HealthSource Chiropractic of El Dorado

Our El Dorado, KS chiropractic team is excited to show you the type of care that will not only get you out of pain, but change your life. With changing healthcare and lifestyles, it's more important than ever to get yourself out of pain and started down a journey of true health!

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Tips to Minimize Weight Gain Through the Holidays



It has become tolerated and even expected that people will gain
pounds

and inches through the holidays. Whether it is due to overeating,
a more

sedentary lifestyle or even holiday stress, most people will add
numbers to

the scale during the month of December. Here are a few tips to
keep

those pounds off.



1. Stay Active – Make a special effort to schedule more time or
add

more physical activities to your calendar during the holidays.



2. Stay Hydrated – The humidity decreases in the winter months

requiring you to drink more water to stay hydrated. It also helps
to

drink more water before parties and meals as you will be less
likely

to eat as much if you fill your tummy with water.



3. Get plenty of rest – This year more than ever, rest is
essential to

keeping your body healthy. Depriving your body from sleep has

also been linked to weight gain as we tend to be hungrier and eat

more.



4. Manage your stress – Stress typically creates elevated levels
of

cortisol which leads to increased hunger, elevated cravings, and

poor food choice.



5. Practice Mindful Eating – Try your best to prepare your meals
and

portions and not have foods and snacks sitting out around during

the holidays, making it easy to routinely graze on less-healthy

options. If you are going to have a high calorie meal, keep it to
only

that meal and don’t allow yourself to throw out all of your healthy

eating habits and binge
eat all day or all weekend.

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The wonders of Vitamin D and is it a
Vitamin or a Hormone?





A vitamin is an
essential nutrient that our bodies must obtain from food. This is not truly the
case with vitamin D as our bodies can manufacture it and convert
it into a more useful form in the presence
of sunlight.



Here is how vitamin
D plays important roles in various
systems throughout the body:

Musculo-Skeletal - regulates calcium levels which
is necessary for
strong bones and proper muscle function



Immune system - has been
shown to strengthen the immune system
and improve autoimmune diseases



Metabolism - low
levels have been
shown to affect
insulin levels and
has been correlated with obesity



Cardiovascular system - can help prevent blood clots, strengthen heart muscles and
support the linings of blood vessels



Psychological/Emotional - helps regulate
mood and has been shown
to prevent anxiety and depression

Don’t hold off on addressing your back or neck pain. Our clinic follows the SIMPLE/SAFE 3 Covid-19 Protocol Program to get you in and out of the clinic safely. And right now we’re offering a $29 Consult + Exam for new patients. Schedule an Appointment Today!

We all do things we shouldn't, resulting in severe back pain. No matter what caused your pain, we can help. Schedule an appointment today to take advantage of a special $29 Exam + Consultation new patient offer. And to help you laugh in the meantime, watch and share this video of Back Pain Bloopers, while avoiding the same mistakes.

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White Board Topic of the Week: FHP

Forward Head Posture or Future Headaches Probable Forward Head Posture, also known as text neck or associated with upper cross syndrome has been progressively on the rise. It is affecting more and more of our adults and our kids as people are spending time sitting and desks, slouching on couches and looking down at their cell phones.

Additionally, daily physical activity has dropped significantly over the years which should have helped build and maintain the postural musculature in the upper back necessary to support the upper back and neck.

Symptoms associated with forward head posture include headaches, neck discomfort, increase muscle tension in the neck and shoulders, pain in the mid back, chest pain, and pain radiating down the shoulders and arms.

Research has shown that forward head posture and increased kyphosis causes a decreased cervical range of motion1 (which leads to degenerative arthritis) and that hyper-kyphosis has long been “associated with increased mortality, diminished physical performance, impaired respiratory function, poor postural control and a low quality of life.

We need raise awareness of the seriousness and severity of this condition on children and adults and search for solutions in our by improving mobility, alignment and stability.

If there are any questions please call our office.

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Our nervous system is a BIG key to our health & Chiropractic adjustments are a BIG key to keeping it functioning properly
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To keep it simple: your nervous sytem is a highway in which your brain sends and receives information about what is happening in the body and around it This highway is made up of billions of nerve cells which join together to make nerves. If you have a misalignment in your vertebrae, it will alter the nerve flow—which is disrupting the flow of your nervous system and impeding normal brain to body communication
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Chiropractic care works by restoring your nervous system back to normal function. When your nervous sytem has no disruptions-all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and sickness. Your body works as one and is an incredible machine that can heal itself, you just have to give your body the correct tools, not pain medication. Medication masks the problem, chiropractic fixes the cause of the problem (To be clear, we are not saying you do not need the medical field. The medical field is very important and is needed just as much as chiropractic care is needed )

Have a Great Wednesday !!!

