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Epigentics: Control your Health | Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

Is staying healthy your choice?

It’s the old debate-is it nature or nurture?

Traditional medicine for decades told us our genetics determine our health. Ir doesn’t matter how much we exercise or worry about nutrition or attitude, our bodies will eventually get sick and need medications; maybe even surgery.

A  new science is debating this philosophy. It is called EPIgenetics.

Recent studies prove that our lifestyle (healthy or not) is a better factor of long-term health.

This is why at Euclid Chiropractic adjustments are only part of the game.

Using specific exercises to improve posture and other healthy life changes can improve your length and quality of your life for years.

As Chiropractors our office treatments will help reduce nerve pain, improve spinal motion and heal spinal disc.

Then your routine exercises outside the office can get you stronger to tolerate your daily stressors.

Being a stronger, relaxed person is more up to you than your doctor will tell you.

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Adjustment “pop” for Neck and back Pain Relief. And Zach’s Review of Euclid Chiropractor

Can chiropractic help you?

Amazing (sometimes scary) how exciting it is to WATCH a professional chiropractic adjustment.

This is Zach’s story.

Zach does physical work.  Only in his late 20’s, Zach runs commercial construction of multilevel buildings. Sometimes being 20+ stories high. 

Sometimes working 7 days a week, 12 hour days.  This can wear anyone down.

Zach does physical work.  Only in his late 20’s, Zach runs commercial construction of multilevel buildings. Sometimes being 20+ stories high.

Your body will become physically and mentally stressed.  Most apprentices quit within the first 30 days.

Zach first came in a few years back in pain. We helped him feel better and stay working.

Now, Zach comes in to STAY feeling well.  He knows chiropractic adjustments keeps him strong and mentally safe.  And Zach can relax when he is not working.

Can chiropractic help you?

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Jose’s Adjustment. Watch and Hear it at Euclid Chiropractic

This is Jose’s second or third adjustment.  His son filmed it.

Jose suffered from back pain and overall body fatigue for several months become coming to our office.  He did not want to take medication for his problem and was eating well.

Jose knew something was wrong.

After seeing our office videos on Facebook and YouTube, he wanted to try an adjustment.

We took x-rays at our office and did a full analysis with Jose.  We found the problem. Jose’s spine was locking up from the physical work he had done for years.  And the long hours driving.  His spine’s position was abnormal that was locking joints and pinching nerves.

This was cause the muscles to stay tight and his body to stay under stress.  Result for Jose was overall body fatigue.

After his first adjustment, Jose felt the difference.  Watch to the end of the video when Jose explains how he feels after this adjustment.

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Patients: What to Expect; Interns: Learn to Care at Euclid Chiropractic

Darlene explains how this chiropractic office works; for patients and interns.

Our office prides itself on providing personal and professional care to our patients.  We choose to help students experience this as interns, and learn the characteristics of caring in healthcare.

Patients get a glimpse of what to expect on your first visit.  From filling out paper work, 

consultation room, 

and then where patients are taken to our in-office x-ray facility. 

As a student Darlene competently explains how we analyze x-rays with patients. 

Great work!

Students are allowed to shadow the doctors during treatment (with patient permission),

and directly help patients with their therapies.

Patients’ responses to integrating students has been amazing.  Patients appreciate the extra attention an intern can give: helping with additional therapies, shortening wait times, and mediating questions between patient and doctor.

After about 7 years of making Euclid Chiropractic a teaching clinic, I have seen the improvement in patient care.  Teaching these students has improved my patient education: x-ray analysis (finding the cause of pain), exercise guidance and health habits creation.

Watch how Darlene experienced personal growth here:

Graduating from Euclid Chiropractic’s Internship – Darlene

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NERVOUS 1st Adjustment. Reaction Expected? Maddie with Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

This Chiropractor enjoys experiencing a person’s first adjustment because…you never know their reaction.

Possibilities: Says, “Ouch”, “What was that!”, “Oh my god!”, “#@#$%*!”, and other language says.

The best is when another person is in the room.  In this case, Maddie’s mom.

Their reaction can be just as entertaining: the “oh my gosh” look??; laughing and others.

And leading up to the adjustment is knowing the problem to be fixed. At our office we first do an x-ray analysis to know where motion needs to improve in the spine, and know the adjustment will be safe.

This could rule in (or rule out) a spinal fracture, disc herniations/bulges, neuropathy, arthritis, dislocations, bone bruises, or anything can cause pain around the spine.

Then the adjustment can make you instantaneously relaxed, less pain, improve your posture, etc.

We hope you get checked by a chiropractor, and know if an adjustment can help you enjoy a better quality of life.

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Graduating from our Euclid Chiropractic internship. Darlene. Our Program.

Most of us know someone who graduate from an institution this spring.  So did we.

Darlene came into our office anxious not to make a mistake, and low level of confidence that she could apply her four years of high school.

Over a period of 4 months, Darlene changed (explained in this video).  Through shadowing the doctors, learning the modalities through the staff, and developing x-rays Darlene became confident in her skills.

She smiled more, talked (most medical students are introverts), and had conversations with patients.

