Chiropractic Doesnt Cost It Saves

Many of you have told me about certain things in your life you want to do that relates to healthcare and unfortunately you do not do it because you think it COSTS. I had someone last week telling me they did not want to eat grass-fed beef because it was $2 more/pound and when I asked them about their 401K they max it out every month. I asked someone about doing crossfit and they said it was too expensive yet they as well were maxing out a savings plan. I truly feel in order for us to move forward as a society we have to quit looking at these types of healthcare such as: chiropractic, massage, nutrition, exercise, etc as costs but see them more as investments. I could take all the money I use towards my health and place it in some form of savings but how do I want my quality of life to look like as I age? Would I rather have less money and better quality and quantity of life or more money but weakened health? Usually what I see is people who put money into their health tend to get so much more back as they save from doctors visit and become more productive to increase their income.

In a recent Harvard study they found the number 1 reason for bankruptcy in our country is medical expenses. The study showed that out of all bankruptcies roughly 62% were due to medical expenses and 78% of those people had some form of insurance. This is what happens when we are reactive with healthcare and we depend on a medical model. If you only see me when your hurt, go to the gym when your overweight, eat healthy when you find out your pre-diabetic, or only do something about your healthcare when there is a problem then you’re currently right now moving down the trap.

I had a lady in my office last week try and justify that her weak spine was fine because most people in our society have this type of spine and it is common. I had to go on and explain to her that a spine that has had poor habits of daily spinal hygiene and no chiropractic care will be weak and probably arthritic as it ages BUT someone who eats poor food and doesn’t work out will eventually gain weight. It is COMMON for people in our society to be overweight since +50% of the population is and it is common to develop heart disease since +50% of our society does BUT does this make it NORMAL? I want the best for all of you and I want you to be different than our society and by different that is leading a great quality of life with abundant energy and truly getting to do things you love doing and not being hindered by health.

My commitment to you is to have our office be a place where no matter the market conditions or anything else going on in the World you get the best return on your investment possible. Through our workshops, newsletters, e-book, and most importantly chiropractic care our office strives to leave you and your family with a much bigger return on investment then what you put into it. Whatever you pay in our office my goal is that the investment you are putting in gives you quadruple your return which would be more than any 401K, IRA, or other investment route. This is my commitment and if you trust me and my team and commit to long term care then I promise you will see huge gains like all our other clients who have been with us the longest.

Top 3 Ways To Boost Immunity

As many of you may be aware the “flu” season is right around the corner. Now more than ever there is so much hype around the flu shot and usually this shot is a guessing game based on the strain of flu from the previous year. If we truly want to protect ourselves from the flu then our best option is to build a titanium immune system and not allow bacteria to thrive. Unfortunately in the Fall/Winter months most people completely neglect their health and allow a host of symptoms to arise from being reactive. For nutrition people are eating candy during Halloween, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday parties, and New Years celebrations.  Many people stay inside because it is warmer and they are lowering their vitamin D levels. People workout less because of the cold and are now becoming more sedentary. There is the stress of family and financial stress which accumulates during these times as well.

As you can see there are plenty of ways we neglect our health and there is no coincidnce this is the time of your people are getting sick. Let me share with you the top 3 ways to boost immunity this Fall/Winter so you and your famly are protected:

1) Get Your Spine Checked

Your brain, spine, and nerves are the powerhouse and master control of every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system in your body. There are 24 movable vertebrae stacked on top of each other and between these vertebrae are the delicate nerves which are the lines of communication from the brain to the body. If somehow through physical, chemical, or emotional stress the vertebrae shift out of position and put pressure on the nerve then the brain cannot communicate at 100% to the body. This will result in weakened immunity as the nervous system controls the immune system and now the nervous system is stressed out. Make sure to find a chiropractor that explains subluxation and does corrective work to help you reach your true potential. Research shows that chiropractic can boost the immune system by 200% which was conducted by Ron Pero, Ph.D, chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor in Environmental Health at New York University. Another study in 1992 found that by adjusting the thoracic (midback) spine then there is an increase in white blood cells.

If you live in Atlanta then feel free to contact us and if you live outside Atlanta please send us your zipcode and we will be happy to find you a wellness chiropractor.

2) Add Garlic to Food

Garlic which contains the 3 compounds llicin, ajoene and thiosulfinates is known as an immune fighter for many years. Garlic dates all the way back to 1550 BC when the ancient Egyptians would eat it as a facilitator to help the body heal. Garlic can be tossed in with vegetables, chicken, seafood, beef, etc. The best way to utilize garlic is not to chop it up the immediately throw it in a pan but to allow it to sit for a few minutes then cook with it. Too many people don’t allow the garlic to sit and if it does not sit it will not develop the full properties towards building a healthy immune system.

3) Burst Train

Out of all the times of the year to workout the most important and most neglected time is between October – March. Exercising keeps our blood flowing, increases oxygen to the body, and more importantly boosts immunity. The type of working out I am talking about is called Burst Training. This deals with high intensity movements for 20 seconds then taking a 10 second break. You would do this cycle 8 times until you reach 4 minutes and this would be your workout. The key is while you are working out you’re burning sugar but once you rest the next day your body burns fat. The key is to go ALL OUT during the 20 seconds and keep on the routine. Many of you know I workout at crossfit and the workouts we do are on average about 5-10 minutes.

Watch this video for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISgxJ4GpSTk

REMINDER: On November 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Ted Montana’s on Peachtree Rd we will be holding our Dinner With Doc. Please make sure your register at http://dinnerwithdocnov8.eventbrite.com/ and guests are strongly encouraged to come.  

