A chiropractor’s point of view on pillows and sleeping position

All of the above? Humans can sleep in a wide variety of positions. Not one position is technically the “right” way to sleep, although there are strong arguments for some over others. This is where pillows come in. Pillows are there for support, nothing else (I know you will argue for decorative purposes but let’s think functional). Using the right pillow in the right place during sleep can lead to a sound slumber without the residual neck and back pain upon waking. Sleeping positions The most common sleeping positions are back, side, and stomach. There are some other contortionist positions but we will stick with these for now. With each position, the placement and type of pillow should differ. If you always sleep in the same position, you may want to try the others to see if it makes a change in your comfort level and quality of sleep. Back sleepers As the most common position when falling asleep, it is also the most common position for snoring. If you aren’t a snorer or sleep alone, you’ll want to place a firm pillow under your knees and a medium firm pillow under your head. The pillow under the knees will take pressure off of your low back allowing your spine to assume its natural curves without stress.
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The doctor is out: DeVerne Lehman of the Broomfield Chiropractic Center retiring after 42 years

The receptionist told her that Dr. Chris submits the bills to the insurance company for reimbursement, according to the affidavit. Advertise The patron questioned the employee how a chiropractor could bill for a massage if she never saw or was examined by the doctor, according to court documents. She also told the employee she worked for Blue Cross and was concerned about this billing practice. The employee subsequently notified Blue Cross loss prevention about what she learned. Two undercover investigators were assigned to visit the gym-based salon, where they were told they could get massages and their Independence Blue Cross health coverage would pay for it, court documents said. The investigators asked salon employees to check to make sure that their health plans would cover the cost and they were told it would be covered, according to the attorney general. One investigator was specifically told she was entitled to 12 massages a year, court documents said. But before they could get the massages, the investigators were told they had to see Sepanski at his Middletown chiropractic office. The attorney general alleges that Sepanski billed the massages as medical procedures performed by a medical professional at the Middletown medical office.
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Police: Middletown chiropractor fraudulently billed for massages at Newtown gym

“He was an active member,” Sarno said. “We worked the pancake breakfast every year.” Lehman was also an “integral part” of the early days of the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, according to past president Sherry Collins, who said she first met him in 1975. “Like the membership in those days, because we were new, he was out promoting the chamber and getting new members,” Collins said. “It was very acupuncture north york special organization and he was a part of it.” Collins said she became a patient of Lehman’s about 10 to 15 years ago. “He is a very, very good chiropractor,” she said. “He has a different method than your standard chiropractor. It was just very simple and ‘Let’s get you healthy’ and he would do it.” Collins noted Lehman had patients that would come from across the state to seek his help. She said her general doctor actually recommended Lehman by name when she was suffering from a back injury, something she got quite a kick out of because she had already known him for years. “How cool in that? That doesn’t happen very often,” Collins said. “He is that well thought of in the community. He’s terrific. We’re gonna miss him a lot.” Lehman will officially close his practice on Wednesday.
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Dr. Nicole Adamson Explains The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care

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Nicole Adamson Explains The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care July 23, 2013 | Filed under LocalTalk | Posted by ThurstonTalk Submitted by Dr. Nicole Adamson for Adamson Chiropractic Dr. Nicole Adamson Lets get down to brass tacksWhat does a chiropractor do? Who needs to see one? Most importantly, what is the benefit? I have to answer these questions every day, and its a good problem to have in my profession. Lets explore these questions one step at a time. A chiropractor is a physician who specializes in manual medicine seeking to reduce pain and improve function. We do this by stretching sore muscles, mobilizing stiff joints, reducing pressure on sensitive neurological structures and restoring the integrity of the musculoskeletal system. We do all of this without surgery or drugs, and we get amazing results. Patients who seek chiropractic treatments experience less pain, improved sports performance and increased function in their daily activities. Most people will tell you that visiting a chiropractor is scary, or that you should see a real doctor. Let me ask you this: if you have a toothache, would you go to your foot doctor? Or if you had a broken leg, would you visit your dentist? Of course not. That would be very scary, and you would have a negative experience. But if you wake up with a stiff neck, or you get a back injury at work, or you pull a muscle in the gym you should seek treatment from a musculoskeletal physician a real doctor that specializes in biomechanical injuries. You should see a Chiropractor. Just like any other avenue of medicine, there are a lot of different types of chiropractors. Some specialize in specific treatment protocols, some specialize in treating certain conditions, and even more specialize in family health and wellness. Regardless of your diagnosis, there is one out there that will suit you and I recommend being proactive. Get established with a chiropractor you like, have them check out any aches or pains and let them tell you their opinion. You dont have to have an injury for a consultation. You can go in for a wellness visit which is very beneficial so that your doctor can evaluate you at a regular level of function. Dont wait for that day when you help your neighbor move a couch and you throw out your back and cant move for a week. Dont wait for the day when you get rear-ended on the way home from the store and you have neck pain every morning. Parents please dont wait for your youth baseball player to blow out his or her shoulder after complaining for weeks that they are sore. Start early. Be proactive. Get a specialist on your team that can handle these situations so you dont have to visit a surgeon. Chiropractic care is very beneficial for patients experiencing general pain or stiffness, and it is very specific curative treatment for many acute, biomechanical conditions. If you have not been evaluated by a chiropractor, why not? What are you waiting for? Do something to improve your physical health and wellness and start with a chiropractic visit today.
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