Archive for August 2022

Fixing Upper Pain: Causes, Your Stretches and Muscle Building Exercises to be Pain-free. @Gibson Aug. ’22. Crooked Spine Show

Upper back pain can come from many sources.  This workshop explains the causes and how to fix it through exercises. Also, you will understand how posture plays a role in the cause and correction of your upper back. Check it out.

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Upper back pain causes:

-poor posture 

-accidents/trauma (recent or past without proper recovery) 


-change in physical stress (having a baby, job change, starting/changing your working out) 

Upper back pain effects: 

-local pain

-chest tightness: pain with breathing 

-shoulder pain 

-neck, lower back pain. 

How to diagnose: 

-physical exam 

-posture check (weak or tight muscles)


(18:40) Your stretch exercises:

-Lying down/face up/arms overhead


-corner stretch. 

Your strength exercises:

-elbows to the side, water bottles out

-wall push-up

-reverse fly (bent over)

Daily posture awareness. 

-standing/walking (wall pasture check)

-sitting posture check

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Guidance To Become a Top-Notch, Self-Advocate for Your Health. By guest writer, Camille Johnson

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Guidance To Become a Top-Notch Self-Advocate for Your Health

Despite the efforts of government agencies and private institutions, health care can be a complicated and confusing area. You don’t have to feel defeated when soliciting the best medical attention available. Try these recommendations to secure excellent care so you can enjoy a long and healthy life.

Create a Filing System

You get more support from your health care providers and better understand your treatments and costs when your records are organized and ready for medical visits. A survey of physicians found that doctors wish patients would keep better track of notes from visits, treatments, and procedures.

A cabinet with hard copies is an option for your medical documents, but you can access records quickly from anywhere with a free online tool to store your medical images and x-rays in one file. As you receive new documents and pictures, you can upload them to the cloud from your device, merge them with the existing information, and download a new file for viewing. This goes for video as well; you can use tools that can quickly combine videos related to your health or medical conditions you have. Not only are they easier to upload to the cloud, but you won’t have to share multiple files with your doctor if they’re requested.

Start Living More Healthfully

Preventive maintenance is less expensive and leads to a longer life than trying to correct ailments with medication and treatment. Your health care team will appreciate your efforts to apply their advice and work more collaboratively with you.

Avoid crash diets and focus on eating nutritious foods in modest amounts for slow weight loss. Support your body with adequate sleep. If you struggle to get enough exercise because of a busy work schedule, use the stairs instead of the elevator and enjoy a walk while on your lunch break. You can also improve your posture and take a brief hiatus during the day for balance and posture exercises.

Ask the Right Questions

Talking down to your health staff or questioning every decision while suggesting the latest trend or treatment in advertisements could make your relationship adversarial. Research how to communicate effectively with your doctor and tackle problems as a team. Acknowledge their role as a professional, but don’t be afraid to ask valid questions about concerns, such as conflicts between medications and possible side effects.

Remain calm when questioning a statement your doctor makes. Prepare queries ahead of visits and arrive early so you can speak confidently and tactfully when you disagree with something.

Switch Providers When Necessary

If your doctor makes you feel uncomfortable or unsupported, never hesitate to find another physician you can collaborate with. Other reasons for changing a doctor include a move, change of insurance, or adjustment in your health care needs. While you may want to continue with your current provider out of convenience, regularly review your circumstances to ensure you are receiving optimal care.

Find a reliable and compassionate practitioner by reading online reviews and asking for referrals from friends and family. Your current doctor can likely provide a stellar recommendation if you’re leaving on good terms. You don’t have to inform your doctor if you decide to change health care accommodations, so never feel pressured to sacrifice your health for someone else’s feelings.

Find a Partner

You can learn more about being a better advocate by assisting a friend or family member during their medical visits. Assist your loved one with the aforementioned items and have them do the same for you. Your partner can accompany you to treatments and checkups and serve as an extra set of ears and eyes.

You have one life to live, so make yours the best possible with attentiveness to your health. Work hard as a self-advocate and reap the benefits of prioritizing your health care.

Related Videos:

Podcast YouTube Playlist of Healthcare Advocates

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How Melissa Klepacki helps her Clients with Toxin Removal, Sleeplessness, Dehydration, “the other end” and more. Crooked Spine Show

Do you look for your health practitioners with as much detail as when buying a car or home? Usually not. Melissa Klepacki has the knowledge and experience to help you find the right practitioner, and help you live a better quality of life. She is a phenomenal health coach and enjoys giving away health tips on social media and I especially like her Today’s Health Tip podcast (links below). These four topics I picked from her plethora of knowledge will help you get and stay healthy now:

1.Could it be mold exposure or Biotoxin Illness (like Lyme disease)?