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“Don’t know what you got, till it’s gone”

This is not just a song title for a 1980’s hairband rock group Cinderella, it has some real-life applications of musculo-skeletal health as well. Many people work hard to provide for their family and save for retirement but do it at the expense of their own health and well-being. They tolerate aches, pains, stress, healthy eating and always expect they will get around to it when “things slow down”.
We have been around and treated enough people in this situation to realize this rarely happens and the more likely scenario is that the pain or other symptoms will continue to worsen until stops them from doing what they need or want to do. Often times this is past the point of correcting the dysfunction, and it turns into merely slowing down the progression of degeneration and could lead to surgery.
This is a great message to share with your family and friends.
If you should have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at 316-321-1667.

PAY IT FORWARD - HealthSource is helping raise funds for the El Dorado LunchBox: Kids Need To Eat, an organization in need of funds as a result of the pandemic and social distancing requirements. Now through the end of the year, we'll donate to this group for every new patient appointment. Schedule an appointment today to help PAY IT FORWARD!

Happy Friday. Enjoy your weekend.

Any questions please call us. 316-321-1667

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Don’t Let Your Spine Get on Your Nerves
The purpose of chiropractic care is the correction of nerve interference. Nerve interference promotes sickness and disease. It robs our vitality and weakens our immune system. The spinal column consists of 24 small bones called vertebrae. Seven of these are located in the neck. Twelve are found in the mid-back and five are in the lower back. It’s very rare to find someone with the spine that’s perfectly aligned. In most people, the spine curves slightly to the right or left and sometimes, one or more of the vertebrae are twisted or rotated. When the vertebrae are misaligned, the flow of messages from the brain to all the other cells in the body is distorted. This type of nerve interference creates disorganization of bodily processes and dis-ease. This misalignment of the vertebrae can often exist undetected and slowly undermine health.

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All For One and One For All
The spine as a whole operates as a functional unit. Each vertebra can affect its neighbor and one portion of the spine may affect or damage other areas of the body. Research has shown that when a segment in the spine is fused, either through degeneration or surgically, spinal segments immediately above and below the fusion are more likely to experience accelerated degeneration as a result of the altered motion.

Many chiropractors and technique educators teach models that evaluate specific relationships between the vertebra such as the Lovett Brother Relationship pictured above. According to this theory, each segment has a counterpart mirror that needs to be evaluated if there is a problem with its related segment.

Either way, HealthSource chiropractors assess and restore movement in all segments, not just the ones you feel pain in. Often times, arthritis and degeneration develop in the absence of pain, so we focus on the restoration of movement. It is very difficult to have arthritis develop if mobility and stability are maintained around a joint.

Any questions please call 316-321-1667

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Helpful Driving Posture Tips

If you spend considerable time behind the wheel, whether for your job, your commute to work, or simply for pleasure, it is important to pay attention to your position in the car and your posture to minimize unnecessary wear and tear. Here are a couple things to consider.
1. Keep your pelvis level and neutral - Try and maintain a level seating. Remove any wallets or items from your back pockets and keep your butt to the back of the seat
2. Seat back up - Keep your seat tilted more in an upright position reduces slouching, prevents the shoulders from rolling forward while reaching for the wheel and reduces forward head posture.
3. Both hands equally on the wheel - Driving with one hand typically allows for leaning to a side. Also keeping your elbows down and grips on the bottom half of the wheel reduces shoulder hiking
4. Raise your Seat - Your seat should be raised if possible, to try and keep the hips level with or above the knees. This helps keep the pelvis in a more neutral position.
5. Adjust your steering wheel - Tilting the steering wheel down and extending it closer to you reduces shoulder rounding and elevation
If you should have any questions please call our office 316-321-1667

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White Board Topic of the Week. Healthy Sleeping Tips Part 3

We will end our series of Healthy Sleep Tips with three new tips to improve our quality of life.
Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Try to keep the following sleep practices on a consistent basis:

1. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy meals in the evening. Alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine can disrupt sleep. Eating big or spicy meals can cause discomfort from indigestion that can make it hard to sleep. If you can, avoid eating large meals for two to three hours before bedtime. Try a light snack 45 minutes before bed if you’re still hungry.

2. Wind down. Your body needs time to shift into sleep mode, so spend the last hour before bed doing a calming activity such as reading. For some people, using an electronic device such as a laptop can make it hard to fall asleep, because the particular type of light emanating from the screens of these devices is activating to the brain. If you have trouble sleeping, avoid electronics before bed or in the middle of the night.

3. If you can’t sleep, go into another room and do something relaxing until you feel tired. It is best to take work materials, computers, and televisions out of the sleeping environment. Use your bed only for sleep and sex to strengthen the association between bed and sleep. If you associate a particular activity or item with anxiety about sleeping, omit it from your bedtime routine.

Any questions please call 316-321-1667

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Healthy Sleep Tips – Part 2

We continue our series of Healthy Sleep Tips with three new tips to improve our quality of life.

Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Try to keep the following sleep practices on a consistent basis:

1. Exercise daily. Vigorous exercise is best, but even light exercise is better than no activity. Exercise at any time of day, but not at the expense of your sleep.
2. Evaluate your room. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep. Your bedroom should be cool (between 60 and 67 degrees). Your bedroom should also be free from any noise that can disturb your sleep.
Finally, your bedroom should be free from any light. Check your room for noises or other distractions. This includes a bed partner’s sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, “white noise” machines, humidifiers, fans, and other devices.
3. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses. Have comfortable pillows and make the room attractive and inviting for sleep but also free of allergens that might affect you and objects that could cause you to slip or fall if you have to get up during the night.

Any questions please call us at 316-321-1667

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If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it when it screams

Most often people wait until they are in pain to go to the doctor. Not only do they have pain, but it has gotten so bad it keeps them from doing something they need or really like to do.

It is important to know that any pain that lasts longer than a few days is most likely not going to resolve on its own. Additionally, pain conditions that often reoccur are also a sign that a condition is progressing. In either case, muscular skeletal conditions are degenerative by nature, and symptoms of any kind are your body’s way of letting you know something is wrong.
Eventually, as these conditions worsen, so will the symptoms. Once the body reaches the point where it cannot tolerate any more pressure, force, and tissue strain, the pain will dramatically increase forcing you to stop in your tracks.

We urge you to listen to your body. It is much easier and requires much less work and time to fix when the problem is small. If you wait until the pain becomes unbearable, it will generally take a lot more time and more money to fix.

Pay attention to the whisper; don’t wait for the SCREAM!

Please feel free to contact us for questions or concerns
316-321-1667

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EAT THE RAINBOW HACK:

Vegan fast food is actually a thing. Many of us are trying to eat more vegetables and fewer meat products throughout the week. If we prepare all of our own food, perhaps this is doable. If we have access to the array of dining, we can certainly find fabulous fare. But the realities of our short lunch hours, late dinner times, commutes, kids and grocery challenges make it tough to get by with healthy choices. Good news: it's getting easier to find fresh vegetables as tasty "crave-able" meals at popular locations! This fun trend allows us to reap the benefits of a vegetarian-friendly meal plan and doubles as an occasional money-and time-saving idea.

Three surprising menu items below were highlighted in the April 2020 issue of Eating Well Magazine, and came from Dustin Harder's web series The Vegan Roadie

FAST VEGAN OPTIONS? YES!

TACO BELL - Power Menu Bowl Veggie Enjoy familiar flavors without the meat. This satiating bowl is loaded with seasoned rice, black beans, lettuce, Pico de Gallo and guacamole and packs 10g of fiber and 8g of protein. Skip the cheese, sour cream and ranch sauce.
SUBWAY - Beyond Meatball Sub Eat more of the rainbow by ordering your favorite veggies piled high on the plant-based Beyond Meatball Sub on Subway's vegan 9-grain wheat bread. These meatless meatballs mimic the taste of ground meat, but are completely vegan.
STARBUCK'S - Lentils & Vegetable Protein Bowl with Brown Rice A lemon tahini dressing elevates roasted vegetables like butternut squash and tomatoes. This grab and-go pick comes in at 23 g of protein.

Just a little Monday Humor

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Is “Cracking” My Own Back or Neck Bad?

“But it feels so good afterward though…” is what we often hear. Well of course it does. The same endorphins are released in the area the joint was cavitated, giving the temporary relief one seeks. However, it is likely that the movement causing the popping sound didn’t happen in the specific segment that was restricted, since it is generally not moving as well as the segments above and below.
The body is smart enough to sense bad movement. It informs you of the need for movement when a joint segment becomes restricted. The body will often create tightness and protection around a joint that is moving poorly to restrict it from further damage. Therefore, it is difficult to “pop” a stuck joint into a better range on your own with a non-specific twist of your back or neck.
The more times you attempt to do this on your own, the more likely you are to create mobility or stability problems in the joints immediately above or below the restricted one and the bad one simply gets worse over time. It’s best to leave it to the professionals who assess each segment for proper movement and can deliver a specific adjustment to the correct segments and get the motion back into the restricted joints.

If you should have any questions or concerns please call 316-321-1667

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Your El Dorado, KS chiropractic team is excited to show you how to get out of pain and on a journey toward true health. If you're looking for quick relief for neck or back pain, we can help. Or maybe you want to manage a condition like sciatica or arthritis without invasive surgery or pain medication. At HealthSource of El Dorado, we use a combination of chiropractic care and our exclusive Progressive Rehab approach to get you fast, effective pain relief and help you stay healthier. Come see what we can do for you.Custom Categories

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1425 W. Central Ave.
El Dorado, KS
67042

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:00
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