10.01.12

Find out which foods are making you sick!

Posted in Alternative Care, Headaches, Nutrition, Pain Management, Wellness at 12:31 PM by Dr. Greathouse

One man’s meat is another man’s poison…

The above idiom can be quite literal, as what you consume can and does adversely affect how you feel, and your health. The problem is we don’t realize it or simply ignore it!

The negative response to the food we eat can range from anaphylactic shock to fatigue and pain that seemingly comes from nowhere. Many food sensitivities symptoms are latent, and do not present until hours or evens days later, thus difficult to associate with what you’ve consumed.

There remains a significant population of individuals with chronic or recurrent symptoms that remain in a nonspecific pain or syndrome category, without a specific diagnosis. These individuals experience multiple signs & symptoms, such as, weight gain, fatigue, signs of ADD/ADHD, skin disorders, migraines, digestive problems and so on

The cause of these symptoms many times is manifested by what we consume. For some reason, our body’s immune system adversely reacts to certain foods we eat or drink. This is sometimes called Food Intolerance. Some experts call the reaction leukocytosis, which is an abnormally high level of white blood cell production. Chronic leukocytosis is very detrimental to ones health and now thought to be a leading cause of degenerative illnesses like cardiovascular disease, arthritis, dementia etc…

What slips through the cracks in healthcare are the people who just feel sick and tired but have no specific diagnosis. They get treated for their symptoms but the root cause of their symptoms goes undetected and many times are given a “surrogate” diagnosis.  I call this group, Prodromal People. People with generalized nonspecific signs & symptoms that may lead to a disease or illness.

This is commonly seen in practice, many times with a mechanical back or neck problem but also with the other signs and symptoms that fit no pattern. A great deal of the time it’s the foods and beverages that these patients are consuming that are causing their nonspecific illness symptoms.

The foods and processing/preservative chemicals causing this disturbance can be identified with lab testing in many instances. Once identified and managed, these signs and symptoms resolve.

Blood testing for food and chemical sensitivity is called the ALCAT Test

Go to ALCAT.COM.

Ask me about the ALCAT Tests.

Dr. James E Greathouse Jr., Chiropractic Physician

321 725-6314

08.06.12

Headache Testimonial

Posted in Headaches, Uncategorized at 10:50 AM by Dr. Greathouse

“I had headaches for the better part of forty (40) years. At one point my internal medicine doctor told me they were caused by three thing; stress, hormonal imbalance and heredity. His answer was pain pills! Over the years I have tried acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage and various other things. Until Dr. Greathouse discovered the use of laser treatment, I’ve lived my life around terrible headaches. Now I have a life and am so excited about this treatment. I highly recommend it for anyone suffering from headaches!”

Thanks for the testimonial Anne!

Health neuroscience is still in its infancy with regard to headaches. Some drugs are very effective and some are not. Some drugs come with unwanted side effects as well as long-term use ill effects. So, it’s nice to find an alternative form of care that has no side effects. Even better, it’s nice to find how to prevent or self treat your headaches!

There are natural alternatives out there!

Anne was a patient, who used to treat with me for headache relief by means of manual therapy, and this helped, but we found she obtained longer lasting relief with the combination of manual therapy and the application of cold laser.

Another much younger patient with chronic recurrent headaches recently benefited with a simple neck exercise that commonly relieves headaches. His initial care began with passive movement provided by means of manual therapy and quickly evolved to active care (self treatment). Nothing beats the liberating experience of not having to use a medication or see a healthcare provider.

Some of the alternative treatments for headache care that we utilize include:

  • Manual therapy (mobilization & massage)
  • Cold laser
  • Electric stimulation
  • Ultrasound (therapeutic)
  • McKenzie MDT (very effective & geared toward self care)
  • Diet assessment
  • Supplements, herbal, homeopathic

We can ascertain if you will be responsive to care in relatively short order.  There’s never a charge for an initial consult. If you are suffering from headaches and are looking for a viable alternative to medication, please give us a call.

321 725-6314

04.25.12

New Migraine Guidelines Rank Rx, OTC Efficacy

Posted in Cold Laser, Headaches, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment, Pain Management at 10:39 AM by Dr. Greathouse

New Migraine Guidelines Rank Rx, OTC Efficacy

By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today

Published: April 23, 2012

Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of

Pennsylvania.

NEW ORLEANS — Seven different drugs are proven to be effective for preventing episodic migraine attacks and another half-dozen are probably helpful, according to new guidelines released here by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

See PDF attachment for on the latest on meds for migraines! Medical News: New Migraine Guidelines Rank Rx, OTC Efficacy – in , AAN from MedPage Today

Chiropractic and Migraine Headaches

For many  years chiropractors have been getting positive results with migraine headaches as well as other form of headaches. Unfortunately, the chiropractic profession has relied heavily on anecdotal evidence to promote these results, without good research to back it up, but there’s good data to suggest that there’s more to care than placebo effect. The key seems to be in the upper neck. Exactly what that is, has yet to be determine, but there are safe and effective ways to address joint problems in the upper neck. The Youtube clip I’m adding to this post is a good example of one of the safe ways to address headaches mechanically. We provide that technique. The McKenzie mechanical appraoch is also a valid & reliable technique as well, and is extremely effective. Not only is it effective but it puts you in control, not a drug or health care provider! I’ve even had great results with cold laser. If you are looking for an alternative to the medications, these techniques are well worth a try and can be determined in short order as to whether effective or not; saving you time and money. Even if you have been to a chiropractor before, these procedures may be new to you and prove beneficial.

If you have questions please feel free to call me so that I may address some of your concerns before you come.

Or go to YouTube: Chiropractic and Migraine Headaches NBC NEWS.mp4

Dr. Greathouse: 321-725-6314