2.Sleep – why it’s crucial to detox.

3.Hydration – what kind of water matters!

4.What comes out the other end tells your health story.

5. Fixing your five pillars of health. Let’s listen in and keep our bodies healthy.

Connect with Melissa K.– (checkout her free wellness assessment & mold illness questionnaire)

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(3:20) Melissa’s knowledge & experience in becoming a Integrative Health Practitioner for her clients.

(4:50) Understanding Lyme Disease & Biotoxin Illness Recovery from chemicals, mold, ticks, etc.

(15:30) Pooping: what is healthy regarding frequency, etc.; and what it means.

(18:10) How to your body’s required minerals through water.

(21:10) Melissa’s One-minute Wellness Assessment Questionnaire; How it will help you.

(22:10) The changes you will experience after working with Melissa for 2-3 months.

(26:50) How your better health with lower physical and mental stress.

(29:40) Why working with Melissa can reduce your medication use.

(33:50) Melissa’s takeaways.


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Euclid Chiropractic Newsletter: August 2022

CLICK HERE to see the short video trailer of this Newsletter.

If your in the inland empire, hope your able to stay cool in this summer heat. However, this is not an excuse to stop or not start a health routine. Checkout these videos to keep you motivated.

And feel free to share them with your friends.

And Our last month’s referral basket winner is…Yeon Nam, Nurse at Pomona Valley Hospital.

Thank you for trusting us with the care of your coworkers and friends.

Highlights from this newsletter: Ray and Jason’s pain recovery stories; Have migraines? Courtney explains these lifestyle changes to help; Sara and Anastasia tells us the right exercises to lower stress; Learn low back pain recovery exercises in this workshop; Chronic illness help with Suzan; Rick’s advice for pain relief; Molie’s steps to starting a health plan; and a posture recovery workshop.

Watch the videos by going to the playlist links below.

Let’s get and stay health my friends😊

I. Patient Stories Playlist

I. Health Tips from the Experts playlist

I. Workshops playlist

I. Interviews playlist

I. Podcast playlist


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Adjusting Your Food Choices to Get and Stay Healthy. Guest Alicia Marie, founder of I Am Wellness. Crooked Spine Show

Why don’t we all eat at McDonalds everyday? It’s 2022 we know that long-term these type of cheap fast foods can make us feel and look unhealthy; and cause disease. Alicia Marie, NP, founder of ‘I Am Wellness’ health consulting. She will explain how she helps her clients learn to eat better to recover from chronic disease, look good, and eat to stay healthy.

Connect with Alicia—

Free CORE Food Plan guide:

Checkout Alicia’s recent magazine article:

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(4:10) Why Alicia found a passion in functional medicine.

(6:20) Customizing a food plan.

(8:00) How the SAD American Diet causes so many chronic diseases.

(11:40) This mindset will help you achieve your goals.

(13:00) The Benefits of a Coach/accountability partner.

(19:00) Food allergy vs. sensitivity.

(21:30) Is investing in your health justified?

(23:10) Balancing supplements with nutrient defense foods.

(25:15) Meal planning to prevent waste and over eating; when are meal prep program worth the cost?

(30:30) Get your Free Core Food Guide (see link above).

(33:00) Become your own Health Advocate.

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Looking for Scoliosis Help?

How is it diagnosed? 

Which treatments work? 

Can it cause neck pain or back pain? 

Both the medical and chiropractic profession use x-rays (as shown below) to know if you have true Scoliosis. 

The left image shows a front, upper back view that curves in an “S-shape” instead of a normal straight spine. 

In the right image shows the front view of the  pelvis and hips tilted to the right, but the spine above the pelvis is slight bending the left instead of being a level pelvis/hips. 

When the X-rays show a true scoliosis, it can cause body pains and breathing problems. 

Medically the majority of treatment is a “wait & see” approach to see if it self resolves. This lapse in time can worsen the scoliosis where it can be #irreversible, and require #surgery. 

The chiropractic approach allow immediate #adjustments to re-align the bones to return balance to the pelvis/hips and straightening of the upper back. Then guidance in #posture and home #exercises can help the scoliosis resolve. 


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