Patients at Hackbart Chiropractic have seen significant improvements in their health because they receive chiropractic care. Some of these patients have extraordinary improvements and are examples of the life-changing power of chiropractic. We've asked some of these patients to share their stories. These testimonials are proof that chiropractic works and that it truly does change lives!
Dr. Hackbart, Dr. Isaacson and I have put together an audio seminar. We've got great tips and advice for staying healthy at work. You don’t have to sacrifice your health for the perfect job – in fact, the healthier you are, the more successful and productive you’re likely to be in your career as well! So give yourself the balanced life you deserve and be happy, and healthy, all work-day long.
With these tips you will feel full of energy, vigor, passion, and enthusiasm!
Click play below to listen to the Work Like A Charm Seminar:
Chiropractic isn't just for car accidents and headaches! We provide care to a wide variety of people, many of whom are avid sports players. Chiropractic care is an excellent supplement to a healthy, fit lifestyle and influences coordination and balance. Regular adjustments can also improve reaction time and strength. One of our local college athletes talks about how chiropractic has benefited him in his athletic career.
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Want more information on chiropractic for athletes? Stop into our office and pick up one of our pamphlets full of excellent information and fascinating studies that reveal just how beneficial chiropractic can be in the world of sports.
During the month of June we will be looking at and discussing different topics that involve men’s health. Some examples of issues covered this month include: sports performance, prostate health, heart health, “tough guy” syndrome and nutrition.
Amateur and professional athletes are starting to make chiropractic care a top priority in their training. The three main ways chiropractic care helps enhance sports performance are:
- injury prevention
- recovery time after an injury
- getting to the cause of the problem.
Chiropractors work first and foremost with the nervous system of the body which controls every movement and function of the body. An unhealthy nervous system could lead to a lack of balance, coordination, flexibility, and range of motion to name a few. All of these may lead to injuries during sports activities. If the nervous system is healthy, and functioning properly, a person will not only improve on all the aforementioned activities, but also have the ability to excel in their sport, while reducing the amount of time the body takes to recover after an event or injury. Chiropractors will examine the athlete’s spine, and biomechanics, checking for any nerve pressure or misaligned vertebrae which may compromise the function of the nervous system. Once these are removed, with specific adjustments, the body has the ability to perform at its optimal levels.
Call Hackbart Chiropractic, today, to schedule a sports exam or to speak to one of the doctors about your health questions.
Nichole Thomas discontinued use of a prescription antibiotic, after just 24 hours, to instead, allow chiropractic to strengthen her immune system. This natural, healthy choice allowed her to recover from shingles in just two weeks, while someone she was close to continued their prescription and suffered a long and painful "recovery" experience. A long-time chiropractic patient, Nichole understood the benefits and opted for the healthy alternative. We're proud and grateful to have Nichole as a patient at Hackbart Chiropractic. Listen to her video testimonial to get the full-story on her healing experiences, with not just shingles, but with the pain of fibromyalgia.
Peptic ulcers can be felt 15-30 minutes after eating and may be caused by too little mucus being secreted by the cells of the stomach. Chiropractors relate this problem to a subluxation or nerve pressure in the mid- to upper-neck region. This area is involved with the parasympathetic nervous system. By removing the pressure on the nerves, it will restore mucus production to the cells of the stomach.
Gastric ulcers may subside 20 minutes after eating and may be aggravated by an increase in hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Chiropractors look for nerve pressure in the middle of the back and, if no response is seen, they will look in the upper neck region. Once the pressure is removed and the nerve function is restored the stomach can function normally. Also recommended is eliminating certain foods such as coffee and sugar from the diet. Niacinamide found in corn and pork will help aid in stomach tissue regeneration as well as vitamin A and/or Gastrex Capsules, both products in the Standard Process supplement line. Increasing water consumption has also been shown to help with digestive tract problems as many people are dehydrated and don’t realize that they are.
Since the creation of the USDA's food pyramid, in 1972, are we a healthier nation? TIME magazine's 2008 article didn't think so; and 5 years later our answer would unfortunately stay the same.
This Time Magazine cover suggests that American health was bad in 2008 - Unfortunately, in comparison to 16 other countries, it still is. Credit: time.com
It's time to start taking our health back and not mindlessly follow the USDA's standard of food safety, the Medical Association's mandates on vaccines and Big Pharma's greedy offers to fix all life's ailments; which the former two agencies produce and their own drugs create. Disease management through vaccines, pharmaceuticals and unnecessary medical procedures cannot take the place of a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle includes healthy eating, but when the USDA became involved with our food supply, our food became.......well, not really food at all, but more of a big business. It is made with cost in mind and most of it is laden with fillers, dyes, artificial preservatives, pesticides and hormones that the USDA has passed with a green light. Yet fresh, natural, raw milk, with no hormonal or antibiotic residue, is illegal!
Wellness education is now needed to help unhealthy Americans train there brains to think before they eat, pop a pill or go under the knife. And thinking we are! Chiropractic, Nutritionalists, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Physical Trainers and many more natural approaches to health are being sought out.
