Shiny and new

Shiny and new

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on my pregnancy and life since my baby was born.  Outside of the obvious miracle of giving birth to my beautiful daughter, labor and delivery were pretty straightforward. I read books about pregnancy and childbirth, but I never really considered what happens after that. Pregnancy was difficult for me both physically and mentally, so I thought if I could get through that and natural childbirth surely I could handle the aftermath. I was wrong.

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When you look but don't SEE

When you look but don't SEE


I have a confession to make.  I have been distracted.  Not distracted in my work, but distracted in my life.  The only moments I have felt focused are in my treatment room, with my eyes closed, working with a patient.  I have seen best with my eyes closed. I don't know how many times lately I have found myself looking at people but not seeing them.  What a huge space there is between looking at a person and seeing a person. 
 

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Decompression vs. Surgery

Decompression vs. Surgery

Do you or someone you know suffer from chronic low back pain or neck pain caused by sciatic pain, spinal stenosis or a herniated/bulging disc? If so, Accu Spina IDD Therapy® (otherwise known as spinal decompression), may be the treatment option for you. Many patients that suffer from low back/neck  issues are faced with very few options when they go to see their medical doctor or surgeon. When you go to your M.D. after suffering from a herniated disc you will have an MRI to determine where the bulge is.

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What in the world is Decompression?

What in the world is Decompression?

Many of you who have been to the office over the past 2 weeks may have noticed a big machine while walking to Dr. Amanda’s room and wondered what it is used for. It is an Accu-Spina IDD Therapy® machine, otherwise known as a spinal decompression table. It is an excellent treatment option for patients who are suffering from neck or low back issues.

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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

Whenever someone has asked me in the past why I became a chiropractor my answer has been a pretty uninspiring one.  My answer has been, "I worked for a chiropractor in high school, I thought it was cool, I majored in something else and did other things and then came back to chiropractic because something about it resonated with me."  That's it, in a nutshell.  I've never thought a whole lot more about it.  This is what I do, this is what I love, and that has been enough.

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Garlic lemonade and staying well this flu season

Garlic lemonade and staying well this flu season

It's cold and flu season again and I swear it has come earlier than usual to our house. We have already been through hand, foot and mouth and a nasty, nasty cold and it's just the beginning of December! I will give some credit to my kids though, usually when they get sick, they cycle through it pretty quickly.  We don't get a cough or congestion that sticks around for months (knock on wood).  

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Prenatal Depression. It's a thing.

Prenatal Depression. It's a thing.

Dr. Brogan was talking about checking B12, Vitamin D, thyroid levels (and some other things I don't remember) and about healing the gut to heal depression. Depression not only post partum but in all stages of life.  Looking back at the other times in my life when I have felt that way, it totally makes sense.  Regardless of the emotional stress that was going on at the time, hormonally and bacterially, something was off that I was blaming on my mind. 

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The things I take for granted

The things I take for granted

Doing dishes last night I was listening to my kids laughing and splashing while daddy gave them a bath.  For the second time that day I thought, "man, I wish this stage lasted forever."  My babies are innocent and loving and such bright little lights and I completely take it for granted.  

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