Sciatica Chiropractor in Atlanta

Sciatica is a debilitating  pain that begins in the lower back and runs or shoots down one or both legs. Sciatica pain will often get worse with long periods of sitting or standing.

One cause of sciatic pain can be due to bulging, degenerative, herniated or ruptured spinal discs.

Spinal disc problems often occur over time and the pain and symptoms then begin from a number of causes, like picking up the newspaper. This can cause a decrease in space for the sciatic nerve, thereby causing inflammation and irritation to the nerve.  Coughing, sneezing or other kinds of movement can be painful. When not properly taken care of, the sciatic pain can then extend down one or both of your legs. Even though you feel the pain in your leg, the problem area is often the lower back!

Pills, medications and muscle relaxers won’t correct the problem that is causing your sciatica pain.  Medications only mask the pain and can allow the problem to progress.

There’s Hope

Taking action by getting specific chiropractic adjustments can significantly improve motion in the lumbar joints of your lower back.  In response the sciatic nerve has less irritation and the pain is relieved for many people.

Your first step is a consultation and thorough examination in our office. If we think we can help, we’ll tell you. And if we don’t think we can help, we’ll tell you that too and refer you to someone we think can. Call today.

Whiplash Chiropractor in Atlanta

You’re sitting at the corner like always watching for the stoplight to change. You hear tires squealing behind you followed by the sound of metal crumpling against metal. Your body and your car are suddenly being vaulted forward!

You’ve just been rear-ended!

In only a moment, your body is smashed against your seat. Your head, isolated by your neck muscles, is slower to react.

Then, everything changes directions and your body moves forward engaging your seat belt. Suddenly your head is ripped backwards! There’s nothing you can do to stop it.

The smallest fender bender can cause a whiplash injury. Pain and symptoms from a whiplash injury can be immediate, take a couple days, or may be delayed for months before causing problems.  So what’s next?

Call our office today for a consultation and examination!

Restoring proper motion and position of individual spinal bones, with specific chiropractic adjustments, can help promote healing caused by a whiplash injury.

“The longer you wait,” says Dr. Austin Cohen, “the more unseen damage there is and the longer it seems to take to recover.”

Back Pain

Back pain affects 80% of Americans at some time in their lives. Back pain can also come in many forms. Whether you are affected by upper back pain, lower back pain or middle back pain, it can be anywhere from annoying to debilitating and should be take serious.

Pain is a signal that something is not right in your body.

Some people choose to mask or cover up the symptoms with medications or pills.  That’s like covering your eyes so you don’t see something you dislike.  But it doesn’t make the problem go away.

Two Common Causes

The facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone is a very nerve sensitive are and are a common cause of back pain. When the facet joints don’t move correctly they can cause back pain.

Your spinal discs can also be part of the problem causing your back pain.  This can range from degeneration, herniation, bulging and rupture of the spinal disc.  This can in turn cause irritation and inflammation to the nerves that cause you back pain.

Your Choices

We’ve helped many people with safe and natural chiropractic care. However, other choices include:
Ignore it (Spinal problems may worsen.)
Bed rest (May prolong the problem.)
Therapy (Stresses malfunctioning joints.)
Medicine (Numbs the body.)
Surgery (The most serious last resort.)

The Chiropractic Approach

Specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal function. By restoring the way your spine works, discs and soft tissues may heal, nerve involvement may be reduced, pain can ease and better stability can return.

Cohen Chiropractic Center
2140 Peachtree Rd NW, Ste 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-382-9280

Headache Doctor Atlanta

A headache is pain anywhere in the head or neck region.  Headaches may seem normal, but they are far from it.  This pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong.

One of the most common causes of headaches is irritation of the nerves in the neck.  This may sound odd at first, but these delicate nerves run throughout the head and neck.  When you have an underlying issue in your neck, it can cause headaches.

While the TV ads will show you how the newest headache miracle pill will eliminate your headache, the pill will do nothing more than numb your body into believing the pain is gone.

The primary objective in our office is to find the cause of your headache and eliminate it with a more natural approach.  Not only do we want to eliminate the problem, we want to help you keep it from returning.

The next step is to call our office for a consultation and thorough examination to identify the cause of your headaches. When we are able to locate the cause, it makes it easier to correct rather than just cover it up with medication.

Give us a call. Let’s sit down and discuss your unique situation.

Atlanta Chiropractor For Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives.

Neck pain is most often caused by spinal problems.  This can often come in conjunction with muscle tightness, inflammation and nerve irritation.

The head (roughly the weight of a bowling ball) is supported by the lower neck and upper back, and it is these areas that commonly cause neck pain. The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of your neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of the upper back create a supportive structure for your head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.

Minor and Major

Generally, we see two types of neck pain cases. Minor neck and shoulder pain involve sensations of discomfort, stiffness or soreness. If these symptoms last for more than a day or so, occur frequently or were preceded by an accident or some type of injury, we consider it major.

Response to Stress

We often feel like pain comes only from physical problems.  Emotional and chemical stress can often (and generally the most common causes) cause neck and shoulder pain.  This is where many people “carry their stress.”  It’s also a very overlooked evil-doer.

As always, pills and medications simply mask the pain and don’t treat the underlying cause!

Consult Our Practice

We see this sort of thing all the time. It’s almost routine. Chiropractic care has a history of producing excellent results with those suffering from neck pain. And we do it naturally, without drugs or surgery.

At Cohen Chiropractic Centre we specialize in reducing interference to the nervous system in the neck. Many of our practice members find that chiropractic care gives them relief from both minor and major neck pain complaints.

Call our office to schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for today’s safe and natural chiropractic care.

Cohen Chiropractic Center
2140 Peachtree Rd NW, Ste 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-382-9280