If you want to be in this second group – have your nervous system checked now by calling our office for an appointment.

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“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)