Euclid Chiropractic of Upland has had interns for 5 plus years.  Every semester schools funnel students to our office who want the experience in a career.  Dr. Tony talks how important this is in any field. Interning and volunteer give students ability to taste a career before spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours for a higher education. 

Because Euclid Chiropractic and local schools are confident in its services to help our community, we are able to bring interns into our system to improve our patient care and help a person build confidence and self-esteem for students and patients seeking quality healthcare.

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Car Accident X-ray Analysis Neck Pain Recovery w/ Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

I love to see new patients after a car accident.  Let me explain.

Patients come into the office usually days or a few weeks after a car accident.  This means that their injuries are only the same length of time, so the long term effects of spine conditions (degenerative disc disease, arthritis) have not taken place.

Car accidents can cause short term pain, headaches and tiredness.  But after a week, these should go away if there are no hidden spinal conditions.  If not, then its time to get checked out.

An x-ray analysis is the best start of find any accident injuries.  With Silvia’s case it was more neck related.  Here is a normal neck⤵

We compare with the accident victim’s neck to check for differences in the curve, disc spaces, and angle of the first bone (see image above).

Here was Silvia’s x-ray:

You can see the straightening of the curve, leading to a 25mm Forward Head Posture position.  This would lead to the symptoms she was feeling (watch her testimonial below), due to the locking of the spine.  Long-term,  this could lead to scar tissue formation and permanent arthritis.

Silvia was given treatment for 3 months to reduce her symptoms, correct her spine and confirm she could return to her normal physical activities and school. All of this was accomplished. Here are her results: 

This x-ray show an improvement of the FHP to 13mm, fixing her neck.  At this point normal motion has been returned to the neck, and should maintain with proper exercise.

Watch Silvia’s full story of her experience:

After a Car Accident & Neck Pain (LIVE), Silvia’s Review 

The goal of patients looking to recover from car accidents is to understand their injuries first.  Then fix the root cause of their symptoms (pain, etc.) so nothing returns when we stop care.  We accomplished this with Silvia.

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Watch Adjustments of his Neck and Back. Christian’s Relief | Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

Thank you for watching the famous Chiropractic adjustment with Christian.  This is his second adjustment, and still feeling the wow.

As a chiropractor, I am always excited to give patients the adjustment.  Patient’s laugh, cry, have a short moment of Turrets; even scream in their native language.

The second best is the reaction of other people watching the live adjustment; usually laughing, cover their mouth or mention a higher power.

These reactions are real.  I focus on the instant RESULT of the adjustment when I ask “How do you feel?”.  Patient response: pain relief, looser, relaxed, headache gone, feel straighter.

This is the purpose of the adjustment, short term.  But these good feelings usually don’t last.

Long term Chiropractic care and starting healthy habits can get a person flexible and strong.

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What is the Popping/Cracking Sound during an Adjustment?

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Vertigo, Dizziness Relief by Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

This condition causes a sensation of spinning without your body actually moving.  A common cause is stress and structural changes to the inner parts of the ear with age, injury or a family history of this condition.  The inner ear controls your balance.  And can be brought on by movement, especially sudden.

With vertigo a person may also feel swaying, imbalanced, headaches, sweating, nausea.  The ear may also experience pressure, fluid-filled, pain or loss of hearing.

Treatments

Medical treatments include antihistamines, anxiety medication and specific over the counter and prescribed medications.  Included would be anti-nausea medication and others for the side effects.  More aggressive medical treatments could be injections to disable the inner ear, or surgical removal. Then a person’s quality of life can be lowered, permanently.

Chiropractic approach includes looking at neuropathy causing vertigo, dizziness.  An x-ray analysis can show the neck spine.  When normal motion occurs between the bones, the nerve and blood flow from the brain and body stays relaxed.  The body stays relaxed.

When the spine changes to an abnormal alignment, curve then the spinal joints loose motion.  Then the nerves can get pinched/irritated causing the vertigo and dizziness.

Chiropractic adjustments can return motion to the spine, relaxing the nerves.  Overtime the symptoms of vertigo can be relieved. Then retaking the x-rays can show an improved spine.

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X-ray Analysis Low Back Before Treatment | Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

David had seen a chiropractor before for his 10+ years of back pain.  No results and frustrated.  Approaching retirement, he did not want to have surgery or live on medications.

David tells his story (short video).

We approached David’s problem in a different way: we started with an x-ray.

These are the steps how David is now pain-free.

Start with understanding a normal low back/lumbar x-ray:

The image has a normal curve and spinal disc space (I’m pointing too).  This keeps the spinal joints moving, the spinal disc healthy.  Then the spine can recovery from injury easily.

David’s x-ray BEFORE treatment:

The disc space is narrowed (I’m pointing to).  This is due to the spine losing motion, then the disc will narrow to pinch the nerve.  Then constant pain can occur.

David started treatment: chiropractic adjustments, icing, stretching.  After 10+ years of constant back pain and few months of our treatment, David is pain-free without surgeries or medications.

Looking for back and neck pain relief through a chiropractor can be your answer.  Getting an x-ray analysis BEFORE and AFTER treatment can help improve your chances to be as happy as David.

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