There is a way to Hope, Healing, and Health, but it has to be sought out in America, because it is not the culture of our system. The system is broken and the unhealthy are seeking other options. It's time to make changes before your health is lost. If you would like to discuss your hopes for health with us, please stop in. We would love to help you. If we are not the answer we can help you find what you are looking for. We want to help you get back to life!
Let's get educated together! Come check out our library at the office. We have books, DVD's and classes offered each week for FREE.
We are here to serve you and help you find Hope, Healing, Health!
Becky Halstead recently spoke at the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association's Spring Conference in Omaha, NE. Halstead is a retired Army Brigadier General, who served our country with 27 years of armed forces service. Becky struggled with the painful symptoms of her disease for several years, before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2004. Since there is no cure, medical doctors immediately began to try and treat Halstead's growing list of fibromyalgia symptoms. As with most traditional medical thought, prescription drugs were the proffered solution. By 2008, taking numerous medications, daily, and still suffering from the life-altering pain of fibromyalgia, General Halstead retired from the Army. Doctors had offered her little hope, for a change in her condition. "You're not going to have good days, you're just going to have days."¹
After her retirement, Becky discovered chiropractic and began learning that chiropractors are not just "back doctors", as is the common misconception, but doctors of the nervous system. Chiropractic relieves pressure on nerves that are pinched or compressed by subluxated vertebrae. Every organ and system in our body is connected to the brain by an intricate network of nerves, and all of those nerves must ultimately run through the spinal column to reach the brain. A misaligned (subluxated) vertebra, or a disc ( the cushion between vertebrae) that is inflamed or damaged, pinches or puts pressure on the nearby nerve, interrupting the normal signal to the brain, often signaling pain instead. Where, and to what extent, that pain is experienced, depends on the nerve being compressed. That is why patients can see a chiropractor to gain relief from problems as varied as migraine headaches to shingles, the common flu to PMS, low back pain to colic, or allergies to carpal tunnel syndrome. Whatever symptoms present in our bodies, God has built in a wondrous system to tell us, first, "Hey, there's a problem." and then secondly, to prompt us to take action that allows our bodies to heal, as He designed them to do. Doctors of Chiropractic are skilled in assessing pain and inflammation to determine where subluxations have occurred in the spine and subsequently, where a nerve is being injured. With appropriate and consistent chiropractic care, the subluxated vertebra can be realigned, taking pressure off the nerve and allowing the body to begin to function properly and heal as it was designed to.
As mentioned previously, General Halstead was taking between eight and ten prescription medications, when she retired in 2008, without very favorable results. Within one year of completing semi-monthly chiropractic visits, Becky Halstead's pain has decreased from a daily 9 or 10, to 2 or 3, with some days being as low as 1. All this without the use of medications. That's right. She is now, prescription-free. She has found relief and hope through chiropractic care and it has become her new mission to share her experience, and that hope, with others. I encourage you to read the full write-up on her talk at the conference, in this World Herald article and see how her idea of what it means to be healthy, has changed. I'd also like to leave you with some final thoughts.
Are there any medications you take regularly that are simply masking symptoms without getting to the root cause of your health issue? Maybe you are even taking a medication to reduce the symptoms and side effects caused by another medication. If there was a safe, natural alternative that addressed the cause for your pain or illness, wouldn't it make sense to use it, instead of altering your body's responses, and hiding problems with yet another drug? Chiropractic IS that safe, natural alternative.
Hackbart Chiropractic has many educational resources and materials available to our patients. We even host Chiropractic Care Classes each Monday evening, at 6 pm, to provide helpful information and answer questions. Many of our patients have recently been utilizing our lending library to check out a DVD called Doctored, that discusses much of the misinformation about Chiropractic and the misguided, "mainstream" thinking that prescriptions and OTC medications are a better option. We'd love to have you borrow a copy or stop by the office to meet the doctors and ask any questions you may have.
Wishing you hope, health and healing! Have a great day!
¹Healey, Katy. "Retired General Becky Halstead Speaks at Nebraska Chiropractic Convention." Omaha.com. Omaha World Herald, 16 Mar. 2013. Web. 21 Mar. 2013.
Ear infections, or otitis media, account for more than 35% of visits to the pediatrician each year. According to the American Chiropractic Association, almost half of all children will have at least one middle ear infection before they're one-year-old; and two thirds of them will have an ear infection by age three.
So, what is an ear infection and what are some signs your child may display? The National Institute of Health (NIH) defines an ear infection as an inflammation of the middle ear and a buildup of fluid behind the eardrum. Common signs that your child may be experiencing an ear infection include:
- tugging or pulling at the ears
- trouble sleeping
- problems with balance
- trouble hearing
Because of the structure of a child's ear, they are more susceptible to ear infections. Despite the routine use of antibiotics, incidence of ear infections (otitis media) with fluid (effusion), in the United States, has increased by 250% from 1975 to 1990. Is there a better solution? Yes!
With a chiropractic adjustment, the nerves affecting the ear can be freed from interference, allowing the ear to drain off any fluid and function properly. Chronic infections can lead to permanent hearing damage or loss as well as developmental delays. Don't wait to have your child checked by a chiropractor!